Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

"The Hett" is Southern Illinois' premier performing arts venue, presenting world class dance, drama, classical music and jazz. The 488-seat auditorium is located on the McKendree University campus in Lebanon, Illinois, 25 miles from St. Louis.




Head East

Head East - SOLD OUT

Friday, April 19 @ 7:30 p.m.

70s Rock

The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their signature song, “Never Been Any Reason” with notable chorus “Save my life/I’m going down for the last time” has long been considered by many radio stations across the country as “The Rock & Roll National Anthem.” This year Head East will be celebrating their 50th anniversary by performing most cuts off their iconic record “Flat As A Pancake.”

FRIENDS: $32.00 Adult / $28.00 Senior / $12.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $40.00 Adult / $35.00 Senior / $15.00 Youth


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St. Louis Brass Band and Academy Brass Band

St. Louis Brass Band and Academy Brass Band

Sunday, April 28 @ 3:00 p.m.

The Saint Louis Brass Band consists of thirty professional brass and percussion performers whose mission is to spread the repertoire of the traditional brass band through many high-quality performances in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area.

FRIENDS: $16.00 Adult / $16.00 Senior / $16.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $20.00 Adult / $20.00 Senior / $20.00 Youth


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USAF Air Force Band of Mid-America performing on a stage

USAF Band of Mid-America Memorial Day Concert

SOLD OUT - click here to join waitlist

Monday, May 20 @ 7:00 p.m.

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band represents the professionalism and excellence found every day throughout the Air Force. This diverse, 45-piece ensemble’s repertoire ranges from symphonic band masterworks, to traditional marches, to modern compositions, to pops and jazz. During a concert, you are likely to hear stirring works from contemporary composers as well as the familiar sounds of John Philip Sousa or Major Glenn Miller. The band also features talented vocal soloists, performing a wide variety of popular, classical, and patriotic selections.


Admission is FREE and open to the public. Ticket reservations are required for admittance. 

Limit: 4 tickets per order


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