The businesses in Downtown Joliet are coming together to create a great new environment filled with music, art, beer, and fresh food. You can find these things daily as well as tons of great festivals and events. We want to keep you in the loop of What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town.

Our show is recorded live in studio at Third City Sound on the third floor in the same building as the pub. I like to call it The Chi'er. The bar that started it all for us is none other than Chicago Street Pub.

In this episode we introduce to you THE founding memeber of the Joliet Brewer's Guild, Joel Rakoski. Also with him is the current Preisdent of the club, Doug Cowan. We also asked the infamous bartender of The Chi'er, Ben Burkey, to hang out with us. He's a handful.... We talk about beer while drinking it. Ya can't go wrong with this one, Folks. Enjoy!

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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Joliet is known for a prison; crime. We're here to fill you in on a secret. Music is everywhere. All different kinds, and it's good stuff. There have been somse really great restaurants opening all of the time. There have been more events being held at the Joliet Historic Route 66 Museum that are a really great time. There's a new brewery about to open up. Look, the list can go on and on. Take a listen to this podcast to find out...........What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town.

We are very excited to put our 24th episode out for your enjoyment. Michael Shehan was great to talk to. I always have a great time hangin' with this guy whether he's playin', goofin', or chillin'. His band, The Prairie Ghosts, are killer. check them out, too. We'll get the whole band on in due time. Until then, you give you this episode!!

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There's new life growing in Downtown Joliet. There's so much new music, food, beer, and festivals popping up all of the time. We interview as many people as we can that are bringing all of this to our area. We've also been making friends in surrounding towns that all have the same mindset. Community and support are becoming the biggest new trends. It's great to see so many people wanting to come together to help each other succeed.

In Episode 23, Ron Romero tells us about his music, sound company, and most of all his project to open a Museum for Illinois music. It's going to be so freaking cool!!! This is an episode you'll really enjoy...

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David Francis and Tom Maslowski

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What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town is recorded live in one take from Third City Sound in Downtown Joliet on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub. An enormous amount of music comes outta that place. The people that frequent the Pub are some of the most friendly and supportive audience memebers around. New business are popping up all of the time. There's a growing number of restaurants that are serving up creative and fresh food. All of people have been coming together to bring us some new events and festivals like no other. We want to tell you all about it.....

In Episode 22 we were able to convince Sue Regis of Regis Glass Art to spend some time in the studio. She is an ispirational artist as well as an amazing business woman. Sue is one of a kind. Listen in and find out why Regis Glass Art has been in business for over ten years.

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David Francis and Tom Maslowski

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There is an amazing music scene in Downtown Joliet. There are so many new establishments opening. A community of people are coming together to work towards a higher quality of life. It's getting larger and stronger everyday. I couldn't just stand by and not document any of it. To keep my mouth shut seemed like an injustice to my neighbors. A different kind of revolution has begun, and we would like to show you all about this inspirational place.We record this show live from Third City Sound on the third floor of our music monument, Chicago Street Pub.

In Episode 21, we were forced out of our cushy studio to record our first remote show! I guess my house isn't exactly adventureous, however we did encounter some challenges. The episode turned out great thanks to our wonderful guests. From the band No Horse we bring to you, Gigi Turner and Corey Moondog Meyers!! This is a good one folks. They blend punk and bluegrass together with ease. There's tales of woe and triumph. And also of Gremlins..........

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David Francis and Tom Maslowski

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This show hopes to bring to light some of the great communities that are quietly gaining strength. We base ourselves out of Downtown Joliet from our stronghold, Chicago Street Pub. We record at Third City Sound located on the third floor of the same building as the pub. There is more and more going on each month with new buisnesses opening up in tandom with festivals and events.

In Episode 20 we are happy to bring to you to memebers of the bad Saddles. None other than Nick Domberg and Tim Streit came upstairs to represent their band. The songs are great in this one, including a brand new title. We love these fine individuals.

Please come out to Local Music Monday at the Rialto Square Theater on July 10th. Alex Hoffer, Prarie Ghost, and Chicago Farmer & Ed Anderson will rock your socks off!!! I totally blanked out on who the middle act was supposed to be during the interview.

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David Francis and Tom Maslowski

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We have been meeting new people all the time that are creating communities that are willing to support one another in each of our endeavors. We've focused mainly on music in this show because that's where Dave and I come from. We are in the music and entertainment industry. The place that our friends go to play is Chicago Street Pub in Downtown Joliet. It was there that so many community driven people started gather. You can't help being swept up in the energy of everyone's excitement. We all realized what a wonderful place we could all create together. That is the inspiration for us to show you a glimpse of What's Goin' Down In Downtown J- Town.

In Episode 19, we are happy to introduce to you some music from the West Chicago area. These guys heard about our show, and asked us if they could come on. Joe Loveit even came all the way out to the Monday Night Acoustic Open Mic at the beloved Chi'er hosted by Alex Hoffer. These guys take pride in their grass roots aproach to the business side of music. I really like the tunes. They're solid guys that take what they do seriously, as they strive to evolve.

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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The Downtown Joliet area is really picking up steam. There's more music, restaurants, and events popping up all the time. There's beautiful art to be seen. You can bring out your family out for a great time, too. Take a look at our Facebook page to see What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town.

In Episode 18, we brought Charlie Champene up to Third City Sound in Downtown Joliet. Charlie has been a staple of Chicago Street Pub for many years. He's trying to stay involved whether he's setting up shows, running sound, or playing a few tunes. We had a good time up there , and we hope that you'll enjoy this episode as muc as we did.

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What's Goin' Down In Downtown J-Town hopes to give you a glimpse of all the great things that Joliet has to offer. It has been growing strong for the past decade. There are new things to see, hear, and well....tons of good stuff to taste. The people behind all of this would like to bring back the trend of community. Everyone is striving to give you the highest quality in everything that they do. We mostly have musicians on at the moment. However, we've been lining up some interviews with visual artists. We've even convinced some of the area's business owners to be on the show. All of it gets recorded live from the third floor in the same building as our favorite bar, Chicago Street Pub. The studio is called Third City Sound. They do great work up there , and we are grateful to be using this facility for our show.

 In Episode 17, we are proud to introduce to you yet another veteran musician of this scene. Allison Flood is going to be the opening act for the next installment of the Local Music Monday Concert Series. She was very easy to talk to. Her music will give ya the chills. She has a great sound that is very honest and sincere. Take a listen and enjoy.

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David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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Our show is recorded live at Third City Sound on the third floor above Chicago Street Pub in Downtown Joliet. We love the culture that has been taking shape over the last ten years. The story is long but worthy of your attention. After we get a bunch of musicians on as guests we're gonna make our way theough some of our favorite bars, venues, and restaurants. After we give you the tour of Joliet, we'd like to introduce you to some of our great friends from all over the area doing the same.

In Episode 16, Mr. Ellis Wright jumps up to tell us how he came to be such a staple of our scene. He's realitively new to our family. We can't imagine making music without him now. We will post links to each of the bands that he's part of so you can find some music of his. Alex Hoffer ended up being our guest host, too.

Your hosts,

David Francis & Tom Maslowski

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