Long Grove Arts & Music Council

Season 2013 - Summer Concert Series

July 7th  

The Special Consensus

The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band

Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass band in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every music lover. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people love bluegrass.


July 14th  

Lil' Ed's

Don Stiernberg’s Jazz Quartet

Don Stiernberg has made a career of breaking tradition by actually paying homage to tradition. Many albums under his belt, he’s brought almost single-handedly the genre-stymied mandolin to prominence as a legitimate and justifiable voice in jazz. Don has taken the master’s training and work to a whole new and distinctive level.

July 21st  


April Verch, Traditional Canadian Fiddle

April Verch, doesn’t just perform music, she exudes it. The internationally renowned Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter and stepdancer has a passion for performing and her goal is to touch the lives of those who are listening at any given moment.  

July 28th

New Concert - Delilah had to cancel
NOW - Harpeth Rising

We are now presenting a phenomenal group called Harpeth Rising. An extraordinary combination of Bluegrass, Folk and Classical. Absolutely not to be missed.

August 4th  

Vance Gilbert

Siegel - Schwall Band

Along with groups like The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Siegel-Schwall Band was instrumental in The Great Blues Revival of the 1960's. Like Paul Butterfield, Siegel-Schwall were Chicago-based, serving as the house band at the famed Pepper's Lounge. And now, hardly slowing down, they are coming to Long Grove.


August 11th  

The Special Consensus

Bonnie Koloc

The enduring and versatile voice of Bonnie Koloc has been heard in Chicago since 1968. For a decade, Bonnie was a pivotal act at the Earl of Old Town, drawing crowds that stood in lines around the block, hoping, at least, for a place to stand to catch the hottest act in town. In time her folk-oriented style merged with jazz and blues. Long Grove is honored to host a true Chicago legend.

August 18th  

Krista Detor

Maxwell Street Klezmer

Maxwell Street was to Chicago what the Lower East Side was to New York. At the turn of the century, when the first wave of immigrants came to America, Maxwell Street became famous for its open-air Sunday marketplace. And like the Yiddish theater of yesteryear, a performance of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band brings the optimism, pathos, irony, zest for life, and unique humor of the American Jewish immigrant to the modern stage.

August 25th  

Long Grove Day & The Best of Beans & Leaves

Featuring our own Reid Olsen and a host of other terrific performers who play at the greatest coffee house in Lake County, Illinois - Beans & Leaves