Summer 2019 Shows & New Record!

Tommi Zender Live Promo shot by Vin Reed

Live photos by Vin Reed

Thanks to my amazing band and everyone who came to the record release show at SPACE in Evanston IL for “More Songs About Time”. If you haven’t purchased your copy of the record yet, you can do that here at the Bandcamp link.

Here is a record review from Jeff Elbel at Illinois Entertainer:

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The band is kicking off the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Square Roots Festival on Friday July 12th @ 5pm on the south stage (Montrose/Lincoln Ave by Welles Park). Last full band show of the summer… please join us. Admission is suggested donation & gets you into the festival. Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven are also performing the same evening.

Tommi Zender w Band Live shot by Vin Reed

Other summer music happenings… Wishbone Residency Thursday July 18th 7-9pm. For July the special guest is Dag Juhlin (of Expo ’76, Sunshine Boys, and Poi Dog Pondering).

Tz WB w Dag 7.18.19

Sunday July 21st @ 2PM- Glenview Public Library WOODSTOCK 50. Tommi  Zender & Alton Smith perform duo arrangements of classic songs by Woodstock performers.


Friday July 26th @ 7:30pm – SUMMERTIME BEATLES songbag at Old Town School of Folk Music, Lincoln Square. Tommi hosts with special guest Gabe Michael. These events often fill to capacity, so advance sign-up is recommended HERE. Participants play &/or sing Beatles songs in a facilitated space with music-stands, and take home a packet of songs. Always a total blast.

Sunday July 28th @ 2pm – FRETBOARD GEOGRAPHY workshop also at Old Town School of Folk Music, Lincoln Square. Pre-register HERE.

Thursday’s August 1st and August 8th 9-11pm HYATT CENTRIC (on St Clair @ Erie, north of the river, off the mag mile) Tz does two solo sets playing mostly covers.

Thursday August 22nd – Wishbone Residency (guests TBA!!!)

Far advance notice: Tz @ Wine Goddess, Saturday Sept 21st, 8pm. More details TBA…