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Rick Pickren performs the very finest in music and history programs for Libraries, Seniors, Historical Societies, Schools and Museums.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

2020 Performance Schedule

2020 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
To book a performance call (708) 366-6040
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Jan    9       Admiral at the Lake, Trad American Folk Songs, Chicago, IL 2 pm
Jan   21      The Holmstad, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Batavia, IL 2:30 pm 
Jan   23      Travanse, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Wheaton, IL 2:30 
Jan   24      White Oaks, Songs of the Singing Cowboys,  Huntley, IL 1:30 pm
Jan   29      Winter Village, Songs of Love & Romance, Frankenmuth, MI 7 pm
Jan   30      Vassar Fields, Songs of Love & Romance, Vassar, MI 10:30 am

Feb  4        Aurora Retired Teachers,  Songs of Love & Romance,  Aurora, IL 12:30 pm
Feb  5        Brookdale, Songs of Love & Romance, Vernon Hills, IL 7 pm
Feb  6        The Birches, Songs of Love & Romance, Clarendon Hills, IL 2 pm
Feb  7        Covenant Living, Songs of Love & Romance, Northbrook, IL 6:45 
Feb  11      The Lodge, Songs of Love & Romance, Northbrook, IL 7 pm 
Feb  12      The Mather Cafe, Songs of Love & Romance, Chicago, IL 1:30 pm 
Feb  12      Beacon Hill, Songs of Love & Romance, Lombard, IL 7 pm
Feb  13      Lake County Women's Club, Songs of Love & Romance, Waukegan, IL 1 pm
Feb  13      Brookdale Des Plaines, Songs of Love & Romance, Des Plaines, IL 7 pm 
Feb  14      Huntley Estates, Songs of Love & Romance, Huntley, IL 2:30 
Feb  16      Brookdale, Songs of Love & Romance, Hoffman Estates, IL 1 pm
Feb  23      Des Plaines Public Library, Songs of Love & Romance, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm 
Feb  27      Platinum Adventurers, Pop Hits of the 60's, Harwood Heights, IL 1 pm 

March 6     Vassar Fields, Songs of Love & Romance, Vassar, MI 10:30 
March 6     Winter Village, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Frankenmuth, MI 2 pm 
March 11   West Sub Retired Teachers, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Naperville, IL11 am
March 11   Beacon Hill, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Lombard, IL 7 pm 
March 12   Schaumburg Community Ctr, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Schaumburg, IL 1 pm

CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED IN BOLD

March 12   Atria, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Glen Ellyn, IL 3 pm 
March 13   East Wing Senior Ctr, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Glenview, IL 1 pm
March 14   Sedgebrook, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Lincolnshire, IL 1 pm 
March 16   Three Crowns Park, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Evanston, IL 2 pm
March 16   Holmstad, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Batavia, IL 6 pm
March 17   Sunrise,  A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Bloomingdale, IL 2:30
March 17   Greens of Elgin, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Elgin, IL 7:15
March 18   Sacred Heart Church, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Lombard, IL 2 pm
March 20   Heritage Woods, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Huntley, IL 2 pm
March 21   St. Kieran, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Chicago heights, IL 6:30 pm
March 22   Church Creek, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Arlington Heights, IL 2 pm 
March 24   Ela Community Ctr, Pop Hits of the 60's, Lake Zurich, IL noon
March 25   Palos Heights Seniors, Songs of Love & Romance, Palos Heights, IL
March  31   Lutheran Home, Old Time Rock N Roll, LIVE STREAM, 2 pm

April   6     Park Place, Old Time Rock N Roll, YOUTUBE STREAM, Elmhurst, Il
April  8      Dundee Township, Old Time Rock n Roll, Carpentersville, IL 12:30 pm
April  9      Morton Grove Woman's Club, Old Time Rock n Roll, Wilmette CC, IL 1 pm 
April  10     Mather LifeWays, Pop Hits of the 60's, LIVE ZOOM CONCERT, 2:30 pm
April  10     Beacon Hill, Old Time Rock N Roll, YOUTUBE STREAM, Lombard, IL
April  14     Lutheran Home, Songs From The Steel Rails, LIVE STREAM, 2 pm 
April 25     Roselle Historical Society, Old Time Rock n Roll, Roselle, IL 7 pm
April 27     Green Fields, Derby Days, Geneva, IL 1:30
April 27      Park Place, Songs From The Steel Rails, YOUTUBE STREAM, Elmhurst, IL 
April 28      Lutheran Home, Pop Hits of the 60's, LIVE STREAM, 2 PM
April 29      The Moorings, Pop Hits of the 60's, YOUTUBE STREAM
April 29     Heritage Woods, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, South Elgin, IL 2 pm
April  30     Brookdale, Songs From The Steel Rails, DVD CONCERT, Hoffman Estates, IL
April  30     The Moorings, Pop Hits of the 60's, YOUTUBE STREAM, Arlington Heights, IL  

May   1       Friendship Village, Songs From The Steel Rails, DVD CONCERT, Schaumburg
May  11     Homewood Flossmor PD, Derby Days, Homewood, IL 1:30 pm
May  13     Winter Village, Derby Days!, Frankenmuth, MI 7 pm 
May  15     Beacon Hill, Songs From The Steel Rails, YOUTUBE STREAM, Lombard, IL
May  17     Woodridge Public Library, Derby Days! Woodridge, IL 2 pm 
May  20     Oak Trace, Derby Days! Downers Grove, IL 10:30 am
May  21     Tabor Hills, The Stars & Stripes, Naperville, Il 1 pm
May  22     Sunrise, The Stars & Stripes, Bloomingdale, IL 2 pm
May  22     Mather Cafe, Rails, Rogues & Wrecks, Chicago, IL 5:30
May  23     Brookdale, Derby Days!, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm
May  24     Brookdale, The Stars & Stripes, Hoffman Estates, IL 1 pm
May  25     Sheraton Green Oaks, The Stars & Stripes, YOUTUBE STREAM, Lake Bluff, IL
May  25     Covenant Living, The Stars & Stripes, YOUTUBE STREAM, Northbrook, IL 
May  25     Alden Gardens, The Stars & Stripes, Bloomingdale, IL 10:15 am
May  25     Atria at River Trails, The Stars & Stripes, Bolingbrook, IL 2 pm
May  27     Church Creek, Old Time Rock n Roll, Arlington Heights, IL 2 pm

June  5       The Mather, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, LIVE ZOOM CONCERT, 11 am 
June  5       The Holmstad, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Batavia, IL 2:00 pm 
June  5      Squares & Pairs, Old Time Rock n Roll, Lone Tree Inn, Niles, IL 1:30 
June  9      Peace Village, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Palos Park, IL2 pm
June 10     White Oaks, Old Time Rock n Roll,  Huntley, IL 1:30 pm 
June 10      Brookdale Oak Park, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, noon, Oak Park, IL 
June 12     Wintrust, Veterans Flag Day Salute, Rosemont, IL noon
June  12     The Mather, Old Time Rock n Roll, LIVE ZOOM CONCERT, 2:30
June  12      Friendship Village, The Stars & Stripes, YOUTUBE STREAM, Schaumburg
June 19     Three Crowns Park, Songs for Fathers Day, Evanston, IL 2 pm
June  19     Friendship Village, Old Time Rock N Roll, YOUTUBE STREAM, Schaumburg
June  22    River Glen, Songs for Fathers Day, St. Charles, IL 1 :30
June  26     Winter Village, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Frankenmuth, MI 2 pm
June  28     Silverado, The Stars & Stripes, St. Charles, IL 1 pm
June  29     Brookdale Lisle, The Stars & Stripes, Lisle, IL 10 am - 2:30 
June  30     Lutheran Home, The Stars & Stripes, YOUTUBE STREAM, Arlington Heights, IL 
June  30     The Moorings, The Stars & Stripes, YOUTUBE STREAM, Arlington Heights, IL
June  30     The Vi, The Stars & Stripes, YOUTUBE STREAM, Glenview, IL
June  30     Beacon Hill, The Stars & Stripes, YOUTUBE STREAM, Lombard, IL 
June  30     Oak Trace, The Stars & Stripes, Downers Grove, IL 2 pm 

July   1       Green Fields, The Stars & Stripes, Geneva, IL 2:30
July   1       Brookdale Glen Ellyn, The Stars & Stripes, Glen Ellyn, IL 5:30
July   2       Admiral at the Lake, The Stars & Stripes, Chicago, IL 2 pm
July   2       Holmstad Park Manor, The Stars & Stripes, Batavia, IL 6 pm 
July   3       Beacon Hill, The Stars & Stripes, Lombard, IL 7 pm
July   4       Carriage Oaks, The Stars & Stripes, St Charles, IL 10 am
July  4       Cantata, The Stars & Stripes, Brookfield, IL 2 pm 
July   5       Sunrise, The Stars & Stripes, Bloomingdale, IL 2 pm 
July   7       Travanse, The Stars & Stripes, Wheaton, IL 2:30 pm
July   9      Sheraton at Tyler Creek, The Stars & Stripes, Elgin, IL 3:30
July 10      The Moorings, Pop Hits of the 60's, Arlington Heights, IL 2 pm 
July 16      Brookdale, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm
July 23       Frisbie Senior Ctr, Songs of the Singing CowboysDes Plaines, IL 1 pm
July 24       Holmstad, Old Time Rock N Roll, Batavia, IL 2 pm
July 24       Mather, Trad Irish Songs, ZOOM CONCERT, 2:30
July 31       Mather, Songs From the Steel Rails, ZOOM CONCERT

Aug  2        Brookdale, Traditional American Folk Songs, Hoffman Estates, IL 1 pm 
Aug  7        Vassar Fields, Musical Favorites, Vassar, MI 11 am 
Aug  7        Winter Village, Old Time Rock n Roll, Frankenmuth, MI 2 pm
Aug 11       Heritage Woods, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Batavia, IL 2 pm 
Aug 13       The Birches, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Clarendon Hills, IL 2 pm
Aug 13       Beacon Hill, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey,
Aug 14       Mather, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, ZOOM CONCERT, 2:30
Aug 18       Eve Assisted Living, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, Hinsdale 4 pm
Aug 19       Oak Trace, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Downers Grove, IL 6 pm
Aug 19       River Glen, Old Time Rock n Roll, St. Charles, IL 1:30 pm
Aug 20       Carriage Oaks, Old Time Rock n Roll, St Charles, IL 10 am 
Aug 20       Beacon Hill, Old Time Rock n Roll, Lombard, IL 3 pm
Aug 25       Lutheran Home, Road Trip, YOUTUBE STREAM, Arlington Heights, IL
Aug 26       Luther Village, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, Arlington Heights, IL 1 pm 
Aug 27       Mather, Derby Days!, ZOOM CONCERT, 1 pm
Aug 28       Heritage Woods, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Huntley, IL 2 pm
Aug 29       Holmstad, Old Time Rock n Roll, Batavia, IL 2-4 pm

Sept   2       Brookdale, Song of Singing Cowboys, Hoffman Estates, IL 2 pm
Sept   4       Mather, Trad American Folk Songs, ZOOM CONCERT 4 pm 
Sept   8       Travanse, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Wheaton, IL 2:30
Sept  11       Lutheran Home, The Stars & Stripes, YouTubeConcert,  Arlington Heights, IL
Sept  14      Meridian Village, Songs of the Singing Cowboys,YouTube Concert 
Sept 15       Mayslake, Music For A Garden Party, Oakbrook, IL 10 am 
Sept 18       The Holmstad, Traditional Folk Songs, Batavia, IL 2 pm
Sept 24       GreenFields, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, Geneva, IL 1:30 
Sept 25       Mather, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, ZOOM CONCERT 4 pm

Oct   2        Mather, Old Time Rock N Roll, ZOOM CONCERT 2:30 pm
Oct   5        Brookdale, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, Hoffman Estates, IL 1:30
Oct   9        Heritage Woods, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky Songs, Huntley, IL 1:30
Oct   9        Mather, Ghost Riders & Spooky Songs, ZOOM CONCERT 4 pm
Oct  12       Western Springs, Ghost Riders & Spooky Songs, Western springs, IL
Oct  16       Vassar Fields, Musical Favorites, Vassar, MI 11 am 
Oct  16       Winter Village, Ghost Riders & Spooky Songs, Frankenmuth, MI 2 pm
Oct  18       Poplar Creek Public Library, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky Songs, IL 2 pm 
Oct  20       Dyer Historical Society, Pop Hits of the 60's, Dyer, In 6:30 pm 
Oct  21       River Glen, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky Songs, St. Charles, IL 1:30 
Oct  23       Elmhurst Senior Ctr, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Elmhurst, IL 12:30
Oct  26       Covenant Living Northbrook, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky SongsSTREAM
Oct  27        Lutheran Home, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky SongsSTREAM
Oct  28       Beacon Hill, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky Songs, Lombard, IL 7 pm
Oct  29        The Admiral, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky SongsChicago, IL 3 pm
Oct  29       Brookdale, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky Songs, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm 

Nov  4       Church Creek, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Arlington Heights, IL 1:30 pm
Nov  4       Beacon Hill, The Stars & Stripes, Lombard, IL 6 pm
Nov 10      White Oaks, The Stars & Stripes, Huntley, IL 1:30 
Nov 11      Luther Village, The Stars & Stripes, Arlington Heights, IL 1 & 3 pm
Nov 12       Morton Grove Womens Club, Old Time Rock N Roll, Wilmette 1:30 pm
Nov 12      Knox Presbyterian Church, The Stars & Stripes, Naperville, IL 1 pm
Nov 12      Mather, The Stars & Stripes, Zoom Concert, 4 pm
Nov 13      Brookdale, Old Time Rock n Roll, Hoffman Estates, IL 2 pm 
Nov 20      Mayslake, Old Time Rock n Roll, Oakbrook, IL 1:30
Nov 28      Brookdale, A Prairie Holiday, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm

Dec   2       Three Crowns Park, A Prairie Holiday, Evanston, Il 2 pm 
Dec   3       Green Fields, A Prairie Holiday, Geneva, IL 1:30
Dec   5       Trinity Lutheran Church, A Prairie Holiday, Des Plaines, IL 1:15 
Dec   9       Beacon Hill, A Prairie Holiday, Lombard, IL 7 pm
Dec  11       Mather, A Prairie Holiday, ZOOM CONCERT 4 pm
Dec  17      AnthologyA Prairie Holiday, Wheaton, IL 2:30
Dec  18      White Oaks, A Prairie Holiday, Huntley, IL 1:30
Dec  20      The Holmstad, A Prairie Holiday, Batavia, IL 2 pm
Dec  31      The Holmstad, Happy New Year! Batavia, IL 2:30