Hosted by Paul Durica (Chicago History Museum) and Mark Guarino (Country & Midwestern), the afternoon at The Hideout features musicians from a broad spectrum of styles honoring the late singer/songwriter Michael P. Smith, whose fifty-plus year career, in addition to a solo act, included a rock duo and trio (with Barbara Barrow), folk ensembles (Weavermania, Fourtold), composition for theatre (Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Blair Thomas & Co) and extensive collaborations (with Steve Goodman, Anne Hills, Jamie O’Reilly, James Lee Stanley and others).

Musicians on the bill Dec 16 include (in alphabetical order): Naomi Ashley, Judson Claiborne, Steve Dawson, Gerald Dowd, Rachel Drew, Mark Dvorak, Chris Farrell, Jon Langford, Jamie O’Reilly and Linda M. Smith.

READ Jamie’s Enewsletter about this event. 

Reserve soon, this event will sell out.

LISTEN Michael talk (from Songwriting)

LISTEN to Michael sing Starry Archipelago from Moby Dick


Enjoy a spring concert in the lovely garden at Tre Kronor Swedish Bistro.
Songbirds Anne and Jamie sing songs to lift the spirit; signature songs, folksongs, lullabies, anthems, novelty tunes, torch songs, and World War II blitz-ballads.

The program will feature unforgettable songs our grandmothers sang, from sheet music picked-up at the five and dime.  Songs heard in old movies, sung in the parlor, music hall, and around the dinner table.  And, of course, favorites from Anne and Jamie’s extensive musical catalogs.
Judi Cogan Heikes reads poems.

Tickets are $25. each for admission.  Purchase advance tickets here via Paypal.
Or Zelle

A selection of Scandinavian entrees, appetizers and desserts will be available from the menu. Alchoholic beverages are BYOB.

There are heatlamps and canopies in the garden.  If weather is extreme we will move inside.
We ask people to take appropriate Covid precautions: vaxed, boosted.








Listen to Jamie sing Cole Porter’s Allez vous en (Are you going?)