S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)

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S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.
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INFO The full name of S.P.A.C.E. – Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture in Evanston – is a mouthful, but it sums up the venue’s mission. Most shows at S.P.A.C.E. are musical acts that value high sound fidelity and... ... read more

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    Evanston, IL
  • Address:

    1245 Chicago Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60202

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S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL) Schedule of Events

Apr24Thu
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Folk Rock

7:00 pm
The Soil & The Sun, The Ballroom Thieves
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Apr26Sat
Kris Delmhorst

Concert / Folk / Folk Rock / Indie

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Apr27Sun
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

2:00 pm
Anne Hills
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Apr27Sun
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Folk

7:00 pm
Tom Chapin
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Apr28Mon
Peter Wolf

Concert / Rock

8:00 pm
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Apr30Wed
Gabe Dixon

Concert / Funk / Indie / Soul

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May01Thu
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

8:00 pm
Paul Thorn
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May02Fri
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Indie

8:00 pm
These New Puritans
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May03Sat
Wanda Jackson

Concert / Blues / Rockabilly

8:00 pm
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May04Sun
Cassandra Wilson

Concert / Jazz

6:00 pm
Cassandra Wilson
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May04Sun
Cassandra Wilson

Concert / Jazz

8:30 pm
Cassandra Wilson
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May05Mon
Julian Lage

Concert / Acoustic

7:30 pm
Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge, Ben Bedford
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May06Tue
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Indie

7:30 pm
Nels Cline
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May07Wed
Robben Ford

Concert / Blues / Jazz

8:00 pm
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May08Thu
Priscilla Ahn

Concert / Folk

7:30 pm
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May10Sat
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Folk

8:00 pm
Lily & Madeleine
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May11Sun
John Scofield

Concert / Jazz

6:00 pm
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May11Sun
John Scofield

Concert / Jazz

8:30 pm
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May13Tue
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Americana

7:30 pm
Willie Watson
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May14Wed
Mirah

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

7:30 pm
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May15Thu
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Indie

8:00 pm
Matrimony
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May16Fri
Tyrone Wells

Concert / Folk Rock

8:00 pm
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May17Sat
The Blasters

Concert / Blues / Rockabilly

8:00 pm
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May18Sun
Jane Monheit

Concert / Classical / Jazz / Vocal

6:00 pm
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May18Sun
Jane Monheit

Concert / Classical / Jazz / Vocal

8:30 pm
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May20Tue
Kina Grannis

Concert / Acoustic / Singer / Songwriter

7:30 pm
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May21Wed
David Lindley

Concert / Classic Rock / Rock

7:30 pm
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May22Thu
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

7:30 pm
Judith Owen, Diana Lawrence
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May23Fri
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

8:00 pm
Steve Moakler , Cody Fry
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May24Sat
Webb Wilder

Concert / Alternative Country / Rock

8:00 pm
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May25Sun
Victor Wooten

Concert / Funk / Jazz

7:00 pm
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May25Sun
Victor Wooten

Concert / Funk / Jazz

9:30 pm
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May28Wed
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Blues

7:30 pm
Seth Walker
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May29Thu
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Folk

8:00 pm
Steelism, Belle Adair
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May30Fri
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Folk

9:00 pm
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
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May31Sat
The Nadas

Concert / Alt-pop / Alternative Country / Folk Rock

8:00 pm
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Jun01Sun
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Jazz

7:00 pm
Chris Greene
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Jun04Wed
Marc Broussard

Concert / Pop / Rock / R&B / Soul

7:30 pm
Marc Broussard, Andy Suzuki & The Method
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Jun05Thu
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Country / Rock

7:30 pm
Joe Ely
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Jun06Fri
Allen Toussaint

Concert / Blues / Jazz

7:00 pm
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Jun06Fri
Allen Toussaint

Concert / Blues / Jazz

9:30 pm
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Jun07Sat
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Blues / Singer / Songwriter / Soul

8:00 pm
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Jun10Tue
James Cotton

Concert / Blues

7:30 pm
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Jun11Wed
Dave Specter

Concert / Blues / Jazz

8:00 pm
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Jun12Thu
Otis Taylor

Concert / Blues

8:00 pm
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Jun14Sat
Richard Thompson

Concert / Folk Rock

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Jun15Sun
Robert Francis

Concert / Rock

7:30 pm
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Jun16Mon
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Rock

7:30 pm
Storm Large
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Jun17Tue
Langhorne Slim & the Law

Concert / Folk / Rock / Soul

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Jun18Wed
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

7:30 pm
Nora O'Connor
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Jun19Thu
Jeffrey Foucault

Concert / Country

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Jun20Fri
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

10:00 pm
Reuben and the Dark
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Jun21Sat
Ana Popovic

Concert / Blues / Rock

8:00 pm
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Jun23Mon
Delhi 2 Dublin

Concert / Blues / Celtic / Dub / Electronic / Irish / Rock / World Music

7:30 pm
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Jun24Tue
Robert Ellis

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

8:00 pm
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Jun25Wed
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Singer / Songwriter

7:30 pm
Joe Firstman
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Jun27Fri
Zoso

Concert / Hard Rock / Tribute Band

8:00 pm
Zoso
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Jun29Sun
S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

Concert / Blues / Soul

7:00 pm
Lee Roy Parnell
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S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL) Information

S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL)  - Concert Venue in Chicago.

The full name of S.P.A.C.E. – Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture in Evanston – is a mouthful, but it sums up the venue’s mission. Most shows at S.P.A.C.E. are musical acts that value high sound fidelity and an intimate audience appearance. The theater was designed with acoustics in mind, and no seat is more than 40 feet away from the stage.

The S.P.A.C.E. space opened in 2008 and features the theater, the Union pizzeria, and a rehearsal/recording hang-out for fee-paying members and performers. Concerts at S.P.A.C.E. include national acts in blues, jazz, rock, folk, country, world, and classical music. The small 250-capacity theater has hosted names like Loudon Wainwright, Rhett Miller, and Todd Rundgren. Shows start earlier than most city concerts – 8 pm is a common time – catering to the crowd of ex-hipsters who have moved to the suburbs but still want to hear amazing musicians. S.P.A.C.E. has a general policy of politeness and reserve, as the audience is there to really appreciate the performance. Seating is general admission, though tables can be reserved. Pizza and beer from the restaurant at S.P.A.C.E. can be brought into the theater, and the room itself has a full bar.

S.P.A.C.E. (Evanston, IL) User Reviews

Average rating:
Cute and classic music space
Maria S. Apr 22, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by this music space. It is a small, intimate room with cool modern and decorative fixtures. There are reserved tables in the center, but plenty of space to enjoy the artists while standing in the back/sides of the room. I love small venues like this, where the artists and fans have an opportunity to catch during and post shows.
Chicago Farmer 02/16/13
Laura G. Mar 21, 2013
Sharing the stage for an intimate acoustic night at S.P.A.C.E. was Chicago Farmer, Old Shoe, and Mike Musikanto. Although some patrons were puzzled about the small stage, I personally preferred the close and friendly environment that the crowd created. When the crowd was beyond warmed up, by Musikanto and Old Shoe, the main artist of the night took the stage. Chicago Farmer is the lone Cody Diekhoff, belting out his soul on an acoustic guitar. Based in Chicago for a decade now, Cody has been profoundly inspired by the working-class folk musicians of our time. “This is a working man’s singer/songwriter. The strident tones of his voice will make you sit up and listen” (Chicago Acoustic Undergroud). Bringing me right back to the city I love, Cody performed classic songs off his “About Time” album, while debuting songs off his latest album “Backenforth, IL.” It just came out in January, so be sure to take a listen if you missed this great show!
Amazing, Intimate Venue
Zach S. Feb 19, 2013
Over the past year, I have seen a few shows at S.P.A.C.E., and let me tell you, it's an amazing venue. If you're looking for a smaller, more intimate place to see live music, it's a perfect choice. There really isn't a bad seat in there and you're able to reserve tables in advance if you choose. At each show I went to, there were seats placed around 3 sides of the stage, creating a super intimate and comfortable experience. The staff is extremely nice and helpful, and the restaurant attached to it makes some delicious pizza. It's easily my favorite venue in the Chicagoland area.
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