Get ready to rock out for a good cause! The Coterie and the area’s top talent are coming to the Sundance Saloon in Mundelein on Sunday, May 21st from 2pm – 6pm (ALL AGES WELCOME!) to perform some of the greatest rock covers of all time at The Coterie – RE-COVERED.
But this concert isn’t just about the music. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Little City to help support individuals with disabilities. You’ll not only have a great time, but you’ll also be making a positive impact in your community!
Bringing People Together Through the Power of Music


The Coterie was born out of the idea of bringing people together through the power of music and at Little City, we also believe that music can create a  closer, more inclusive world. That’s why we use music in a variety of ways throughout our programs to help individuals with disabilities.

Music can help our participants express themselves, improve their communication skills, and develop new coping strategies, which is why we incorporate it into many of our programs, including our residential services, day programs, and vocational training programs.

Your support can spread the power of music and make a real difference in the lives of those we serve, providing access to resources and programs that can change their lives for the better. Please help us continue our vital work by donating now or at the event and together, we can create new opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

We’re so thankful to you and the Coterie for driving this mission forward through the power of music.

About the Coterie

“A Coterie is defined as an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose.”

In 2019 five Chicagoland musicians/friends, Art Nunez, Frank Olivera, Tavo Paul, Wolfgang Paul, and Mike Dermont, came together for an afternoon “jam session”. Finding instant chemistry and having a great time, this “Core” group of musicians thought it would be fun to learn a set of songs and book a show and invite other area musicians to perform alongside them. This show, which included some 15 guest musicians, was an amazing success and the Core realized they might be on to something. The only challenge was, “How to share/divide the pay among all the musicians”??

Rather than split the pay 20-ways, the Core proposed that all the money earned be donated to charity. To which everyone agreed, and the concept of THE COTERIE was born.

Since their first event, the Coterie has raised tens-of-thousands of dollars with 100% of it going to various charities! They’ve added Michael-Mojo O’Brien, Dan Dillion and Doug Schoenbeck to the Core and have performed with over 100 different musicians throughout Chicagoland, adding new musicians to each event. Each Coterie event features a new theme or genre of music and introduces a new line-up of musicians. No two performances are ever the same!

The mission of the Coterie is to continue playing events and raising money to “Help Others Through the Power of Music”

Other Little City Events


Monday, June 19, 2023 | Twin Orchard Country Club | Long Grove, IL

Join us for one of the signature charity events of the summer, the Little City Invitational Golf Classic! Come out to Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove for a day of golf while assisting Little City in raising much-needed awareness and funds for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Purchase tickets and learn more about sponsorship opportunities


Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 | Busse Woods | Elk Grove Village, IL

Mark your calendars as we gather at Busse Woods for a celebratory walk. Every step you take will help empower Little City participants, so create a team, encourage your friends and family to join you, and start raising money for children and adults in need!

Register for FREE


Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 | Bank of America Tower | 110 North Wacker, Chicago

Save the date for our next Poker Tournament & Casino Night! Hosted at the Bank of America Tower in the heart of Chicago, it’ll be an exciting night filled with Texas Hold ‘Em and casino games with incredible prizes at stake and a gourmet buffet from Gibson’s! More details coming soon!