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Special Performances

Odetta will perform 11-16-08 LilFest SPACE Bill's Blues Evanston ILLilFest, Bill's Blues and S.P.A.C.E. present


 Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2PM

Venue: S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 

LilFest, Bill's Blues and S.P.A.C.E. work together to welcome you to experience live music at its best, right here in Evanston and the North Shore.

Odetta will perform 11-16-08 LilFest SPACE Bill's Blues Evanston ILThere are few musical opportunities in lifetime that are on a par with a concert with Odetta (with Radoslav Lorkovic) in an intimate setting like S.P.A.C.E.

From Tonight with Belafonte in the '50's to the Tavis Smiley Show in 2008, Odetta has been an American treasure and an icon. She was a deep musical influence for Dylan, Baez and Joplin, and Odetta will perform 11-16-08 LilFest SPACE Bill's Blues Evanston ILthe musical "Voice of the Civil Rights Movement" alongside Martin Luther King. (He called her "The Queen of American Folk Music" in 1964.) Her artistry is extraordinary, her spirit transcending and her music deeply affecting. This will be unforgettable. With her deep, Odetta will perform 11-16-08 LilFest SPACE Bill's Blues Evanston ILrich voice she has carried blues, gospel and songs of America throughout the world, bringing diverse individuals together through music.


Tickets are available through or Bill’s Blues or S.P.A.C.E.


General Seats $40.00

Armchair Patrons $65.00




Jim Post CD Release Party with Basil & Heller 

Opening Friday, January 22 at 8PM Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

Great pizza and More at Union - right in the venue.

"Post is one of the Midwest's great treasures."

Chicago Tribune

Jim PostPost performed and recorded in the 1960s as the duet Friend and Lover with his wife at that time, Cathy Conn Post. He worked as a solo singer-songwriter in Chicago and throughout the Midwest in the 1970s and 1980s. Post was a regular performer at the Earl of Old Town and other Chicago folk music bars, and was a contemporary of notable singer-songwriters Steve Goodman, John Prine, Fred Holstein and Bonnie Koloc.

 In 1971, he produced and played on an album of Chicago folk musicians, Gathering at the Earl of Old Town, that included the first recording of Goodman's City of New Orleans. During the 1990s and 2000s, he focused on performing in the character of Mark Twain in one-man shows. Post has also recorded an album of children's songs.



Larry Basil & John HellerLarry Basil and John Heller: High energy harmonies! They cover traditional folk songs, often recalling the times of Bob Gibson and Chicago's great venues.