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, April 1st

Parkland Jazz Improv

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

Melinda Rose

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


TUESDAY, April 2nd

Morgan Powell's Traditional Jazz Orchestra

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

WEDNESDAY, April 3rd

McNeill Quintet

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

David Woolridge Music, Joe Wood, John David Daley, Kenna Mae Reiss

Rose Bowl Tavern  // free // 6 p.m.

Rochelle Sennet

Foellinger Great Hall // $10 public/ $7 sc/ $4 students & youth // 7:30 p.m.

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $20 advance/ $22 day of show // 7:30 p.m

Matthew Storie Group

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

AllegrA (PA), Nectar, Bottom Bracket, & Clockwork Owl

Blips and Chitz // $5 // 8 p.m

Jazz Jam

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

THURSDAY, April 4th

Ryan Byfield and Nuclei

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

U of I Jazz Combo (Stephens)

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

Eric Paul, Miss Christine, Norobot, & The Unemployed Architects

nightshop in Bloomington // $6 // 7:30 p.m

Clarinet Choir

Foellinger Great Hall // $10 public/ $7 senior citizen/ $4 student and youth // 7:30 p.m.

ILLI, Chase Baby, Jarrel Young, & Gatson

The Canopy Club // $8 advance/ $10 day of show // 8 p.m.

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $17 advance/ $22 day of show // 8 p.m.

The Blues Deacons

Blackbird // free // 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, April 5th

TMB+ Trio

Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Vinny Santanelli Music, Jordan and Jill, Morgan Orion & The Afterburners, and Mank & Sass

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m

Flor fest

Flor Fest, various artists

The IMC // $10 // 5 p.m.

This is the first iteration of Flor Fest in CU history, and it’s stacked with DIY bands from in and around the area. Proceeds from this festival are being donated to the UP Center, a local organization that works to provide support and resources to the LGBTQ+ community. Find a full schedule and lineup here. Tickets available at the door, cash preferred.

Jordan Kaye

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

DoCha Festival, various artists

The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum // free // various times

Davina & The Vagabonds

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $17 advance/ $20 day of show // 8 p.m.

Dearie

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

Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press

The Canopy Club // $10 advance, $12 day of show // 9 p.m

New Souls

Blackbird // free // 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 6th

Docha

DoCha Festival, various artists

The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum // free // various times

DoCha is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a full weekend of free music for the whole family. This festival brings chamber music to the public with a series of performances by renowned musicians. This year’s festival will take place at the Orpheum from April 5-7. Check out the full schedule here.

Almost A Quintet

The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

From Ashes To New & Ice Nine Kills

The City Center // $20-$23 // 6:30 p.m.

Knocked Loose

The Castle Theater in Bloomington // $20 / $23 // 6:30 p.m.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts // $63/ $42/ $21 // 7:30 p.m.

UI Women’s Glee Club

Foellinger Great Hall // $10 public /$7 senior citizen /$4 student and youth // 7:30 p.m.

UI Black Chorus

Foellinger Great Hall // $10 // 7:30 p.m.

Caleb Cook

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 8 p.m.

John and Julie Pennell, Dawna Nelson and Brian Wilke

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

Led Zeppelin

The Canopy Club // $13 advance, $16 day of show // 9 p.m

DJ Tim Williams

Blackbird // free // 9 p.m

SUNDAY, April 7th

DoCha Festival, various artists

The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum // free // various times

Matt Talbott

The Loose Cobra // free // 2 p.m.

Canadian Brass

Foellinger Great Hall // $31 public / $28 senior citizens / $10 students/youth // 3 p.m.

Derick Cordoba Quintet

The Loose Cobra // free // 4:30 p.m.

Jazz Quintet w/ Ray Sasaki

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

Cole DeGenova, Franky & The Plexicats, & more

nightshop in Bloomington // $5 // 7:30 p.m.