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    Off North Shore: Skokie Music Festival | Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, Larkin Poe, Bones of J.R. Jones, Empty Pockets

    Fri, June 21 @ 5:30 pm

    $50 – $200

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    North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is excited to announce the first ever
    Off North Shore: Skokie Music Festival on June 21 & 22,
    at Skokie Sports Park East
    at the corner of Oakton Street and McCormick Boulevard.

    Each of the two days will feature headliners as well as several local and national supporting music acts.
    With onsite beverages and food trucks, bring your blankets
    and/or lawn chairs and be part of the festivities throughout the day.

    Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22
    Click HERE for 2-Day VIP or GA Tickets

    One and Two Day VIP Passes available, includes
    – Dedicated premium parking area
    – Dedicated VIP entrance for expedited entry into the festival
    – Reserved on-field viewing area
    – 2 drink tickets
    – Unlimited access to VIP Tent with:
    ~ private bar
    ~ complimentary water refill station
    ~ dedicated food for purchase
    ~ dedicated banks of trusty porta potties

    One and Two Day General Admission Passes available, includes
    – Free on-site parking
    – full access to GA festival grounds
    – Variety of Refreshments
    – Variety of Food trucks

    Festival grounds open at 4pm  |  Parking will open one hour before festival grounds
    Tickets WILL ONLY be available at the festival grounds on the days of the festival with an additional $5 added to the ticket price.

    Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs

    Mike Campbell was a member, architect and co-captain of the Heartbreakers, a band he co-founded with Tom Petty, whom he met in a Gainesville, Florida carport in 1972.

    The Heartbreakers lead guitarist, Campbell co-wrote many of the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers hits and also co-produced many of their albums – in addition to penning songs for Don Henley (“Boys of Summer”), Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and playing on records by Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.

    In 2018, Campbell joined Fleetwood Mac’s World Tour on lead guitar and in 2020, Campbell released Wreckless Abandon, the first album by The Dirty Knobs, a group that was Campbell longtime side project but is now his primary musical focus.

    Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs released their second LP External Combustion in 2022 and toured the USA, including runs opening for both Chris Stapleton and The Who.

    Larkin Poe

    Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are self-producers of an electrifying, critically acclaimed body of work and are known for constantly touring across the globe with a fiery vitality.

    The Bones of J.R. Jones

    The Bones of J.R. Jones is the musical project of Jonathon Linaberry, an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his soulful blend of blues, folk, and Americana. With a distinctive raw and gritty sound, Linaberry captivates audiences with his powerful vocals, skillful guitar playing, and dynamic one-man band performances. His music explores themes of love, loss, and the human experience, resonating with authenticity and emotion. The Bones of J.R. Jones has garnered acclaim for its compelling live performances and soul-stirring recordings, showcasing Linaberry’s ability to channel the spirit of traditional roots music while infusing it with a contemporary edge.

    Empty Pockets

    Sincerity, pathos and powerhouse vocals. “Polished yet rootsy Chicago outfit Empty Pockets” (Rolling Stone) celebrates old-school classic rock, folk, and the blues, skillfully blending singer/songwriter catharsis with rich harmonies and real players. Bold Americana flavors straight from the soul.

    When not busy recording in their personal studio, The Empty Pockets are out on the road headlining or opening for acts like Bob Schneider, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) and Dave Mason (Traffic), among many others. They also have passionately served as backing band for a number of artists of note, including Kenny Loggins, Al Stewart, Gary Wright, Richie Furay (of Buffalo Springfield), and Simon Kirke (of Bad Company).


    Fri, June 21
    5:30 pm
    $50 – $200
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