Student Showcase Christmas Party

We had a great turnout at our Christmas Party/Student showcase last month. Thanks to all who came!


Book Release

On Black Friday we hosted a book release and reading/signing of a brand new children's book by our friend Walter Howard. The story is based on real life characters (Jon Jr. of Uncle Jon's Music and his dog Kevin Bacon) and takes place in Westmont! The event was a great success and we all had a fun time. Copies of the book are available here at Uncle Jon's Music and all proceeds go to Second City Canine Rescue where we adopted Kevin Bacon! These make great gifts. Stop by today and check it out!


Black Friday Book Release

Walt Howard will read from his brand new children’s book, “The Abduction of Kevin Bacon.”

In a nutshell: About nine or ten months ago my friend Jon inspired me to write a children’s book based on an anecdote he told me about his newly acquired dog, Kevin Bacon. Jon’s wife Heather (an artist and art teacher) has provided some beautiful illustrations to accompany the text; a limited first run of books will be produced in early November. Without spoiling anything, I can tell you that the story is roughly suited to middle grade readers, but I think younger children, teens, and adults will enjoy the book as well. “The Abduction of Kevin Bacon” is basically a tale about mistaken identity, animal instincts gone awry, and the power of love and forgiveness.
The event is being held on Friday, November 25th (Black Friday) @ 4:00 p.m. It will take place at Uncle Jon’s Music, located at 33 N. Cass Ave. in beautiful downtown Westmont, IL.
The event will include a reading from the story, followed by a book sale/fundraiser for Second City Canine Rescue, a great foster organization right here in Chicagoland:
All proceeds generated from book sales (minus printing costs) will be used to support Second City. A reception with free holiday punch and cookies will conclude the event. The author, illustrator, and real life stars of the book will be on hand to mingle, sign books, and answer questions.
If you would like to attend, book sale donations are completely up to you. Printing costs will be minimal–anything beyond that is greatly appreciated. There will probably be a small suggested donation–nothing exorbitant. An e-book version of the story will also be available to purchase for those who cannot attend but would still like a copy of the book. If I need to mail additional hard copies at a later date I will gladly do so.
For more info on the book you can email the author at

Restring For Food Wrap Up

Thanks to all who came and donated canned food for our restring for food drive!
We had a fun filled day restringing guitars and collecting food donations for People's Resource Center.


Christmas Party Dec 9


Join us for a Holiday open house next Wednesday.  Live music by students, staff, and customers!  Join in the fun.  Refreshments will be served and you can bring a snack to pass if you wish.

Hot Dog Party Photos

A few highlights of our Hot Dog Party on August 1. Mark you calendar for next year’s event! August 6, 2016.

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Ukulele event at Westmont Public Library

The Mighty Ukulele

Brought to you by Westmont Public Library and Uncle Jon's Music
LIBRARY EVENT: The Mighty Ukulele
Saturday, March 14
Interested in learning to play the ukulele but not sure where to begin? Join Jon Kostal of Uncle Jon's Music as he discusses a brief history of the instrument, different types of ukuleles, and how you can get started right away. Audience members will have a chance to test different ukuleles and ask Jon questions. A performance will follow the presentation.
March 14, 2015
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Westmont Public Library
428 North Cass Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
Click here to register.