Ron Hawking is Chicago’s Own Award-Winning Entertainer

“The Men and Their Music” returns to Chicago

Dean Richards is joined by Ron Hawking to discuss his return to Apollo Theater this fall with the 10-Year Anniversary of “The Men and Their Music”. The show will run from September 7th – October 1st.

Ron Hawking at the Apollo Theater

Chicago’s own Ron Hawking returns this fall to the Apollo with the 10-year anniversary celebration of The Men and Their Music. Originally debuting in 2007 at Chicago’s Mercury Theater, The Men and Their Music returns with a refreshed repertoire of iconic numbers from some of the world’s most legendary male vocalists and songwriters, including Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Burt Bacharach, and more. As an entertainer, and vocalist, Hawking brings to life a treasure trove of hits from some of music’s greatest artists.

“For the 10th anniversary of The Men and Their Music, we’ve put together a refreshed set list that commemorates and showcases the legendary singers and songwriters of popular song, plus a few surprises from artists of today,” said Hawking. “With a team of brilliant musicians alongside me, we bring these great songs—and the men who sang them—back into the spotlight on the Apollo’s intimate stage.”

Celebrated throughout his career for his many accomplishments and talents, Hawking has been recognized in many ways, including:

* 2015 Grammy Nominee for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album”
* 2015 Gold Coast Award for Outstanding Achievement & Contribution to the Arts
* 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Music Awards

Show Schedule:
Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 5 & 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Ticket Prices:
$65 VIP seating*
$25 – $45 standard seating
*This includes one free beverage at the Apollo lobby bar


To purchase tickets,
call the Apollo Theater Box Office
(773) 935 – 6100

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Critical Acclaim!

  • ”Phenomenal to see!”

    – WGN Radio

  • “Ron Hawking and his salute to Frank Sinatra – a sellout smash! A critical triumph!”

    – ABC Radio

  • “This Salute works superbly … the performance is simply a knock-out”

    – San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Ron Hawking has the hit-of-a-lifetime on his hands … and best of all he’s doing it His Way!”

    – Chicago Tribune