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October 2021

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Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Grove Fest
The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL

1:45 pm

847 299-6096

Aptly converted to a Folk Concert this year, the historic and bucolic GROVE FEST will have four hours of music and delicious refreshments for sale(just no indoor activities or typical outdoor vendors as in the past.) Come to the beloved, homey and welcoming fall festival that's been going on for decades.
Ashley.DeAngeles@glenviewparks.org

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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

August 2020

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BUDS & SHOOTS

White Oak Savanna Folk and Smoke Music Festival
White Oak Savanna Events Farm and Sanctuary
4352 State Road 23
Dodgeville, WI 53533

BUDS & SHOOTS are honored to be included in this special, now yearly event organized by award-winning performer Jonas Friddle, taking place in the beautiful Wisconsin setting of White Oak Savanna. Multiple old-time national and regional acts, a barn dance, fuel and rest for the soul.

July 2020

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Barb Silverman & Silver Quartet

Private Party
Dekoven Center
21st Street
Racine, WI

The world-wide singing organization "Total Vocal Freedom" holds their annual summer retreat in Racine, Wi and calls back my Silver Quartet for dance music, calling and a rousing song session. We are honored to oblige.

April 2020

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BUDS & SHOOTS

Sean Violin Concerts
Seman Violins
4447 Oakton
Skokie, IL

BUDS & SHOOTS, touted for their main stage set at Square Roots Fest and their sold-out show at Space, come to Seman's for a rip-roaring, soul-filling evening of old-time, honky tonk, and originals. Four power-house voices, fiddle and banjo and mando and guitar and washboard and clogging feet! Join the fun.
https://www.semanviolins.com

March 2020

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The Teflons plus featured Stevie Doyle

After-Brunch Bash
Fitzgerald's
6615 W. Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL

Come join the wild fun for our 13th Annual AFTER BRUNCH BASH hosted once again by the golden-toned Teflons with country swing, old-time and early jazz chestnuts. Dobro King Stevie Doyle of the Hoyle Bothers kicks off the show, air-lifted by the stellar sounds of fab fiddler Rick Veras, and bass virtuoso Mitch Straeffer. But wait. Then the REAL fun begins when the boys back up the lush harmonies of Barb, Gail and Eugenia, the full 6-piece band! Swing and barn dances are peppered in. PLUS new this year, a rousing raffle of rare prizes. Raffle tickets included with admission. Order food from Capri next door. Kids welcome $5, adults $15, advance tickets on ticketweb. Welcome the month of March in a big way -- get your tickets now!!
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Barb Silverman Quartet

Barn Dance
First Presbyterian Church
1427 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL

Private barn dance with the Silver Quartet, Barb calling dances and then the quartet performing a short vibrant song set.

February 2020

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Barb Silverman

Washboard Workshop "Grab A Board And Rub"
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Grab A Board And Rub with thimbles or bottle openers, and learn basic shuffle rhythm and percussive embellishment. Three styles of Americana music backing us up. You'll be the rhythm wonder and wizard of your block.
www.oldtownschool.org

Buds & Shoots (tentative)

Sam Bush Concert
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Buds & Shoots have been asked to open for the already-sold-out iconic Sam Bush concert on Friday, February 7 in Maurer Hall at Old Town School. We await the verdict of the Sam Bush team as to whether Sam can accommodate an opener such as we. Stay tuned.

Barb Silverman

University of Chicago Folk Festival Harmony Singing Workshop
U. of Chicago Ida Noyes Hall
59th Street
Chicago, IL

Come to this inclusive ”Harmony Singing For All” workshop with easy two-part and lush three-and-four-part harmonies from Carter family to rollicking bluegrass, swing chestnuts to early rock classics. Veteran performer Barb Silverman leads with ease and vigor, a talented ”folk festival in a box” who has appeared solo and in lauded bands including The Laketown Buskers, The Teflons, Buds & Shoots and more, region-wide, on national radio, and in multiple recordings. Barb is a valued member of the Old Town School faculty in Voice, Guitar and Dance.
www.uofcfolk.org

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Grove Interpretive Center Grand Reopening - Private Event
Grove National Historic Landmark
1421 Milwaukee Ave 60025
Glenview, IL

Private VIP reception with folk music provided by Rick and Barb.

January 2020

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Barb Silverman

Folk Tuesday at The Grafton
The Grafton
4530 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625

Old Songs Opry hosted by Dr. Paul Tyler each second Tuesday. Short and varied set from featured guest Barb Silverman at 9pm followed by a song circle a 10. Bring a song to share.

Barb Silverman

How To Build Vocal Harmony Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Comfy and spirited Harmony Singing Workshop taught by "folk-festival-in-a-box" Barb Silverman. Match chord tones, learn simple intervals, and get the knack for creating sweet harmonies in multiple Americana styles.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

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