'Ricky Nelson Remembered' Returns to Raue Tonight

Tickets are still available for this nostalgic show that starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.


"Ricky Nelson Remembered" returns for the second year at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

Showtime starts at 8 p.m. at the Raue, 26 N. Williams St.

Nelson is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week, according to a Raue press release.

Life Magazine coined the phrase ‘Teen Idol’ for Nelson, and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson’s life and music touched millions; his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, "Ricky Nelson Remembered," according to the release.

This nostalgic show was sold out last year, and there are still a few tickets left for tonight's show, according to Raue officials. 

Tickets start at $31.

Purchase them online via www.rauecenter.org, or through the Raue Center For The Arts Box Office located at 26 N. Williams St. in Historic Downtown Crystal Lake. You can also reach the Raue by phone at 815-356-9212.

Featuring hit songs like “Hello Mary Lou,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walkin’,” “I Gotta Feeling,” “Teenage Idol,” “Garden Party” and many more, RNR showcases Nelson's life with never-before-seen interviews from artists he influenced including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak.

Matthew and Gunnar’s musical event is heartfelt and full of laughter, according to the release.

Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to perform a New Year’s Eve concert in 1986. His legacy includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and nineteen other top-ten hits, the release states.

He is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, a Golden Globe winner for his performance alongside John Wayne in Rio Bravo and in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the release states.

From Ozzie and Harriet to Ricky to Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelsons are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in history with three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers.


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