Chris Hawkey, the self-described luckiest man in the world, was born and raised In Union City, a small town that rests on the state-line that separates Ohio from Indiana. He spent his youth competing in a wide variety of sports while dreaming of seeing the world through the windows of a tour bus. Having joined his first band at the age of 15, Chris began his pursuit of “the dream” while still in high school, playing “every bar and city festival within a 100 mile radius."
After graduating from Mississinawa Valley High School, Chris attended a broadcasting school in Dayton, Ohio with the idea of pursuing a career in radio while continuing to chase his musical dreams. The radio business would take him from Ohio to Indiana to Virginia, and then to his current home state of Minnesota. It would also lead him to Kim, his wife of 22 years with whom he has two children, Alex and Abigail. As his broadcasting career flourished, Hawkey continued to perform with various bands on evenings and weekends while also releasing two well-received solo rock records in the early 2000s.
In 2001, Chris was hired to co-host and produce the Power Trip Morning Show on KFAN. The morning show has become the number one rated morning show in the Twin Cities and one of the top rated in the United States. Hawkey also produces the radio broadcast of Minnesota Vikings and is a regular contributor to the Vikings Entertainment Network. Chris is also a frequent champion for kids based charities across the midwest and is well known for giving generously of his time and talents to the community.
In addition to his successful radio show, Chris is the leader of the Chris Hawkey Band that performs across the Midwest with his special brand of music he calls “North Country.” The Chris Hawkey Band has released 6 albums. In addition, in early 2020, Chris debuted a new music brand “Hawk” releasing two hard rock songs. Throughout 2021 and 2022, Chris has been touring and performing with The Fabulous Armadillos.
Chris Hawkey will be performing an acoustic show at The West Theatre on Thursday, May 12th.
Tickets are $26 to $30 depending on seating.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
The West Theatre's COVD-19 Policy for Concerts: All concerts and special events at The West Theatre will still require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event. Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a photo of a complete vaccination card that matches the patron ID. Proof of a negative test may be a printed or digital test result that matches the patron ID. Home-rapid tests cannot be accepted as negative result. Rapid tests given by a pharmacy or at the DECC can be accepted. Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. People with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination can attend with proof of a recent negative coronavirus test.
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