Concerts

CONCERT TICKETS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS AND STOCKING STUFFERS! 

“The Titan of the Telecaster” – 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
featuring Fried Chicken, Ribs, Pasta, Honky Tonk Sides & Dessert

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

“The Sultans of Swamp R&B” – William Shatner

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

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30 pm
MATTOON AMERICAN LEGION POST #88
1903 Maple, Mattoon, Illinois

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

Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes.  Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics.

Their fifth Stony Plain Records release, Time To Roll is unique in that it incorporates elements of all four of their previous recordings with added maturity in songwriting and instrumentation, cementing MonkeyJunk’s originality and sound as its own.

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.