Diana Lawrence


Mill Girls at the O’Neill Theater Center!

Mill Girls, the musical I’ve been writing in collaboration with Jess McLeod and Samantha Beach, was granted an Incubator workshop at the O’Neill Theater Center this past spring! All four of the Incubator projects were invited back last week to present songs from their shows on a concert to kick off the National Musical Theater Conference, and boy was it a blast. I hope we can be back at that wonderful place again soon!

Pics posted from the Chicago Public Radio’s New Years show!

Diana & the Dishes had such a blast ringing in the new year at WBEZ New Year’s Party. Those public radio fans sure can dance the night away! It was a very special evening, and about the best way to kick off a new year with a band I’m lucky to call my own. Check out some pics from the night on our Facebook page!

Glowing review of Nellie McKay show!

Gapers Block posted a nice review of the show where I opened for Nellie McKay… the icing on the cake of a great night…. check it out!


Featured interview in the Chicago Tribune and Red Eye!

The Trib interviewed me in connection with the Dishes’ upcoming show benefit show at Schubas… how cool, right? Not only that, but they stuck it both in the Tribune AND in the free daily paper, the Red Eye. Click here to check it out!

December 8th at Schubas: The Second Annual Women Power Holiday Show!

For the second year in a row, Diana & the Dishes is hosting a holiday-time show of kickass female-fronted bands, with the goal of using our kick-ass powers to raise money for a fantastic local non-profit that supports women in Chicago.

This year, we will be joined by two incredible compatriots:
Liza Day (lizaday.com)
Lady Laura (ladylauramusic.com)

And we will be raising money for Deborah’s Place:
Deborah’s Place breaks the cycle of homelessness for women in Chicago. Through a continuum of housing options, comprehensive support services, and opportunties for change, women succeed in achieving their goals.

Do your part for your city around the holidays, WHILE having a great time with great bands at a great venue!

Get yer advance tickets HERE!

Check out the event of Facebook HERE!


Halloween 2013: the Dishes do THRILLER!

Get those zombie dance moves ready: On Halloween night at Martyrs’ in Chicago, Diana & the Dishes will be covering the full Michael Jackson “Thriller” album, in our own quirky, charming, and (obviously) scary-silly-Halloween way. The Lincoln Squares open with the full Nirvana Nevermind album (worth the price of admission right there), and Terrible Spaceship headlines with their unique multimedia show. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW so you’ll be sure not to miss this wild, crazy, spooky night of fantastic live music!

Diana to play on showcase at Double Door 6/21!

Diana will be playing a solo set on a showcase at Double Door! Definitely reserve your tickets in advance: it’s cheaper ($7 in advance, $10 at the door) and ALL of the money from presales goes to the artists (sales at the door almost entirely to Double Door).
Click HERE to get those tickets!

The ticket site is run by Rabbl, which is really set up for shows where the venue nor exact date are confirmed. But this show’s date and venue ARE confirmed. So ignore the “if” language on the site… this thing is happening.

Diana in the Chicago Tribune!

Hey folks! There’s a feature article in the Trib this week about the upcoming show at Music Theater Company on Monday, May 13th.

Next show: Diana and Joe! 3/22 @ Subterranean

Joe is in from LA! The last time he was in Chicago was two years ago, so it might be another two years before you can see a show like this again. So you better come. Obviously.
There will be some special guest joining us on our set, plus great performers before and after us.
Get a ticket

Tickets now available for 12/9 CAASE benefite concert at Old Town School!

Get your tickets for Sunday December 9th! Diana & the Dishes is super excited to be performing a benefit concert for CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation) in the beautiful new Szold Hold at the legendary Old Town School of Music. Come hear amazing music while raising money for a fantastic local advocacy and education organization. Get all the details (and TICKETS) on the SHOWS PAGE!