Lisa Rock in Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters

Lisa Rock in Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters

March 21, 2023
11:00 a.m. - $25

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band. Dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and of course “Close to You.”

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This performance is sponsored by Chicago Dough, Richton Park

About Lisa Rock

Lisa Rock has been performing to sold-out crowds for years. She’s written more than 25 original concerts and cabarets that have been seen across the country, including Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters and A Carpenters’ Christmas. Now, she has arranged a 6-piece band, and together they are dedicated to creating a Carpenters’ experience like no other. Rock’s amazing four-octave range allows her to sing the hits like “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Close to You” in their original key, keeping the songs genuine and more recognizable to the audience. “When she hits the lower range of her marvelous voice,” notes critic Alan Bresloff, “if you close your eyes, you can see Karen Carpenter’s face.”

Since starting the Close to You show in 2010, the band has been seen by over 250,000 people in 40 states and they have played over 300 shows together. They continue to give back to each local community through donations to local food banks and pantries and have proudly donated over 150,000 meals. She is also the proud owner of Lisa Rock Entertainment ( booking and managing hers and 4 other national touring bands. 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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