John Mellencamp


John Mellencamp

Bring a date to see John Mellencamp with Carlene Carter at the Chicago Theatre October 25, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

John Mellencamp has enjoyed a long and storied career as a singer/songwriter of American Roots music. His 1980s hits include “Jack and Diane,” “Hurts So Good,” “Tumblin’ Down,” “Pink Houses,” and many more. He is one of the founding members of Farm Aid, along with Neil Young and Willie Nelson. Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

John Mellencamp’s album “Life, Death, Love and Freedom” was produced by T Bone Burnett. It debuted at Number 7 on the Billboard 200, and “Rolling Stone” magazine dubbed it the Number Five Best Album of 2008. He won a Grammy Award for Best Male Singer.

Carlene Carter is the latest incarnation from the legendary Carter Family. She began singing with her stepfather, Johnny Cash, at a young age. She joined a new version of the Carter Sisters, with mother June Carter Cash. Her albums “I Fell in Love,” “Jesus of Cool,” and “Nick the Knife,” have been best sellers.

The Chicago Theatre is located at 175 North State Street in the Loop. For tickets, go online to

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Chicago Theatre, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.