Corky Siegel’s Virtual Variety Show

Join blues and harmonica legend Corky Siegel and Friends for a virtual New Year’s Eve musical event starting at 9:45 pm and a live Q&A following the show.

This all-ages extravaganza will have something for everyone, with performances by outstanding artists from Chicagoland and beyond: Alvy Ray Smith, Billy Branch, Blair Thomas with Michael Smith, Chamber Blues, Corky Siegel, Dorothy Scott, Howard Levy, Last Word Quintet, Phil Bimstein, Sones de México, Sons of the Never Wrong, Toronzo Cannon, Lynne Jordan, Ernie Watts, Wayne Baker Brooks and Will Tilson.

A recommended $35 contribution reserves your “seat” for more than two hours of music, poetry, puppetry and interviews, with a live countdown to midnight. It also helps to fund this blockbuster lineup, support the artists’ work and ensures that this 25th anniversary of First Night Evanston is the biggest one yet.

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