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, June 3rd

Edward + Jane, Sherwood Forest, and Emily Hope

nightshop in Bloomington // $5 advance/ $6 day of show // 7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 4th

Traditional Jazz Orchestra

► Iron Post // cover// 5 p.m.

The Groovebirds

► Exile on Main // free // 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, June 5th

The Conversationalists

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5:00 p.m.

Larry Gray Project

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

Jazz Jam

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

THURSDAY, June 6th

LaMonte Parsons Experience

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

Hobnob String Band

► Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m.

Duffy & Watkins & Friends

► Pour Bros Craft Taproom // free  // 6:30 p.m.

Acquaintances with WitchFeet, Carly Beth, and TDM

► nightshop in Bloomington // $6 at the door/ $8 day of show // 6:30 p.m.

Mathew Miller and Kurt Reeder

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

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

► The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $12 // 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 7th

Jordan Kaye

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

Brian Stark Quartet

► Blackbird // free // 5 p.m.

Disorganizer Album Release Show

► nightshop in Bloomington // free // 7:30 p.m.

Jose Gobbo & Reggie Lewis

► Crudo // no cover // 8 p.m.

Caleb Cook Band

► Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 8 p.m.

Cloakroom, Sweet Cobra, and Masonic Wave

► Loose Cobra in Tolono // $10 // 9 p.m.

Nuclei

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

SATURDAY, June 8th

GLT Summer Concert

nightshop in Bloomington // free // 3:30 p.m.

Almost A Quintet

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

Chachi and The Bandidos, Rod Hamdallah, and The Matchsellers

Rose Bowl Tavern // $10 // 7 p.m.

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Photo from Facebook event page

Corduroy in the Taproom

25 O’Clock Brewery // free // 8 p.m.

Corduroy is a singer/songwriter born and raised here in central Illinois. This will be a folk-y, show that “combines guitar, crisp vocals, on-stage effects, and the occasional thunder of a bass drum to create a unique and unforgettable experience.” If you go early, you’ll also catch the UnConference, an inclusive community skill-sharing event (which you can learn more about here.) Check out his sound before the show here.

DaemonWeed with Backlasher, and Camel Tofu at Blackbird

Blackbird // $7 // 9 p.m.

Dearie

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

SUNDAY, June 9th

Kavi Naidu Quintet

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 5 p.m.

Backdoor Cajun Band

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

*Cover photo from Saturday's GLT Summer Concert event page