The Beverly Area Arts Alliance welcomes the music duo Dowd & Drew for a relaxing fall afternoon of music in one of the many beautiful backyards on Chicago’s south side – location provided upon ticket purchase. Sunday, October, 11: doors open at 2pm, the show starts at 3pm.
The Alliance will be collecting non-perishable items for 19th Ward Mutual Aid. Guests are asked to bring at least one non-perishable item for collection. Coffee from Beverly’s own Two Mile Coffee Bar will be available for a suggested donation (Cash/Debit accepted). Coffee sales will be matched by the Alliance for a full donation to 19th Ward Mutual Aid. Guests are encouraged bring a personal thermos to help reduce paper goods.
Dowd & Drew are two Chicago singer-songwriters who have been singing together for years, teaming up to take the stage with acoustic guitars and close harmony.
Gerald Dowd has been described as “the hardest working drummer in Chicago” [Richard Milne, WXRT], and has spent the last 20 years playing regularly with Robbie Fulks, Justin Roberts, and Nora O’Connor. But he is also a prolific and accomplished songwriter, producing “hook-heavy, cleverly crafted tunes” [No Depression] that reflect “the warmer, earlier period of The Band” [Chicago Sun-Times].
Chicago native Rachel Drew is glad to return to the southside. She took two trains and a bus to commute to St. Ignatius for high school, where she made many friends from Beverly. She began writing songs in 2007, performs them all over town with her band, plays duo with Gerald Dowd, and sings in bands like Peter Joly Group and The Imperial Sound. She released a full band album of songs she wrote in 2016, and will someday record another.
Because we are all living in the time of COVID, the Alliance follows all necessary safety measures and will only make 40 tickets available.
*Tickets are non-refundable. In the event of bad weather, ticket holders will be notified of a rescheduled date.