The Family Groove Company heads to Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights Saturday, March 4. // Courtesy of Norman Sands

Sound check: Family Groove Company at Hey Nonny; Heatwave fest announces lineup

The jam fam

The Family Groove Company, a Chicago-area jam institution for just over 20 years, rocks Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights with its energetic, groove-packed stage show. Tickets are going fast. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15-$50.

Women’s Day tribute

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church hosts the Second Annual International Women’s Day Concert, spearheaded by Bellissima Opera and Working in Concert as a way to showcase the world-class talents of women in the arts as they perform works by other women. The event will feature a world premiere of “Will They Remember Life Was Beautiful?” — a vocal performance piece written by Chicago-area artists Mary Grace Bertulfo and Elizabeth Doyle. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Oak Park, 611 Randolph St., Oak Park. $22.50-$27.50 for general admission, $10 for students and $45 for VIP reserved seating.

‘Fanfares, Overtures & Hymns’

The Fox Valley Brass Band makes a joyful noise this weekend with its “Fanfares, Overtures & Hymns” concert at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. May St., Aurora. Tickets are $15-$18 at the door or $12-$15 if purchased in advance online at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5

Pinkerton Raid at SPACE

Get set for a night of Americana, country, indie and soul as The Pinkerton Raid, Nathan Graham and Nicholas Johnson take over the North Shore’s intimate listening venue SPACE for a week-starting show. 7 p.m. Monday, March 6, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $12-$20.

The Heatwave Music Festival brings new and fave electronic artists to its new home on Chicago’s Northerly Island June 10-11. // Courtesy of Don Idio

Heatwave inbound

Last week, Heatwave announced headliners for the upcoming music festival, making its way to Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago, on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. GRiZ, deadmau5, Kx5, Slander and Tiësto head up the bill, but the full lineup was dropped Friday fleshed out by Coco & Breezy, Sidepiece, TWINSICK, Alec Monopoly, Cheat Codes, Elephante, Gryffin and many others. The weekend also enlists support from the local scene, including Avi Sic, DanceLoud, Fiya Fly, Levity, Shes.Haute and Sonorous. Tickets are on sale now at

Three nights of McDermott

Chicago folk-rock artist Michael McDermott kicks off a three-night run of shows at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights, sharing songs from his 2022 release “St. Paul’s Boulevard,” as well as older favorites. $20-$50 at; certain tiers are sold out. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music junkie. Email him at or follow him on Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck).

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