An guide to performances in & around McHenry County
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The following are upcoming concerts scheduled in the area. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, visiting a Ticketmaster outlet, or online at

McHenry County

AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR, 7 p.m. Sept. 30, Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 815-459-2690 or

THE BANDOLEROS, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Blend of Middle Eastern, Spanish flamenco and Latin flavors. Tickets: $16-$22 adults, $11 students with ID at 815-356-9212 or

BLOOZE BROTHERS, fifth annual, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Drendel Ballroom at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. Concert benefits Heifer International. Tickets: $18 in advance, $23 day of event. Tickets and information: 847-515-7650.

POTS & PANS STEELBAND, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. Free outdoor concert. Bring a picnic and lawn chair. Information: 815-479-5779 or


JIM PETERIK'S LIFEFORCE, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. With special guests Mindi Abair, Steve Oliver and Lisa McClowry and featuring Lake Effect. Tickets: $24.75, $34.75.

KISHWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building of Northern Illinois University, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. "French Impressions Redux" fall concert. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, $5 children younger than 12 available at the door. Tickets and information: 815-756-3728 or

STRAIGHT NO CHASER, tickets on sale for the 8 p.m. Nov. 2 performance, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tickets: $29.50-$49.50.

"UNDER THE STREETLAMP," 5:30 and 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Stars of "Jersey Boys." Tickets: $49 show only. Dinner at 8 p.m. show is $35 extra. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or

VICTOR WOOTEN BAND, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Tickets: $32 or $35. Dinner is $35 extra. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or


ADAM ANT, 9 p.m. Oct. 13, The Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Additional 100 tickets released for SOLD OUT concert. Attendees must be age 21 or older. Tickets: $25 at 773-327-1662 or

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