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Pat McKillen in Concert at Barrington’s White House

Pat McKillen in Concert at Barrington’s White House

Back for one night only! Barrington’s wildly popular singer-songwriter Pat McKillen returns to the White House, where he’ll showcase his distinct blend of passion-infused folk and rock. McKillen will play selections from songs spanning a ten-year career performing original music, including new music in anticipation of his 2020 album release. A wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend date night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, February 15th at Barrington’s White House, 145 W. Main Street.

The event includes a cash bar. General admission ticket price is $30 and $10 for students.

Click here to join the waitlist.

A prolific songwriter, McKillen finds joy in every part of the creative process. As the sole producer of his three LPs (Stagefright [2011], The Red Headed Enemy [2013], Blood & Bones [2016]) and EP Love Without Me [2014], every song represents a complete cycle of the creative process. Dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the organic nature of his songwriting, McKillen brings life to songs recorded mostly in his Chicago apartment. The result is an evolving sound that couples a powerful and passionate voice with a fusion of musical genres including folk, pop, and rock.

The process of recording, mixing, producing, and even creating the artwork for his musical endeavors is a labor of love. He is always looking for new ways to bring his world to words and his soul to sounds.

McKillen continues to adapt to an ever-changing music scene and always seeks to find ways to enhance the solo singer-songwriter experience. An experienced looper, he brings the layering techniques of the studio into the live setting for a performance that resonates with a wide range of ages and audiences. McKillen’s 2016 release “Blood & Bones” is his 3rd full-length album that pays homage to the traditional singer-songwriter sounds of his earlier work while incorporating some of the more modern percussive elements from his Love Without Me EP [2014]. Although the album was released in 2016, McKillen had played many of the tracks live for several years. This results in a well-polished set of tracks and his strongest release yet, coupling pensive and thoughtful lyrics with the musical maturity of an artist finding his voice.

Completely restored in 2015 to mark the Village of Barrington’s Sesquicentennial celebration, Barrington’s White House at 145 W. Main Street is now a community and cultural center featuring regular performances and events. The elegant and historically significant property is also available to rent for weddings, galas and corporate meetings. For more about the White House’s history and to view their calendar of upcoming events, visit BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com.

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