Special Event at University of Warwick
Kathy will share the music video of her song “Never Coming Out” and the story behind it at the symposium “Processing the Pandemic III: Hope” at the University of Warwick, England, April 13-14, 2023. Kathy’s presentation, “All Shall Be Well: Finding Modern and Medieval Hope Inside a Pandemic Bubble,” was inspired by her experiences in a backyard bubble tent during the first pandemic winter, and by a book she read in the bubble about Julian of Norwich, a medieval mystic who survived two plagues. To register for FREE to watch the symposium remotely on Microsoft Teams, and to tune in to Kathy’s live presentation on Friday, April 14 at 11:30 am GMT (6:30 am CST), visit this link.

EP Release & 20th Anniversary
Kathy will celebrate her 20th anniversary as a recording artist and release a new EP, “Learnin’ to Be,” with a live concert in 2023. Details to come.


Haiku Milieu
Friday, March 31, 2023
Golden Dagger, 2447 N Halsted, Chicago
Concert of songwriters performing original music inspired by Jenny Bienemann’s haiku poetry.

Give Good Gifts:
A Thanksgiving Celebration for the Northwest Side

Sunday, November 20, 2022
Eden United Church of Christ

Folk You! Anniversary Show
(Virtual Concert on Facebook Live)
Friday, December 18, 2020
The 19th Anniversary edition of this monthly songwriters showcase was performed online.

MUSEfest 2020
(Livestreamed on Facebook & YouTube)
Sunday, December 6, 2020
The online edition of the annual festival celebrated women’s music, poetry, dance, indie film, and art from the U.S., England, and France.

Haiku Milieu: A Virtual Concert!
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Facebook Live Event: Songwriter and poet Jenny Bienemann hosted more than 20 artists, who performed original songs inspired by Jenny’s Haiku poems.

500th Anniversary of the Acoustic Explosion
Silvie’s, Chicago
Monday, November 25, 2019

Jenny Bienemann’s Haiku Milieu
Uncommon Ground Edgewater, Chicago
Thursday, July 11, 2019

In-the-Round with Sue Fink and Willa Moore
Wishbone North, Chicago
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Holiday Extravaganza
Debonair Social Club, Chicago
Friday, December 14, 2018

Fitzgerald’s Nightclub, Main Stage
Berwyn, IL
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Acoustic Explosion
Silvie’s, Chicago
Monday, October 22, 2018

International Park(ing) Day
Downtown Jefferson Park, Chicago
Friday, September 21, 2018

Folk You! Songwriters-in-the-Round
Silvie’s, Chicago
Friday, May 18, 2018

Fundraiser for Su Casa
The Hideout, Chicago
Friday, November 10, 2017

Sold-Out Album/Web Project Launch Show
Halos Are History Debut
Filament Theatre, Chicago
Friday, October 6, 2017
Kathy spent the prior year writing songs, recording, and creating a companion website ahead of a full-band concert, which included projected images on an exposed-brick wall.

Almond&Olive Album Release Show
Benefiting Chicago Foundation for Women and also featuring Peter Andreadis and
All City Affairs

Ancien Cycles
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hymns by Hers Benefit Concert
Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, Chicago
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Dave & Jodi’s Night of 1,000 Stars
With Paul Coady
Monthly Showcase at Friendly Tap, Berwyn, IL
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sold-Out Album Release Show
The Old Town School of Folk Music, Szold Hall, Chicago
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Thanks to all who attended the double-release of The Pilgrim and Melanie Budd’s Remedy

Holiday Spectacular at Silvies, Chicago
Monday, December 21, 2015

A Salute to Songwriter Tom Recht, Chicago
Monday, October 19, 2015

Kernel Sound Emporium Songwriter Showcase, Chicago
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Folk You! Songwriters in the Round, Chicago
Friday, April 17, 2015

Holiday Spectacular Show, Chicago
Monday, December 22, 2014

Filament Theatre, Chicago (Beatles anniversary tribute)
Sunday, October 26, 2014

St. Helen’s Carnival, Chicago (performing with the Logan Squares)
Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Acoustic Explosion, Silvies, Chicago
Monday, August 18, 2014

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, Chicago
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dave & Jodi’s Night of 1,000 Stars
Monthly Showcase at Friendly Tap, Berwyn, IL
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Metro, Chicago
Friday, March 21, 2014

Double Door, Chicago
Friday, January 10, 2014

Empty Bottle, Chicago
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Performance at The Alex Chilton Birthday Bash

Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference
St. Louis, MO
October 24-27, 2013
Performance Lane and Private Showcases

Uncommon Ground (Clark), Chicago
July 18, 2013

4th Annual Independent Chicago Songwriter Festival
Curated festival showcasing 30 Chicago songwriters over four nights
Jerry’s, Chicago
June 26, 2013

Sold-Out Album Release Show
The Hideout, Chicago
Friday, March 22, 2013

Superstorm Sandy Benefit
Uncommon Ground (Devon), Chicago
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Beat Kitchen, Chicago
Friday, November 16, 2012
4th Annual CRC Fest (Chicago Roots Collective)

Silvies, Chicago
Thursday, October 25, 2012
With New York songwriter Wiley Gaby

Uncommon Ground (Clark), Chicago
Friday, September 7, 2012

Jeff Park Arts & Music Fest, Chicago
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery,
Verona (Madison), WI

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Uncommon Ground (Clark), Chicago
Four Tulips, featuring Kathy, Eugenia Elliott, Melanie Budd,
and Linda Marie Smith
March 25, 2012

Silvies, Chicago
February 13, 2012

Uncommon Ground (Devon), Chicago
December 22, 2011

Arts Alive 45 at Jeff Park Station, Chicago
December 12, 2011

Elbo Room Acoustic Lounge, Chicago
December 2, 2011