Concerts

Country music star Jo Dee Messina brings feistiness, tour to Crystal Lake

There’s little doubt fans of country superstar Jo Dee Messina will enjoy her new album. That’s because they picked every song on it.


Woodstock choir members recruited at community sing nights

Cassandra Vohs-Demann is all about getting people singing, whether for only a night or as part of a new community choir.


Recording artist Athena to perform in Crystal Lake

After moving to McHenry County a few years back, Athena Perez toured the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake and saw the Listening Room before it was finished.


Leo Kottke brings guitar, 'appetite' to Woodstock Opera House stage

Playing the trombone until age 15 when, as he describes, judges "chortled" at him at a state competition, the guitar not only saved Leo Kottke's embouchure from a bad roll.


McBride mixes it up on new album, tour

At first glance, an album full of R&B and soul covers might seem like an oddity for country star Martina McBride.


Woodstock native performs with Ravinia's Poi Dog Pondering

A fan of old records, Dag Juhlin of Woodstock was browsing through a table of worn album covers when one caught his eye.


Australian blues artist celebrates 30 years of music, performs in Woodstock Square

When Michael Charles takes the stage, he brings three decades worth of blues music.


Woodstock festival jazzes up the Square

Take some jazz, a bit of pop and funk and gypsify it.


Famed guitar duo to perform in McHenry

When internationally renowned guitarists Bert Lams and Tom Griesgraber sat down and improvised some music, the story of the early pioneers evolved.


Jo Dee Messina, Garrison Keillor headline Raue Center's new season

Country star Jo Dee Messina and radio legend Garrison Keillor are among the acts recently announced as part of the Raue Center For The Arts’ new season.


Jimmy Nick brings energy to the blues at McHenry fest

If mellow comes to mind when you think of blues music, you haven’t heard Jimmy Nick.



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