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 December 2022

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8 - 11
THU - SUN

Barb Silverman, Anna Jacobson, Roy McGraff, Eric Zorn, Mary Schmich, Steve Rosen, Fred Campeau, Lani Lee, Aaron Smith, Paul & Gail Tyler, Zacbe Pichardo

Songs of Good Cheer
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 n. Lilncoln Ave
Chicago, IL

7:30 pm plus two afternoons

773 728-6000

The 24th year of this iconic, heartwarming, stunningly crafted 4-day holiday concert with 13 musicians and sold-out audiences. Fully orchestrated and harmonized, top-of-the-line soloists, nationally touted columnists spearheading these shows with rousing audience voices chiming in. Holiday songs of every ilk from all over the world and straight from your hearts.
www.oldtownschool.org

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 November 2022

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Silverman, Steinmann, Wankoff Trio

Annual Scouts Concert/Dance
Oak Park School
XXXX
Oak Park, IL

We perform this every year with palpable joy from the scouts and families. Wouldn't give up this gig for all the gold in King Tut's tomb.

 October 2022

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Barb Silverman & Fred Campeau

Grove Fest
The Grove Historical Museum
1700 N Milwaukee Ave
Glenview, IL

Annual Harvest Hoe Down Fest with stages and pulled pork, rhubarb pie, and other festivities. Barb and Fred present an array of traditional and oldtime favorites with banjo, fiddle, guitar, bones and washboard.
www.thegroveglenview.org

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Fall Fest
Chicago Botanic Gardens
1000 W Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL

The lush, breathtaking Chicago Botanic Gardens celebrate fall every year with this diverse stretch of vendors and music along the fountain-decked Promenade. Come join the feast!
www.chicagobotanicgarden.org

Barb Silverman, Al Trachtenburg, Gerry Field

EBO Has Talent
Edgewater Beach Association
5555 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL

Barb is joined by seasoned jazz musicians Gerry Field and Al Trachtenburg for this smorgasboard of jazz standards, country classics and folk favorites. This annual spicy summer concert series is sponsored by the Edgewater Beach Association.

Buds & Shoots

Boots and Bling: Unity on the North Shore Fundraiser Gala
Unity on the North Shore
3434 Central St
Evanston, IL

The stunning Buds and Shoots have been chosen to provide a Fall Harvest Hoedown Festival. This gala fundraiser will include cocktails, silent auction, barn dancing, festive dinner and much more, with proceeds benefiting Unity on the North Shore. The event begins at 6:00 pm, the band starts playing 8:00 pm.
www.silverbeammusic.com

Buds & Shoots

Gallagher Way at Wrigley Field
Gallagher Way
3635 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60613

In Wrigley Field's front yard, this esteemed and free concert series has invited illustrious Buds & Shoots (check us out on wwwsilverbeammusic.com) to render a set of country folk classics. Come hear a four-piece of harmonic voices, exceptional solos and a tight woven sound.
https://www.gallagherway.com

Barb Silverman

Elgin Hadassah Concert
Edgewater Creekside Lodge
2554 Edgewater Drive
Elgin, IL 60124

Returning for the 3rd time to this Hadassah Chapter, Barbara is their favorite performer. She weaves together vintage popular hits and Jewish gems in a sweet tapestry peppered with humorous anecdotes.

 September 2022

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Barb Silverman

Harmony Singing Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Duets, trios, counterpoint harmony, part-singing and understanding it all from soup to nuts. Join this everybody-welcome workshop without fear or retribution, just soaring voices and lots of fun.
www.oldtownschool.org

The Silver Trotters: Fred Campeau, Anna Jacobson, Steve Rosen, Barb Silverman

Chicago Live
WAVE WALL STAGE NAVY PIER
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

City-wide "Chicago Live" celebration of performing artists features Old Town School's Barb Silverman's "Silver Trotters" band and her singular dance calling full of skill and whimsey, for the beginner to the worn-out leather-shoed. Come to the base of the Navy Pier ferris wheel for the fun.

 August 2022

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Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

Celebration of Life
Celebration of Life
xxxx
Chicago, IL

Private event

 July 2022

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SILVER TROTTERS: Campeau, Rosen, Silverman, Smith

SQUARE ROOTS FESTIVAL
Old Town School of Folk Music
Lincoln and Sunnyside Stage
Chicago, IL 60625

Family Dance on a new Sunnyside Avenue stage in the shade! Star oldtime masters Fred Campeau, Steve Rosen and Chirps Smith play stirring fiddle tunes to Barb's calling of an array of fun dances easy for the whole family -- heck, the whole neighborhood can join in!
www.oldtownschool.org

 June 2022

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BARB SILVERMAN

HARMONY SINGING WORKSHOP
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Sweet harmonies sung full throttle for beginner to experienced voices including folk songs, country ballads, swing tunes and whimsical fun songs. Harmony queen Barb captures and coasts through simple parallel harmonies on up to counterpoint and multiple part gems.
www.oldtownschool.org/classes/openhouse

BARB SILVERMAN

RELAX ON STAGE
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60618

"RELAX ON STAGE" workshop with Barb Silverman, multiple band leader and Life Story Theatre creator (www.silverbeammusic.com) leads this lively 80-minute workshop. Explore tools that engage an audience with charm, ease, humor, spirit and soul. We will exchange bits of real life anecdotes to weave into our stage material. $30.
www.oldtownschool.org

SILVER ROSE TRIO (Silverman, Veras, Rosen)

SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES
Hamilton Lakes
2 Pierce Place
Itasca, IL 60143

An all-day fest celebrating the glory of the Scottish tradition as it has crossed the sea and mutated into its many American forms of music and movement. Silver Rose will be performing Bluegrass and Celtic varieties. Sponsored by Illinois Saint Andrew Society.

SILVER BEAM QUINTET: Silverman, Veras, Rosen, Straeffer, Campeau

TOTAL VOCAL FREEDOM ANNUAL CONFERENCE
DeKoven Center
600 21st Street
Racine, WI 53403

The multi-talented Silver Beam Quintet will provide square dancing (Barb the caller) and a rich set of classic songs for this highly skilled group of international singers. The lovely Dekoven Center sits right on the bluff above Lake Michigan, an evening promising to be gorgeous in every way.

 May 2022

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Barbara Silverman

WASHBOARD WORKSHOP
OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Barb Silverman leads this engaging hands-on washboard rally covering basic rhythm patterns common to jug band, swing, old-time, and Cajun/Zydeco. You'll start with simple shuffle rhythms and build to more exciting variations and patterns. Bring your own board and thimbles or bottle openers or scratchers.
www.oldtownschool.org/classes/openhouse

TRIO D'ARGENT Silverman, Rosen, Colledge

BAYOU FUNDRAISER PARTY (private event)
XXXX
Chicago, IL

Cajun gems and Oldtime favorites baked by this new threesome with decades of playing experience all melded into a new blend. Fundraiser for the scholarship fund of the Latin School. Button accordion, guitar, fiddles, triangle and washboard.

SILVER ROSE TRIO: Silverman, Rosen, Veras

DUPAGE COMMUNITY ARTS FESTIVAL
DuPage County Fairgrounds Festival
2015 Manchester Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187

The beloved Silver Rose Trio kicks off the music for this wonderful event in the wild west (Wheaton) on the US Bank Horseshoe Stage with country and swing chestnuts, rich harmony and some clogging thrown in. Fiddle, mando, guitar, washboard, bones and feet.
https://dupagecountyfair.org/event/dupage-communit

 April 2022

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Barbara Silverman w/ Rick Veras

One of a Kind Show
Merchandise Mart
Illinois Street and the Chicago River, 7th floor
Chicago, IL

Barb is one of six selected OTS musicians to perform at this huge conglomeration of artists, artisans, jewelry and furniture makers and more, an annual all-weekend event at the majestic Merchandise Mart right on the Chicago River. Look and listen for her country ballads, swing chestnuts, washboard ruckus, and melodious voice backed by fiddler extraordinaire Rick.

 March 2022

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Barbara Silverman

Harmony Singing Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

A live in-person gathering of real human beings singing in a big space together. We'll sing some haunting country duets, some three-part early rock hits, a couple of swing tunes with multiple parts. Sign up, sing up!!
www.oldtownschool.org

 December 2021

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Barb Silverman, Anna Jacboson, Roy McGraff, Aaron Smith, Steve Rosen, Fred Campeau, Mary Schmich, Eric Zorn, Lani Lee, Paul & Gail Tyler, Zacbe Pichardo, Zahra Baker

Songs of Good Cheer
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

The 24th year of this iconic, lovable show fanfared by this loving team of performers and packing in multiple sold-out audiences. Fully orchestrated multi-cultural, lushly harmonized, rhythm-embellished holiday songs of every ilk, and 450 people singing along. Evening and afternoon shows over a 5-day stretch.
www.oldtownschool.org

 October 2021

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Silver Beam Trio

Harvest Moon Feast
Prairie School of Du Page
XXXX
Wheaton, IL

Private event: Silver Beam Trio (Silverman Rosen Veras) will provide lively bluegrass, old time and country standards for this outdoor family fest in the wooded prairie of Wheaton.

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Apple Fest
Giddings Plaza
Lincoln Avenue & Giddings Place
Chicago, IL

The annual delicious Lincoln Square Apple Fest promises good food galore and a smorgasboard of music: Rick and Barb play Country Swing/Tin Pan Alley to wind up Saturday's slate of Family Folk, Soul Americana, Pop Rock, and Neo Jazz. Sunday promises Old Time Country, Bluegrass, Diaspora Banjo and Brazilian Jazz. All at the fountain in beautiful Lincoln Square.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Grove Fest
The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL

The historic GROVE FEST will have four hours of music and sweet refreshments for sale. Come to the beloved, homey, outdoor fall festival and hear Barb & Rick perform favorites from the Public Domain and some charming originals.
Ashley.DeAngeles@glenviewparks.org

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Rose's Big Birthday
Gillson Park and Beach
800 Gillson Park Dr
Wilmette, IL

Barb is the motivating and instructional square dance caller for Rose's significant birthday, with all her family and friends gathered. Rick Veras accompanies on fiddle.

Barb Silverman

Laird's Wedding
Oakton Woods
Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL

Barb is the inspiring square dance caller for this couple's lovely outdoor forest-clearing wedding.

 August 2021

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Buds & Shoots

White Oak Folk Festival
White Oak Folk Festival
4352 State Road 23
Dodgeville, WI 53533

Award-winning songwriter/bandleader Jonas Friddle produces this wonderful 3-day fest in the idyllic beauty of Wisconsin's White Oak Savanna. Buds & Shoots are thrilled to present a stage set plus a clogging workshop alongside multiple national and regional stars. (See Buds & Shoots page.) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-oak-folk-festival-2021-tickets-97232032627
www.whiteoakfolkfest.com

Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

Skokie Backlot Bash
Skokie Backlot Bash
Skokie and Floral Avenues
Skokie, IL

Annual late summer bash with bands all weekend ranging in style from soup to nuts. Come celebrate with us!

 July 2021

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Barb Silverman, Jess Macintosh, Mark Dvorak, Anna Jacobson, Jonas Friddle, the list goes on

Preview Party for White Oak Folk Fest
Borelli's Pizza
2124 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL

This festival is so good we just have to have a little taste early! So join us on June 8th At Borelli's Pizza to preview performances from artists on the line-up at the White Oak Folk Festival happening Aug 13-15. Bring your instrument to participate in the open jam! The party goes from 7pm till 10pm with music from Mark Dvorak, Barb Silverman, Jess McIntosh, Jonas Friddle, Anna Jacobson, Andrew Wilkins...and you! The White Oak Folk Fest is going to be great, so let's get excited now! Full fest info here: https://www.whiteoakfolkfest.com

 June 2021

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The Teflons

Trail Mix Acoustic Concert
Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve
1100 Ridge Road
Homewood, IL

Charming outdoor three-band concert night features headliners THE TEFLONS at 8:30 pm! Event runs 6:00 pm til 9:30 pm in this enchanted forest preserve setting, trees and sky and fresh summer air complemented by great acoustics.
https://www.facebook.com/TrailMixMusicFest

 May 2021

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Barb Silverman

Washboard Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
Your living room
Anywhere, USA

Join this popular workshop offered by percussionist extraordinaire Barb, reviewing basic rhythm techniques to accompany Jugband, Old Time, Cajun and Swing Band Americana. Have a board and something to scrape and bonk with, either metal thimbles or bottle openers.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

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