Bear Williams Band

Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.
Irving Park Lutheran Church
4100 N. Harding, Chicago

Bear Williams Band

Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.

Irving Park Lutheran Church

4100 N. Harding Ave., Chicago

Blues and Americana roots artist Bear Williams will bring his blues band to the neighborhood for a special Christmas show as part of the Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series. The Bear Williams Band will perform on Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. The concert will feature Bear’s original songs along with bluesy versions of familiar Christmas songs.

Bear, who also has performed as Larry Kimpel, was raised in Chicago and spent 25 years in Los Angeles touring and recording with musicians ranging from Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers to Anita Baker. His early influences include blues legends Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson and R.L. Burnside. For more information about Bear and to purchase his recently released album, Waters of Love, visit bearwilliamsmusic.com.

Other concerts in the series include Mary Jo Neher, horn and Joe Burgio, organ on February 17th and John Ling and his mariachi orchestra on March 24th. All concerts are at 2:00 p.m. at Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding Ave. The concerts are free of charge, but donations are gladly welcomed. A reception with the artists will be held after each concert, hosted by the Fine Arts Committee. Dates and programs are subject to change. For more information, contact Liz Mills at lizmills@carlsoncommunityservices.org.

Carlson Community Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps at-risk kids succeed with The Magic After-School Place (MAP), provides vegetables to people in need and beautifies our neighborhood with Three Brothers Garden and makes fine arts affordable and accessible through the Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series. For more information, visit carlsoncommunityservices.org.

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