A ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH JIMMY NICK AND DON’T TELL MAMA
WHEN: 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 31
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
ABOUT: Welcome in the new year with rock and roll hosted by Jimmy Nick and his band Don’t Tell Mama. Described as an old-fashioned, guitar-slinging blues prodigy, Nick, a Crystal Lake native, was only 16 when he began performing alongside legendary blues artists at many of Chicago’s legendary blues clubs, including Buddy Guy’s Legends, Kingston Mines and Rosa’s Lounge. “As we continue to climb to the next musical level, I still love playing for family, friends and new fans who become friends,” Nick said. The audience loves him, said Raue Executive Director Richard Kuranda, who described his performances as “arguably the hottest blues shows we have ever presented at Raue Center.” Tickets: $25-$27. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.