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Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

8:00 pm
$10

CD RELEASE PARTY

The Outta Space
6840 32nd St.
Berwyn, IL [map]
$10

The long awaited CD Ghost Flower is here! Who's been awaiting it long? Well, I have. That's for sure. Come celebrate with Kristin, Chris Ussery, Andon Davis, James DiGirolamo, Grant Niebergall, Jodi Walker, and Al Joseph! This will be more fun than you can imagine. I know, I know, you can imagine quite a bit. I'm so excited to share this with you.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

6:00 p.m.

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]

Weekly casual ecumenical service at the Downers Grove UCC for people who are freaked out by normal church. This will be my last one!

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

8:00 pm
$10

James Mccandless Tribute

Fitzgerald Side Bar -James McCandless Tribute
Chicago, IL 60601 [map]
$10

Come hear a tribute to the wonderful, sorely missed James Mccandless, organized by Jodi Walker in FitzGerald's Sidebar. I'll be playing my favorite McCandless Tune: It May Go On Without Me.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

7:30 p.m.
TBA

Opening for Shawn Phillips

The Evanston Space
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 492-8860 [map]
TBA

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

7:30 p.m.
$15

Escape the Holiday Madness Show

Tobias Music
5013 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515 [map]
$15

No Falala! No ho ho ho! Just some tunes by Kristin and the Step-ins with the awesome talents of bass player DiGeralamo and guitarist Andon Davis. Fun bluesy songs. A preview to Kristin's next release. You will need a break from the holliday madness. This will be a quick one hour show so that you can take a break from shopping and parties for a few moments and relax and contemplate the meaning of life. And the Tobias Music Concert Venue is one of the most beautiful places to play and hear music in the Chicago area. So save the date and savor the moment.

And Amy Vogt will be joining us on oboe and trumpet!

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Free

Ground of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

ROBOX

International Black Film Festival of Nashville
Nashville, TN [map]

THE FESTIVAL PREMIERE OF ROBOX, A DELIGHTFUL FANTASY FILM, WITH A SCORE BY KRISTIN COTTS

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Free

Kristin Cotts

Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
U.S.A. [map]
Free

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Free

Kristin Cotts

Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
USA [map]
Free

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

7:30
Free to WIFC members: $15 for non-members

Women in Film Chicago: Composers Round Table

About Face Theatre
5252 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60615
USA [map]
Free to WIFC members: $15 for non-members

I will be hosting a round table discussion about film music with Women in Film Chicago.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60516 [map]
Free

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Women's History Month Special

WDCB Folk Festival
425 Fawell (WDCB) in Studen Services Center
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

7:00 p.m.
Freewill donation

Benefit for Standing Rock: Harriet Nzinga Plumpp and Kristin Cotts

First Congregational UCC
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
USA [map]
Freewill donation

Come hear me and world class soprano Harriet Nzinga Plumpp perform originals and covers. Come support the water protectors at Standing Rock. the fight is far from over! All proceeds will be donated to the Standing Rock Sioux.

Monday, December 5th, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Morning Shift with Tonia Sarabia

WBEZ: Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia

Listen to me live on WBEZ. Tony Sarabia will play a bit of my song If My Sister's Broken and ask me some questions about my recent trip to North Dakota.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

8:00 p.m.
Suggested donations

Uprooted: Concert Performance

Concert Performance of my Musical Uprooted: First Congregational UCC
1047 Curtiss
Downers Grove, IL 60515 [map]
Suggested donations

Come join us for a concert performance of this new musical. More details TBA. We will be joined by the extraordinary Eugenia Elliott on flute and the awesome Anne Patterson on cello, along with a cavalcade of extraordinary singers!

 

 

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

7:30 p.m.
$16-$34

Kristin Cotts Opening for Maria Muldaur

The Evanston Space
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Uni
(847) 492-8860 [map]
$16-$34

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

1:30 p.m.
$20 suggested donation; $15 teens and seniors

Kristin Cotts at Fox Valley Folk Festival

Fox Valley Folk Festival
Island Park
Geneva, Illinois [map]
$20 suggested donation; $15 teens and seniors

The exact times and dates of this two day festival are TBD. I'll be in  Two Way Street's tent. 

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Come to this laid back service for people who don't like traditional church services so much. I play for 15-20 minutes. Then Pastor Scott talks about a relevant spiritual issue for fifteen minutes or so. After that, others are welcome to mention something that is important to them. Then, we do a closing song.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

7:30 p.m.

People's Church Coffee House

The People's Church
941 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640
U.S
(773)784-6633 [map]

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

HOLIDAY HOOT

WDCB Holiday Hoot
College of DuPage Student Services Center at 425 Fawell
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]

LOTS OF MUSIC! LOTS OF ARTISTS! LOTS OF FOOD!

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

11:00 a.m.
Free

Johnny Claus Holiday Show

WLUW
Free

Listen to this special holiday edition of "Somebody Else's Troubles" hosted by Tom Jackson. I'll play a few of my holiday songs and preview some songs from my musical. www.wluw.org

 

Friday, November 13th, 2015

8:00 p.m.
$20.00

Opening for Dolly Varden

Tobias Music
5013 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
United States
(630) 960-2455 [map]
$20.00

Tickets available in advance through Tobias Music. Call (630) 960-2455.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

4:00 p.m.

Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival

AMC River East 21- Breatkfast at Ina's-Chicago International Film Festival

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

12:00 p.m.
TBA

Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival

AMC River East 21-Breakfast at Ina's Chicago International Film Festival
TBA

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

3:30-5:30
TBA

Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival

322 E. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
630-969-9720 [map]
TBA

Breakfast at Ina's, a film I scored, is not making the festival rounds.

Famous for its Heavenly Hots (pancakes topped with fruit compote), Ina’s was a Chicago breakfast institution. Every customer received a warm welcome from proprietor and chef Ina Pinkney, the “Breakfast Queen.” After 33 years in the restaurant business, Pinkney retired in 2013. Following the restaurant’s final month, Breakfast at Ina’s celebrates a beloved Chicago eatery and a woman who achieved her dream against the odds.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

8:15 p.m.
$7.00

Live at Two Way Street with Cellist Anne Patterson

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
$7.00

This will be a super fun show. Two Way Street is a great listening room. I'll be joined by the profoundly talented Anne Patterson on cello and will be previewing a couple of songs from my musical Uprooted. It should be a BLAST! Cheap at half the price and not totally unreasonable at four times the price!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

8:00 p.m.
Free!

Live on WDCB

Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma
90.9 FM www.wdcb.org
[map]
Free!

I'll be playing some fun songs on Lilli Kuzma's radio show "Folk Festival." Listen at 90.9 FM or www.wdcb.org.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

6:00 p.m.
$15.00

Bob Dylan's Birthday Celebration

Filament Theatre
4041 N. MILWAUKEE AVE. CHICAGO, IL 60641
Chicago, IL [map]
$15.00

Come hear a vast array of Dylan songs played in this lovely space.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

8:00 p.m.
$18.00 Gen. $15.00 Senior $9.00 Child

New Playwrights Festival

Vero Voce Theatre
951 State Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
USA
(630) 584-0139 [map]
$18.00 Gen. $15.00 Senior $9.00 Child

Runs March 13-15th. My play is called "Thinking Inside the Box" and stars Carl Zeitler as Sal.

 

http://verovoce.com/theatre

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

6:00 p.m.
WDCB Holiday Hoot
College of DuPage Student Services Center at 425 Fawell
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]

A wonderful holiday extravaganza featuring lots of fun music! More details to come!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

7:30 p.m.
$17-$32

Opening for Maria Muldaur

The Evanston Space
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Uni
(847) 492-8860 [map]
$17-$32

I'll be opening for the legendary Maria Muldaur at this beautiful Chicago venue!

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

9:00 p.m.

Tribute to James McCandless

Friendly Tap
6733 Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL [map]

I'll be joining Dave and Jodi Walker along with a bunch of other musicians to play songs by the late, great, one-of-a kind James McCandless.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

TBA
TBA

Independent Songwriters Festival

1938 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
773.235.1006 [map]
TBA

Hear all kinds of wonderful songwriters! Festival goes on for several days. More info to come!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

8:00 p.m.
$10.00

Kristin Cotts and Katie Todd at Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground
1214 W Grace St
Chicago, IL 60601
773-929-0415 [map]
$10.00

Shared bill with Katie Todd! Show starts at 8:00. I'll be playing with Anne Patterson (cello), Andon Davis (electric guitar), Paul Bivans (drums), and Jodi Walker (vocals).

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

7:00 p.m.

LOVE THE EARTH CONCERT

7975 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209 [map]

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Get Funky for Nancy

Funky Java Coffee House
40 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
United States [map]

Fundraiser for Nancy Wade for 5th Congressional District

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

8:00 p.m.
$15.00

New Playwright's Festival

Vero Voce Theatre
951 State Avenue
St. Charles, IL
(630) 584-0139 [map]
$15.00

Runs February 20th to March 9th. Schedule of plays to come. Mine is called "Five Ways to Be a Loser."

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

8:00 p.m.
$10.00
Uncommon Ground
1214 W Grace St
Chicago, IL 60601
773-929-0415 [map]
$10.00

 

  • Anne Patterson on cello and Andon Davis on electric guitar

  • We're on at 8:00. Eugenia Elliott plays at 9:00.

  • This is at the Uncommon Ground in WRIGLEYVILLE (Clark and Grace)

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Highlights from the Hoot

WDCB Holiday Hoot On Air
www.wdcb.org, 90.9 FM
[map]

Folk Festival Host Lilli Kuzma broadcasts highlights from this year's Holiday Hoot. Hear a live version of "Feisty Little Elf" plus many other performers.

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Highlights from the Hoot

WDCB Holiday Hoot On Air
www.wdcb.org, 90.9 FM
[map]

Folk Festival Host Lilli Kuzma broadcasts highlights from this year's Holiday Hoot. Hear a live version of "Feisty Little Elf" plus many other performers.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$15.00 at door/$10.00 in advance

Holiday Hoot

WDCB Holiday Hoot
College of DuPage Student Services Center at 425 Fawell
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]
$15.00 at door/$10.00 in advance

 

WDCB Folk Festival's Holiday Hoot!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
College of DuPage
Student Services Center (SSC), lower level
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
from noon to 6 p.m.
An afternoon of great live music
free refreshments and raffles
Mrs. Claus! - Dickens Village display and 'mystery' - more!Mrs. Claus on site - Mini-murder mystery in Dickens Village - more!

Admission is $15 at door
$10 in advance (early bird discount!)
Advance tix available online on the WDCB website:
go to WDCB.org, then click on the REDHoliday Hoot box
or contact Lilli to arrange advance purchase,
return this flyer or email LKupbeat@aol.com

Proceeds will benefit WDCB Public Radio

PRO SOUND BY STUDIO A SOUND
Performers include:
MARK DVORAK - TRILLIUM - ANDREW CALHOUN - GREG TRAFIDLO
THE SONG SISTERS (Sue Fink, Amy Dixon-Kolar, and Patti Shaffner)
JOHN PRINE TRIBUTE: COMFORT FOOD and GEORGE MATTSON TRIO
DEAN MILANO - KRISTIN COTTS - THE BIENEMANN'S - PATTI ECKER
DAVID HAWKINS - ANDREA BUSTIN TRIO - CATH KASMER - JIM GREEN
ROBINLEE GARBER - ANDY ANDRICK -  THE GOW'S - ANDINA & RICH

Friday, November 8th, 2013

7:15 p.m.

People's Church

The People's Church
941 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640
U.S
(773)784-6633 [map]

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

7:30 p.m.
Free!

Jodi and Kristin Do Downers Grove

5100 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-4122 [map]
Free!

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

7:30 p.m.

Theater on the Hill

Zenobia
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL [map]

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

7:30 p.m.
$15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors

Theater on the Hill

Zenobia
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL
theateronthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
$15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

8:00 p.m.
$15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors

Theater on the Hill

Zenobia
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL
theatreonthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
$15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors

Friday, August 30th, 2013

8:00 p.m.
$15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors

Theater on the Hill

Zenobia
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL
theatreonthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
$15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors

This is an original musical by Lorissa Julianus and Angela Salvaggione. It should be lots of fun!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

8:00 p.m.
Free!

Theater on the Hill

Zenobia
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL [map]
Free!

Zenobia is an original music written by Lorrisa Julianus and Angela Salvaggione. I'll be playing the character of Drusilla, a spoiled, vain, self-indulgent rich woman. The music is beautiful. I'll be singing as part of a female quartet in the show. The August 15th show is free!

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

8:00 p.m.
$10.00

Kathy Greenholdt and Kristin Cotts: An Evening of Lovely Alt Folk #2

Uncommon Ground
1214 W Grace St
Chicago, IL 60601
773-929-0415 [map]
$10.00

Kathy Greenholdt plays at 8:00. I play at 9:00. More details will be added closer to the date of the show!

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

7:00
Free! Tips welcome.

Kristin Cotts Solo Unplugged

5100 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-4122 [map]
Free! Tips welcome.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

7:00 p.m.
$15-$35

Kristin Cotts Opens for Karla Bonoff

Evanston Space
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Uni
(847) 492-8860 [map]
$15-$35

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

9:00 p.m.
$5.00

Kristin Cotts and What About Rosalind at Exposure

6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 788-2118 [map]
$5.00

The show starts at 8:00. We go on at 9:00 with more great bands to follow. Come hear local independent music in a much treasured Chicago-area venue.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

6:00 p.m.
Free

Grounds of Hope

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Free

Friday, November 8th, 2019

ROBOX and International Children's Film Festival in India

20th International Children's Film Festival Hyderabad
Shilpakala Vedika
Hyderabad
India [map]

ROBOX, with music by Kristin Cotts, is screening in Hyderabad, India!

Friday, December 13th, 2019

TBA
TBA

WDCB's Holiday Hoot

College of DuPage
TBA

A big holiday party at the Radio Station! Lots of artists! Lots of music! Lots of food!