OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Homegrown Residency: Oux w/ Just Jax & Pleasures - 8PM | $10
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Oux w/ Just Jax & Pleasures - 8PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO BLACK & PINK.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, Oux has chosen to support Black and Pink, which is a non-profit group whose mission it is to “abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV who are affected by that system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.”


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Oux is a Chicago/LA based, experimental hip-hop/pop duo influenced by artists like Bjork, Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean and SOPHIE. They released their first single “i sleep skeptical,” in January of 2018, and followed it up with a second single “mosquito bites,” in March of 2018. They began performing live at Chicago house shows and venues in August of 2018 when Natalie Finamore moved to Chicago from LA.


Just Jax is the solo project of Jax Ovalle, the Zad Zaddy of Chicago who is here to remind y’all that things may hurt but at least we are stay cute!


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pleasures is a psychedelic soul band from Chicago, featuring band members who’ve played with Mykele Deville, wavy id, Oux, and King Median. Since they started at the beginning of the year, they’ve been writing music fit equally for lounging or dancing. With an affinity for vintage keyboards and analog recordings, pleasures is laid-back music you can groove to.


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RJ Redline w/ Jae Deco & Joz - 8PM | $10
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

RJ Redline w/ Jae Deco & Joz - 8PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


RJ Redline (Born Robert John Redline) jumped head first into the life of an entertainer at the early age of fifteen. Things kicked off quickly when RJ began playing the heavy metal scene of metro Detroit circa 2012; fronting the band A Sudden Sundown. Staying true to its fast and loose nature; the band eventually went its separate ways. This left RJ with the opportunity to explore forms of art that felt more personal. RJ’s career took a turn for the unexpected when he moved to Chicago. RJ quickly took to acting and writing as new powerful mediums to express his ideas. However; the ball always rolled back to music. Nothing could give the young artist the fulfillment and joy that came with sharing music with others. Presently; RJ writes and performs music under his own name, collaborating with a variety of talented artists, and sharing his voice with the world.


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Jae Deco is a pop singer-songwriter from chicago. He’s produced a cover video for his YouTube channel every week since 2018 and loves to create visuals for his art. Jae’s sultry, seductive tunes will not only be stuck in your head for days, but also give you an amazing emotional experience.


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Joz is a musician from Minnesota but making a name for herself here in Chicago over the past 2 years. She has a pop/alternative style of music.


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Ian George + the Well, Todd Kessler - 8PM | $10
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Ian George + the Well, Todd Kessler - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


A frisky and flamboyantly charismatic whipper-snapper of a young man (occasionally flaunting an enormously overgrown orange beard), Ian George is really just a simple folk singer who takes great fancy in playing around kitchen tables being ridiculous, and snacking. For a decade Ian has been writing and singing songs for a handful of bands ever since the pivotal moment of being mangled and tasered by three brutally aggressive Eugene, Oregon police officers. After leaving the front-lines of activism behind, he turned to homesteading and minstreling as a form of activism. "I believe in music and stories, I believe they change the world," says Ian, often. Ian is somewhat frighteningly slender (openly vocalized mostly by his mother) and enjoys performing shoe-less and sweater-full. The crowds really enjoy his ballerina frolic through the kitchen adorned with nothing but his daughter's tutu story. If Ian was good enough and could make enough money playing as an Irish fiddler, he would.. But since he's not (not yet) he instead frontiers the Contemporary-Art-Folk-Music world, happily.


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Calling Todd Kessler a singer/songwriter simply wouldn’t do him justice. The rising folk-rock star is the consummate storyteller, with a remarkable ability to take listeners on a winding, wonderful, and introspective journey through the depths of the human experience. Influenced by artists like Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Ryan Adams and David Gray, Kessler continues to evolve into the bold storyteller he’s always wanted to be.“I like to call myself a realistic optimist,” says Kessler. “I will always tend to see the bright side of things but don’t shy away when things get real.”


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Dan McGuinness w/ Jim Green & Jodi Walker - 8PM | $10
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Dan McGuinness w/ Jim Green & Jodi Walker - 8PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Dan McGuinness’s voice harkens a listener's memory back to a time when Blue Eyed Soul ruled the radio. McGuinness was no longer Chicago's best kept secret when he re-located to the Black Hills in 2014. 

In January 2016, McGuinness took over on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, fronting bassist Stu Cook & drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford’s legendary touring group, Creedence Clearwater Revisited. [Cook & Clifford are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section and co-founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival]. 

In addition to his original music, McGuinness keeps busy as an actor and voiceover/radio & sports broadcaster as well as his radio podcast, Danimal Planet Radio.


Deciding that the well-worn paths that other musicians adhere to were not the proper routes for his own creativity, Chicago native Jim Green creates relaxing and reflective to exciting and percussively driven solo finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals in a fresh and compelling way. Influenced by many different genres such as Rock, Folk, New Age and World, he utilizes unusual guitar tunings while incorporating percussive rhythms, harmonics, and finger-tapping with a piano-like approach that is both musically and visually stimulating.


Jodi Walker has been a performing in and around Chicago since moving to Oak Park in 2009. She performs as a solo artist with the Jodi Walker Project in addition to her bands: Significant Others, Rainy Day Women with Naomi Ashley and Jenny Bienemann and The Zimmerman, a Bob Dylan tribute band. Jodi began her career as a jazz and funk vocalist in NYC and those influences run through her writing, as well as the more recent influence of Chicago's folk and Americana sound.


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Gardiner Quintet & Gary
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Gardiner Quintet & Gary

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


The Gardiner Quintet is a Chicago based group of musicians and composers who perform throughout the city regularly. All students of Elmhurst College, these jazz musicians are some of the city’s up and coming sounds in jazz.


Gary is a bassless jazz/experimental trio with the intentions of pushing the boundaries of improvised music and providing good vibes. Founded in Chicago by Guitarist Jack Macklin in 2018, Gary consists of Connor Mannebach on Keyboard, Jeremy Benshish on Drums and Cymbals, and Jack Macklin on Guitar. Drawing inspiration from jazz artists like Pat Metheny and Joe Farrell and hip hop artists such as Noname and Isaiah Sharkey, Gary brings a fresh original perspective to Chicago’s most cutting edge modern music.


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Twinspur w/ Andrews', Jae Deco - 7PM | $10
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Twinspur w/ Andrews', Jae Deco - 7PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Twinspur is a 5 piece band from north Chicago and Evanston. They play alternative rock/jazz/funk/punk band with a very distinct sound.


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Andrews’ is an Indie Pop Artist based in Nashville,TN. The music is rooted in songwriting and draws from the creative collaboration of producers/across the country. andrews' will be releasing an EP in the summer of 2019, and will continue working on new music and making pop up live appearances. He hopes to continue reaching a broader audience with his music.


Jae Deco is a pop singer-songwriter from chicago. He’s produced a cover video for his YouTube channel every week since 2018 and loves to create visuals for his art. Jae’s sultry, seductive tunes will not only be stuck in your head for days, but also give you an amazing emotional experience.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Homegrown Residency: Oux w/ SuperKnova & Morgan Gold - 8PM | $10
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Oux w/ SuperKnova & Morgan Gold - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO BLACK & PINK.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, Oux has chosen to support Black and Pink, which is a non-profit group whose mission it is to “abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV who are affected by that system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.”


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Oux is a Chicago/LA based, experimental hip-hop/pop duo influenced by artists like Bjork, Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean and SOPHIE. They released their first single “i sleep skeptical,” in January of 2018, and followed it up with a second single “mosquito bites,” in March of 2018. They began performing live at Chicago house shows and venues in August of 2018 when Natalie Finamore moved to Chicago from LA.


SuperKnova is a Chicago-based transgender musician who creates Queer Pop, a unique sound that incorporates hip-hop inspired drums, driving synths, and virtuosic guitar solos. She writes about identity, queerness and the struggle of being your authentic self.


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Morgan Gold is a 20 year old up-and-coming pop/R&B artist from Chicago, IL. Her sound has often been described as nostalgic, electrifying, and groovy. Morgan’s wide variety of old and current inspirations has pushed her to innovate her musical abilities into a unique sound that has a little something for every listener. In just under a year, Morgan has released three EP’s, along with two singles.


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D'Zhari w/ Leanna Nicole & S.O.S - 8PM | $10
Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

D'Zhari w/ Leanna Nicole & S.O.S - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Making her debut as a solo artist, Chicago Singer-Songwriter D’Zhari is breaking into the music scene creating a new wave of music. Her sound is a fusion of genres drawing from her R&B/Soul, Jazz, and Pop influences from the likes of her musical inspirations Jill Scott, Anita Baker, Lauryn Hill, Beyonce, and Lianne la Havas just to name a few. Her smooth and subtly powerful vocals create the perfect soul food along with her fresh and raw lyricism. This was shown in her recent single release "Soul Searching ft. Femdot" which is available on all digital platforms. D'Zhari aims to lift the spirits of her audience through the vibes she creates with her art.


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Leanna Nicole is an up and coming performer from River Forest, IL. She loves to combine elements of jazz, blues, and more contemporary style to emphasize her unique voice. Leanna Nicole takes inspiration from Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, and other great singers to help her create her own sound. Though she only has a few original songs right now, she is working everyday on her vocal performance by performing at open mics and anything else that she can. Leanna hopes to continue growing as an artist and eventually have her own 7-9 piece band.


Chicago based singer-songwriter, S.O.S, has a way of connecting with her audience with her radiant energy and natural charisma. She has grown from her experiences to develop her own type of soul. S.O.S believes that she can be feminine and earthy, while still empowering audiences to find their own confidence and joy through their own art forms. She is not afraid to touch on heavy subjects in her lyrics, but always wants to leave her audience feeling more positive and uplifted than how they came.


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Bat Hawk & Three For All - 8PM | $10
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Bat Hawk & Three For All - 8PM | $10

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Bat Hawk, led by composer/instrumentalist Devin Clara, is a jazz quintet comprised of musicians hailing from Chicago. Their music draws from combined elements of progressive rock forms and modern jazz elements that culminate into character driven music that is at times energetic and intense, and other times hypnotic and otherworldly.


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Three For All is a trio based in Chicago, IL. While rooted in the jazz tradition, they bring a fresh approach to the music. With the ability to play classic jazz arrangements as well as modern and original material, their music encompasses a wide variety of styles, feels, and emotions, and as exemplified in their recordings, can utilize the organ for a more soulful flare. Consistent members of the group, award winning composer, guitarist, and vocalist Ariel Glassman and talented drummer for groups such as Visceral Trio and Ararat Daniel Beckwith, met at the esteemed DePaul University School of Music, where they are mentored by some of Chicago’s finest jazz musicians. Each of the musicians perform regularly throughout Chicago and the suburbs at an array of venues with experience throughout the country performing in states such as Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri, California, Kansas, and Tennessee


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Jillian Francis - 8PM | $12
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jillian Francis - 8PM | $12

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Chicago-native, Jillian Francis is a singer/songwriter who has dedicated the last decade to building her musical vision. Her voice is rooted in country and 70's classic rock as her parents exposed her to those at a young age. As she grew up her heart drove her to the stories behind the music. Inspired by Bob Dylan, Alanis Morrisette, and John Mayer, Jillian matches powerfully honest lyrics with uplifting melodies to create a safe place for her community to reflect and let go.

Since moving to Los Angeles, Jill has completely immersed herself into her craft. Working in the music industry by day and in the studio by night, Jillian has been fully focused on completing her debut EP with the help of talented songwriters and producers. She will be releasing her debut single on August 29th, 2019.


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A Boy Is A Gun: featuring LyriQ The Misfit, Kennyflowers & Leo Mantra - 8PM | $10
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

A Boy Is A Gun: featuring LyriQ The Misfit, Kennyflowers & Leo Mantra - 8PM | $10

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Creative Process is celebrating creative black boys. Inspired by the Tyler The Creator track "A Boy Is a Gun", these artists are "So Muthuf**kin' Dangerous" with sounds that hit right in your chest. Creative Process Presents: A Boy is Gun.

Curated By: Sierra Hill


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Leo Mantra, rapper, singer, song-writer from the great city of Chicago. Creativity, music in particular, has been the driving force in his life since childhood. His junior year of high school brought about his first recorded song that he was proud enough of to release publicly. Since then, he's only been getting more skilled and more determined. His influences can be summed up as a melting pot of genres from Billy Joel & QUEEN to Kid Cudi & Kanye. Ever-evolving, tinkering, and developing his sound, Mantra is on a fast track to success.


Chicago born and raised, singer and song writer Kendall Oliver is nothing short of Unique. An ambitious Columbia University Advertising student and active performer (previously in The “Elbow Room”, Amfm, Refugee lounge, and many more) Kendall is breaking new boundaries and pushing himself to become the best musician he can be. Writing since his childhood, Kendall owes his love for music from his family piano and giving show-topping performances at local talent shows. With dance moves comparable to Michael Jackson and a voice that caught the attention of many, everyone could see his potential to stardom. This self-taught piano player and songwriter cultivated his latest project “Rapping about Rapping” where he details his experiences of being a budding artist in today’s generation. It is available now on Itunes, Spotify, and Tidal.


LyriQ The Misfit Is a West side, Chicago Native. Pushing the boundaries of not only his music but the thinking process of his audience. All of his music is based on self-discovery in relation to things around him.


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Vanity Vibes Showcase - 8PM | $10
Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

Vanity Vibes Showcase - 8PM | $10

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Tevo is a DIY Artist from the North side of Chicago. All music is written, performed, and produced by Tevo. His debut album 11:11 is available on all streaming platforms.



24 year old multifaceted artist, Chicago born and raised. Music is Asijah Marie’s second language.


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Chris Allison is an aspiring musician. Chris plays multiple instruments and sings as well. He wants to share his music with the world and leave an impact on music.


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Laura Nicholson w/ Erik Rothlind & Cody James - 8PM | $10
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Nicholson w/ Erik Rothlind & Cody James - 8PM | $10

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When you have a dream that won’t leave you alone, it can be terrifying and sometimes it’s not easy to say out loud. But when singer-songwriter/artist, Laura Nicholson finally shed the fear and made the move to Nashville, TN to pursue her passion for music and songwriting, the doors began to open immediately.


The up-and-coming songstress brings her positive, adventurous approach to life into her songs. Her lyrics are sweet, uninhibited, and raw.

Over the past 3 years, Laura Nicholson has been writing and honing her craft in Music City. Her songs have landed her exclusive gigs including a sold-out showcase called "Girls Of Nashville" which features up and coming artist in town. She also made her Bluebird Cafe Debut last February. Now, the young artist is focusing on touring the country to promote her new project coming out this Fall. You won't want to miss the heartfelt songs and captivating voice of Laura Nicholson.


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Erik lives in Chicago and makes music.


The solo venture of Cody James is the culmination of over 20 years of playing guitar, most of which were spent with various rock and punk groups around his native area of Oshkosh, WI. At age 7 he received his first guitar, and since playing his first live show at 14 he's been an active guitarist, singer, songwriter, and band leader. Now, at 30, he's toured the country. 2019 will see the release of two EPs, his debut 'Bridge The Gap' and the follow up 'Start Climbing'. The former was recorded throughout 2018, the latter is currently in the process.


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Punting Baxter w/ ANDIE & Such Jam Much Chill - 8PM | $10
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Punting Baxter w/ ANDIE & Such Jam Much Chill - 8PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Punting Baxter are an indie rock band that formed in the basements of DePaul’s music school. The group sounds like a combination of Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and a flavor of the Talking Heads. They have covered many genres ranging from punk to jazz-rock throughout their development as musicians. Punting Baxter's current sound is much softer than previous iterations, with inspiration from artists like Mac Demarco.


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ANDIE is a singer-songwriter new to the Chicago scene. With her sharp lyrics & sultry voice, she creates a uniquely atmospheric environment. She is currently attending Columbia College Chicago to pursue a degree in Contemporary Music. Her first EP, “Night Show”, is available on all music platforms. Her 2nd EP, “Over It”, will be available spring 2019.


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Such Jam Much Chill is a Chicago lofi jam band that will get your feet off the floor at the drop of a hat. Led by multi-instrumentalist Isaiah Sanderman, the quartet plays a spectrum from sax driven jazzy hip hop instrumentals to mellow pop tunes with vocals. The versatile group formed from years of working in the underground music scene, and a desire to bring the best of those experiences to more people. Drawing influence from The Grateful Dead, Vulfpeck, Lettuce, Fat Night, Stevie Wonder, Snarky Puppy, Noname, and tons of great local music, the band instantly turns any room into the kind of party you want to be at.


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Matt Super w/ Eleni Iglesias & Rioghnach Robinson - 7PM | $10
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Matt Super w/ Eleni Iglesias & Rioghnach Robinson - 7PM | $10

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Matt Super likes to play his guitar and sing some songs and hopes you like it too. He's trying to fail a little less each time.


Eleni Iglesias is just your average singer/songwriter trying to sprinkle a little more love in your Saturday evening.


Rioghnach Robinson was trained as a classical pianist starting at age 3 and wandered slowly into singing over the following dozen years. She likes weird lyrics and 80s vocalists, and her influences are an inexplicable mix of Chopin and My Chemical Romance and Hozier. By day she writes books under the pen name Riley Redgate and can be found muttering to herself about adverbs in public places.


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Jared Jones w/ Chris Riffle & Robin West - 7PM | $10
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Jared Jones w/ Chris Riffle & Robin West - 7PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Jared Jones is a Chicago based singer-songwriter born and raised in Philadelphia PA. Drawing on his deep emotions and life experiences Jared writes and performs songs of love, loss, and everything in between. Best described as acoustic pop, Jared’s songs tug on the heart strings while forcing you to move and groove to the beat; A beat he creates with just his guitar and loop pedal. Using his loop pedal, Jared transforms himself from a single acoustic guitar playing singer songwriter to a full band complete with rhythm, lead and rhythm guitar, background vocals, and many other sounds. Jared’s genuine emotion and raw authenticity make him a breath of fresh air in an industry dominated by disingenuous clout chasing.


Since the release of his last album, Out of Town, Chris Riffle has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Blood Orange, Joan As Police Woman; embarked on a national tour supporting Heather Nova; and toured Germany & Belgium. "One of the more sophisticated singer-songwriters on the Lower East Side." -THE NEW YORKER


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Robin West is a native Chicagoan, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter - coming back to the stage after a 2 year hiatus.

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GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Elysia Marie, Nick Scarpinato, Katelynn Tomney - 8PM | $8
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Elysia Marie, Nick Scarpinato, Katelynn Tomney - 8PM | $8


$8 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Nick Scarpinato is an acoustic singer/songwriter based out of Midlothian, IL. He started writing songs after he got his first guitar before his freshmen year of high school, and he's been writing songs ever since! He attended and graduated from Millikin University in May of 2018 with a Bachelor's of Music in Commercial Music with a vocal emphasis, and in his time there he recorded his first full-length album: With Regards... From Far Away! In the past, he's played shows of all kinds in venues big and small, including a gig at the House of Blues in downtown Chicago! He currently resides with his family in the Chicago suburb of Midlothian, and is always searching for more musical opportunities in and out of the area!


New York City native recent transplant to Chicago. Kate formed 4Blackroses in NYC and moved abroad to Seoul, SK to follow her urge to travel. While there, she met a group of talented musicians who worked together in a tight knit musical community. Upon return, moving to Chicago she also found this same vibe in the Chicago music community. She is currently writing and recording her third album out in January 2020. People say her music reminds her of Portishead/Fiona Apple/ Grace Slick. She can be found playing around Chicago solo, as a duo, or with full band -bass drums guitar vocals. Stay tuned!


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Stray Local - 8pm | $10
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Stray Local - 8pm | $10


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Stray Local is the indie folk pop husband-and-wife songwriting duo of Jamie Rowen and Hannah Lomas based in Wilmington, North Carolina. The pair performs a bouquet of indie sounds punctuated by rich vocal harmonies, catchy guitar riffs, and well crafted melodies woven with hints of their folk beginnings and pop sensibilities and released their debut EP Passenger in 2018.

When the couple is not writing or performing as Stray Local they are running the roads and trails along thier tour route, competing in 5ks through marathons and even obstacle course races. In March 2019, they will be launching the Stray Local "Run Wild" campaign inspiring healthy living and an active lifestyle partnering with local run clubs throughout the country and rolling out their Run Wild activewear line.


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Grace Blackford w/ Cassidy Rae & Matt Garvin - 8PM | $10
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Grace Blackford w/ Cassidy Rae & Matt Garvin - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Grace Blackford is a Chicago-based vocalist, lyricist and composer. The jazz-trained artist allows her knowledge of the genre to influence her work while incorporating elements of other genres such as R&B and pop. The result? Soulful, original music laced with complex emotion and vulnerability. Grace released her first EP, ‘Home,’ in 2018 and her second EP, ‘Alterations,’ (a collaboration project with producer Zeke Akeem) in February 2019. She is currently working on her first full length album.


Cassidy Rae was born in Rockford, IL and has been singing since she can remember. As a child, she was constantly humming tunes throughout the house and in the classrooms, even so much it got her in trouble at school. She attended Auburn High School in Rockford, IL to be in the city’s well known Creative and Performing Arts program choir. She would sing wherever she could, performing in school talent shows and competing in karaoke contests in her early years.


Matt Garvin is a 24-year-old Chicago-based singer and guitar player from Wheaton, Illinois. Combining inspiration from a variety of artists such as Nile Rodgers, Andrew Bird, and The Killers, Matt builds his songs on a rock-solid foundation of hard hitting guitar lines and captivating vocals. He sings his disarmingly personal lyrics from the heart, and every feeling comes through in his live performances.


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BEATMAKERS CHICAGO - 3:30 | FREE
Sep
15
3:30 PM15:30

BEATMAKERS CHICAGO - 3:30 | FREE

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Be sure to see the instructions to getting involved!

Full food and beverage menu will be available for order


Similar to an Open Mic for beat makers, and inspired by the BeatMakers event series in Taipei Taiwan, Come check out BeatMakers Chicago! Follow the instructions below to participate in the BeatCypher and bring your own work for the Open Workshop to play and discuss! All levels are welcome! Beats due May 24th!

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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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The Wild Rumors w/ Hayes & Conner & Amira Lombard - 8PM | $10
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Wild Rumors w/ Hayes & Conner & Amira Lombard - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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The Wild Rumors are a songwriting duo from Chicago. Kathryn Lachey and Josh Murtha write soulful, rootsy, lyric-forward songs. Their debut album is set for release on October 9, 2019.


Hayes and Conner are independent musicians from Chicago. The duo creates albums that explore the depth of relationships, emotions and how to find meaning in an increasingly complex world. Filled with sorrow and joy, the unavoidable highs and lows of the space between, each album is a story, part of the journey of learning to trust, love and become.


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Amira Lombard is a singer songwriter based out of Richmond, Virginia. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where her passion for music began. Daughter of a singer, songwriter, Amira had innate calling to create music. She has appeared on various stages across the United States and is currently working on releasing her first album.


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Ben Lubeck (of Farewell Milwaukee) album release with Will Phalen - 7pm | $10
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Lubeck (of Farewell Milwaukee) album release with Will Phalen - 7pm | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL


Upon releasing his first solo album, Rented Rooms, Minneapolis singer-songwriter Ben Lubeck received praise for the quiet power, emotion and substance behind the 2016 release. Written as an act of reconciliation towards his father while contemplating his own newfound status as a dad, the album “carried years of heartache in the notes...with primal howls and words that cut deep (City Pages).”

This year, Lubeck is rolling out a few singles - the first new music since his debut release. Now a father of two, his life has shifted focus, but the introspective messages in his songs are as strong as ever. On tracks ‘For You Again’ (April 2019) and ‘Mrs Bluebird’ (May 2019) the intense passion that comes from being a father is poignantly portrayed in the honesty and rawness of the songs.

Lubeck is a founding member of Farewell Milwaukee who have received national acclaim, song placement on major network television, supported bands such as the Lumineers, and had their songs featured on compilations alongside Mumford & Sons, Adele and Amos Lee. He has released four albums with the band over the last decade, frequently working with longtime producer and collaborator Brad Bivens who produced Lubeck’s latest singles.


Chicago-based songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Will Phalen has spent the last decade re-imagining the sound of Midwestern Folk Rock. Drinking from the fountains of twangy Americana, sixties psychedelia, ambient electronica and classic rock n roll, Will has developed a voice and a sound that is warmly familiar while still maintaining a fierce independence and a penchant for sonic innovation.

In his efforts as a bandleader, solo artist, and producer he's worked on over 20 records, released four critically-acclaimed studio albums, and written hundreds of songs. His recordings have been played on radio stations worldwide, his songs have been featured in television shows, and he's preparing to release a new full length band album this winter in addition to a solo EP of recordings made during his residency at the Salem Monastery in Germany this past summer.


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Morgan Gold w/ Caesar Gorgeous & Shellz - 7PM | $10
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Morgan Gold w/ Caesar Gorgeous & Shellz - 7PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Morgan Gold is a 20 year old up-and-coming pop/R&B artist from Chicago, IL. Her sound has often been described as nostalgic, electrifying, and stimulating. Morgan’s wide variety of old and current inspirations has pushed her to innovate her musical abilities into a unique sound that has a little something for every listener. In just under a year, Morgan has released three EP’s, along with two singles. Since her first release in March of 2018, her total combined streaming numbers have hit just over 11,000. Throughout the year, Morgan has worked to push her songwriting and artistry to new heights. Her live performances showcase her engaging stage presence, backed by a voice that audiences have described as, “powerful" and "unforgettable”. Her latest project, I’ve Seen Enough, I Know What It Does, debuted a dark, thunderous new wave of contemporary pop, cracking the fourth wall between her and her listeners. The heavy six-track project was released in May 2019, and is available to listen to on all streaming platforms.


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Caesar Gorgeous is a Chicago-based rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer. Working in tandem with producer and engineer, J. Khaga, Caesar blends catchy melodies and layered rhymes to pioneer the next evolution in the hip-hop soundscape. Trained as a sound designer and audio engineer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Caesar also spotlights audio detail through his progressive production choices. Caesar Gorgeous recently released his debut project, Perception, through his She So Gorgeous, LLC and was named a semi-finalist for the 2019 International Songwriting Competition.


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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A Girl Named Genny - 7PM | $10
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

A Girl Named Genny - 7PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


A Girl Named Genny is based in Rochester, NY. The band incorporates traditional folk instruments to produce a new sound that encompasses several genres and styles. Dynamic instrumentation and upbeat melodies drive this high energy Americana band, however, breaking down sets to create intimate tender moments is always a promise. Their self-titled EP was released April 29th 2017, and most recently the group released their first full-length record in May 2018. They have played all over upstate New York, and toured through the midwest in October of 2018. The band has played with acts such as Driftwood, Upstate, Aqueous, Dirty Blanket, David Mayfield, Folkfaces, The Honey Smugglers, Aaron Lipp, and The Crooked North.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Owoso w/ Dance Bullies & Will Mackie-Jenkins - 8PM | $10
Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

Owoso w/ Dance Bullies & Will Mackie-Jenkins - 8PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Owoso is a Louisville based indie rock band with heavy 70s folk rock influences. The group of multi-instrumentalists emphasize eclecticism and introspection and, despite having strong pop sensibilities, do not shy from experimentation.


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Dance Bullies has been brewing for some time now. Songwriter Colleen Harvey has been writing bits and pieces of songs her entire life. Some of her first memories were of lyrics floating through her head. The more they came, the more she realized that she needed to get them out. Fast forward to 2012. A random chance encounter lead her to Katie Bender (Medicine Bear and the Herbal Remedies.) An immediate connection to music, life, and laughter was made, and from there, the Dance Bullies began their journey.


Will Mackie-Jenkins is a Chicago-based artist. His music focuses on narrative lyricism and building dynamics to combine a folk sensibility with an indie rock intensity. Over the past several years, he has released an EP and several singles, both independently as well as on Chicago- and New York-based labels. He has toured throughout the country both solo and with his three-piece band.


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Denise La Grassa - 6PM | $10
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Denise La Grassa - 6PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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"Rockin' The Castle Theatre" is the latest release to showcase Denise La Grassa’s reputation in Chicago and now central Illinois as a talented songwriter and soulful vocalist of immense power and feeling. Her 2009 album "April Dreams" received critical praise from numerous outlets, including Jim DeRogatis of NPR's Sound Opinions. "The Blues Ain't a Color" followed up with even more powerful songs dealing with race and society's maligned. Denise is heading into the studio this summer to record an album of new songs inspired by today's political unrest and the #metoo movement. "Sunshine in the Toxic Ballroom" and "Pieces of Peace" from "Rockin' the Castle Theatre" are hints of what's to come.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Will Solomon w/ Lucy Isabel - 8PM | $10
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Will Solomon w/ Lucy Isabel - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Will's love for music started in the backseat of a red 1980s Beretta. There he was first inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and Bruce Hornsby. Will spent his early twenties in the hills of Appalachia, studying jazz and playing ultimate frisbee. Soon after, his desire to grow as a songwriter led him to Nashville, where he resided for half a decade playing with artists such as Johnnyswim and Holly Williams. Will moved home to Kentucky in 2012, where he met his wife and reconnected with his early influences. His 2016 debut release, The Pelican and the Herring, hit #9 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. Will is currently working on a concept album entitled, Blue Earth. White Sun. Red Mars. set to release in the Fall of 2019.


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Equally inspired by the Americana community of her Nashville home and the boardwalk culture of her native New Jersey, Lucy Isabel introduces herself as a road-ready songwriter with her debut album, Rambling Stranger. Like the title suggests, Rambling Stranger finds Isabel on the move, taking stock of her world as it unfolds outside of the car windshield at highway speed. She's been a traveling musician for years, ever since she shelved an acting career in New York City and moved to Tennessee.


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Kevin Farris & Shawn Butzin - 6PM | $10
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Kevin Farris & Shawn Butzin - 6PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Kevin Farris is a singer/songwriter from Chicagoland.


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Shawn Butzin will captivate you immediately with his music. Based out of Traverse City, Michigan, Shawn quickly became an up and coming singer-songwriter in the Michigan music scene. On August 2017, he released his debut solo album titled Northern Trails. The album was featured in Relix Magazine, on national podcasts, music blogs, and radio airwaves. According to No Depression, """If you're looking for some fun, you'll want to hop on-board with Shawn's music."" In June of 2018", Shawn released his sophomore album, an EP, titled Adventures. Twangri-LA says, """Adventures is too short. It's so good that it leaves us wanting more, and that's actually a good thing."" If you're looking for that perfect blend of Americana", outlaw country, folk music, Shawn will be sure to deliver nicely.


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Halloween Show w/ Hitsleep, Honeydew Squeeze & Elliot Krull - 8PM | $10
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Halloween Show w/ Hitsleep, Honeydew Squeeze & Elliot Krull - 8PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Hitsleep is an alternative rock band hailing from Chicago, IL. Punches of reggae and pop music make way for a pleasantly unique listening experience.


Honeydew Squeeze is a Blues rock jam band.


Elliot Krull is a member of The Bank Notes, a four piece band from Chicago that brings a unique mix reggae with strange dissonant chord professions.


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We Are The Willows & Fernando House - 8PM | $10
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

We Are The Willows & Fernando House - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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WE ARE THE WILLOWS is an Orchestral Indie Band out of Minneapolis, MN. They craft songs with dynamic and intimacy. At the heart of each song is PETER M. With songs drawing from family history, mental health, and existentialism, Peter's unique countertenor floats over strummed guitar strings to create moments of contemplation and wonder.


Fernando House is the solo project of Santah drummer Steve Plock. The sound of Fernando House is a moody, haunted pop tunes with a psychedelic spin.


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Urban Twang, Echo & Ransom - 7PM | $10
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Urban Twang, Echo & Ransom - 7PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Singer/songwriters Colleen Wild and Jason Benefield met in the early 2000's and quickly became collaborators and friends. After performing together throughout the region, they went their separate ways, had families, and honed their crafts in other projects. In late 2016, they reunited to play a show, which turned into a handful of shows, which eventually became the acoustic duo Echo and Ransom. Since then, they've made a name for themselves for their powerhouse vocals, tight harmonies, honest songwriting, and their ability to engage and entertain a crowd.


Urban Twang is known for their compelling songs and their gorgeous three-part harmonies. Shades of folk, alt-country, Americana, and roots music come together through the dynamic vocals of Trish Clausen, Caroline Cowan and Meaghan Hurley. Founded by Trish Clausen and Max Twang, the band has been producing their brand of Americana for over two decades garnering a fan base that is as indiscriminate as their music. With a resumé that boasts opening for nationally touring acts, songs appearing in indie films, and numerous performances for radio and Television, Urban Twang is still gathering a new generation of fans to enjoy their music. Urban Twang is: Trish Clausen / Lead and Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Harmonica Max Twang / Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin Caroline Cowan/ Harmony and Lead Vocals Meaghan Hurley / Harmony and Lead Vocals Molly Rife / Cello


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 OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
23
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Dec
30
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Tom Benko w/ uuskhy+SiFi - 8PM | $10
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Benko w/ uuskhy+SiFi - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Tom Benko is a Northern Illinois University product studying with Robert Chappell, Greg Beyer, Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis. He spent three summers touring with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and has performed with NorthCoast Academy Percussion Ensemble. Currently, Tom is the percussion specialist at Maine South High School where he teaches applied lessons, directs the percussion ensembles and teaches the percussion methods and application classes. He also performs with Blue Man Group Chicago at the Briar Street Theater as one of their drummers and is the Briar Street Theater Drum School Teacher helping develop new Blue Men specifically with their drumming abilities. His resume includes being a former member of the Chicago Bears Drumline and a current member of The Stampede - the Chicago Bulls percussion ensemble. With Minor Characters, a Chicago based indie rock band, Tom is in the process of releasing ‘We Can’t Be Wrong’ their sophomore LP, set to come out April 6th, 2018. Additionally, he plays with Aurora based folk-pop singer Kevin Presbrey as drummer and multi-instrumentalist. Alongside Kyle Johnson, he is a member of the electro- acoustic percussion duo, Clocktower. Clocktower has toured throughout their home state of Illinois as well as Indianapolis, Nashville, and Dallas giving educational performances and clinics for high schools and universities. As a soloist, Tom combines electrified hammered dulcimer, custom built instruments, hand held percussion, live looping and drum kit to create an eclectic blend of sounds for his solo material. Inspired by and promoting Chicago’s experimental and percussive music scenes, Tom created, curates and hosts Emanation. This live event music series and collective occurs bi-monthly at Century Mallet in the historic Deagan Music Building located in the Ravenswood neighborhood on Chicago’s northside. Tom is an Innovative Percussion Education artist, a Sabian Cymbals endorser, an Etymotic Signature Artist, and a member of Percussive Arts Society.


Joe Meland is a composer, producer, keyboardist, sound designer, audio engineer, teacher, et al.

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Leah Woods & Emma Jayne - 8pm | $10
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Leah Woods & Emma Jayne - 8pm | $10

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Emmy nominated singer-songwriter Emma Jayne can be found everywhere, from Coca Cola campaigns to Justin Bieber fragrance commercials. Her most recent single, "Morning," was premiered on Pride.com and described as a refreshingly comedic critique on hookup culture. For lovers of Sara Bareilles, Carole King, and laughing until you cry.


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Leah Woods is an indie/folk & soul singer/songwriter from Upstate NY. Leah has been touring in her van Tulli around the country playing her songs for the world. skiing, skating and adventuring make up much of the passing time between shows. She strives to use music not only for self expression but as a tool to bring people together and create positive change in the world.

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Jack Sundstrom Collective w/ Powers Project - 8PM | $10
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Jack Sundstrom Collective w/ Powers Project - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Jack Sundstrom is a bassist composer from the suburbs of Chicago. His music blends modern jazz with various popular and world music styles.


Powers Project is a group of young Chicago musicians who play R&B and Funk. The band has been together since January 2019 and consist of 5-10 members. Powers Project has drawn crowds to many great Chicago venues and often features different guest singers/rappers. Its musicians are experienced in many genres and strive to make the audience groove.


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WoodsXBates w/ Miss Jones & Wyatt Wadell - 8PM | $10
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

WoodsXBates w/ Miss Jones & Wyatt Wadell - 8PM | $10

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Emily Woods & Katie Bates met while performing with the Chicago Soul Spectacular in 2018 & have been singing together ever since. Emily has been circulating the Chicago soul & rock scene since 2014 and Katie is a vocalist and songwriter in the Chicago soul/R&B world. This show marks their first collaboration and they bring you an amalgamation of gritty, melodic, honey-soaked tunes with the help of friend Marcus Reese on keys. Marcus is a producer, composer and member of Chicago music collective Midway Moon


Miss Danielle Jones is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Indiana. Her upcoming Indie Jazz EP explores self care, the elements of nature and the trials of depression. She's dedicated to making every song and performance a personal for everyone. Never afraid to test new genres, Miss Danielle Jones plans on using her best instrument to tell stories to all people.


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Wyatt Waddell has been described as Chicago’s Boy Wonder for his complex melodies, exuberant presence, and powerful yet versatile vocal range, which moves seamlessly between the raspy timbre of James Brown to the melodic whimsy of Paul McCartney. Wyatt has been bubbling at the edges of the Chicago underground and is now set to bring his infectious mix of R&B, pop and funk into the music world.


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Homegrown Residency: Oux w/ Bailey Minzenberger, Boye, Cloudtone - 8PM | $10
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Oux w/ Bailey Minzenberger, Boye, Cloudtone - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO BLACK & PINK.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, Oux has chosen to support Black and Pink, which is a non-profit group whose mission it is to “abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV who are affected by that system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.”


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Oux is a Chicago/LA based, experimental hip-hop/pop duo influenced by artists like Bjork, Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean and SOPHIE. They released their first single “i sleep skeptical,” in January of 2018, and followed it up with a second single “mosquito bites,” in March of 2018. They began performing live at Chicago house shows and venues in August of 2018 when Natalie Finamore moved to Chicago from LA.


Dramamine, the title track on Chicago artist Bailey Minzenberger’s most recent album, features ambient, guitar-heavy melodies that fade in and out like a late-night AM radio station. “Who I am writing for? I don’t know”, They ask. In the live show, they’re joined by their full band- Georgia Swinand, Niko Kapetan, and Jack Lickerman, childhood friends now joining forces for an earnest show that embraces nature, life’s big questions, and what to do when you get an answer you weren’t expecting.


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Boye is comprised of Michael "Wren" Theriault and Fiona Rohan, two friends who have nothing better to do than to make tunes and live the best lives. Showing emotion through vulnerability & femininity. Forever Grateful! Chicago queer indie rock pop beauties :-)


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Cloudtone make shimmery rock noises and are based in Chicago.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Cassidy Rae w/ Sunflower Summit & Asia Ward - 8PM | $10
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Cassidy Rae w/ Sunflower Summit & Asia Ward - 8PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Cassidy Rae was born in Rockford, IL and has been singing since she can remember. As a child, she was constantly humming tunes throughout the house and in the classrooms, even so much it got her in trouble at school. She attended Auburn High School in Rockford, IL to be in the city’s well known Creative and Performing Arts program choir. She would sing wherever she could, performing in school talent shows and competing in karaoke contests in her early years. Growing up with an array of music, her sole influences came to be Mariah Carey, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, and many others alike.


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"Hauntingly sweet”, Sunflower Summit is a Chicago based Singer/Songwriter. With her ukulele and her voice, Sunflower Summit is on a mission to be kind and loving and connect on a fundamentally human level. The name “Sunflower Summit” comes from a love for community and flowers; sunflowers are her favorite flowers, and the word summit refers to a space where many meet. Influenced by classical, folk, and pop genres, sunflower summit creates playful, rhythmic ukulele riffs to accent her soprano tone and add color to image-driven lyrics. Her debut record Love Notes is in the making and will be released in the fall.


This is Asia McKenzie's live debut for her original songs and couldn't be more honored to do it at Uncommon Ground! Although this is her first time performing original songs, this is not her first time under the stage lights. Back in May, Asia received her Bachelors degree in Musical Theatre at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Here are 3 things you don't know about Asia: 1. Her favorite artists are Ariana Grande and Beyonce 2. Thrift shopping is her favorite activity and 3. Her number one dream is to be able to create an album that she produced, wrote, and sung by herself. Hope you enjoy! Come and say hi after the show!


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Gentle Temper w/ Verluna & Zion Rodman - 8pm | $10
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Gentle Temper w/ Verluna & Zion Rodman - 8pm | $10


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In 2016 Ryan Meier and Marion Earley split from their respective bands to embark on a new project, Gentle Temper. Self-described as the ocean folk duo, over the course of their formation they explored newer, more intimate musical territory and have woven a new cloak from a stripped, lyrically-driven thread. They find strength in their use of dynamics, swinging from calm to calamity like the tides they often allude to. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies & a steady undercurrent of musical dialogue.

After nearly a year of sporadic trips to Red Bull Arts recording studio in 2017, Gentle Temper have realized their debut album, “Our Warm Red Light”. Released on October 7th, 2018, “Our Warm Red Light” tells the story of two people exercising the boundaries of their comfort and participating in the life of the other. Their story recites the journey of hardship and reward for a fledgling duo determined to grow.


Verluna started in 2015 as the brainchild of singer/songwriter Alex Katsaropoulos. Verluna's debut album, Oku, draws inspiration from the poet Matsuo Basho and combines Americana folk with more experimental writing and production techniques.


"Buttery bass-driven bumpers topped by a smoothly crooning voice, Zion‘s songs go down like sweet barrel-aged bourbon.”

Zion Rodman established himself as a soulful folk-rock musician in Boston. While he lived in New England, he performed at historic folk venues like Club Passim and Caffe Lena, and shared the stage with Ellis Paul and Jeffrey Gaines. Zion has lived in Chicago since the fall of 2017, where he quickly became an integral part of the folk/rock music scene and came out in 1st place at the Uncommon Ground 2018 Open Mic Competition.


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GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Madi Torem, Set Ups, Ryan Smith - 8PM | $8
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Madi Torem, Set Ups, Ryan Smith - 8PM | $8


$8 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Madeline Torem (Madi) is a born and bred Chicagoan/Gemini who is a rising Sophomore at New York University. Growing up with a pianist mother and a harp-slinging father, she spent her childhood trying to choose between their two favorites: The Beatles and The Stones, ultimately drawing inspiration from both. Her first performance was belting out the blues classic "Baby Please Don't Go" at her sister's Bat Mitzvah at the age of four and from then on her passion for performing has only grown.


Set Ups are a new outfit in the Chicago music scene. The project is led by local singer-songwriter Bruce Evers, who has been writing and performing music around Chicago for a while now. The music features eccentric chord progressions and introspective lyrics. Influences span across various genres from indie to metal to electronica.


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Ryan Smith is a piano player and singer who has been in Chicago since February 2019. He arrived from Denver, Colorado after being active in the open mic scene there since 2015. Ryan has been playing piano self-taught since the age of 12, and also enjoys playing clarinet and guitar and more recently, his vocal looping machine. His goal with all of his performances is to connect with his audiences on an intimate level, and to make them smile. One of his favorite skills is that, if Ryan's heard a song before, he can play it. He loves taking requests from the audience from Top 40 and Soundtracks from throughout the years.


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Nick Bisesi Quartet w/ Honey Room - 7PM | $10
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Nick Bisesi Quartet w/ Honey Room - 7PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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The Nick Bisesi Quartet, led by saxophonist Nick Bisesi, showcases original music, as well as deconstructed takes on well-known standards. Bisesi brings his vast array of performing, touring, and composing experience together with this group, which also features Clay Corso on piano, Vinny Kabat on bass, and TJ Thompson on drums.


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Singer Jess Brooks and guitarist Cole Runge are Honey Room, a duo that features harmonically lush, inventive takes on jazz standards, R&B, pop, and original music with a modern flavor.


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Homegrown Residency: Oux w/ special guests Cocoa Green & Joshua Virtue - 8PM | $10
Aug
6
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Oux w/ special guests Cocoa Green & Joshua Virtue - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.

$1 OF EVERY COVER GOES TOWARDS BLACK & PINK.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S. On top of this, 10% of the proceeds go towards a non-profit organization chosen by the resident. This month, Oux has chosen to support Black and Pink, which is a non-profit group whose mission it is to “abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV who are affected by that system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.”


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Oux is a Chicago/LA based, experimental hip-hop/pop duo influenced by artists like Bjork, Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean and SOPHIE. They released their first single “i sleep skeptical,” in January of 2018, and followed it up with a second single “mosquito bites,” in March of 2018. They began performing live at Chicago house shows and venues in August of 2018 when Natalie Finamore moved to Chicago from LA.


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Joshua Virtue is a queer shaman, rapper, and spoken word poet. Joshua Virtue oughta be on anti-depressants. Joshua Virtue is a rap workaholic. 1/2 of Free Snacks. 1/2 of UDABABY. Emotional experiment. Very loud.


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Cocoa Greene embodies a vast collection of sounds. Greene has released their first full length album, "Hypnagogia." Inspired by Dali's "The Persistence of Memory". Hypnagogia follows the journey of romantic love in an unforgiving world. It begins by utilizing spatial textures to illustrate the dream-like state that is falling in love, one that is seemingly free from the restrictions of time. The album matures into a chaotic symphony when the romance meets reality, and crashes in a life that is socially constructed and structured religiously around the clock.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Chris Urquiaga w/ Audrey Q, Jory Avner, Ruth & Ellaine - 7PM | $10
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Urquiaga w/ Audrey Q, Jory Avner, Ruth & Ellaine - 7PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


Chris Urquiaga is a singer-songwriter, pianist, composer, music director, and producer from Silver Spring, Maryland. In August 2018, he released a Latin pop album called “I’m Here”. The album is available in CD form, on iTunes, and on all other music platforms. He performed the CD release concert for his “I’m Here” album at the historic Blues Alley in Washington, DC in August 2018.


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Audrey Q writes and performs cello-fueled pop/rock with a contemporary chamber music aftertaste, combining the sounds of vocals, 3 cellos and drums.


Jory Avner is a singer-songwriter based out of Chicago, Illinois. By blending highly stylized lyricism and guitar with synth/rock soundscapes, he strives to create an atmosphere that is both deeply textured, thought-provoking, introspective, and yet succinct in terms of narratives.


Ruth & Ellaine’s real names are Hannah Ingle and Kerry Sheridan. The two met as member’s of Second City’s house company, and instantly connected over their love of day drinking and talking about their pets. It wasn't long before they started creating music that made them laugh out loud alone in their apartments. They first performed as Ruth & Ellaine at the iO Theatre Musical Comedy Tournament in 2017, where they took home the gold. Since then, they have played shows all over Chicago including Chill as Fuck, Shithole, Chicago Underground Comedy and a showcase for Comedy Central. Ruth & Ellaine’s music is comprised of banjolele, campy guitar, and harmonies so sweet you'll forget they just said the word anal. They like you and they hope you like them too!


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Laura Glyda, Elisabeth Beckwitt - 8pm | $10
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Glyda, Elisabeth Beckwitt - 8pm | $10


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Explosive vocals and rich guitar sounds aren't the only things that catch your attention when Laura Glyda performs. Deep and direct lyrics keep you listening while her confidence in the spotlight keeps you watching. Above all, the Chicago native's songs ring out with truth, and the poetry you can find within that truth. Her latest record, "Radio Ghosts," is a rock album rooted in storytelling that explores the journey from heartbreak to hope and back again.


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"From Lexington, MA to Nashville, TN, Elisabeth Beckwitt has battled anxiety, depression, and addiction. She’s always felt that it’s important to be open and honest about her struggles so that she can encourage others to reach out and seek the help that they might need. Elisabeth pairs her clear, powerful voice with an unapologetically supportive attitude towards her tribe and weaves them together into relatable stories with encapsulating melodies that build an intimate connection with her audience. With her debut EP ’Gray Again” released in 2018 Elisabeth confronted her demons so we could all feel a little more comfortable talking about our own. With her upcoming EP, “Indigo,” Beckwitt is showing us the kind of life we can expect to find on the other side of recovery. A life where we embrace our inner strength and allow ourselves to move past whatever baggage is keeping us from moving forward in both our relationships with others and with ourselves. When she isn’t hosting her monthly showcase, Sad Girl Night, you can catch Elisabeth playing shows locally in Nashville and touring regionally throughout 2019 to promote her upcoming releases."


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Validity Presents Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Tribute - 8PM | $10
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Validity Presents Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Tribute - 8PM | $10


$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Releasing music under the name Validity since 2018, Wesley McKinney strives to produce authentic vocal driven pop rock music. Hints of Queen and Ben Folds blend together to create the sound you can't miss.


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OPEN MIC FINALS (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC FINALS (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE


OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Homegrown Residency: Jacob Tage w/ Cowboy Jackie, Greg Woods, Dominic, and Sarah Marie Young - 8PM | $10
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown Residency: Jacob Tage w/ Cowboy Jackie, Greg Woods, Dominic, and Sarah Marie Young - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.

$1 OF EVERY COVER IS DONATED TO CABRINI-GREEN LEGAL AID.


Homegrown Residency at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering a emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a new emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked musical guests as listeners enjoy beer from Greenstar Brewery, the first all organic brewery in IL, and food from the first 4-star restaurant with a certified organic rooftop farm in the U.S


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Jacob Tage is a corn-grow blues boi who plays funky city-slicker Rock.


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Born and raised in the Windy City. Cowboy Jackie is a self taught acoustic guitarist and singer. He wore his cowboy hat to a local open-mic and was dubbed Cowboy Jackie by the host, his dear friend and fellow performer Jake Pearson. The name stuck.


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Greg Woods is a songwriter based out of Chicago, IL. Formerly of the local band Time & The New Romans, his music can now be heard via his debut solo record, "a double-EP called ""Hello", Goodbye, "and Later on."" The album is available in all on-line stores today."


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Born and raised in the burbs, Dominic has always had the big city lights in his eyes. As an artist of many forms, Dominic aspires to live each day passionately and express his life fully.


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Sarah Marie Young is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician. She was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition and the winner of the 2011 Montreux Voice Competition judged by Quincy Jones, from which she recorded her first full length album "Too Many Februaries" at Balik Farm Studios in Switzerland and performed it at The Montreux Jazz Festival in 2012. After being signed by the dutch label Snip Records in 2014, Sarah Marie Young released and toured Europe with her second album, "Little Candy Heart". Sarah's latest album, "Recess" was self-produced and released in April 2016. In 2017 she was featured with Postmodern Jukebox, and in 2018 appeared on Playing For Change's "Skin Deep" video with Buddy Guy.


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OPEN MIC SEMI FINALS (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN MIC SEMI FINALS (sponsored by Shure) - 7pm | FREE


OPEN MIC NIGHT – Mondays at Uncommon Ground Lakeview

These FREE events are proudly sponsored by Shure and Greenstar Brewing


Chicago’s longest-running open mic competition! All artists welcome!

Uncommon Ground’s Open Mic Nights are held every Monday at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (on Clark Street) and every Tuesday at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (on Devon Avenue).

Sign-up begins at 7pm. Please arrive on time to secure your spot! For more information, please visit our Open Mic page!


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Eun Jin & Gabby Henderson - 8PM | $10
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

Eun Jin & Gabby Henderson - 8PM | $10

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$10 COVER CHARGE IS ADDED TO YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BILL.


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Eunfinished is a seven-piece jazz/hip-hop band featuring the original works of Eun-Jin Chung, a songwriter based in Chicago, IL.


Gabby Henderson is a Chicago based singer songwriter. Her style blends heavy jazz influences (Nancy Wilson, Esperanza Spalding), with contemporary soul inspirations (Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote) to create a contemporary jazz and neo soul fusion.


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