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James Lumber Center continues 25th anniversary celebration with spring 2022 season

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jan 04, 2022

The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts (JLC) at College of Lake County (CLC) is pleased to announce its Professional Touring Events for spring 2022, with tickets for all shows now on sale.

“For this special 25th anniversary season, we are presenting some audience favorites from the past in addition to bringing incredible new acts to the JLC stage,” said JLC Executive Director Gwethalyn Bronner. “Most of all, we are very excited to see our community here in our venue again. We have missed seeing you!”

The JLC opened in 1997 and since then, has proudly showcased a wide array of high-caliber professional touring events and concerts, along with CLC music, dance and theatre department performances and productions as well as local community-based programs and events.

The Professional Touring Events for spring 2022 are:

  • “From Elvis to The Beatles featuring The Neverly Brothers,” Saturday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets $12-$35. An electrifying musical tribute from 1950s rock ‘n roll to the 1964 British Invasion.
  • Ryan & Ryan, Wednesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12-$35. The dynamic and inventive father-son piano duo create a joyous concert experience.
  • The Magic of Bill Blagg, Saturday, March 19, at 3 p.m. Tickets $12-$35. An action-packed spectacular full of mind-blowing, interactive magic and jaw-dropping illusions.
  • Hiplet Ballerinas, Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. Tickets $12-$35. A spirited ensemble performing a variety of dance styles, including classical pointe and Hip-Hop.
  • Eileen Ivers, Sunday, May 8, at 4 p.m. Tickets $15-$40. In this special Mother’s Day show, the Grammy Award-winner weaves Celtic and World music with emotion and imaginative stories.

Individual and group tickets are available for all events. To order, please call our Box Office at (847) 543-2300 or send an email requesting information to Print-at-home tickets are no longer available. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information on the JLC’s 25th Anniversary season, including seating charts depicting reduced seating, visit

Masks are required for everyone at CLC and the JLC. Performers onstage will be unmasked. Audience and venue support (backstage and front of house) will remain masked inside. Seating in the Mainstage will have reduced capacity to accommodate social distancing. CLC has enhanced cleaning procedures in the theatre, restroom and common touchpoints. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the JLC lobby.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.