Past Dates

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Michael McVady's "Smooth-Music Happy Hour" - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
6840 32nd St,
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
Price: no cover

Catch my 2-set, original-music show after work this Friday!  Start the holiday weekend with me at Outta Space.  I like playing here: great stage, sound and atmosphere.  I like my view of the room and the crowd when I play here.  It makes it easy for me to be at my best and I will be this Friday.  Local beers on tap, creative environment that is, certainly, unique.  I look forward to hanging out with you.  We are volume-appropriate, so bring friends and "conversate" at will!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Michael McVady - SOUTHSIDE AT LAST!!!! - 9:00
5728 S. Archer
Chicago, Illinois
Price: $5 Suggested donation

Triumphant return to the Southside!  Ok...never really left... anyway, I am opening for Taran de Pablos (SkinWalker) and Drew Fortier (Bang Tango).

My set is almost entirely acoustic originals of my two albums and Taran and Drew are going to be doing acoustic covers.  But not just any - "Immigrant Song", Megadeth, yeah, you get the idea! 

I look forward to seeing you and hanging out with you after.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Uncommon Ground
Michael McVady with Drew Fortier, Taran de Pablos - 8:00 to 10:00
1214 W Grace St (3800 N. Clark)
Chicago, IL 60601
Price: $10 cover

Michael McVady is pleased to be playing his original music at Uncommon Ground. Smooth and melodic Drew Fortier (Bang Tango guitarist) and Taran de Pablos (Skinwalker) will be opening, performing acoustically.  Uncommon Ground has a great listening room, where you can eat , drink and listen at this volume-appropriate show.  Arrive a little early and grab a great healthy dinner and finish it up with their organic beers (from the only certified-organic brewery in the state, on premises). "I cannot wait to play this place.  The room reminds me of Nashville so much," says McVady.

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Gyros On the Spit
Joyfest Storytelling Extravaganza - 6:30 for dinner and Michael McVady Live
2826 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
Price: Admission is free; Dinner is $15/plate

Michael McVady provides the background music before, at intermission and after in this storytelling event.

At the centerpiece are 6 individual stories told by their creators.  Relax, eat and drink as you experience each person's story unfold before you!  This is a monthly event that attracts veteran storytellers and newbies alike.  Always free and always encouraging, maybe one day you will share a story with us all! 


Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Michael McVady Live - Songwriter Showcase - 8:00pm
1800 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60601
Price: no cover

Says Michael, "I will be performing one set of 17 of my very best songs for you and I am the first of 3 performers to go on this night.  My OCD isalready kicking in and you know I am looking forward to playing at the very top of my game!" 

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

William Alexander Wine Studio
Michael McVady Live - All Night Long - Saturday, 8:00 to 11:30
900 S. State Street
Lockport, Illinois 60441
1 (815)834-9463
Price: no cover

Michael loves this place!  Warm décor, great wine and drinks, couches and volume appropriate so you can hang with your friends. Come chill out to the smooth acoustic sounds of his original music with a few that you know, too. 

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Citlalin Gallery
Michael McVady Live - Feliz Navidad! - 8:00pm
2005 S. Blue Island Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Price: no cover

Christmas night, after all the family stuff is done, and nothing to do?  It's Friday!  Come on out to "Noches de Guitarra" at Citlalin Gallery.  This is an art gallery with a true listening room - like Nashville!  Pro sound and lights with comfortable surroundings.  Volume-appropriate so you can converse with your friends.  Food and drink. 

Michael McVady performs one set of his all-original acoustic music, along with 4 other acts.  "This is a great room to play and the people are really cool!  I dig the local art on display.  The vibe is laid-back fun.  I hope to see you there!", say Michael.


Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Michael McVady Live @The Iconic ELBO ROOM! - 8:00 to 10:00
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
(773) 549-5549
Price: $5 cover

Chill out to end the weekend with Michael McVady's smooth, always volume-appropriate, original acoustic music. 

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Michael McVady Live - 8 pm
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
(773) 549-5549
Price: $5

Come join me at my acoustic show at the iconic "Elbo Room".  Two-hour show packed with all my original songs off of my first two and albums and several brand new ones!  I will be volume-appropriate, so bring a friend or two and kick back on a Thursday before the weekend.  I will have CD's and download cards available for you. 

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