10 Black Performers Who Enriched Your Life with Music at Freedom Hall

During Black History Month, we would like to acknowledge some great black performers we have had at Freedom Hall over the past years from Billy Branch, Booker T., and CJ Chenier to Ruthie Foster, Shemika Copeland, and Koko Taylor. We would like to highlight 10 black performers who we believe enriched your life with their …

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Celebrating Black History Month – 10 Black Inventors Who Changed Your Life

During Black History Month, we would like to introduce you to 10 black inventors who changed your life from hair care products to the ironing board, the creations from these African Americans still impact your everyday life. Look for additional posts about black musicians and artists. Dr. Patricia Bath (1942 – 2019) Dr. Bath was …

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Better Together will Perform at Freedom Hall on February 25

Better Together presents the Jazz Soul of Ray Charles on Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Bruce A. Henry (vocals), Henry Johnson (guitar and vocals), Jo Ann Daugherty (piano), Joshua Ramos (acoustic bass), and Ryan Bennett (drums), the band taps into the universal power of music to bring people together during these times when …

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Freedom Hall Presents Singer-songwriter Raul Midón

On Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Hall Series will feature Raul Midón. We are thrilled to congratulate Raul Midón on his recent Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album If You Really Want, which features the Metropole Orkest. This is Midón’s second nomination in two years. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has …

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Freedom Hall Matinee Series presents – Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues and Lynne Jordan, Grand Finale with Sam Lay

On Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m., the 2018 Freedom Hall Series will present Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues and Lynne Jordan, Grand Finale with Sam Lay.   About the Chamber Blues Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music. In 1966, Corky Siegel did just that with the help of world …

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Freedom Hall Matinee Series presents – Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland

On Tuesday, November 13 at 11 a.m., the 2018 Freedom Hall Series will present Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland. Emmy Award-nominee Angela Ingersoll headlines concert stages nationwide in Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland, as seen on PBS. “The heiress apparent to the Garland legacy,” (Splash Magazine) received an Emmy nomination for her outstanding performance …

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Freedom Hall 2018-2019 Season

Freedom Hall 2018-2019 Season Freedom Hall in Park Forest kicks off the 2018-2019 season on October 9, with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring around the world since 1956 and is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. Hollywood Swinging: A Tribute to Kool & The Gang …

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