Open Stage at Mandalay Lounge – Monday-Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. 200 North Church Street.
DJ/Karaoke – Mortimer’s Roadhouse, 105 W. Grove in Poplar Grove. 815-765-0082. DJ/Karaoke w/ RPM every Friday, DJ/Karaoke w/ DJ Double D every Saturday
Mary’s Place – 602 N. Madison St. marysplacebar.com. Open Stage, Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 p.m.-close; Karaoke, Wed. 9:30 p.m.-close.
Bruce L. Warden – For listening & dining every Friday and Saturday 5-9 p.m. at Hoffman House, 7550 E. State St.
Harlan Jefferson – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 6:30-10 p.m. Free Tuesdays through May 30.
Friday, March 24
The Tundras/Tara Terra/Condor & Jaybird – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m.
Pat Betts Jazz Band – 5:30-8 p.m. at Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. Free.
Decades Rewind – Coronado Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. $35-45. Relive the best memories of your life through music. Decades Rewind is a show unlike anything you’ve seen or heard before. A live eight-piece band and six incredible vocalists will take you on a time machine through the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble – Mendelssohn Hall. 7:30 p.m. With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble specializes in experimental repertoire that is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music. Described as “a new force of vocal excellence and innovation” by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature. Info at mendelssohnpac.org.
Too White Crew – Giovanni’s Restaurant & Conference Center, 610 N. Bell School Road. 9 p.m. $10. There is simply no band anywhere like the Too White Crew. It is a tribute to all the classic hip hop hits from 80s, 90s and early 00s, featuring all-live music from a six piece band, accompanied by choreographed “Fly Girl” dancers.
Strum Brothers – Baci’s Kitchen, 2990 N. Perryville Road, Ste. 1100. 6-9 p.m. Free.
Saturday, March 25
Cheryl Niemo and Pete Johnson – Baci’s Kitchen, 2990 N. Perryville Road, Ste. 1100. 6-9 p.m. Free.
Southern Charm – Big Al’s Bar, 610 N. Bell School Road. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
RAMI Spring Benefit – Tebala Event Center, 7910 Newburg Road. 5 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. Each year the RAMI organization hosts several events to help fund the Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship and to promote the local music community. The Spring Benefit features some of the premier retro/pop bands in the area. This year’s event features Missing Links, Clutch Cargo, and Pablo and the Rhythmix. Enjoy food, beverages, prizes, an auction, dancing and FUN! Info at ramiawards.com.
Vintage Country concert and dance party – Music by the Trinadora Rocks band at Betty’s Western Wear, 6202 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park. 7-9 p.m. Suggested $5 donation at the door. Free off-street parking in the Betty’s Western Wear lot, with overflow parking in the Architectural Metal lot just south of Betty’s. Spacious dance floor. Comfortable all-on-one-floor seating. Light refreshments at reasonable prices.
Too Deep – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 26
Dance – VFW, 2018 Windsor Road, Loves Park, across from Sunrise Restaurant.7 p.m. Admission is $7.
Eddie Rebel, a Tom Petty tribute – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m.
NIU Steelband – St. Mark Lutheran, 675 N. Mulford Road. 3 p.m. Freewill offering.
Friday, March 31
Furlight/La Historia/The Clams – Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison St. 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 1
April Fools lunch show with Denny Diamond – Songs by Neil Diamond, Dean Martin and others. 11:30 a.m. at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Rd. 815-893-9202 for more information. Tickets are $40.
Randy Sabien and Three Fiddling Fools – Performing for Concert on the Creek at Spring Creek UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Rd. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Free admission ($15 donation suggested), all-on-one-floor access with comfortable seating, great acoustics and refreshments. For information call 815-877-2576 or visit springcreekucc.org.
Friday, April 28
Celtic Woman – Grammy nominated, multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, is bringing their brand new live show, Voices of Angels, to the Coronado Performing Arts Center on at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $41, $71, $101. Group prices (10+) are $37 and $64. Tickets are available to purchase at the BMO Harris Bank Center Office, the Coronado Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 815-968-5222.