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218 E. Walnut St., Watseka, IL, 60970, US

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    roc reviewed: Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers @ Watseka Theatre

    Saturday May 23, 2015 Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970. Memorial Day Weekend Country Music Celebration with LARRY GATLIN AND THE GATLIN BROTHERS. One of country music's most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlins had a total of 33 Top 40 singles. Their biggest hits together include "Broken Lady", "All the Gold in California", "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)", "She Used to Be Somebody's Baby", and "Talkin' to the Moon". Larry Gatlin is known for his rich tenor voice and for the string of pop-inflected hit songs he wrote and recorded throughout the 1970s and 80s. During this time, country music trended heavily towards polished pop music arrangements in a style that came to be known as Countrypolitan. This is a rare chance for the Gatlins fans to see them in concert in Central Illinois. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner and full bar. Showtime 7pm. Tix are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com

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    roc reviewed: Leon Russell @ Watseka Theatre

    Saturday March 21, 2015 Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka IL 60970. Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Legend...One of most talent musicians of all time! Million Selling Award Winning Hits include; "A Song For You", "This Masquerade", "Tight Rope", "Superstar", "Delta Lady" & #1 hit "Heartbreak Hotel". Russell began his musical career at the age of 14 in Tulsa. He studied guitar with James Burton (Elvis Presley & Ricky Nelson). Known mostly as a session musician early in his career, playing with artists as varied as Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis, George Harrison, Gram Parsons, Delaney Bramlett, Ringo Starr, Doris Day, Elton John, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Willie Nelson, Badfinger, Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, B.B. King,Dave Mason, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker and The Rolling Stones. In 2010 Elton John/ Leon Russell "The Reunion" # 3 hit album was released. They performed together on Saturday Night Live. Doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & Full bar. Show 7pm. Tix $40. at the theatre, by phone 815 993-6585 or www.watsekatheatre.com

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    roc reviewed: Marty Stuart @ Watseka Theatre

    Saturday Feb 14, 2015. Valentines Day Country Music Celebration With MARTY STUART AND THE FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES. Five time Grammy Award Winner Marty Stuart returns to the Watseka Theatre with his fantastic band, great catalogue of hits as well as a wonderful new album, Saturday Night Sunday Morning. Million selling songs include; "Hillbilly Rock", "Tempted", "Luther's Boogie", "This One's Gonna Hurt You", "Little Things", "Now That's Country", "The Whisky Aint Workin", "I Cant Even Walk", & "Country Boy Rock N Roll" . For 43 years, Marty Stuart has been one of country music's most dedicated archeologists. Beyond his role as singer, songwriter and mandolin picker, the Mississippi native and longtime Grand Ole Opry star has been collecting and exploring nearly every aspect of the genre and its many subgenres. He has also taken on the active role of educating the public on country's history, documenting through his archival efforts โ€” as well as through his own extraordinary photography โ€” the musicians, their instruments, stage costumes, songs and stories that would perhaps otherwise be lost to a whole new generation were it not for his passion. Sharing the stage with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt before he had even reached his teens, Stuart would also experience his musical (and indeed his life) education at the feet of other musical masters. Stuart and his musical cohorts, three of Nashville's most valuable players โ€” drummer Harry Stinson, bass player Paul Martin and guitarist Kenny Vaughan. Stuart, like his old boss (and former father-in-law), Johnny Cash, also hosts a music-driven TV series, The Marty Stuart Show. A throwback to the country-music variety series of the Fifties and Sixties, the show airs on RFD-TV and wrapped up its sixth season earlier this year. Tix on sale now. Watseka Theatre 218 East Walnut Street Watseka, IL 60970

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    roc reviewed: Starship @ Watseka Theatre

    Friday, Feb 13, 2015, Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970. Valentines Weekend Rock N Roll Celebration with STARSHIP Featuring Mickey Thomas. One of the best live bands performing all their hits including; "We Built This City", "Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now", "Sara", "Jane", "Find Your Way Back", "Miracles", "Fooled Around And Fell In Love", "Somebody To Love", "White Rabbit", "Count On Me", "No Way Out", "With Your Love", "Runaway", "Set The Night To Music" and "It's Not Over". Get ready for the great classic rock n roll music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and Today! This is an amazing band! Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. No seat is further than 40 feet from the stage. Located 92 miles (2 hours) south of chicago. Doors Open 5:30pm for Valentines Dinner and Full Bar. Showtime is 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now at the theatre, charge by phone 815 993 6585 or on line www.watsekatheatre.com

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    Watseka reviewed: Jack Russels Great White @ Watseka Theatre

    Jack Russell's Great White @ Watseka Theatre Watseka, IL Friday August 15, 2014. Tickets $25. on sale now at the theatre boxoffice, charge by phone 815-993-6585 or on line at http://www.watsekatheatre.com Jack Russell's Great White. Rock Anthems sold over 8 million records in 80s & 90s. These MTV darlings have a great rockin show with Multi Platinium hits "Once Bitten Twice Shy", "Rock Me", "Save Your Love", "House Of Broken Love", "Rollin Stoned", "The Angel Song" & many more. Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 Art Deco 375 seat Theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago. All Ages. doors Open 5:30pm for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7:00pm.

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