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Appearance Schedule

And don't forget to listen in live to The Val Leventhal radio show every Sunday morning 10am to 11:45am central time on  Que4 Radio (, iTunes and TuneIn Radio (search for Que4) and am 1680.

Val Leventhal is finally getting back out there to perform a whole bunch of new songs written during the pandemic hiatus. 


Friday, August 12, 6-9 pm with Patrick Reninger at 1100 W Bryn Mawr Ave in Edgewater as part of the Bands on Broadway events.

Thursday, August 18, Foundation Tavern and Grill, 5007 W Irving Park Rd. 

Music starts at 7:30. This will be a great lineup, including Val Leventhal accompanied by Patrick Reninger, Tim and Cathie van Wert Menard, and more. Great food.


JULY 2022

Saturday, 7/2, Serbian Village, 3144 W Irving Park Rd. 

Val will be part of a songwriter showcase called A Very Original Evening. Music starts at 7:30. There will be several acts followed by an open mic. 

JUNE 2022

Sunday, June 12, Buena Park Porchfest, 929 W Buena, with Patrick Reninger on harmonica, 4-4:45 pm

MAY 2022

Thursday, May 19 at the Foundation Tavern and Grill, 5007 W Irving Park Road, Sing For Your Supper songwriter showcase 8 pm

APRIL 2022

Friday, April 8, The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley in Bucktown

with John Derado and Annie MacIntyre, 9-1.

March 2022

Wednesday, March 2, The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley in Bucktown, as part of the Songwriter Showcase curated by Garrett Lane.  There will be several performers. Music starts at 8 pm.
Wednesday, March 9 at The OuttaSpace. 6840 32nd Street, Berwyn, IL, as part of a round robin style songwriter showcase curated by Aaron Mitchell and Tim Menard. Music starts at 7:30 pm.
April 2022
Friday, April 8, at The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley in Bucktown, with John Derado and Anne McIntyre. Special guest Patrick Reninger may sit in as well. Show starts at 8 or 9 pm. Suggested donation $10.
October 2020
Val returns live! Her Voice art show featuring women artists. Expressions Graphics Studios, 29 Harrison St in Oak Park on Saturday, October 17th from 2:00-4:00. Masks and social distancing required. Only a few people will be allowed into the show at a time. Val will give a little talk and play a bunch of her originals unplugged. 
March 2020
Sunday March 8, Second Sunday Salon: Goddess Show, solo acoustic. 4:30-8pm $20 suggested donation. There will be a visual art show, several poets plus Clamor and Lace Noise Brigade marching band with Laila Lee. Private home: RSVP to Linda Solotaire on facebook to get address.
January 2020
Wednesday, January 22, CAU Sing For Your Supper Showcase hosted by Michael Teach, Foundation Tavern and Grill, 5007 W Irving Park Rd. Chicago, 7-9 pm, Daniel Connolly, Val Leventhal, Ellis Clark and Ary Jeebie Duo, and Flood County, 21+ no cover.
November 2019

Friday, November 22,  6 PM – 8 PM​ at The Outtaspace

6840 32nd St., Berwyn, Illinois 60402

For the Sake of The Song: One Helluva Songwriter Roundup featuring:
Tim Menard, Val Leventhal, Kim Kaler, Mark Anderson, Aaron Mitchell
$5 cover, 21+

Friday, November 8, from 9pm to midnight at Fuller's Pub, 3203 W Irving Park Road, with The Val Leventhal Quartet,  Val on acoustic guitar and vocals, Pat Reninger on harmonica, Jim Goelitz on electric guitar, and Steve Hashimoto on bass. No cover. 21+

October 2019
Saturday, October 19, Ranger Studios, 450 Dominic Court, Franklin Park, Illinois 7-11:30 pm with Doug Lofstrum, Alpha Stewart and Pat Reninger. Also on the bill:  Flood County, Robinlee Garber and Eric Dinse. $10
Tuesday, October 15, from 7-9 pm at The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, with The Val Leventhal Trio: Val on acoustic guitar and vocals, Pat Reninger on harmonica, Bill Kavanagh on bass. No Cover. 21+
September 2019
Saturday, September 14, Val is delighted to be back at the Ethical Humanist Society,  7574 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL,   (847) 677-3334. With Patrick Reninger on harmonica (and poetry).  $8-10 suggested donation includes refreshments. Doors open at 7:30. Show 8-10.
August 2019
Saturday, August 10th Val Leventhal will share the night with Cedes Buck at Fullers Pub, 3203 W Irving Park Road. We will also share most of the band. Jim Goelitz on guitar, Bill Kavanagh on Bass, Pat Reninger on harmonica.
July 2019 
Tuesday, July 16 7-9 pm Val Leventhal will perform at The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley in Bucktown. With Jim Goelitz on guitar, and hopefully Bill Kavanagh on bass and Pat Reninger on harmonica. Come hear the progress of some new tunes. No cover. 21+
May 2019
Friday, May 17, 7:45 pm, The Emerald City Coffeehouse, 1224 W Wilson Ave, I'll be doing a few tunes as part of Roberta Miles' ongoing Cafe Cabaret series.
March 2019  Sunday, March 10 will be doing a performance as part of Linda Solotaire's salon series with Bill Kavanagh and Pat Reninger. There will be art and music and poetry and food. More details coming.
February 2019 will be doing another wonderful benefit with Betsy Means
at the Lake Forest Friends meeting. Probably the second Saturday of Feb. Stay tuned for more details.
December 2018
Monday, December 17, new CAU (Chicago Acoustic Underground) podcast being recorded with Michael Teach. Bill Kavanagh on bass and Pat Reninger on harmonica. 7pm. Podcast will appear on the CAU website of podcasts.
Friday, Dec 7, with Cedes Buck at OuttaSpace in Berwyn, 6840 32nd Street, $5 cover, 21+
November 2018
Tues, Nov 20 at Cafe Mustache in Logan Square, four songs as part of a showcase, 9:30-11:30 pm, 2313 N Milwaukee ave, Chicago. 21+
October 2018
Tues, Oct 16 Val Leventhal Trio (Bill Kavanagh on bass, Patrick Reninger on harmonica) 7-9 pm at The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley in Bucktown. No Cover. 21+
September 2018
Friday, September 21, as part of the ongoing series Cafe Cabaret with Roberta Miles, I'll be doing a couple of tunes. Time to be listed later. Emerald City Coffee Uptown, 1224 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 
Sunday, September 9, Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride festival, 217 Home Ave, Oak Park IL, I will be performing for an hour at performance space #2 from 2:45-3:45 - just me and my guitar. Come enjoy dancing, drumming, and enchantments of all sorts. I'll be unplugged under the trees!  
August 2018
Thursday, August 23, Join Cedes Buck and fellow musicians Jim Goelitz, Bill Kavanagh, Dave Bernat, Val Leventhal, Ray Nosal and Scott Carlton for an eclectic blend of folk, rockabilly, pop and rock as she celebrates the release of her first CD and shares her sometimes quirky, sometimes whimsical, always passionate take on life. Sidebar at Fitzgeralds, 6615 Roosevelt Rd, 8pm $10
Wed, August 15, Jamie Wagner and Taylor Morse play an acoustic set outside at 6 pm on the patio (weather permitting). Then inside at 8 pm we are very excited to have Val Leventhal playing a full set at 8:30 pm! 
Sunday, August 5, 8-9 pm Phyllis' Musical Inn, 1800 W Division as part of the American Troubador Night with Mike Felton and others.
July 2018
Tuesday, July 17 Val Leventhal Trio with Bill Kavanagh on bass and Patrick Reninger on harmonica. The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley in Bucktown. 7-9 pm (there is the Tuesday blues jam afterward). No cover. 
May 2018
Friday, May 25, Outta Space 6840 32nd St, in Berwyn, Val Leventhal performs from 7-9 with special guests, plays her new video and talks about her radio show. 
Monday, May 21, Uncommon Ground Edgewater, 1401 W Devon, with Caleb Miller and Mike Felton
Saturday, May 19, House Concert! Masters of Song. With Scott Wills and Lance Brown. 1849 W Eddy St in Chicago. Details to come. Suggested donation. Refreshments.
April 2018
Saturday, April 21 At Wishbone North, 3300 N Lincoln Ave, with Sue Fink and Mark Dvorak. Show starts at 7pm. Three great songwriters in the round. Kid friendly. Good food! No cover.
April 1, Val began a new project. She is hosting her own radio show on Que4 radio. With co-host Dreadson, she will discuss the history of protest in America, current activist activities, topics of interest from the news as well as playing music with progressive and social justice topics. Tune in live every Sunday morning from 10 to 11:45 on, or broadcast on 1680 am. Also available on itunes and Tune In radio. The shows will be recorded in an archive of podcasts eventually both on a show website and at the station website. Currently under construction.  Working name was Realm of Reason Radio, but it will soon just be The Val Leventhal Show.  
March 2018
Saturday, 3/24 Singing a couple of songs as part of a program including a speech as Mother Jones adapted and performed by Betsey Means, 6-9 pm, Lake Forest Friends Meeting, 101 W Old Elm Road, Lake Forest

Saturday, 3/3 Singing background harmony with Cedes Buck's group at Amy's Winehous,  7235 W Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park
February 2018
Saturday, 2/10 Come to the ANti-Valentine's Day show at Emerald City Coffehouse, 1224 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL with Lance Brown
January 2018
Saturday, 1/6 appearing on DK Prince's show: Magick Radio Chicago @ and 1680AM from 7-9 pm to discuss music, magic, politics and metaphysics.
Saturday, 12/23 appearing on Flabby Hoffman Show on Que4 radio 1680 AM with Linda Solotaire, to discuss the Progressive Summit on 12/28.
Sunday, 12/17, I'm going to be back on Playtime with Sid and Bill featuring Kerri Kendall on AM 1590 WCGO. Bill Turck, Sid Yiddish and Kerri Kendall 1-3 pm, with VR Sarti, to discuss the upcoming video sneak preview of my new song, "Get On With It," and to discuss the event listed below. I will bring my guitar and play a few tunes on the air. You never know what's going to happen on Playtime with Sid and Bill!
Thursday, 12/28. Val Leventhal and Linda Solotaire and friends Bring you A Progressive Summit: A Gathering of the Tribes, at The OuttaSpace, 6840 32nd St, Berwyn, IL


 An attempt to bring different groups together in solidarity to expand our work to protect our Democracy and our Diversity. There will be a sneak preview of a new Val Leventhal video from VR Sarti, live music all evening with songs to inspire activism and hope. There will be songwriters, there will be political enthusiasts, there will be a great venue with great local spirits for purchase, there will be no cover. This is not a fundraiser. Speakers will be limited to 5 minute presentations, after which they will invite you to come to their table to speak with them, take materials, sign up for petitions, and other upcoming actions! There is only one rule: No Arguing! We all love to debate our favorite issues. The mission of this event is to meet one another, learn from each other, and form solidarity! Let's get busy networking to fix the mess we're in! Whether you want to work on racism, sexism, immigration, the environment and animal rights, social security and medicare/medicaid, the creation of peace instead of war, voter's rights, and the machinery and financing of elections, etc., etc., if we can't get on the same page about some forward movement, nothing will get done.  All are welcome to join in the evening and find out what political action looks like! Hope to see some of you there. THere's alot of work to be done in 2018!


The event will be 8-11 pm. There will be a list for performers and speakers - first come first served. After 11, music and discussion till the joint closes at 1 am.

Thursday, 11/30. Will be appearing at the Outta Space in Berwyn as part of a songwriter circle with Sue Windish, Cedes Buck and Henia "Nicki" Flynn, with Bill Kavanah on bass.  Show starts at 8pm
I'm going to be on Playtime with Sid and Bill featuring Kerri Kendall on AM 1590 WCGO. Bill Turck, Sid Yiddish and Kerri Kendall 1-3 pm. This Sunday 9/24 at the top of the second hour, talking and playing some tunes!
Sunday, 8/27/2017 at The Underground Wonder Bar, 710 N Clark in Chicago.
Wonder All-Stars past and present come together for one final blowout performance to celebrate 28 years of LIVE MUSIC at UWB!  My 20 minutes (it's a full lineup from 4pm to 4am!) will be accompanied by Pat Reninger on harmonica and we hit the stage at 5:30. Come early and stay late.
Thursday, 8/24/2017 at Outta Space, 6840 32nd St, Berwyn, IL

My set starts at 8:30 and I'll play for about 40, 45 min. This is a new room for me.  Hope to see some of you there: THE SONGWRITER ROUND-UP every 4th Thursday features local and regional songwriters. Songwriters features this month: Aaron San Juan & Morgan Flynn, Val Leventhal & more! Hosted by Songwriter and owner of The Outta Space, Aaron Mitchell. Always an intimate and special night. Great night for any songwrtier enthusiasts & lovers of music! 8pm $5 

JULY 2017

I will be singing backup for Bill Kavanagh's band at Val's Halla Records 45th Anniversay celebration. Saturday, 7/29 at 2pm.  239 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL. A day of wonderful music at one of the last remaining independent record stores in Chicago. Come enjoy the music and browse the incredible selection of music for sale. 
JUNE 2017
I will be performing throughout the event at a special evening: Women Say Yes to No! hosted by Degenerate Artists Against Fascism and Refuse Fascism Chicago. MC Linda Solotaire. Saturday, June 17, 6:30 to 9pm at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon in Chicago. Doors open at 6:30, performances begin at 7.  There will be spoken word performers, a short film, woman-made fine art and music available for auction. Suggested donated $15.  The single unifying mission: to drive out the Trump/Pence regime.  This evening will be about the women's issues affected by this administration. Hope to see some of you. Come and learn about

MAY 2017

Sunday, 5/7 at The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago (773) 227-4433
1-4 pm SPECIAL EVENT. Val will be co-hosting (and performing a few tunes) for a memorial concert in honor of the late Mick Scott. Funds are being collected for the family and also for Sweet Relief, a charity that gives aid to homeless, sick and disabled musicians. Come enjoy a talented lineup of performers in one of Chicago's best music venues.
Saturday, 5/13 at The Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL,  

(847) 677-3334, Val Leventhal with Pat Reninger will perform for the 2nd Saturday Coffeehouse. Reninger will read his poetry and play some solo harmonica in addition to backing Val up on a set of her original songs. A rare intimate concert experience in a great venue.  Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8. $8 suggested donation includes refreshments.

APRIL 2017   Val spent the last few months woodshedding. New songs!
MARCH 2017
Saturday, 1/28, The Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln Ave in Chicago, upstairs lounge
8-10 pm, $5 cover
with Mitch Straeffer on bass, Mark Ortega on drums and special guest Pat Reninger on harmonica. 
This is my first show at this venue, so bodies in the seats will be most appreciated! Hope to see some of you there.  I have some new songs and some old favorites. This will be an intimate songwriter evening.
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