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Concerts & Events

Saturday, April 6, 2019  ·  5:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Marshall Crenshaw

Singer and songwriting master Marshall Crenshaw has roots in classic soul music, British Invasion songcraft, Burt Bacharach and Buddy Holly. He is perhaps best known for his Top 40 classic “Someday, Someway”, but is also a noted guitarist who uses offbeat chord progressions and concise solos. A quote from Trouser Press summed up Marshall Crenshaw's early career: “Although he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, he soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself.” AllMusic Guide described Crenshaw's style: “He writes songs that are melodic, hooky and emotionally true, and he sings and plays them with an honesty and force that still finds room for humor without venom.”

Crenshaw will be backed by roots rockers the Bottle Rockets, who will also open the evening with a set of their own.

The Bottle Rockets

“Since the mid-1990s, Bottle Rockets bard Brian Henneman and his shifting ensemble of compadres have been crafting heartland epics within a rock 'n' roll framework, that spill beer and stir the heart on impact.” - NPR Music

Join Foundation for Hearing & Speech Rehabilitation for a pre-concert reception at their Rock the Town for Hearing fundraiser to support the Music To My Ears Scholarship Fund. A portion of the ticket sales and all donations from this event will go towards funding the FHSR Music to My Ears Scholarship Fund celebrating their 60th anniversary and the joy of music for children with hearing loss.

Tickets cost $125 and include:
Cocktail Reception 6:30 pm | Concert 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets to this great event please visit:
Rock the Town for Hearing with Marshall Crenshaw and FHSR

Music To My Ears Scholarship Fund

The MTME Scholarship will provide one year of tuition-free early childhood music classes to children (up to 4 years of age) who are deaf/hard of hearing and living in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Research has shown the benefits to children of being exposed to music in early childhood. These are increased for a child with hearing loss. From language acquisition to sentence structure, inflection and tone, exposure to music provides indelible positive lifelong benefits. FHSR is proud to foster the love of music in deaf/hard of hearing children's lives with our partners:
Old Town School of Folk Music & The Merit School of Music.

FHSR strives to remove barriers for children living with hearing loss so they may fully participate in all aspects of life including education, social and cultural