Watseka Theatre

218 E. Walnut Street,
Watseka, IL 60970

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DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 22, 2014 at 12:52 am

Marty Stuart @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

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Saturday, February 14, 2015.

Valentines Day Country Music Celebration With MARTY STUART AND THE FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES. Five time Grammy Award Winner Marty Stuart returns to the Watseka Theatre with his fantastic band, great catalogue of hits as well as a wonderful new album, Saturday Night Sunday Morning. Million selling songs include; “Hillbilly Rock”, “Tempted”, “Luther’s Boogie”, “This One’s Gonna Hurt You”, “Little Things”, “Now That’s Country”, “The Whisky Aint Workin”, “I Cant Even Walk”, & “Country Boy Rock N Roll” . For 43 years, Marty Stuart has been one of country music’s most dedicated archeologists. Beyond his role as singer, songwriter and mandolin picker, the Mississippi native and longtime Grand Ole Opry star has been collecting and exploring nearly every aspect of the genre and its many subgenres. He has also taken on the active role of educating the public on country’s history, documenting through his archival efforts — as well as through his own extraordinary photography — the musicians, their instruments, stage costumes, songs and stories that would perhaps otherwise be lost to a whole new generation were it not for his passion. Sharing the stage with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt before he had even reached his teens, Stuart would also experience his musical (and indeed his life) education at the feet of other musical masters. As a traveling country hitmaker in the Eighties, Nineties and beyond, he would earn hit records (“The Whiskey Ain’t Workin'” with Travis Tritt, “Hillbilly Rock,” “Tempted”). He’d also play to bigger audiences and, perhaps not surprisingly, would also fall prey to the pitfalls of life on the road. But for the now 55-year-old musician (celebrating his birthday this week), who has been 10 years clean and sober and married to fellow Grand Ole Opry legend Connie Smith since 1997, life’s inescapable contradictions are at the heart of his latest musical effort, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. A double album that’s as dazzling as one of Porter Wagoner’s old Nudie suits now housed in Stuart’s vast personal archive, the LP of classic and original material explores the influence that both traditional country and gospel music have had on Stuart and his musical cohorts, three of Nashville’s most valuable players — drummer Harry Stinson, bass player Paul Martin and guitarist Kenny Vaughan. Stuart, like his old boss (and former father-in-law), Johnny Cash, also hosts a music-driven TV series, The Marty Stuart Show. A throwback to the country-music variety series of the Fifties and Sixties, the show airs on RFD-TV and wrapped up its sixth season earlier this year. Also, like Cash did in his lifetime, Stuart tends to dress all in black and he styles his graying hair so that much of it is pointed heavenward. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. Located 92 miles south of Chicago. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. Doors Open 5:30pm for Valentines Dinner & full bar. Showtime is 7:00pm. Tix are on sale now at theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or http://www.watsekatheatre.com

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 19, 2014 at 6:25 am

Larry Gatlin And The Gatlin Brothers @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Country Music Celebration with LARRY GATLIN AND THE GATLIN BROTHERS. One of country music’s most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlins had a total of 33 Top 40 singles. Their biggest hits together include “Broken Lady”, “All the Gold in California”, “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You)”, “She Used to Be Somebody’s Baby”, and “Talkin' to the Moon”. Larry Gatlin is known for his rich tenor voice and for the string of pop-inflected hit songs he wrote and recorded throughout the 1970s and 80s. During this time, country music trended heavily towards polished pop music arrangements in a style that came to be known as Countrypolitan. This is a rare chance for the Gatlins fans to see them in concert in Central Illinois. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner and full bar. Showtime 7pm. Tix are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre 218 East Walnut Street Watseka, IL 60970 Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar, show time 7pm All Ages (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentines Weekend Rock N Roll Celebration with STARSHIP Featuring Mickey Thomas. One of the best live bands performing all their hits including; “We Built This City”, “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”, “Sara”, “Jane”, “Find Your Way Back”, “Miracles”, “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”, “Somebody To Love”, “White Rabbit”, “Count On Me”, “No Way Out”, “With Your Love”, “Runaway”, “Set The Night To Music” & “It’s Not Over”. Get ready for the great classic rock n roll music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and Today! This is an amazing band! Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. No seat is further than 40 feet from the stage. Located 92 miles (2 hours) south of chicago. Doors Open 5:30pm for Valentines Dinner & Full Bar. Showtime is 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or on line www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970

Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & bar, show 7pm (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 4, 2014 at 8:20 am

Leon Russell @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Legend…One of most talent musicians of all time! Million Selling Award Winning Hits include; “A Song For You”, “This Masquerade”, “Tight Rope”, “Superstar”, “Delta Lady” & #1 hit “Heartbreak Hotel”. Russell began his musical career at the age of 14 in Tulsa. He studied guitar with James Burton (Elvis Presley & Ricky Nelson). Known mostly as a session musician early in his career, playing with artists as varied as Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis, George Harrison, Gram Parsons, Delaney Bramlett, Ringo Starr, Doris Day, Elton John, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Willie Nelson, Badfinger, Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, B.B. King,Dave Mason, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker and The Rolling Stones. In 2010 Elton John/ Leon Russell “The Reunion” # 3 hit album was released. They performed together on Saturday Night Live. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & Full bar. Show 7pm. Tix $40. at the theatre, by phone 815 993-6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970 (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 4, 2014 at 8:17 am

Moonshine Bandits @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015

Country Rap Duo formed in California in 2003 and released their debut album, Soggy Crackerz.It was followed by Prohibition in 2006 and Divebars and Truckstops in 2010. Moonshine Bandits signed with Suburban Noize Records for the release of their fourth album, Whiskey and Women, in 2011. The music video for “My Kind of Country” premiered on CMT Pure Country in February 2012. In 2014, they partnered with Average Joes Entertainment for their fifth album, Calicountry.It debuting at #22 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 126 on the Billboard 200. All Ages. Doors Open 5:30pm for full Bar, Pizza & Nachos. Tix $25. at the theatre, by phone 815 993 6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970 Doors Open 5:30pm for bar & food, Show 7pm (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on August 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Halloween Party with PUDDLE OF MUDD @ WATSEKA THEATRE WATSEKA IL

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2014

Halloween Party with Puddle Of Mudd. The band has sold over seven million albums, and have had a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles. Their major-label debut Come Clean has sold over five million copies. Major hit songs include “Blurry”, “Drift & Die”, “She Hates Me”, “Control”, “Psycho”, “We Don’t Have To Look Back Now”, “Famous” & “Livin On Borrowed Time”. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 Art Deco 375 seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. No seat is further than 40 feet from the stage. All Ages. Doors open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the theatre boxoffice, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or on line at http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre, 218 E Walnut St, Watseka, IL 60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on July 18, 2014 at 4:18 am

JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE @ WATSEKA THEATRE WATSEKA IL

FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 2014

Tickets $25. on sale now at the theatre boxoffice, charge by phone 815-993-6585 or on line at http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Jack Russell’s Great White. Rock Anthems sold over 8 million records in 80s & 90s. These MTV darlings have a great rockin show with Multi Platinium hits “Once Bitten Twice Shy”, “Rock Me”, “Save Your Love”, “House Of Broken Love”, “Rollin Stoned”, “The Angel Song” & many more. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 Art Deco 375 seat Theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. All Ages. doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7:00pm.

Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970 (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on July 9, 2014 at 1:54 am

JACKYL @ WATSEKA THEATRE WATSEKA ILLINOIS

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2014

Back by popular demand! It’s been nearly 20 years since Jackyl shot out of Georgia with its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock ‘n’ roll. Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock, Jackyl formed in 1991 and brought back rock ‘n’ roll back — back to its down-to-earth, wild, fun-loving origins. Full of spit and swagger — and a “dirty” sense of humor to boot — Jackyl quickly earned a deal with Geffen Records. Jackyl’s live shows were already legendary before the ink dried on the Geffen contract. Hear and see the outragous Jackyl show with all the Million Selling hit songs including “The Lumberjack”. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. Located 92 miles south of Chicago. All Ages. It features a great restaurant and full bar. Doors Open 5:30pm, Showtime 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815 993 2880 or www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970 (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on July 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

The Grascals @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

Saturday October 11, 2014

The Grascals is a six-piece bluegrass band hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2004, the band has since gained a level of notability by playing on the Grand Ole Opry and in bluegrass festivals around the country. In 2005 the band won the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year Award, as well as the Song of the Year award for “Me and John and Paul”. In 2006 and 2007, they won the IBMA Entertainer of the Year. The Grascals have released two albums, both on Rounder Records. The first self-titled debut featured guest vocals from Dolly Parton on Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas”. Their 2006 album, Long List of Heartaches, features artists such as Steve Wariner, George Jones, The Jordanaires, and Dierks Bentley. Their third album, Keep on Walkin’, came out July 15, 2008. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. Its located 92 miles south of Chicago. Doors open 5:30pm for full bar and restaurant. Showtime 7pm. All Ages admitted. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre 218 East Walnut Street Watseka, IL 60970 (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on July 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Ozark Mountain Daredevils @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

Friday October 3, 2014.

Southern Rock Million Selling hit songs include “Jackie Blue” & “If You Want To Get To Heaven”. The Ozark Mountain Daredevils continue to enjoy a cult popularity today. After 35 years of service to their craft, the music and the group have truly withstood the test of time. This is why they are one of America’s most original and enduring bands. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 Art Deco 375 seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. Doors Open 5:30pm for full bar and restaurant. Showtime is 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre 218 East Walnut Street Watseka, Illinois 60970 (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on July 1, 2014 at 2:32 pm

The Association @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

Saturday September 13, 2014.

One of the greatest rock vocal groups of the 1960s. Million selling hit singles include #1 “Windy”, #1 “Cherish”, #2 “Never My Love”, #5 “Along Comes Mary”, #9 “Everything That Touchs You”. How many people have seen the Windy 7up commerical with Brad Garrett? Thousands of people used “Cherish” or “Never My Love” as their first dance at their wedding reception. “Never My Love” is the second most played song on the radio of all time. How many memories do you have of The Association? Don’t miss this wonderful band! This will be special salute to our veterans! Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. All Ages. Located 92 miles south of Chicago. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7pm. Tickets only $40. on sale at the theatre boxoffice, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or online http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre 218 East Walnut Street Watseka Illinois 60970 (815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on April 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Skid Row / Kill Devil Hill @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

80s / 90s MTV Metal Icons SKID ROW take over Watseka Theatre Watseka IL. Get ready for the hottest rock show in Central Illinois. Million selling hit songs include “I Remember You”, “18 And Life”, “Youth Gone Wild”, “Wasted Time”, “Monkey Business”, “Big Guns”, “Piece Of Me” , etc… Skid Row has sold over 20 Million records! Kill Devil Hill with Rex Brown of Pantera opens the concert. No seat is further than 40 ft feet from the stage. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Tix are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815 993 6585 or online www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on April 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Tom Keifer @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

One of the best rock singer songwriters to come out of the 80’s. Tom Keifer’s new solo CD, “The Way Life Goes” is excellent. Two amazing tracks are “Solid Ground” & “The Flower Song”. Keifer is the lead singer, guitarist of Cinderella. MTV Million selling hits include “Don’t Know What You Got Till Its Gone”, “Gypsy Road”, “Shake Me”, “Coming Home”, “Nobody’s Fool”. No seat is further than 40 ft from the stage. Be prepared to be blown away! Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7pm. Tix on sale now at the theatre, by phone 815 993 6585 or online www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on December 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Crystal Bowersox @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Friday, July 18, 2014

Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of herself and her music that is refreshing and rare. “I believe if you stand for something, stand your ground; stand it strong and stand it proud.” It is this fortitude and courageous spirit that resonated with millions night after night when the 2010 American Idol runner up took the stage. There is a sincerity and authenticity about her that just can’t be manufactured. The same can be said about her musical prowess, which has all the markings of a creative force to reckon with who is in it for the long haul. Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King. All That For This, Crystal Bowersox’s sophomore release and Shanachie Entertainment debut, is a powerful testament of her talents as both a singer and songwriter, as well as her unerring musical vision. She confides, “I am more proud of this body of work then anything I’ve done before. If this music can move someone to tears or makes them smile, then I have really accomplished something. That’s all I can ask for.” Doors open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7pm. All Ages. Tickets $35. & $25. on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or online 24hrs a day www.watsekatheatre.com .

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

Lisa Marie Presley @ Watseka Theatre Watseka, IL

Lisa Marie Presley headlines Watseka Theatre Watseka IL on Friday May 2, 2014. With all the hoopla that has surrounded her, it’s easy to forget that Lisa Marie Presley is at heart a simple Southern girl whose earliest musical memories are of obsessively listening to 45’s in her bedroom at Graceland and of her dad catching her singing into a hairbrush in front of a mirror at the age of three. The Memphis-born Presley reclaims those roots on her new album Storm and Grace — an Americana-inspired showcase for her songwriting talent and smoldering alto voice. Produced with elegant restraint by 12-time Grammy Award-winner T Bone Burnett, Storm and Grace is a marked departure from Presley’s previous albums, 2003’s gold-certified To Whom It May Concern and 2005’s Now What, which both debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7:00pm. All Ages. No seat is further than 40 ft from the front of the stage. Tickets $45. are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815 993-6585 or online www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Queensryche starring Geoff Tate @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL

Sunday, January 19, 2014 Martin Luther King Eve…no work, no school on the next day… Queensryche starring Geoff Tate …“The 25th Anniversary of Operation Mindcrime Tour”. This outragous rock band has sold over 20 Million Records. No seat is further than 20 feet from the front of the stage. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Show 7pm. All Ages. Tickets are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815 993-6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com .

Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL
60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Marshall Tucker Band @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL Saturday February 15, 2014 @ 7:00 PM.

Valentines Day Weekend, Saturday, Feb.15, 2014 with One of the Best Southern Rock Bands Of All Time, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND. Come on out with your sweetheart to all hear all the greatest hits, “Heard It In A Love Song”, “Can’t You See”, “Fire On The Mountain”, “This Ole Cowboy”, “Searchin For A Rainbow”, “Long Hard Ride”, “24 Hours At A Time”, “Take The Highway”, “Blue Ridge Mountain”, etc… All Ages. Come early for a wonderful Valentines Day Dinner. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner and full bar. Showtime 7pm. No seat is further than 40 ft from the front of the stage. Back by popular demand! This is the third time, The Marshall Tucker Band will be performing at the Watseka Theatre. Their shows are always sensational. Tickets are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815 993 6585 or online www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm

American English – Beatles Tribute @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL Sunday, February 9, 2014 @ 2:00 PM.

It was 50 years ago today that The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show! Watseka Theatre presents Tribute to The Beatles with American English. Come early for the Watseka Theatre’s great restaurant and full bar. All Ages. No seat is further than 40 ft from the stage. Tickets are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815 993 6585 or on line at http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on November 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Kris Allen @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL Saturday February 8, 2014 @ 7PM.

Multi Platinium Recording Artist KRIS ALLEN headlines Watseka Theatre. Season 8 American Idol Winner with hits, “Live Like Your Dying”, “No Boundaries”, “Heartless”, & “The Vision Of Love”. No seat is further than 40 ft from the front of the stage. All Ages. Doors Open 5:30pm for Dinner & full bar. Showtime 7pm. Tickets $30., $35. are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815 993 6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com .

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on September 9, 2013 at 12:38 am

The Amazing Kreskin @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL Saturday October 26, 2013

Halloween Party with THE AMAZING KRESKIN. The worlds most famous mentalist headlines the historic Watseka Theatre. Kreskin has appeared 61 times on The Tonight Show. Also recently on Letterman, Stern, Conan, Fergusion, Kimmel & Fallon. Even now he knows what you are thinking. No seat is further than 40 feet from the stage. Doors open 5:30pm for dinner and full bar. Showtime is 7pm. Tickets are on sale now at the theatre, by phone (815) 993-6585 or on line.

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

Hours:Doors Open 5:30pm, Showtime 7pm Admission Charge $25. & $35. with dinner. Attendance Capacity:375 Phone Number:(815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on September 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm

David Cook @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL Fri.Oct.18, 2013

American Idol Season Seven Winner & Platnium Recording Artist DAVID COOK headlines Watseka Theatre Watseka IL on Friday Oct 18, 2013. A week following Cook’s American Idol victory, in the Billboard chart week ending May 25, 2008, Cook broke several Billboard chart records. Most notable was his record shattering feat of having 11 songs debut on the Hot 100 that week, beating the previous record set by Miley Cyrus in 2006 when she had six songs debut on the chart. Cook’s first single, “The Time of My Life” led the pack, debuting at number three on the Hot 100. Cook’s eleven charting songs also gave him the most songs by one artist on the Hot 100 of any week in the Nielsen SoundScan era (which began in 1991), and the most of any era since The Beatles placed 14 songs on the chart the week of April 11, 1964. In addition, that same week Cook also broke the record for the most debuts on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart, where he placed 14 debut entries, the record of which was previously six set by Bon Jovi in 2007. Cook’s 17 entries had a combined total of 944,000 digital downloads in the first week of selling. Cook also signed an endorsement deal with Skechers that ran through December 2009. Cook’s photo was also featured on the cover of The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009, along with President Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. Cook also won 08 Teen Choice Award “TV: Male Reality/Variety Star”, 08 New Music Awards “Top 40 Male Artist of the Year”, 09 Nashville Music Awards -Song of the Year – “Time of My Life” & 09 New Music Awards “Top 40 Male Artist of the Year”. Cook performed the Fleetwood Mac hit “Little Lies” with American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert on ABC’s Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series in NYC’s Central Park. Watseka Theatre is a 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. No seat is further than 40 ft from the stage. Located 92 miles south of Chicago. Doors Open at 5:30pm for dinner & bar. Showtime is 7pm. All Ages. Tickets $35. ($50. limited VIP tix include meet & greet) on sale now at the theatre, by phone 815 993 6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970 Hours:Doors Open 5:30 pm for dinner & bar, Show 7pm Attendance Capacity: 375 Phone Number:(815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on September 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Candlebox @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL Sat. Oct. 5, 2013

Seattle Rock N Roll Icons, Candlebox headline Watseka Theatre Watseka IL on Saturday October 5, 2013. Their debut album on Madonna’s Maverick Records featured the hit singles, “Far Behind” and “You”, has sold over 4 million records. The latest album,“Love Stories & Other Musings” (Apr 2012) is a smash hit. Southern California Band, Open Air Stereo open the concert at 7pm. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 Art Deco 375 Seat Theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner and full bar. No seat is further than 40 feet from the stage. Tickets $40. & $55. VIP includes Meet & Greet are on sale now at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or on line at http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Location: Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970 Hours:Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & bar, Showtime 7pm Attendance Capacity:375 Phone Number:(815) 993-6585

DJMitchell
DJMitchell on September 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Johnny Winter @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL Fri.Sept.20, 2013

Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 called largest solo artist deal of it’s time, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting between simple country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson, to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, – Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock (a la the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd.) Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, Johnny was the unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. A long life full of honors and accomplishments such as a triumphant appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival with Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy and Clapton that has been immortalized on the Emmy award winning DVD. In a ceremony with Slash presenting in Nashville, Gibson Guitars released the signature Johnny Winter Firebird guitar that has been his beloved trademark for years. A Live through the 70s DVD is a hit along with his Live Bootleg Series CDs that have all entered the Top 10 Billboard Blues charts. Two unique instructional DVDs have been produced by Cherry Lane/Hal Leonard to the gratitude of players around the world. Always one for special appearances he recently performed with the Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on the 40th anniversary of their debut. In addition Winter has been headlining such prestigious events as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Swedish Rock Fest, Warren Haynes X-mas jam and Europe’s Rockpalast viewed by millions just to name a few. Warner Bros. has now released a 40th anniversary DVD of Woodstock: 3 Days of Love and Peace the Director’s cut featuring, for the first time, Johnny playing his smoking classic “Meantown Blues.” Tix $40., $55. at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or watsekatheatre.com

Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970 Doors Open 5:30 pm for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7pm. Attendance Capacity: 375 Phone Number: (815) 993-6585

rocmaven
rocmaven on May 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Hot Country Music Artist Josh Thompson @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL will perform in concert on Friday August 5, 2011 @ 7:30PM.
Josh Thompson’s sensational debut CD has produced three top 40 hits for him on the charts: “Beer on the Table”, “Way Out Here” and “Won’t Be Lonely Long”. Come see this great concert at the historic Watseka Theatre Watseka Illinois on Friday August 5, 2011. A native of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Josh Thompson began pouring concrete with his father at the age of 12, giving him first hand insight about the trials of hard-working men everywhere. After arriving in Nashville in 2005, Thompson instantly began writing and quickly established himself as a country artist on the rise. He received his first major songwriter credit with a song called “Growing Up Is Getting Old” which is the title track of Jason Michael Carroll’s current album. Thompson formed a band and drew in a huge fan base by playing raucous, energetic live shows all over the country. Josh’s raw talent, in both songwriting and performing, caught the attention of hit songwriters and eventually led to a major record deal with Columbia Nashville. Thompson’s blue collar lifestyle influences every song he has written, as he tells his stories with candor, honesty and a good-natured spirit. His debut single, “Beer On The Table,” is one of the most down-to-earth working man’s anthems in years, a look at the dance between work and play, and the hard-won, easy-go nature of money that ties them together. That work ethic, the honesty in his writing and the energy in his performances have combined to make Josh a powerful new voice in country music. His Columbia Nashville debut, Way Out Here, showcases a man who has lived the music he makes. Produced by Michael Knox (Jason Aldean) Way Out Here features 10 songs solely written or cowritten by Josh. Check out www.joshthompsonofficial.com . The Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 restored 375 seat art deco venue. It features a gourmet restaurant and full bar. Watseka is located 92 miles south of Chicago. All ages are admitted. Tickets are $55.,$45.,$35.,$25. available at the theatre, by phone (815) 993-6585 or on line at www.watsekatheatre.com .

rocmaven
rocmaven on May 25, 2011 at 8:41 am

Country music Icon Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder “Treasure Chest Tour” @ Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL on Friday August 26, 2011 @ 7:00 PM. Ricky Skaggs has won 14 Grammy Awards, 8 Country Music Association Awards, 8 ACM Awards, 11 IBMA Awards, 2 Dove Awards & Countless others. In 1982, Ricky was made the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry at that time. He made his television debut at the age of 7, performing with bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs on their popular syndicated television show and earning his first paycheck ever for a musical performance. At 15, Ricky became a member of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley’s backing band, The Clinch Mountain Boys. Ricky and his ace backing band, Kentucky Thunder, have won 8 Instrumental Group of the Year awards from the IBMA. Ricky has had 12 #1 singles on the Billboard Country charts and 12 Top 20 Country albums. Ricky collaborated with the Raconteurs and Ashley Monroe on a Bluegrass-inspired version of the Raconteurs track “Old Enough.” His album, Ricky Skaggs Solo Songs My Dad Loved, released in 2009, was nominated in the Best Traditional Folk Album category for the 2010 GRAMMY awards. Ricky played all of the notes and sang all of the songs on this project. Solo is a musical tribute to the man who caused him to fall in love with musicâ€\"his father. Current album, Mosaic, is a return to a full band sound that mixes elements of Country music with Beatles-esque melody and lyrics that speak to Skaggs’ faith, making “music that is in my head and in my heart,” as Ricky says. It was co-produced by Grammy winning songwriter/producer Gordon Kennedy. In 2010, Mosaic was nominated for two GRAMMY’s in Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album & Best Gospel Song categories (for “Return to Sender”). Greatest songs include; “Country Boy”,“Highway 40 Blues”, “I’m Ready To Go”, “Cajun Moon” & “Uncle Pen”. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat venue located 92 miles south of Chicago. The theatre features a gourmet restaurant and full bar. This concert is open to all ages. Tickets $85.,$65.,$40. are on sale at the theatre, by phone (815) 993-6585 or on line www.watsekatheatre.com .
More concerts to be announced next week.