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The Lakeside Legacy Foundation Presents Gary Vincent, Singer/Songwriter, and Friends with Morgan Freeman

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Cori Cooper

On Friday, January 31st at 8:00pm, Gary Vincent will be performing in 'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. Gary Vincent is an original artist who writes and performs his own songs. Vincent has partnered with friend and movie star, Morgan Freeman on the television music series called "Down to the Crossroads". Freeman's voice will be incorporated into Vincent's performance in 'the Listening Room' at the end of January. You do not want to miss this unique performance. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To reserve your tickets today, visit or call 815-455-8000. "The 2014 schedule of performers for 'the Listening Room' includes many notable entertainers, and Gary Vincent is just one of them," remarked Siobhan Cottone, Lakeside's Executive Director. "This year we will expand our offerings and bring national caliber performs to Crystal Lake."

Gary Vincent is a lifelong professional in the music business. He is an entertainer, record producer, film producer, musician, engineer, and songwriter. His songs are filled with keen insights, passion, and wit. They have been recorded by Mickey Gilley, John Anderson, The Crickets, Gary Morris, Tompall Glaser, Chris LeDoux, Leon Redbone, and many others. As an entertainer, Gary has a unique way of connecting with his audiences. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette once wrote "Gary Vincent throws a party every time he goes on stage."

As a film producer he created a series called "Down to the Crossroads" a joint venture with Bill Luckett and Hollywood actor, Morgan Freeman. Volume One of the series was nominated for a Blues Music Award. This television music show is hosted by Morgan Freeman and filmed in Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club.

Gary and his wife, Carol, are the owners of "The Clarksdale Soundstage", a unique recording studio and soundstage located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Morgan Freeman is a regular there. After taking a break from performing to pursue other interests, recently Gary realized that he missed sharing his music with live audiences. Armed with a number of great new songs, Gary has been rehearsing for a 2014 tour.

Come to 'the Listening Room' for a rare opportunity and enjoy a night of fantastic music by Gary Vincent on January 31st at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at or by contacting the Box Office and asking for Roger (815)-455-8000. If online sales have not sold out, tickets can also be purchased at the door for $20. Lakeside encourages people to purchase tickets in advance. If you purchase tickets at the door on 1/31, however, please arrive by 7:30pm. A cash bar is also available during the concert. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit 'the Listening Room' is located within Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL. Lakeside Legacy is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and is also home to the Historic Dole Mansion.

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