An Evening with C.S. Lewis - By David Payne
"C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford and they are about to be treated to his compelling fireside manner, the engaging warmth of his humor and the tender story of a man who found romance in his fifties. As one of the most influential thinkers of the day, he recalls the people and events that served to inspire his thought and shape his life. With an Off Broadway run scheduled for the Spring of 2016, An Evening with C.S. Lewis has proved again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience. Discover the insights of a man whose collected works made him a literary giant of the 20th Century. Join British actor David Payne in his remarkable portrayal of the highly-revered author who gave us the Narnia Chronicles." Rated PG
March 19-April 12, $38
All Sons & Daughters (Praise & Worship) with Sandra McCracken (folk)
Wednesday April 8 @ 7:30 pm, $15
Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Randy Stonehill with Lisa Weyerhaeuser
Wednesday April 8 @ 7:00 pm
Weyerhaeuser House, 6298 Winchester Ct. Gurnee, IL 60031 847-922-1021
Ken Medema: Stories and Songs
Wednesday April 8 @ 7:30 pm, $20, students $5
Wheaton College, Coray Alumni Gymnasium, 421 N. Chase Street, Wheaton, IL 60187, call: 630-752-5010
Messianic Passover Seder
Thursday April 9 @ 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Seder meal and singing, points to Yeshua our Passover Lamb. Sign Language interpreters provided. Adults $33, children 5-12 $22, children 0-4 (no meal) $5. Space is limited; registration deadline is March 14th.
European Crystal Banquets, 519 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
The Afters, Hawk Nelson and Dan Bremnes
Saturday April 11 @ 7:30 pm, $21
Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 Rush Street, Roselle, IL 60172
KLOVE Bible Tour: Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli , Brandon Heath, and Danny Gokey
Tuesday April 14 @ 7:00 pm, $37
Calvary Church, 16100 South 104th Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60467
Third Day with Ellie Holcomb
Friday April 17 @ 7:00 pm, $25 - $75
Copernicus Center, 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60630
Recording artist Shuree will perform three of her hit songs, including "Be the Change.” DSW will present a spring shoe and accessory fashion show. Spotlight Youth Theater will present a scene from "Aladdin." We'll learn how to make over our closets on a budget with “The Organizer” and experience a "Best Shoe Ever” competition with prizes. Afterward, we'll enjoy live coffeehouse music in our lobby with dessert and coffee for purchase. Each attendee will receive a free gift.
Friday April 17 @ 7:00 pm, $5
Calvary Church, 9S200 IL-59, Naperville, IL 605640
Friday April 17 @ 7:00 pm
Trinity Green Trails, 2701 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL
David Crowder Neon Steeple Tour with Tim Timmons and Dan Bremnes
April 18 @ 7:00 pm, $20
Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Randy Stonehill with Lisa Weyerhaeuser
Sunday April 19 @ 6:30 pm, FREE (offering will be taken during the concert)
Bethel Lutheran Church, 5110 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL, 847-244-9647
Original Women's Conference with Natalie Grant and Michelle Williams
Thursday April 23 - Saturday April 25, $69 - $119
Rockford First Church, 5950 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL 61114
Matt Maher with I Am They
Friday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, $23
Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
Friday, April 24 @ 6:30 pm, $5 per person or $25 per family
The Moody Church, 820 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Sunday April 26 @ 7:00 pm, $10 per person or $5 for students
Judson University, Herrick Chapel, 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123
I Am Enough- A Salute To Single Parents
Saturday May 2, 4:00 PM, $25 adults, $12.50 teens
Dove Church 424 10th Street Waukegan, IL 60085
Chonda Pierce - It's A Girl Thing
Friday May 8, 7:00 PM, $25
Heartland Christian Center, 170 South State Road 49, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Lost & Found - Hi energy, innovative, legendary Christian band on their farewell tour
Friday May 15 @ 7:00 PM, $24
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive St., Arlington Hts., IL 60004, call: 847-259-4114
Aaron Shust - At Moody Pastor's Conference
Monday May 18 - Thursday May 21, 7:00 PM
Moody Bible Institute, Torrey-Gray Auditorium, 820 N. La Salle Blvd., Chicago
Chicago Gospel Music Festival
Friday May 29 - Sunday May 31, FREE!
Millennium Park, Chicago
Ron McGehee - Christian Comedian
Married for more than nine years to actress and comedian Kerri Pornarolli and with two daughters, Ron McGehee is known as the world’s funniest “half Korean, half Irish” comedian. A finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing 2 and a headliner at The Comedy Store and the Improv Comedy Clubs, Ron is a stand-up comedy veteran with a hilarious and family friendly act. He even produced and featured the first Christian comedy show, “Non-Toxic Comedy,” at top comedy clubs nationwide.
Friday June 12, 7:00 PM. $24
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive St., Arlington Hts., IL 60004
Icon For Hire, While She Sleeps, Palisades, and Family Force 5
Saturday July 25 @ 11:00 AM
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave, Chicago, IL, 60477
Michael W. Smith
Friday September 25, 7:30 PM, $24 - $74; Dinner & Theatre: $40 - $90
Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 (134 miles from Chicago)
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
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) aol.com
Booking e-mail: ofctlcbooking (at) earthlink.net
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.
Jesus Alive Coffeehouse
A ministry of Jesus Alive Church
219 N. Pine Lance
Bensenville, IL 61104 Map 24 miles from downtown Chicago.
2 blocks west of Route 83 and 1 block North of Irving Park Rd. (R. 19)
Tickets: (630) 766-5559 or (800) 965-9324
Email: andrews_ct (at) sbcglobal.net
Booking: (708) 453-9419 (Mark Carini)
$1 off for groups 20+
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!"
"Chicagoland's Christian Event Resource Center"
Christian Concert Alerts
Lists many upcoming concerts
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!
Oshkosh, WI, July 9-12, 2015
181 miles from Chicago
Provides Biblically-based artistic & technical growth experiences to Christian artists, $95 - $200
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"
How To Start A Coffeehouse - secular article from Boston Area Coffeehouse Association with some practical advice.
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.
More sites from the same webservant:
HotWorship.com - Worship resources.
FWRobertson.com - British preacher from 150 years ago.