Concerts

The Whip and Backland Radio dot com, The Pawn Shop of Rantoul & The Rose Bowl present Bloodshot Recording Artists

with Special Guests The Caleb Cook Band
Sunday, July 2, 2017, 3 pm
The Historic Rose Bowl Tavern
106 N Race, Urbana, Illinois
Advance Tickets $10  Day of the Show $15
General Admission tickets – You will be emailed a receipt for your purchase and your tickets will be held at Will Call the afternoon of the show.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: ROSE BOWL TAVERN,  106 N. Race, Urbana
THE PAWN SHOP, 501 1/2 S. Century Blvd, Rantoul
CORSON MUSIC, 71 E. University, Downtown Champaign
NORTH STREET RECORDS, 117 W. North Street, Uptown Normal
The Whip Ticket Line: (217) 929-8657

 

“…a sneering fusion of punk-rock autonomy and say-it-like-it-is country from the classic era, paired with a timeless vocal warble and tons of attitude…she’s a nonconforming spitfire…” – Rolling Stone

historic rose bowl tavern

Celebrated three-time Grammy award winner Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men’s newest recording, Prick Of The Litter was released on January 27th, 2017. Prick Of The Litter contains 12 new songs that feature the soulful blend of blues, jazz, country and rock that has become synonymous with McClinton’s distinctive style. His songs and soul-stirring performances have connected with audiences across the country as well as his peers. Throughout the decades, McClinton has ridden the wave of major label success, penned songs that have been cut by successful country and blues artists, collaborated with artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to Tanya Tucker and continued to create relevant and distinctive music. 

The Whip and Backland Radio dot com present The Return of

and SELF-MADE-MEN
with Special Guests
TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3pm
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel
4191 US 36 West, Decatur, IL

Advance Tickets $40  Day of the Show $45

General Admission Tickets mailed to you

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
LINDA’S MUSIC CENTER, 22nd & Wood, Decatur
THE PAWN SHOP, 501 1/2 S. Century, Rantoul
CORSON MUSIC, 71 E. University, Champaign
NORTH STREET RECORDS, 117 W. North Street, Normal
POSITIVELY 4TH STREET RECORDS, 4th & Lincoln, Charleston
The Whip Ticket Line: (217) 929-8657

 

 The hotel is offering a special rate of $99 per night for July 15 and July 16 of the Delbert weekend for concert goers. A great deal if you don’t want to drive home after the show! Call DCCH at (217) 422-8800 and use the discount code of “DELBERT” to get the special price.

The Whip and Backland Radio dot com & American Legion Post #88 Present

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
Mattoon American Legion Post #88
1903 Maple Street, Mattoon, Illinois

Advance Tickets $15  Day of the Show $20
General Admission Tickets Mailed to You

TICKET OUTLETS COMING SOON!

They wear white shirts and black suspenders, black pants and travellers hats, sing about murderous estranged spouses to runaway lover cousins, in a boot-stomping acoustic configuration that includes banjo, mandolin, cello and guitar, and some whistles, hoots and hollerin’ and finger snappin’. Sometimes their fans dress up like them too and dance and sing the night away. But that’s not mandatory. 

The Dead South are fun, modern hillbillies from Regina, Saskatchewan, who can make you forget your troubles and even what century you’re in. “It’s a tongue in cheek thing. We dress like Old West pioneers,” says Nate Hilts, lead vocalist and picker extraordinaire.

Don’t miss an evening  with these rousing bluegrass kickers!  The Dead South will challenge you not to smile or do a little jig, or, heck, even head-bang.

LAWRENCE RIDDLE AMERICAN LEGION POST 88

 

The Whip and Backland Radio dot com & Lake Land College present An Evening with Comedian

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:30 pm

Lake Land College Theatre
Robert K. Luther Student Center

5001 Lake Land Boulevard, Mattoon, Illinois
Advance Tickets $15  Day of the Show $20
General Admission Tickets Mailed to You

TICKET OUTLETS COMING SOON!

Don is a modern suburban dad just trying to raise his kids and get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. With a unique style that can best be described as frenetic and engaging, Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around. He’s a wanna-be geek who constantly upgrades to the latest technology, but can never get it to work, leading to signature bits about tech support, Idiots Guides, texting and passwords.

Friesen has recently taken his smart, savvy, and highly-caffeinated comedy to the stage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA, for the taping of his new Showtime one-hour special titled “Ask Your Mom.” In his first nationally released concert special, Don delivers a winnng hour of clever, true-to-life “he’s talking about my family up there” comedy that manages to be adult-smart yet family-friendly.

The Whip at Backland Radio dot com, Decatur Civic Center and the City of Decatur present An Evening with Comedian 

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:30 pm

Decatur Civic Center

#1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur, Illinois

Advance Tickets $15  Day of the Show $20

General Admission tickets on sale soon at the Decatur Civic Center!

Don is a modern suburban dad just trying to raise his kids and get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. With a unique style that can best be described as frenetic and engaging, Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around. He’s a wanna-be geek who constantly upgrades to the latest technology, but can never get it to work, leading to signature bits about tech support, Idiots Guides, texting and passwords.

Friesen has recently taken his smart, savvy, and highly-caffeinated comedy to the stage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA, for the taping of his new Showtime one-hour special titled “Ask Your Mom.” In his first nationally released concert special, Don delivers a winnng hour of clever, true-to-life “he’s talking about my family up there” comedy that manages to be adult-smart yet family-friendly.

TICKET POLICY

WILL CALL
All ticket orders placed within 14 days of a performance will be held at the Box Office at WILL CALL under your last name. Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the published start time of the performance. The ticket purchaser must present a picture ID. Tickets will only be released to the ticket purchaser unless you notify the Box Office with different pick up information.

REFUNDS
Refunds are issued only in the case of event cancellation or event date or time change. Refunds for rescheduled shows must be transacted no later than 48 hours prior to the rescheduled performance date. Fees are not refundable. Refunds for cancelled shows will be issued within 30 days of the cancellation notice.

LOST OR MISPLACED TICKETS
Call The Whip Ticket Line (217) 929-8657 to arrange for replacement tickets to an event. Reissued tickets will be held for you at Will Call and will not be mailed. The ticket purchaser must present a picture ID. Tickets will only be released to the ticket purchaser unless you notify the Ticket Office with different pick up information. Lost or misplaced tickets cannot be exchanged. The value of the tickets may be applied to another Whip and Backland Radio performance.

TICKET EXCHANGES
Ticket buyers may exchange previously purchased tickets for a $5 fee per order. The original tickets must be received by the Ticket Office (by mail or in person) no later than 24 hours prior to the performance.