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 17th

Brian Stark

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

Urbana Hootenanny, various artists

Rose Bowl Tavern // no cover // 8 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 18th

Church Street Ramblers

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

WEDNESDAY, June 19th

Larry Gray Trio

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

Coldville & Dead Eyes

nightshop in Bloomington // $10 advance/ $12 day of show // 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Jam

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

THURSDAY, June 20th

That’s Amore

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

Hobnob String Band

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

Hot Club of Urbana

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

Joe Asselin

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

FRIDAY, June 21st

Brad Wheeler Group

Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Jeff Helgesen Quintet

 The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Friday Night Live Champaign

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

Falbonauts, Lonely Trailor, Health & Beauty

Rose Bowl Tavern // no cover // 8 p.m.

Jose Gobbo & Reggie Lewis

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

Potty Mouth, Colleen Green, Leggy, The Complaint Line

nightshop in Bloomington // $10 advance/ $12 day of show // 9:30 p.m.

Jaik Willis

Watson’s Shack and Rail // no cover // 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 22nd

Illinois Summer Youth Music, various artists

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // free // 10 a.m.

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Photo from Facebook event page, linked below

 

Girls Rock C-U 2019 Summer Camp Showcase, various artists

Blackbird // no cover // 4 p.m.

This week has played host to the annual Girls Rock! C-U camp. Throughout the week, campers learn the basics of playing an instrument, form a band with fellow campers, attend workshops, write and record an original song, and it all culminates in performing live on stage at the showcase. This year there are two bands, and each will be peforming live for the first time at Blackbird this afternoon. There will be copies of the bands' CDs available for purchase at the show. This is a great event to support some of the newest folks in our live music scene.

After Curfew

The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

FEATHER

Exile on Main // no cover // 7 p.m.

Summer Dean & Bonnie Montgomery

Rose Bowl Tavern // no cover // 8 p.m.

Art Garfunkel

► The Virginia Theater // $49.50/$69.50/$79.50/$125.00 // 8 p.m.

The Bashful Youngens

Pour Bros. Taproom // no cover // 8:30 p.m.

Gonzo Diablo

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

Los Guapos

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

The Suicide Shifters

nightshop in Bloomington // $10 // 9:30 p.m.

 Mank and Sass

Watson’s Shack and Rail // no cover // 10 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 23rd

Hot Sauce Universe

Neil St. Blues // no cover // 7 p.m.

Keith Harden Band Reunion

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

Top photo from Girls Rock Facebook page