Joliet, IL (October 14, 2019) – Rialto Square Theatre announced the addition of two thrilling new shows to the Spring 2020 calendar: Ron White (Friday, 2.21.20) and Buddy Guy (Saturday, 2.29.20). Tickets go on sale Friday, October 18 @ 10 AM. Tickets can be purchased online at www.RialtoSquare.com or in person at the Rialto Square Theatre box office.

 

VenuWorks and NiteLite Promotions present
Ron White
Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 7 pm
Ticket prices: $79 | $59 | $49 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, October 18 @ 10 am**

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, who first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, has long since established himself as a star in his own right. Over the past 15 years, White has been one of the top grossing standup comedians on tour in the country. His comedy recordings have sold over 14 million units (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), he’s been nominated for two Grammys, he was featured in the Cameron Crowe Showtime Series, “Roadies,” and he even authored a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List.

 

Hot on the heels of his highly successful Netflix special, “If You’d Quit Listening, I’d Shut Up,” Ron White is once again hitting the ground running, with a slew of new tour dates just announced for 2020. From Washington, DC to Milwaukee; Atlanta to Austin; Music City to Sin City, and numerous points in between- Don’t miss your chance to “Catch the Tater!” Coming soon, to a stage near you…
VenuWorks and NiteLite Promotions present
Buddy Guy
Saturday, February 29 @ 8 pm
Ticket prices: $89.50 | $69.50 | $55 | $45 (additional fees may apply)
**Tickets On Sale Friday, October 18 @ 10 am**The title of Buddy Guy’s latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist’s eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015’s Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. “I got children and grandchildren who didn’t know who I was, but nowadays we can play outdoor concerts and see kids that are eight, nine, twelve years old coming to me and saying, ‘I didn’t know who you was, but I read what Eric Clapton said about you,'” Guy explains when discussing his mindset around the new record. “I’m always trying to make an album that someone accidentally plays where some kid hears it, picks up a guitar, and helps keep the blues alive.” 

It only takes one listen to The Blues Is Alive and Well to realize that Guy’s mission has been more than accomplished here. The record is arriving on the heels of a spate of high visibility for the 82-year-old performer: at the 2016 Grammys, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar, and that same year he hit the road for a U.S. tour opening for Jeff Beck. In addition to bringing the house down for a recent sold-out performance commemorating the closing of New York City’s B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill, he recently appeared on David Letterman’s Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. A truly restless and energetic performer, The Blues Is Alive and Well is the latest triumph in an already-legendary career.

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