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Bob Marley: Live In Chicago

I wanted to write a little something for the blog that explored the connection between Bob Marley and the great city of Chicago. A man of the world, Bob did some seriously globe trotting in his years and spent time living in Europe and touring the world over. I was curious if there was any...

A Word From The Hungry Hound

Looking for a pace to dine before Saturday's show? We've got a word of advice from ABC7's very own Hungry Hound, Steve Dolinsky. He suggests that La Grange is well worth the drive for these three restaurants: Kama Bistro, Q Barbecue, and Prasino. If he only new about The Ark Band and The Barn's...

Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Bob Marley

As one of the most recognizable popular music icons and the first superstar from the third world, there are certain things that virtually every informed music fan knows about Bob Marley. We celebrate him as the rare individual who could represent the disadvantaged and downtrodden while still communicating a message of empowerment and positivity, wrapped...

Recap: Mr. Blotto and Little Big Fat

Nobody was exactly sure what to expect from The Barn's inaugural production on December 12. One thing that was clear by showtime was that a vein was tapped directly into the beating heart of La Grange, the buzz was palpable and the crowd was pumped. A genuine live music, concert experience had arrived in town!...

New Website, New Ticketing Partners, NEW SHOW!!!

Lots of new stuff from The Barn these days...We are happy to introduce some changes to our website to keep you informed, up-to-date and engaged with The Barn and its community. By combining aspects of our blog with the information from our main site, we hope to offer a dynamic, multimedia web experience that...

We're Newsworthy

Check out the scoop in this week's edition of the La Grange Doings. Under the auspicious headline of 'Locals want to make La Grange a music destination', The Barn is featured in the Entertainment section.The article effectively serves as a show preview and provides some insight into our operations and future plans. Glad they...

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Little Big Fat: A History

I'm sure most readers of the blog are familiar with Mr. Blotto, after all, they've been stalwarts of the Chicago scene for 15 years and the headliners of our gig. But, upon the announcement of The Barn's first event,some of you may be wondering: who, or what, is a Little Big Fat?Fortunately, I'm uniquely...

A Look Back: Days Of Blotto Passed

For many people, myself included, Mr. Blotto was the right band at the right time during the nineties. With copious amounts of free time, a relatively robust entertainment budget, and residence near the beating heart of Chicago's bar and club scene, we gravitated to Blotto to fulfill our insatiable desire for live music. They were,...

We've Got A Ticket To Ride (And Why You Should Care)

At The Barn, we know how good it feels to hold that ticket to an upcoming concert. At various times, we've camped out for tickets (remember those days?), frantically dialed through endless busy-signals, meticulously followed complicated mail-order instructions (and decorated those envelopes just-in-case), and navigated multiple broswer windows and "virtual waiting rooms" on onsale day,...