The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in the Champaign-Urbana area (and the outskirts) each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish, but all shows and performances are subject to change at any time. Thank you for understanding.

Have a show you think we should know about? Email us at music@smilepolitely.com with the details.

 

Monday, June 10th

Beth Lee w/ Chris Duarte

Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11th

Cody Jenson Solo

Iron Post // cover// 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, June 12th

Tessa Turner, When We Met, and Zzo

Exile on Main // free // 6 p.m.

Mank & Sass

 Clark Bar // no cover // 6 p.m.

Grace Calderon

The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Mandolin Orange

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $25 // 7 p.m.

Jazz Jam

The Iron Post // cover // 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, June 13th

Hot Iron String Band

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // free // 5 p.m.

Hobnob String Band

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m.

Midwest Punkfest XI, various artists

nightshop in Bloomington / /$10 day/ $40 pass// 6 p.m.

Lou DiBello

Clark Bar // cover // 6 p.m.

Chris Hartley

Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

The Band of Heathens & Will Hoge

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $20 // 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 14th

Reginald Lewis Quartet

Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Friday Night Live Champaign

Various locations // free // 6 p.m.

Midwest Punkfest XI, various artists

nightshop in Bloomington / /$15 day/ $40 pass// 6 p.m.

Nuclei

Neil St. Blues // cover // 6:30 p.m.

Jazz Friends

The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Anika Emily

25 O’Clock Brewery // no cover // 7 p.m.

Henhouse Prowlers

Rose Bowl Tavern // $10 // 7 p.m.

Jose Gobbo & Reggie Lewis

Crudo Wine Bar // free // 8 p.m.

Circles Around The Sun

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $18 // 8 p.m.

Not for the Faint of Heart

Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.

New Souls

Watson’s Shack and Rail // free //10 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, June 15th

Midwest Punkfest XI, various artists

nightshop in Bloomington / /$15 day/ $40 pass// 12 p.m.

Cobrafest
Photo from Facebook event page, linked below

CobraFest 2019, various artists

The Loose Cobra in Tolono // $15-$20 // 4 p.m.

The summer fests continue with CobraFest 2019. Seven bands are on the ticket for this one (check the lineup here), and while there is no official cover, a $15-$20 donation is recommended. From the fest’s Facebook event description: “Tiki bar. Food truck. Jello shots. Parking lot margaritas. Indoor and outdoor stages. Possibly some chafing. No official cover but a $20-spot in the glowing orange bucket, if you can afford it, will be much appreciated. Mostly, though, I just want you to come share your day with us! See you on the 15th! Doors at 4:00. Music at 5:30. Emotional meltdown around midnight.”

Cole Bridges, Emily Anne, Bobby Stevens, Kenna Mae

Rose Bowl Tavern // no cover // 7 p.m.

Dexter O'Neal & Funkyard

Pour Bros. Taproom // no cover // 7 p.m.

X-Krush

Champaign City Center // $7 // 9 p.m.

Aquila

Blackbird // no cover // 9 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, June 16th

Midwest Punkfest XI, various artists

nightshop in Bloomington / /$10 day/ $40 pass// 11 a.m.

Sam Gingher

Iron Post //cover // 7 p.m.

 

**Cover photo from Punkfest's Facebook page, photographer unknown