Opener Rick Brantley

An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt

Belushi Performance Hall | $45 (B) | $55 (A) | Gold Circle $60

Sunday, Oct. 2, 7:30p

Show Details

Event Phone: 630.942.4000

American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt remains one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters. This Grammy-nominated artist’s songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” is a master lyricist and satirical storyteller. Hiatt weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales on themes of redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms.” – Los Angeles Times

Opener: Rick Brantley
Rick Brantley was born and raised in the musical mecca of Macon, Georgia, a preacher’s son, soaking up the strains of gospel music, fire-and-brimstone sermons and the echoes of musical legends: Blind Willie McTell, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers. Brantley will be hitting the road to promote his brand-new EP, LO-FI, while continuing work on his next full studio album. He’s looking forward to sharing the inspiration behind his lyrics, both onstage and in a series of podcasts.

Click here for the program.

VIP Wine Glass NEW – VIP Experience
Private, pre-show cocktail and hor d’oeuvres reception followed by coffee and dessert at intermission.  Available for $30 for select shows – click on the red pre/post show fun tab for more information.



VIP Experience


This season we’re introducing a new VIP Suite Service with a private, pre-show area where guests can enjoy complimentary champagne, beer, wine, soda, light sandwiches, cheese and crackers, with dessert and coffee at intermission for an additional $30 per person on select shows. Call the box office at 630-942-4000 to purchase.*

The exclusive MAC VIP Experience area will open 60 minutes prior to the beginning of the shows through intermission. Admission is limited to 50 people per show. VIP Experience is available for the following events and can be added to any ticket order:

MOMIX – Opus Cactus
Second City – Free Speech (While Supplies Last)
John Hiatt
Defying Gravity: Stephen Schwartz and Friends
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Piano Men: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby
The Havana Cuba All-Stars: Cuban Nights
A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas
Kathleen Madigan – The Mermaid Lady Tour
Second City – Dysfunctional Holiday Revue
New Year’s Eve: 40 Years of Philharmonic
Giordano Dance Chicago
Frank … A Musical Journey
Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass
Mike Super 2.OH!
The High Kings
Black Violin
Capitol Steps
Music City Hit-Makers

VIP Wine Glass Look for this symbol on event pages.

*VIP Experience tickets must be purchased no less than one week prior to desired event. Limit 50 per event.


Free MAC Chat before John Hiatt

Starts at 6:30p, one hour before the performance.
Room 140, McAninch Arts Center

Speaker: Brian O’Keefe is News Director of WDCB and host of the station’s morning news magazine “Daylight Edition” weekdays 5-6a.  A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Brian joined the WDCB News team in 1991, he’s a past president of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and treasurer of the INBA Foundation. Brian anchors morning newscasts weekdays at WDCB. He contributes to WDCB’s arts & culture program “The Arts Section” that airs Sunday morning at 8a. Brian and his wife live in Winfield with three Bull Terriers and a Pomeranian, he’s an avid cyclist and big fan of social media, follow him on Twitter @brian_okeefe.