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, July 13th

Chip McNeill Combo

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

TUESDAY, July 14th

Urbana Backyard BBQ Duo

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


WEDNESDAY, July 15th

Reverend Robert

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


Photo from the Facebook event page.

Cerbo and DJ Kahlil, Brian and Jesse Stark

► Independent Media Center (virtual) // free // 7 p.m.

A father-son hiip hop duo highlights this week's virtual event by the IMC, as Cerbo and DJ Kahlil link up with fiddle-sax group Brian and Jesse Stark. Sounds Like Community is what IMC has been putting on now for a few weeks that highlights music and poetry in the area, and you can stream the show here.

THURSDAY, July 16th


Photo by Anna Longworth.

Kavi Naidu Quartet

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

The Iron Post has a great patio, and they have been hosting a few shows a week now that Phase 4 has taken over. Check out this show, or something else lined up there this week, if you have been looking for an Iron Post hang to check out some jazz music.

FRIDAY, July 17th

Jeff Helgesen Group

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

Billy Galt

► Allerton Virtual Midsummer Concert // free // 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 18th


Photo from the Facebook event page.

Candy Foster and Shades of Blue

► Rose Bowl Tavern // $10 // 7 p.m.

As Julie made mention a few weeks back, Rose Bowl has a parking lot patio, and they intend to use it not just for patrons drinking and socializing, but for live music as well. This Saturday, Candy Foster. and Shades of Blue perform, and to reserve a seat, it'll cost you $10 in advance. Check out the Facebook event page linked above for all the details on how to reserve a seat, and what the Rose Bowl's policies are with their patio, and enjoy.

Kilborn Alley

► Alto Vineyards // $5 // 7:30 p.m.


Photo from the Facebook event page.

New Souls

► Pour Bros Craft Taproom // free // 8:30 p.m.

Pour Bros is hosting another band outside in their beer garden this week, the trio of New Souls this time around. As I made mention last week, Pour Bros is well equipped for a social distanced show on their patio. If you are looking for a show in Downtown Champaign this. weekend, here's your shot.

SUNDAY, July 19th

DJ Belly

► Blackbird // free // 1 p.m.

Alex Jenkins & The Bombers

► Alto Vineyards // free // 6 p.m.

King T’z

► Champaign Park District Virtual Series //. free // 6 p.m.