Joe Nichols “Never Gets Old” Tour Comes to DeKalb

Multi-platinum RED BOW recording artist Joe Nichols is bringing his “Never Gets Old” tour to the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb Friday, September 15.  Presented by the Egyptian Theatre, 102.3 The Coyote, and ProSound Productions.

Nichols is one of country music’s most praised traditional country artists. His album “Crickets” debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the two multiweek #1, RIAA gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75.”

Nichols has six #1 hits and eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including chart-toppers like “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimmie That Girl,” and Top 10 smashes like “The Impossible,” “If Nobody Believed In You,” “What’s A Guy Gotta Do,” “Size Matters,” “Yeah,” and “I’ll Wait For You.”

This 4 time Grammy nominee is the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Male Vocalist” award, the CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and the prestigious “Horizon Award” from the Country Music Association. Nichols is currently touring the U.S. performing his own headlining dates with his newest album “Never Gets Old” that was just released in July 2017.

Nichols said his goal for his most recent album was to sing with the most feeling possible and let whatever came out of his soul land on the record, Nichols ended up with 12 tracks that bound between spirit and sentiment, courage and cleverness, romance and rowdy fun, all wrapped in the throwback style he’s spent a lifetime pursuing.

Lead single and title track “Never Gets Old” points the way. Written by Connie Harrington and Steve Moakler, Nichols says it reminds him of the mid-’80s country era, a song that “wasn’t necessarily deep, but it was meaningful.”

Opening forJoe Nichols September 15 is local favorite Stroker Red.  They are an outlaw country band based in DeKalb. Started in 2009 by lead singers/guitarists Grant “Stroker” Stoker and Chad “Red” Carlson, Stroker Red endeavors to pay tribute to the honest, no-frills roots of country. They embrace their idols in classic and outlaw country and the surge of roots country out of Texas/Oklahoma. They pull from their influences to enthusiastically cover killer country and hammer out their own material, all with a raw (but tight) edge.

Reserved ticket prices are $35 and $45.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 815-758-1225.  The Egyptian Theatre Box Office is open for walk-up sales Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 3-6 PM as well as one hour before events.

The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Annual support provided by First National Bank, Northwestern Medicine, Shaw Media, and Tapa La Luna.


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Concert to Celebrate the Women of Rock

Concert to Celebrate the Women of Rock
Egyptian Theatre- Downtown DeKalb
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM

DeKalb, IL – For Love and Rock ‘N’ Roll Show is a large-scale, live concert musical production that pays tribute to music of the amazing WOMEN of ROCK throughout our time – the first of its kind!

This high energy all ages show is coming to the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 PM.

This story line will make you feel good about yourself reach for your dreams, and love the people that helped you get there. You will hear iconic music from the top women of rock spanning the 60’s through today. You will hear the hard rock anthems, power ballads, and songs that will be remembered for eternity.

This show consists of nationally touring musicians and vocalists from credits like P. Diddy’s “Making The Band”, Grease the Musical, FOX TV “Empire”, Company of Thieves, Creedence Revival, Smells Like Nirvana, and personal musicians of American Idol Finalists.


A recent review from the Chicago Tribune stated ” I witnessed an amazing show that was so powerful, it truly moved every inch of my body. After seeing this show, I now understand why there was a line so far down the street!”

Reserved ticket pricing ranges from $20-$40; $5 discount available for students. For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 815-758-1215. The Egyptian Theatre Box Office is open for walk-up sales Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 3-6 PM as well as one hour before events.

The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Volunteer Orientation and Open House

The Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb needs your help now more than ever! We are looking for volunteers that are fun, enthusiastic, and looking to make a difference in the DeKalb community. The Egyptian can never have too many volunteers. Ticket Validators, Concessions, Ushers, Technical Help, and much more! Please contact the Event Services Director and Volunteer Coordiantor, Brandon, at [email protected] to find out how volunteering can make a positive difference to our organization.

Beginning this fall, we will be requiring ALL our volunteers, new and returning, to attend at least ONE of the following training/orientation sessions to help us mitigate safety concerns when patrons are in the building. We want our volunteers to be stewards of the Theatre and what better way to do this then by giving a brief history of the theatre, a tour of the facility, as well as the basics of each position! We invite you to attend one of the sessions to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of an Egyptian Theatre volunteer.

The dates include:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00am-11:30am
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00am-11:30am

We hope to see you at one of the orientation dates! For any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to Brandon at [email protected] or by phone at (815)758-1215. Although it is not required to RSVP, if you would like to let us know when you are planning to attend, you may do so. Thank you all for your cooperation and participation in advance!

Picture: Brandon, our Event Services Director, scans a ticket for a patron at an event this past spring. Just one of the many ways you can get involved with the Egyptian Theatre!

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First National Bank Provides Egyptian Theatre Support

Photo from left to right: Egyptian Theatre Board President – Dan Schewe, Egyptian Theatre Executive Director – Alex Nerad, and First National Bank Illinois Market President – Tim Struthers.

DeKalb, IL – The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb is thrilled to announce that First National Bank has committed $75,000 to support programming over the next three years at the historic theatre as an annual sponsor.

Tim Struthers, Illinois Market President for First National Bank, recently presented a check to the Theatre.  “We are delighted to provide this support to the Egyptian Theatre which is a jewel of the community,” Struthers said.  “First National Bank has a history of supporting the communities we serve.  The Egyptian holds such an important role in the greater DeKalb community.  We are excited to provide this funding and hope it encourages others to step up as well so the Theatre can continue to grow upon its success.”

First National Bank was founded in 1857 in the spirit of innovation and commitment to customer service. This sixth generation family-owned business has become the largest privately-owned bank holding company in the United States.  With 14 locations in Illinois, additional locations throughout Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas, more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates.

Egyptian Theatre Board President Dan Schewe was present to accept the check from First National Bank and thank them for their support.  “The Egyptian Theatre has quite a legacy since opening in 1929,” Schewe said.  “This increased community support will allow the Theatre to further our mission to share and protect the historical integrity of the theatre as a regional arts center for entertainment and community involvement.”

Once one of over one hundred Egyptian Theatre’s throughout the United States, today the Egyptian in DeKalb is one of only seven remaining and is the only one east of the Rocky Mountains.  With 1,400 seats, the Egyptian Theatre is host to a variety of events every year, including host to over 30 different community organizations.

Alex Nerad, Egyptian Theatre Executive Director, was also present and spoke about the impact of First National Bank’s contribution.  “Thanks to this support, this fall season will be host to a dramatic increase in programming including a variety of film series along with national touring acts,” Nerad said.  “This financial contribution allows the Egyptian to expand its staffing to support the increase in activity.  We know the Theatre provides substantial cultural and economic impact on the community.  We look forward to taking that impact to new heights while providing exciting entertainment.”

The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  For more information on upcoming events, to make a donation, or to volunteer visit the Egyptian Theatre website at

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NBC TV’s Mike Super comes to DeKalb

NBC TV’s Mike Super comes to DeKalb

Egyptian Theatre, October 13, 2017 at 8 PM

DeKalb, IL – Mike Super, star of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’ and direct from the world’s most iconic stage, Radio City Music Hall as a Top Finalist on ‘America’s Got Talent’ is coming to the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb Friday, October 13!

Mike will try to “steal” a vehicle from DeKalb/Sycamore Chevrolet GMC by making it vanish from their lot and have it APPEAR on stage during the show!  Not only that, but the live audience that witnesses this event, will then have a chance to WIN that very vehicle!  That’s right…EVERY audience member (with a valid drivers license) will have a chance to win the vehicle if Mike can make it appear!

As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’, Mike is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television and voted America’s Favorite Mystifier!   Through spectacular illusions and his own inimitable down-to-earth style and personality, Mike Super has pioneered a new form of magic that transcends the “trick”.  Mike has emerged as magic’s newest celebrity, with a legion of fans numbering in the millions.

Mike’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious awards and honors. Most recently he was the recipient of the Merlin Award being named Entertainer of the Year for two consecutive years.  The Merlin Award is considered to be the Oscars of Magic, Mike shares this award with the likes of David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Criss Angel & Siegfried and Roy.

His many television appearances include being named the winner of NBC’s television show Phenomenon, Top finalist on America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller Season Premier episode of FOOL US, numerous appearances on the French television show LA SOIREE DE L’ETRANGE, one of the presenters and artists to appear at the Pollstar awards held at the prestigious Nokia Theater and recently appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

His appeal to both young and old has made him one of the most sought after mystifiers in the world!

Imagine mind-blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian. Mike Super has taken the performance of magic to new, mainstream levels that will reach out and literally touch you!  Mike’s turned the magic show on its side and dumped it out into the audience! YOU become Mike’s onstage assistant!

Join the journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears and sentimentality that only Mike Super delivers in this family friendly performance! To learn more, visit

Reserve ticket pricing ranges from $25-$75; $5 discount available for students and kids.  $75 Gold Circle tickets includes a VIP meet and greet with Mike Super before the show and the best seats for the show.  This exclusive meet and greet includes light refreshments, close-up magic, photos & autographs one hour before the show.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 815-758-1225.

The Egyptian Theatre located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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