Legendary Nashville Drummer Chris McHugh to Headline Events

Mar 26, 2024 | College of Liberal Arts, News

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Legendary Nashville drummer Chris McHugh to headline two events at Benedictine University on April 4, 2024.

Veteran drummer Chris McHugh, one of Nashville’s most sought after studio drummers, percussionists, and music producers, will conduct a late afternoon drum clinic, and evening lecture at Benedictine University as part of its Journeys in Leadership series. Both events will take place on April 4 and are free and open to the public. Benedictine is located at 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532.

During a remarkable career spanning more than three decades, McHugh has played with a virtual “Who’s Who” of musical artists, including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, The Doobie Brothers, Lionel Richie, and Jordan Davis.

The clinic will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. at Benedictine’s Goodwin Hall of Business Auditorium. McHugh will play along with tracks of songs he’s recorded over his lengthy career, explain his technique for each song, and answer audience questions. While open to the public, high school music programs in the Lisle area are being encouraged to attend and participate.

McHugh’s Journeys in Leadership lecture will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. also at Benedictine’s Goodwin Hall of Business Auditorium. McHugh will tell stories and relate lessons learned from 40 years in the music industry. For those who are not able to attend in person, the live presentation can be seen via Zoom. To see it, please register here: https://bit.ly/492D0qu

Journeys in Leadership is a nonpartisan, non-political speaker series generously supported by the Becker Endowment fund. The aim of this series is to bring much needed attention to the value of a liberal education and the myriad professional opportunities available to people with backgrounds in the liberal arts.

“It is rare any of us have the opportunity to listen to and interact with a legendary musical figure such as Chris McHugh,” said Phil Hardy, Journeys in Leadership director and Professor of Political Science at Benedictine University. “He’s not just played with some of the music industry’s best, he is one of the best, and we can’t wait to hear the stories and lessons he imparts.”

For additional information, contact Phil Hardy: [email protected] or (630) 829-6292.

Learn more about the Journeys in Leadership programs.


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