Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Downtown Live Music & Entertainment Scene - June 9-13

Okay...fingers crossed, knocking on wood, rubbing lots of lucky rabbits feet...are you ready to celebrate Blackhawks fans? One more win until Chicago's ONE GOAL is fulfilled: winning Lord Stanley's Cup! Bring your playoff beards to Downtown Elgin where there are plenty of hotspots to get your "Cup" on for Game 6 tonight:

Douglas Street Sports Bar & Grill at 231 Douglas Avenue (35 cent wings, $3 Bud Light 16 oz. cans)
Gasthaus at 15 N. Grove Avenue
La Quebrada Restaurant at 50 N. Spring Street
Elgin Public House at 219 E. Chicago Street
Mad Maggies at 51 S. Grove Avenue
The Roadhouse/Main Event at 200 Prairie Street

All of these establishments will be showing Game 6 tonight at 7pm (and, heaven forbid, Game 7 on Friday night) so bring your "squad" out! GAME ON!

Now onto this week's Live Music & Entertainment Scene:

Mad Maggies
51 S. Grove

Wednesday, June 9
Sleep Serpsis Sleep with The Gun Show, Thyatiera, Inocula and Unreckoned - 6:00pm

Thursday, June 10
Geronimo with Oh Well, Solar Bear, An Aesthetic Anaesthetic and The Please & Thank Yous - 7:30pm

Friday, June 11
Eternal Dawn with Sage 4, Spirits Asunder and Zmeu - 5:00pm
Shifter - 10:30pm

Saturday, June 12
Savanna Road with Dysfunctional Mariachi and Innertragic - 7:30pm

Sunday, June 13
In Media Res with Demolisher, Erjony, Face the Frontline, Through the Fire and Scavenger - 7:00pm

Elgin Public House/Pub 217
219 E. Chicago Street

Friday, June 11

Saturday, June 12

Sunday, June 13
Irish Sessions

The Roadhouse/Main Event
200 Prairie Street

Friday, June 11
Halfpint Brawlers

Sunday, June 13
Powerman 5000 - First Band 9:00pm, Headliner 10:00pm, ALL AGES SHOW!

Also don't miss out on two of Elgin's performing arts gems this weekend: Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Elgin OPERA.

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra closes out their monumental 60th Season with a chilling performance entitled Symphonie Fantastique. All performances are conducted at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin, Showtimes are Friday, June 11 at 1:30pm, Saturday, June 12 at 8:00pm and Sunday, June 13 at 3:30pm and great seats are available for as low as $15! For more information, visit the ESO website at

The Elgin OPERA's 2nd Annual Summer Music Festival begins this weekend and runs every weekend through July 11 at the Kimball Street Theater, located on the first level of the new Rider Center on the campus of Elgin Academy at 261 Dundee Avenue. This weekend's shows include German Lieder Night - Schubert, Schumann, Strauss & more on Friday, June 11 at 7:30pm and A French Evening - Fauré, Debussy, Massenet and more on Saturday, June 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors and Students and $10 for Elgin OPERA Guild Members. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Elgin OPERA at 847.695.5014, via email:, or visit

Remember that bands, ticket prices and performance times are subject to change so we ask that you please call or visit each venue's website for ticket information, performance times or for any applicable cover charges.

Puzzling Product to Help Raise Funds for Design Committee Projects

Not only can you own a piece of Downtown Elgin history but you can also help ensure the continued efforts of the Downtown Neighborhood Association's Design Committee to maintain Downtown's unique and distinctive historic look as well.

The DNA is now selling a beautiful 12-piece collectible jigsaw puzzle of Elgin's Tower Building for just $5! Proceeds of the puzzle sales will benefit DNA Design Committee Projects.

Puzzles can be purchased at the DNA Office at 2 Douglas Avenue in Elgin and will also be available for sale at our booth at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, at the corner of Highland and Douglas in the Civic Parking Lot near City Hall, each and every Thursday from 10am-4pm. In addition to the Tower Building puzzles, you can also purchase Harvest Market tote bags for $2, Harvest Market t-shirts for $10 and Rediscover Downtown Elgin t-shirts (while supplies last) for $5.

And don't forget that Downtown Elgin Gift Certificates - redeemable at dozens of businesses in Downtown - make great gifts for graduations, weddings and birthdays! Stop by the DNA Office to pick some up today!

Noise Fest 2010 Comes to Mad Maggies in Downtown Elgin

42 Bands! Two Days! Only one place to be: Mad Maggies in Downtown Elgin!

On Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, Mad Maggies at 51 S. Grove Avenue will serve as your host for Noise Fest 2010. The two-day indoor and outdoor festival packed with fun, games, good times and great local music, will be hosted by Finnigan of 103.5 KISS-FM. Shows begin at 1pm on both dates.

Saturday's performers include SUNS (ex. Wax on Radio), MOD SUN (ex. Four Letter Lie), London (Severe Records), LOOKOUT! Giants, Goodbye Coastline, Emblems, Snowsera, Farwell, In Reverie, Artists vs Athletes, From The Sidelines, Defined My Nightmare, Tadashi, Chase This City, Calls for Comfort, Crayolala, Closing In, Power Power Tiger Paw, My Alumni, and The Light Up Scene.

Sunday's performers include JUST LEFT (standby records), The Alumni Club, Weekend FM, The Delivery Boys, Scarlett, Last Avenue, Chimera Twilight, Rocky Loves Emily (MI), Just The Kid, Backdrop (IA), AM:PM, So Last Summer, The Fireship, Our Story After All, Draft Week, Dear Noel (IN), The Born Ready, Ben Hammond, Cadence Fox, The Laffing Hyenas, and The Window Theatre.

To our Downtown Neighbors up and down S. Grove Street and in the surrounding vicinity, this will be an all-day event on both Saturday and Sunday so expect additional traffic. To the patrons of Noise Fest 2010, welcome to Downtown Elgin and please be respectful of our neighbors and the neighborhood.

$5 presales available until June 18 at
$12 at the door
$20 for a two-day pass

For more information, visit or