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.
Watershed Cafe & Books
7837 Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL 60423 Map 36 miles from downtown Chicago.
Phone: (815) 464-5230
Email: info (at) watershedcafe.com
Live acoustic Christian music on select Saturday evenings.
Coffeehouse / Bookstore hours:
Wed 7-8:30pm Bible study**
Sat 9-10:30am "Drawing From The Well" Women's Bible Study**
** Check web site for current info
This coffee house and bookstore offers live music, movies, Bible studies, and other events.
The Edge Coffeehouse
Mon-Sat: 6am - 9pm
"The Edge is happy to host LifeTree Cafe events every Sunday at 7pm."
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
A ministry of Carter-Westminster United Presbyterian Church
4950 W. Pratt Ave., Skokie, IL 60077 Map 13 miles from downtown Chicago.
MC: Elliot Nott
Email: cwcafe1 (at) gmail.com
Second Saturday of every month, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
"Free Coffeehouse & Open Mic: Bring your talent to Carter-Westminister for a wonderfully laid-back evening of free coffee, snacks & entertainment. Share your poetry, perfrom some songs, show, art, etc. All positive and uplifiting forms of talent are welcome."
The Chelsea House
920 West Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640 Map 7 miles from downtown Chicago.
Email (Ami Moss, booking): amimoss (at) rocketmail.com
Cost: see here (maybe $5 typical?)
"The Chelsea House is an all ages venue that runs once a month on Fridays. Located in the inner city of Chicago,and dedicated to bringing you a wide variety of music and entertainment."
Note: their web site hasn't been updated since 2011.
The Fire Escape
A ministry of The Salvation Army Hammond - Munster Corps
8225 Columbia Ave
Munster, Indiana 46322 Map 29 miles from downtown Chicago.
Located approximately one block north of Ridge Rd. on Columbia Ave
Phone: (219)838-0380 ext. 210
Bookings: fireescapeinfo (at) gmail.com (Bill Aldridge)
Web sites: blogspot, myspace.
Hours: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fridays, once a month.
"Currently in the process of getting back up and running after an extended absence. Starting on Friday January 23rd, 2009, open once a month with coffee, music, and select food items."
Note: their web site hasn't been updated since 2009.
Praise Jesus Coffeehouse
14N582 Bonnie Lane
Elgin, IL 60124 Map 45 miles from downtown Chicago.
In the house of Paul and Cece Ellingsen
Email: Paul (at) PBforJ.com
Cost: $3 (singles) and $4(families) donation requested
Open quaterly the 3rd Saturdays of some months at 7:00 PM, music starts 7:30 PM
"Praise Jesus Coffeehouse is a new living room quarterly coffeehouse that is being planned for the 3rd Saturdays in Oct. (20th 2007) Jan. (19th 2008), & April (19th 2008). Since this is a living room Coffeehouse we don't plan on having large (or loud) bands, but mostly solo performers & small groups. We will have a simple drum set there, but heavy handed drummers will be asked to use soft sticks. One of the mains reasons for the coffeehouse will be Christian fellowship, so performers may be background music at times. We are planning on using mostly local talent, but if we bring in any bigger name it may be a ticketed event & we will ask for more attention to be paid to the performer. We are planning on providing some beverages, including coffee, and some snacks for a suggested donation."
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."
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!"
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Chicago Gospel Music Festival
Free! On South Martin Luther King Drive between 37th and 39th street, June 21-24, 2012.
Oshkosh, WI, July 11-15, 2012
181 miles from Chicago
Provides Biblically-based artistic & technical growth experiences to Christian artists, Bolingbrook, IL, July 12-14, 2012.
Schaumburg, IL, July 21-22, 2012
32 miles from Chicago
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WKCC 91.1 Kankakee, IL
Kankakee Community College
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WAUR 930 AM Sandwich, IL
WYLL 1160 AM Chicago
WGRB 1390 AM Chicago
Wager Family DJ
Family appropriate DJ / party entertainment
"We provide family appropriate music, games, and other party services at very affordable prices."
Cell: (847) 721-2178
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.