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Surrender to Cheap Trick at Honeywell

Baker Street brings back open mic; Sinatra tribute at Embassy; local bands to open to Crue tribute

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick will be at Honeywell Center in Wabash on April 19.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published February 1, 2023

Honeywell Center’s recent announced additions to their ever-growing schedule let you know that they want you to want them.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick will be making their way to Wabash on Wednesday, April 19. It will be an evening of timeless classics like “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “The Flame.” 

The core of the band, vocalist Robin Zander, bassist Tom Petersson, and guitarist Rick Nielsen, which are now in their 70s, show no signs of letting up. In fact, they released their 20th studio album, In Another World, in 2021. 

Also on the Honeywell docket is Leonid & Friends: The Music of Chicago on Sept. 8 and The Australian Pink Floyd Show on Sept. 13. 

Leonid & Friends are comprised of 11 of the finest musicians in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus, and have blown fans’ minds with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit of Chicago

The Australian Pink Floyd Show will perform note-for-note perfection of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The show will include a stunning light and laser show, video animations, high-resolution LED screens, and other special effects.  

Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. at 

Open mic returns to Baker Street Centre

If you’re tired of jamming on the guitar in along in your bedroom night after night, it might be time to get out and share your talent with others. How about an open mic night? There is no need to be nervous. It can actually be an uplifting experience, and you can hang out with music lovers such as yourself to boot. 

Well, the fine folks at Baker Street Centre have you covered. They will host an open mic night the first Monday of each month beginning Feb. 6. No matter your skill level and ability, come out to this low-pressure environment and show folks what you got. 

Doors for this free all-ages shows open at 7 p.m. with the show getting under way at 7:30 p.m. 

In addition, bring a canned good or two for an ongoing collection for a local food bank. 

Sinatra reenactment coming to Embassy

On Tuesday, July 18, Embassy Theatre brings to town One More for the Road: A Frank Sinatra Reenactment

This is an award-winning authentic reenactment concert honoring the music of Sinatra, featuring a 32-piece orchestra and singing impressionist Bob Anderson

It’s been almost 25 years since Sinatra died, but his music lives on with favorites such as “My Kind of Town,” “Lady Is a Tramp,” “World on a String,” and “Under My Skin.” It’s as close to seeing and hearing Ol’ Blue Eyes in person as you’re going to get. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 3, at and the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy. 

Local acts opening for Mötley Crüe tribute

A couple of local rockers have been selected as opening acts for when Wrecking Crüe: The Mötley Crüe Experience plays at Piere’s on Saturday, March 11. 

Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. and that’s when you will want to be in the venue with a cold one in your hand when our very own Plan B and Cherry Bomb hit the stage. 

This will be a night of in-your-face rock n’ roll, so don’t miss it! 

Tickets available via, or in person at all Wooden Nickel locations and Neat Neat Neat Records.   

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