Upcoming Dates

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine Burlington, WI
David Hawkins - 7-9pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: n/a

I cannot tell you how glad I am to be able to play again at The Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine! It remains the most joyous place for music in southeastern Wisconsin, and it is a stopping point for many local and touring musicians. The owners, staff, and audience are terrific. So far, this is billed as a solo show, but you never know. I will be debuting many new songs from my upcoming CD and would love to share them with you. Yes, you!

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

David Hawkins at 32nd Woodstock Folk Festival - noon to 6
Woodstock Square
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-479-9933
Price: TBA

I am thrilled to be among the main-stage acts (opening the Festival at noon and closing the Festival with the All-Sing Finale) in this year's 32nd Woodstock Folk Festival in the beautiful Woodstock Square (remember Groundhog Day?). It is always a great day in the open air with your musical brethren and sisteren. Joining me on stage will be my buddies Clark Sommers on upright bass and Elliott Delman on acoustic guitar. Expectmaterial. Stay tuned for updates.

Here is the schedule for the Festival:

12:00    David Hawkins
12:30    Bettman & Halpin
1:15     Joan & Joni
2:00     Michael Johnathon
2:45     Mari Black
3:30     Pat Donohue
4:15     The Malvinas
5:00     Lifetime Achievement Award and Performance - Jacquie Manning & Rich Prezioso (Small Potatoes)
5:30     All-Sing Finale led by David Hawkins

 

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

WDCB
David Hawkins on Folk Festival w/ Lilli Kuzma - 8-11 PM
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL

I'm excited to return to WDCB's Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma. Lilli was the first person to interview me for the newspaper and to have me on a radio show, so it always feels like home at WDCB. I'll play some new songs live in the studio. Tune in to  Folk Festival on 90.9FM or streaming live on wdcb.org.  

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Jens Jensen Park
David Hawkins & Friends - Music in the Park - 5-6:30pm
SE Corner of St. John and Roger Williams Ave.
Highland Park, Illinois
Price: n/a

I am honored to open the evening for the Don Stiernberg Trio in Jens Jensen Park. Joining me for my 90-minute set will be bassist Clark Sommers and mandolinist Phil Goldman. Summer's here, and the time is right for music in the park! What an evening it will be, especially if you are there, too.

About the series:

RAVINIA DISTRICT, HIGHLAND PARK, IL (APRIL 2017) – The Ravinia District of Highland Park is pleased to announce its new weekly event ‘Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays.’ Food Truck Thursdays will kick off June 1st and run through September 14th. The public is invited to come and enjoy a wide variety of food and drinks from more than a dozen food trucks and local restaurants while enjoying live outdoor musical performances. Food Truck Thursdays will begin at 4:30 p.m. each week and end at dusk, on Dean Avenue between Roger Williams and St. Johns Avenues, and in Jens Jensen Park, across from the Ravinia Metra Station. Free parking is available.

Stop by on your way to Ravinia Festival, or come for an evening of live music and fabulous food. Dine al fresco at picnic benches in Jens Jensen Park, or bring a folding chair or picnic blanket. Everyone will enjoy seeing friends and neighbors, listening to live music and trying the delicious food truck offerings.

“We are excited to bring people out this summer for Food Truck Thursdays to dine and listen to music in the beautiful Ravinia District,” says Katie Wiswald, Chair of the Ravinia Business District Association and Vice President at Highland Park Bank & Trust. “The historic Jens Jensen Park is the perfect setting for the community to come together and support local and small businesses.” 

Live music, ranging from acoustic rock to jam band covers will include local favorites BowmanvilleRadio Free Honduras, and the Don Stiernberg Trio. These weekly performances are generously sponsored by the Highland Park Community Foundation, Ravinia District Special Service Area 17 property owners and Life Rhythms

Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays will be operated by Bensidoun USA, Inc. For a weekly listing of food trucks, entertainment, and event updates, be sure to like and follow Ravinia District of Highland Park on Facebook. 

 

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Music to My Ear
David Hawkins at Music to My Ear - 12:30-3:30pm
3003 Babcock Blvd
Ross, PA 15237
Price: n/a

I am pleased to be providing the live music for Music to My Ear this afternoon. Stop by and see what excellent equipment they offer while you listen to some live music. I know I will be drooling over all the sound systems I will want to take home. Join us for this afternoon sound party.

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Music for Weekly Service - 10:30 am
201 S Winebiddle St
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
USA
Price: N/A

Past Dates

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Penn-Trafford High School
Save the Children Benefit - 3pm
3381 Route 130
Harrison City, PA 15636
USA
Price: donations to the cause

I am pleased to be part of this benefit for Save the Children. Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief, and helps support children in developing countries. In the last year they helped over 185 million children. My set runs from 3-4pm

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Art All Night Wilson-Mcginley
Art All Night - 4-12pm
Pittsburgh, PA

I'm excited to join a great lineup of musicians for this evening's festival of art and song. I play at 5:30. Stay for the whole night!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

AcoustiCafe Featured Performer - 7-11:30
400 Lincoln Avenue
Millvale, PA 15209
(412)821-4447
Price: N/A

 

 

I'm very pleased to be a featured performer tonight at AcoustiCafe, hosted this week by the world's most joyous musician, Bob Banerjee. 

 

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Community Church
David Hawkins - featured music - 9:30am
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Price: n/a

As I've said before, I'm a spiritual man who often doesn't feel comfortable in a church. This one is an exception. A lot happens on many levels here, and I always look forward to it. Something about this place elevates the experience of sharing my music so that I hear it and feel it differently--more intensely.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins w/ Phil Goldman - 8-10:30pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
Price: n/a

Let me tell you, Cellar Gate is a good place to be at any time of year, indoors or out (probably indoors in March). Nice wine and food, ambience, multiple rooms to enjoy music, good company, and life. We've got to enjoy the time we have, right? Come enjoy it with us.

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Cafe Pyrenees
Nic Barnum & David Hawkins - 7-10:30pm
1762 N Milwaukee Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048
USA
Price: N/A

Nic Barnum and I will be performing together with some members of The Hellhounds and Deep Travel. Barnum and Hawkins originals, old and new covers, and a few solo pieces each. I've been looking forward to this since the last time over a year ago. 

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

WDCB 90.9 FM Folk Festival
Folk Festival Holiday Hoot Part 1 - 8-11pm CT
College of Dupage
Glen Ellyn, Il

I am excited to be returning to WDCB for this year's Holiday Hoot Part 1 with Lilli Kuzma's Folk Festival. Yes, the station is in Illinois, but this is the modern age; stream it at WDCB.org. Stay tuned for more info.

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Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Lily Reid Holt Chapel
Music for Sunday Service - 10am
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Price: N/A

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Bragi
David Hawkins Solo Acoustic - 7:15pm
80 Walworth Ave
Williams Bay, WI 53191
USA
Price: n/a

Now that I am a PA resident, I am returning to Bragi for the first time as a touring musician. Please share the evening with us in this friendly, real, gem of a place in Williams Bay, Wi.  I know the Cubs are playing, but give yourself a break from World Series stress by enjoying some live music with the beverage of your choice and a fine meal from the small-plate menu.

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Palatine Art Fair
David Hawkins Solo - 1-2pm
Palatine, IL
Price: N/A

http://palatinejaycees.org/art-affair-around-square/

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Bragi
David Hawkins - 7:30-10pm
80 Walworth Ave
Williams Bay, WI 53191
Price: n/a

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Lake Geneva Art in the Park
David Hawkins solo - Noon
Flatiron Park
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Price: N/A

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Williams Bay Art Fair
David Hawkins solo
Williams Bay, WI 53191

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins - David Hawkins
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: N/A

 It's always good to play at Cellar Gate. Great wine, food, ambience, and, of course, live music! Tonight's complete lineup TBA soon.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Bragi
David Hawkins @ Bragi - 7-10pm
80 N. Walworth Ave. No.1
Williams Bay, WI 53191
USA
Price: N/A

I am looking forward to playing at Bragi, a little treasure in Williams Bay, WI. Tasty small plates (substantial small plates), nice selection of wine and beer, and all kinds of atmosphere. 

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Deerfield Farmers Market
David Hawkins w/ Clark Sommers - 9:30-11:30am
Deerfield, IL
USA
Price: N/A

it is always a great pleasure to play with Clark Sommers, and this time it will be under the sky among the fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. There's always room for music!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Bar Louie, Skokie, IL
Joe's Pros - 8-11pm
5300 Touhy Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
USA
Price: $10

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right: SATURDAY 6/25/16 8-11pm @ Bar Louie Skokie. Come out and join three comedians Joe Nuccio, Gregory Joseph, & Bob Jay, as well as one songwriter, me, for laughs and music. I want to be stuck in the middle of it all with you! Bring your friends. 

5300 Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins - 7:30pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: N/A

 It's always good to play at Cellar Gate. Great wine, food, ambience, and, of course, live music! Tonight's complete lineup TBA soon.

Friday, June 10th, 2016

David Hawkins @ Second Friday Coffeehouse - 7:30pm
941 W Lawrence
Chicago, Il
USA
Price: Yes tba

I'm very happy to be performing for the first time at the Second Friday Coffeehouse, an intimate place where the audience can listen or sing or both. Come launch into summer with a song!

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins - 7:30pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
Price: N/a

 It's always good to play at Cellar Gate. Great wine, food, ambience, and, of course, live music! Tonight's complete lineup TBA soon.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Unity Spiritual Center Woodstock
Sunday Service
225 W. Calhoun
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
Price: N/A

What's not to love about the vibrant community at Woodstock spiritual center?  I am pleased to be returning. 

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Wishbone North
Three-person show: Sue Fink, Jane Godfrey, & David Hawkins - 7-9pm
Chicago, Il

How nice is this? I get to share a second show, this time in Chicago, with my friends Sue Fink and Jane Godfrey. Three singer-songwriters' songs are thoughtful, whether serious or humorous.  Please join us!

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
Sue Fink, Jame Godfrey, & David Hawkins - 7-9pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
Price: Tba

How nice is this? I get to share the show with my friends Sue Fink and Jane Godfrey at the most joyous place for music in southeastern Wisconsin. You will hear three distinct styles, and all of these singer-songwriters' songs are thoughtful, whether serious or humorous.  Please help be welcome Sue and Jane to The Coffeehouse.

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins Deep Travel - 7pm
1762 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Price: n/a

I'm thrilled to return to Cafe Pyrenees with Deep Travel. New material, old material, my material, others' material. Sounds like a material world, eh? Bring some friends. We'd love to see you there!

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
Mark Dvorak/David Hawkins - 7pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: suggested donation

Is it spring yet? Join Mark Dvorak and me for this double-billed evening of song, as we tap into the spirit of rebirth in Burlington, WI. You will hear familiar songs, original songs, newly learned songs, freshly born songs, and songs played together. All these songs need is you! Also, if you haven't been to The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine, don't you think it is about time you found out why Mark and I like to return?

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Unity Center of Woodstock, IL
Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational 2016 - 2pm
225 W Calhoun
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
Price: Tba

I am pleased to be part of the 5th annual Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational. I'll be joining 7 other performers to celebrate and promote this wonderful Festival.

This event is a fundraiser for the 31st Annual Woodstock Folk Festival, which will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016, from Noon to 6 p.m. on the historic Woodstock Square. Woodstock Folk Festival is an Illinois non-profit organization; it is entirely volunteer-run.  

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

WFMT 98.7FM
Sweet Folk Chicago Guest Host - 7pm
Chicago and beyond, IL
Price: n/a

I have the privilege of guest-hosting this episode of Sweet Folk Chicago, in which I select and discuss 10-12 songs that have influenced me as a musician, and in sharing these songs with the radio audience, I also get to honor some of the writers and performers who have made life better with their music. It is an unexpectedly intimate experience to share these songs with listeners who care about music. I hope you can join us! Below are some names that will come up in this show:

Dylan, McMurtry, Mosrie, Yoakam, Cockburn, Tull, Donovan, Hawkins, Lamb, Gordons, Hardy, Dvorak, Pyle, Zappa, Coltrane, and more.

If you miss the show, go to www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=4,5,7 for the five most recent episodes and play lists. 

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Unity of DesPlaines
David Hawkins w/ Elliott Delman - 9 and 11 am
DesPlaines, IL
USA

Whats the good word? I get to play two services at Unity in DesPlaines, IL, along with my friend, Elliott Delman. Come catch one or both of the services. 

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

The Coffee House on Chestnut & Pine
David Hawkins w/ Terry Moran & Elliott Delman - 7pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
United States
Price: Donations gratefully accepted

I'm ready to return to The Coffee House on Chestnut & Pine, this time with my buddies Elliott Delman, guitarist extraordinaire, and Terry "Blazin' Steel" Moran, extraordinary guitarist (who will bring his newly released CD). We will do covers Hawkins originals. I would also like to introduce some of Terry's songs to the ears of Burlington. So bring your ears on over and join us. We'll warm your hearts on a cold night. 

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

WFMT
Recording _Sweet Folk Chicago_
Chicago, IL

OK, so the show isn't airing at this time, but I'll be meeting with WFMT's Rich Warren to record an episode of Sweet Folk Chicago as guest host. I get to select a set list of songs that have been important to my musical development, play the songs, and talk about them. How cool is that?  I even get to play one of my own songs.  Hmm, which one will it be? I'm excited! Airing date to be announced. Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Community Church
Singer-Songwriter Service - 10:30am
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Price: N/A

I am excited to be joining Daniella Sloan, Christina Trulio, and Terry Moran for this special singer-songwriter service at the Community Church. I am inspired in the presence of these wonderful writers and performers!

Friday, January 15th, 2016

The Corner Room
David Hawkins Featured Artist w/ Amy Beth & Friends - 7:30pm
303 Hoy Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

JUST ADDED: I'm happy to be returning to The Corner Room w/ Amy Beth and Friends for an intimate evening of music, connection, and surprises.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins w/ Special Guests Elliott Delman & Fred Koch - 8-10pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: N/A

The Holidays are over; nothing in life but the Super Bowl, right? Wrong! join me, Elliott Delman, & Fred Koch for live music at Cellar Gate! Come one and all, and bring your friends. Heck, bring your enemies and build a bridge through music.  

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

WDCB @ College of DuPage
noon-8pm
Student Services Center 425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Price: tba

It's here already! Another Holiday season has arrived, and I am pleased to be part of the music for WDCB's Holiday Hoot 2015. It is always a good time to be there live, and it is also great to hear highlights on Folk Festival on subsequent Tuesdays. More on the lineup to come.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins w/ Special Musical Guest Phil Goldman - 8-10pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: N/A

Back again at the Gate, Cellar Gate, that is, for a satisfying evening of live music as I am joined by the supplemental stringage of my buddy Phil Goldman (mandolin, guitar, and?). You know Cellar Gate now, don't you? Take a breathing break from the Holiday madness and spend your evening with us and the good friends you bring with you. 

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins w/ Special Guest Ken Hall - 8-10pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: N/A

Cozy on up to some live music with me and my special musical guest, Ken Hall. Bring friends and celebrate the last weeks of fall with your favorite wine and selections from Cellar Gate's updated menu. 

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Two Way Street Coffee House 45th Anniversary
Two Way Street Coffee House 45th Anniversary Event - 2-11pm
1047 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
USA
Price: All day pass (including concert) $22 Concert only $20 | Afternoon only $5

You don't want to miss this day of music, friends, and appreciation for this great venue that has seen 45 years of excellent live music. While there, be sure to stop by the WDCB Folk Festival room: 

Heather Styka  4:00-4:25
David Hawkins  4:30-4:55
Laura Joy         5:00-5:25
Chris Darby      5:30-6:00

 

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Unity Spiriual Center Woodstock, IL
Sunday Service
225 W. Calhoun
Woodstock, Il 60098

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
David Hawkins @ Danada Fall Festival - 1:15-1:45pm
3S507 Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
USA
Price: n/a

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival
David Hawkins Plays Pumpkin Fest - 2:15-3:45
Acoustic Stage
Highwood, Il
Price: N/A

I had a great time playing at Redhead Days this past summer. Now I'll be back for The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival.

Summer is over, but so what? We are still here, and autumn has its own charms. Take Pumpkin Fest, for example. Please come visit me at the Acoustic Stage from 2:15-3:45 on Saturday 10/10/15. I'll carve a song just for you. 

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Community Church
Music for Community Church - 10:30am
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Price: NA

it is always uplifting! Come join us. 

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins & Deep Travel - 7-10:30pm
1762 Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, Il 60048
USA
Price: N/A

Tonight's Deep Travel once again include fine guitarist and songwriter Lance Brown for our second show together.  Also traveling with us will be Fred Koch on bass and Alex Zeravica on percussion. Superb food (their salmon is my personal favorite) and wine, and a friendly, attentive staff will be the perfect preparation for a night of live music. I will personally control the weather so that we have no torrential rains or flash floods to keep you away. (And, just in case, I will have my pirogue tied up outside so I can paddle you home in an emergency.)

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins & Deep Travel w/ special guest Lance Brown - 7-10:30 pm
1762 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
USA
Price: N/A

Tonight's configuration of Deep Travel includes fine guitarist and songwriter Lance Brown. Lance and I have talked for a number of years about doing some gigs together, and tonight is the first. The second will be October 2, also at Cafe Pyrenees. Also traveling with us tonight will be Fred Koch on bass and Alex Zeravica on percussion. Superb food (their salmon is my personal favorite) and wine, and a friendly, attentive staff will be the perfect preparation for a night of live music.  

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Fox Valley Folk Festival
Fox Valley Folk Festival 2015 - 3:30pm
Price: Adults $20

September 6, 1:00 pm:  

Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival 2015

Island Park, Geneva, IL.

Two Way Street Stage #1

1:00 Briar Road
1:30 Heather Styka
3:00 Chris Walz
3:30 David Hawkins

$20 admission per day for Adults; $15 Teens & Elders, and free for 12 and under.  More info at http://foxvalleyfolk.com/ 


I am also excited to be playing on the MAIN STAGE at 11am for a song or two with other Two Way Street Artists.  
 
Please see the Festival website for a full schedule. Artists include Ben Bedford, Andrew Calhoun, Joe Crookston, Zoe Mulford, Claudia Schmidt, Michael Smith, and many more.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Cellar Gate Wine Market
8pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
Price: n/a

Music Under the Stars live acoustic show. Wine, food, friends, hospitality, and music. 

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Uncommon Ground
Songwriters-in-the-Round - tba
3800 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60613
773-929-3680
Price: tba

I'm excited to be part of this Songwriters-in-the-Round evening hosted by Jeff Brown at Uncommon Ground (do you hear that rhyme?). More details to come as the complete group is confirmed, but I can tell you now that it is up close and personal time with the songwriters.  

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins @ Cellar Gate - 8pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
Price: N/a

Just added this night at Cellar Gate for music under the stars.  Joining me tonight will be Fred Koch on bass and Mike Gassman on percussion.  Good wine, food, and music.  All we need is you!

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins & Deep Travel - 6:30 - 10:30
1762 Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
USA
Price: n/a

Summer is passing, and the journey continues with more songs, more food, more human company, and more wine if you're so inclined. come travel deep with us. 

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

David Hawkins/Worship on the Beach
Worship on the Beach - 8:30 & 9:30
Lake Bluff Beach
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

This is where it's at on Sunday morning with the Community Church of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
Hawkins-Barnum/Barnum-Hawkins - 7pm
1762 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, Illinois 60048
United States
Price: n/a

Nic Barnum and I are finally doing a show together, and at Cafe Pyrenees! Joining us will be Ken Hall-marimba lumina, Fred Koch-bass, Scott Hall-percussion, Tom Bowling-violin. New takes on originals and covers. 

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins w/ Terry Moran - 8-10pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: n/a

Back again to Cellar Gate, this time with Terry "Blazin' Steel" Moran, for another acoustic evening under the stars. 

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Unity Spiritual Center Woodstock
Unity Spiritual Center Woodstock - 10am
225 W Calhoun
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
815-337-3534
Price: n/a

Unity in Woodstock is a great place to be on a Sunday morning, and I am honored to return.  

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins & Deep Travel - David Hawkins
1762 Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
USA
847-362-2233
Price: N/A

Tonight's lineup: David Hawkins on acoustic guitar and vocals, Don Stiernberg on mandolin, Ken Hall on Marimba Lumina, and Fred Koch on bass.   

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

The Merion
David Hawkins w/ Don Stiernberg - 6:30-8:30pm
1611 Chicago Ave
Evanston, Il 60201
Price: $10 cover includes one drink

I am excited to play at The Merion for the first time, especially with mando-magician Don Stiernberg accompanying me for this acoustic evening in Evanston.  Throw some folk, country, and jazz into a blender and that will be the flavor of smoothie you get this evening. Is that a dumb analogy? Maybe so, but we're serious about our music, so please join us. 

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Stained Rug Concert Series
David Hawkins Acoustic Evening - 7pm
2855 Sweet Clover Way
Wauconda, IL 60084
Price: suggested donation

Just added my first appearance at The Stained Rug house concert experience, and boy am I stoked! Intimate setting for a live solo evening and a glimpse into this songwriter's head. (Don't be afraid of the name, and no, you don't have to sit on the floor.) I will play songs from all three of my CDs and a few unrecorded songs.  I'll also do a song that I have not performed in over 20 years. Please join me for this musically intimate evening.  

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Artists on the Bluff
David Hawkins at Lake Bluff Arts Festival - 10am
Gazebo Park
Lake Bluff, il 60044
USA
Price: na

Love the arts? Love being outdoors? Love live music? Love being part of things? Please join us in the park for the Lake Bluff Arts Festival.  I'll be kicking off the music at 10am, so sleep till 9, splash some coffee on your face, and head out to the Gazebo in Lake Bluff, IL. Please stop by to say hello!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Uncommon Ground
Michael Johnathon & David Hawkins - 9pm
3800 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60613
773-929-3680
Price: $8
It is my great pleasure to share this show with Michael Johnathon. Please join us for a special night of music at Uncommon Ground on Clark, Chicago's most intimate listening room and Chicago's greenest restaurant (Reservations strongly suggested: 773-929-3680). I'll be performing songs from my third CD, Everything That Brought You Here, and Michael will bring something of what follows:

"Take the inventiveness of Bob Dylan, the melodic voice of John Denver,
add the showmanship of Garrison Keilor and that’s Michael Johnathon.”

                                        -Bob Spear – Publisher, HEARTLAND REVIEW

Michael Johnathon is a folksinger, songwriter, concert performer, author who created and hosts the worldwide broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour with a radio audience with over a million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, PBS-TV coast-to-coast plus American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations. He also created the world’s first multi-camera weekly music series broadcast on the internet. Michael is also a playwright … his play Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau has over 8,000 registered performances in 42 countries and translated into four languages.

Michael's new project is the live concert album, Looking Glass, recorded in theaters from Arkansas to Dublin, Ireland. His latest studio CD release is Front Porch, and his third book, WoodSongs III – A Folksinger’s Social Commentary and Front Porch Manual, will be released in the spring of 2015.

UNCOMMON GROUND - CLARK
3800 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613 
Reservations: 773-929-3680

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UncommonGroundChicago
Twitter: @uncommongrd
Instagram: @uncommongrd
Website: http://www.uncommonground.com/

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

WDCB 90.9 FM "Folk Festival"
David Hawkins & Sue Fink on WDCB Folk Festival - 8-11pm
College of Dupage
Glen Ellyn, Il

I am pleased join Sue Fink and Folk Festival host, Lilli Kuzma, as we promote our respective upcoming shows with Michael Johnathon. I will be joining Michael for a show at Uncommon Ground on Saturday, June 20! Yeah!

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

David Hawkins w/ Terry Moran and Friends
David Hawkins at Studio Winery - 4-8pm
401 Sheridan Springs Road
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Wal
262-348-9100
Price: na
Start planning your summer now and join me at the Studio Winery on June 13.  I'll be joined by my  buddy Terry Moran and other special musical guests. Indoor and outdoor seating for a pleasant summer evening of wine and music.
401 Sheridan Springs Road
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-348-9100

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Redhead Festival
David Hawkins at Redhead Days Festival - 3-5pm
256 Green Bay Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
Price: na

Near Washington Gardens in Hopping Highwood, I will be playing a two-hour set for the Redhead Days Festival. Join us in the street for this summer goodtime.  And please stop by to say hello!

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
David Hawkins - 8-9:30pm
492 N Pine St.
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
(262) 661-4394
Price: N/A

I'm very happy to be returning to The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine. Come see the remodeled digs and enjoy great food, tasty beverage, and the finest hospitality at this true community gathering place where music and joy are synonymous. You never know who might join me. 

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins & Deep Travel - 6:30-10:30pm
1762 Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
USA
Price: n/a

Let me tell you, Café Pyrenees is a great place to eat and a great place to play music.  I will be joined by Warren Beck on keyboards, Ken Hall on marimba lumina, Emi Jarvi on backing vocals (special guest from that UK!), and Fred Koch on bass. So many wonderful musicians, so little time! If you take the time this time, you will not be disappointed with this expedition.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

WNUR Folk Show 89.3fm, wnur.org - 11am hour
1920 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 866-9687

WNUR Folk Show, 11:30AM, Sun. 5/17/15 30-min live spot w/ host Sue Kessell. 89.3FM/WNUR.org (click "Playing Now" top of page). I'm excited to return to the very station where I was a DJ many moons ago. 

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins w/ Clark Sommers - 8-10pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: n/a

Oh yeah, babe. Music under the stars with yours truly and the Brute of the Bass, Clark Sommers. Spend real time with friends, food, wine, and live acoustic music. Originals, covers done originally, and a whole lot of love. Come be part of it. And bring your friends!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Inovasi
David Hawkins w/ Clark Sommers - 7pm
28 E Center Ave St
Lake Bluff, Il 60044
USA
Price: N/a

Please make your way to Inovasi for an evening of fine food and drink, not to mention fine music. Joining me for this acoustic show will be our very own Clark Sommers on upright bass, making a special stop in between tours with Kurt Elling. Folk and country meet jazz for new takes on songs you thought you knew, as well as a bundle of Hawkins originals. 

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Lake Bluff Gazebo Park
Nepal Relief Concert - 2pm
Lake Bluff, Il 60044
USA
Price: All proceeds go toward Nepal relief

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins & Friends - 6:30
1762 Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, Il 60048
USA
Price: N/A

We are back!  I will be joined tonight by Warren Beck on keyboards, Tom " The  Professor " Bowling on violin, and Fred Koch on bass.  Who knows what other musical surprises  might be in store?  It's always a good time at Café Pyrenees!  Great food, great atmosphere, and an extensive wine list. And of course, live music!  

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins & Friends - 6:30-10:30pm
1762 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
USA
Price: N/A

I am excited to be returning to Cafe Pyrenees, this time with Ken Hall, one of my favorites jazz dudes. Please join us at the corner of Folk and Jazz for an evening of new sounds and surprise guests, not to mention the deliciousness awaiting you from the fine menu.  

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Donna Adler, James Curley, & David Hawkins - 9pm
1401 West Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
773-465-9801
Price: $9

What a treat it will be to share the evening with Donna Adler and James Curley for an evening of songs by what have been billed as "three of Chicago's finest songwriters." I wouldn't want to hush anyone who said that! We'll be there, ready to play our hearts out. Please joint us for fine song, food, and libations at Uncommon Ground on Devon!

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Lake Forest Place
David Hawkins @ Lake Forest Place - 7:30pm
100 Pembridge Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
USA
847-604-8800
Price: n/a

It will be my pleasure to make my first appearance at Lake Forest Place. Joining me will be my musical buddies Elliott Delman and Fred Koch.

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

David Hawkins, Christina Trulio & whitewolfsonicprincess - 9pm
1401 West Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
773-465-9801
Price: $5

Oh yeah! I am happy to be sharing the stage once again with Christina Trulio and for the first time with whitewolfsonicprincess!

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock
Sunday service - 10am
225 West Calhoun Street
Woodstock, Il 60098
USA
Price: N/a

i'm looking forward to returning to the Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, where everyone is welcome. CANCELLED BECAUSE OF WEATHER.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Cafe Pyrenees
David Hawkins & Good On Sunday Band - 6-10pm
1762 North Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
USA
Price: N/A

HEY ALL, I'll be enjoying my first appearance at Cafe Pyrenees with the awesome Good On Sunday Band as my backup. How good is that! Some members of The Hellhounds will also join us to mix a little dark with the light, a little yin with the yang. It's all a thoughtfully good time.  Please join us. And enjoy the excellent menu, too! Yes!

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

House Concert
David Hawkins - 6:30pm
Contact me
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
USA

If you are in the Tucson area, send me a note and join me up close at this just-added house concert. No mics, no amps, no PAs--just natural sound in the open air.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

WDCB 90.9 FM Folk Festival
Holiday Hoot! - 8-11pm
College of Dupage
Glen Ellyn, Il
Price: na

Welcome to the annual holiday celebration, this time live-on-the-air with a fine array of special musical guests.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
Singer Songwriter Stage - 7pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: na

How can you not love The Coffee House on Chestnut & Pine, especially now they have added this new singer-songwriter showcase.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Community Church
Community Church of Lake Forest & lb - 10:30am
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Price: na

It will be my honor to be musically supported by Ken Hall, Scott Hall, Fred Koch, and Elliott Delman for today's service.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
David Hawkins CD Release - 7pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: N/A

Come one and all to join me and my special guests for release of my third CD, Everything That Brought You Here, at the most joyous place for music in southern Wisconsin!

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)
Uncorked Showcase @ FARM - 11:59pm
900 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63146
USA

I'll be at the Uncorked showcase room again this year, Friday night @ midnight to 1am.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)
DJ/Venue Showcase - evening: tba
900 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63146
USA

I am honored to represent Two Way Street Coffee House in the DJ/Venue Showcase at the 2014 FARM conference!! Two Way Street has been the launching site for two CD releases, and I am gratefully thrilled to have been asked to be part of this special night at the conference. 

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock
Sunday service - 10am
225 W. Calhoun
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
Price: n/a

I am pleased to be part of the Unity service in Woodstock for the first time.  

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Maple Street Chapel
30th Anniversary 10-Act Celebration - 4-10pm
Main & Maple
Lombard, IL
USA
Price: $30 Advance $35 Door general admission

I'm honored to be kicking off the Maple Street Chapel's 30th Anniversary 10-Act Celebration at 4pm. Here's the most current  lineup:

4:00pm - Live Music

Emily White

David Hawkins

Andina & Rich

Dan Zahn & Kate Moretti

Tangleweed

6:00pm - Meal & Mingle Hour

7:00pm - Live Music

Kate MacLeod & Andrew Calhoun

Lee Murdock

Eric Lambert & Friends

Harpeth Rising

Mark Dvorak Trio

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Corner Room
David Hawkins featured artist at Amy Beth & Friends - 7:40pm
303 Hoy Ave
Woodstock, Il 60098
USA
Price: N/A

Please join me at the Corner Room with Amy Beth & Friends for an intimate event of sonG in beautiful Woodstock. 

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Mayne Stage
Chicago Acoustic Underground Showcase - 8pm
1328 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
USA
Price: $5
It's almost here!
Chicago Acoustic Underground Showcase in Mayne Stage 

1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago, IL 60626 www.maynestage.com 

Parking:  $5 Valet Parking Available    

CTA:  Steps from the Morse Red Line el stop

Ticket Sales: 2 hours prior to showtime; 24 hour number 866-468-3401    

Link for Directions: Click here

8 - 8:30 -- Teresa Storch
8:45 - 9:30 -- David Hawkins
9:50 - 10:50 -- Robert Hynes Band

 

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CAU presents Wednesday October 8th
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Robert Hynes Band
Album Release Show
with David Hawkins, Teresa Storch
Only $5
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Robert Hynes Band - See it LIVE!
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The Robert Hynes Band is an talented group of Chicago musicians led by Chicago songwriter Robert Hynes. Their music blends crafty original songs, infectious rhythm, and retro influences in a wide range of styles. They play floor stomping barn-burners to 30's style Hawaiian slide guitar, blues to rock, and jazz to country. The band has performed extensively around the Chicagoland area including stops at the House of Blues, Montrose Room, Arcada Theatre and Park West.  They've also been fortunate to share the stage with acclaimed national acts such as Buckwheat Zydeco, Coco Montoya, Rusted Root and more. Set time 9:50pm-10:50pmsharp! Listen here.
 
Plus...David Hawkins
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Singer-songwriter David Hawkins has found Chicago by way of Detroit, Tulsa, and New Orleans, and he has picked up musical flavors wherever he has lived. His songs are both tough and gentle, distilled in a place where flesh and spirit meet and where one's soul is on the line. They are songs of Love, Death, Hope, Loss, a splash of Whiskey, and an echo of the Divine. Set time 8:45-9:30pmListen here.
 
 
Plus...Teresa Storch
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How does a woman with a degree in Applied Physics become a nationally touring singer/songwriter? While studying engineering at the Colorado School of Mines Teresa Storch became hooked on live music. A concert at famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre prompted her to say aloud "I need to do that!" When a friend asked "Do you think you missed your calling?", "Maybe?" was her reply. The voice pulling her to create her own music was too compelling to deny. Now, she encourages others to follow their own inner voice with her authentic demeanor and contagious smile. Audiences say she is like seeing Bonnie Raitt or Greg Brown. You feel she's known you forever, and you can't help but be drawn in. Teresa has been touring nationally for 10 years, bringing her soulful, insightful, Americana to concert halls, coffeehouses, and living rooms. She is a live performer of joyful strength and riveting, emotional power. Set time 8:00pm-8:30pmListen here.
 
About the Venue MAYNE STAGE
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With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a restaurant (Act One Pub) and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage is happy to present a variety of terrific acts in its 230-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.
The theater, on Morse Avenue at Wayne Avenue, opened as Morse Theater in 1912, a vaudeville and movie house house. In the 1930s, the facility was remodeled using an Art Deco theme and renamed the Co-Ed Theater because of its proximity to Loyola University. The Co-Ed closed in 1954, and from 1956 until 2008 the building served in various capacities from synagogue to a shoe repair store. Now, with a recent multi-million dollar restoration and renovation project, the entertainment and dining venue is poised to be a magnet for significant development in this north-side neighborhood.
 
 
Located at 1330 W. Morse Ave.
Valet parking available
Enjoy Dinner: Act One Pub food is served inside Mayne Stage too!
Presented by Chicago Acoustic Underground
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Chicago Acoustic Underground, "CAU" prides itself on curating the best original music Chicago has to offer. From songwriters to full electric bands, fans of top-quality music are always filled with praise for the selection and integrity of bands presented by CAU in many genres. 
 
CAU is honored to present at Mayne Stage, one of Chicago's best listening rooms, with visuals and sound quality that make every show world class.
 
Hear over 500 podcasts and learn more at: www.ChicagoAcoustic.net.
 
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Friday, September 26th, 2014

Two Way Street Coffee House
Everything That Brought You Here CD Release - 8:15pm
1047 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
USA
Price: $7

Announcing the release of my new CD, Everything That Brought You Here! I've enlisted the musical genius of Grammy-winning upright bassist Clark Sommers and renowned mandolinist Don Stiernberg for an uncluttered, all-acoustic collection of new renderings of songs by some of my favorite songwriters, as well as three originals. How could I release a new album without a CD release show at Two Way Street? Please join me for this special event!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins - 7:30pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: Tba

 I'd be honored to have you join us at Cellar Gate for the pre-release of my new CD,  Everything That Brought You Here. 

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Mixin Mingle
A Place to Shine Songwriters Showcase - 7:30-10pm
124 Cass St
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
Price: $7

it will be my pleasure to return to "A Place to Shine" Showcase in Woodstock, IL. Six musicians perform a variety of original music for two full sets at Mixin Mingle, right in the Square in the heart of town. Doors open at 7pm.  Music at 7:30.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Lake Bluff Farmers Market
David Hawkins Live @ Lake Bluff Farmers Market - 9-11am
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA

After all the pleasant time I have spent in and around Lake Bluff, IL, I am excited to finally be playing at the Lake Bluff Farmers Market. Come see what it is all about!

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Community Church
Worship on the Beach - 8:30 & 9:30pm
Lake Bluff Beach, south shelter
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA

It's a special place there on the beach. 

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Pettis/Pettis/Hawkins Back Porch Concerts
Back Porch Concerts Presents Grace & Pierce Pettis, w/ very special guest, David Hawkins - 7pm
263 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL 60022
847-835-1111
Price: suggested donation

Back Porch Concerts Presents Grace & Pierce Pettis, w/ very special guest, David Hawkins. This will be my last show with the Pettises. I am grateful to have had the privilege of performing with them during their Midwest tour.  If you have missed the other shows, here's the last one.  You will be glad you made it.  

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Pettis/Pettis/Hawkins Radio Poetry Concert Series
Pettis/Pettis/Hawkins Radio Poetry Concert Series - 7pm
Arlington Heights, IL
USA
846-797-0625
Price: suggested donation $20

Ok Folks, this is the next-to-last show that I have the privilege of doing with Pierce and Grace Pettis. 

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Pettis/Pettis/Hawkins House Concert
Grace & Pierce Pettis and David Hawkins - 6:30pm
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
USA
Price: $15 suggested donation

Tonight we go to Arlington Heights for the last house concert with Grace and Pierce. Every seat is good, and there is no separation between audience and performers. I'm grateful to have been part of this series of shows.  

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Jimmy Davis w/ David Hawkins - 7pm
3127 County Road F
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 839-2981
Price: $15 suggested donation

If you have not been to Fishstock Music Series or to Fish Creek in Door County, WI; or if you have not seen Jimmy Davis, then any one of these is a reason to attend this concert.  As an added bonus, I will be playing The Loft set for Jimmy's show.  I have been a Jimmy Davis fan since I first heard him five years ago, and I'm very excited to be part of his Fishstock show again this year. This year, Jimmy will be joined by fellow Mystiqueros Walt Wilkins and Bill Small for the second set.  

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins and Friends - 7:30pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: N/A

Ahhhh. A summer evening outdoors at Cellar Gate. What a place, inside and out, for your taste of music, food, and, of course, wine.  I will be joined by some special musical guests.  I look forward to seeing you!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Pettis/Pettis/Hawkins Concert
Pettis/Pettis/Hawkins Concert - 7pm
CROYA, 400 Hastings Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
USA
Price: Donations suggested

Pierce & Grace Pettis and David Hawkins bring their soulful songs to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, Illinois. Some come to Grace through Pierce; some come to Pierce through Grace. If you know me, then I'd like to bring us all together for an evening of song and fellowship, sponsored by the Community Church of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. This will be an evening you will not forget. 

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Pierce & Grace Pettis w/ David Hawkins - 8-10:30pm
18 South Water St. West
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
920-63-9391
Price: $15

I am more than pleased to be opening for Grace and Pierce Pettis at this wonderful venue.  I love Cafe Carpe, and I love the music of Grace and Pierce--individually and together.  I expect that some magic will occur.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Grace & Pierce Pettis and David Hawkins - 8pm
1401 West Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
773-465-9801
Price: $8

I have the privilege of sharing the bill with two of my favorites: Grace Pettis and Pierce Pettis. You want to hear some superior songwriting and performing? Here's your chance to join us for a heart-filled evening of songs in our only performance in the city this run.  

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Stained Glass Coffeehouse
Farewell to Stained Glass Coffeehouse - 6pm
225 Wilmot Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
USA
Price: Potluck

Please join me, Andrew Calhoun, Small Potatoes, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Sue Fink, Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen, Al Day, and, of course, Blair Hull to bid a fond musical farewell to a great venue. Expect others to show up, too.  

 

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Tofflers
David Hawkins - 2:30 - 5:00pm
200 5th Ave
New Glarus, WI 53574
USA
608-527-2490
Price: n/a

Off to New Glarus, WI (yes, the home of that beer you've heard about) to play for the first time at Tofflers as part of their Summer Sundays music series. Sitting in with me will be one of my favorite harmonica players and people, Ken "Bird Dog" Olafs, for an afternoon of originals, covers, and exuberant summer fun. Just added: I am also very excited to be joined by keyboardist extraordinaire, Warren Beck, for our first performance together since 2007!

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Lovell's of Lake Forest
David Hawkins Duo - 8-11:30pm
915 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
USA
847-234-8013
Price: N/A

Back at Lovell's Captain's Quarters for a summer evening of covers, originals, and spontaneity. I will be joined by my buddy Terry "Blazin' Steel" Moran! Dine, drink, and enjoy the music. 

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The Shed
Singer-Songwriter Showcase - 7pm
1480 Old Deerfield Rd.
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
USA
(847) 780-4944
Price: $5

I'm excited to be joining my occasional singing partner Christina Trulio, as well as Madeline Rae, and Tallulah Ruff for this singer-songwriter showcase at The Shed in Highland Park, IL. 

 

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Deerfield Farmers Market
David Hawkins - 9-11:30am
IL
USA
Price: N/A

What could be better than waking or sitting outdoors among the fresh fruits, vegetables, and cheeses on a summer morning while listening to live acoustic music? I'm sure you can think of something, but since it probably won't happen anyway, why not join me at the farmers market? The word is that I will be joined by a special guest.  

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Lake County Folk Club @ The In-Laws
Adrienne Frailey & David Hawkins - 7pm
720 Milwaukee Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
USA
847-602-8882 for reservations
Price: tba

Attention!: Indianan Adrienne Frailey is coming to town, and I have the privilege of performing with her for the first time in two years.  She is an excellent songwriter and wonderful vocalist (I get goosebumps when she sings!). In-Laws has a great listening room that is closed off from the rest of the place.  Order food and a drink, and enjoy the music.  

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
David Hawkins & Adrienne Frailey - 7pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: n/a

This time at The Coffee House, I have the privilege of sharing the show with Indiana singer-songwriter Adrienne Frailey. I can't wait to introduce you to her (she gives me goosebumps when she sings). She's way too young to be this good. We'll do songs separately and together.               

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Lovell's of Lake Forest
David Hawkins Acoustic Duo - 8pm
915 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Lake
847-234-8013
Price: n/a

I am returning with mandolinist extraordinaire Don Stiernberg to The Captain's Quarters for another evening of originals, covers, and special selections from my soon-to-be-released album, Everything That Brought You Here. Not to mention a lot of good, wholesome fun!  

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Starline Factory
Woodstock RoundUp Radio Program - 5pm
300 W Front St
Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-4805

I am pleased to be part of this month's Woodstock Roundup Radio, which streams online at harvardcommunityradio.com as well as Listen Live.  Each month has musical guests (I'm in May) and featured artists' work (May is Steve Goodman).

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Act I Pub / Mayne Stage
"Singing for Your Supper" Showcase - 8pm
1330 W Morse Ave
Chicago, Il 60626
773-381-4550
Price: n/a

Act I Pub Mayne Stage

 

 Chicago IL 60626 USA 

I'll be joining the "Singing For Your Supper" Songwriter Showcase at the Act I Pub in Rogers Park for this Chicago Acoustic Underground (CAU) presentation. A great lineup starts at 8pm. I go on at 8:45. What else are you going to do on a Tuesday evening? How long since you were last at Act I? That's too long. 

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Bridie McKenna's
David Hawkins & Friends Acoustic Road Show - 8pm
254 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
847-432-3311
Price: n/a

Here we go! Back to Bridie's for music and community in bustling Highwood, IL.  Joining me in the band will be Elliott Delman, Phil Goldman, and Fred Koch. Come one and all and join the new song and dance.  

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Tap House Grill
David Hawkins & Friends - 9:30-11:30pm
260 Green Bay Rd
Highwood, Illinois 60040
USA
847-748-8695
Price: n/a
Returning with guitarist Terry "Blazin' Steel" Moran for an evening of covers & originals, as well as songs from our upcoming CDs.               New songs, old songs, originals, and covers. Eat, drink, and enjoy live music! 

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Inovasi
David Hawkins & Friends - 7:30-9:30pm
28 E Center Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
847-295-1000
Price: n/a

Just Added: I'll be playing Inovasi with vibes wizard Ken Hall.  Rumor has it that he will be playing his Marimba Lumina.  Excellent food in the restaurant, the bar, or the new addition, The Side Door, which makes tacos and burritos that you would not believe! I ain't lyin', Junior! Bring your friends for a spring-is-in-sight (maybe) evening of friends and good cheer.  

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Community Church
David Hawkins Music@ Sunday Morning Service - 10:30am
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I love playing for the services at the Community Church. I was just telling my friend Terry that I
have a transcendent experience every time I play there--no kidding! I am not a big church guy,
but if anything of that nature is calling you, this is a place to go. It calls me back.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Lovell's of Lake Forest
David Hawkins & Don Stiernberg - 8-11:30pm
915 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
USA
847-234-8013
Price: n/a
I am very excited to be doing this show with my mandolin hero, Don Stiernberg, whose latest
CD, Mandoboppin, has been receiving excellent reviews. I have been to The Captain's Quarters
many times as a listener and now I get to be there as a performer. Great food upstairs, great
bar and music downstairs. Please join Don and me for a night of cover tunes and original
songs, including many from my upcoming CD, Everything That Brought You Here, with Clark
Sommers and Don Stiernberg. Reservations recommended. Check out

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Unity Center of Woodstock, IL
Woodstock Folk Festival Benefit Concert - TBA
225 W Calhoun
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
Price: TBA
I'll be joining the roster of musicians celebrating 50 years since the "British Invasion" of music
that changed everything. Funds raised at this event will benefit the 29th Annual Woodstock Folk
Festival. The Festival is held each July--Sunday, July 20 this year--in the beautiful square in the
center of town (remember the movie Groundhog Day?) and is always a wonderful Festival.
Reservations are encouraged but not required. For more information or reservations email us at
woodstockfolkfestival@gmail.com or phone 815-338-2080.

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Mixin Mingle
A Place to Shine Showcase - 7:30-10pm
124 Cass St
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
Price: $7

YES! I am quite pleased to be, for the first time, a part of the upcoming "A Place to Shine" Showcase in Woodstock this month. Six musicians perform a variety of music for two full sets at Mixin Mingle, right in the Square in the heart of town. Doors open at 7pm.  Music at 7:30.

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
Neil Young Tribute Show - 6:30-9pm or so
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: tba

Hey All, I get to be part of a fun evening at my favorite new Wisconsin place to kick back. Please join eight or more local musicians for an evening of celebrating the songs of Neil Young! 

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Act I Pub Mayne Stage
"Singing for Your Supper" Showcase: Songwriters and More - 8-11p
1330 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
USA
773-381-4550

Just Added:  I'll be joining the "Singing For Your Supper" Songwriter Showcase at the Act I Pub in Rogers Park for this Chicago Acoustic Underground (CAU) presentation. A great lineup starts at 8pm. I go on at 10:40. Also, my band partner, Christina Trulio, goes on at 9. What else are you going to do on a Tuesday evening? Come on out and join real humans at a live music event.  

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

David Hawkins, Christina Trulio, & Friends - 9-11pm
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
(773) 549-5549
Price: tba

Yep!  We are on for the Elbo Room--the upstairs cafe. Remember that the next day is Martin Luther King Day, and many of you don't have work on Monday, so that means that you can be out on Sunday night and sleep a little later the following morning. Please come out and support us, live music, acoustic music, original songs, good time, friendship, love, living in the moment, and all that is good and right in the world.  

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

David Hawkins, Christina Trulio y& Friends - 9pm
7006 N Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
773-465-8005

It's good to be back in Rogers Park. Christina Trulio and I will be bringing our new band to the Red Line Tap to open for The Mudflapps. Yeah, it's winter and all, but you are stout-hearted Chicagoans, daunted by nothing!  Please join this pre-Hump Day celebration if you are in the neighborhood or travel a little bit if you are farther away.

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Wicked Good Cafe
David Hawkins & Friends - 7-9pm
790 Royal St George
Naperville, Il 60563
USA
331-457-5566
Price: N/a

Back to Wicked Good after too long away! I'm glad to be returning and bringing musical friends. Hey, you grab some friends, too, and join us as we take a break from the hectic Holiday season. Seriously, kick back a little, breathe deep, and enjoy some live music at Naperville's friendliest music venue. Good food and drink, too. Stay tuned for musical guests!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Bridie McKenna's
David Hawkins, Christina Trulio, & Friends - 8-11pm
254 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
847-432-3311
Price: n/a

Back at Bridie's!  I am very excited to be joining creative forces with singer-songwriter Christina Trulio in a new band, along with Bob Hasty and Phil Goldman.  Be among the first to see this new group as it emerges from the musical womb.  Okay, if you don't care for that beautiful image of birth, be among the first to welcome this new band into the world.  

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
David Hawkins, Christina Trulio & Friends - 7-9pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: n/a

Come on out to Burlington, WI and join me and my new band partnership with singer-songwriter Christina Trulio, Phil Goldman, and Bob "Maestro" Hasty as I return to The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine!  Excellent sound system, great staff, and a wonderful center of community activity. 

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

WDCB Holiday Hoot
WDCB Holiday Hoot - noon-6pm
425 Fawell Blvd. Room #1200 FREE PARKING in Lot B
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
USA
Price: $15 suggested donation

Please join me and a host of other musicians to celebrate the Holidays a la WDCB Folk Festival.  Also performing:Mark Dvorak, Trillium, Andrew Calhoun, The Song Sisters (Sue Fink, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Patti Shaffner), Jenny & Robin Beinemann, Greg Trafidlo, Dean Milano, Kristin Cotts, Jim Green, Robinlee Garber, Cath Kasmer, Andy Andrick, The Gow's, Patti Ecker, and the incomparable Maurice Smeets on sound.

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Blu Elefant Cafe
Artist's benefit - Noon -
2024 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Hello Los Angeles. Welcome to the Blu Elefant Cafe. The adventure begins at this wonderful community-oriented place. The coffee, food, service, and staff are excellent, and the music is a joy. 

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)
Showcases
900 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63146
USA

David's showcases for SATURDAY afternoon and night 10/25/13:

4:20-4:30 Performance Lane

12:30-1:00 Lilfest

1:30-1:45  Stained Glass/MAMA'S Coffeehouse

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)
Showcases
900 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63146
USA

David's showcases for FRIDAY Night 10/25/13:

12:40-1:00 Two Way Street

1:15-1:30 Uncorked

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)
Showcases
900 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63146
USA

David's showcases for THURSDAY Night 10/24/13

12:00-12:30 Bill & Kate Isles Present

 

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Uncommon Ground
Donna Adler, David Hawkins, & Mark Dvorak - 8-10pm
3800 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60613
773-929-3680
Price: $8

I am excited to be returning to Uncommon Ground (Clark St. location) for this special gathering of musicians.  I am also very excited to be sharing the bill once again with Mark Dvorak and for the first time with Donna Adler for three 40-minute sets.  This will be a good one, so please join us, and bring your friends.  This evening will be a great introduction to three distinct voices and styles from the Chicago acoustic music scene.  Oh, and reservations are highly recommended.  

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Tap House Grill
David Hawkins & Christina Trulio - 9:30-11:30pm
260 Green Bay Rd
Highwood, Illinois 60040
USA
847-748-8695
Price: N/A

It is my great pleasure to share the stage with Christina Trulio for our first show together since we recorded the duet version of "Trouble on My Mind."  Joining us will be members of both of our bands for a great evening of song and collaboration. I am also pleased to have my first appearance at the Tap House as a performer. We hope to see you there. 

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
David Hawkins Solo Acoustic - 7-9pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: n/a

Well all right!  Just added:  Burlington, WI's new hot spot for music, food, drink, art, and people--and what a nice bunch of people they are.  I'm very much looking forward to doing my first show here.  

 

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Family Piano Co.
Playing for Change - 5-10pm
114 S. Genesee
Waukegan, IL 60085
USA
847-775-1988
Price: Free, but we hope you'll donate to the cause

Please join a diverse gathering of musicians--jazz to singer/songwriter--on Saturday for this worthy cause.  Performing will be Ken Hall, Scott Hall, Jen Hall, Thomas "The Professor: Bowling, Fred Koch, Terry Moran, David Hawkins (yours truly @7pm), and more.

1Love Playing For Change Day unites a global community through the power of music to affect positive social change. Communities will gather as musicians from all over the world perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes all with the goal of bringing music into the lives of young people.

www.playingforchangeday.org

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Bridie McKenna's
David Hawkins & Friends - 8-10:30pm
254 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
847-432-3311
Price: n/a

Yessir!  Back at Bridie's for a musical good time! Joining me will be a collection of fine musicians: Phil Goldman, Fred Koch, and Terry Moran.  Let's celebrate that it is still technically summer, even though early signs of fall are showing up.  Heck, I'll even do some Irish songs--which has nothing to do with summer, but I'll do them anyway!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

WDCB 90.9 FM Folk Festival
All-Live Show WDCB "Folk Festival" - 7-9pm
College of Dupage
Glen Ellyn, Il
Price: N/A

 

This special all-live Folk Festival show on September 10 features David Hawkins, Robinlee Garber, Patti Ecker and L. J. Slavin, and Jenny & Robin Bienemann!   Listen to Folk Festival on 90.9 FM or streaming live at WDCB.org, Tuesdays from 7-9pm Central Time.  

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Community Church
Community Church Worship on the Beach - 8:30 and 9:30 am (two services)
Lake Bluff Beach, south shelter
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
Price: N/A

So many sources of inspiration at the Community Church!  Today I'll be playing with vibe master Ken Hall.  

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins w/ Clark Sommers - 7:30-9:30pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: n/a

I am very happy to be joined by Grammy-winning bassist Clark Sommers, who is just back from touring in Europe.  Please celebrate the persistence of summer with us at Cellar Gate. Whether we are in the serene outdoor garden patio or the beautifully decorated interior, Cellar Gate is a wonderful place for live music, wine, tapas, and desserts.  A perfect place to gather in any weather.  

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Jimmy Davis w/ David Hawkins - 7pm
3127 County Road F
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 839-2981
Price: $15 suggested donation

If you have not been to Fishstock Music Series or to Fish Creek in Door County, WI; or if you have not seen Jimmy Davis, then any one of these is a reason to attend this concert.  As an added bonus, I will be playing The Loft set for Jimmy's show.  I have been a Jimmy  Davis fan since I first heard him five years ago, and I'm very excited to be part of his Fishstock show again this year.  

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

WDCB 90.9 FM "Folk Festival"
Folk Festival "Full Moon Show" - 7pm
College of Dupage
Glen Ellyn, Il

POSTPONED.  WILL BE RESCHEDULED.  Guests Robinlee Garber and I will be performing at least one song together and another song each on Lilli Kuzma's "Folk Festival." It's always a pleasure to enter the festival grounds.  See you there?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

David Hawkins Interview & Live Studio Performance
Chicago, IL 60601

I am very excited to return for my second visit with the omnipresent Michael Teach at the Chicago Acoustic Underground studio.  This interview and live studio performance will be recorded for upcoming release on the CAU site: www.chicagoacoustic.net.  I'll keep you posted on when it will be available.  It's always a pleasure to work with Michael!

Friday, August 9th, 2013

The Alley Highwood
David Hawkins, Christina Trulio, Urban Twang - 8pm
210 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
847-433-0304
Price: $5

What a great lineup!  I will be joining Christina Trulio and Cypress Groove Project for a festive evening at The Alley in Highwood, IL.

 

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

WBSD 89.1 FM
David Hawkins Interview & Live Performance - 1pm
Burlington, WI

Hey, I'm joining host Doug Jackson for a 1-2pm radio spot on WBSD as a prelude to the Sunday Originals show at 4pm at Studio Winery in Lake Geneva.  

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Studio Winery
David Hawkins - 4pm
401 Sheridan Springs Road
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-348-9100
Price: n/a

Hey All, Doug Jackson @ Studio Winery in Lake Geneva, WI, in conjunction with WBSD FM, has started, a singer-songwriter series called Sunday Originals. I am looking forward to performing in this series on August 4, 2013.  Come on out to beautiful Lake Geneva and spend a day or weekend; then, top it off with a visit to Studio Winery and Sunday Originals.  Joining me will be Phil Goldman on mandolin.  

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Song Swap w/ Tricia Alexander, Pete Jonsson, & David Hawkins - 8:30pm
18 South Water St. West
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
920-63-9391

I have admired Tricia Alexander and Pete Jonsson since I first heard them.  Now I get to join them at the legendary Cafe Carpe for a song swap!  I am excited and honored to be part of this evening.  

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Guest Musician - 10:30am
225 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
USA
847-945-0176
Price: n/a

It is my pleasure to provide the music for this service at the Congregational Church of Deerfield.  As you may know, Pastor Blair Hull is also the force behind The Stained Glass Coffeehouse monthly music series.  

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Pasta Palooza
David Hawkins Acoustic - 8-10pm
20 E Scranton
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
847-234-1500
Price: n/a

This will be my first featured appearance at Lake Bluff's new Pasta Palooza since they added live music.  Joining me will be Terry Moran on guitar, and you never know what other surprises might occur.  It's a great little place: good vibe, great food, nice bar, excellent prices, and, of course, live music.  

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins Solo Acoustic - 7:30-9:30pm
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
(847) 748-8086
Price: N/A

Serene outdoor garden patio or beautifully decorated interior for live music, wine, tapas, and desserts.  

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Citadel Theatre
David Hawkins CD Release - 7:30pm
300 S. Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, Il 60045
USA
Price: $10 http: //www.brownpapertickets.com/event/388552

 

 

Click here to purchase tickets!

 

Hi All,


I can’t tell you how excited I am about this show! After a good year of airplay from Chicago (WDCB, WFMT, WNUR) to Europe, as well as some very nice reviews, we are celebrating the first anniversary of the release of Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs. I am honored to play my first live performance with three musical masters:  Elliott Delman - guitar, Clark Sommers - upright bass, and Don Stiernberg - mandolin (Google party!).  Clark played on both of my albums, and Don played on Hello Mr. D.  Please join us for this live video recording in the intimacy of Citadel's 150-seat theatre.  We will also perform selections from my first CD, Driven to the Strings, as well as a couple new songs and some other surprises.

THE BAND:

DAVID HAWKINS (www.hawkmanmusic.com ) - Singer-songwriter David Hawkins has found Chicago by way of Detroit, Tulsa, and New Orleans, and he has picked up musical flavors wherever he has lived. His songs are both tough and gentle, distilled in a place where flesh and spirit meet and where one's soul is on the line. They are songs of Love, Death, Hope, Loss, Redemption, a splash of Whiskey, and an echo of the Divine.  Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs was selected for the #3 spot in WDCB's Folk Festival's top 20 albums of 2012 and the #2 spot for best songs: "When Winter Comes" and "How Long?", as well as among the top 25 albums of 2012 for WVPE's The Back Porch.  "When Winter Comes" was also a semi-finalist song in the 2011 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest.

ELLIOTT DELMAN (www.delmanmusic.com ) - Elliott has written for stage, film, television, and advertising.  His full-length popular music has included commissions for ABC-TV, albums for CBS France, as well as numerous collaborations with well-known artists, including Richie Havens and Bonnie Koloc.

CLARK SOMMERS (www.clarksommers.com ) - Clark is a Grammy Award winning bassist steeped in the jazz tradition.  Born and raised in Lake Forest, IL, Clark is an artist dedicated to cultivating his own unique sound by expanding on the work of past masters while keeping an ear towards the future.  Over the last 15 years, Clark has performed all over the world and is featured on more than 40 albums with such renowned artists as Kurt Elling, Cedar Walton, Ernie Watts, The Mighty Blue Kings, Marilyn McCoo, Marvin Hamlisch, Kevin Mahogany, Peter Bernstein, Michael Weiss, Ira Sullivan, Frank Wess, and Charles McPherson, among others.  Clark is currently on tour with Kurt Elling in Europe but will be returning to the States in time for our concert.

DON STIERNBERG (www.donstiernberg.com ) - For decades Don Stiernberg has been known around Chicago as a busy and versatile musician, turning up on recording sessions and at performances of all kinds to play mandolin, guitar, other string instruments, and sing. His 1999 release About Time on Blue Night Records garnered exposure on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Since then he has appeared at festivals and clubs around the country and recorded four more titles for Blue Night Records: Unseasonably Cool (2001), and, with guitarist John Carlini, Angel Eyes (2004) and the all-Gershwin collection By George (2005). Home Cookin' (2007) makes jazz vehicles out of tunes by Bob Wills, Wes Montgomery, Jethro Burns, James Taylor, and Stevie Wonder.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Wicked Good Cafe
David Hawkins Live Solo Acoustic Show - 7pm
790 Royal St George
Naperville, Il 60563
USA
331-457-5566
Price: na

I am pleased to be returning to Wicked Good Cafe in Naperville, one of the great new intimate venues for music, food, and drink.  Joining me will be Phil Goldman on mandolin.  

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Uncommon Ground
David Hawkins & The Twangtown Paramours - 8pm
3800 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60613
773-929-3680
Price: $10

I am excited to be sharing the bill with The Twangtown Paramours, the excellent duo from Nashville (www.twangtownparamours.com).  I met MaryBeth Zamer and Mike Lewis at a Folk Alliance conference a couple years ago when we were both selected for the 2011 Midwest DJ Showcase.  I was very impressed by their excellent vocals and musicianship, as well as by their thoughtful, melodic songs.  Furthermore, they were just selected as 2013 Kerrville finalists!  Please join me in welcoming them to Chicago.  You will be glad you were there.

SUNDAY 4/21/13  w/ The Twangtown Paramours
8pm @ Uncommon Ground
3800 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60613 
773-929-3680
I am excited to be sharing the bill with The Twangtown Paramours, the excellent duo from Nashville (www.twangtownparamours.com).  I met MaryBeth Zamer and Mike Lewis at a Folk Alliance conference a couple years ago when we were both selected for the Midwest DJ Showcase.  I was very impressed by their excellent vocals and musicianship, as well as by their thoughtful, melodic songs.  Furthermore, they were just selected as 2013 Kerrville finalists!  Please join me in welcoming them to Chicago.  You will be glad you were thSUNDAY 4/21/13  w/ The Twangtown Paramours8pm @ Uncommon Ground3800 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60613 773-929-3680I am excited to be sharing the bill with The Twangtown Paramours, the excellent duo from Nashville (www.twangtownparamours.com).  I met MaryBeth Zamer and Mike Lewis at a Folk Alliance conference a couple years ago when we were both selected for the Midwest DJ Showcase.  I was very impressed by their excellent vocals and musicianship, as well as by their thoughtful, melodic songs.  Furthermore, they were just selected as 2013 Kerrville finalists!  Please join me in welcoming them to Chicago.  You will be glad you were there..

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Eastgate Cafe
David Hawkins & Friends - 6:30-10pm
102 Harrison St
Oak Park, IL 60304
USA
708-660-9091
Price: no cover
I’m glad to be returning to Eastgate where dinner and music in this charming, intimate place are the perfect cure for the s-l-o-w transition from winter to spring.  Joining me will be my new guitar hero, Elliott Delman (www.delmanmusic.com).  

I’m glad to be returning to Eastgate where dinner and music in this charming, intimate place are the perfect cure for the s-l-o-w transition from winter to spring.  Joining me will be my new guitar hero, Elliott Delman (www.delmanmusic.com).  Who knows?  We might even have some surprise guests!  

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Bridie McKenna's
David Hawkins & Friends Acoustic Road Show - 8-11pm
254 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
847-432-3311
Price: n/a

We are returning to Bridie's and couldn't be happier! Everyone should be well recovered from St. Patrick's Day, so come back to the place where everyone is Irish--or not.  Doesn't matter.  It's just a great place to be together.   I will be joined by Terry Moran, Elliott Delman, and Fred Koch.

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Stained Glass Coffeehouse
Opening for Louise Mosrie - 7pm
225 Wilmot Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
USA
Price: TBA

I am honored to be opening for the talented Louise Mosrie at one of my favorite venues, where the music and sound are always excellent.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

DC Sarnies
David Hawkins & Friends - 7-9pm
649 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, Il 60015
USA
847-509-2000
Price: N/a

Please join David Hawkins and friends for their first gig at DC Sarnies.  David will be joined by Terry Moran on guitar and Phil Goldman on mandolin.  

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Unity Center of Woodstock, IL
Opening for Buddy Mondlock - 2pm
225 W Calhoun
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
Price: tba

It is my honor to open for Buddy Mondlock.  Buddy will be on WFMT's Folkstage the night before and in Woodstock March 10.  This concert is a benefit for Woodstock's summer Festival, which will be on July 21, 2013.  

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Interview & Live Studio Performance
Chicago, IL 60601

I am very excited to return for my second visit with the omnipresent Michael Teach at the Chicago Acoustic Underground studio.  This interview and live studio performance will be recorded for upcoming release on the CAU site: www.chicagoacoustic.net.  

POSTPONED.  STAY TUNED!

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Community Church
David Hawkins - musical guest - 10:30
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045
USA
Price: n/a

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Bridie McKenna's
David Hawkins & Friends - 8-11pm
254 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
847-432-3311
Price: na

I'm looking forward to my first time at Bridie's in bustling downtown Highwood.  No need to be Irish, just hungry, thirsty, and ready for music.  

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Indigo Lounge @ The Hilton Orrington Hotel
David Hawkins & Friends/Bill's Blues Revisited - 5-6pm
1710 ORRINGTON
Evanston, IL 60201
USA
847-866-8700
Price: No cover

 

 

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Eastgate Cafe
David Hawkins & Friends Acoustic Road Show - 6:30-10pm
102 Harrison St
Oak Park, IL 60304
USA
708-660-9091
Price: no cover

Please join me for an evening of acoustic music at Eastgate Cafe, an intimate jewel of a place in Oak Park that offers great music, excellent food, and satisfying beverages.

I will feature songs from my well-received album Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs, as well as other originals and covers. I will be accompanied by Terry Moran on guitar and Phil Goldman on mandolin.   

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

WDCB Holiday Hoot
WBEZ Folk FestivalHoliday Hoot - 1-6pm
425 Fawell Blvd. Room #1200 FREE PARKING in Lot B
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
USA
Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Folk Festival's annual "Holiday Hoot"
Saturday, December 8, 2012
1 to 6 p.m.
College of DuPage
Student Services Center (SSC) - Room #1200 
FREE PARKING in Lot B 
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

$12 at door/$10 with advance purchase online at www.WDCB.org
Free for children under 12 with parent

Continuous live music performances by excellent folk artists! 

Andina & Rich
Bruce Foster
Andy Andrick
Jenny & Robin Bienemann
Bittersweet Christmas Band
Andrea Bustin
Kristin Cotts
Amy Dixon-Kolar
Gilmary Doyle-Andrews
Sue Fink
Robinlee Garber
Guyz with Bad Eyez
David Hawkins
Steve Justman
Dean Milano
Larry Rand
Square Deal
Gypsy Swing on Hammered Dulcimer: Andy Young with Al & Andi Tauber

Purchase your tickets online here: WDCB Store

The "Holiday Hoot" is a wonderful annual event featuring continuous live music performances by outstanding folk artists, complimentary holiday treats and refreshments, door prizes, children's area with a costumed "Mrs. Claus" and drawing/coloring table, artist CD sales, displays, and more!

Thanks to event and show sponsors: 
Wicked Good Cafe
Old Town School of Folk Music
Tobias Music
Studio A Sound and Recording

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities and group discounts, contact coordinator Lilli Kuzma at LKupbeat@aol.com

The Holiday Hoot is a production of the Folk Festival Radio Show on 90.9fm WDCB - Listener Supported Public Radio! Proceeds benefit WDCB Public Radio.

Please Note:
SSC 1200 is accessible by an elevator if needed!

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Community Church
Sunday service - Always with music!
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

FARM Conference
FARM Conference
St. Louis, MO

Friday, October 12th, 2012

FARM Conference
Showcases
St. Louis, MO

I am excited to be part of the FARM showcases again this year.  Following are my showcase spots for tonight:

11:40 Performance Lane - 

12:40 Uncorked #263

1:30 Lilfest #252

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

FARM Conference
FARM Conference - Showcases
St. Louis, MO

I am excited to be part of the FARM showcases again this year.  Following are my showcase spots for tonight:

12:40 Uncorked #263

1:30 Lilfest #252

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Woodstock Farmers Market
David Hawkins Live @ Woodstock Farmers Market - 9am
In the Square across from Opera House, 121 E Van Buren St
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA
Price: n/a

America's favorite farmers market in the square that was made famous in the movie Groundhog Day.

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF WEATHER

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Lyme Disease Awareness Walk
Lyme Disease Awareness Walk - noon
16400 W. Buckley Rd, Independence Grove
Libertyville, Illinois, IL
USA
Price: donations to the cause

I start off the music at noon, followed by The Hellhounds, for this worthy cause.  

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Mark Dvorak & David Hawkins live @ CJ Arthur's - 6:30-8:30
1168 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256 8870
Price: $10 suggested donation

I am excited to be returning to CJ Arthur's to do my first show with my friend and mentor Mark Dvorak.  We will be alternating sets and doing at least one song together, featuring songs from our latest albums:  Mark's Time Ain't Got Nothin' On Me and David's Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs.

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Wicked Good Cafe
David Hawkins Live @ Wicked Good Cafe - 7-9pm
790 Royal St George
Naperville, Il 60563
USA
331-457-5566
Price: N/a

I'm looking forward to my first time at Wicked Good Cafe.  I've heard great things about it, so why not join me there?  I'll be playing songs from my new CD, Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs, as well as some new covers and oldies from Driven to the Strings.

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Cellar Gate Wine Market
David Hawkins Live Solo Acoustic Show - 7:30-9:30
524 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL 60040
USA
Price: n/a

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Worship on the Beach - 8am
Lake Bluff Beach, south shelter
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
Price: n/a

What could be better than an early-morning summer service on the beach with this music-loving church?  This week's featured performer is David Hawkins.

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Lake Bluff Brewing Company
Live Music: The Hellhounds, David Hawkins - 6pm
16 E Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
(224) 544-5179
Price: Free

Outdoor summer street celebration.  Opening Act: David Hawkins.  Featured act: The Hellhounds.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Woodstock Farmers Market
David Hawkins live @ Woodstock Farmers Market - 10-11am
In the Square across from Opera House, 121 E Van Buren St
Woodstock, IL 60098
USA

America's favorite farmers' market in the square made famous in Groundhog Day.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Chocolate Cafe & Museum
David Hawkins & Adrienne Frailey - 7-9pm
300 State St.
Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Firemen's Ball
Firemen's Ball - 7 - 12pm
Lake Bluff Golf Course
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Price: $10 suggested donation

I'll be joining Happy Ashtray and The Turnstyles for this annual outdoor bash.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Downers Grove Rotary Grove Fest
Downers Grove Rotary Grove Fest - 11:50am-12:20pm & 1:50-2:20pm
Downers Grove bandshell behind church
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Price: n/a

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Rock the Bank! Bernie's Book Bank
Rock the Bank! Bernie's Book Bank - 6-12pm
28101 N Ballard Dr.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
USA
Price: donations to the cause

I will be joining Daniela Sloan and the Turnstyles for this worthwhile event.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

NoodleBar/Latitude Lounge
Live w/ Adrienne Frailey - 7:30-10pm
20 E. Scranton Ave.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
Price: no cover

Please join us for this double-billed show.  If you haven't heard the velvet voice of Indiana singer-songwriter Adrienne Frailey, here is your chance as she makes her first appearance at the Latitude Lounge.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Two Way Street Coffee House
8:15pm
1047 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
USA
Price: $7

CD Release:  It is my great pleasure to announce the impending birth of my new album, Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs.  The CD release show will be May 18, 2012, 8:15 pm @ the famous Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove IL 60515.  Admission is a mere $7, and we will, of course, have an abundance of the new album available.  What better place to welcome this newest offspring into the world, and at the peak of spring, too!  Please join us for the celebration, and bring a friend! (doors open at 7:30, no reservations).  I will be joined by special guests Phil Goldman and Terry Moran.


Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

WDCB 90.9 FM Folk Festival
Folk Festival - 7-9pm

Folk Festival, hosted by Lilli Kuzma, live in the studio, previewing songs from my new CD, Hello Mr. Death & Other Love Songs.


Thursday, 11th, 2014

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
7pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: n/a

Thursday, 11th, 2014

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine
7pm
492 N Pine St
Burlington, WI 53105
USA
262-661-4394
Price: n/a