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Ian Mahan, Molly Coleman, Caroline York - 7PM | $12

  • Uncommon Ground (EDGEWATER) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)


A Colorado transplant from small-town Illinois, singer-songwriter Ian Mahan has spent the last decade writing and performing music for the sole purpose of connecting to his audience. His acoustic-style songs, with melodies ranging from mellow to upbeat, are marked by characteristic lyrical vulnerability. Though he attended piano lessons from a young age, Ian did not find his true instrumental passion until his 18-year- old self picked up a guitar. Ian’s high school and college years were spent exploring music in the form of countless different bands, ultimately, establishing himself as a solo artist in 2008. In 2011, Ian produced his first, self-titled EP with his drummer, band director and long-time friend, JD Raab. Four years later, Ian released "Tiger Lily,” his sophomore album which marries the singer-songwriter genre with pop-style, electronic elements. Released earlier this year, Ian’s six-song EP, “Rockford,” showcases his evolving musical style grounded in emotional transparency and whispery acoustics. The album is a collection of curated songs that highlight life’s joys and miseries – inspired by breakups, Rocky Balboa and everything in between. Ian has performed with notable artists such as Ryan Adams, Leon Bridges, Vanessa Carlton, Howie Day, Nina Storey, The Rocket Summer, Parachute, Stu Larsen, Tyler Hilton, Christina Perri and Joe Brooks.

Molly Coleman is a Chicago based singer-songwriter who draws much of her inspiration from the music that raised her. Raised on music spanning from Wilco to Joni Mitchell to Prince, Molly’s music sits in the realm of indie-folk rock, but you can also hear some jazz and soul influences peeking through. Molly’s debut album “the color of mustard” is available everywhere. Find out more on and follow on social media @mollycolemanmusic.

Caroline York is a musician from the Western Suburbs of Chicago. After a lifetime of classical training and a degree from Taylor University in flute performance, she is now focused on her real love of singing/ songwriting.