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, May 6th

The Jaybirds

The Iron Post // cover // 8 p.m.

Rod Hamdallah, Sierra Ferrell, & Daniel Watkins

nightshop in Bloomington // $6 // 8 p.m.

Urbana Hootenanny, various artists

Rose Bowl Tavern // free // 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, May 7th

Valley of the Sun, Bellringer, & Gregg Brown

nightshop in Bloomington // $10 advance/ $14 day of show // 7 p.m.

Traditional Jazz Orchestra

The Iron Post // cover // 8 p.m.

Lucius

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $20-$27.50 // 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, May 8th

José Guzmán Band

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

Larry Gray Project

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

Jazz Jam

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

THURSDAY, May 9th

Cody Jensen and Sam Payne

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

Linda Castang and Dave Cooper

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

 Something Funky

25 O’Clock // free // 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 10th

Tito Carrillo Quintet

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

Violet Crime at Nightshop w/ Franky & The Plexicats and Kiosk

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

A Tribute to Hank Williams and other Honky-Tonk Heroes, various artists

Rose Bowl Tavern // $10 // 8 p.m.

Actual Wolf, Szlachetka & Andrew Duhon

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $10 advance/ $13 day of show // 8 p.m.

Sun Beard and Grant Farm

Blackbird // $6 // 9 p.m.

Ledgend of Levi Morgan

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

SATURDAY, May 11th

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Photo from Facebook event page

Kiss the Tiger w/ D-Mills

Exile on Main // free // 11:30 a.m. 

Kiss the Tiger is bringing a rock set to Exile on Saturday. The Minneapolis-based band's newest album, Let Me Bleed, dropped February 2nd, and will be available for purchase on vinyl at the show. D-Mills will perform a rap/hip hop set to open the show. HearKiss the Tiger below before you go.

 

Hot Club of Urbana

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

Thomas Gabriel

The City Center // $10-$20 // 8 p.m.

Rebekah Songer

25 O’Clock // free // 8 p.m.

Timbalú

Rose Bowl Tavern // $10 // 9 p.m.

Rives Brothers

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

The Dry Look w/ Metaphysics

Blackbird // $5 // 9 p.m.

Texas King with Little Graves

nightshop in Bloomington // $7 advance/ $10 day of show // 10 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 12th

Knights of Cabiria

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

Papashoy
Photo from Facebook

Papashoy

Rose Bowl Tavern // $5 // 7 p.m.

Papashoy is here to celebrate Mother's Day with old-time klezmer music. This is a family-friendly event, as long as under 21 year old attendees are accompanied by a responsible adult. New to klezmer music? Check out the video of Papahoy performing at the Iron Post below:

Railroad Earth

The Castle Theatre in Bloomington // $25 advance/ $28 day of show // 8 p.m.

 

Cover photo features Timbalu, from facebook