26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Raue Center’s Arts on the Green

Welcome to Raue Center’s Arts On The Green!


Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Raue Center for the Arts presents a new outdoor summer series of music and Shakespeare, ARTS ON THE GREEN at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave in Crystal Lake 60014!

Enjoy Great Entertainment in the Great Outdoors this Summer! Don’t miss the exciting events coming this Fall! Visit our upcoming events page to learn more!

JULY 31 @ 7P


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.

Check out all of Derrick’s music at www.DerrickAnAmerican.com

Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church Welcomes You.

No matter where you are on your journey of faith, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability.

We believe that God’s Creation is inherently good, and so are you!

We join with the Raue Center’s Mission of providing the Arts for All with this program and hope that you will enjoy the community as we welcome these wonderful Artists!

Please be sure to visit our websites for more information: http://stmarysepiscopalcl.org/about.html


Welcome to Raue Center’s Arts On The Green at St. Mary’s.

• Please, BE RESPECTFUL  of St. Mary’s Memorial Garden. Do not enter the garden during the event or sit or place items on the wall. Picnic blankets and folding chairs are welcome.

• Please refrain from bringing large items like tables that might obstruct the view of other patrons.

FREE PARKING on the street and in the church parking lot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

• There are NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE SALES at this time but you are welcome to enjoy your own refreshments. Alcohol is permissible for those 21 and over. Please drink responsibly.

NO PETS. Please do your part to KEEP THE GREEN CLEAN! Trash receptacles are available throughout the venue for your convenience.

OUTDOOR RESTROOMS are located via the main parking lot and to the left next to the church.

NEED ASSISTANCE?  Please visit the check-in area, we’ll be happy to help you or answer any questions you may have.

SUGGESTIONS? We thank you for your cooperation and patience as we launch this new program. If you have helpful suggestions on how we may improve your experience with us, please CONTACT US. 

Click here for Arts On The Green Terms & Conditions. 

We’ve kept the light on for your McHenry County.

Help us get back to making great entertainment close to home. #VaxtoGetBack!
As restrictions are lifted, the arts and culture sector in Illinois recognizes that continuing to get their audiences and communities vaccinated is important for safely getting back to in-person arts activities.

These projects are made possible by a collaboration between Arts Alliance Illinois and Raue Center.

Raue Center Board of Directors

Tim Paul, Board President
John Jacobsen, Vice President
Chuck Stevens, Treasurer
Luanne Flavin, Secretary

  • Luanne Flavin
  • Chris Gray
  • John Green
  • Mike H. Johnson
  • Stacey McInerney
  • Jack Minsley
  • Rich Naponelli
  • Michelle Nowland
  • Sandra Pierce
  • Ravelle Scherer
  • Williams Schmiel
  • Steven Szalaj

Raue Center Staff 

  • Richard Kuranda, chief executive director/WSRep founding artistic director
  • Jarrod Bainter, director of production
  • Kyle Schneider, producing & operations manager
  • James Knight, economic development manager
  • Michele V. Knight, marketing manager
  • Billy Seger, institutional advancement associate
  • Maribeth Ling, institutional advancement assistant

Part-Time Staff/Seasonal

  • Amanda Flahive, sage studio project manager