The Hett Gears up for Entertaining Second Half of Season

(LEBANON, Ill., January 17, 2023) – Several entertaining shows are set to take the stage at McKendree University’s Hettenhausen Center for the Arts for the second half of their 2022-2023 season. All events are open to the public with ticket prices ranging from $5 for children to $45 for adults, with discounts for seniors and students. Some programs are free. For tickets or more information on all shows, please visit or call the box office at (618) 537-6863.

Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.: Croce Plays Croce features AJ playing a complete set of classics by his father, Jim, for a very special 50th anniversary of “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim.”

Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.: Blessed Assurance: The Evolution of the Negro Spiritual showcases the growth of spiritual music from the fields of the Agrarian South all the way to the stage of Carnegie Hall.

Feb. 8, 10 a.m. (Arts Ed., grades K-12): The Jazz Story, presented in partnership with The Sheldon, takes students on a trip through time to experience the story of America’s unique creation, jazz, from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Dave Brubeck and Herbie Hancock.

March 4, 7 p.m.: Anita Jackson is a soulful and swinging premier vocalist from St. Louis who will make her debut on the Hett stage.

March 10, 7:30 p.m.: Tuba Skinny arrives right off the streets of New Orleans and is dedicated to bringing the best in traditional early jazz swing to audiences around the world.

March 23, 7:30 p.m.: Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll, Part 2 is back by popular demand and ready to take audiences on a musical journey from the 1950s to today.

April 13, 7:30 p.m.: The Guess Who celebrates their 50-year legacy with 14 Top 40 hits including “No Time,” “These Eyes,” “American Woman,” and “Share the Land,” among others.

Admission for the following Discovery Series performances range from $10 to $25 for adults and seniors and $5 for children:

Feb. 24-26, 2023: A Masterworks Weekend with Christine Brewer
Friday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.:
Coffee with Christine and Masterworks Chorale
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m.: Master Class with Christine Brewer – FREE
Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.: Old Time Radio Show with Christine Brewer

April 22, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.: Ethereal Visions: A Sight and Sound Creative Journey with the Belleville Philharmonic is a unique, multi-sensory immersive experience that features artist Gary Karasek as he creates a monumental painting in real time inspired by the music of the moment as performed by the Belleville Philharmonic.