Jamie O/Roots Salon ~ Mar/April/May & retreat

Listen to Jamie preview the Roots events on WGN Radio.
Sunday, Mar 23 at 10 PM with Rick Kogan, After Hours.


Mom in the backgroundJAMIE SINGS FOR PETE
Friday, Mar 28 – “If I Had a Hammer”
Pete Seeger Tribute
at 7 PM
SPACE at 1245 Chicago, Evanston
Jamie and daughters Meg and Nia perform songs of the Spanish Civil War in this all star-folk tribute.  Line-up includes Corky Siegel, Ed Holstein, Megon McDonough, Mark Dvorak and more.

A Garland for Mayday 1895ROOTS HIGHLIGHTS
“Ancestors” Roots Salon 2014 is a year-long cultural arts series investigating the source of the art we produce, and its connection to history, the seasons of life and community, produced and hosted by Jamie O’Reilly. Events are presented at Roots Salon (private address), and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Old Irving Park.  A summer artist retreat and soiree in Lakeside Inn and Studios, Lakeside, MI takes place in August.  Become a Member of Roots Thrive.  More here.


zoe4Saturday, April 26 – Zoe Keithley, Master Speaker
“On Writing”
Workshop at 4 PM. 7:30 PM Reading
(private address at Roots Salon)
The Sacramento poet and novelist comes home to Chicago!  Zoe’s  novel “The Calling of Mother Adelli” is being released on Amazon books and Kindle. 



m-craneSaturday, May 3 – May Day
Salon Series at St. John’s

St John’s Episcopal Church
3857 N Kostner Chicago, Il

Music. Poetry. History. Flowers.  In this new Salon Series collaboration, producer Jamie O’Reilly and St. John’s Episcopal Church Chicago present an evening of delightful and stirring musical and literary fare focusing on rebirth the roots of the May Festival, the glory of spring and the seasons of life. Musicians:  Jamie O’Reilly Trio, Meg and Nia. Victor Holstein.  Kathy O’Neill. Mark Puiekarz. Poets & more. 

Friday/Saturday, May 16/17 – Beau O’Reilly, Guest ArtistBeau O'Reilly  Performance Series & CD release.
8 PM at Roots Salon (private address)
Beau performs with Judith Harding.  Four short pieces by Samuel Beckett, (seen at the Poetry Fdn), as part of “60-story Animal” Series, a nod to his 60th year.  And releases This Old World, solo CD.

431012_3996049013875_860542704_nSaturday, May 31 – Bill Flynn
Master Speaker 
“On Inspiration”
8 PM at Roots Salon (private address)
A life-coach with a positive view of…well, everything, brings us stories and how-to’s.




paperlanternvintageTues. Wed. Thurs. Aug. 5, 6, 7 – Rekindling the Salon.
Artist Retreat & Performance and Soiree
Presented by HotHouse Lakeside Studios Program
Hosted by Jamie O’Reilly & Anne Hills
Lakeside Inn and Studios
Lakeside, Michigan
Address: 15251 Lakeshore Road Lakeside, MI 49116
Ph: 269.469.0600 (for Inn only)
For retreat register here.

Intimate and unplugged. Revisit the by-gone era of salons on summer nights by the lake in an historic inn. The evening events begin with a talk by an arts historian, followed by a patron’s reception, and performance.


For more information Jamie O’Reilly, 773-203-7661; roots@jamieoreilly.com
The Ancestor Series updates on the blog at jamieoreilly.com
J. O’Reilly Productions & Roots Salon on FACEBOOK


1 Comment

  1. I live in Winnipeg, listen to wgn.

    heard one of your tunes last night.

    you have a spectacular beautiful voice.


    Mark, Winnipeg

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