Brilliant Corners festival features John Cale, Conor Oberst and Bobby Womack

Greg Kot

10:48 AM EDT, June 26, 2012


John Cale, Conor Oberst and Bobby Womack will be among the headliners at the Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements Fall Showcase, Sept. 21-23 at the Riverfront Theater, 650 W. Chicago.

Tribune Co., which publishes this newspaper, is a full, revenue sharing producing partner with the Riverfront Theater.

Modeled after vaudeville variety shows, the three-day event will blend music, comedy and circus acts. Tickets go on sale at noon Tuesday via ticketweb.com.

Here’s the complete schedule:

Sept. 21: 7 p.m., John Cale and Zola Jesus ($25); 10 p.m., comedy show with Seaton Smith, Drew Michael, Megan Gailey, hosted by Brandon Wetherbee.

Sept. 22: 5 p.m., El Circo Cheapo ($10); 7 p.m., Conor Oberst, Van Dyke Parks ($30 includes circus matinee); 10 p.m., comedy with Jon H. Benjamin, James Fritz, the Puerbaugh Sisters, hosted by Brian Babylon.

Sept. 23: 5 p.m., El Circo Cheapo ($10); 7 p.m. Bobby Womack, Helado ($30 includes circus matinee).