Chris Walz

Musician/Educator


Apr
23
4:30 pm16:30

Country Blues at Smoke Daddy

  • Smoke Daddy

I'll be playing some old-style Country Blues, Ragtime and Bottleneck Slide amidst the aroma of some of the finest barbeque in the city.

Apr
22
2:00 pm14:00

Plank Road Bluegrass Jam

  • Two Way Street Coffee House

I’ll be sitting in on the Plank Road Bluegrass Jam ahead of a Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin workshop I'll be giving on May 13th.

The Plank Road Bluegrass jam takes place at 2 PM at the Two Way Street coffeehouse on the fourth Saturday of the month. Banjos, Mandolins, Guitars – any acoustic instrument welcome! This monthly gathering is for Bluegrass musicians of all experience levels. Sing, play or just sit back and enjoy. Songbooks provided.

Jul
3
Jul 5

Homegrown: A Bluegrass and Homestead Gathering July 3 - July 5

  • 3719 Suydam Rd Paw Paw, IL, 60518 United States

Come out for a three-day gathering over the Independence Day Weekend at Stonehouse Farm to build community through bluegrass music, homesteading, fireworks, kids’ camp, a special Farm-to-Table dinner that celebrates American foods, and a shared connection to the land.

Soak up live bluegrass music that provides the soundtrack for the weekend, featuring local and regional bands in stage performances, and intimate workshops. Concerts from 7pm to 12pm. Bring your instruments for an opportunity to play with the best. Discover a new partner to play with, and sign up for the Open Mic on Sunday. Jammers welcome! This link will tell you more: 

http://www.stonehousefarm.com/event/homegrown-a-bluegrass-and-homestead-gathering/                                                         

May
30
7:30 pm19:30

Chris Walz & Eric Lambert at the Maple Street Chapel Folk Series

  • Lombard, IL 60148

Come on out to the Maple St. Chapel folk concert series and join me and my buddy Eric Lambert for a great night of flat picking, bluegrass, and original songs. Eric and I have known each other for a number of years now, but this is the first time we’ve gotten the chance to perform together.

Here’s the link for all the tickets and information.

http://folk.maplestreetchapel.org/

And here's a little video our friend Melissa Dagenhart, of Maple Street put together for the show.

http://youtu.be/AzaV7J18b4c

 

                                                                                                                                        

May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Lambert & Walz on the Radio

Eric Lambert and Chris Walz live in studio: "Folk Festival" on 90.9fm WDCB Public Radio
Tuesday, May 198:30-9 p.m. central. Listen live online at WDCB.org

Folk Festival is on from 8 to 11 p.m. central - enjoy the whole show!

Oct
26
1:00 pm13:00

Free Bluegrass Jam at the Old Town School

  • Free Bluegrass Jam at the Old Town School
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Some of the Bluegrass Teachers and I will be leading this free jam. It's open to anyone who wants to pick and sing. On the last Sunday of each 8-week session, Basses, Fiddles, Mandolins, Flatpick Guitars, Bluegrass Banjos, Singers, and Bluegrass Ensemble students are invited to join an informal bluegrass jam with our faculty. It’s free and open to prospective students, current students, former students, and anybody else who just wants to pick. All levels are welcome.

Sep
14
3:00 pm15:00

Depot Days

  • Depot Days

This historical, family festival is held on the Museums at Station Park campus from Noon - 5:00 PM on the second Saturday and Sunday each September. 

Sep
14
12:00 pm12:00

Art On The Prairie

  • Art On The Prairie

If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive family outing, bring your clan to Art on the Prairie and Afternoon Jazz Festival Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14. Admission is free; hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days. The festival is located in the Warrenville City Hall parking lot on Stafford Place. The event offers art, free music, free kids' activities, micro brew and wine tasting, and food.

Aug
17
1:00 pm13:00

Free Bluegrass Jam at the Old Town School

  • Free Bluegrass Jam at OldTown

Some of the Bluegrass Teachers and I will be leading this free jam. It's open to anyone who wants to pick and sing. On the last Sunday of each 8-week session, Basses, Fiddles, Mandolins, Flatpick Guitars, Bluegrass Banjos, Singers, and Bluegrass Ensemble students are invited to join an informal bluegrass jam with our faculty. It’s free and open to prospective students, current students, former students, and anybody else who just wants to pick. All levels are welcome.

Jul
24
5:00 pm17:00

Chris Walz at Chicago Cut

  • Chris Walz at Chicago Cut

I'll be on the balcony at Chicago Cut enjoying a beautiful Summer evening, while playing some good old Fingerstyle Blues and Ragtime.