While we encourage you to check out what's happening in live music this week, please use precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are out and about, please wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and most importantly, respect the people around you, especially the employees that work at these establishments.

The Overture is a rundown of live music and performances happening in and around Champaign-Urbana each week. All of the information is as accurate as we can publish; however, all shows and performances are subject to change at any time. Thank you for understanding.

Did we miss something this week? Have a show coming up you think we should know about? Email us at music@smilepolitely.com with the details.

MONDAY, August 24th

The Dawn Patrol

► WEFT sessions (virtually) // free // 10 p.m.

TUESDAY, August 25th

Chicago Farmer

► Rose Bowl Tavern (virutally) // donations encouraged // 7 p.m.

Kayla Brown

► Rose Bowl Tavern // donations encouraged // 7 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, August 26th

There are no shows scheduled for this date.

THURSDAY, August 27th

U of I Jazz Faculty

► The Iron Post // donations encouraged // 6 p.m.

Hobnob String Band

► Rose Bowl Tavern // donations encouraged // 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, August 28th

Chip Stephens Organ Trio

► The Iron Post // donations encouraged // 5 p.m.

The Blues Deacons

► Huber's // donations encouraged // 6 p.m.


Photo from the Facebook event page.

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

► Rose Bowl Tavern // $10 // 7 p.m.

In case you missed it, Rose Bowl now has a huge tent outside of the venue so even if it rains, you'll still be able to enjoy their patio. Blues rock outfit Kilborn Alley are a local mainstay, and will be gracing the stage on Friday night. Here's some footage from the last time they played there.

Harvest Sons Trio

► Pour Bros Craft Taproom // free // 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, August 29th

Mike & Kayla

► Pour Bros Craft Taproom // free // 3 p.m.

New Riders of the Golden Maize

► Huber's // donations encouraged // 6 p.m.

Inland Calypso

► Rose Bowl Tavern // donations encouraged // 7 p.m.

Mank N Sass

► Alto Vineyards // free // 7:30 p.m.


Photo from the Facebook event page.

The Deep Hollow

► Pour Bros Craft Taproom // free // 8 p.m.

It is hard to believe it has already been two years since Pour Bros opened in Downtown Champaign. They're hosting a (safe) celebration on Saturday with live music and other games on Saturday night. The early show (listed above) features Mike Ingram and Kayla Brown, and the later show features The Deep Hollow as a duo. 

SUNDAY, August 30th

There are no shows scheduled for this date.