Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Downtown Elgin Live Music & Entertainment Scene - Aug 4-8

Mad Maggie's
51 S. Grove

Thursday, August 5

12 Track Radio
21 & Over

Gasthaus ZurLinde
15 N. Grove Avenue

Beginning Friday August 6, Gasthaus ZurLinde rolls out "AugFest Punk? Fest?"

Friday, August 6 at 7pm

Daylight Robbery
Glass D***s
The Mustard Men
Red Dons
The Regals

Saturday, August 7 at 7pm

Coffee Table marathon
Still Alive
Help Me Help Me
Gunners Daughter
The Annandale Cardinals
Mostly About Nothing
The Oil Can Boys
Rule 22
Vacation Bible School
groovy love vibe
The Liarbirds

Sunday, August 8 at 7pm

Pure Volume
The Kremlin
Corporate Distortion
Fascist Beauties
The Turdles

25 local punk rock bands will take the Gasthaus stage all weekend-long! Admission is $8 each night at the door or purchase a Weekend Pass for $20. Drink specials include $2 domestic pints or $12 buckets of domestic bottles.

Elgin Public House/Pub 217
219 E. Chicago Street

Friday, August 6

Saturday, August 7

Sunday, August 8
Irish Sessions

Douglas Street Sports Bar & Grill
231 Douglas Avenue

Saturday, August 7
Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown

Don't forget to come out to our August "First Thursday" Harvest Market on Thursday, August 5 from 10am-6pm at the Civic Parking Lot at Highland and Douglas Avenue in Downtown Elgin, for some more great live entertainment. Purdue University Golden Girl MerrieBeth Cox shows off her mad baton twirling skills at 11:30am. Dixon Dance Academy's soloists will perform a variety of dance styles at 12:30pm. Riverside Chorus will sing at 2pm and Trillium sings at 3:30pm.

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.

Monday, August 02, 2010

August "First Thursday" Harvest Market Schedule of Events

The Downtown Elgin Harvest Market - Presented by Alexian Brothers continues its landmark tenth season with our August "First Thursday" Market this Thursday, August 5 from 10am-6pm at the Civic Center Parking Lot at the intersection of Highland and Douglas Avenues near City Hall.

August 1-7 is National Farmers Market Week and we will be celebrating with special extended market hours from 10am-6pm and other activities and attractions including:

• In honor of Downtown Elgin Employee Appreciation Week August 2-6, all Downtown Employees who can verify their employment within Downtown Elgin’s boundaries (State Street to the west, Kimball Street to the north, Center Street/Villa Street to the east and National Street to the south) receive 10% off all Harvest Market purchases. Also all Harvest Market t-shirts and bags will be available to Downtown employees at half-price.

Steve Thoren will have his Model T car on display in advance of the 100th Anniversary of the Elgin Historic Road Rally which takes place at Sherman West Court at 1950 Larkin Avenue on Sunday, August 8. The Elgin History Museum will also have artifacts from the Road Rally on display.

The Elgin Express Train will pay a visit to the Harvest Market for all the kids to enjoy.

Purdue University Golden Girl MerrieBeth Cox will perform a baton twirling exhibition at 11:30am.

Chef Virginia Lopez will conduct a cooking demonstration of Healthy Grilled Pizza at Noon.

Dixon Dance Academy soloists will perform a variety of dance styles at 12:30pm.

• Live music performances by Riverside Chorus at 2pm and Trillium at 3:30pm.

• Informational booths from DNA, Alexian Brothers, Elgin Community Network, ECCO, The Centre of Elgin and Salon Couture.

Nestled in the heart of historic Downtown Elgin within minutes of the Grand Victoria Casino, Metra and the scenic Fox River, and within walking distance from Downtown’s dining and shopping district, the Harvest Market attracts hundreds of local residents and workers each and every week.

For more information about the 2010 Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, please call Jason Pawlowski, Promotions Coordinator for the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, at (847) 488-1456 or e-mail:

Calling All Artists for The Next Wave Art Salon

Show Your Stuff. Meet Interesting People. Win $1000 Prize. Pass it On >>

Slated for September 10-11, “The Next Wave” Art Salon is a two-day event that brings together artists of all different backgrounds and mediums in a “found space” in downtown Elgin. This is a radically-inclusive event, meaning all work is permitted.

Artists will have approximately a 10’ x 10’ space to exhibit work that is based on the broad theme of “work.” Performance artists will have a larger space to perform pieces of the same theme. The Salon is geared to attract up-and-coming Artists with innovative approaches to their art form; however it is open to Artists of all ages and genres. We are looking for everything from fine art to time art.

Three (3) $1,000 prizes will be given out the evening of September 11.

If you are interested in participating in the Salon, please visit, email or call (847) 488-1456.

The salon will be held in a large warehouse space at 166 Symphony Way in Downtown Elgin, IL 60120.

The marketing imagery for the Salon will be a mash-up of images from participating Artists. If you are interested in participating, please send submit a high resolution JPG of a work of your choice (does not have to be the work you submit to exhibit at the Salon) with your online registration. By sending us the image, you are agreeing to allow us to use it in any and all marketing for “The Next Wave” Art Salon and you will receive no compensation for its usage. Your name will be included in the photo credit, but will not necessarily be attached to your image.

Please help us to build our database of interested artists by forwarding this information to other artists and arts-related businesses and organizations who may also like to be involved. Please have them send their contact information to

Recently christened as “THE City in the Suburbs”, the City of Elgin is located just 40 miles northwest of Chicago. With a population of over 100,000, Elgin offers both the urban vitality and authenticity of a city complimented by the accessibility and affordability of a suburb. The downtown area is experiencing a renaissance, especially in the area of the Arts. One such example is a proposed development project called Elgin ArtSpace which would bring 55 affordable live/work units for artists and their families to downtown Elgin, as well as market-rate space for arts related businesses. Downtown Elgin is easily accessible by train from Union Station in Chicago or by car from I-90. To learn more, visit and

The Next Wave Art Salon is presented by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin and is partially funded through a grant from The Florence B. and Cornelia A. Palmer Foundation.