Cornmeal Announces 20th Anniversary Show

Article Contributed by Groove On Music | Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hard to believe that almost 20 short years ago Cornmeal stepped on to the "stage" in the front bar of the Abbey Pub on a blistery cold Chicago winter night. 4 guys and a passion for bluegrass fumbled through some traditionals and early originals. This January we celebrate that legacy and everything in between with a barnstorm of a show including special guests from throughout the many years as a band.

Saturday, January 25th, 2020:


3855 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL

Doors: 8pm
Tickets: $15
Ages: 21+
Tickets on sale now at:

After 20 solid years on the road, Cornmeal continues it’s tradition of explosive live shows and sophisticated, captivatingly fun originals. Assembling a lineup of some of Chicago most venerable musicians, Cornmeal’s late stage reinvention is breathing new life into the band and it’s performances. Be sure not to miss them as the head out for a few select shows this coming 2020.

A nationally recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of bluegrass and live performance.