Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

KPCC Community Open House - 11:00am-4:00pm
474 S. Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91005 [map]
Price: free - all ages

    

We'll be playing at the Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles (MMCC) booth.  We'll share the bill with the talented and fun band, Tiny Goliath. They'll play from 11-1:20, we'll play from 1:40-4:00.

     

It will be a full day of events, with stuff for kids, tours of the radio station, and of course live music. Plus you can walk through  the MMCC new mobile visitor bus, and learn all about the fantastic work they do. A fun way to spend a Sunday!

 

Find out more about the great work they're doing at Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

 

Friday, October 6th, 2017

No Republic of Pie show this month

    

So come to our CD Release instead on October 8!

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

CD Release show!
7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
818/884-5905 [map]

      

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

No Republic of Pie show this month

    

Rick and Laura will be on the road doing improv workshops and shows.  We'll see you next month!

Friday, December 1st, 2017

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Past Dates

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Songwriters Serenade - 7:00-9:00
145 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
626-426-0250 [map]
Price: FREE

   

Hosted by JC Hyke, we'll share the bill with Nick Nace, Ric Taylor and Paul Marshall.  Sit out on the patio and have a good beer and some food.

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

7:00-8:30, doors open at 6:30
206 S. Main
Avon, IL 61415
309-465-3831 [map]
Price: a love offering will be taken

     

We're so happy to be returning to this lovely church. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

2:00-4:00pm
3001 W. Grand Parkway
Peoria, IL 61615
309-497-2100 [map]
Price: free - all ages

    

We'll be part of the Music in the McKenzie series in this beautiful library.

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

7:30pm, doors open at 7:00
S. Main and W. Maple Streets
Lombard, IL 60148
630-627.0171 [map]
Price: $15

    

Oh how we love this venue!  Great acoustics, lovely people, and it's right in Laura's stomping grounds. If you've never hears us play before, this is the place!

    

Opening act will be local favorites, Blackest Crow.

    

Friday, September 8th, 2017

8:30-10:00pm
121 Walnut St.
Evansville, IN 47708
(812) 402-4456 [map]
Price: a love offering will be taken

 

All are welcome to this beautiful church

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

6:00-8:00pm
14096 State Highway 97
Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-6003 [map]

   

Come join us as this beautiful winery for live music and hand crafted local wine.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

7:30-9:30
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA
818-631-1963 [map]
Price: free!

    

Handcrafted beer, yummy eats from the food truck of the day, a great hang, and live music.  Who could ask for anything more!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]

   

Join us for our monthly show at our favorite coffee house.  We'll be joined by Steve Borgard on dobro, banjo and harmonica. 

Friday, July 7th, 2017

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

   

Great pie, coffee and live music!  What could be better?  Give yourself plenty of time to park, or take the red line. 

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Grassy Hill Sidestage - 7:00-7:40, doors open at 6:30
Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St.
Pasadena, CA 91103 [map]
Price: FREE

    

We just got this list minute booking, and we're really excited! If you've never been to this venue, it's very cool, very SoCal. Bring a blanket and a picnic (no alcohol allowed), or try one of the food vendors. The mainstage act will be Vaud and the Villains, described as "Americana Noir meets Moulin Rouge". Sounds interesting, eh?

   

The park is located in Old Pasadena between Walnut and Holly, just North of Colorado Blvd.

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Crow Mountain Songclub - 9:00-11:30
2702 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-1734 [map]
Price: free - must be 21

  

This is a cool new venue for The Sweet Potatoes.  The host, Chris Murphy, just put some fiddle on our upcoming cd, and I bet we'll be able to get him to sit in with us!

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Bible Cabaret - 1:30pm
235 Hill St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310.399.1631 [map]

    

Bible Cabaret, created by our good friend and UMC pastor Jane Voigts, is tons of fun.  Loaded with storytelling, skits, and music from The Sweet Potatoes, it's a great way to spend the afternoon. 

Friday, May 5th, 2017

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Friday, April 7th, 2017

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

New Short Fiction Series - 7:00 pm
5303 Lankershim Blvd
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
818-980-2555 [map]

    

The Sweet Potatoes will play for the book launch of "The Dark and Other Stories", by author Deborah Willis.  Stories about love and loss in a small town, mixed in with our music...sounds cool, doesn't it?

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Whose Line is it Anyway

    

Laura will be back to work at her "day job" taping new episodes of Whose Line for most of February.

Friday, January 6th, 2017

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

   

Start the year right with live music and tasty pie.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Chili Fest & Holiday Faire - 3:00-5:00pm
7570 McGroarty Terrace
Tujunga, CA 91042
818-352-5285 [map]

     

All sorts of arts & crafts, home made chili, craft beer and more! There will be two bands, we'll go on second. 

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Dave Harvey Presents - 7:00pm
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
626.398.7917 [map]
Price: $10

     

We'll share the bill with Susan Sheller & Mark Tremaglia and Skip Heller & The Hollywood Blues Destroyers. We'll do two 20 minute sets. Plus storyteller Dylan Brody!

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Macleods Ale Brewing Company
7:00-9:00pm
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA
818-631-1963 [map]
Price: free

      

Come on down for a handcrafted beer and great food.  Bring a bunch of friends, it's a great hang.

Friday, November 4th, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
Matt Denny's Ale House 145 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
626-426-0250 [map]
Price: free

    

We share the bill with some fantastic singer-songwriters; Darren Pynn, Paul Marshall and our good pal, Phil Ward.  Delicious food and drink at this great Ale House.

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

House Concert - 2:00pm
Oakland, CA [map]

   

This is an intimate house concert, so go to their website to get directions, make a reservation, etc.

Friday, September 16th, 2016

950 Lotus Road
Lotus, CA 95651
530-889-7398 [map]

    

We're so excited to be part of this beautiful festival!

 

We'll play at 7:00 at Marco's, then again at 9:30 in the Musician's Showcase. See their website for more details

   

American Rver Music Festival

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

12:00-1:30pm
Chantry Flat Rd
Arcadia, CA 91006
626-447-7346 [map]
Price: free

    

Come hang out with us at this funky general store.  Afterr our set from 12:00-1:30, stay and hear Poppa and the Midnight Snacks and Wumbloozo.

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

803 Market St.
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 262-7331 [map]

   

We're thrilled to return to this beautiful friendly church.

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

7:00pm
3300 Fairlawn Dr.
Columbus, IN
812-376-3321 [map]

   

Join us at this lovely, friendly church for an evening of stories and song.

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Richland Country Club
7:00
Olney, IL [map]

   

More details to come...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

407 Edwardsville Rd
Troy, IL 62294
618-667-6241 [map]
Price: a love offering will be taken

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Macleods Ale Brewing Company
7:30-9:30
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA
818-631-1963 [map]
Price: free - all ages

    

Come for the music, stay for the tasty hand crafted beer and eats from the food truck of the day.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
40125 10th St W
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 272-9530 [map]
Price: free - all ages

   

Come on down all you Antelope Valley people!

Friday, July 1st, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]

    

Back to our favorite coffee house in the Valley!

With Steve Borgard and Dan Regal

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Whose Line Live

    

June 9-19: Laura will be in London doing live shows with members of the American and British casts of Whose Line is it Anyway at the London Palladium

    

June 20-25: Then she's off to Amsterdam to hang out and sit in on a few shows with Jan & Tim Grimm

 

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Railroad Stage - 3:30-4:30
Paramount Ranch - 2903 Cornell Rd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301 [map]

 

This is a classic festival for great acoustic folk music.  Come spend the day!

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

6:30pm
15370 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63013
636-532-8492 [map]
Price: a love offering will be taken

  

Our dobro/banjo/harmonica player, Steve Borgard, will join us for this show.  All are welcome to join us in this beautiful church.

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

7:30pm
220 South Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
630-627.0171 [map]
Price: $15

   

This is a great listening room. Plus we'll be sharing a bill with our talented friends, The Young Novelists

Doors open at 7:00.

 

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Lilfest Concert Series - 8:00pm
221 First St.
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
847-256-0000 [map]
Price: $15 suggested donation

   

This is our first time to play in Iowa, and we're very excited to be part of this concert series!

   

Cornell College's improv group, The Freelance Cosmonauts, will open for us, Rick & Laura will sit in and do some improv with them. 

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

St. James Lutheran School
6:30pm
900 S 17th St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-8267 [map]

   

We'll play a benefit concert for the school. 

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Alton Square Mall Performance Room - 6:30pm
225 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002
1-800-613-3163 [map]
Price: free, but you should call to reserve a spot

  

Join us for this family friendly, one hour show. 

    

The Performance Room is located on the east side of the mall, on the second floor between the escalators and J.C. Penney.

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Payson-Seymour High School
7:00pm
420 W Brainard St
Payson, IL [map]

  

We'll do a benefit concert for the high school.

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Music in the McKenzie Series - 4:00-6:00pm
3001 W. Grand Parkway
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 497-2100 [map]
Price: free - all ages

    

This is a fun, family friendly venue.  Bring the kids!

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

The Federated Church
7:00pm
206 South Main Street
Avon, IL 61415
(309) 465-3831 [map]
Price: a love offering will be taken

  

All are welcome to this lovely UU/UCC church

 

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Whose Line is it Anyway

   

April 8-17: Laura will be busy taping new episodes of Whose Line. 

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Whose Line is it Anyway

 

Laura will be busy most of the month taping new shows!

Friday, April 1st, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

we're not fooling

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Macleods Ale Brewing Company
7:30-9:30
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA
818-631-1963 [map]
Price: free

Friday, March 4th, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Macleods Ale Brewing Company
7:30-9:30
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA
818-631-1963 [map]
Price: free

       

Macleods Ale

Friday, February 5th, 2016

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Macleods Ale Brewing Company
7:30-9:30
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA
818-631-1963 [map]
Price: free

  

Good food and great beer right from this local micro brewery. 

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Whose Line is it Anyway

 

Laura will be busy most of the month taping new shows!

 

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

The New Short Fiction Series - 6:15
5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-980-2555 [map]

   

We'll start at 6:15 with a 45 minute set.  Then at 7:00 Margaret Malone will read from her newest story collection, People Like You.  We'll play music in between pieces.  Music & Literature, what could be better!

 

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Macleods Ale Brewing Company
7:30-9:30
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA
818-631-1963 [map]
Price: free

 

Good food and great beer from this local micro brewery.

 

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

7:00-9:30
Matt Denny's Ale House 145 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
626-426-0250 [map]
Price: free-all ages

 

This is a full-on sing along Christmas show with lots of musicians leading holiday songs, and lyric books will be handed out so you can sing along....loudly and joyously!  Great food and drinks too.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

7:00
40125 10th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551 [map]
Price: free-all ages

 

The best coffee, sandwiches and sweets in Antelope Valley!

Friday, December 4th, 2015

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Macleod's Ale Brewing Company
7:30-9:30
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA
818-631-1963 [map]
Price: free

  

Good food and great beer right from this local micro brewery.  (And they're no relation to Kelly)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

BREWS x BREWS Veterans Day - 7:00-9:00pm
5050 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA
818-732-0084 [map]
Price: donation

  

Enjoy a brewed tea from TEAPOP or beer from local micro brewery, Macleod's Ale.

All proceeds go to Wounded Warriors, a great organization for Veterans. 

 

Friday, November 6th, 2015

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Friday, October 16th, 2015

October 16-17
Marriott City Center- 1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
510-451-4000 [map]

    

This is our favorite music festival!  Lots of showcases, hanging out, jamming, and staying up till the wee hours of the morning.  It's more music than you can shake a stick at! We've got 6 showcases over 2 days nights, and yes, you're reading the times right.  If you're gonna come, send us an email so we'll be sure to connect with you. 

   

Friday, Oct. 16:

10:30pm RRC presents Sunday Night at the Bookstore #519

1:00am Glenn Houston Presents #501

Saturday, Oct. 17:

2:20pm Susanne Milsap Memorial Coffeehouse

11:00pm Far East at Far West #515

11:30pm Lilfest #513

1:10am Bum Wagler Show #517

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Bible Cabaret with Jane Voigts - 4:00pm
3815 Sawtelle Blvd
Culver City, CA 90066
(310) 622-2046 [map]

 

 

Join us with our pal Jane Voigts for a funny, slightly irreverent look at the bible.  It's a fun, silly night!

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

7:00-9:30pm
Matt Denny's Ale House 145 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
626-426-0250 [map]
Price: free - all ages

   

Come listen to several local songwriters while you hang out on the patio and have some tasty food and drinks.

Also on the bill:David Landia, Raspin Stuwart and Lorin Hart.

 

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Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Sunday @ the Bookstore - 4-6pm
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
4-6pm [map]
Price: $15

We're sharing the bill with the legendary Ronnie Cox.

   

Friday, September 4th, 2015

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

7:00pm
40125 10th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 272-9530 [map]
Price: free

 

Join us at the best coffeehouse in the Antelope Valley.  Yummy food and coffees and an all ages show.

Friday, August 7th, 2015

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages

 

Come have some yummy pie and listen to music!

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Screening of Rick's movie, Slice of Pie - 7:30
68 East Central Park
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217.491.3977 [map]
Price: $10

 

First we'll watch Slice of Pie, then Q & A with Rick & his co-star, Kelly. Then we'll all go next door and have some pie!

 

Any questions?  send an email to

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

MacMurray Alumni House Concert
4:30pm
Meredosia, IL [map]

Save the date!

Details to follow

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

9:30am
400 W. Morgan Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217-245-9521 [map]

 

We'll be singing in the service at this beautiful, welcoming church.  Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

7:00pm
10956 N. Dickson Mounds
Lewistown, IL 61542
309-547-3721 [map]

    

We're so excited to be part of the Hickory Ridge Concert Series

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Dawghouse concerts - 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30
407 N. Main
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 827-7575 [map]
Price: $15

Get tickets up to a week in advance at the venue, or email Dick File at RSFile@aol.com

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

8:00pm
1401 West Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
773-465-9801 [map]
Price: $15

  

We'll be sharing the bill with our old pal, Jim DeWan.  He'll start at 8:00, we'll go on at 9:00

Instead of advance ticket sales, they do table reservations.  Reserve early, it's a cozy, intimate room. For reservations, call 773-465-9801

 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

7:00-9:00pm
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-942-4200 [map]

    

We'll be playing as part Lilli Kuzma's Living Room Series, then doing her radio show, Folk Festival.  WDCB Public Radio is located on the "East Campus" of College of DuPage, in the Student Resources Center (SRC), Room #1010.

    

Order tickets online here

   

   

Friday, June 5th, 2015

7pm-9pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: FREE

   

All ages are welcome

   

The Sweet Potatoes Live

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The Acoustic Music Series - 8pm
24424 Vanowen St
West Hills, CA 91307
818-992-4142 [map]
Price: $15

  

All ages are welcome

We can't wait to play at this great acoustic music series!

   

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch - 10:00am-1:00pm
15 Hwy 50
Stateline, NV 89449
775.588.6611 [map]
Price: free

  

Bring your mom for a lovely brunch

 

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

8:00-11:00pm
Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-2600 [map]
Price: free!

Join us at this great restaurant right by the lake.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

3:30pm-6:30pm
4104 Lakeshore Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-541-5263 [map]

   

Come spend the afternoon with us as this beautiful restaurant.

 

 

Friday, May 8th, 2015

9:00-12:00pm
202 Old Mammoth Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA
(760) 934-9431 [map]
Price: free!

  

Great food and wine in a beautiful spot.

  

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Monthly Show - 7-9pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: FREE

  

All ages are welcome at this laid back, fun coffeehouse.  Fantastic pie! 

  

The Sweet Potatoes Live

Friday, April 10th, 2015

7:30 show, doors open at 7:00
190 Reino Rd
Newbury Park, CA
805-381-2791 [map]
Price: $10

 

We're pleased to be playing this new venue for us, sharing a bill with Sabrina & Craig and Merlin & Debbie Snider.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free

 

We'll be joined by Daniel Regal and Steve Borgard for this all ages show.

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

7:00-9:00
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free

  

Join us for our annual Valentines Day show.  Get something sweet for your sweetie.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

7:00-9:00pm
11118 Magnolia
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-308-7990 [map]
Price: free - all ages