Random Fractions

Past Dates

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Gateway Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel
Random Fractions at Archon - 5:00pm
Collinsville, IL

The entire trio back is together for Archon this year!  Also hear Cathy's solo set at 3:00pm. For more info about the convention, look here.

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride/Que 4 Gallery
Random Fractions Concert - 12:00 noon - 1:00pm
2643 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Cathy & Jason bring music about runes, water, and the road to GCPP again this year!  Admission to the event is a non-perishable food item.  This is a new venue for this event - for this year only.  For more info, look here.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Concert - 4:30pm - 5:05pm
11320 169th Ct
Redmond, WA 98052
Price: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Cathy and Jason are playing a set (probably with a surprise guest or two) during this annual afternoon/evening music event on gorgeous private land.  Other performers include Seanan McGuire, Vixy & Tony, Alexander James Adams, Betsy Tinney, Cade Tinney, and Menage a Trio.  Find more information, directions to the site, and tickets at here.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Walker Community United Methodist Church
Random Fractions Concert - 7:00pm
3104 16th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Price: $10 at the door

Cathy & Jason play songs from the Rune Songs album project and a variety of original and covers about life, the road, the earth, people, creatures, and water.

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Random Fractions Concert - 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Jason & Cathy play at Confluence!  This con has a fantastic music track and besides our concert on Sunday we'll be hanging out in the music room and in open music circles at night before we head out to the PNW to record Cathy's second runes album in early August.

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Random Fractions Concert - 7:00pm
Crowne Plaza Columbus North
Worthington, OH

Besides our concert, you can find us at: Opening Drum Circle - Friday 4:00pm / Cathy's Runes panel - Saturday 11:00am / Closing Jam - Sunday 4:00pm and of course at Open Filks and the Dead Dog.

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Random Fractions Concert - 5:00pm
Holiday Inn Northwest
Des Moines, IA

Cathy & Jason return to DemiCon with lots of new music to play and to send home with you!

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Random Fractions Concert - Day/Time TBA
Doubletree Detroit-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Windycon 45
Westin Hotel Lombard
Lombard, IL

We'll all be working or otherwise part of Windycon 45 - gundo as Convention Co-Chair, Cathy as Music Department Head, and Jason helping out wherever needed.  All three will be playing on Sunday, November 11th at 12noon with Toyboat and continuing on stage as part of the Windy City Jam Band at 1pm.  Expect to see them in open music circles and especially at the Dead Dog Circle on Sunday beginning at 4pm until the wee hours of Monday morning.  Find out more about Windycon here.

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Ohio Valley Filk Festival
Pegasus Awards Concert - 8:00pm
Doubletree Hotel
Worthington, OH

Random Fractions is honored to accept their Pegasus nomination for BEST PERFORMER and to appear in the Pegasus Awards concert of nominated songs - you'll have to come to the convention to find out whose song we're playing! 

If you are part of science fiction fandom and have ever attended a convention or heard us elsewhere in fandom, you can find the Pegasus Awards ballot HERE and vote online for your favorite Filk Song, Classic Filk Song, Best Roadtrip Song, Best Song About Community, Best Performer, and Best Composer (Cathy was nominated here, too!) until Sunday, October 14th.

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Random Fractions Concert - 4:00pm
Gateway Convention Center/DoubleTree Hotel
Collinsville, IL

Also come hear Cathy play a rare solo set at 1:00pm.

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Chicago Pagan Pride
Random Fractions Concert - 12:15-1:15pm
217 Home Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Random Fractions returns to Chicago Pagan Pride with lots of new music!  Come hang out with us for the whole day in lovely Mills Park on the Historic Pleasant Home property and enjoy community rituals, free entertainment, workshops, and vendors.  Event runs 11am-6pm.

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Fox Valley Pagan Pride Music Festival
Drum Jam & Opening Ritual/Spiral Dance - 10:00am
Pierce Park
Appleton, WI

We return to the Fox Valley Pagan Pride Music Festival this year to offer an opening Drum Jam leading into the Opening Ritual/Spiral Dance.  We will also be at our band booth all day to chat and share our new music with you - please come by and say hello!  Event runs from 10am-7pm.

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Random Fractions Concert - 7:00pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Columbus, OH

Come join us in the Union DE room for our concert at Marcon!  You can also find Cathy &/or Jason at the Opening Drum Jam Friday at 5:30pm, Open Filk Friday at 11:30pm, Filk: Past, Present, Future (panel) Sunday at 11:30am, and the Closing Circle Sunday at 4pm.

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Montecarlo Inn Brampton Suites
Brampton, ONT

While we don't have an official concert, we are all attending FilkONtario!  We'll be (individually) music backup for other musicians, participating in workshops and jams, and of course playing in the music circles.  You might even hear some new music in a one-shot.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Ohio Valley Filk Festival
Pegasus Nominations Concert - 8:00pm
Doubletree Hotel
Worthington, OH

Random Fractions will play "Scarlet Town" in the Best Filk Song category of the Pegasus Awards nominations concert (song by Cathy McManamon, who is also nominated for Best Composer!).  We'll also be hanging out the rest of the weekend in the Open Filk Circles and the Guitar Chord Tricks & Tips workshop (facilitated by Cathy).  Find out more about the Ohio Valley Filk Festival here.

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Random Fractions Concert - 5:00pm - Mississipian Room
Gateway Convention Center/DoubleTree Hotel
Collinsville, IL

Cathy & Jason are joined by Magic Mark (Mark Ewbank) of the Unusual Suspects for a truly random set of surprises!  Cathy is also playing a set at 2:00pm with guest Alexander James Adams.  The recently released, self-titled Random Fractions album will be available all weekend from either member of the band.

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

MuseCon 7
Random Fractions Concert - 1:30pm - Lakeshore Ballroom
Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd.
Itasca, IL 60143

Random Fractions plays at MuseCon with...well, you'll have to come to the con and see who we round up to join in the fun!  Our self-titled, brand new Random Fractions CD will be available too!

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Pierce Park
Fox Valley Pagan Pride Music Fest - 11:00am
1035 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI 54914

Join us at this outdoor festival featuring music and fantastic vendors. We are honored to be performing at this fest along with Celia, Brian Henke, and Sentinel Grove!  Please visit Fox Valley Pagan Pride Music Fest for more information.

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Contata 2017
Random Fractions Concert - 7:00pm
Hyatt Morristown
Morristown, NJ

Jason & Cathy hit the East Coast!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

House Concert
Leslie Hudson's Goddess Revolution Tour
Chicago, IL

Random Fractions is opening for touring Canadian songstress Leslie Hudson, and also joining her for several songs during her concert!  Rumor has it that Daniel will be shredding on electric guitar, Cathy will be banging and shaking various small percussion, and Jason...still playing bass.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Demicon 28
Random Fractions Concert - TBA
Holiday Inn Northwest
Urbandale, IA 50322

Jason & Cathy bring new music to Demicon!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

ConFusion Science Fiction Convention
Random Fractions Concert - 12 noon
Sheraton Hotel
Novi, MI
Price: (included in convention badge)

Our first performance of 2017 and the first under our new name!  Jason & Cathy will be attending ConFusion all weekend, and also leading the Drum Jam on Saturday at 4pm.