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 22nd

No listed events

TUESDAY, April 23rd

Peter Tijerina

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

Jupiter String Quartet

Foellinger Great Hall // $25 / $20 sc/ $10 youth // 7:30 p.m.

UI Jazz Combo Concert I

Studio Theater // $10 / $7 sc/ $4 youth // 7:30 p.m.

UI Steel Band and World Percussion Ensemble

Colwell Playhouse // $10 public/ $7 sc/ $4 student and youth // 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, April 24th

Wednesday Writers in The Round, various artists

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 6 p.m.

Hickey Gray Spencer Trio

The Iron Post // cover // 6:30 p.m.

UI Philharmonia Orchestra and Illini Strings

Foellinger Great Hall // $10 / $7 / $4 // 7:30 p.m.

UI Jazz Trombone Ensembles I & II

Foellinger Great Hall // $10 / $7 / $4 // 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Jam

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

THURSDAY, April 25th

Whiskey Shadows

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

Campus and University Bands

Foellinger Great Hall // $10/ $7 /$4 // 7:30 p.m. 

UI Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Studio Theater // $10/ $7/ $4 // 7:30 p.m.

Joe Asselin

Blackbird // free // 9 p.m.

Ohmme

OHMME w/ Mermaid Heaven & Zzo

Iron Post  // $10 // 9 p.m. 

Come check out this excellent duo, comprised of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart. The band has a bright sound, driven by guitar and artistic lyrical compositions, which you can listen to below. Add that to OHMME's beautifully orchestrated vocal harmony, and we're in for a great show.

 

Wind Orchestra and Hindsley Symphonic Band

Foellinger Great Hall // $10 /$7/ $4 // 9 p.m.

Twiddle & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

The Canopy Club // $20 advance/ $23 day of show // 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, April 26th

Brad Wheeler Group

Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Joey Glassman Group

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

Mini-Bluegrass Fest, various artists

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 6 p.m.

UI Concert Jazz Band

Studio Theatre // $10/ $7/ $4 // 7:30 p.m.

Illinois Modern Ensemble

Foellinger Great Hall // $10/ $7/ $4 // 7:30 p.m.

Ohtis

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $10 // 8 p.m.

Jesse Johnson w/ Primitive Lights

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

SATURDAY, April 27th

UI Jazz Band III

Studio Theatre // $10/ $7/ $4 // 3 p.m.

Glenn Wilson and Chip Stephens

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

Dahinda

Dahinda Album Release w/ Emily Hope, Lungfish Strut, & more

nightshop in Bloomington // $5 // 6 p.m

Dahinda is a Bloomington-based alt-rock band, and they're doing it up this Saturday with their album release party. nightshop favorites, Dahinda satisfies the craving for sweet moody riffs, which you can check out below before the show.

UI Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Studio Theatre // $10/ $7/ $4 // 7:30 p.m.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

Foellinger Great Hall // $40/ $36/ $5 // 7:30 p.m.

Kenna Mae

25 O’Clock // free // 8 p.m.

Dan Hubbard

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

Broken Prairie

Rose Bowl Tavern // $5 // 8 p.m.

Girl K & friends

Waluigi’s Mansion // $7 // 8 p.m.

Bad Columbus, Today’s Children, & Jack Johnston

The Canopy Club // $5 // 8:30 p.m.

Lonely Trailer

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

Ryan Gilmore

Blackbird // free // 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 28th

UI Jazz Guitar and Jazz Saxophone Ensembles

Studio Theatre // $10 / $7 / $4 // 3 p.m.

Soul on Sunday

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

Grant Milliren w/ Today’s Children

The Canopy Club // $3 // 7 p.m.

UI Latin Jazz Ensemble

Studio Theatre // $10 / $7 / $4 // 7:30 p.m.

Jared Grabb, Lake's Mouth, Brett Conlin

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

UI Trombone Choir and UI Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

Foellinger Great Hall // $10 / $7 / $4 // 7:30 p.m.