Lawrence Peters
The Lawrencian Calendar for August 2016
July was re-goddamn-diculous, in the best way,and August is looking similarly stellar. Check it out:

Firstly, on July 1st, The Lawrence Peters Outfit was handed the Best Country And Western Entertainer trophy, in the Chicago Music Awards ceremony in Union Park. Alright!
A week prior, we won Best Country And Western Band in the Reader’s Best Of Chicago. Alright times two!
Thanks to you all for voting for us, and your general support. Much appreciated!

Secondly, WLPN has jumped through the last remaining permit hoop required for full-on terrestrial radio status. Per usual, this final lap requires more money, so the good folks of Lumpen Radio are having a Summer Swag-A-Thon to raise the required funds. Kindly invest in a handsome t-shirt, some turntable slip mats, pint glasses, or even some rolling papers- all of it with the various WLPN logos, and such. You can also underwrite a show, such as my own "Country, My Way". Make it happen right here:

The calendar for August:

Tuesday, August 2nd- Tune in to WLPN for "Country, My Way”, my twice-a-month country radio throw-down. Catch it below, and mark a preset for 105.5, for when the big day comes (refer to the “Secondly” section for details, in case yer confused). I’ve got an astounding pile of new finds to lay on ya. 2 to 4pm, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, August 3rd- Taking my "Country, My Way” radio show to the streets. And by “the streets” I mean a bar. And by “a bar” I mean The Sportsman’s Club (948 N. Western). Nearly four hours of deep cuts and country faves, plus strong and tasty drinks and friendly staff. 10pm to 2am. No cover.

Sunday, August 7th- The Golden Horse Ranch Band at the Family Fun Tent (Randolph and Michigan Ave, in Millennium Park). Country good times for everyone, from 1pm to 2pm. No cover

Wednesday, August 10th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit at the Family Fun Tent (Randolph and Michigan Ave, in Millennium Park). Songs about heartbreak… kids love ‘em!. 1pm to 2pm. No cover.

Thursday, August 11th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit at Lagunitas Taproom (2607 W 17th St.). Enjoy the award winning, un-ruined country goods, plus all them famous beers and foods. 4:20 to 7:15pm. No cover.

_Sunday, August 14th- Spinning country records at Big Star (1531 N. Damen). The taco situation will be on point, the bar has all the drinky items you could need, and the country music will be beyond reproach. No cover. 2 to 6pm.

Tuesday, August 16th- Tune in to WLPN for "Country, My Way”, via the 'net (or maybe on the air, by now, at 105.5 FM). Settle in for two hours of classic and obscure cuts of honky tonk, countrypolitan, bluegrass, outlaw… 2 to 4pm, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Saturday, August 20th- It’s a double header:
6 to 8pm- The Golden Horse Ranch Band plays the St Helen School Carnival (2340 W. Augusta). 6pm to 8pm. Dunno about cover.
9pm- The Lawrence Peters Outfit opens for The Rizdale’s Ray Price Tribute Show at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). I’ll also be singing two Ray Price songs with those mighty Canadians. 9pm start. $15 cover, and fuggin’ worth it.

Wednesday, August 24th- I’m calling Veggie Bingo, with Angela Vela, at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). Numbers will be called, and entendres will be doubled. 5:30 to 8pm-ish. $4 per card. $10 for three. Classy prizes.

See you at everything!