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, July 8th

Emma Thompson Combo

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

The Life & Times of D.H. Wrathaway

► Rose Bowl Tavern // no cover // 7 p.m.

Alright, Blushe, Perforated, & Nic Gundy

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

Urbana Hootenanny, various artists

► Rose Bowl Tavern // no cover // 8 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, July 9th

Jordan and Jill

► Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, July 10th

McNeill Group

► The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

Walter Trout

► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $22 // 7:30 p.m.

Jesse Moderwell Quartet

► The Iron Post // cover //8 p.m.

Jazz Jam

► The Iron Post // cover // 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, July 11th

Krannert Uncorked, various artists

►Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // no cover // 5 p.m.

Tito Carrillo Group

► The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Chickadee Sermon

Barrelhouse 34 // no cover // 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, July 12th

Taco Belles

►Blackbird // no cover // 5 p.m.

Erik Lund's Jazz Friends

► The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Friday Night Live Champaign

►Various locations // free // 6 p.m.

Jose Gobbo & Reggie Lewis

►Crudo Wine Bar // free // 8 p.m.

Lonely Trailer

► The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.

Beats By Otter

►Brass Rail // no cover // 9 p.m.

Aquila 

► Watson’s Shack and Rail // no cover // 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 13th

Writers in the Round, various artists

► Rose Bowl Tavern // $5 // 3-5 p.m.

Scott Frillman Quintet

► The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

Summer Lawn Concert

► Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts // $15 // 6 p.m.

Dawes

► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $30 // 8 p.m.

New Souls

► Pour Bros. Taproom // no cover // 8:30 p.m.

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

► The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 14th

Paul Kotheimer, Nic Gundy, and Voidbringer

► 25 O’Clock Brewery // $5-$10 suggested donation // 6 p.m.

Hot Club of Urbana

► The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Photo from Urbana Hootenanny Facebook event page