Thursday, December 7, 2023, doors 7:30pm


Ron's Very Special Christmas Special!

$20 General Admission

Join us for the 14 th annual edition of the best Holiday Season Kickoff south of the North Pole! It’s a yuletide extravaganza, jampacked with music and mirthmakers. Like the rollicking rocker Dag Juhlin, the perennially poignant Cayne Collier, the whipsmart Westerners Michelle Billingsley and Wild Earp, the heartfelt and hypnotic Christine Melody, the fabled and faithful Famous Brothers, the show stopping, heart- stirring Laura Lopardo, the heavenly and harmonious Christmas Sisters Jodi Walker and Jenny Bienemann, the Children’s School Singers, and me.

And much, much more!

All held together by the holiday house band, the Downsized Elves (Andon Davis, Michael Krayniak, Isaac Lyons, Cathie Van Wert and Paul Bivans.). And hosted by self-proclaimed Mr. Christmas, Ron Lazzeretti. Don’t miss the Holiday Event that’s become a tradition to rival the Holiday Family Newsletter! Get your tickets now. And remember, it’s not a show. It’s a Special!

Grab dinner before the show at BABYGOLD BARBECUE

Or enjoy full service dining inside the club when doors open.


There is rather limited street parking in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw. https://www.ticketweb.com/event/rons-very-special-christmas-special-fitzgeralds-nightclub-tickets/13805878?REFID=clientsitewp


Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 7-9pm

Monstrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL

Folk You! A night of singer/songwriters with Larry O. Dean, Neil Hunt and myself.  Folk You! is in its 21st year in Chicago and I'm once again honored to be playing with these fine folks.


Sunday, November 12, 2023, 5pm - ???

Monstrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL

 'The Eyes Have It' - A spectacular event with a ton of Chicagoland's finest songwriters.  I get to meet some of my local favorites and I am delighted to be on the bill.  Put on by the Chicago Acoustic Underground as a benefit to founder Michael Teach, a long time supporter and presenter of local music and musicians.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7-9pm

Fitzgerald's Sidebar, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn IL 60402

Singer/songwriter night produced by local hero Ron Lazzeretti and I'll be playing my songs along side him and Christine Melody.  A terrific venue and I get to be on stage next to these two awesome songwriters.  What a night!

Monday,  August 15, 2022, 7pm start 

I'll be doing about twenty minutes at the New Rhythm Arts Center that is likely to be closing their doors at the end of August.  A night of lively singer/songwriters. 


Thursday,  May 19, 2022, 7-9:30pm 

I'll be doing a half hour showcase with a handful of excellent singer songwriters.  My set starts at 7:30pm at the Foundation Tavern & Grill, Chicago, IL 


Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10am CDT 

Podcast interview on Postcards with Jenny & Mehuman.  Listen and join in the live comments here: 


Thursday, September 9, 2021 

Live and in person at Uncommon Ground - Lakeview, 3800 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 

Get tickets here: 


Sharing the stage with two other acclaimed singer/songwriters, Ian Leith and Pierce Crask!  This should be an excellent evening. 

Friday, September 17, 2021 


The venerable monthly presentation of Chicago-area songwriters in a song circle type event.  An online performance.  More details as it gets closer. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 

Colvin House Courtyard Series, 5940 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 


David Hinske is a nomadic troubadour that has logged performances across America. Currently living in Chicagoland, he will be performing selections from his award winning albums of poetic musical observations.  This will be his first post-pandemic performance and will mark the release of his fifth album, ‘Departures’, and coincidentally, his 66th birthday.

Sunday, August 1, 2021 

Jeff Fest 

Jeff Fest named one of the top 30 Music Festivals in the Country! This festival is led by the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce and an all volunteer cast of businesses, civic leaders and community residents. 


I'll be on the Chicago Songwriters stage which runs from 3-5 and my bit will be at 4:40pm CDT.  This looks like a ton of fun!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021  7pm EDT (6pm CDT) 

Online conversation with these fine folks. 

Three Chords & The Truth is a weekly, local music webcast, hosted by Pete Kremer and Alex Nobles. Each Tuesday night at 7 Eastern, we talk to musicians and songwriters who tell the stories of who they are, what they do and how they got to where they are today. 


Monday, June 21, 2021 6-9pm EDT

Online event here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/529298448230431  

I'll be doing 15 minutes around 8pm EDT (7pm CDT) - hopefully that means three songs, so not much chatting, but a nice way to get our toes back in the water. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:00-5:00pm central time

Magnolia Roads Notes for Votes Virtual Festival I
My taped performance starts at 3:15pm CDT.  I hope
you all will catch the whole show and get all of your
friends, neighbors, family and acquaintances off the
couch and registered and then be sure they vote.


Saturday, August 29, 2020, 9:00am central time
Radio interview Alicia Oloroso Hempfling
WGHC - 98.3 FM Chicago