Blues and folk music Rock Raue Center’s Arts on the Green in August! – Shaw Local


Raue Center For The Arts is delighted to introduce award-winning blues artist and local favorite Hector Anchondo to arts on the green Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m., the Raue Center’s terrific outdoor summer entertainment series takes place at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in downtown Crystal Lake.

After playing for years in a rock band, Anchondo made the decision to switch to the blues. He was serious enough to follow that calling that he moved to Chicago for a year to soak up blues music and learn from its old-school traditions.

Anchondo’s first Blues releases, raise the dust (2012) and Young guns (2014), introduced his Blues sound to Midwestern audiences. His 2017 album Roll the dice spent 24 weeks on the Roots Music Report. He then participated in the International Blues Challenge 2020 in the solo/duo category and walked away with the first prize! Besides being an incredibly prestigious honor, winning the International Blues Challenge was the culmination of more than two decades of hard work for Anchondo.

With the IBC trophy in hand, as well as appearances in 2020 at the Chicago Blues Festival, Big Blues Bender and the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Anchondo continues to bring his wonderful Blues sound to the Midwest.

On Saturday, August 20 at 7 p.m., Soundtracks of a Generation will present Ladies of the Canyon: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell. Heather Wood and Jessica Hornsten will take you on a joyful and entertaining journey that showcases the most beloved songs of these groundbreaking artists who have fearlessly challenged stylistic boundaries over their long careers while creating timeless music.

Space to arts on the green is limited, so order your tickets early and plan your visit to this lovely outdoor venue. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments to enjoy while sitting under the trees and watching fabulous live outdoor entertainment.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit

Raue Arts Center

26 N. Williams Street

Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Phone: 815-356-9212


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