Here in Bloomington, Illinois, there is this best kept secret called the Blue Moon Coffeehouse (Illinois Wesleyan University's Memorial Center turns into a coffeehouse once in a blue moon, hence the name).
It's really no secret actually, as you will notice if you come out this weekend to see Jill Sobule play a standing room only show for free. How do I know it will be a standing room only crowd? Because it is always like that, especially for artists like Jill Sobule and Susan Werner, who is another favorite of mine. People cross state lines to come to see these shows, and for good reason. This is a dream gig with a dream audience that actually listens to the songs, the words, and interacts with the artist to create the best show in the midwest on a given night. The shows are usually at 8:00, but doors open earlier at 7:30.
Anyway, Jill is awesome. Come out to see a great singer-songwriter at this great venue, Saturday, April 15, 2006.
It's an early show, in a non-smoking venue where people listen and love music performed by national touring acts, and it's free. What more can you ask for? If you get there before me and my wife, save us a seat!