Music at the Dells
Music at Severson Dells? Why not we say, so we gave it a try. After a few years of hosting music, we are slowly become one of the best “listening rooms” in Northern Illinois.
People who attend are saying that they love the sound, the ambience, and the music. We have been selling out our beautiful little room with acts such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Moreland, Robbie Fulks, Carrie Rodriguez, Pieta Brown, The Howlin’ Brothers and more.
What kind of music do we bring in? Well you could call it Americana, roots, folk, but whatever you label it, people are saying it is great. We hope to have you visit and listen soon.
Cash Bar and Snacks provided by Prairie Street Brew House
Reina del Cid
Sunday, April 8th 2018
Reina del Cid and her band cut their teeth in 2013 with a weekly residency at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St. Paul, which they held for nearly two years before moving on to tour nationally and release their 2015 album, The Cooling. In January, Del Cid released a music video for the song “Death Cap,” filmed in Iceland and directed by the band’s longtime creative collaborator, Jason Ho. Their music has recently been featured by Paste Magazine, NPR, and Baeble Music, and they released their last full-length record in 2017.
Doors open at 6pm and show begins at 7pm.
$12 for Severson Members, $15 General Admission
TICKETS ARE NO LONGER FOR PURCHASE ONLINE, BUT ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Chicago Farmer and Rorey Carroll
Friday, May 4th at 7 p.m
Chicago Farmer delves into the social and political issues of today, taking it all in and putting it out
through music as a commentary on modern times in the Midwest. He composes music written and sung by and for the working man, the “regular person”, bringing to mind modern day folk tales.
Rorey Carroll has inhaled the great spirit of rock and roll, bluegrass, acoustic, and anti-folk music.
Self taught in theory, but in reality the curiosity of characters and songs on the road steered has
Saturday, June 16th-7pm
Syvers, the husband-wife indie-folk duo from Minneapolis, share in a love of finding the honest truth no matter the cost. This common pursuit led them to write their first EP together, the Au Fond Sessions, a 3-track collection of an intimate, bare-bones gaze into the heart of relationship and the spectrum of its experience.
The duo sweep layered vocal harmonies over effected grooves, bending the guitar and voice into a landscape of atmospheric textures. Quickly becoming a staple of their shows, live-looping grants the duo the permission to create tracks on the fly, making each night a new collaboration.
Continuing on the stride of their first release, Syvers is in the process of completing their first full-length album set to be released in 2018 and currently traveling across the country bringing an intimate connection of song and story to their audiences.
Sunday, June 24th- 7 pm
Join us for an evening with Grammy-nominated musician Seth Glier. Birds is Glier's latest album in a burgeoning career that has included touring with artists such as Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 150 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. Performing with 62-year old veteran musician Joe Nerney on harmonica, saxophone and harmony vocals, Glier's live show places his melodic contemporary pop under a blanket of roots & blues. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his "exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel." His first Daytrotter session, was called "a genuine revelation" by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its "shimmering, seductive melodies".
More than just a musician, Seth is an avid activist. In 2016, he was chosen as a 2016 ChildFund Ambassador and traveled to Guatemala bringing music to remote areas and schools. He took home Best Social Action Song for his track "The Next Right Thing" at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, and is a National Spokesperson for Autism Speaks.
“An adept song craftsman elegantly emotional vocalist…harkening back to early pop/rock tradition of Billy Joel and early Springsteen.” – iTunes Editorial
Doors open at 6pm and show begins at 7pm.
Winter Solstice Concert- Taboo Blah Blah and Good Morning Bedlam
Thursday, December 21st- 7pm
Jon Dee Graham and Bonnie Whitmore
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Saturday, September 16th- 4pm
The Way Down Wanderers
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
The Lowest Pair
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Join us for an evening of strumming good tunes with The Lowest Pair. This duo from Minnesota has been described as 'voices just born to sing bluegrass and old-time' and 'a music marriage made in heaven'.
"With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired,
heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be
one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today."
-PASTE MAGAZINE, Hillary Saunders
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
The Bluegrass Situation's review of John's new album: http://www.thebluegrasssituation.com/read/stream-john-craigie-no-rain-no-rose