First Night Evanston Presents

Corky Siegel and Friends in a Special and FREE

New Year’s Eve Concert

"Celebrate the wringing out of the old year and the ringing in of the new year with me (Corky Siegel) - close up - as I welcome you into my home.  I want to spend this NYE with you and the EVANSTON FIRST NIGHT crowd – we will offer each other big hugs and have the time of our lives together.  And isn’t that what music is about? " Corky Siegel


  • December 31, 2020 10:00 pm to Midnight and a bit after

  • Joining Corky for some amazing presentations will be the whole Chamber Blues ensemble, jazz saxophone icon Ernie Watts and bodacious diva Lynne Jordan.

  • Enjoy a 95-minute celebration with wild blues harmonica, piano, and songs about unity, corn, justice, bridges, lies, potatoes, and lots of love,

  • Participate in an exclusive post-concert after-party LIVE with Corky, Ernie and Lynne on Zoom for the countdown to 2021, and finally an explanation of “the song that no-one knows” – Auld Lang Syne.

Reservations are free. Donations are welcome. Any amount is appreciated; no payment required. 

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Evanston's community-wide New Year's Eve event is back with a virtual event with Corky Siegel who will be performing from 10:00-12 and a bit after, to ring in the New Year with a signature performance of chamber blues on harmonica and piano. Ernie Watts on his saxophone and Lynne Jordan with her voice will join in.

The performance will be followed by a live conversation with Corky from his home joined by Ernie and Lynne and then all can join in singing Auld Lang Syne as we welcome 2021.

Please join us for an intimate experience of music, talent and community.




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First Night Evanston 2020, please go to