Stay tuned for upcoming Valslist Pop-Up concerts in the intimate setting of The Winnetka Chapel Stage. The nations top performing artists, across all genres, are showcased in this oasis in the North Shore of Chicago. Artists have included Brendan James, Cobi, Red Sun Rising, Emmet Cohen, Dylan LeBlanc, and MotoPony.....Just to name a few!
Calling all kids from Chicagoland (age 8-14)!
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Shark Judges include :
Rocky Wirtz - Owner Chicago Blackhawks | President Wirtz Corporation
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Val Haller - Founder of valslist.com| Winnetka Music Festival
David Donaldson - Managing Director Merrill Lynch
Liza Solberg - Founder of Spynergy Wicker Park
Moderated by Lowey Bundy Sichol
Register at https://www.winnetkaideatank.com
Grand Prize: $1,000
Cash prizes to the top five ideas. Non-cash prizes to all registrants.
James Lanman returns to. the beautiful Winnetka Chapel stage on June 30th for the first time since the Winnetka Music Festival last year for a great cause!. The suggested donations will go toward The National Scoliosis Foundation's efforts to fund the research, early detection technology and treatment of Scoliosis. The suggested donation for Mind The Curve is $20 a person but whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated!
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter siblings of the Ruen Brothers, are making a mark with a throwback rock and roll sound that intersects the early days of the genre with a dynamic present day act. Straight from England influenced by The RollingStones and The Everly Brothers, The brothers’ artistic background and pedigree come into full focus on their debut studio albumALL MY SHADES OF BLUE (out 6/01 via Ramseur), The album also includes the talents of such boldface names as Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums, along with The Killers’ Dave Keuning on strings and Faces and Small Faces legend IanMcLagan on keyboards.
Roanoke is a rising Folk/Americana band based out of Nashville, TN. They create rich harmonies and unforgettable songs of love, heartbreak, and exploration. Roanoke uses their undeniable musical chemistry to create a unique and captivating sound full of cultural influences, roots
instrumentation, and catchy, memorable melodies. Their self-titled debut album Roanoke is an invigoratingly classic Americana album filled with modern yet vintage tunes that make the audience sit and listen to a back-porch tale in true Americana fashion. Roanoke has struck a balance between the narrative songwriting of folk, the ear candy appeal of pop, and the roots authenticity of country music. With their growing fan base, and energetic live show, they are set to shake the alternative Americana Folk scene in no time.
Scott Mulvahill Frontman. Singer-songwriter. World-renowned upright bassist. Multi-instrumentalist. For the past decade, Scott Mulvahill has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana,bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock & roll, and roots music. Already acclaimed for his work alongside icons like Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby. He recenlty debuted at the Grand Ole Opry and now he is debuting at the Winnetka Music Festval.
Soul Singer Erin Costelo - Her 2016 release, DOWN BELOW, THE STATUS QUO, was nominated for a total of 12 awards in her home on the East Coast of Canada including a win for Solo Recording of the Year and Producer of the Year, making her the first woman to receive the prestigious award.
"Erin Costelo has one of those voices — striking, powerful and full of depth and range — not unlike that of Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard or the legendary Mavis Staples” – Exclaim Magazine
“…Costelo offers a unique sound with soothing, soulful vocals.” – Glide Magazine
A prolific songwriter, Pat McKillen finds joy in every part of the creative process.
McKillen continues to adapt to an ever-changing music scene and always seeks to find ways to enhance the solo singer-songwriter experience. An experienced looper, he brings the layering techniques of the studio into the live setting for a performance that resonates with a wide range of ages and audiences.
Ax and the Hatchetmen has made it clear to everyone on Beale Street that the blues are alive and well in the youth of Chicago. While they specialize in the blues, Ax and the Hatchetmen play a vast array of music as well, including jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, and indie. They have a couple of originals and continue to work on more.
Join us for free concert on Sunday the 16th. Fan favorite from year one of the festival, Brendan James, will return to the Chapel Stage at 5:30. If you want to reserve a spot at this concert send a note to Val@valslist.com
If you don't have time for the concert you can still stop by and buy or pickup your wristband for the festival. Avoid the lines at the fest by taking a few minutes to stop by the Chapel between 4:30 and 7:30 to get your wristband.
Celebrate the spirit of volunteerism, and pay special tribute to 4 amazing volunteers who have made a meaningful difference in our community by giving generously of their time and talents in service to those in need - Faturing a concert on the Winnetka Chapel Stage by Chicago artist and American Idol finalist Manny Torres. Mark your calendar now for this special event.
Experience the highly acclaimed Dave Shelton Trio perform selections form their Jazz repertoire.
Beth Kuhn Metzler (on vocals) has an extensive acting career with many regional and NYC productions (Most notably in Boeing Boeing and on the National tour of Legally Blonde). Also a comedian by trade, (Second City and iO Improv) Beth will sure to delight!
Doors Open at 6:30pm -BYOB
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Harkness Outreach Center (The Winnetka Chapel)
SNEAK PEEK! Have a kid or teen who loves music? Valslist is hosting a KID-FRIENDLY CONCERT this Friday April 12 at 7pm in the Winnetka Chapel featuring a young rising star on the country/Nashville scene (she's 15) named Queeva (she's headlining the Family Stage at this summer's Winnetka Music Festival) Join us for this intimate, seated, one hour (FREE) concert - a great family night with the kids or for 'tweens/teens who want to follow their music dreams. SPACE LIMITED. hurry! Click here to listen and reserve your spot:
Link to the invitation: https://conta.cc/2Dsg3QX
A night with Kellindo and Alex Weill Two shows 7:00pm and 9:00pm
If you watched THE GRAMMYS you saw him on stage performing with Grammy Nominee JANELLE MONAE - he's been her lead guitarist, co-writer, collaborator since 2006, and his name is KELLINDO. THIS IS THEIR YEAR - Grammy nominated for ALBUM OF THE YEAR, headlining COACHELLA, headlining GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL England, BOSTON CALLING FESTIVAL, Just to name a few Stay tuned and follow them this year as they sweep the world with their music and live show!
This will be an EXCLUSIVE up-close-and-personal GIG with KELLINDO and world-renowned violinist ALEX WEILL who's played with everyone in the industry .. and now wants to play for you.
FREE (Suggested donation of $20/pp )
Join WMF alum, Zach Heckendorf, as he kicks-off the Winnetka Music Festival! We will be announcing our stellar line-up at this not to be missed concert! Space is limited.
link to the invitation: https://conta.cc/2DWPPHy
FREE (Suggested tip of $20/pp for the artist)
NOTE: Prior to the concert from 6:30-7:30pm
is the official Press Party for the Winnetka Music Festival
INVITATION ONLY Doors for this concert open at 7:20 pm !!
The Winnetka Chapel Presents a night of piano and holiday song featuring acclaimed musician Dave Shelton and Actress/Songstress Beth Kuhn. They will be performing highlights from their Christmas Album "Eyes Through a Child".
Beth Kuhn Metzler has an extensive acting career with many regional and NYC productions (Most notably in Boeing Boeing and on the National tour of Legally Blonde). Also a comedian by trade, (Second City and iO Improv) Beth will sure to delight!
Festive refreshments provided. BYOB!
Doors Open at 6:30pm
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Harkness Outreach Center (The Winnetka Chapel)
FREE Valslist Live Concert Series featuring Jadea Kelly. This Canadian songstress won 2016 Contemporary SInger of the Year (Canadian Folk Music Awards). Her highly acclaimed fusion of contemporary/ folk has been featured on films, TV, fests. Doors open at 6:30. BYOB and please bring money for the aritist tip jar.
Please come to hear three fun bands -- two up-and-comers and one over-the-hill. The price is right -- No cover and BYOB (and bring home your empties). We will pass the hat to raise money for Harkness Outreach Center and Curt’s Café.
At 7:00, the evening kicks off with NTHS’ own Winter Beach. They will perform a number of their original compositions as well as a surprise cover. Winter Beach is a garage surf-rock band formed a little under a year ago by Luke Anaclerio (guitar and vocals), Billy Crimmins (drums), and Keaton Schiller (vocals). They will be performing songs off their upcoming EP coming out on Spotify before they head off to college.
At 7:20, Winnetka musician, 25 year old Maggie Young (performing as Hodje), will solo (with some surprise back-up musicians for her last song). She recently released “Angela” on Spotify. Raised in the UK, she developed an appreciation for British artists such as Amy Winehouse, Florence Welch, and Adele. The name Hodje honors her late grandmother who toured America in one of the first theatre companies. With a love for storytelling, Hodje creates songs centered on honest narratives, incorporating universal highs and lows of young adulthood: love, heartbreak, and self-discovery.
The dancing starts at 7:45 with The Jacks. We will play some of our favorites, and hopefully yours. The Jacks are -- Bob Ebersole (keyboards), Mike Fine (lead guitar), Jim Law (vocals), Stuart McCrary (bass guitar), John McGrath (guitar and vocals), Brad McLane (drums) and Scott Rodgers (guitar and vocals).
Please plan to join in the festivities!