Rick performs entertaining and enlightening music and history programs

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

Friday, January 27, 2023

2023 Performance Schedule

                                               2023 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

                  To book a performance call (708) 366-6040 or richardpickren@gmail.com

Jan   13    Tabor Hills, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey,, Naperville, IL 1:30
Jan   18    The Holmstad, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, Batavia, IL 2 pm
Jan   19    Beacon Hill, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, Lombard, IL 3 pm
Jan   20    Brookdale Lisle Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, Lisle, IL 2:30

Feb   3     Winter VillageSongs of Love & Romance, Frankenmuth MI, 2 pm
Feb   8     Hoffman Estates Village Hall, Songs of Love & Romance, Hoffman Estates, IL 1 pm
Feb   9     Morton Grove Womans Club, Old Time Rock n Roll, Johnny's-Glenview, IL 1:30
Feb  10    The Holmstad, Songs of Love & Romance, Batavia, IL 2:30 pm
Feb  14    Green Fields, Songs of Love & Romance, Geneva, IL 2 pm
Feb  19    Brookdale, Songs of Love & Romance, Hoffman Estates, IL 1 pm
Feb  24    Elmhurst Park District, Songs of Love & Romance, Elmhurst, IL 12:30 pm

Mar  9     Victory Lakes, Songs of Ireland, Lindenhurst, IL 1:30 & 3 pm
Mar 13    Pleasant View, Songs of Ireland, Ottawa, IL 2 pm
Mar 14    Frisbie Center, Songs of IrelandDes Plaines, IL 12:30
Mar 15    Glenview Park District, Songs of Ireland, Glenview, IL 1 pm
Mar 16    Oak Trace, Songs of Ireland, Downers Grove, IL 2 pm
Mar 17    Church Creek, Songs of Ireland, Arlington Heights, IL 12:30
Mar 17    The Moorings, Songs of IrelandArlington Heights, IL 2:30 pm
Mar 17    Beacon Hill, Songs of IrelandLombard, IL 7 pm
Mar 20    Encore, Songs of Ireland, Crystal Lake, IL 3 pm
Mar 21    Chestnut Square, Songs of Ireland, Glenview, IL 7 pm

April   5   The Garlands, Familiar Folk Songs, Barrington, IL 3pm
April 10-14      Unavailable
April 20   Victorian Village, Think Spring!, Homer Glen, IL 2:30
April 30   Brookdale, Derby Days! Hoffman Estates, IL 1 pm

May   5   Church Creek, Derby Days! Arlington Heights, IL 1:30
May   5   Beacon Hill, Derby Days! Lombard, IL 7 pm
May   8   Greenfields, Derby Days! Geneva, IL 2 pm
May   17-21 Unavailable
May  22  Heritage Woods, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, Huntley, IL 2 pm

June  2    Tabor Hills, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Naperville, IL 1:30
June  6    Aurora Retired Teachers, The Stars & Stripes, Batavia, IL 12:30 pm
June 16   Heritage Woods, Songs for Father's Day, Rockford, IL 2 pm
June 23   Brookdale, The Stars & Stripes, Lisle, IL 2:30 pm

July   3   Bloomingdale PD, The Stars & Stripes, Bloomingdale, IL 11 am
July   4   HOLD, The Stars & Stripes, Downers Grove, IL 2 pm
July   5   Greencastle, The Stars & Stripes, North Aurora, IL 2 pm
July 19   The Garlands, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Barrington, IL 3 pm
July 23   Brookdale, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Hoffman Estates, IL 1 pm

Aug   1   Wauconda Senior Club, Pop Hits of the 60s, Wauconda, IL 1 pm
Aug   4   Oak Trace, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Downers Grove, IL 2 pm
Aug  11  Church Creek, Pop Hits of the 60s, Arlington Heights, IL 1:30
Aug 16   Batavia Park District, Old Time Rock N Roll, Batavia, IL 1 pm

Sept 12  Greenfields, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Geneva, IL 2 pm
Sept 29  Brookdale, Road Trip: A Sentimental Journey, , Lisle, IL 2:30 pm

Oct  27  Tabor Hills, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky Songs, Naperville, IL 1:30
Oct  30  Bloomingdale PD, Ghost Riders & Other Spooky Songs, Bloomingdale, IL 11:30

Nov  5    Brookdale, The Stars & Stripes, Hoffman Estates, IL 1 pm
Nov 10   The Moorings, The Stars & Stripes, Arlington Heights, IL 2 pm
Nov 15   Church Creek, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Arlington Heights, IL 1:30
Nov 18-22 Unavailable

Dec   7   Green Fields, A Prairie Holiday, Geneva, IL 2 pm
Dec  18  Heritage Woods, A Prairie Holiday, Huntley, IL 1 pm
Dec  28  Wauconda Park District, TBD, Wauconda, IL

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Rick Pickren 2023 Music Program Brochure

The brochure contains a list of my various music programs as well as a brief bio and contact information. 

A link to download the brochure is here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

St. Patrick's Day Flyer

                                        Many consider St. Patrick's Day the beginning of spring.
     I particularly enjoy the month of March because I get to perform my favorite Irish songs!

My St. Patrick's Day flyer is here.
Give me a call or send me an email to schedule a program for your party or group.


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

It's Christmas Time (Out on the Range)

Merry Christmas!

                                        Words & Music © Rick Pickren, PickrenSongs-ASCAP

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Go Down To The River in Ukranian

A wonderful virtual performance of my song "Go Down To The River" sung in Ukrainian is here.
Thank you to the young folks at Druzhba Church, Ternopil, Ukraine for posting their performance. I'm honored!  Arrangement by Joel Raney, Hope Music.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Rick Pickren's POP HITS OF THE 60'S

Rick's brand new program features the number # 1 hits of the 1960's...songs and stories from from every year of the decade! A link to the brochure is here.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Academy of Western Artists Nomination

I'm honored to have been nominated by The Academy of Western Artists as one of the five finalist for Best Western Artist of 2017. The awards show is on March 17 in Fort Worth, Tx. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend due a heavy week of performing my Celtic Cowboy program. Doggone. Hate to miss it.
My new CD, Pale Moon on the Prairie, was nominated as Best Western Album but, alas, it didn't finish in the top five. A number of songs from the album were also nominated including Pale Moon on the Prairie, Swingin' Through The Sagebrush, Beneath the Apple Trees, A Cowboy Needs a Horse and one I wrote with lyricist Dennis Goodwin about Roy and Dale called God Save the King and Queen.  Dennis put together a nice video of the song.
Here's the link. Let me know what you think!