Concerts

The Dead South show originally booked for Saturday, September 9 has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 6, 2018 for a 3pm matinee at the Mattoon American Legion. Scroll down for more details.

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. 

The Whip and Backland Radio dot com presents 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
All Ages Show!

TICKET OUTLETS COMING SOON!

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.

 

Shining Star of the Arts Sponsor

Shining Star of the Arts Sponsor

Shining Star of the Arts Sponsor

Patron of the Arts Sponsor

Angel of the Arts Sponsor

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.

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 available at the
Decatur Civic Center 877-840-0457,
online at decaturciviccenter.org
or at the Decatur Civic Center box office
All Ages Show!

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.

Shining Star of the Arts Sponsor

Shining Star of the Arts Sponsor

Shining Star of the Arts Sponsor

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen first gained national recognition as a founding member of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. His trademark guitar licks drove their Hot Rod Lincoln cut into the Top Ten in 1972. He has released ten CDs on his own, and recorded and/or played guitar live with a who’s who of Americana and Roots Rock ‘N’ Roll, among them Gene Vincent, Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Hazel Dickens, Doug Sahm, Hoyt Axton, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello.

The Whip at Backland Radio dot com, the Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center and
the City of Pontiac present The Return of The Titan of The Telecaster

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Dinner 6:00 pm, Show 7:30 pm
Honky Tonk Dinner by Bernardi’s II
Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center
319 N. Plum, Pontiac, Illinois

Dinner & Show $38
Call The Eagle Ticket Line at (815) 844-1187 for your reserved seating tickets.

Shining Star of the Arts Sponsor

Those who purchased tickets for the original Sept. 9 show at a ticket outlet may exchange their Sept. 9 tickets for the new show tickets after October 23 at your point of purchase. You may also receive your refund at the point of purchase.  If you purchased tickets online from Backland Radio and have not received the email we sent out, please email us at info@backlandradio.com and let us know how you’d like to proceed with your order.  Thanks to everyone for their never-ending patience!

The Whip at Backland Radio dot com and the Mattoon American Legion present

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3pm
MATTOON AMERICAN LEGION
1903 Maple, Mattoon, Illinois

General Admission – Your tickets will be mailed to you
$15 Advance – $20 Day of the Show

This show is certain to sell out so get your tickets early! Makes a great Xmas present!

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.