Live Music Events Room


LIVE MUSIC EVENTS

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With the recent purchase of our building, we were able to renovate into a beautiful multi-purpose room with seating capacity up to 70 people. The room is complete with stage and sound system and tables (if needed).

This warm and inviting room is perfect for our in-store events, including manufacturers / supplier demos, professional musical clinics and workshops. We are also able to showcase the wonderful talents of our close friends of Tobias Music.

We will continue to add events and showcases to our calendar. Help us “get the word out” about our “LIVE” events.

This room is also available for rental. We have held many private events in the new room including holiday parties, private musical showcases, and worship services. Please contact us for more information on event room rentals.

Please check back regularly!

Apr
8
Sat
Jazz guitarist, Eric Skye @ Tobias Music
Apr 8 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Eric Skye - jazz gurtarist at Tobias Music

Jazz guitarist, Eric Skye will be performing at Tobias Music in Downers Grove on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00.

“An acoustic guitar master,” writes Stage And Studio, and Acoustic Guitar magazine says, “Stunning improvisational performances.”

Skye occupies a unique niche, exploring areas between Americana, jazz, and blues, all threaded together with a healthy respect for groove and unadulterated acoustic tone. Skye’s release, A Different Kind Of Blue -a solo guitar re-imagining of the Miles Davis’ iconic Kind Of Blue- was acknowledged by the Davis family and named in Acoustic Guitar magazine’s top ten albums of 2012. His 2015 release, Artifact, with longtime Jackson Browne guitarist Mark Goldenberg, was also critically acclaimed. In an unexpected departure from past projects, Skye’s 2016 release, June Apple, is a collection of early American fiddle tunes arranged for mandolin and guitar.

Eric Skye has performed on live morning television for NBC and FOX, has been featured on both National Public Radio, Public Radio International, performed and been interviewed on many live radio broadcasts in the United States and Europe. Skye has been featured in magazines such as Guitar Player, Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar, Jazziz, Premier Guitar, Jazz Improv, 20th Century Guitar, Acoustic (UK), Akustik Gitarree (Germany), The Guitar Note, The Guitar Bench, and was on cover of Acoustic Guitar magazine in China.

Eric has played all over the United States, at such notable acoustic and jazz venues as Yoshi’s in San Francisco, The Freight And Salvage in Berkeley, Club Passim in Cambridge MA, Rio Theater in Santa Cruz, the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland Oregon. Plus the NAMM shows in both Los Angeles and Nashville, and at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in California and the Woodstock Guitar Festival in New York. This year Eric has shared billing with Bill Frisell, David Crosby, Julian Lage, Joe Henry, Bryan Sutton, and Blake Mills. Premier Guitar magazine recently featured a seven page article on the duo and new album Artifact. In 2011 Eric was bestowed the rare honer of having the renown Santa Cruz Guitar Company release a signature model guitar.

Tickets to Eric Skye are $25 and can be purchased in advance by calling Tobias Music at 630.960.2455. Tickets are also available at the door.

May
20
Sat
French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan @ Tobias Music
May 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Pierre BensusanFrench-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will perfom at Tobias Music on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 7:00 on Saturday and the show begins at 8:00. Sunday doors open at 2:00 pm, and show begins at 3:00.

If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today.

Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre’s name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.

For more information about Pierre, check out his website at http://pierrebensusan.com.

May
21
Sun
Pierre Bensusan @ Tobias Music
May 21 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Pierre Bensusan at Tobias MusicFrench-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will perform at Tobias Music on  Sunday, May 21. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 2:00 pm and the show begins at 3:00.

If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today.

Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre’s name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.

For more information about Pierre, check out his website at http://pierrebensusan.com.

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