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Upcoming Dates

  • February 1, 2019
  • Indiana CD Release Party
    Eat Restaurant
    5201 Hohman Ave
    Hammond, IN 46320
    U.S.A. [map]
  • 8:00 pm
  • TBA
  • February 2, 2019
  • CD RELEASE PARTY
    The Outta Space
    6840 32nd St.
    Berwyn, IL [map]
  • 8:00 pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • 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.

Past Dates

  • December 18, 2018
  • Grounds of Hope
    1047 Curtiss Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    630-969-9720 [map]
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • details+-
  • Weekly casual ecumenical service at the Downers Grove UCC for people who are freaked out by normal church. This will be my last one!

  • November 8, 2018
  • James Mccandless Tribute
    Fitzgerald Side Bar -James McCandless Tribute
    Chicago, IL 60601 [map]
  • 8:00 pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • October 9, 2018
  • Opening for Shawn Phillips
    The Evanston Space
    1245 Chicago Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60202
    (847) 492-8860 [map]
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • TBA
  • December 22, 2017
  • Escape the Holiday Madness Show
    Tobias Music
    5013 Fairview Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL 60515 [map]
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15
  • details+-
  • 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!

  • October 5, 2017
  • ROBOX
    International Black Film Festival of Nashville
    Nashville, TN [map]
  • details+-
  • THE FESTIVAL PREMIERE OF ROBOX, A DELIGHTFUL FANTASY FILM, WITH A SCORE BY KRISTIN COTTS

  • August 16, 2017
  • Kristin Cotts
    Two Way Street Coffee House
    1047 Curtiss Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    U.S.A. [map]
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Free
  • July 26, 2017
  • Kristin Cotts
    Two Way Street Coffee House
    1047 Curtiss Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    USA [map]
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Free
  • April 27, 2017
  • Women in Film Chicago: Composers Round Table
    About Face Theatre
    5252 N. Broadway
    Chicago, IL 60615
    USA [map]
  • 7:30
  • Free to WIFC members: $15 for non-members
  • details+-
  • I will be hosting a round table discussion about film music with Women in Film Chicago.

  • March 29, 2017
  • Grounds of Hope
    Two Way Street Coffee House
    1047 Curtiss St.
    Downers Grove, IL 60516 [map]
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Free
  • March 21, 2017
  • Women's History Month Special
    WDCB Folk Festival
    425 Fawell (WDCB) in Studen Services Center
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • December 21, 2016
  • Benefit for Standing Rock: Harriet Nzinga Plumpp and Kristin Cotts
    First Congregational UCC
    1047 Curtiss Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    USA [map]
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Freewill donation
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • December 5, 2016
  • Morning Shift with Tonia Sarabia
    WBEZ: Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • November 12, 2016
  • Uprooted: Concert Performance
    Concert Performance of my Musical Uprooted: First Congregational UCC
    1047 Curtiss
    Downers Grove, IL 60515 [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Suggested donations
  • details+-
  • 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!

     

     

  • October 18, 2016
  • Kristin Cotts Opening for Maria Muldaur
    The Evanston Space
    1245 Chicago Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Uni
    (847) 492-8860 [map]
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $16-$34
  • September 4, 2016
  • Kristin Cotts at Fox Valley Folk Festival
    Fox Valley Folk Festival
    Island Park
    Geneva, Illinois [map]
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • $20 suggested donation; $15 teens and seniors
  • details+-
  • The exact times and dates of this two day festival are TBD. I'll be in  Two Way Street's tent. 

  • August 24, 2016
  • Grounds of Hope
    1047 Curtiss Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    630-969-9720 [map]
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Free
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • May 13, 2016
  • People's Church Coffee House
    The People's Church
    941 W. Lawrence
    Chicago, IL 60640
    U.S
    (773)784-6633 [map]
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • December 13, 2015
  • HOLIDAY HOOT
    WDCB Holiday Hoot
    College of DuPage Student Services Center at 425 Fawell
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]
  • details+-
  • LOTS OF MUSIC! LOTS OF ARTISTS! LOTS OF FOOD!

  • December 12, 2015
  • Johnny Claus Holiday Show
    WLUW
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Free
  • details+-
  • 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

     

  • November 13, 2015
  • Opening for Dolly Varden
    Tobias Music
    5013 Fairview Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    United States
    (630) 960-2455 [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $20.00
  • details+-
  • Tickets available in advance through Tobias Music. Call (630) 960-2455.

  • October 23, 2015
  • Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival
    AMC River East 21- Breatkfast at Ina's-Chicago International Film Festival
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • October 22, 2015
  • Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival
    AMC River East 21-Breakfast at Ina's Chicago International Film Festival
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • TBA
  • October 18, 2015
  • Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival
    322 E. Illinois Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    United States
    630-969-9720 [map]
  • 3:30-5:30
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • July 3, 2015
  • Live at Two Way Street with Cellist Anne Patterson
    1047 Curtiss Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    630-969-9720 [map]
  • 8:15 p.m.
  • $7.00
  • details+-
  • 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!

  • June 9, 2015
  • Live on WDCB
    Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma
    90.9 FM www.wdcb.org
    [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • I'll be playing some fun songs on Lilli Kuzma's radio show "Folk Festival." Listen at 90.9 FM or www.wdcb.org.

  • May 17, 2015
  • Bob Dylan's Birthday Celebration
    Filament Theatre
    4041 N. MILWAUKEE AVE. CHICAGO, IL 60641
    Chicago, IL [map]
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • $15.00
  • details+-
  • Come hear a vast array of Dylan songs played in this lovely space.

  • March 13, 2015
  • New Playwrights Festival
    Vero Voce Theatre
    951 State Avenue
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    USA
    (630) 584-0139 [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $18.00 Gen. $15.00 Senior $9.00 Child
  • details+-
  • Runs March 13-15th. My play is called "Thinking Inside the Box" and stars Carl Zeitler as Sal.

     

    http://verovoce.com/theatre

  • December 2, 2014
  • WDCB Holiday Hoot
    College of DuPage Student Services Center at 425 Fawell
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • details+-
  • A wonderful holiday extravaganza featuring lots of fun music! More details to come!

  • October 14, 2014
  • Opening for Maria Muldaur
    The Evanston Space
    1245 Chicago Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Uni
    (847) 492-8860 [map]
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $17-$32
  • details+-
  • I'll be opening for the legendary Maria Muldaur at this beautiful Chicago venue!

  • September 13, 2014
  • Tribute to James McCandless
    Friendly Tap
    6733 Roosevelt Road
    Berwyn, IL [map]
  • 9:00 p.m.
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • June 28, 2014
  • Independent Songwriters Festival
    1938 W. Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60622
    773.235.1006 [map]
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • Hear all kinds of wonderful songwriters! Festival goes on for several days. More info to come!

  • May 15, 2014
  • Kristin Cotts and Katie Todd at Uncommon Ground
    Uncommon Ground
    1214 W Grace St
    Chicago, IL 60601
    773-929-0415 [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $10.00
  • details+-
  • 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).

  • April 26, 2014
  • LOVE THE EARTH CONCERT
    7975 Hwy 42
    Egg Harbor, WI 54209 [map]
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • details+-
  • EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!

  • March 8, 2014
  • Get Funky for Nancy
    Funky Java Coffee House
    40 S Villa Avenue
    Villa Park, IL 60181
    United States [map]
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • details+-
  • Fundraiser for Nancy Wade for 5th Congressional District

  • February 20, 2014
  • New Playwright's Festival
    Vero Voce Theatre
    951 State Avenue
    St. Charles, IL
    (630) 584-0139 [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $15.00
  • details+-
  • Runs February 20th to March 9th. Schedule of plays to come. Mine is called "Five Ways to Be a Loser."

  • January 16, 2014
  • Uncommon Ground
    1214 W Grace St
    Chicago, IL 60601
    773-929-0415 [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $10.00
  • details+-
  •  

    • 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)
  • December 31, 2013
  • Highlights from the Hoot
    WDCB Holiday Hoot On Air
    www.wdcb.org, 90.9 FM
    [map]
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • December 24, 2013
  • Highlights from the Hoot
    WDCB Holiday Hoot On Air
    www.wdcb.org, 90.9 FM
    [map]
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • December 8, 2013
  • Holiday Hoot
    WDCB Holiday Hoot
    College of DuPage Student Services Center at 425 Fawell
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]
  • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • $15.00 at door/$10.00 in advance
  • details+-
  •  

    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

  • November 8, 2013
  • People's Church
    The People's Church
    941 W. Lawrence
    Chicago, IL 60640
    U.S
    (773)784-6633 [map]
  • 7:15 p.m.
  • September 28, 2013
  • Jodi and Kristin Do Downers Grove
    5100 Main Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630) 963-4122 [map]
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free!
  • September 2, 2013
  • Theater on the Hill
    Zenobia
    375 Briarcliff Road
    Bolingbrook, IL [map]
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • September 1, 2013
  • Theater on the Hill
    Zenobia
    375 Briarcliff Road
    Bolingbrook, IL
    theateronthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors
  • August 31, 2013
  • Theater on the Hill
    Zenobia
    375 Briarcliff Road
    Bolingbrook, IL
    theatreonthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors
  • August 30, 2013
  • Theater on the Hill
    Zenobia
    375 Briarcliff Road
    Bolingbrook, IL
    theatreonthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors
  • details+-
  • This is an original musical by Lorissa Julianus and Angela Salvaggione. It should be lots of fun!

  • August 15, 2013
  • Theater on the Hill
    Zenobia
    375 Briarcliff Road
    Bolingbrook, IL [map]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • 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!

  • July 18, 2013
  • 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]
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $10.00
  • details+-
  • Kathy Greenholdt plays at 8:00. I play at 9:00. More details will be added closer to the date of the show!

  • April 13, 2013
  • Kristin Cotts Solo Unplugged
    5100 Main Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630) 963-4122 [map]
  • 7:00
  • Free! Tips welcome.
  • March 22, 2013
  • Kristin Cotts Opens for Karla Bonoff
    Evanston Space
    1245 Chicago Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60202
    Uni
    (847) 492-8860 [map]
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • $15-$35
  • March 14, 2013
  • Kristin Cotts and What About Rosalind at Exposure
    6615 Roosevelt Rd
    Berwyn, IL 60402
    (708) 788-2118 [map]
  • 9:00 p.m.
  • $5.00
  • details+-
  • 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.

  • Friday, November 8
  • ROBOX and International Children's Film Festival in India
    20th International Children's Film Festival Hyderabad
    Shilpakala Vedika
    Hyderabad
    India [map]
  • details+-
  • ROBOX, with music by Kristin Cotts, is screening in Hyderabad, India!

  • Friday, December 13
  • WDCB's Holiday Hoot
    College of DuPage
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • A big holiday party at the Radio Station! Lots of artists! Lots of music! Lots of food!

CALENDAR

  • February 1, 2019
    Eat Restaurant, Hammond, IN
     
  • February 2, 2019
    The Outta Space, Berwyn, IL
     

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