Category Archives: Chicago

Events Happening in Chicago

Acquired Taste

Join the movement to help revive the Chicago Country Music Festival and catch some free country music this Friday! As we prepare for the upcoming country music day at the annual Taste of Chicago festival, one can’t help to think about the days gone past. In early 2011, the once independent Chicago Country Music Festival… Continue Reading

Katie Quick: “Valley Between Love”

Katie Quick to debut new album May 10; celebrate its release at Joe’s Bar on May 14. This former Chicago Public Schools teacher turned Nashville recording artist, Katie Quick, is no stranger to Country Music Chicago. From her early days playing for Yard Fulla Cars here in Chicagoland, to her move to Nashville to pursue… Continue Reading

Boys are Back in Town

Boys are Back in Town

Concert Alert: David Nail at Joe’s Bar; Jake Owen at the Sears Centre. Bound for Chicagoland to warm up your February nights, these hunky country music stars are capable of revving anyone’s motor. So on Friday, it’s down to what you’re into!  The longhaired, dark-eyed Jake Owen is set to return to the northwest suburban… Continue Reading

From way up dare!

From way up dare!

Concert Alert: Josh Thompson with Jason Jones at Joe’s Bar – January 15 // 8:30PM Josh Thompson cracked open his country music stardom with a debut single titled, “Beer on the Table,” which climbed its way into top 10 on the country music charts back in spring of 2010. Considering this singer/songwriter made his way… Continue Reading

Way More Country Than That

Way More Country Than That

Concert Alert: Easton Corbin at Joe’s Bar – January 7 // 8:30PM While other country “startups” today might not be modeling the “country twang” this genre is probably best known for, there’s one Floridian that’s sticking’ to the standards. Easton Corbin broke into the country radio scene back in April of 2008 with his debut… Continue Reading

Our time at the Old Town

Our time at the Old Town

For country music, finding information on its history can be pretty cut and dry. By searching a few keywords on the web, you’ll most likely end up in Nashville, Tennessee, exploring the websites of major institutions’ such as the Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For… Continue Reading

Country fun for everyone

Country fun for everyone

FESTIVAL ALERT: The annual Chicago Country Music Festival will return to Chicago’s lakefront – this year in Millennium Park – boasting a lineup as unique and diverse as the very city it’s named after. From the ’90 country staple Clint Black and Illinois’ own “redneck woman” Gretchen Wilson to newcomers Love & Theft and crossover… Continue Reading

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