Kevin Elliott

Singer, Songwriter, DJ

1:30 PM13:30

Music Therapy/Performance at Pavilion Foundation Hospital

Another installment of music therapy at the Pavilion Foundation Hospital partial hospital drug & alcohol treatment program. It's very special to play for the patients & talk about recovery. Making it even more special, 16 years ago I was the director of the drug & alcohol & psychiatric programs at the Pavilion, before moving on to start my own practice. The practice is now a successful clinic, so I have more time to play music & provide music therapy!

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to Feb 16

Folk Alliance 2018 Private Showcases in Kansas City

One of my favorite events, the annual Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City. I'll be playing six Private Showcases ... plus, my song "Patterns of Blue" is included on the compilation CD & downloads to be distributed to all of the attendees! My showcase information is as follows:

Thu 2/15, 11:50 PM to 12:10 AM, Rm. 633
     Pushing Chain Presents

Thu 2/15, 1:30 AM to 2:00 AM, Rm. 728
     More LilFest

Fri 2/16, 10:30 PM to 11:25 PM (ITR), Rm. 627
     Jim Patton/Sherry Brokus 3rd Coast

Fri 2/16 2:00 AM to 2:30 AM (ITR), Rm. 552
     Access Film Music BLUE

Sat 2/17, 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Rm. 703
     Even More LilFest

Sat 2/17, 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM (ITR), Rm. 651

I hope some old & new friends are able to stop by! I'll also see some of you at the Folk DJ Meet & Greet on Thu 2/15 from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM ... I'll be wearing my DJ hat!

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9:00 AM09:00

Friday Jams on WCIA

I get to play three songs LIVE on the Friday Jams segment on WCIA. Hosted by Alex Corradetti ... she's great & I sometimes appear on her other programs with one of my other hats on, talking about counseling & mental health issues. Tune in or check it out on!

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6:00 PM18:00


As part of the Boneyard Art Festival, WEFT will be hosting the art show "Chorus," & I will be the featured musician on the evening of Friday, April 7. The party will start at 6:00 PM & I will begin playing shortly afterward. Beginning at 8:00 PM, the music will be broadcast live on WEFT, on the Blues Live program, hosted by Bob Paleczny, for 30 to 45 minutes. It won't ALL be blues!

The station is located at 113 N. Market St. in downtown Champaign, please stop on by as part of your Boneyard travels. You may also tune in to WEFT at 90.1 FM, on the WEFT website at, or check out archived programs for up to two weeks at

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to Feb 19

Folk Alliance International in Kansas City - Private Showcases

I'll be participating in seven private showcases during the 2017 Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. If you are attending this wild & crazy five day music binge, please track me down! Showcase info:

Wednesday, February 15, KC Pushing Chain, Room 633 (Solo)
Thursday, February 16, 11:30 PM, 3rd Coast, Room 627 (Round with Caroline Spence & Chuck McDowell)
Friday, February 17, 11:30 PM, 3rd Coast, Room 627 (Round with Caroline Spence & Grant Peeples)
Friday, February 17, 2:30 AM (early Saturday), Access Film Music Blue, Room 552 (Round with Katie Anne Mitchell & Wyatt Brewer)
Saturday, February 18, 3:40 PM, KC Pushing Chain, Room 633 (Solo)
Saturday, February 18, 11:30 PM, 3rd Coast, Room 627 (Round with Jess Klein & Mary Battiata)
Saturday, February 18, 2:00 AM (early Sunday), Access Film Music Green, Room 629 (Solo)

Also, in my role as a Folk DJ, I'll be attending the Folk DJ Reception, a chance for DJ's & musicians to meet & exchange cards, information & music! Please come & lets get to know one another ... or, if we're already friends, have a chance to catch up. This will take place on Friday, February 17, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM in the Century C Ballroom.

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5:00 PM17:00

Opening for Plainsong (Iain Matthews & Andy Roberts)

On Sunday, September 25, I will get to be one of the opening acts (along with Jeff Arigo, John Coppess & Gloria Roubal) for Plainsong, the legendary group featuring Iain Matthews & Andy Roberts! The show will start at 5:00 PM & last until 9:30 & will take place at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) at 202 S. Broadway in Urbana (in the old post office building). It's gonna be pretty exciting, & quite an honor, opening for these guys!

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1:00 PM13:00

Labor of Love

A fantastic full day of art & music at the UCIMC to help promote the Fall fundraising campaign for WEFT. I will be sharing the bill with a number of other musicians, including: The Jed Adam Band, Geoff Beran & the Mystery Van, Isaac Arms, King of the Coast, Justin Rondon, Paul & Gloria, NTR Prodity, CJ Run, Tyler Kimble, John Coppess, Mark Laughlin, Anne Clements & more! Starting at 1:00 PM & lasting until 9:00 PM at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC), 202 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.

Once again, support your community radio station!

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7:00 PM19:00

CD Release Concert, 60th Birthday Party & WEFT Fundraiser!

This SOUNDhouse concert is a CD release party for my new CD, Patterns of Blue, on the Soona Songs label. It is also a WEFT fundraiser & a slightly belated 60th birthday party! There will be special guest musicians, including Soona Songs artists Graham Duncan & Marilyn Duncan, as well as my wife, Sandra Ahten. It will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, at the home of Mark & Vicki Niswander, 104 Woodcreek Ct., Mahomet, IL 61853

Join in the festivities with lots of great live music & food! Support your community radio station!

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10:00 PM22:00

Kevin Elliott on WEFT Sessions

Catch a live performance on WEFT Sessions from 10:00 to 11:00 PM on Monday, August 1, 2016! I'll be playing selections from the new Soona Songs CD, Patterns of Blue, plus some old favorites. You can listen to WEFT on 90.1 FM, as well as (in real time), & on, archived until August 15. Support WEFT!

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to Mar 12

Unofficial South by Southwest ... NotSXSW! March 19 & 20, Austin, TX!

I’ll be performing in Austin, TX, at Jim Patton and Sherry Brokus’ NotSXSW, an unofficial SXSW event! Much thanks to Jim & Sherry for the invitation to be included with such an impressive line-up ... I'm really honored to be a part of it!

Here are the still tentative schedules for March 19 & 20:

NotSXSW Incomplete & Unofficial Guide

Thursday March 19

G&S Music Room
2420 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-8702

11am Bianca De Leon
11:30 Worn Out Soles
Noon Brian Kalinec
12:30 Kevin Elliott
1pm John Cronin
1:30 Patterson Barrett
2pm Bill Kirchen
2:30 John Lilly
3pm Jeff Talmadge
3:30 Mary Battiata
4pm BettySoo
4:30 Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus
5pm Ray Bonneville
5:30 Michael Fracasso
6pm The Flyiin' A's
6:30 Owen Temple
7pm Mare Wakefield
7:30 Mark Ambrose
8pm The Better Halves
8:30 Marina Rocks
9pm Mark Viator & Susan Maxey
9:30 Craig Marshall

Friday March 20

4101 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 451-7170

2pm The Flyin' A's
2:30 BettySoo
3pm Danny Britt
3:30 Tish Hinojosa
4pm Grace Pettis
4:30 Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus
5pm Rex Foster
5:30 John Cronin
6pm John Lilly
6:30 Mary Battiata
7pm Jeff Talmadge
7:30 Kevin Elliott
8pm Danny Santos
8:30 Brodie Kinder

9pm Joel McColl
9:30 Mark Viator & Susan Maxey

Austin friends, I hope to see you! Anyone else ... road trip?

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Folk Alliance International
to Feb 22

Folk Alliance International

Private Showcases (Note – Evening performances extend into the wee hours, so those early morning are officially the next day’s date, but are listed under the date for that particular evening … make sense?)

February 18
                9:00 PM – Soona Songs Room, Suite 704
                11:30 PM – The Old Home Place Room, Suite 639

February 19
                1:00 AM – Soona Songs Room, Suite 639

February 20
                12:30 AM – 3rd Coast Room, Suite 630
                1:30 AM – Soona Songs Room, Suite 704

February 21
                1:30 AM – Soona Songs Room, Suite 704

The Westin, Crown Centre, 1 E. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108

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