Elder Brewing Company held a show in May, 2018 where six Joliet songwriters took turns telling stories and playing a few of their songs. JrossGreen, Brian Motyll, John Condron, Allison Flood, Colleen Wild, and Alex Hoffer keep the attention of the room through four rounds. David Francis captured it all to give you this four part episode. We hope you'll enjoy these as much as we did!!

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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This is a special series of episodes. There was a show at The Elder Brewing Company called the Steel City Stories. A bunch of our favorite songwriters took turns playing songs for four rounds. A few of our friends really wanted a copy of the night's recordings. We'll be releasing one a week. We hope that you can get a feel for why we all loved this night so much. The artists in order of appearance are: JrossGreen, Brian Motyll of Riverhorse, John Condron, Allison Flood, Colleen Wild, and Alex Hoffer. Please enjoy this series!

Your hosts,

David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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This is a special series of episodes. There was a show at The Elder Brewing Company called the Steel City Stories. A bunch of our favorite songwriters took turns playing songs for four rounds. A few of our friends really wanted a copy of the night's recordings. It was a really great night. We'll be releasing one a week. We hope that you can get a feel for why we all loved this night so much. The artists in order of appearance are: JrossGreen, Brian Motyll of Riverhorse, John Condron, Allison Flood, Colleen Wild, and Alex Hoffer. Please enjoy this series!

Your hosts,

David Francis & Tom Maslowski

https://www.facebook.com/whatsgoindownindowntownjtown/

https://www.facebook.com/elderbrewingco/

https://www.facebook.com/alexhoffermusic/

https://www.facebook.com/riverhorsemusic/

https://www.facebook.com/John-Condron-The-Old-Gang-Orchestra-131365497752/

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   Our show has gone from featuring musicians to being about anyone contributing to the growth of Joliet. There is an excitement in the air about all of the good things to come. It's driving all of the artists, brewers, restaurants, and business to get on top of their game.

   What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live at Third City Sound on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub in Downtown Joliet. That bar stayed open through the sleeping city's healing period. Everybody is waking up now, and they're more than ready to get things started. Stay in the loop through our podcast and social media pages that we use as an event blog.

  In Episode 39: Quinn Adamowski, we get a little insight to what's goin' down in The Old Joliet Prison on Collins St. Yep, the one from The Blues Brothers...we also get a bit of the history about the prison itself. We'll get more of the details on the prison's history soon. You can too because there is going to be tours given to the public as soon as they get things cleaned up! Contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram if you have any interest in volunteering to get that joint in order as quickly as possible. Enjoy this episode!!!

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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The city of Joliet is waking up. There's new businesses opening up. There's new festivals being organized. Art and music is being created at break-neck speed. There's food and beer that you'll dream about after ya try it. We can provide all of the proof that you need. Our podcast is recorded live from Third City Sound in Downtown Joliet on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub. The Chi'er stayed open when nobody else could so that a new community could take shape. There are so many new things happening...try to keep up with it.

In episode 38, we have Sue Regis and Kayla Zigrossi fill us in on all of the exciting things happening within and along side The Art Movement. You're gonna wanna hear about everything they have planned for us this summer.

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What's Goin Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live at Third City Sound located on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub in Downtown Joliet. We want to bring to light all of the great things taking place in Joliet. There's so many genuine people making an effort to give their neighbors something valuable. We want to tell you all about it.

In episode 37 we were able to interview the owner of one of the newest Joliet businesses, Andrew Polykandriotis of Elder Brewing Company. He and his wife Mellisa have been absolutely killing it since they opened in November of 2017. They've expanded from a small tap room to now having a music room. It's been exciting to see all that they've accomplished while making a concious effort to be community oriented. Take listen to find out What's Goin Down In Downtown J-Town.

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What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live from Third City Sound on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub in Downtown Joliet. We interview the musicians, artists, and business people that strive to bring greatness to our city everyday. It's not easy trying to convince people that Joliet has something to offer for entertainment much less business and networking opportunities. There's also a ton of great history to the City of Joliet. I've been meeting people and hearing stories of some great stuff that used to take place here. So come back to our podcast often while we do our best to collect as many of these stories as we can. We now also have vidcasts featuring these same topics on our YouTube channel.

In Episode 36, Richard Fredrickson of the City Center Partnership Marketing Committee of Joliet gives us the inside scoop of what events we can expect through the end of the year in Downtown Joliet. There's so many new things as well as some old favorites happening this year, and he only covered the major events. I'll tell ya, we'd really like to have Richard back on the show for an interview of his own. This guy has some great stories along with the charisma to tell em properly. We hope to see you out at some of these great events! Follow some of the links below to find out.........What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town.

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We are incredibly excited to bring to you Episode 35 featuring the two frontmen of John Condron and the Old Gang Orchestra and of Riverhorse. These two great local acts are going to have a dual album release concert at the historic Rialto Square Theater in Downtown Joliet on Friday February 16th at 8:00pm. John and Brian Motyll give us an inside look at went went down during the recording of their latest albums. We have a special treat on this episode. We released a song from OGO's "Dead Tree" along with a song from Riverhorse's "Who Gets the Last Laugh On Doomsday?". These two songs sound great! We got the title track from Condron and the Gang. Riverhorse gave us "Names". We also have a bunch of information about some shows coming up February 10th, 2018. There will be some links to everything below.....

We record What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town from Third City Sound on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub in Downtown Joliet. The people that strive to entertain us and feed us are among the best. We wanna tell ya all about it!

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live at Third City Sound in Downtown Joliet above our favorite local original music hub, Chicago Street Pub. We hope to share with all of you as many activities as possible that are hosted within our community.

In Episode 34 we feature local musician and teacher, Tim Placher. This guy has been getting some attention from all of the great shows that he's been putting together. His biggest event is slowly turning into a festival. He puts on a party every year for the last thirteen years that he calls Shindig At The Shanty. Tons of great acts that you'd normally see at Hopstring Fest have been finding their way to his stage. On February 2nd, 2018 Tim will be hosting a Traveling Wilburys tribute show at Chicago Street Pub. David Francis and myself will be among many of those same local artists performing tunes from not only the Traveling Wilburys, but of each artists' individual efforts. Enjoy this episode, and we hope to see you at the show!!

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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In episode 33 we feature the Manhattan Illinois festival, Down On the Farm. This two day fest has top of the line pro level local music, food, and beer. They offer weekend passes and camping options.

The people that run this fest were extremely friendly. The staff made us feel right at home while we were there. It's probably because the farm IS someone's home.

There was plenty of parking with a ton of space to get in and out as often as you need.

I counted over twenty vendor booths that sold a great variety of food and beer in addition to the unusual stuff you can get at fests like these.

The musicians that came out to play were no joke. These were the kinds of bands that make ya wanna run home to practice.

We did our best to make this a video podcast. It just didn't work out. We did find another group of people to help our efforts to record videocasts in the future. We do, in fact already have one booked for recording. We're really excited to get it out to you!

This fest took place that last weekend in July of 2017. All of the events spoken about in this episode have already happened. But, you should take note of what they were and look  for them in the now. Enjoy this episode!!

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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