Lance Lipinsky to rock Raue’s National Piano Conference


Entertainer and songwriter Lance Lipinsky - of Chicago’s “Million Dollar Quartet,” will rock the Raue Center for Performing Arts this month at the Third Annual National Piano Conference with his rockabilly band, the Lovers. The conference runs June 27-29.

Lipinsky played a sold-out crowd at the conference last year, where he appeared in “Jerry Lee & Friends: An Evening of The King, the Killer & Cash!”

Lipinsky got his start at 17 when he dropped out of school and moved to Las Vegas. His childhood love of all things rockabilly made him an instant success. He portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis in Las Vegas and began touring around the country.  Lipinsky settled in Chicago, where he started his own band and performs as Lewis on Chicago stages in, “Million Dollar Quartet.”

Raue Center also welcomes Kurt Bestor, perhaps best known as a composer for and player of keyboards and synthesizers, specializing in New Age, film scores, jazz, and Christmas music.

National Piano Conference lineup:

Friday, June 27 -

10 am - Master Class with Michael Pecak and Julian Dawson. Free with RSVP - “Giving Voice to the Piano.” To RSVP please call 815.356.9212.

8 pm - Piano Salutes America with Michael Pecak and Gary Girouard and Special guest the Chicago Metropolitan Brass Ensemble - Free Concert with Suggested donation at the door

Saturday, June 28 - “The Piano Goes Broadway with Kurt Bestor and Danny Wright” - 7 pm - Tickets start at $29.

Sunday, June 29 - “The Piano Goes Crazy with Lance Lipinsky and the Lovers” - 7 pm - Tickets start at $41.

June 27-29 - Piano Marathon in Raue Center lobby. If interested in participating, contact Tim Paul at

Tickets are on sale online through, the Box Office at 26 N. Williams Street, or 815.356.9212.

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