Acquire The Fire - RESILIENT
Friday, Oct 9 2015, 6:00 PM, $33
Life Changers Church, 2500 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
"Acquire the Fire is a 27 hour, full-weekend, themed, Christian event that is engineered to deliver the Gospel to young people in an immersive, entertaining, unique, powerful way."
Anita Renfroe (Comedian)
Friday October 9, 7:00 PM, $15
Calvary Church, 9s200 State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564
Anita tours with inspirational women’s conferences and her own comedy concerts where she routinely packs out venues across the United States. Come see why Anita became an internet sensation when her “William Tell Overture” was viewed by millions in just under three minutes! This is a women-only event.
Finding Favour, Sanctus Real, TOW - FareWell To a Friend
Saturday October 10, 7:00 PM, $15
CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road, Genoa, IL 60135
Thursday October 15, 7:30 PM, $35
Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Please join us in celebrating 20 years of the Elim Dutch Festival! A semi-formal dinner will be followed by a concert featuring Christian recording artist Jason Gray. Tickets for dinner and concert are $35 per person or $350 for a table of ten.
Saturday October 17, 7:30 PM, $23.15
Village Church of Gurnee, 1319 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031
Toby Mac, Britt Nichole, Colton Dixon, Hollyn
Friday October 23, 7:00 PM, $15 - $76
Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Matthew West, Francesca Batistelli, Mr. Talkbox
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 7:00 PM, $30 and up
Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL, 60540
Sunday, November 8, 2015, 7:00 PM, $10
Wilson Abbey, 939 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago
"Nashville based harpist/songwriter Timbre has been enchanting audiences across the world with her unique harp-based folk rock."
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 3:30 PM, $11 and up
Moody Bible Institute: Torrey-Gray Auditorium, 840 N. LaSalle Blvd, Chicago 60610
"A performance of excerpts from Handel's Messiah performed by Chorale, Men's Collegiate Choir, Symphonic Band, Women's Concert Choir & Bell Ensemble."
935 W. Wilson Avenue (near JPUSA)
Chicago, IL 60640 Map 7 miles from downtown Chicago.
Not necessarily a "Christian coffeehouse" but a full-time coffeehouse that often has Christians performing there.
Phone: (773) 303-6220
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/everybodyscoffee
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 8pm, Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm
935 W. Wilson Avenue (near JPUSA)
Chicago, IL 60640 Map 7 miles from downtown Chicago.
Related to the above "Everybody's Coffee". Lots of artist events.
Wilson Abbey includes a 496-person auditorium, perfect for concerts, receptions, church worship services, conferences, and other large-scale events as well as several gathering rooms available for poetry slams, book launches, workshops, and classes. The live-performance theater also doubles as a film screening room and meeting space. Wilson Abbey is a place for everybody.
The Nite Light Cafe
7009 West Ogden
Berwyn, IL 60402 Map 12 miles from downtown Chicago.
Phone: (708) 484-4444
Email: music (at) thenitelight.org
Hours: usually 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, check website for each event
Cost: 0 - $10
Lots and lots of events!!! Check their web site.
5450 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60639 Map 10 miles from downtown Chicago.
Host: Rocky Galati
Phone: (773) 747-7056
Email: schwirlg (at) yahoo.com
Every Friday night from 7:00 - 10:30 PM
A weekly open mic. A Christian venue, but all acts are welcome excepting those which include hate, violence or mock god.
Grounds for Hope Cafe - Open mic web site
A ministry of Trinity Green Hills Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
2701 Maple Ave.
Lisle IL 60532
Chicago, IL 60639 Map 29 miles from downtown Chicago.
Bring your instrument, or just come out to listen at the Grounds for Hope Cafe open microphones.
6:30 PM - 9:15 PM, Saturday nights:
Encouter Worship Service
A ministry of Kingdom Sending Center
New Covenant Fellowship
865 Parkway Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 Map 39 miles from downtown Chicago.
Second and Fourth Fridays of the month, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Not a coffeehouse, but have experienced some high quality extended charismatic worship, a good opportunity to soak in the presence of the Lord.
Josiah's Place Coffeehouse
A ministry of The Overflowing Cup
306 State Street
Beloit, WI 53512 Map 98 miles from downtown Chicago.
Phone: (608) 365-0365 (24-hour information line)
Fax: (608) 364-8971
Ministry e-mail: ofctlc (at) overflowingcup.org
Booking e-mail: ofctlcbooking (at) overflowingcup.org
Fridays: Coffeehouse Concerts. Doors open 7:00 PM Music at 8:00 PM
Lifetree Cafe "An hour of stories and conversation to feed your soul"
A ministry of Group Publishing
You probably won't find any music at these venues, but you will find a weekly one hour gathering with videos covering today's issues as well as lively discussions.
Check out their web site, you'll find locations at:
South Holland, IL
Crystal Lake, IL
La Porte, IN
Crossroads Coffee House
Mendota Civic Center
1901 Tom Merwin Drive (North Route 251 by Lake Mendota)
Mendota, IL 60545 Map 95 miles from downtown Chicago.
"Crossroads Coffee House is a non-denominational Christian coffee house providing fellowship, music, and beverages in a safe, relaxing environment."
Email: see web site
Hours: Some Fridays or Saturdays - see web site, doors open 6:00 PM, performances start at 7:00 PM, end 9:30 PM
Second Saturday Sing
Kruse's Big Blue Barn
40 W 785 Bowes Bend Drive
Elgin, IL 60124 Map 47 miles from downtown Chicago.
"We offer an Open Mic session for musicians of all talent ranges to share how their love for Jesus is glorified in the use of their musical talents. We have been blessed with many visiting talented musicians over the years. We ask visitors to bring a dish to share as we fellowship between music sessions. We supply the drinks. We have been glorifying God at our house for over 10 years each Second Saturday (almost all.) Your hosts are Len and Claudia Kruse."
Note: they are changing from a monthly to a quarterly schedule.
12640 S. Sacramento Ave
Blue Island, IL 60406 Map 19 miles from downtown Chicago.
Across from Eisenhower High
More info: 708-503-8572
Every 4 months on the last Saturday night from 7 - 10 PM.
Age: Students 12 - 18
"It's your time to hang out at the Barn and get a fresh fill for your life. There's live music, billiards, foose ball, air hockey, food, and friendship, and it all costs NOTHING. Come and get a vertical spin on your life in a place that is set up for YOU!"
Christian Concert Alerts
Lists many upcoming concerts
"Chicagoland's Christian Event Resource Center"
Track your favorite bands and artists.
Warning: a megachurch to avoid - Harvest Bible Chapel:
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
Millennium Park, May 29 - May 31, 2015, FREE!
Thurs July 2 - Sun July 5, $45 and up
Champaign County Fairgrounds: 1302 N Coler Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Tons and tons of bands!
Oshkosh, WI, July 9-12, 2015
181 miles from Chicago
Provides Biblically-based artistic & technical growth experiences to Christian artists, $120 - $252
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, July 9-11, 2015
Unity Christian Music Festival
"The family affordable event of the summer"
August 5-8, 2015, $22-48
187 miles from downtown Chicago.
Christ Art also has a nice list of stations.
WBMF 88.1 FM Crete, IL
WAWF Kankakee, IL
American Family Radio
WCLR 88.3 FM "Air-1" Chicago
WSRI 88.7 FM "Air-1" Sugar Grove/Aurora
Alternative network, Fri-Sun
Listen Live (Plug in req)
W264BF 100.7 FM Chicago (Englewood), IL
WPJC 88.3 FM Pontiac, IL
WHLP 89.9 FM Valparaiso, IN
W221BY 92.1 FM Elgin, IL
W276BM 103.1 FM Park Forest, IL
Calvary Radio Network: Praise, Worship, Teaching
WMBI 90.1 FM Chicago
WMBI 1110 AM Chicago
WJCG 88.9 FM Monee, IL
Moody Broadcasting Network: Solid Bible Teaching, Christian music
Listen Live (Windows Media)
Listen Live (Real Audio)
WKCC 91.1 Kankakee, IL
Kankakee Community College
WITW 93.5 Valparaiso, IN
WYCA 102.3 FM Crete, IL
WLMM 103.9 FM Channahon, IL
WCFK 104.7 FM Morris, IL
Part of 91.7 WBGL "Family Friendly Radio" - New Life Media Network (Assemblies of God)
WAUR 930 AM Sandwich, IL
WYLL 1160 AM Chicago
WGRB 1390 AM Chicago - "Music of Power and Praise"
Visible Music College
3404 Lake Street, Lansing, IL 60438
Concerts many Friday nights at 7PM.
Campuses in Chicago, Memphis, Dallas, Germany
"Visible Music College was created by Ken Steorts with the goal of training the next generation of artists in music, discipleship, worship and ministry. Ken was the founding guitarist, songwriter and roadmanager of the rock band Skillet. ...We have a number of spaces available for meeting rooms for 5-30 people along with an auditorium designed for live performance with space to seat 100 people."
Tips on Coffeehouse Ministry - 30 year's experience from Jacob's Well Coffeehouse in Rockville, CT.
Coffeehouse radio interview with Sheldon Kallevig pastor of the K.C. "The New Earth Coffeehouse" on KJSL St. Louis radio "Mornings with Tim & Al".
Coffeehouse info - other areas of the country
The Way of the Master
Helps you REALLY share your faith effectively!
Great booklets for new believers with funky graphics and solid teaching.