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, March 25th

Tamer Nafar

► Allen Hall // free // 7 p.m.

Iron Post Big Band

► The Iron Post // cover // 8 p.m.

Crumpler, Judson Claiborne, & DJ Intensive Purposes

nightshop in Bloomington // free // 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, March 26th

Derick Cordoba's Jazz Composers

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

Davisson bros

The Davisson Brothers

The Canopy Club // $10 advance, $15 day of show // 7:30 p.m

The Davisson Brothers are coming out to play a show benefiting the Carle Foundation Cancer Center. These guys bring a quality rock n' roll, country vibe that you can listen to here. Good tunes for a great cause is a pretty solid way to spend a Tuesday night. Photo from event page

Jenny Lewis- On The Line Tour 2019

The Castle in Bloomington // $30 advance/ $33 day of show // 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, March 27th

Joan Hickey Trio

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

Old 97's

The Castle in Bloomington // $20 advance/$23 day of // 7:30 p.m.

San Francisco Symphony

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // $58 public/ $53 sc/ $15 students/ $10 U of I students & youth // 7:30 p.m. (waiting list)

Matt Woods + Bonehart Flannigan

nightshop in Bloomington // cover // 8 p.m

Jazz Jam

 The Iron Post // cover // 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, March 28th

Lyric Theater Showcase

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

Thursday Happy Hour with Hobnob String Band

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

U of I #3 Big Band

The Iron Post // cover // 7 p.m.

Eric Paul, Miss Christine, Norobot, & The Unemployed Architects

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

Skot Wiedmann & Matt Harsh

25 O’Clock Brewing // free // 8 p.m.

Dylan Scott, Cash Campbell

► The City Center // $20-$35 // 8:30 p.m.

The Blues Deacons

Blackbird // free // 9:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY, March 29th

Joey Glassman

► The Iron Post // cover // 5 p.m.

Los Guapos

► 25 O’Clock Brewing  // free // 6 p.m.

Girls Next Door

The Canopy Club // $6 advance, $10 day of show // 7 p.m

All Eyes West, Bonelung, & The Complaint Line

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

Tractor Kings, Rebekah Songer & Friends, Honky Tonk Angels

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 9 p.m. 

Charlie and The Possible Wilds

► The Iron Post // cover // 9 p.m. 

Magic Beans + Dizgo at Blackbird

Blackbird // $7 advance/ $10 day of show // 9:30 p.m.

Steven sogo

Steven Sogo and Hope Street

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts // free // 9:30 p.m.

Steven Sogo is a singer from the central African country of Burundi, who last played at the Krannert Center in 2015. Sogo plays several traditional instruments in addition to being a master of the bass guitar, and is also a multi-lingual singer—listen below, and check out his free show this Friday. Photo from event page

SATURDAY, March 30th

The Darts

► Exile on Main // free // 4 p.m.

Susan Williams

► Neil St. Blues // cover // 6 p.m.

Last Acre

► The Iron Post // cover // 6 p.m.

The Double Dots

The Clark Bar // free // 6:30 p.m.

The Other Guys

► Foellinger Great Hall // $10 public / $7 senior citizens / $5 students/youth // 7:30 p.m.

Zécca Bom & Los Guapos

► Rose Bowl Tavern  // $5 // 8 p.m.

The Cactus Blossoms

The Castle Theater in Bloomington // $15/ $17 // 8 p.m.

Jeremy Hamburger

25 O’Clock Brewing // free // 9 p.m.

Dry Look, Walt Falbo

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

CAMMP with Ona

The Canopy Club // $14 advance, $17 day of show // 9 p.m

The Soul Inspirations

Blackbird // free // 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 31st

UI Symphony Orchestra

► Foellinger Great Hall // $10 public / $7 senior citizens / $4 students/youth // 3 p.m.

Wild Earp & The Free for Alls

The Loose Cobra // free // 4 p.m.

Soul on Sunday

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