Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Tobias Music
Escape the Holiday Madness Show - 7:00 p.m.
5013 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515 [map]
Price: $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!

Past Dates

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Ground of Hope - 6:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Price: Free

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Grounds of Hope - 6:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Price: Free

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Two Way Street Coffee House
Kristin Cotts - 6:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
U.S.A. [map]
Price: Free

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Two Way Street Coffee House
Kristin Cotts - 6:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
USA [map]
Price: Free

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Grounds of Hope - 6:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Price: Free

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

About Face Theatre
Women in Film Chicago: Composers Round Table - 7:30
5252 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60615
USA [map]
Price: 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

Grounds of Hope - 6:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Price: Free

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Two Way Street Coffee House
Grounds of Hope - 6:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60516 [map]
Price: Free

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

WDCB Folk Festival
Women's History Month Special - 8:00 p.m.
425 Fawell (WDCB) in Studen Services Center
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

First Congregational UCC
Benefit for Standing Rock: Harriet Nzinga Plumpp and Kristin Cotts - 7:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
USA [map]
Price: 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

WBEZ: Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia
Morning Shift with Tonia Sarabia - 9:00 a.m.

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

Concert Performance of my Musical Uprooted: First Congregational UCC
Uprooted: Concert Performance - 8:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss
Downers Grove, IL 60515 [map]
Price: 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

The Evanston Space
Kristin Cotts Opening for Maria Muldaur - 7:30 p.m.
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Uni
(847) 492-8860 [map]
Price: $16-$34

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Fox Valley Folk Festival
Kristin Cotts at Fox Valley Folk Festival - 1:30 p.m.
Island Park
Geneva, Illinois [map]
Price: $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

Grounds of Hope - 6:00 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Price: 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

The People's Church
People's Church Coffee House - 7:30 p.m.
941 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640
U.S
(773)784-6633 [map]

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

WDCB Holiday Hoot
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

WLUW
Johnny Claus Holiday Show - 11:00 a.m.
Price: 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

Tobias Music
Opening for Dolly Varden - 8:00 p.m.
5013 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
United States
(630) 960-2455 [map]
Price: $20.00

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

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

AMC River East 21- Breatkfast at Ina's-Chicago International Film Festival
Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

AMC River East 21-Breakfast at Ina's Chicago International Film Festival
Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival - 12:00 p.m.
Price: TBA

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Breakfast at Ina's - Chicago International Film Festival - 3:30-5:30
322 E. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
630-969-9720 [map]
Price: 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

Live at Two Way Street with Cellist Anne Patterson - 8:15 p.m.
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-9720 [map]
Price: $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

Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma
Live on WDCB - 8:00 p.m.
90.9 FM www.wdcb.org
[map]
Price: 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

Filament Theatre
Bob Dylan's Birthday Celebration - 6:00 p.m.
4041 N. MILWAUKEE AVE. CHICAGO, IL 60641
Chicago, IL [map]
Price: $15.00

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

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Vero Voce Theatre
New Playwrights Festival - 8:00 p.m.
951 State Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
USA
(630) 584-0139 [map]
Price: $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

WDCB Holiday Hoot
6:00 p.m.
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

The Evanston Space
Opening for Maria Muldaur - 7:30 p.m.
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Uni
(847) 492-8860 [map]
Price: $17-$32

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

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Friendly Tap
Tribute to James McCandless - 9:00 p.m.
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

Independent Songwriters Festival - TBA
1938 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
773.235.1006 [map]
Price: TBA

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

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Uncommon Ground
Kristin Cotts and Katie Todd at Uncommon Ground - 8:00 p.m.
1214 W Grace St
Chicago, IL 60601
773-929-0415 [map]
Price: $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

LOVE THE EARTH CONCERT - 7:00 p.m.
7975 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209 [map]

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Funky Java Coffee House
Get Funky for Nancy - 12:00 p.m.
40 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
United States [map]

Fundraiser for Nancy Wade for 5th Congressional District

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Vero Voce Theatre
New Playwright's Festival - 8:00 p.m.
951 State Avenue
St. Charles, IL
(630) 584-0139 [map]
Price: $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

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

WDCB Holiday Hoot On Air
Highlights from the Hoot - 7:00 p.m.
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

WDCB Holiday Hoot On Air
Highlights from the Hoot - 7:00 p.m.
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

WDCB Holiday Hoot
Holiday Hoot - 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
College of DuPage Student Services Center at 425 Fawell
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 [map]
Price: $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

The People's Church
People's Church - 7:15 p.m.
941 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640
U.S
(773)784-6633 [map]

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Jodi and Kristin Do Downers Grove - 7:30 p.m.
5100 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-4122 [map]
Price: Free!

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Zenobia
Theater on the Hill - 7:30 p.m.
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL [map]

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Zenobia
Theater on the Hill - 7:30 p.m.
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL
theateronthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
Price: $15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Zenobia
Theater on the Hill - 8:00 p.m.
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL
theatreonthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
Price: $15.00; $12.00 for students and seniors

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Zenobia
Theater on the Hill - 8:00 p.m.
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL
theatreonthehill@yahoo.com for tickets [map]
Price: $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

Zenobia
Theater on the Hill - 8:00 p.m.
375 Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL [map]
Price: 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

Uncommon Ground
Kathy Greenholdt and Kristin Cotts: An Evening of Lovely Alt Folk #2 - 8:00 p.m.
1214 W Grace St
Chicago, IL 60601
773-929-0415 [map]
Price: $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

Kristin Cotts Solo Unplugged - 7:00
5100 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-4122 [map]
Price: Free! Tips welcome.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Evanston Space
Kristin Cotts Opens for Karla Bonoff - 7:00 p.m.
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Uni
(847) 492-8860 [map]
Price: $15-$35

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Kristin Cotts and What About Rosalind at Exposure - 9:00 p.m.
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 788-2118 [map]
Price: $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.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

College of DuPage
WDCB's Holiday Hoot - TBA
Price: TBA

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