Corky Uncorked

Saturday, Jul. 20 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)


About a decade ago, Corky Siegel’s very first concert at the Acorn Theater was a solo presentation. There was such a large turn-out response, we had to sit audience members on the stage since Corky did not want to turn anyone who wanted to come away.  This show is a rare opportunity to experience this musical master of mirth at his very best. There will be amazing tales and stories,  edge-of-the-seat jaw dropping harmonica and piano fireworks all mixed in with his signature tongue-in-cheek humorous lyrics.  Best selling American novelist Tom Robbins calls Corky, "The Sage of the Southwest Coast,” Downbeat Magazine calls him, “A national treasure.”

Of special interest to Corky Fans: On July 17, Three Oaks' Vickers Theater will be screening Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story, followed by a Q and A with Filmmaker and Director, John Anderson and Corky Siegel.  Known for stretching the boundaries by bringing blues to symphony orchestras world-wide, and touring with his own ensemble, Chamber Blues, Corky Siegel’s experimentation of  crossing beyond music boundaries is something he has in common with his friend and fellow harp genius, Paul Butterfield. Bonnie Raitt said, “Paul was an incredible creative spirit and always kept stretching. As deep as he would go into the roots, he was always pushing the envelope of what blues could be.”This will be a celebration of Chicago’s greatest Blues harp legends of all time, shared by one of the Windy City’s best.

Wry humor, fiery piano playing, and superb harmonica captivated the crowd. Kansas City Star

Siegel plays piano ... and ignites the crowd with his masterful blues mouth harp. - Billboard

Corky siegel held listeners visibly spellbound with an amazingly eclectic musical style. - Chicago Tribune

He plays wonderfully on piano as well as harmonica. Siegel has a fine blues touch, and he combines it all with a grand sense of humor and showmanship - San Francisco Examiner

He's a master of piano and harmonica, a superior entertainer, and a writer of unusual songs.  Who else writes blues about Idaho Potatoes? - Chicago Magazine

Box Office open at 4pm ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm

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About The Acorn 

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

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