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The Orpheum Theatre will host a regional favorite onstage this coming autumn: HENHOUSE PROWLERS will fill the theatre with bluegrass music on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm. Opening for the Prowlers will be beloved local bluegrass band Frank F. Sidney’s Western Bandit Volunteers.

Henhouse Prowlers is comprised Midwestern musicians Ben Wright, Chris Howard, Jake Dollar, and Jon Goldfine. Founded 17 years ago with the simple desire to play original and powerful bluegrass, the quartet now finds themselves at the intersection of performance, diplomacy and education.

On stage, the group's enthralling performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do. On record - including their 2021 release and ninth full length album, The Departure - the band explores their collective life experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music, the band bends and squeezes the traditional form into a sound all their own.

Working with the U.S. State Department and under their own nonprofit, Bluegrass Ambassadors, the Prowlers have toured over 25 countries across the globe. The group's experiences with people and musicians across Africa, Asia, Europe, and The Middle East have shaped the band’s world view and broadened the group’s direction towards bridging cultural gaps with music, educational programs and workshops. Using traditional American music as a foundation, connecting folk music and cultures the world over, the Prowlers incorporate international elements into their already robust repertoire of unique traditional American music.

Whether performing live or presenting workshops, and wherever they are, the Henhouse Prowlers find and spread the commonality we share as human beings through the universal language of music.

You can feel it at every show.

Admission to HENHOUSE PROWLERS on 11/12 is $25 for adults and $15 for students and youth; tickets go live online Monday, September 12 at 10am. They can also be purchased by calling the Orpheum Theatre Box Office at 309.342.2299 during office hours (10am-2pm, Tuesday thru Friday) or online 24/7 at

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