Award-winning performer and Artistic Affiliate Liz Chidester performs favorite songs from the women of Americana – including legends Brandi Carlile, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Allison Krause, and more. Don’t miss this special one-night-only concert.

THURSDAY, APRIL 13 @ 7:00 PM Central

In-person seating capacity is full. Only Zoom tickets are available.

The Garage’s music series features the musical talents of our Ensemble Members and Artistic Affiliates. You may reserve tickets for the live Zoom streaming HERE or call (773) 654-3103 until April 13 @ 3:00 PM Central. Suggested donation is $25 or pay-what-you-can. Your Zoom link will be sent the day before the concert and again 1 hour before the concert starts. Send any questions to


LIZ CHIDESTER she/her (performer) is a critically acclaimed and award-winning singer / songwriter, actor, and teaching artist. Her releases under ‘Liz Chidester’ include People Pumping Pedals (2014) Otter Hill (2015) Progress Into Simplicity (2017) with her band ‘Liz and the Lovelies’, and otherside of the darkest timeline (2021), releasing a series of singles in 2018 and 2021. Her awards include NPR’s NewSong Songwriting Contest 2014 – Midwestern Finalist, Chicago Music Awards 2015 – Best Female Vocalist, NewSong Leaf Songwriter Competition 2016 – Finalist, Independent Music Awards 2018 – Best Roots EP. Her song “the great american chestnut tree” was featured on NPR’S All Songs Considered in 2020. She is a member of the Recording Academy and the Folk Alliance.

Liz is a Jeff Award winning and critically acclaimed actor, called “one of the most truthful actors in this city” by the Chicago Tribune. She is a Company Member of the first feminist equity musical theatre company Firebrand Theatre, and an Artistic Associate of American Blues Theater. She has worked as an actor, collaborator, and composer with NYC’s PigPen Theatre Co, Chicago Children’s Theatre, and Cabinet of Curiosity. She teaches voice, ‘ukulele, piano, guitar, and songwriting at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Midori & Friends, and Little Chopins. She is a proud graduate of James Madison University’s School of Music.

Also featuring Nilko Andreas (vocals, classical guitar) and Lewis Rawlinson (vocals, cello).


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