Dates – Jamie, Michael, Roots Salon

Look for Michael Smith and Jamie O’Reilly
performances and events, and buy tickets on the website’s current blogs.
We post all the time on FACEBOOK, too.

Michael’s Dates

Moved to new location
Chicago/Beverly area

John Devens hosts
Sat Mar 30 at 7 PM
Givins Castle 10244 S. Long wood Dr Chicago, IL   60643

PH 773.719.7059

Sat April 13 at 7:30 PM
Golden Link Folksinging Society Concert
Rochester Christian Reformed Church
2750 Atlantic Ave
Penfield, NY 14526

Mon April 15 at 7 PM
Songs from Moby Dick
East Providence Public Library
41 Grove Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
PH 401.434.2453


Wed April 17
House concert
Providence, RI

Sat April 20
House concert
Cape Anne, Mass

Fri April 26 at 7:30 PM
Off Square Music
Stage Left Cafe
125 Van Buren St
Woodstock, Il
PH 815.338.5164


Detroit, MI
Sat May 18 at 8 PM
The Stone House Concerts (a private residence in Palmer Park)
Hosted by Sigrid Christenson
Detroit,  MI

Jamie’s Valentine Concert page, with Anne Feb 10, 2019

Jamie’s After Hours interview with WGN’s Rick Kogan.

John Devens hosts
Michael Smith Concert
Saturday, Mar 30 at 7 PM
Heritage Gallery
1907 W 103rd
Chicago, IL   60643
PH 773.233.0084
Web address:


Sunday, January 6, 7 PM

Sons of the Never Wrong
with Michael Smith
City Winery
1200 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60607
Ph 312.733.WINE

Sat Jan 19, approx 7 PM
Moby Dick Read-a-Thon
Newberry Library
Ruggles Hall
60 West Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610
Ph 312.255.3527

Michael will be reading about 7 PM Sat.  To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth, the Newberry Library will host a Moby-Dick Read-a-Thon lasting 25 continuous hours. By the end of the marathon reading, a series of readers-performers will have collectively read Moby-Dick (aloud) cover to cover!

Hear Michael sing Starry Archipelago from his Moby Dick recording.  


Also in 2019!

Watch for news of Michael’s East Coast Spring Tour in April 2019
NY state, Rhode Island and the Boston area.

Archive 2018 Music News!
Read Jamie’s Nov Enewsletter:

Sunday,  Nov 18 at 7 PM 
Harvest Home Salon
featuring Jamie O’Reilly and Paul Amandes

Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, Il
Admission $20. Advance tickets recommended.
Ph 773.203.7661 for info.
Reserve at Jamie’s blog link.

Jamie & Co open at 7:00 PM.
Folk songs, originals, and classic ballads of autumn.
Jamie is with Meg Broz, Nia O’Reilly Amandes, harmony vocals
Peter Swenson, guitar. John Floeter, bass

Paul Amandes Band performs 2nd Set at 8:00 PM
Paul leads on guitar with Marcus Ranucci on sax, clarinet
Jim Lunsford, keyboard  Mike Amandes, drums and John Floeter, bass

Michael Smith with Sons of the Never Wrong
Save the date! Jan. 6, Sunday 2019
7 PM
City Winery Chicago
Sons of the Never Wrong  & special guest Michael Smith
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL
PH 312 733.9463

Memorable Past Gigs

Sat Mar 17, Jamie and Michael’s St. Pat’s concert
Songs of an Irish Catholic Childhood!
The beloved show returns, with new stories and songs
AND the classics from the 2011 original!
Dinner theater at Wishbone North, 3300 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL
$20 adv.  $23 at the door, for music.  (Food and drink separate.)
Reserve tickets via link at our blog.  Al Ehrich joins on bass.

Memorable Past Gigs
Jamie, Meg and Nia had a lovely Christmas concert to be broadcast on WFMT’s
Folkstage   With Peter Swenson and Michael Smith.

Sat May 6, 2017 at 7 PM
Our MayDay Celebration was great!
with Anne Hills and Jamie, Meg & Nia: Flower Song Trio
Wishbone North, 3300 N Lincoln, Chicago

Friday, March 17 at 8 PM
Jamie’s St. Pat’s concert at
Wishbone North, 3300 N Lincoln, Chicago
Dinner specials. Southern Reconstruction Cooking with an Irish chef!
And a family favorite. One Facebook:



St. Patrick’s Day Concerts Irish Songs
Mar 10 gigJamie and Peter Swenson, guitar

with Al Ehrich, bass
“I Know Where I’m Going,” Irish songs
Thurs Mar 10 at 6:30 PM
The Acoustic Sound Music Series
The Merion Crystal Lounge 1611 Chicago Ave Evanston, Il

In the former North Shore Hotel, this is a cosy site for acoustic music,
features delish food and drink, in a music series curated by Nan Anderson.

Jamie and Peter Swenson, with Al Ehrich
“I Know Where I’m Going,” Irish songs
and Poetry read by Belinda Bremner
Sat Mar 12  at 7:00 pm
St. Tim’s Coffeehouse
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church
9000 Kildare Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076
PH: 847. 676.1300 (church)
Online tickets:
On Facebook:

wishboneThe Wearin’ o’ the (Collard) Greens...WISHBONE – ST. PADDY’S.
St. Pat’s Concert schedule now includes dinner and a show
Thurs Mar 17 at 7 PM -9:30 PM
Wishbone North, 3300 N Lincoln, Chicago
Dinner specials. Southern Reconstruction Cooking with an Irish chef!
And a family favorite. One Facebook:



Sunday, April 17  at 2 PM
Screening of the film Following the Ninth
Benefit for North Shore Choral Association
With a pre-film talk by Jamie O’Reilly, musician/activist
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
at Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL    60208-2140
PH: 847.491.4000

North Shore Choral Association 80th Season



Past events below…

Carl Larsen


Roots Salon
Solstice, June 20 7 PM – 10:30 PM
Read more





The Irish Project!
Debut of Jamie’s remastered CD, Sept 16 at Chief O’Neill’s Pub
Read more.

Winter Adieu

Winter-Rising: Snowbound Artist Diaries
Cultural Arts Producer Jamie O’Reilly hosts
March 27 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
North Park Nature Center
5801 N. Pulaski Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60646
Park Phone: (312) 744-5472

Chicago area artists bid farewell to winter with this interactive evening featuring stories, songs, artwork and inspired by the Winter-Rising: Snowbound Artist Diaries community arts project. Free and open to the public. Recommended for 12 and older.  with Nia O’Reilly Amandes and Stella Brown

Read more here:



Lenten Tales March 5 at Chief O'Neill's

Lenten Tales
March 5 at Chief O’Neill’s

Live at Chief O’Neill’s Pub
“Songs of a Catholic Childhood”
The Lenten Tales
Thursday, March 5 at 8 PM
Chief O’Neill’s Pub
3471 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618




10914793_10202295696954374_1765890915182652316_oEpitaphs, Apparitions & the Wintry Guest
at RhinoFest

Sat Feb 7 at 3 PM
Prop Thr
3502 N Elston Ave
Read more here.

An ensemble of readers from Chicago’s acting community embody voices from the beyond in ghost stories, poems and songs, as rendered by the Brits: the Bard, and Masters of American literature. Cast includes (as of 1/10) : Belinda Bremner, Karen Hoyer, Cheryl Kreiman, Jeremy Campbell, John Starrs, Michael P. Smith, Songwriter,Vicki Walden, Gabe Wilkins, Jamie O’Reilly, Cecilie, and Taran O’Reilly




2014 events

Magi_Postcard_(small)The Gift of the Magi Holiday Concert
Music by Michael Smith
Story by O. Henry
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3857 N Kostner Chicago, Il

Featuring Michael Smith as “Narrator,”
Jamie O’Reilly, “Soloist”,
Nia O’Reilly Amandes as “Della”,
Victor Holstein as “Jim”
Accompanied by Peter Swenson (guitar),
Lily Floeter (flute), 
Katrina O’Reilly (piano, vocals),
and Al Ehrich (bass)

End of Life/Afterlife Series
salon_poster_art (1)Fri Oct 24 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sat Oct 25 from 10 AM – Noon
Sun Oct 26 church services
Mon Oct 27 at 7 PM
Admission prices will $15 for a single program
$25 for two theatrical programs in the Series
At St. Johns Episcopal Church Hall, Sanctuary and Garden
3857 N Kostner, in Old Irving Park Chicago
PH 773.725.9026;

Cultural arts producer Jamie O’Reilly continues a year-long collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Church in Old Irving Park with End of Life/Afterlife, a 4 day arts festival, Friday October 24 – Monday 27. Exploring themes of life and death. the festivals of Samhain (All Soul’s Day) and Day of the Dead, in original art, poetry, music, theater and classic literature, the events are open to the public.



Saturday, November 22 at 7:00 PM

Roots_Member_Night_Postcard (1)Jamie O’Reilly’s Roots Salon
Cost for dinner & showcase: $25
Roots Member card gets you in.
PH: 773-203-7661
(private address in Lincoln Square)
Space is limited. Read more.
Proceeds support Roots Salon Series 2, “Community,” 60-for-60 Member campaign.
Purchase your Member card here.

The Saturday before Thanksgiving Salonniere Jamie O’Reilly hosts an evening bringing artist and audience together. With live performances, a potluck, artwork in the Gallery and holiday treats. Make your reservation now! 



CONCERT! Songs of a Catholic Childhood full house! 
sccIAHCThe Salon at The Irish American Heritage Center
Sept 26, 2014 at 8 PM
4626 North Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
PH: 773-282-7035;
Read this page. Buy the CD.



lakesidebackAug 5, 6, 7
Rekindling the Salon
Artist retreat and public soiree
in Lakeside, MI.
Showcase with Anne Hills, Sue Demel, Beau O’Reilly and Jamie and guests.
Judie Anderson gives an artist talk
Tickets on Sale



RootsFest_2014_(light)Sat Aug 16  RootsFest – Roots fest V: “Come and Get Your Love”
Annual backyard fundraiser
Music from 5:30 pm – folk set – to late night rock and roll!
More here


Sat Sept 20 at Roots Salon

Amy Meadows gives an artist talk. 
Stay Tuned

HoyerangelComing in October 24-27
Jamie O’Reilly’s Salon Series at St. John’s 

End of Life/Afterlife Series
Fri Oct 24 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sat Oct 25 from 10 AM – Noon
Mon Oct 27 at 7 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3857 N Kostner in Old Irving Park, Chicago
PH 773.725.9026,

Events range from a juried art exhibition and community ofrenda-making workshop, to a performance of original stories, poetry and music, to a theatrical reading of classic American literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, performed by Chicago actors.  All events will held at the church.


MAY DAY AT ST. JOHN’S, May 3 at 7 PM
Read the Blog. Buy Tickets. 

Roots May Day snip



Our beloved show Pasiones with Jamie, Michael, Katrina.  Read More.









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