Past Shows

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 8:00 PM
House of Blues Foundation Room
Sessions Happy Hour Concert Series
329 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654
https://www.facebook.com/events/222603338085860/
Price: FREE
Jay Mathes and Restoration Project perform for the first time at the historic House of Blues Chicago Foundation Room! Find me performing two special acoustic sets — solo and with Restoration Project — for the House of Blues´ Sessions happy hour concert series.

Admission is FREE, ages 21+. (No special membership required to get into the Foundation Room.) Join Restoration Project for special Easter week sing-along selections this Maundy Thursday. Live music from 6-8 PM.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 8:00 PM
The Cubby Bear
Songwriters Showcase
1059 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60613
https://www.facebook.com/events/163446614027563/
Performing at The Cubby Bear's Songwriter's Showcase, sponsored by Chicago's own Revolution Brewing.

Each Wednesday, a fellow songwriter by the name of MER organizes the line-up, and this coming week, he's asked me to participate alongside some other Chicago area friends and writers. Here's who will be with me, trading songs in an "in-the-round" format: MER, Jeff Brown, Ryan Powers, and Johnny Edward. The night starts at 8 PM. Ages 21+. Admission and parking are FREE. Come on out!

Did I mention that The Cubby Bear is one of my all-time favorite venues to play in Chicago? Well now I did. They've got fantastic sound, a great stage, and excellent food.
Friday, December 4th, 2015 8:00 PM
Beer & Carols!
Blackberry Market
401 N. Main St
Glen Ellyn, IL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1124822714203920/
Price: FREE
Restoration Project performs as guests with Beer & Hymns Chicago for this special Christmas Carol edition, Beer & Carols! Oldies but goodies, and a few you hear on repeat on the radio.
Sunday, October 19th, 2014 7:00 PM
Grahams 318 Coffeehouse
Firm Foundation Vol. 2 Release
318 S 3rd St.
Geneva, IL
https://www.facebook.com/events/354147744760714/
Price: FREE
Celebrate the release of Restoration Project´s Firm Foundation, Vol. 2 EP! Funded with a Kickstarter campaign nearly one year ago, the release of this record is the culmination of the past twelve month´s work: Vol. 1, Vol. 2, a series companion book, t-shirts, and art prints. Join us for food, drink, and song as we thank God for this opportunity to create exciting, new versions of Sunday School songs for us all.
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 6:30 PM
Good Templar Park
Restoration Project Hymn-Sing, Redeemer Fellowship Community Coo
Geneva, IL
http://redeemerfellowship.org
Redeemer Fellowship´s all-church picnic, featuring a hymn-sing with Restoration Project. Featuring songs from our new Firm Foundation Volume 2 Record. Burgers, brats and dogs served at 5:30! All are welcome.
Sunday, June 1st, 2014 8:00 PM
1st Pres. Church of Glen Ellyn
550 N. Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL
http://firstpresge.org/
Price: FREE
First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn has asked us to lead a short hymn-sing with them and present on the new hymns movement and worship. We will be talking about what makes a great congregational worship song, the history of ´re-hymns", and more.
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 7:00 PM
Graham's 318 Coffeehouse
Firm Foundation Vol 1 Release
318 S 3rd St.
Geneva, IL
https://www.facebook.com/events/357387317733100
Price: FREE
Official Firm Foundation Volume 1 Release Event! Free. Open to the whole community. Celebrate with us the release of the first Firm Foundation series EP. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign this past fall, including a generous donation from Graham´s, the FF Series features remade Sunday School songs with new arrangements and added lyrics. We will be singing classic hymns as well as selections from this special release.
Thursday, December 12th, 2013 5:00 PM
The Gregor Home
Restoration Project Hymn-Sing
1618 Howard St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
CHRISTMAS CAROLS! Free. Open to the whole community. Come spend an evening with us singing Christmas carols! This will be a super-simple musician line-up, super-intimate. Lot´s of food!
Saturday, October 19th, 2013 8:00 PM
ICEFC Presents: Manna
Int'l Community Evangelical Free Church, w/ Restoration Project
611 W St Charles Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148
http://icefc.net
Price: FREE
I'll be joining ICEFC for their bi-monthly evening of music, coffee, and hymns. To learn more about Restoration Project, visit: resproj.com.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 7:00 PM
Glenbard East Homecoming Dance
Glenbard East High School
1014 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
630-627-9250
http://glenbardeasths.org
Price: Dance Ticket Purchase
Homecoming Dance Acoustic Cafe Showcase featuring performances by Jay Mathes and students for Glenbard East.
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 7:00 PM
The Ovitt Home
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
1105 N Washington St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Thursday, August 29th, 2013 7:00 PM
Grahams 318 Coffeehouse
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
318 S 3rd St.
Geneva, IL
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Friday, August 16th, 2013 7:00 PM
The Gregor Home
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
1618 Howard St.
St. Charles, IL
60174
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Friday, August 9th, 2013 8:00 PM
Heidi Rogers Home
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
145 Haven Rd.
Elmhurst, IL
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Friday, June 21st, 2013 6:00 PM
Heidi Rogers Home
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
145 Haven Rd.
Elmhurst, IL
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Friday, April 5th, 2013 7:00 PM
Mkrtschjan Home East
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
419 Meadow Ave
Lombard, IL 60148
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 7:00 PM
The Rensner Home
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
160 Arthur Ave.
South Elgin, IL
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Saturday, January 5th, 2013 7:00 PM
Mkrtschjan Home West
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
1821 Howard St
Saint Charles, IL 60174
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Sunday, December 30th, 2012 10:00 AM
Hope Fellowship Sunday Gathering (with Restoration Project)
Hope Fellowship
150 W. Madison Ave
Lombard, IL 60148
http://myhopefellowship.org
Join Restoration Project members Michael Mkrtschjan and Jay Mathes and friends from Hope Fellowship as they lead music together for Hope´s Sunday morning worship gathering.
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 7:00 PM
Mkrtschjan Home East
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
419 Meadow Ave
Lombard, IL 60148
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Friday, October 19th, 2012 7:00 PM
Elijah's Coffee and Tea
Hymn-Sing with Restoration Project
Elmhurst, IL
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Saturday, October 6th, 2012 7:00 PM
Glenbard East Homecoming Dance (with The City)
Glenbard East High School
Lombard, IL 60148
http://glenbardeasths.org
Price: Buy a ticket!
http://thecitymusic.com
Saturday, October 1st, 2011 7:30 PM
Glenbard East Homecoming Dance
Glenbard East High School
Lombard, IL
http://glenbardeasths.org
Price: Buy a dance ticket!
This one is only open to Glenbard East students and their guests! Three sets of live music from Jay Mathes in the Homecoming Dance Cafe.
Saturday, September 10th, 2011 8:00 PM
Gasthaus Bar and Grill
w/ Rena Newman
15 N Grove Ave
Elgin, IL
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174054289337134
Price: FREE
Come hang out with me and Rena Newman!

Live, original music for an hour.

gasthausbarandgrill.com
Sunday, September 4th, 2011 8:00 PM
Horseshoe Texas BBQ
Triple-Showcase with Rena Newman and Chris Zonada
4115 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=254588584571075
Price: FREE!
Rena Newman invited Jay to perform with her and Chris Zonada for this special triple bill. Music begins at 8 PM and ends at midnight. Rena's style combines pop and classical piano influences and Chris' style combines jazz guitar with serious technical expertise with pop influences like Michael Buble. Buy a drink or two and eat some pulled pork or brisket!
Thursday, August 18th, 2011 8:30 PM
Chicago City Limits
Songwriter Showcase
1712 W. Wise Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
847-524-9910
http://www.chicagocitylimits.net
Price: FREE
Hosted by Michael Riser, featuring Chicago-area songwriters, acoustic guitars, great beer at a good price, and friendly bartenders!
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 12:00 PM
Tom's Style, Your Sole Fundraiser
Francine Santo's House
670 Leslie Ct.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
630-544-0217
francine.santos21@gmail.com
Price: $45 per pair of shoes
EVENT DATE HAS CHANGED!!! Originally scheduled for Sunday, July 24, the event will now be on Saturday, July 30, 2011. The event date was pushed back due to a TOM's shoe shipping issue totally out of my control! Sorry! Hope you can make the new date.

From the flyer...

Special musical guest Jay Mathes will be performing. Two sets, 45 minutes each, beginning at 12:30.

What: A gathering to decorate natural TOM'S shoes.

Mission: Most children in developing countries grow up barefoot and have to walk miles to school or get food or water. They are at risk for painful injuries or diseases from walking barefoot in unsafe or contaminated areas. Our mission is to improve the lives of these children one pair of shoes at a time.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 8:00 PM
Hidden Shamrock
Chicago Acoustic Underground Open Mic Showcase
2723 North Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60606
http://www.thehiddenshamrock.com
Price: $2 selected drafts
Hosted by Leigh Evin McCullough, this special event with feature an enhanced sound system provided by Chicago Acoustic Underground. CAU founder Michael Teach hopes to attract talent buyers and other booking agents to the evening's open mic event.
Thursday, July 21st, 2011 8:30 PM
Chicago City Limits
Rising Stars Songwriter Showcase
1712 W. Wise Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
847-524-9910
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130756160343307
Price: FREE
8:30-Midnight.

Featuring live, original acoustic music from two dozen Chicago and Nashville area songwriters, organized by Michael Riser.

Full details on the Facebook event page.
Monday, July 11th, 2011 2:00 PM
Chicago Acoustic Underground
Podcast Program Taping
Chicago, IL
http://www.chicagoacoustic.net/
I'm proud to be a part of this awesome organization, helping indie artists in a lot of places - but especially in Chicago. This in-studio performance will also feature an interview portion with CAU founder, Michael Teach.
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 2:00 PM
Recording with Allison Wesley
The Dragon Room
http://swiftlyrunning.com
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 7:00 PM
WDCB's "Folk Festival" Radio Show
"Gold" to be aired as part of a Father's Day special
90.9fm WDCB Public Radio from Glen Ellyn
http://wdcb.org/programming/programs.php?id=17
Listen for Jay's song, "Gold," from his album, "Fundamental," on WDCB on Tuesday, June 14, between 7 and 9 p.m. cst! The airing is a part of a Father's Day special for Lilli Kuzma's program, "Folk Festival".
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 8:00 PM
The City Record Release Party
Time and Location TBD
http://thecitymusic.com
Price: FREE
Sunday, May 15th, 2011 7:00 PM
Hursthouse House Party
Channahon, IL 60410
http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/2051873-scott-s-island-adventure
Price: FREE
If you're in the area, come hang out with us at Scott Hursthouse's abode. This is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Bob and Robbie Hursthouse were the winners of Jay's grand prize give-away at his Fundamental Record Release concert back in January. The prize? A live performance by Jay: their location, their date.

Bring a friend and party with us on an island. Yes, Scott lives on an island.
Sunday, April 10th, 2011 8:00 PM
Restoration Project Record Release Party
The Cassel House
415 E. Madison
Wheaton, IL 60187
http://resproj.com
Price: FREE
Celebrate the release of the long-awaited Restoration Project #2: "Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope" with free food and drinks, give-aways, and live music from the band!
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 8:00 PM
Bar 4 - Open Mic
2011 Due East Tour
444 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.bar4brooklyn.com
Saturday, March 19th, 2011 8:00 PM
Cuvee Cellars
545 S. Spring Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-833-2300
http://cuveecellars.com
Price: FREE
Solo/Acoustic
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 10:00 AM
Songwriting Clinic
Norton Creek Elementary School
2033 Smith Rd.
West Chicago, IL 60185
I will be teaching three classes of 4th graders all about songwriting and my process for writing. I'm excited about this opportunity to inspire and influence our young people!
Saturday, January 29th, 2011 8:00 PM
Cuvee Cellars
545 S. Spring Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-833-2300
http://cuveecellars.com
Price: FREE
Solo/Acoustic
Friday, January 21st, 2011 9:00 PM
Fundamental Record Release Show
Muldoon's Wheaton
133 W. Front St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630.668.8866
http://www.muldoonswheaton.com
Price: FREE
Come and hang out with Jay for a night of live music from his new record, "Fundamental." CD give-aways, good drinks and music. Also catch a special viewing of Jay's "The Making of Fundamental" documentary between the first and second set. You must be 21 or over to sit in the bar. Minors may request a seat with a view from the dining area.
Friday, December 17th, 2010 8:00 PM
Cuvee Cellars
Jay's 2010 Christmas Bash!
545 S. Spring Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-833-2300
http://cuveecellars.com
Price: FREE - Drink some wine!
Music from 8-11 PM. Great wine. Great atmosphere. Christmas tunes and originals!
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 9:00 PM
FitzGerald's
Open Mic Appearance
6615 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL 60402
708-788-2118
http://fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
Price: FREE
The FitzGerald's open mic is one of Chicago's best - certainly one of the top 5 open mics that I've ever been to in Chicago. Great musicians, excellent staff, and there is a house band.

Performances begin at 9 PM.
Friday, October 15th, 2010 8:00 PM
University of Illinois
Courtyard Cafe
The Illini Union
Champaign, IL 61826
Price: FREE
Friday, October 1st, 2010 8:15 PM
Two Way Street Coffee House
40th Anniversary Last Thursday Showcase
1047 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720
http://www.twowaystreet.org
Price: $7
Double-bill, split-sets with Heather Styka (http://heather.styka.com). One hour and 30 minutes of music! Doors open at 7:30 PM. All ages.

The Two Way Street is located across from the Public Library, in downtown Downers Grove, one block west of Main Street, and one block south of the Metra railroad tracks. It is located inside the First Congregational Church, which is a large, red brick building at the southeast corner of Curtiss Street and Forest Avenue.
Saturday, September 25th, 2010 8:00 PM
Glenbard East Homecoming Dance
Performing in the Acoustic Cafe
1014 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
http://glenbardeast.org
Price: Dance Admission
If you're looking for something a little quieter than your typical DJ dance music, Jay will be performing with friend and East teacher Chris Van Den Berg for over two hours in the Acoustic Cafe (in the cafeteria). Chill out to old favorites and originals, enjoy a drink and the candlelit atmosphere.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 6:00 PM
Catfish Studio
Recording the New Album!
Lombard, IL
http://studiocatfish.com/
Monday, September 13th, 2010 6:00 PM
Catfish Studio
Recording the New Album!
Lombard, IL
http://studiocatfish.com

For information about how you can be a part of these sessions, listening in on the day's work and receiving album credit, please email me: jaymathes [at] jaymathes [dot] com.

A special bonus edition of this new record will feature a companion DVD with live, in-studio performance footage and a "making of" short.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 6:00 PM
Bloomingdale Art in the Park
Old Town Park
Lake and Bloomingdale Roads
Bloomingdale, IL
http://bloomingdaleparks.org/
Price: FREE
Performing from 6-8 PM, this event features visual art and entertainment by local area artists. Jay's show will feature his new, electronic live-looping.
Friday, May 14th, 2010 1:00 PM
Columbia College Manifest Festival
The Wong Center
623 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
http://www2.colum.edu/manifest/main
Price: Free
Performing with my iMac for the first time ever, I'll be triggering samples, live looping, and playing piano and guitars. The Wong Center, formerly called the Hokin Center, is located just North of Harrison Street.
Friday, March 19th, 2010 8:00 PM
Cuvee Cellars
545 S. Spring Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-833-2300
http://cuveecellars.com
Solo/Acoustic. Live music from 8-11 PM.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 11:00 PM
Norton Creek Elementary School
Songwriting Presentation and Performance
2033 Smith Road
West Chicago, IL 60185
I will be presenting and performing at the school as a part of a series on the various uses of writing in the real-world.
Friday, January 29th, 2010 8:00 PM
Cuvee Cellars
545 S. Spring Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-833-2300
http://cuveecellars.com
Price: FREE
Solo/Acoustic. Live music from 8-11 PM.
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 9:30 PM
Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
http://www.heartlandcafe.com/rl_index.htm
Price: $5
Solo/Acoustic
Ages 21 and over.
With Eli Rogers (10:30 PM)
Sunday, October 11th, 2009 8:00 PM
Red River Gorge
Jam Session at Miguel's
1890 Natural Bridge Rd
Slade, KY
Price: FREE
I'll be crimping my way up some sport routes this weekend, and plan to play a few tunes with my friends, hanging out at Miguel's. If you're in town, come hang out with us!
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 7:30 PM
Glenbard East Homecoming Dance
Acoustic Sets with Chris Van Den Berg
1014 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
http://glenbardeasths.org
Price: DANCE TICKET
From 7:30 to 10 PM, Jay and Chris V. will be playing acoustic sets in the cafe. This event is open to East students only - or guests of students - with ticket purchase.
Friday, September 25th, 2009 11:00 PM
Uncommon Ground
Singer/Songwriter Showcase
3800 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
http://uncommonground.com
Price: $5, or donations
Solo/Acoustic show with Kaci Bolls (Nashville, TN) performing at 10 PM

Sunday, August 30th, 2009 8:00 PM
Red Line Tap
Rogers Park
7000 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
www.myspace.com/redlinetap
Price: $5 Cover, Ages 21 and over
8 - 830: Janelle Kroll
8:40 - 9:10 Jay Mathes
9:20 - 9:50 Ricky Valente of Torpedo
10:00 - 10:30 J Bradley Collier
11:40 - 12:10 Dave Cavalier
Friday, August 21st, 2009 9:30 PM
The Elbo Room
Solo/Acoustic in the Upper Lounge
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
http://www.elboroomchicago.com
Price: $5, Ages 21 and over
Two sets. All originals.
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 7:00 PM
The Gap
Gap's 40th Birthday Bash
5732 Durand Ave.
Racine, WI 53406
(262) 554-9222
http://gap.com
Price: FREE, All Ages
Two hours of solo/acoustic music from Jay, free food,
and plenty of give-aways from The Gap.
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 9:15 PM
The Elbo Room
Solo/Acoustic in the Lounge
2871 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 549-5549
http://www.elboroomchicago.com
Price: $5, Ages 21 and over
Performing two, 45-minute sets beginning at 9:15 PM.
Friday, July 31st, 2009 9:00 PM
Lilly's
One-Hour Acoustic Set
2515 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
http://www.myspace.com/lillysbarmusic
Price: $6, Ages 21 and over
With Drew McClaren performing from 8-9 PM.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 8:00 PM
Walter Payton's Roundhouse
Screaming Beaver Presents...
205 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
Price: $6, 21+
8p-8:30p: Steve Chambers
8:45p-9:15p: Mer
9:30p-10p:Jay Mathes
10:15-10:45: Jeremy Keen
Saturday, June 20th, 2009 5:00 PM
Chow with the Chief
New Covenant Church at
The O'Donnell House
Naperville, IL
Price: Free, Open to the Public
solo/acoustic
Friday, June 19th, 2009 8:00 PM
Glimmer Album Showcase
La Spiaza Coffeehouse
112 N. Main St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
http://myspace.com/laspiaza
Price: Donations
Solo/Acoustic
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 1:45 PM
Lombard Art Festival
West of Main St. and St. Charles Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: FREE
solo/acoustic.

Hang out in downtown Lombard and check out local and regional art of all kinds. Special thanks to Jamie of the Lombard Town Centre committee for inviting me to perform!



Saturday, March 28th, 2009 8:30 PM
Earth Hour: At the City Suites Hotel
933 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
http://cityinns.com/citysuites/
Price: FREE
An Unplugged Earth Hour Concert. Solo/Acoustic. Earthhour.org. Enjoy great music. Conserve energy.


Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 9:00 PM
Carroll University
Waukesha, WI 53186
http://www.cc.edu/
Price: FREE
Solo/Acoustic. Special thanks to Lauren Shilt for setting this one up! More info TBA.




Saturday, February 7th, 2009 6:00 PM
BSA Troop 51 Spaghetti Dinner
First Church of Lombard
220 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: $7 adults; $5 kids and seniors
Solo/Acoustic. I'll be performing two, short sets at 6:30 and 7:15 PM. Come hang out, eat some food, and support scouting in the community.




Saturday, January 31st, 2009 8:00 PM
La Spiaza
114 N. Main St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
http://myspace.com/laspiaza
Price: Tips
Solo/Acoustic



Saturday, January 10th, 2009 10:00 PM
Risque Cafe
w/ Brandon Briggs
3419 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-7711
Price: No cover; $2 beer special!
Solo/Acoustic. First performance, ever, at Risque Cafe! Brandon and I will be trading sets until midnight.



Friday, December 5th, 2008 7:00 PM
Grace Church
With Restoration Project
Gladstone, MI
Friday, November 14th, 2008 8:00 PM
La Spiaza - NEW DATE!
114 N. Main. St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
http://myspace.com/laspiaza
Price: FREE
NEW DATE! The Oct. 24th La Spiaza show is CANCELED!
Come chill, drink some coffee, and listen to some tunes at this small, local coffee drag. Because this is a free show, show your support by buying something!


Friday, October 24th, 2008 8:00 PM
La Spiaza - CANCELLED!
Local Show!
114 N. Main St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
http://myspace.com/laspiaza
Price: FREE
Come chill, drink some coffee, and listen to some tunes at this small local drag. Because this is a free show, show your support and buy a CD!


Saturday, September 27th, 2008 7:30 PM
Glenbard East High School
Homecoming Dance
1014 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
http://www.glenbardeasths.org/
Performing on the coffeehouse side stage during the Homecoming Dance. Performing with Chris Van Den Berg and friends.
Monday, September 15th, 2008 10:00 AM
Live on 91.5 FM WBIM Bridgewater
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325
On-air interview and performance with Stephanie of Bridgewater State College's WBIM. September 2008 Tour.


Monday, September 15th, 2008 7:00 PM
Bridgwater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Solo/Acoustic show. September 2008 Tour.


Sunday, September 14th, 2008 7:00 PM
Yale University / RUF
Bingham Hall
New Haven, CT 06510
Price: FREE
Solo/Acoustic. Performing originals and hymns for 35 minutes, and leading three hymns during the weekly, RUF Bible study.


Saturday, September 13th, 2008 7:30 PM
Borders Books and Music
3466 Mayfield Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
216.291.8605
Price: Pass the hat.
Solo/Acoustic. First-ever Cleveland show! September 2008 Tour.


Friday, September 12th, 2008 8:00 PM
Indiana Wesleyan University
Noah's
3754 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953
765.674.5010
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marion-IN/Noahs/20634532608
Price: $3, or $2 with a can of food
Solo/Acoustic. With Joshua Masters and Zach Melton (of Rodeo Ruby Love). September 2008 Tour.


Thursday, September 11th, 2008 12:00 PM
Follett's Bookstore
Wright and Green Streets
Champaign, IL 61826
Price: FREE
Tunes at noon 'meet and greet" and solo/acoustic show. September 2008 Tour kick-off.


Thursday, September 11th, 2008 8:00 PM
University of Illinois
The Courtyard Cafe
Champaign, IL 61826
Price: $3 w/ ID; $5 public
Acoustic show. With Future Kings of Nowhere. September 2008 Tour.


Saturday, April 19th, 2008 6:30 PM
Restoration Project CD Release Concert
w/ Sleeping At Last

College Church
332 E. Seminary Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
http://ccartfestival.com
Price: $12
Doors open at 6:30. Sleeping At Last Headlines, after Restoration Project with Jay Mathes perform. The Art Festival runs all day, and features visual and performing art from students and artists in the community. resproj.com


Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 8:00 PM
Campus Crusade
Elmhurst College - The Chaplain's House
Elmhurst, IL
Price: FREE
I'll be playing from 8-9 PM and sharing a bit about my life and the impact of friends, love, and truth.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008 10:00 PM
Risque Cafe
w/ Brandon Briggs
3419 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-7711
Price: No cover charge; $2 beer special
First performance, ever, at Risque Cafe in Wrigleyville! Brandon Briggs and I will be splitting the night, performing, switching off throughout the night until midnight.
Saturday, October 27th, 2007 3:00 PM
Homecoming Show
Follett's Bookstore at University of Illinois
Urbana, IL
Price: FREE
The homecoming game starts at 11 AM. Jay plays at 3 PM, or immediately following the game, if later.
Saturday, October 6th, 2007 7:30 PM
Homecoming Dance
Glenbard East High School
Lombard, IL 60148
Jay will play solo/acoustic for a few hours in the cafe, tag-teaming with teacher, Chris Vandenberg.

Friday, July 27th, 2007 8:15 PM
Storytellers Show
Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
http://twowaystreet.org
Price: $5
I'll be sharing new music and talking about how I wrote the songs and what inspired me. Located in the basement of First Congregational Church, across from the public library.

Saturday, June 16th, 2007 11:00 AM
Music on Main
Presented by the Downtown Glen Ellyn Alliance
The corner of Forest and Crescent, Downtown
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Price: FREE
Jay will be performing in the sunshine for two hours, as a part of the first annual Music on Main Concert Series! Solo/Acoustic.
Sunday, June 10th, 2007 1:30 PM
Columbia College Presents...
Printer's Row Festival
Southloop, Dearborn and Harrison
Chicago, IL
http://www.chicagotribune.com/about/custom/events/printersrow/
Price: FREE
Jay will play for one hour under the Columbia College Tent. Come and listen, and hang with Jay as he plays a few tunes - some new, some classic originals.
Saturday, March 31st, 2007 9:15 PM
Screaming Beaver Records Presents...
The Fat Bean Coffeehouse
2959 Artesian Rd.
Naperville, IL
http://fatbean.com
Price: $6
With performances by:
Eric Lutz (7:45)
Winter is Broken (8:30)
Jay Mathes Band (9:15)
Dashney (10:00)
Monday, March 12th, 2007 8:30 PM
Featured Artist Performance
Green Leaf Coffeehouse
2400 S. Eola Rd.
Aurora, IL
630-851-8410
Price: $4 (incl. drink); Tips go to Jay
Jay plays for a 30 minute feature during the weekly open mic, promoted by Screaming Beaver Records.
Friday, November 17th, 2006 7:00 PM
Roosevelt University
The Loop Reunion Show
425 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Come see the Jay Mathes Band rock out for two 40 minute sets!
Saturday, November 4th, 2006 8:15 PM
La Spiaza
AUTUMN ROCKS! A Night of True Tunes
114 S. Main St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Price: $4
Featuring Jay Mathes, with Daniel Hautamaki and other musicians. With other area bands - acoustic style!
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 9:00 PM
Northbeach
Screaming Beaver Records Presents...
1211 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL
http://northbeachclub.com
Price: $5 Cover, 21+
With bands Kicked Off Edison (9-9:30), Myllhouse (9:45-10:15), Jay Mathes - BAND! (10:30-11)
Saturday, October 7th, 2006 7:30 PM
Homecoming Dance
Glenbard East High School
1014 South Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
Jay will be performing two sets between 7:30-10 PM. Support: Chris Vandenburg.
Friday, October 6th, 2006 8:30 PM
GoJangle1 Live Music Lounge
3407 North Clark St., above Fiesta Cantina Restaurant
Chicago, IL
Price: $6 Cover, 21+
With four other acoustic acts! Solo/Acoustic.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 11:30 PM
The Pint Bar
NEW TIME!
1547 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-772-0990
http://pintbar.com
GoJangle Feature Night. Solo/Acoustic.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 7:00 PM
Toys for Tots Benefit Show
Green Leaf Coffe Shop
2400 S. Eola Rd
Aurora, IL 60504
Price: $4
With additional performances by: Ryan Dengel (7 PM) and The Standard Form of Falling (8:30 PM). Jay plays from 7:45-8:15 PM. Presented by Screaming Beaver Records
Saturday, September 16th, 2006 7:00 PM
Lombard Unleashed!
Lilacia Park
Maple St. and Park Ave., Next to Helen Plum Library
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-7322
Price: Unknown
Please call the Lombard Park District for more information about this event: (630) 620-7322. What I do know is that I'll be playing solo from 7-9 PM, and that it will cost a few bucks. Art from local artists will be featured.
Saturday, August 5th, 2006 8:00 AM
Downers Grove Farmers Market
At the Corners of Burlington and Main St.
Downers Grove, IL
Price: Tips
Jay plays from 8-11 am. Come out! Wake up, rise and shine!
Monday, July 31st, 2006 7:00 PM
Green Leaf Coffeehouse
Open Mic Features Artist
2400 S. Eola Rd
Aurora, IL
Price: $4 Cover
Featured Artist gets paid in tips. 30 min. set.
Saturday, July 29th, 2006 7:15 PM
Battle Extravaganza 2006 (Battle of the Bands)
Fat Bean Coffeehouse - THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED!
2959 Artesian Rd.
Naperville, IL
Price: $6
CANCELLED! WE WILL NOT BE PERFORMING DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT! SORRY TO THOSE OF YOU WHO PLANNED ON SUPPORTING US AT THIS ONE.
Monday, July 24th, 2006 8:00 PM
Books Alive!
Double Book and CD Signing Performance - THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED!
209 W. Indiana Ave
Chesterton, In 46304
219-926-2581
Price: Free
Solo/Acoustic. DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OUT OF OUR CONTROL.
Saturday, July 22nd, 2006 7:30 PM
Borders Books and Music
DeKalb, IL
Price: Tips. Buy some merch!
Solo/Acoustic
Friday, June 16th, 2006 8:00 PM
Borders Books and Music
15260 S. LaGrange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60462
708-460-7566
Price: Free
Solo/Acoustic
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 6:15 PM
Teen Fiesta, Ole! (Summerfest)
College Church Gym
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Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 6:15 PM
Teen Fiesta, Ole! (Summerfest)
College Church Gym
-
Monday, June 12th, 2006 5:15 PM
Summerfest
College Church
330 E. Seminary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-668-0878
http://college-church.org
Price: Free, Buy Food Tix @ the tent
Jay will be performing at 5:15 PM (come for dinner) as well as 8:30 PM (come for dessert), as a part of College Church's annual summer festival. All are welcome.
Monday, June 12th, 2006 6:15 PM
Teen Fiesta, Ole! (Summerfest)
College Church
330 E. Seminary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-668-0878
http://college-church.org
Price: Free
Jay's band will be performing June 12, 13, and 14 for high school and junior high students in the gym. All are welcome. Performing during other teen festival activities, incuding: snacks, ping-pong, video games, Mexican art.
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 2:15 PM
Printers Row Book Fair
@ the performance tent
South Loop - Corners of Harrison and Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605
Price: Free
Jay will be performing a one-hour solo/acoustic set during the festival. Check back here soon! Jay may also play an extra-long set on Sunday, beginning at 2:15!
Monday, May 22nd, 2006 7:00 PM
Green Leaf Coffeehouse
Featured Artist during the Open Mic
2400 S. Eola Rd
Aurora, IL
Price: $4 Cover
Open mic starts at 7 PM. I'll play for 30 Min. beginning at 8:30 PM. The featured artist (me) plays for tips above and beyond the cover charge. ALL MERCH WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS SHOW!


Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 8:30 PM
Heartland Cafe
7000 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL
773-465-8005
http://www.heartlandcafe.com/
Price: $5, 18+
With Nicole Fedanzo



Friday, March 24th, 2006 8:00 PM
Arbor Vitae Java and Juice
111 W. Jackson
Naperville, IL
Price: Tips - Be Generous!
This is going to be a casual show. Come out, listen to some chill music - acoustic style, and eat and drink.

Saturday, March 11th, 2006 8:00 PM
Borders Books and Music
101 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL
630.871.9595
Price: Free, Buy the new CD or a shirt!

Friday, February 24th, 2006
The House
With: Locriation and NYCO
263 E. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-787-9547
Price: $5 Cover
Jay Play's @ 9 PM

Saturday, February 11th, 2006 7:00 PM
Borders
McHenry, IL

Friday, February 3rd, 2006 7:00 PM
LOVE SAID CD RELEASE CONCERT
WHEATON GRAND THEATER
123 N. Hale St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Price: $7, includes $5 off Jay's merch.
Featuring performances by:
Michael Patti and Something Ordinary

Saturday, January 21st, 2006 8:00 PM
Borders
LaGrange, IL

Saturday, January 14th, 2006 7:00 PM
Borders
Wheaton, IL

Saturday, January 7th, 2006 7:00 PM
Borders
DeKalb, IL

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 7:30 PM
Jay Mathes in Concert
La Spiaza
114 N. Main St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Price: Free!
Free, so buy our new T-Shirt!

Saturday, November 26th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
12-2

Friday, November 25th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2

Saturday, November 19th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
12-2

Friday, November 18th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 11:30 AM
College of DuPage
In SRC 1740 - Near the Billiard Room!
Glen Ellyn, IL
Price: FREE, but buy one of our new T's
Special thanks to Kristen Shilt for setting this one up!

Saturday, November 12th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
12-2

Friday, November 11th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2

Saturday, November 5th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
12-2

Saturday, October 29th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
12-2


Friday, October 28th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2


Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2


Friday, October 21st, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2


Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2


Friday, October 14th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2


Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2




Saturday, October 8th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
12-2

Friday, October 7th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2


Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2


Saturday, September 24th, 2005 9:00 PM
Fat Bean Coffeehouse
On Route 59 at 87th Street, Across from Walgreens
Naperville, IL
630.922.9821
http://fatbean.com
Price: $5, includes a drink
Also performing: The Cosmonauts and Brian Starr


Saturday, September 17th, 2005 9:00 AM
Downers Grove Farmers Market
At the Corners of Burlington and Main St.
Downtown!
Downers Grove, IL
8 AM - 11 AM. Buy and eat some great kettle corn and fresssshhhh fruit.


Saturday, September 17th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly's Sandwich Works
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
12-2 PM


Friday, September 16th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2 PM


Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly's Sanwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
12-2 PM


Saturday, September 10th, 2005 12:00 PM
NEW LOCATION! - Potbelly's Sandwich Works Lombard
2830 South Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
Price: FREE
(Highland Ave and Butterfield Rd.) Performing from 12-2 PM.




Friday, September 9th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly's Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL


Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly's Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
Price: FREE
If you need good food and background music, this is the place. If you need a good dose of Jay Mathes tunes, opt for a concert at a performance-oriented venue. Performing from 12-2 PM for sandwich lovers and hardcore fans.


Friday, September 2nd, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly's Sandwich Works
740 N. Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
Price: FREE
At the corners of Deerfield Rd. and Waukegan Rd. in downtown Deerfield, IL. If you're looking for great sandwiches and background music, look no further than Potbelly's. These performances are strictly background music. Performing from 12-2 PM.


Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly's Sandwich Works
740 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
Price: FREE
At the corners of Deerfield Rd. and Waukegan Rd. in downtown Deerfield, IL. If you're looking for great sandwiches and background music, look no further than Potbelly's. These performances are strictly background music. Performing from 12-2 PM.


Tuesday, August 16th, 2005 9:00 PM
North Beach
With Joel Abraham and Karl Paulsen
1211 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL
630-690-4386
http://northbeachclub.com
Price: $5
If you haven't heard Jay in "trio form", you have to check this show out! Only one catch: you have to be 21 to get in. When you get there, say you're there to see Jay Mathes perform. I love you all, though, and I'll make it up to the rest of you! Other bands performing include: Highway J and Kills Thirst.

Friday, August 12th, 2005 12:00 PM
Potbelly's Sandwich Works
740 N. Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL
Price: Free! Eat a Sandwich!
I'll be playing for just an hour, and it will be more about hanging out than performing a concert. Potbelly's can sometimes get loud during lunch, so if you come on out, don't expect your typical, house-concert-esque setting!

Saturday, July 30th, 2005 9:00 AM
Downers Grove Farmers Market
Details to Follow
Friday, March 18th, 2005 8:30 PM
Fat Bean Coffeehouse
New Details! Opening for Triptii and The Translation
2959 Artesian Rd.
Naperville, IL 60543
http://www.fatbean.com
Price: $6, includes a drink + a tip jar
If you haven't checked out Triptii or The Translation, you should! Both of these bands have killer songs, and their live shows are some of the best I've seen.

This place is a little tricky to find. I passed it up the first time I went there! It's really on Rt. 59 by the Walgreens.

If you have any trouble finding the place, you can call their phone: 630-922-9821.

All Ages, of course.

I'd like to give a special thanks to Tim T. for booking me here. Him and I have been in contact for a while about doing a show, and we finally connected!
Friday, December 17th, 2004 8:00 PM
San Diego Tour 2004
Twigg's Coffeehouse
San Diego, CA
http://www.twiggs.org
Price: $8
More details to follow! For all of my San Diego fans, make sure you tell everyone
you know to come on out. From what I hear, Twiggs is one of the best acoustic venues in SD.
Saturday, December 11th, 2004 7:30 PM
Holiday Concert
La Spiaza
114 S. Main Street
Wheaton, IL
Price: TBA
With special jazz musician guests! I am compiling a combo of jazz friends of mine from
Columbia College to perform this special event!

Half of the musical selections for the evening will be Christmas songs, the other half,
my original pieces.



Friday, November 12th, 2004 8:00 PM
Last-Minute Performance Addition!
Sanctuary Cafe
1006 S. Gillick
Park Ridge, IL
http://sanctuarycafe.org
Price: Playing for Tips
This cozy venue is located in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, located
1 block northwest of Cumberland and Talcott, in Park Ridge, IL.

Free to get in, but the only money I'm getting for this performance will be from
tips! Ante up! (please.)




Friday, October 15th, 2004 8:00 PM
La Spiaza
114 N. Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Price: Play for Tips
Friday, October 1st, 2004 8:00 PM
La Spiaza
114 N. Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Price: Play for Tips


Friday, September 24th, 2004 8:00 PM
La Spiaza
114 N. Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Price: $Tips Appreciated
Come join Jay, Ryan Chandler (drums), and others for a night of great music. We'll be playing to the wonderful Friday night Wheaton College crowd.

Because there is no cover for these concerts, tips are always appreciated by Jay and his musician friends. We'll have CDs at special prices on these nights.


Friday, September 17th, 2004 8:00 PM
Sanctuary Cafe
1006 Gillick St.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
http://sanctuarycafe.org
Price: Donations Appreciated
This cozy venue is located in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, located 1 block northwest of Cumberland and Talcott, in Park Ridge, IL.

Again, it's free to get in. Ryan Chandler will be joining Jay on drums, along with Mike Mkrtschjan, Jay's younger brother, on background vocals.

Thanks to Paster Fred Nelson for setting up this quick-approaching performance.


Saturday, July 10th, 2004 8:00 AM
Downers Grove Farmers Market
Burlington and Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
Price: FREE
Come here me perform during the farmers market from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Come buy for some great music... and to buy an apple or some other delicious snack. I will be taking tips, as well as selling merchandise.
Friday, June 11th, 2004 7:00 PM
Suburban Pre-Release Party, Show
Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
http://twowaystreet.org
Price: $5
Two Way Street is one of my all-time favorite venues to perform in! It is truly a listening room, where fans come to hear music, not just mingle with their friends, with music in the background.

I am excited to return for an exclusive suburban pre-release concert at 2WS. Get the new album, Commit, at the show because you won't find it in stores until September!

For Directions, go here: http://www.twowaystreet.org/map.html
Friday, May 28th, 2004 8:00 PM
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Sanctuary Cafe
1006 Gillick
Park Ridge, IL 60068
http://www.sanctuarycafe.org/
Price: $5
Go to their website for directions and to print out a coffee coupon!

Here's there phone: 847-823-3634
Friday, May 21st, 2004 7:00 PM
CD Pre-release Party and Performance
Gourmand Coffeehouse
728 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL
Price: Free
Come celebrate the completion of Jay Mathes' new album, Commit, at Gourmand! CDs will be exclusively available at this pre-release party for $10! Get the new CD online, exclusively at Jaymathes.com and CDBaby.com, until the album's official release in September, 2004.

Featuring a guest performance by soul/R&B artist Melody Angel. Jay Mathes will be performing with guests Andrea Haupt (background vocals) and Tony Dellumo (percussion).
Friday, April 30th, 2004 8:00 PM
Between Two Cultures
Hokin Annex @ Columbia College
623 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL
This event is put on by the International Student Organization @ Columbia College. It is an event to help raise funds for an international student scholarship at the school. This event is about blending world cultures in America.
Thursday, April 29th, 2004 6:00 PM
Whammy Awards Open Mic Comp
Hokin Annex @ Columbia College
623 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL
Price: Free
Come support Jay as he competes for prizes! This event is sponsored by Student Organizations Council @ Columbia.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 8:00 PM
Whammy Awards Open Mic Competition
Hokin Annex
623 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
Price: FREE
I just hooked up with this competition a couple of weeks ago. It's going to be great! I don't know what I win, if I do, but I could certainly use some cheers... I'll play a medley-type with several songs meshed into one.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 10:00 PM
Return Show
Elbo Room
2871 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL
http://elboroomchicago.com
Price: $5
21+

This is a great venue! I love the people and the atmosphere. If you don't want to come to hear the music (but you do), I'd come just to sit in the place!

I need everyone to show up at this show! The turn out was good for the last one, but it could have been better!

I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar, as well as new, faces!

Directions are here: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=2871%20N%2e%20Lincoln&city=Chicago&state=IL&county=Cook&country=US
Thursday, January 15th, 2004 8:00 PM
Elbo Room
First-time show! Make it Count!
2871 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL
http://elboroomchicago.com
Price: $5
This is going to be an amazing performance! I need all of the support I can get for this one! With a great turn-out, I'll be put on the bill for a Friday or Saturday. Eventually, I'd like to headline this place! For anyone that comes to see me perform, I'll give away a free Jay Mathes T-shirt!

Click here for a map: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=2871%20N%2e%20Lincoln&city=Chicago&state=IL&county=Cook&country=US
Friday, December 19th, 2003 10:00 PM
Triple D's
1902 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL
Price: $5
With Something Ordinary and Faceless. Great show!
Friday, November 21st, 2003 9:00 PM
Gallery Cabaret
Triple Bill
2020 N. Oakley
Chicago, IL
Price: Free
This is a Triple Bill with Michael Plishka and Debe Welch. Debe seems to be a fairly prominent performer around town, so I expect there to be a decent crowd. Michael has also been a big advocate for local artists. He's the one who set this show up. I'm also looking forward to seeing a few of my old High School teachers there - Go Chris Vandenburg!
Saturday, November 15th, 2003 6:00 PM
Family Christian Bookstore
Return Show with Ryan Chandler on Drums
Roosevelt Rd. next to Cub Foods
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: Free
This is going to be a great show! With Ryan back on drums (he recorded with me this summer), we're going to rock this joint! We expect between 40 and 60 people to show up for this one.
Sunday, October 12th, 2003 4:30 PM
Landmark Arts
Monthly Gallery Showcase
841 Randolph
Chicago, IL
Price: Donations Accepted
This is a great artsy area of town! Great outside courtyard with a stage. This place really puts you back in the 1700's, with the cobblestone alley, but inside it's sharp and classy. Come check this place out. If not for me, then for the art. And if not for the art, for the building and decor!
Sunday, August 17th, 2003 9:00 PM
Uncommon Ground
1214 W. Grace
Chicago, IL
http://uncommonground.com
Price: $3
Wednesday, August 6th, 2003 9:30 PM
Double Bill with Andy Shaw
Bird's Nest
2500 N. Southport
Chicago, IL
Price: $4 Cover
I'll be performing for roughly an hour at this Chicago bar. It's my first time performing here, so let's make it a great night. Come check out my fellow Chicago songwriter Andy Shaw. He'll be on at 11 p.m.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 12:00 PM
"Tunes at Noon" Series
DePaul Music Mart
333 S. State Street
Chicago, IL
Price: FREE
I will be performing a one hour set. This is the first time I'll be performing for "Tunes at Noon", but I hope it turns out to be a great opportunity. Directions are easy: Take I-290 into downtown. Turn left onto State St. But you may have problems parking (to say the least, seeing as it is fireworks day). The best bet is to take the train in the morning and spend the day downtown! See you there. Call me with any other questions.
Friday, June 6th, 2003 7:00 PM
NEWLY ADDED!
Funky Java Coffeehouse
40 S. Villa (Corner of Villa and St. Charles)
Villa Park, IL
Price: FREE
Please join us for a late addition to the performance schedule! Join us as we say goodbye to a great local band, Three Man Quartet, as two of their members move to Texas! I'll perform for 20 minutes, just a short set. Funky Java's phone number is: 630-833-2833, if you have any questions.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2003 5:30 PM
Between Two Cultures
Columbia College Dance Center
1306 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Price: $3
This event is a fundraiser for Columbia's International Student Organization. Money will go towards an international student scholarship at Columbia, because international students are not eligible to apply for most Columbia scholarships.

Please come out and show your support. There will be a reception after the show - food and drinks.

If you haven't been to the Dance Center yet, check it out. It's a really cool building that everybody has heard of but nobody has visited.
Saturday, April 5th, 2003 9:00 PM
Newly Added!
Blue Shift Coffee House
332 East Seminary Avenue
Wheaton, IL
Price: $3
Performances will be in Welsh Hall. Enter off of the north parking lot of College Church.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 7:00 PM
CUMA Halloween Dance Party
Columbia College Connoway Center
1104 South Wabash
Chicago, IL
Price: Free
Jay will perform around 9 pm, only for about 10 minutes! But he is only 1 of 2 featured performers for the night! This Halloween Bash includes a DJ from 7-11 pm, including prizes for costumes, free food, and much more!
Friday, October 18th, 2002 7:00 PM
Key Club Benefit
Blue Cup Coffeehouse
545 S. Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
Price: $5
Held at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, at the corner of Ardmore and Washington.

The Key Club is a special student organization at Willowbrook High School.
Sunday, October 13th, 2002 8:00 PM
Return Performance
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. block of Clark St.
Chicago, IL
http://www.uncommonground.com
Price: Donations appreciated
This is Jay's second time back to Uncommon Ground and he's slowly gaining ground in Chicago. Check him out at one of his favorite places to play. No smoking!
Saturday, September 28th, 2002 7:00 PM
American Music Driveway Tour Finale
Dairy Queen
205 Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: FREE
With: Something Ordinary

This is the last weekend that DQ will be open for the season! Join us as we rock Main St and Maple in Lombard to say farewell to DQ for the season! Several performers will knock the American Music Driveway Tour into infamy!
Friday, September 27th, 2002 8:00 PM
Wheaton First Performance
La Spiaza
114 N. Main St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Price: Donations Appreciated
This great venue is small, but and we can pack a lot of people in. Prepare to here some great new music, Wheaton.
Saturday, September 21st, 2002 1:00 PM
American Music Driveway Tour
Board Dog Skate Shop
7 S. Park Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: FREE
Jay Mathes and Swiftly Running Records supports skateboarding everywhere! Join us at the shop for a great show. Bands performing, TBA.

With: Something Ordinary
Saturday, September 14th, 2002 7:00 PM
American Music Driveway Tour
Northwest Church of God Parking Lot
6333 w. Belmont
Chicago, IL
Price: FREE
With: Something Ordinary and Elenie Dimoulis

8 blocks east of Harlem, on Belmont.

Hear the American sounds of Jay Mathes and Something Ordinary for the tour's only Chicago performance! Hang out, have fun, listen to great music.
Saturday, September 7th, 2002 1:00 PM
American Music Driveway Tour
Jason's House
419 Meadow
Lombard, IL 60148
http://jaymathes.com/newssrr.com
Price: Free
With: Roy G. Biv, Second Hand Bicycle, Something Ordinary, Elenie Dimoulis, 3 Man Quartet, Morningside Drive, and The Red Jacket

The entire Driveway Tour culminates to this one, all-day event. Here a half-dozen local bands and chill out for the day.
Saturday, August 31st, 2002 1:00 PM
American Music Driveway Tour
VENUE CHANGE! The Smith's House
506 Edson (1 block west of previous location)
Lombard, IL 60148
http://jaymathes.com/newssrr.html
Price: Free
With Shawn Kellner

Directions from 557 Brewster (old location) to 506 Edson (new location): take Brewster st. South to Edson, Turn right. 506 is down 1/2 block on the left.

The American Music Driveway Tour continues...
Friday, August 30th, 2002 7:00 PM
American Music Driveway Tour
The Haupt's Driveway
635 Hiawatha
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Price: FREE
With Shawn Kellner

Rock Carol Stream! The Driveway Tour continues...
Saturday, August 10th, 2002 7:00 PM
Cancer Benefit Program
Lutheran Church of the Master
580 Kuhn Rd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Price: Donations Requested
Carrie Jenkins has lymphoma. She's 19 years old and severely needs money to receive a stem cell transplant. Donations will be given directly to Carrie's family and the church will match the total donation amount. Proceeds from CD sales will also go to Carrie's family.
Friday, August 9th, 2002 7:00 PM
American Music Driveway Tour Kick-off
Jay Mathes' Home Driveway
419 Meadow
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: Donations accepted
This is the first performance of the American Music Driveway Tour. Jay Mathes is working with Swiftly Running Records to put it together. Local artists will be performing on residential and business driveways and parking lots all over the Chicago area! This first performance will include artists Gary Stanton, Shawn Kellner, and, of course, Jay! Check out garystanton.com or Shawn's website, skmusic.cjb.net.
Friday, June 14th, 2002 8:00 PM
Borders Books Regional Tour Performance
Borders Books and Music
15260 S La Grange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60462
Price: $FREE
more info to come!
Saturday, June 8th, 2002 7:00 PM
Turn This Town Around Performance
Local Showcase
Downtown Lombard
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: $FREE
I'll be performing with two other local bands, the last I heard, possibly with Plain White T's and another college-aged group. More information on its way!
Friday, June 7th, 2002 8:00 PM
Borders Books Regional Tour Performance
Borders Books and Music
10135 Indianapolis Blvd.
Highland, IN 46322
Price: $FREE
more info to come!
Friday, May 24th, 2002 8:00 PM
Borders Books Regional Tour Performance
Borders Books and Music
7100 W Forest Preserve Ave.
Norridge, IL 60706
http://www.bordersstores.com
Price: $FREE
more info to come!
Saturday, May 18th, 2002 8:00 PM
Borders Books Regional Tour Performance
Borders Books and Music
1144 LAKE Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
http://www.bordersstores.com
Price: $FREE
More info to come!
Friday, May 10th, 2002 8:00 PM
Borders Books Regional Tour Performance
Borders Books and Music
1500 16TH Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
http://www.bordersstores.com
Price: $FREE
more info coming soon!
Saturday, April 20th, 2002 7:45 PM
Welcome Back Show
Celebrate Jesus Coffeehouse
305 Circle Ave
Forest Park, IL
Price: $2.00
located in the gym of St. John Lutheran 305 Circle Ave. Forest Park. If you are coming from the 290 Eisenhower Expy get off at Harlem Ave and go North 2 stop lights to Madison Ave. Turn left on to Madison and go to the first stop light (about 2 or 3 blocks) that's Circle Ave. Turn right on to Circle and go a block and turn into the parking lot on your left. Go through the big black metal fence and enter at the arched doorway.

FREE refreshments....coffee, tea, lemonade and cookie
Friday, April 19th, 2002 7:00 PM
Support T.R.U.T.H. performance
TRUTH Benefit Concert
Glenbard East High School
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: $1 can of food or 3 dollars
This performance, at Glenbard East High School, on Main Street in Lombard is helping to raise money for a local homeless shelter. Bring in a canned good and admission is free. Please help us in making this concert a great success. Invite friends, relatives, youth groups, and anyone else you know to attend!
Sunday, April 14th, 2002 7:00 PM
First Time Premier
Uncommon Ground
1214 W. Grace Street
Chicago, IL 60613
http://www.uncommonground.com
Price: $FREE
Directions
1. From I-90/94, the Kennedy, get off at Armitage, turn right.
2. Turn left on to Ashland (north)
3. Take Ashland to Grace St., turn right.
4. Take Grace to Southport, turn left and then quick right to get back on to Grace again.
5. Take this Grace to Uncommon Ground, about 4 blocks down.
Friday, March 22nd, 2002 7:30 PM
In-store Performance
Family Christian Stores
523 Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
Price: $FREE
Come check out Jay perform live and buy his new CD if you don't have it already!

Family Christian Bookstore is located next to Office Depot and Cub Foods, in the same strip mall. This performance is bound to be killer! It's the only scheduled performance during March!
Sunday, February 17th, 2002 9:15 PM
Second Time Around Show
Irish Eyes Bar
2519 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL
Price: $FREE
Sorry guys, this is a 21 and over deal.
Directions:
1: Start out going East on W FULLERTON AVE by turning left. 1.49 miles
2: Turn LEFT onto N SHEFFIELD AVE. 0.12 miles
3: Turn RIGHT onto W ALTGELD ST. 0.12 miles
4: Turn SHARP LEFT onto N LINCOLN AVE. 0.04 miles
Saturday, February 9th, 2002 2:00 PM
Release Concert
Board Dog Skate Shop
7 S. Park Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148
USA
http://www.jaymathes.com/bd12.html
Price: $0
Directions:
Main Street, Lombard to St. Charles Road
Turn West on to St. Charles.
Go 1 block to Park Avenue.
The best parking is to the North, the venue is 1/2 block to the South.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2002 9:00 PM
Premier Show
Irish Eyes Bar
2519 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL
Price: $FREE
Sorry guys, this is a 21 and over show.
Directions:
1: Start out going East on W FULLERTON AVE by turning left. 1.49 miles
2: Turn LEFT onto N SHEFFIELD AVE. 0.12 miles
3: Turn RIGHT onto W ALTGELD ST. 0.12 miles
4: Turn SHARP LEFT onto N LINCOLN AVE. 0.04 miles
Saturday, February 2nd, 2002 9:00 PM
Official CD Release Party
New Day Coffeehouse
15 S. Park Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148
USA
http://www.jaymathes.com/ND22.html
Price: $0
Directions:
Main Street, Lombard to St. Charles Road
Turn West on St. Charles.
Go 1 block west to Park Avenue.
The best parking is to the North, the venue is 1/2 block to the South.