Heidi Serwer

Singer-songwriter sprouted in Detroit and rooted in Chicago.

Folk singer-songwriter based in Chicago, Illinois.


EP Release Show & Benefit for CPS Arts Education w/ special guest opener Rebecca Jasso
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

EP Release Show & Benefit for CPS Arts Education w/ special guest opener Rebecca Jasso

Super excited to share my new EP, "Let's Talk Awhile." I'll be joined by my album band: Joe Goodkin (lead guitar), John Abbey (bass), Gerald Dowd (drums), Karen Salmon (backing vocals), and Ben Serwer (keyboard).

w/special guest opener Rebecca Jasso  

All ticket proceeds and EP sales to benefit Chicago Public School Arts Education through CFF 501(c)(3).

Facebook Event for RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1753216578078779/

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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Cubby Bear - MER's Music Showcase

MER invites Chicago's finest artists to partake in a "songwriters in the round" session. This stripped down format gives front men/women a chance to step back from their bands and deliver their stories and music as they were originally contrived. Catch this unique vibe and enjoy the sincere delivery of Chicago's most dedicated songwriters!

FREE Event // FREE Parking // Doors 7pm // 21+

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

MER's Music Showcase

MER invites Chicago's finest artists to partake in a "songwriters in the round" session. This stripped down format gives front men/women a chance to step back from their bands and deliver their stories and music as they were originally contrived. Catch this unique vibe and enjoy the sincere delivery of Chicago's most dedicated songwriters!

FREE Admission // FREE Parking // Doors 7pm // 21+

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Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

Opening for Jeff Brown & the New Black

Music to keep you warm. Tickets $8 in advance here / $10 at the door.

Sharing the stage with some of Chicago's finest, including:

Cobalt & the Hired Guns
The repertoire for this five-to-twelve piece from Chicago has been described as Americana, Punky Pop, or just Good Ol’ Fashioned Rock n’ Roll. They’ve been compared to The Hold Steady, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Fratellis, Frightened Rabbit, Backyard Tire Fire, and “Wilco on Xanax covering The Clash”
www.cobaltandthehiredguns.com

Jeff Brown & the New Black
In the fashion world, when something is the new ‘in’ thing that everyone loves and wants, it is often termed “The New Black”. Jeff Brown & company hope that bleeds over to the music industry as well. Fueled largely by whiskey and questionable romantic decisions, and featuring Jeff Brown on vocals and guitars, Eric Stafford on guitars, Ben Winter on bass, and Marke Lester on drums and vocals, the group blends vocal harmony, catchy hooks, insightful lyrics, and a healthy heap of rock swagger.

Also, it's Jeff's Birthday...
www.jeffbrownmusic.com

Liz & the Lovelies
Liz Chidester, originally from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago by train in the winter of 2013. Since then, she has become involved in the Chicago music scene, performing in various venues, variety showcases, and festivals across Chicago.

Liz is a teaching artist at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Sherwood Music School, and the Columbia College After-School Program. 

Liz was a Midwest Finalist in NPR's NewSong Songwriting Compeition 2014, nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the Chicago Music Awards 2015, and a finalist in the NewSong Singer-Songwriter Competition 2016.
www.lizchidester.com

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3rd Annual Acoustic Explosion Holiday EXTRAvaganza
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

3rd Annual Acoustic Explosion Holiday EXTRAvaganza

It's a variety show. It's a holiday party. It's a light in the darkness. 
Join us! All holidays will be celebrated; bring a dish to share. 
And bring some non-perishables for Greater Chicago Food Depository, too!

Confirmed to play so far (alphabetical): Christopher Alvarado, Phil Angotti, Jenny & Robin Bienemann, George Brumis II, Andrea Bunch & Aerin Tedesco, Steve Dawson, Gerald Dowd, Carey Anne Farrell & Neal Shankman, Steve Hughes, Rebecca Jasso, Rob Lambert, Christine Malcom, John Mead, Tom Recht, Tony Richards, Tom Ryan, Heidi Serwer, Alton Smith, Tommi Zender, The New Zeitgeist

Free, no cover. Rachel Drew will host, and will accompany some folks.

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