LilFest is a presenter of deeply rooted songs and stories of passion and
power in many different genre's at many different venues in three states: Illinois, Iowa and New
York -- from private parties to SPACE and the Orrington Hotel in Evanston to
Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, KVCC in Keene Valley, the Meadowbrook Gazebo in Mt. Vernon, International
and Regional Folk Alliance Conferences in Memphis, Nashville, Toronto, Montreal, Austin and many
A veteran of 10 years of house concerts, 5 years of LilFest Festival and a
long-running weekly series at Bill's Blues in Evanston, LilFest matches performers with individual
parties and celebration events, and is also available to consult on music needs for film, radio and
LilFest History and Founder's Biography read on...
Naked Folk Calendar
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Folk Alliance National
Jim Post- News & Artist
Looking For a Great
LilFest artist TBA: Saturday, Jul. 12,
A folk singer/songwriter invokes the humanity of Mark Twain through song
"The show is worth it for the music
alone!" Roy Leonard NBC "Post focuses on Twain's younger days and he
can cut-up like the kid he ardently invokes in this perfect
"His songs and monologues, whether serious
or witty, fell as natural o the ears as everyday conversation. Rousing...and
ideal family show." Chicago
Contact Nancy Emrich of LilFest to present Jim Post as Mark Twain or Jim Post’s
Folk Show, including songs from his folk-rock career spanning 60 years!
The music from Mark Twain and the Laughing
River won the American Library Award for 1997. Jim's music has been
described as the music Stephen Foster might have written had he been a playwright.
Jim's clear, soaring tenor voice is captivating, from opening song, "Might Big
River," which is nothing less than an American anthem, through the lovely images of
"Hannibal," to the precocious narrative of, "Naked Little Boy."
Telephone: 847-256-0000 or 847-251-1100
fun with ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra!
This Chicago band plays
a broad Klezmer spectrum: Yiddish, Roma, Ladino, Romanian, Turkish, Yemeni, and
Bulgarian music --
Pan-Adriatic and Pan-Mediterranean in style.
“The music was fantastic, the volume and instrumentation just right for the
space and the crowd…You set the perfect tone!”
Telephone: 847-256-0000 or 847-251-1100
Birthday Tribute From Chad and Jeremy
Green Invitations and Letters
Are you considering sending green invitations and letters?
I suggest Paperless Post. Use my link, please if you do!
"All because of you mentioning them as
one of your house concerts a couple of times, I'm taking my son who is in
school at Tufts to see Antje Duvekot and Richard Shindell tonight in
Somerille, Massachusetts!! We were walking along the street and I saw
Antje's name on the Marquee of the local Somerville Theater. So it drew
me to the ticket window like a magnet, the way your house concerts drew me
before I unceremoniously moved to San
Without you, we would not be going! So
Thank you. Even though I now live in San Francisco, fond memories of enjoying
great music at your house concerts live on in my
"I think what you are doing for music
is absolutely wonderful. You probably don't hear this enough, but it's people
like you who keep the music alive, and help make it accessible to all the
listeners. I saw that cool t-shirt with all the names of the people who've
performed at LilFest over the years... how totally cool!" -Sue
"Nancy, you're a true
impresario. You're very effective at teaching others to love what you
love." Stuart Rosenberg
(and for all the people who read this,
what I’ve done isn’t really all that hard. I’m happy to consult with others
to facilitate live music in your own community! -Nancy)
Deeply rooted songs and stories of passion
and power for our modern lives.
Quotes about LilFest
"I feel like Franz Schubert or something! This room is great." Pete
"I love playing this room. I play differently because you can hear every
nuance!" Lloyd Maines
"You know all the best people, Nancy." Andy White