MICHAEL SMITH, SONGWRITER – Summer Blog and Concerts


Michael Smith, Songwriter
Summer Performances
June, July, August

“Michael Smith, a truly remarkable songwriter, teaches his craft to a roomful of students at a songwriting workshop in The Studios at SPACE. After the class, he performed his gorgeous, intricate, and often hilarious songs to a sold out crowd. An incredible night with this gifted musician!” (-S.P.A.C.E.)

A Note from Jamie O’Reilly
Michael is on a well-deserved vacation after performing a spell-binding evening at SPACE on June 1, where he presented a Songwriting Workshop and Concert. We recorded the evening on audio and video. Stay-tuned for updates as we edit this wealth of material for use as YouTube videos, audio documentary and ultimately a book Michael is writing on songwriting. Thank you to S.P.A.C.E. and my daughter Nia, venue manager, for making the evening a success.



Sold Out!
Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM
“On the Road Again”
with Michael and Jamie O’Reilly
Glenview Public Library

“Songs of a Catholic Childhood”
Saturday, June 22 at 8:00 PM
with Michael and Jamie O’Reilly
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Box Office: 815.356.9212; boxoffice@rauecenter.org

Songs and stories of growing-up in parochial schools post WWII (Michael) and Baby-Boom (Jamie) eras of the ’40s, 50s and ’60s. Michael in New Jersey. Jamie in Crystal Lake, Illinois – where this concert takes place.






Sunday, July 6 – afternoon
Michael and Blair Thomas
“Selfish Giant”
The Acorn Theater
107 Generations Dr.
Three Oaks, MI
PH: 269.756.3879
More: blairthomas.org

New Folk Music Series
Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 PM
Michael Smith, Songwriter Concert
The Listening Room at Twisted Q
Twisted Q BBQ
2053 Ridge Rd
Homewood, IL 60430
PH 708.957.8899

Popular performer Dave Rudolf hosts a new concert series with the area’s finest singer/songwriters.


Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 PM
Michael Smith, Solo
Roots Salon
Private address in Chicago’ s Lincoln Square
Hosted by Jamie O’Reilly
PH: 773.203.7661; roots@jameioreilly.com


Sunday, July 28 at 4:00 PM
Jazz on a Summer’s Day Series
Michael solo set
Set 2 with Jamie O’Reilly
“And the Poet Sang”
Lakeside Inn
15251 Lakeshore Road
Lakeside, MI 49116


Saturday, Aug 3 at 7:00 PM
Michael Smith, Solo
Lost Moth Gallery
7975 Hwy 42

Egg Harbor, WI  54209

A Songwriting Workshop may be scheduled with the Door County concert.

Saturday, Aug 10 at 8:00 PM
Michael Smith, solo
Concert and Songwriting Workshop
4:30 Workshop
Unity Spiritual Center
225 Calhoun St
Woodstock, IL
Hosted by Off Square Music Concerts
PH 815.338.5164; Email: offsquare@gmail.com



Saturday, Aug 24 at 7:30 PM
Michael Smith
Opening act at 7:00 pm
Lohman Auditorium
Marineland, FL
(16 miles south of St Augustine on A1A)
PH 904.794.4163

Tuesday, Aug 27 at 8:00 PM – moved to FRI new venue

Wednesday, Aug 28 time tba
Tampa, FL
PH 813.837.6572; www.gloriasmusic.blogspot.com


Friday, Aug 30 at 7:30 PM
Ray Lewis Presents…Mudville Music
Mudville Grill
3105 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
Listening room.
Reservations Call (904)352-7008 or email FlaMusic@bellsouth.net





The 37th Annual
Fox Valley Folk Music
& Storytelling Festival
Sun/Mon September 1 & 2
11 AM to 6 PM
Island Park, Geneva, IL
40 mi. West of The Chicago Loop


As an attendee I can tell you that I will never view the art and craft of songwriting in the same way again! Thank you for being you Michael and sharing your talent with us.”  (-Joseph S.)

Are you a presenter, songwriter or radio host?
Consider a Michael Smith Songwriting Workshop and Concert in your neck of the woods. 
Contact me, jamie@jamieoreilly.com