City OKs Co-Working Study

City OKs Co-Working Study

A university will look into how the city-owned Old Courthouse could be used as a co-working space. The Woodstock City Council approved a contract for the first phase of a feasibility study to be conducted by Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental...
Ladies Nite out to Offer VIP Experience

Ladies Nite out to Offer VIP Experience

A VIP experience is the newest option for Ladies Nite Out participants on the Woodstock Square this holiday season. Now in its 14th year, the free, ladies-only event returns from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, on the Square. This year, the theme is Hollywood VIP. A...
Music Enthusiasts Jazzed for Annual Fest Aug. 25-26

Music Enthusiasts Jazzed for Annual Fest Aug. 25-26

The 10th annual Woodstock Jazz Festival, featuring local and nationally known talent, will come to the Woodstock Square Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25 and 26. “It’s going to be quite a treat,” said the president of Jazz on the Square, Bryan Kyrouac. The fest will kick...

City Wins Grant to Establish Co-Working Space

The city of Woodstock will launch a pilot co-working center in August with the help of a grant. The co-working center at Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren St., will be open weekly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 7. The concept of co-working is a centered...

Folk Fest Serves up Music for Many Tastes

Musicians from all over North America will converge on the Woodstock Square from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 16, for the 32nd annual Woodstock Folk Fest. Music enthusiasts – and anyone open to experiencing a wide range of genres and artists – have an opportunity to...
Jazz on the Square Marks 10 Years of Music in Woodstock

Jazz on the Square Marks 10 Years of Music in Woodstock

Prior to 2007, jazz had an occasional presence in Woodstock, but 10 years ago several enthusiasts insured that jazz would have a strong local presence by forming Jazz on the Square, an organization dedicated to promoting jazz performance and education in Northern...
Original Works Take the Stage

Original Works Take the Stage

Artists – like anyone with a project in the works – sometimes need a deadline to finish a song or poem, or polish it to be performance-ready. The new Songwriter Open Mic night at Stage Left Café gives those artists a deadline and offers a supportive audience to enjoy...
Young Audiences to Set Sail for “Treasure Island”

Young Audiences to Set Sail for “Treasure Island”

Children will experience the joy of theater by becoming part of the performance when the Friends of the Opera House presents “Treasure Island” at 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, at the Stage Left Café, 121 Van Buren St. Audience members will create the storm...

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