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 24th

Tom and Kenzie

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

Flying Buffaloes, Fine Lines, and The Golden Fleece

nightshop in Bloomington // no cover // 7 p.m.

Urbana Hootenanny, various artists

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

Aaron Krings and members of the Glenn Miller Orchestra

Iron Post // cover // 9:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 25th

Derick Cordoba Group

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

WEDNESDAY, June 26th

McNeill Quintet

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

Simply This Quintet

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

Kenna Mae

Avionics // no cover // 7 p.m.

Jazz Jam

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

THURSDAY, June 27th

Kvn Tajzea and Justin Brauer

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

Hobnob String Band

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

Mank and Sass

Neil St. Blues // no cover // 6:30 p.m.

Dezorah, Llyn, The Dew Drops

nightshop in Bloomington // $5 // 7 p.m.

Peter Tijerina Nonet

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

Ryan Groff

Barrelhouse 34 // no cover // 7:30 p.m.

Kayla Brown

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

FRIDAY, June 28th

 

Brad Wheeler Group

Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Friday Night Live Champaign

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

Chip Stephens Organ Trio

The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Mike & Olivia, Nalani Proctor

► Exile on Main // no cover // 6:30 p.m.

Kittens Incorporated

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

Corduroy

Sipyard // no cover // 7:30 p.m.

Jose Gobbo & Reggie Lewis

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

The Wild Feathers

► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $15 // 8 p.m.

Johnny and The Lost Cause

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

BLACK ESTHER, Warm Darn, Smoke In Space, and more

Sipyard // no cover // 7:30 p.m.

 

Brassrail

Our Landmark, Power Of Dusk

The Brass Rail // $5 suggested donation // 10 p.m.

Another Champaign venue is starting up a local live music series, and this time it's The Brass Rail, everyone's favorite dive bar. Check out Our Landmark and Power of Dusk, two local bands that fit into the C-U DIY scene. Don't forget cash: there's a $5 suggested donation for the bands, and the bar is cash-only too.

SATURDAY, June 29th

Illinois Summer Youth Music, various artists

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

Give A Little: Benefiting Girls Rock! C-U

Exile on Main // $5 suggested donation // 12 p.m.

Kavi Nadu Group

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

Buckcherry, Joyous Wolf, and Burden of the Sky

Champaign City Center // $27-$40 // 7 p.m.

Zecca Bom & Relevator

Rose Bowl Tavern // $5 // 8 p.m.

Capy's and LLYN

Sipyard // no cover // 8 p.m.

Mid-October Rocking

25 O’Clock Brewery // no cover // 8 p.m.

Mank & Sass

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

Recka Sto

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

Cypher Saturdays, various artists

Blackbird // $8 // 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 30th

Los Guapos

The Loose Cobra in Tolono // no cover // 4 p.m.

Soul on Sunday

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

Top photo by Skot Widemann from the Golden Fleece's Facebook page

Edit: updated 6/24/19 to reflect shows previously accidentally omitted at orginal publishing time on same date.