26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

AN IRISH HEARTBEAT: A Musical Tribute to Van Morrison

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AN IRISH HEARTBEAT: A Musical Tribute to Van Morrison

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets start @ $27*
RaueNOW Member starts @ $ 18.90*

Soundtracks Of A Generation’s creates an unforgettable night of music from the Van Morrison songbook, featuring singer/harp player Derrick Procell.

As a small child in Belfast, Van Morrison used to love listening to his father’s Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson, and Leadbelly records. He became a traveling musician at age 13 and formed Them in 1964 at 19. Van Morrison’s complete understanding of the gospel, jazz & R&B idioms makes the prospect of forging a tribute show to the Belfast Cowboy a wonderful challenge.

Listen to the Van Morrison hits you love and span the musical genres of this incredible singer/songwriter’s 55-year career. Don’t miss this fast-paced 2-hour show that pays homage to the most original of artists.

Recommended Audience: 12+


About Derrick Procell

Derrick’s been singing since he was a kid.  He was in bar bands before he was legal.  He did his first recording as the lead singer in a band, Mothers Worry when he was 16, and ever since then, he’s been, Mr. Studio Guy.

Originally hailing from Milwaukee, he was always a sought-after frontman. This led him to a lengthy stint with Midwestern faves, Arroyo. His energy and talent together made him irresistible to audiences. Always in great demand, he has logged over a million hours on stage and in the studio, including providing vocals for advertising giants like McDonald’s, Chevy, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, and Kellogg’s.

Of course, an incredible singer who’s also a smokin’ musician is going to write songs.  Some earlier stuff that he wrote for the bands he was in won all kinds of awards. Derrick’s songs have been recorded by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Logan Daniels and Melissa Manchester.

You have heard Derrick’s songs on My Name is Earl, TrueBlood, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, Saving Grace, The Office, True Blood, and King of the Hill. And the Oscar-nominated film, Lady Bird, was home to one of Derrick’s co-written songs, Back To His Girl.

Derrick’s songs have been included in projects by The American Cancer Society, Music From the Heart, and The Children’s Heart Foundation. He has also been the recipient of songwriting awards from the Wisconsin Area Music Institute, Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase and Billboard Magazine. 

The last several years have seen Derrick teamed with Grammy-winning lyricist Terry Abrahamson, co-writing a vast catalogue of hits. While a growing number of artists are finding out about their amazing collection of songs, their current success with the release of their tune, In The Blood of the Blues, on Grammy nominee Shemekia Copleland’s new record, America’s Child, is bound to open many new doors for them.


Raue Center’s #1 priority is the health and safety of its patrons. As a result, we pledge to operate in accordance with all current state-mandated restrictions and safety protocols.

In-Person Tickets: When purchasing seats, patrons make their own seat selections.  Our ticketing system automatically accounts for current social distancing guidelines when purchasing.

This event has the following entry requirements and attributes:
COVID-19 Protocol: Masks are required for all patrons ages two and older. Proof* of full vaccination or Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event is required for all patrons ages 12 and older. 

*Please note that government mandates and venue protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements (e.g., any related timing windows and acceptable type(s) of proof), may vary, and are subject to change. Please visit the link below for the latest information and details.  

Click HERE for the most up-to-date COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@rauecenter.org

 *Restrictions and Fees apply. All Ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Processing Fee – $3 per ticket charge for all purchasing to support the software that enables online ticket sales. (No Processing Fee for RaueNOW Members). Facility Fee – $6 per order charge that helps operate and invest back in our historical venue. Tickets: Capacity limits may apply, based on current IDPH guidelines and social distance protocols. Upon choosing your seat(s), the ticketing platform may allow for space between groups. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of purchase. You will receive your tickets, via email, approximately 21 days prior to the show date.


March 12
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States