‘the Listening Room’ 2017 Schedule & Ticket Purchase

 ‘the Listening Room’ was voted 2014 and 2016 Best Place to Listen to Live Music in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!

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Advance Ticket purchases: As of January 1, 2017, LLF will charge a per ticket $4.00 Administrative Fee for concert tickets purchased in advance most concerts.

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Northern Illinois University – School of Music Showcase Faculty and Guest Performances Series

Supported by: McHenry County Community Foundation & The Foglia Family Foundation.

The School of Music’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty are dedicated to supporting students realizing their full potential as music artists, educators, and scholars.

NIU Student Jazz Combos & Crystal Lake Central High School Jazz Combo (4/23/17 @ 3:00 pm)

The Bradfield Combo and the Koehler Combo will bring expressive instrumental jazz to ‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole. Crystal Lake Central’s Jazz Combo will join them in this celebration of American’s only original art form.

  • Sunday, April 23rd @ 3:00 PM
  • Online ticket sales will end at Noon on April 23rd.
  • Online Tickets: $5.00 Students, $10 for Adults.

Purchase Tickets Online

 

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Notsomuch &
Kevin Presbrey (4/29/17 @ 7:30 pm)

Notsomuch is fast becoming a favorite for local events with its broad range of music from classics to modern.  Whether you like to rock to the Rolling Stones, tap your toe to John Mellencamp, or sway to Crystal Gayle, Notsomuch has so much to offer music lovers.

 

Kevin Presbrey is influenced by songwriting greats such as Jim Croce, Ryan Adams and Led Zeppelin. Gaining steam in 2017, Presbrey’s relentless lust for connecting with audiences has driven the release of his fourth studio album “Falling Together” newest album released January 2017.

 

  • Saturday, April 29th @ 7:30 PM
  • Online ticket sales will end at Noon on April 29.
  • Online Tickets: $18 in advance, $23 at the door.

Purchase Tickets Online

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“Wednesday’s Way with Words” Series (5/17/17 @ 7:00 pm)

‘the Listening Room’ at the Dole will host author readings to showcase the work of local writers and encourage new writers. “Wednesday’s Way with Words” will feature up to six writers on each of the following dates. Writers will read works of no more than 2000 words and speak briefly about their piece. If writers have books to sell, they are welcome to bring them to the event.

To be considered, please submit a bio and a 500 words sample by midnight on the date of submission deadline to Gwen Koehler at gkoehler@lakesideartspark.org. Selected writers will be notified within two weeks of submission. For more information on submission Click Here

  • Submission Deadline: Apr. 17th by midnight
  • Event Date: May 17th at 7:00 pm
  • Suggested donation: $5.00 at the door

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Robbie Fulks “Grammy nominee” (6/2/17 @ 8:00 pm)

“One of the most observant and wry songwriters of the past two decades.”
— Rolling Stone

Robbie plays by nobody’s rules–except the ones he hears in his head.  He is prodigiously talented, with the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian.  Besides, his scorn for the music industry makes ours look positively prosaic. But don’t let that make you lose sight of THE SONGS.

Upland Stories continues and — with sprinklings of pedal steel, drums, electric guitar, and keyboards — expands the sound of that acoustic set. Fulks’s richly emotional storytelling is illuminated by his instrumental prowess and emotional voice.

  • Friday, June 2nd @ 8:00 PM
  • Online ticket sales will end at Noon on June 2nd.
  • Online Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Purchase Tickets Online

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Lost Dogs & Mixed Blessings  (6/17/17 @ 8:00 pm)

The “Lost Dogs & Mixed Blessings” show features Tom Carey and members of widely acclaimed, nationally touring Eagles tribute Heartache Tonight.  Join them as they  perform an evening of acoustic music celebrating the timeless songs of Chicago-born singer-songwriter, and Americana icon, John Prine.

  • Saturday, June 17th @ 8:00 PM
  • Online ticket sales will end at Noon on June 17th.
  • Online Tickets: $18 in advance, $23 at the door.

    Purchase Tickets Online

 

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