Upcoming Dates

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Woodstock Winter Farmers Market
Briar Road music - 11am to 12:30pm
11900 Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
USA
Price: free

Dan Kate and Rusty will provide music while you peruse the fine selections offered by the vendors at the Woodstock Winter Farmers Market. Located in Building D at the McHenry Co. Fairgrounds.

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The Two Way Street Coffeehouse
Briar Road Concert - 8:15pm to 10:30pm
1047 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
USA
630-969-9720
Price: $10

The Two Way Street Coffeehouse has been offering fine folk and acoustic music for 46 years and we are pleased to have been asked back to this intimate venue for another return engagement.

The coffeehouse is located at 1047 Curtiss Street, one block west of Main Street, inside the First Congregational Church building in downtown Downers Grove, just across the street from the Downers Grove Public Library. Our entrance is at the northwest corner of the building, at Forest Street. We're just two blocks from the Metra commuter rail station at Downers Grove Main Street.

The music starts at 8:15pm.

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Briar Road Concert - 7pm
1241 N. Green Street
McHenry, Illinois 60050
USA
815-575-7997
Price: $15

Experiencing a concert at INSIDE is cozy and intimate like a house concert. INSIDE provides light snacks and supports a BYOB and BYO Food policy. If you're looking for a warm, friendly place where you can relax and listen to some great local musicians then INSIDE is the place for you. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Past Dates

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Briar Road Concert - 7pm
1241 N. Green Street
McHenry, Illinois 60050
USA
815-575-7997
Price: $15

Dan, Kate & Rusty return to this intimate listening room as Briar Road. Inside is a great place to hear music. Food is not served on the premises but you are invited to bring your own. You may also BYOB !

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

The Lake County Folk Club
BRIAR ROAD Concert - 7pm
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
USA
847-602-8882
Price: $18 / $15 seniors / $13 members

The Lake County Folk Club is a wonderful organization that presents quality concerts, song circles and open mic nights. We are happy to be returning to their concert stage as Briar Road. Come and support this wonderful organization in their new home at the Grayslake Heritage Center.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

9am to 10:30am
On the Square
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
USA

Briar Road covering the early morning slot at the best farmers market in Illinois. Listen while you shop!

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Noon to 6pm
on the Square
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
USA

Briar Road will perform from 1:30 to 2pm at the Stage Left Cafe.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

INSIDE
Another side of Dan Zahn - 7pm
1241 N. Green Street
McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 245-9673
Price: $15 suggested

Dan Zahn's musical career started as a folk singer in the 1960s but many of his present day fans may not be aware of what Dan was doing doing the 70s and 80s. There's a bluesy and jazzy side to this acoustic guitar playing folk singer and in the intimate comfortable atmosphere at INSIDE you can go back in time with Dan as he sings and plays some of his very favorite, seldom heard songs. A solo performance featuring Dan on vocals and electric guitar with Rusty Winchel on bass.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

STUDIO B at the DOLE MANSION
BRIAR ROADCONCERT - 7:30pm
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
USA
Price: $15

Dan, Kate and Rusty return to the intimate surroundings of Studio B to share their favorite songs with you. Good food, good music and not a bad seat in the house. Last time we were there, we packed them in ... let's do it again!

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

House Concert
Briar Road House Concert - 2pm
145 N. Park Dr.
Canton, Illinois 61520
USA
Price: $10 suggested

When Kate went to Ireland with Small Potatoes last year, she met Janine Standard. When Janine heard that we were going to be in the area she invited us to do a house concert at her place. Thanks, Janine! We are looking forward to picking a few for you and your guests!

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

7pm
Dickson Mounds State Museum
Lewiston, Illinois
309-547-3721
Price: $5 adults, $3 children

Dan, Kate and Rusty return to one of their favorite venues as Briar Road. They will play favorites from their latest recording East Dakota Waltz and will also dust off some vintage swing and jazz from the 30s and 40s. A concert at Hickory Ridge is always a great experience. There isn't a better listening room in the state of Illinois!

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Briar Road Concert - 7:30pm
125 Van Buren St.
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
USA
815-337-1395
Price: $10

Dan, Kate and Rusty will be performing 2 full shows at the wonderful Stage Left Cafe adjacent to the Woodstock Opera House. In addition to your favorite tunes from their last two recordings they will entertain you with several new arrangements. This concert is presented by the fine folks at Off Square Music.

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Briar Road Concert - 9am to 11am
11900 Country Club Rd
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
USA

Dan, Kate and Rusty will entertain while you peruse the fine selections offered by the vendors at the Woodstock Winter Farmers Market. Located in Building D at the McHenry Co. Fairgrounds.

Friday, August 26th, 2016

the Woodstock Mall
Briar Road Concert - 6pm to 7:30pm
110 S. Johnson St.
Woodstock, ILlinois
USA
815.338.2833

We will play some of our favorite tunes as you enjoy the fine vegetarian fare that Expressly Leslie's has to offer.

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Volo Bog Natural Area
Briar Road Concert - 2pm
28478 W. Brandenburg Rd.
Ingleside, Illinois 60041
USA
815-344-1294
Price: $5 adults, $3 children

This is a celebration of International Bog Day featuring Bog Tours, Kids Crafts, Artists Reception and Silent Auction.

the event begins at noon and Briar Road entertains from 2pm to 4:30pm

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

INSIDE
Dan Zahn solo Guitar workshop & Concert - workshop at 4:30pm Concert at 7pm
1241 N. Green Street
Mc Henry, Illinois 60050
USA
(815) 245-9673
Price: $10 for workshop ... Concert/donation

INSIDE provides a comfortable and intimate atmosphere for enjoying an acoustic performance.

Guitar workshop at 4:30pm, $10 reservations only ... call (630) 338-5125 ... Dan will cover finding your way around the fingerboard, a hybrid picking style and proper use of the capo.

Concert at 7pm, donation ... Dan will perform selections from past and current recordings. 

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Fremont Public Library
Briar Road Concert - 7pm
1170 N. Midlothian Rd.
Mundelein, Illinois 60060
USA
847) 566-8702
Price: free

Dan, Kate and Rusty will perform favorites from their "East Dakota Waltz" and "Spice of Life" CDs.

This is a great opportunity for some middle of the week live music!

Friday, March 11th, 2016

concert - 6pm to 7:30pm
110 S. Johnson St.
Woodstock, Illinois
U.S.A.
815.338.2833

Enjoy the fine vegetarian cuisine that Leslie's has to offer while Briar Road performs.

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Stained Rug Coffee House
An Afternoon with Dan Zahn - 2pm
2855 Sweet Clover Way
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
USA

A rare occasion; just Dan and his guitar playing some originals and old favorites in an intimate house concert.

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Verlon Thompson Concert with Briar Road - 7pm
13860 Rockland Road (Rt. 176)
Green Oaks, Illinois
USA
847-602-8882
Price: $15

Our friend, Verlon Thompson is an amazing singer songwriter and guitarist with songs that are currently nominated for IBMA and Grammy awards, Verlon has spent 2o years on the road performing concert venues and festivals with legendary songwriter, Guy Clark. Verlon is a top notch entertainer ... Don't miss this one!

Verlon is the man who wrote the song, Lonesome Dove which we have recorded on our East Dakota Waltz CD and we are honored to be opening this show for him.

 

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Briar Road Concert - 7:30pm
S. Main & W. Maple
Lombard, Illinois 60148
USA
630-627.0171
Price: $15

Looking forward to playing the tunes from our latest recording at this wonderful venue. Not only is it a beautiful location but the sound here is amazing! Joining us for this gig is violinist, master luthier and good friend, Marty Brunkalla.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Unitarian Universalist Church of Joliet
Briar Road/February Sky Benefit Concert - 7pm
3401 Jefferson St.
Joliet, Illinois 60431
USA
(815) 744-9020
Price: $18

Dan and Kate are excited to be returning to Joliet after so many years to perform for an organization that has sponsored so many wonderful concerts for us in the past. This time we are appearing as Briar Road, which, of course includes Rusty Winchel on bass.

We will be Sharing this double bill with our good friends, February Sky.

February Sky (www.februarysky.com) is the unique musical blend of Phil Cooper and Susan Urban.  Their combined talents on guitar, cittern, mountain dulcimer and banjo, plus finely blending vocal harmonies, are applied to traditional ballads and Celtic instrumentals, songs from modern folk songwriters, and Susan’s original songs.  From riveting story songs to uproariously funny songs, the music is always thought-provoking and insightful.

This will be great fun! 

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Studio B
An Evening With Dan Zahn - 7:30pm
401 Country Club Rd.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
USA
262-745-2251
Price: $15

This is a rare and special event as Dan will be sharing stories and songs that represent his 50 years as a professional folksinger. 

Studio B is a cozy, intimate room located ion the historic Dole Mansion.

Seating is by reservation only! call 262-745-2251 or email Dbstudiob@gmail.com. 

"Dan puts his touch on each song he presents. So much so, that his version of any particular song seems definitive."

... Keith Johnson, Off Square Music, Woodstock, IL

"In ten years of hosting quality concerts at this venue, we've never had a standing ovation - Until Dan Zahn performed ... He got two!"

..... Sharon Kaufman, Starr's Cave Nature Center, Burlington, IA

"A real folksinger in the truest sense of the word, Dan Zahn's talent shines as bright as the sun ..."

... Gaynor Johnson, KAUR FM,  Canton, SD

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Run For Lisa King Benefit - 2pm
1241 N. Green Street
Mc Henry, Illinois 60050
USA
815-575-7997
Price: donation

Phil King will be running across country in the spring to help raise money for Suicide Prevention and Awareness. Please come and join us in supporting this worthwhile event. The doors open at 1pm and at 2pm our long time pal and amazing guitar picker, Mike O'Connell will take the stage. He will be followed at 3pm by our good friends, Big Fish. At 4pm Dan Zahn will perform solo (Rusty & Kate have previous commitments) followed at 5pm by Robert Trader and at 7pm Jake Lizzio will perform. Food will be supplied by the fine folks from Expressly Leslie's Vegetarian Specialties.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Briar Road Concert - 8 pm
39W830 Highland Avenue
Elgin, Illinois 60121
USA
630-338-5125
Price: $15

This is a beautiful setting for a concert! Dan, Kate & Rusty will play selections from their latest recordings. Joining them will be special guest Martin Brunkalla on violin. The wonderful Steve Askins will open the show.

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Briar Road concert - 6pm to 7:30pm
110 S. Johnson ST.
Woodstock, Illinois

Dan, Kate & Rusty will play some selections from their recordings while you enjoy the fine fare that Leslie's has to offer!

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

The 39th Annual Fox Valley Folk Festival
Folk Music and Storytelling Festival - 1pm
Island Park
Geneva, Illinois

Briar Road will be appearing on the Two Way Street Coffee House Stage at 1pm The Fox Valley  Folk Festival is a wonderful annual, two day event which features many outstanding folk musicians and storytellers.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

An Evening With Dan Zahn - 7pm
1241 N. Green Street
Mc Henry, Illinois 60050
USA
815-575-7997

A rare solo performance by Dan as he takes you on a journey covering over 50 years of music. Hear the songs and stories behind them, from the first song he ever learned to the latest recording. The intimate setting at INSIDE is perfect for an evening like this!

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Concert In The Park / Eton Park
Briar Road in Concert - 6pm
Eton Drive
North Barrington, Illinois
USA

Briar Road (Dan, Kate and Rusty) perform an outdoor concert. It is recommended that you bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Alcohol is not permitted.

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Dan Zahn, Kate Moretti & Rusty Winchel - 7pm
N3137 21st Lane, just off Highway 152
Mt Morris, Wisconsin
USA

Dan, Kate and Rusty return to one of their favorite venues to perform selections from their newest recording, East Dakota Waltz.

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Briar Road Concert - 8:15 pm
1047 Curtiss ST.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
USA
630-969-9720
Price: $7

The Two Way Street Coffee House has presented folk music weekly for 45 years! Dan's first performance there was in 1979 and he always looks forward to going back. This will be our first time there as Briar Road.

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Dan Zahn, Kate Moretti & Rusty Winchel - 7pm
1241 N. Green Street
McHenry, Illinois
USA

Dan, Kate and Rusty return to the intimate surroundings of INSIDE to perform selections from their newest CD and more.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Studio B
concert - 7:30pm
401 Country Club Rd.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
USA
Price: $15

Dan, Kate & Rusty will perform in the cozy, intimate atmosphere of Studio B at the historic Dole Mansion. Snacks and drinks available. Seating is limited so you'll want to call 262-745-2251 or email Dbstudiob@gmail.com for reservations.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

concert - 9 am to noon
On the Square
Woodstock, Illinois

Kate, Rusty and I will perform on a split bill with our friends Guyz With Bad Eyes while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Woodstock Farmers Market on the Square! Guyz at 9am, Briar Road at 10:30 am.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Dan Zahn, Kate Moretti & Rusty Winchel - 7pm
1241 N. Green Street
McHenry, Illinois
USA

Dan, Kate and Rusty return to the intimate surroundings of INSIDE to perform selections from their newest CD and more.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

concert - 9am to 11am
On the Square
Woodstock, Illinois

Kate and I will be playing our favorite tunes while you enjoy the beautiful outdoor surroundings of the Woodstock Farmers Market on the Square. Tricia Alexander plays at 11am.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

concert - 6pm to 7:30pm
110 S, Johnson
Woodstock, Illinois
815.338.2833

Kate, Rusty and I will be performing selections from our new CD and some old favorites and folks Leslie is definitely the hostess with the mostest wonderful vegetarian food!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

The Folk Show WNUR 89.3 FM - 10 am to noon

Kate, Rusty and I will be on live with host, Kathy Kelly to talk about our new CD. Bucky Halker guests at 10 am and we will be on at 11 am.

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

CD Release Concert - 8pm
225 Calhoun St
Woodstock, Illinois
815-338-5164
Price: $10

Come and help Dan and Kate celebrate the release of their brand new CD, "East Dakota Waltz". Joining them on stage will be Rusty Winchel on bass, Don Stiernberg on mandolin, Martin Brunkalla on violin and Glen Mensinger on Native American Style Flute. You won't want to miss this one! For Reservations call 815-338-5164 or email offsquare@gmail.com

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Songs From The Woods Concert Series - 7pm
5809 Forest Park Dr.
Peoria Hts., Illinois
309-686-3360
Price: $7/adult, $6/child 12 and under

Dan and Kate return to one of their favorite venues and this time Rusty will be joining us! We'll be featuring the music from our brand new CD!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Folk Festival Radio Show
FOLK FESTIVAL RADIO SHOW - 8 pm
90.9fm WDCB Public Radio
Glen Ellyn, ILlinois

Dan, Kate and Rusty will be on the air live with host Lilli Kuzma to talk about and play couple of tunes from their new CD "East Dakota Waltz"

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Woodstock Winter Farmers Market
casual listening - 9am to noon
1102 McConnell Rd.
Woodstock, Illinois

Dan, Kate and Rusty will perform while you shop for the fine goods offered by the vendors at the Woodstock Farmers Market.

The Winter Market is held indoors at the McHenry Co. Farm Bureau Building.

Friday, February 6th, 2015

concert - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
110 S. Johnson St.
Woodstock, Illinois
815-338-2833

Kate broke her ankle and will be on the mend for a few weeks so Dan will be flying solo for this gig with Rusty playing bass. Come on by for some vintage Dan Zahn!

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti & Friends - noon to 4pm
28478 W. Brandenburg Rd.
Ingleside, Illinois
815-344-1294
Price: Free/donations accepted

Lots of fun activities; winter crafts. snow-sculpting contest, photo contest, bog tours and more ... Plus 4 hours of music by Dan Zahn, Kate Moretti and Friends! Rusty Winchel will be with us on bass, Marty Brunkalla will join us on violin and Glen Mensinger will drop by with his Native American Style flute.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Woodstock Roundup Radio Program - 5pm to 6:30pm
Starline Factory Building 400 W. Front St.
Harvard, Illinois
Price: suggested $5 donation

Kate is a regular cast member of this show created and hosted by our pal, Joe Pesz. Dan and Kate will be among the musical guests for this holiday special. Featured performer is Illinois finest storyteller, Jim May! Come on out and be a part of the live studio audience. Doors open at 4:30pm.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Radio Program - 5pm
Harvard's Historic Starline Factory
Harvard, Illinois

Dan, Kate and Rusty will be musical guests on a show featuring comedy skits and the music of Warren Zevon. Hosted by Joe Pesz.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

7pm
In-Laws Restaurant 720 Milwaukee Ave.
Gurnee, Illinois
847-602-8882
Price: $12 general / $10 members & seniors / $5 teens

Dan and Kate return to the Lake County Folk Club stage along with baseman, Rusty Winchel to perform old favorites as well as tunes from their new CD.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Maple Street Chapel Concert Series 30th Anniversary - 4pm
Main & Maple
Lombard, Illinois
630-627-0171
Price: $30 advance / $35 at the door

 Dan and Kate, along with bassman, Rusty Winchel, perform as part of the folk concert series 30th anniversary celebration.

Other performers include, Lee Murdock, Mark Dvorak Trio, Bill & Kate Isles, Harpeth Rising, Tangleweed, Kate McLeod & Andrew Calhoun, Andina & Rich, Eric Lambert & Friends, and In Tents.

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Dan & Kate Concert - 5:30pm
110 S. Jphnson St
Woodstock, Illinois
(815) 338-2833

Dan and Kate, along with Rusty Winchel on bass, will be playing their favorite tunes for your listening pleasure as you enjoy some of Leslie's AMAZING vegetarian specialties.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Concert - 7:30pm
Dickson Mounds State Museum
Lewiston, Illinois
309-547-3721
Price: $5.00 adults / $3.00 children

Dan and Kate return to play one of their favorite venues. This time they will be joined by baseman, Rusty Winchel as they perform some old favorites in addition to selections from their new CD.

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Concert - 7 pm
1241 Green Street
McHenry, IL
(815) 245-9673 & (815) 575-7997

Dan Zahn, Kate moretti and Rusty Winchel will perform a concert in an intimate, house concert type setting.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

7pm
1241 North Green St.
McHenry, Illinois
815-245-9673

 On Sunday, June 22nd INSIDE will serve as an intimate listening room as Kate and I perform some old favorites and some new tunes from our new CD. We're inviting you to join us INSIDE for an evening of fun and music and while you're there, check out the wonderful programs this new business has to offer.

INSIDE, home of “InSpire Massage”, is a premier Holistic and Cultural Arts Center right in your backyard. Anyone on a journey towards community and self-expression can call INSIDE “home”

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

9am to 11am
Woodstock Square
Woodstock, Illinois

The Woodstock Farmers market offers everything from fresh produce to (believe it or not) guitars, mandolins and violins made by one of the finest luthiers in the business. Kate and I will be there performing our favorite tunes while you check out the vendors. You can't find a better way to spend a Tuesday morning than shopping outdoors in the beautiful surroundings of Woodstock Square!

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Our Next Date Is

  • Jan 6
    Woodstock Winter Farmers Market,  Woodstock
     
  • Jan 12
    The Two Way Street Coffeehouse,  Downers Grove
     
  • Jan 20
    INSIDE,  McHenry