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 3rd

Chip McNeill Combo

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

TUESDAY, August 4th

Jose Gobbo, Mark Tonelli

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

WEDNESDAY, August 5th

Tito Carrillo Combo

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

Tom Grassman

► Goldy’s // free // 7 p.m.


THURSDAY, August 6th

Dave, Nick, and Clayton

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

Three band members performing, one playing a mandolin, another playing guitar, another playing upright bass. There's a brick wall in the background. Photo from Hobnob String Band's Facebook page.
Photo from Hobnob String Band's Facebook page.

Hobnob String Band

► Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 7 p.m.

Hobnob String Band perform every Thursday mid-evening at Rose Bowl in a normal world, and they've started to do so even as the stage has moved outdoors during the pandemic. Donations encouraged for this, so head over to the Rose Bowl on Thursday for this bluegrass/folk outfit.

FRIDAY, August 7th

Jordan Kaye

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

Galt & Kerr

► Huber’s // free // 6 p.m.

Weed Wackin Johnson

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

SATURDAY, August 8th

Two people crouching down, holding a circular item, with Sun Stereo's logo in the back on a building. The sky is blue. Photo from Black Eyed Lillies' Facebook page.
Photo from their Facebook page.

Black Eyed Lillies

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

The duo Black Eye Lillies perform outside at Iron Post, and if you're in the mood for some Amerciana, check this one out on Saturday mid-evening.

New Twang City

► Huber’s // free // 6:30 p.m.

Caleb Cook Band

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

Corduroy & Company

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

SUNDAY, August 9th

The Falbonauts

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

Top image from Hobnob String Band's Facebook page.