This three-hour concert will feature artists from Chicago’s vibrant acoustic scene, many of whom perform regularly at Uncommon Ground, and will include Jenny & Robin Bienemann, Mark Dvorak, Al Rose, Emily White, Donna Adler, and Linda M. Smith, as well as many other musicians and singer/songwriters.
"The folk community in Chicago has a tradition of responding in times of need," said event organizer and Folk Alliance Region Midwest board member Sue Fink. "The response to this show so far has been overwhelming."
The Uncommon Ground opened in 1990 and has since become Chicago’s center for singer-songwriters and acoustic music.
"The music room at the Devon location is very lovely," said Fink. "It’s comfortable and sounds great. The food and service at Uncommon Ground is of course unmatched. We’re so pleased that (owner) Michael Cameron is supporting our effort. It promises to be a memorable evening."
Performers (in alphabetical order) are:
- Donna Adler
- Jeanne T. Arrigo
- Jenny & Robin Bienemann
- Melanie Budd
- Dan Connolly
- Kristin Cotts
- James Curley
- Mark Dvorak
- Eugenia Elliott
- Robinlee Garber
- Kathy Greenholdt
- Bill Kavanagh
- Terry MacNamara
- Al Rose
- Linda M. Smith
- SongSisters (Claudia Anderson, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Sue Fink, and Patti Shaffner)
- Sweet Maries (Amy Shoemaker and Susie Lofton)
- Emily White
Donation envelopes will be placed on every table. Contributions can either be cash or checks made out to American Red Cross.
For more information on the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a dinner reservation at the Uncommon Ground, 1401 Devon, Chicago IL, phone 773.465.9801 or visit http://uncommonground.com/