Michael P. Smith – April & May Concerts & Workshops


A Note from Michael

I’m doing a gig at the Oak Park library this month. I love playing music in libraries, always think about the library in Orange, New Jersey where I checked out my first book, a big and heavy one with all the adventures of Robin Hood. He’s dying in the end and he shoots his last arrow, telling Little John to bury him where the arrow lands. Oh man, if that won’t get to a kid, he’s lost.

Tuesday, April 23 at 7 PM
Oak Park Library, main branch
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

April, May dates & June preview follow



Weavermania! on the Road
With Michael Smith as the voice of Lee Hays
April 5—6 at 7:00PM
Big Muddy Folk Festival
Thespian Hall at Main & Vine
Boonville, Missouri

PH: 660.882.7821 or 888.588.1477

Anne Hills also appears in this festival


Romeoville, IL
Songs of a Catholic Childhood
on the Road
Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30PM
Sancta Alberta Chapel
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL 60446
Host: Mike Cunningham, PH: 815.836.5385
Email: CunninMi@lewisu.edu





Berwyn, IL
Guest with Anne Hills

Thursday,April 11 at 8:00 PM
with special guests Michael Smith & Laurie McClain
FitzGerald’s Nightclub, SideBar Music Room
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL
More info: (708) 788-2118 or http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/

Traverse City, MI
Songs of a Catholic Childhood
on the Road
Sat, April 13 at 7:30 PM
Produced by Seamus Shinners
Williamsburg Dinner Theater
Acme, MI
Venue Site:
PH 231.941.8667 or E: musicmanseamus@hotmail.com

Traverse City, MI
Michigan Songwriting Workshop

Sunday, April 14 1-3 pm
Williamsburg Theater
located on M-72 just east of U.S. 31/M-72 intersection.
Workshop cost: $30
Doors open at 12:30 pm
PH: 231.941.8667 or E:

Glen Ellyn, IL
Songs of a Catholic Childhood
Patron’s Party
Sunday, April 21 from 6 – 9PM
Music by Michael Smith & Jamie O’Reilly
Talk by esteemed Journalist Robert McClory:
“A Dilemma for Modern Catholics: From Childish Belief to Adult Faith”
Heikes Home in Glen Ellyn Il
RSVP: 773.203.7661
; jamie@jamieoreilly.com
$40 person. Light supper, dessert. Limited seating.

Oak Park, IL
Tuesday, April 23 at 7 PM

Michael solo
Oak Park Library, main branch
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
Info: 708.383.8200
Sponsored by Friends of  the Library.
Friends of the OP Public Library get in for free;
Others can get a discounted membership & admission  for $5.


Chicago, IL

Roots Salon Spring Soiree
Saturday, April 27 at 8 PM

And the Poet Sang: Songs of Spring
with Michael. Jamie O’Reilly & Peter Swenson

And reading and singing  poetry:  Maureen Connolly,
Willa Moore, Anne Schultz and Cecilie O’Reilly
at Roots Salon, Lincoln Square
$20 cover
PH: 773.203.7661; E: roots@jamieoreilly.com





Detroit, MI
Saturday, May 4 at 8 PM

Stone House Concert
Detroit, MI
Hosted by Sigrid Christiansen
Reservations required

Northbrook, IL
Sunday, May 12 at 7:30 PM

Bliss Manor House Concert
Northbrook, IL
Hosted by Anita Silvert
Reservation required
PH (847) 714-9765 or E: anita613@gmail.com

Lake Geneva, WI
Fri May 17 at 5 PM; Sat May 18 at 2 PM
Selfish Giant with Blair Thomas
Tiny Tempest Farm and Theater
W4355 Mohawk Road
Lake Geneva, WI
More at: blairthomas.org.
A plant sale will also be featured.

Chicago, IL
Wed, May 22 at 8 PM
Chief O’Neill’s Pub Presents
Songs of a Catholic Childhood
with Michael and Jamie O’Reilly
3471 North Elston Ave
Chicago, Il
$20 cover
Reserve by phone 773.203.7661: E: jamie@jamieoreilly.com
Voted one of the ten best Irish pubs! Come for dinner, stay for the show.


JUNE Preview – More to Come


Songwriting Workshop and Concert
Saturday, June 1
Workshop 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Concert at 7:30 PM
1245 Chicago, rear, Evanston, Il
$40 Workshop and concert
$20 Concert only
Limited seating – selling out.
More: evanstonspace.com



Glenview, IL
Tuesday June 11 at 7:00 PM

with Michael and Jamie O’Reilly
Have Book Will Travel Series kick-off:
“On the Road Again with a Song in My Heart”
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, Il
PH: 847.729.7500

Local folk treasures Michael Smith and Jamie O’Reilly join together with a moving repertoire of songs specially selected to take you on an international musical voyage. No passports needed—just open your hearts to this gifted singer-songwriter duo who will transport you for the evening to faraway places that touch the soul with every note.

in Crystal Lake, IL

Songs of a Catholic Childhood
with Michael and Jamie O’Reilly
Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 PM
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Box Office: 815.356.9212; boxoffice@rauecenter.org
Groups savings up to 20% off regular ticket prices.



For workshop & booking rates or more information
please contact Jamie O’Reilly