Peter Mayer's Stars & Promises 2012 — The Light of Christmas Tour will make a Dec. 22 stop at Freedom Hall in Park Forest.
Updated: January 22, 2013 6:16AM
Here is a look at events with tickets on sale or going on sale soon.
Shows include Peter Mayer’s Stars & Promises holiday concert at Freedom Hall in Park Forest.
410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, (708) 747-0580, freedomhall.org
◆ Stars & Promises 2012 — The Light of Christmas Tour with Peter Mayer at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets are $28. Already on sale.
The guitarist, vocalist and songwriter is widely known as the lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band.
Mayer is entering his 12th consecutive year with the Stars & Promises Christmas tour.
The namesake of the Peter Mayer Group has melded a unique and eclectic writing style, a distinctive voice and virtuoso musicianship to create compelling and accessible music that is electrifying in live performance, officials said.
Culling childhood influences that ranged from traditional Indian music and the Beatles, Mayer studied and taught jazz guitar.
He’s had the opportunity to share the stage with James Taylor, Mac McAnally, Sonny Landreth, Don Henley and others.
Each December, the Peter Mayer Group embarks on its Christmas tour. For many, these performances kick off the Christmas and holiday season and have become both a thrilling and meaningful part of their celebrations.
These performances feature a collection of original and traditional Christmas music played by an inventive ensemble that features R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow, Mama’s Pride, Jeff Coffin) on percussion, guitar, and vocals; Marc Torlina (Chuck Berry, Neil Sedaka, Treme Terra) on bass and vocals; Maggie Estes (Buddy Spicher, Leahy, Mike Snider) on violin and mandolin; and Chris Walters (Bela Fleck, Alabama, JD Souther) on keyboards.
There is also the scenery and sonic presentation brought on board by the production of Chad Stewart and Stewart Sound.
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1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, (312) 666-6775, bottomlounge.com
◆ American Gothic Productions presents Back to the Grave at 9 p.m. Jan. 5 Upstairs at Bottom Lounge. Tickets are $8 for the 21-and-older show. Already on sale.
◆ Ruby Hornet presents ShowYouSuck “OMPP3 – Rest In Pizza” Release Party with ShowYouSuck, St. Millie, Warhound and others at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. doors) Jan. 12. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on show day for the all-ages gig. Already on sale.
◆ Omar Rodriguez-Lopez presents Bosnian Rainbows 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors) Feb. 26. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. Already on sale.
◆ Anberlin at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors) March 14. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. On sale on Dec. 21.
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, (773) 489-3160, doubledoor.com
All shows are 21-and-older.
Tickets will go on sale at noon Dec. 22 at TicketFly.com unless otherwise indicated.
◆ Mad Bread presents Roots Revival with special guests to be announced at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Jan. 10. Tickets are $5.
◆ Trick Shooter Social Club at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Jan. 11. Tickets are $7.
◆ The Locals and special guests to be announced at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Jan. 12. Tickets are $8.
◆ Dirtroom show featuring Rob Wilson presents Your Comedy Show: Wicker Park with comics Adam Burke, Sherman Edwards, the Puterbaugh Sisterz and Kevin Berard and musical acts James Manno and Mar’son & The FYF Crew at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors). Jan. 14. Tickets are $7.
◆ Soul Summit presents Free Dance Party! celebrating its third anniversary at Double Door on Jan. 19. The event will feature Soul Summit disc jockeys Dave Mata, Sloppy White and Duke Grip and special guest DJs to be announced.
◆ Antony & The Tramps, Ben Ripani Music Co., the Western, the Ewing Theory and Paper Thick Walls at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Jan. 26. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 on show day.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118, fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
◆ Soul Vendor, Velvet Jimis and Bumpus (rock, soul) at 9 p.m. Dec. 28. Tickets are $10. Already on sale.
◆ The Salty Dogs and the Fat Babies (jazz, swing) at 8 p.m. Jan. 10. Tickets are $10 at ticketweb.com. On sale on Dec. 21.
◆ Otis Clay CD release for “Truth Is” (blues, soul) at 9 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets are $15 for ticketweb.com. On sale on Dec. 21.
◆ American English (rock, tribute to the Beatles) at 9 p.m. Feb. 9. Tickets are $12 at ticketweb.com. On sale on Dec. 21.
◆ Tab Benoit (blues) at 9 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets are $20 at ticketweb.com. On sale on Dec. 21.
3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 404-9494, martyrslive.com
Tickets for these shows are already on sale.
◆ Big C Jamboree with Nikki Hill at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3. Admission is free.
◆ Lonely Companion, Andrea Dawn and Little Light at 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets are $7.
◆ The Moses Gun, Panoo Rama and Butterfly in Traffic at 8 p.m. Jan. 22. Tickets are $7.
◆ Chicago Afrobeat Project and Nick & the Ovorols at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets are $10.
◆ Jenny Dragon (record release party) and Mar Caribe at 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
◆ Pound of Flesh, the Obscene Kiss and others at 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets are $7.
◆ Delhi 2 Dublin at 9 p.m. March 29. Tickets are $15.
◆ Wheeler Brothers on March 30. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF ART & CULTURE IN EVANSTON
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, (847) 492-8860, evanstonspace.com
Tickets for these shows are already on sale.
◆ The Daredevil Christopher Wright with Bears of Blue River and the Wild Family (folk and indie) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Tickets are $10.
◆ Jeffrey Cohen with Jeff Libman (singer-songwriter) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on show day.
◆ Write Club at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and March 4. Tickets are $10 per show.
◆ Commander Cody (country, rock) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Tickets are $17-$30.
◆ Sons of the Never Wrong (folk, singer-songwriter) at 7 p.m. March 2. Tickets are $15-$35.
◆ Cherish the Ladies (Irish folk) at 7 p.m. March 15. Tickets are $28-$58.
◆ Karla Bonoff (singer-songwriter) at 7 p.m. March 22. Tickets are $15-$35.
◆ Hey Marseilles (folk) at 7:30 p.m. April 3. Tickets are $10-$18.
◆ Zammuto on April 4.
◆ Carrie Rodriguez (singer-songwrtier, folk, Americana) at 7 p.m. April 5. Tickets are $15-$27.
◆ Ellis Paul (folk, singer-songwriter) at 7 p.m. April 6. Tickets are $15-$35.
◆ That 1 Guy (experimental) at 10 p.m. April 6. Tickets are $12-$22.
◆ Tom Paxton (folk, singer-songwriter) at 7 p.m. April 20. Tickets are $20-$40.