Chicago Cubs' Beloved Anthem Singer John Vincent Returns for a Performance in Blue Island

Published January 16, 2024

John Vincent, renowned for his renditions of the national anthem at Chicago Cubs games, is once again gracing the stage of The Lyric Theater in Blue Island. Having made his debut at this venue less than half a year ago, Vincent considers it to be among his most cherished performance spots.

An Intimate Evening

January 5, 2024, marks 'An Evening with John Vincent,' a show weaving personal tales from Vincent's life on Chicago’s South Side with musical covers of icons like Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, and Frank Sinatra. Vincent shares both the triumphs and struggles of his life journey, with a focus on promoting kindness during turbulent times.

He opens up about personal challenges such as childhood bullying and mental health issues, as well as his father's battle with Lewy body Parkinson's. Vincent's raw storytelling is punctuated with humor, tears, and a collection of great stories that resonate with his audience.

A Musical Journey

Vincent’s career took a fateful turn at the age of 29 while working in finance, leading him to become a resident performer at Chicago's original Ditka's steakhouse after an impromptu audition in front of Diane Ditka. His talent caught the eye of individuals like the former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, with whom Vincent has formed a close bond.

His performances at Ditka’s paved the way for Vincent’s tenure as the Chicago Cubs' resident national anthem singer starting in 2003. His renowned vocal prowess has led him to sing at numerous Cubs games, including the memorable 2016 World Series.

Vincent's singing career is extensive, with notable experiences that include entertaining outside nursing homes in partnership with the Chicago Police Department, singing during Chicago’s bid for the Olympics, and performances at esteemed venues across the globe.

Event Details

John Vincent's act, 'An Evening with John Vincent', is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. curtain time on January 5, 2024, at The Lyric Theater. Tickets are priced at $39.95 for the main floor and $34.95 for reserved seating. To learn more or to purchase tickets, interested patrons can contact the box office or visit the theater's website.

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