Evanston's New S.P.A.C.E. Features Dave
Specter CD/DVD Release Party May 22, Spring Concerts and Hootenanny
Photo by: Jennifer Wheeler
EVANSTON, IL –S.P.A.C.E.,
a unique, fully-equipped audio-visual and music venue and
function space at 1245 Chicago Avenue in Evanston will kick off
spring with concerts featuring celebrated Chicago musicians
Also, starting on the first and third Sunday of every
will host The Evanston
Hootenanny, a fun family sing-a-long night.
Two benefit concerts for local charitable organizations
will take place in May.
The schedule for events is as follows:
1st and 3rd Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month)
The Evanston Hootenanny family
of the Old Town School of Folk Music will lead a rousing
selection of old folk, bluegrass and popular favorites during
these raucous sing-a-long nights.
This new family-friendly series will encourage families
turn off the TV, unplug
the computer and gather with others for old fashioned fellowship
and fun. Tickets to
all shows are
$5 per individual
and $10 per family
and available by calling 847-492-8860.
Thursday, May 1 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
2nd Annual Mama Jam benefit for The WINGS organization
Just in time for Mother’s Day,
WINGS and the
present the 2nd Annual
Mama Jam! Showcase. Wendy
Morgan serves as hostess to
(Soul-Singer and Pop-Rocker),
Marjie Killeen (TV
Host and Producer),
Nancy Davis-Shaffer (Singer/Songwriter) and
Proceeds will benefit
WINGS, an organization that provides a continuum of
integrated services in an effort to end domestic violence and
homelessness one family at a time. Tickets are
$15 in advance and
$20 at the door.
For tickets or more information visit
Saturday, May 17 from
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
benefit for Metropolitan Family Services of Evanston/Skokie
This benefit to support at-risk families in the
Evanston and Skokie Valley communities will feature cuisine
from Union Pizzeria and musical performances by
Stuart Rosenberg, Dave
Specter, Don Stille
and Howard Levy.
Family Services provides comprehensive services - including
child and youth development, violence prevention, senior care,
legal assistance and financial management - to help families
become stronger and more self-reliant. Tickets are
$100 per person and
available by calling
312-986-4099 or visiting
Wednesday, May 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Dave Specter DVD/CD release party at Buddy Guy's Legends
Thursday, May 22 at 9:00 p.m.
Dave Specter DVD/CD release party and concert,
performing with Tad
Robinson and special guests
Live in Chicago,
the new Delmark DVD/CD release, features Specter and his
band at two of
famous blues clubs hosting an all-star blues revue.
talents are featured on over 30 albums including collaborations
with B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana, among others.
He has always straddled the blues/jazz fence with a hip
disregard for arbitrary restrictions, his funky lines echoing
the jazz masters, but his grinding single-note work greasy
enough for any Windy City after-hours club.
was recently featured at Millennium Park and the Chicago Blues
Festival and named by WXRT as one of the top 5 blues concerts of
2004. Tickets are
and available by
provides a flexible creative canvas
for the community.
Serving as an ideal venue for visual arts, dance, music, and
literary events, the versatile 3,000 square foot area also
serves as a perfect location for social gatherings and
rustic urban décor is highlighted by the wood floor, made from
the original timbers of an East Coast barn.
With collapsible tables and chairs and portable staging
and technologically advanced video and audio recording
S.P.A.C.E is versatile as well as
stylish. By combining flexibility with functionality, it’s a
venue that could easily be used for hosting a business meeting
by day and showcasing an up-and-coming local band by night, and
will certainly become a favorite place for celebrations of all
The League of Creative
Musicians is a membership club offering an extraordinary
setting to pursue the passion for music. A comfortable and
convivial setting, the lounge-like area features a
state-of-the-art control room that blends the finest modern
recording equipment with classic vintage technology for a
powerful and flexible tech environment.
Described by the partners as a “country club for music
instead of sports,” members can combine the virtues of musical
creativity with the social pleasures of collaboration and the
camaraderie of good-natured fellowship.
The beautifully furnished and fully equipped multi-room studio
complex offers an exquisite acoustic design, in addition to food
and beverage service in the members-only lounge and an exclusive
Members can record their compositions, write songs, participate
in master classes and seminars with legendary musicians, or play
the clubs exquisite collection of vintage instruments.
They will also have priority in booking the
for their own performances and social celebrations, receive
premium seating at all concert events in the
and enjoy special club privileges in
The League offers all musicians, professional and
amateur, an opportunity to pursue their passion or simply to
“come out and play.”
The venue’s versatility is sure to make it a magnet for the
region’s most coveted local concerts, parties, meetings and
events, and a haven for local musicians.
Membership for the League is limited and still available
or calling 847.492.8190.
For more information on any of the three spaces at the
venue, call 847.492.8190