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, March 18th

Morgan Powell's Traditional Jazz Orchestra

► The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Past Life, Prevalence, and Sublunary

► IMC // $5 // 7 p.m.

The Dollyrots w/ Tina Sparkle & The Complaint Line

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

TUESDAY, March 19th

Church Street Ramblers

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

WEDNESDAY, March 20th

McNeill Quintet

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

The Perrilles Project ft. Sarah & The Underground

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

Reginold Lewis Group

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

Los Lonely Boys

The Castle in Bloomington // $25 advance/$28 day of // 8 p.m.

Jazz Jam

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

THURSDAY, March 21st

Hobnob String Band

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

She Said So

nightshop in Bloomington // cover // 5 p.m

Lou DiBello

The Clark Bar // free // 6 p.m.

Blackberry Smoke

The Castle in Bloomington // $45 seated (Advance) $50 (Day of Show) /  $38 Standing Room (Advance) $43 (Day of Show) // 7:30 p.m. Sold Out

FRIDAY, March 22nd

Chip Stephens Organ Trio

► The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Sapphire

The Clark Bar // free // 6:30 p.m.

Cunning Like Cobras, 24 Moons, NFTFOH, XPoppyXRoseX

IMC // cover // 7:30 p.m.

Backyard BBQ Band and Limping Cowboy Band

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 8 p.m.

Chicago Farmer & Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

The Castle in Bloomington // $15 advance/$18 day of // 8 p.m.

Mongolian death wyrm

Mongolian Death Wyrm

nightshop in Bloomington // cover // 8 p.m.

With a name like Mongolian Death Wyrm, you might expect a thrasher band, or an ironically named indie folk trio. Instead, these guys deliver a progressive-blues-boogie sound that weaves a mix of influences into a gritty, guitar-driven tapestry. Check out their sound below:

Fuel

The City Center // $22-$32 // 8:30 p.m

Water Between Continents

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

Aquila

► Blackbird // free // 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 23rd

Hot Club of Urbana

► The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

Chachi and the Banditos, Hobnob String Band, and Sidewinder

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 7 p.m.

Liner notes

Liner Notes

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts // $25-$35 // 7:30 p.m.

This show combines live music, poetry, and multimedia presentations to explore hip hop in a whole new way. Hip hop samples are juxtaposed with the liner notes from their albums of origin to tell a story of the music in greater depth and with clearer context. Learn more by watching the promo video:

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

► Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington // $20 // 7:30 p.m.

Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press

► The Castle Theater // $10 // 8 p.m.

Blind Adam & The Federal League, Dead Rest, Jered Grabb, and JERM+DUIs

► nightshop in Bloomington // $6 advance/$8 day of // 8 p.m.

Jackyl

The City Center // $20-$30 // 8:30 p.m.

Slick Lisp and Three Hour Tour

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

Johnny Lusardi

25 O’Clock Brewing  // free // 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 24th

Evie Laydin

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