duets250pxSunday, March 13, The House Pub, St Charles, IL 7pm

Friday, April 15, The Brink Lounge, Madison, WI 8pm

Sunday, May 8, Central Ohio Folk Festival, Columbus, OH, noon

full information and links at the “Shows” page

tickets on sale now $75 single, $100 couple

Thanks for helping us celebrate our 20th anniversary year. The big Old Town School of Folk Music show was ridiculously fun and filled with love and joy because you all showed up and helped us reminisce and sing and laugh along. And the recent show at SPACE, where we played “The Dumbest Magnets” start to finish, was really one we’ll remember forever. Thank you all so much for your continued support for our music. We’re not sure what the next thing will be – there will be more shows, recordings, maybe even tours – we will let you know as soon as we know!


-Steve, Diane, Mark, Matt and Mike

Tobias Music – Nov 13

October 31, 2015
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Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen at FARM in Iowa City, Oct 23

September 28, 2015

Hey! Diane and I will be playing a showcase at this year’s FARM gathering in Iowa City. That’s Folk Alliance Region Midwest. The whole thing happens at the Sheraton Hotel over the weekend of Oct 22-24. Our official showcase will be at 10pm on Friday night, Oct 23rd. We’ll also be playing sets in a […]

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Dolly Varden to play “The Dumbest Magnets” album in its entirety at SPACE, Sept 19th

August 17, 2015

Dolly Varden with Rebecca Jasso, Saturday, September 19th at SPACE in Evanston. Advance tickets recommended As we continue to celebrate our 20 years together as a band we thought it would be fun to play one of our albums all the way through at our next show. We all decided that the one we’d most […]

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next show: SPACE Sept 19th

June 23, 2015

tickets on sale now! S.P.A.C.E.: Evanston, IL: Sat. September 19th

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WBEZ Interview

June 2, 2015
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Dolly Varden 20th Anniversary Concert May 2 at the Old Town School of Folk Music

January 27, 2015

We are very excited to announce that we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary as a band with a big concert at The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, on Saturday, May 2nd. Tickets go on sale March 13 at oldtownschool.org DOLLY VARDEN 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION Saturday, May 2nd, 8pm, $20 Maurer […]

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New show announced: SPACE December 12

September 26, 2014

Dolly Varden is gearing up for our 20th anniversary year next year. We plan to have a celebration concert and release some new stuff. Stay tuned here for updates on all that. In the meantime, we will be playing ONE BIG SHOW in 2014: Friday, December 12th S.P.A.C.E Evanston, IL with Funeral Bonsai Wedding tickets […]

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