Special Consensus

(CST, UTC-06) (CST, UTC-06)

Maple Street Chapel, 200 S Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148

— SPECIAL CONSENSUS — • Sunday, January 5, 2025 • 3:00PM • $25 (Doors open at 2:30PM) 50th band Anniversary year & 19th year at Maple Street!

Tickets = $26.50 online (with a $1.50 processing fee). Pending availability tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or check only. —Note: Online ticket sales END at NOON on the concert date. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. The band is led by Greg Cahill, banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Hall of Greats, and includes Dan Eubanks (bass), Greg Blake (guitar) and Michael Prewitt (mandolin).

Special Consensus has received seven awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations (Scratch Gravel Road in 2012 and Rivers and Roads in 2018).

They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists who follow their creative desires without straying too far from their bluegrass roots. The 19th band recording, Rivers and Roads (Compass Records, 2018), was nominated for the 2018 Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY award and received 2018 IBMA awards for Album of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year (for the tune “Squirrel Hunters”).

Chicago Barn Dance (Compass Records, 2020) is the 20th Special C recording that celebrates both the 45th band anniversary and the long-standing connection of country and bluegrass music with Chicago from the time of the WLS “National Barn Dance” that was a precursor to the Grand Ole Opry. The title song “Chicago Barn Dance” received the 2020 IBMA Song of the Year award.

Great Blue North (Compass Records, 2023), the 21st Special C recording, is a tip of the hat to our Canadian friends and fans made throughout nearly four decades of touring throughout the country. All songs included on the recording were written by Canadian writers and numerous Canadian musician friends of the band made guest appearances. The Gordon Lightfoot song “Alberta Bound” received the 2023 IBMA Collaborative Recording of the Year award.

We are so very proud of our guitar player Greg Blake, who received the 2023 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year award! > https://www.specialc.com/

See "ABOUT/FAQS" for more information, and use our "CONTACT US" form as needed. We have limited ADA-compatible seating—please let us know to expect you for the best experience.

Tickets = $26.50 online (with a $1.50 processing fee). Pending availability tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or check only. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.