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TourBus Concert Series: The Illegal Smiles

TourBus Concert Series: The Illegal Smiles

Date & Time
Saturday, January 27, 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Advance tickets are available for $15, and day-of tickets are $20.
1200 Greenbriar Drive, Normal, IL, 61761
Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Barrel Room at DESTIHL Brewery as we pay tribute to the legendary John Prine’s music with The Illegal Smiles! Prepare for a soulful celebration and enjoy a special opening performance by Ernie Hendrickson to kick off the night. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Showtime 7:30 pm. Attendees must be 18+ to enter. 21+ to drink. Please have a valid ID ready. Advance tickets are available for $15, and day-of tickets are $20. Limited seating and standing room – grab your tickets now for a toe-tapping, soul-stirring evening!

The Illegal Smiles are a group of Chicagoland songwriters and musicians with a deep love for the songs of John Prine, from his stunning debut to The Tree of Forgiveness, and everything in between. The beauty of Prine fans is that we all know the words, whether they make us sob or smile, so come sing-a-long, it don’t cost very much, but it lasts a long while.


Shullsburg, Wisconsin native Ernie Hendrickson grew up on a steady diet of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Jerry Garcia. These early heroes opened the gates to the deep well of American roots music which he continues to draw inspiration from. His 2007 solo record, Down the Road, of which the Illinois Entertainer deemed “Groundbreaking” pushed him onto the Midwest’s radar as an emerging singer-songwriter. His second and third records ‘Walking with Angels’ and ‘One For the Dreamers’ found him working with industry veterans Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown) and Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler) respectively. His latest effort, ‘Roll On’ released in summer of 2019 was recorded in Chicago with producer Brian Deck (Counting Crows, Iron and Wine). He has played stages from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to the Living Room in New York City and all points in between. His songs have been in regular rotation at over 100 different radio stations across the country and his fans will attest to the energy and fun found at his live shows, which in the spirit of his heroes are never the same and always evolving.



Black Dirt Management presents DESTIHL’s live music, where every season is packed full of memorable musical moments. The Barrel Room primarily offers standing-room space. Unless tickets explicitly indicate “SEATED,” seating is not guaranteed. Limited seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For ADA accommodations, kindly contact

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