Click on the "Buy Tickets" button at the top of this page, OR click on the "BUY" button next to each show when you're ready to select your seats! We have a venue chart online, and if you'd rather talk to someone, ticket reps are available at 888-695-0888! Our on-site box office is available for walk up sales, Mon - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM and also two hours before every ticketed show! The Arcada Theatre is at 105 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois!

FRI., SEPT 26    8PM

Two Elvis Presley Enterprises Grand Champions On One Stage!
Faces of Elvis
with Shawn Klush and 
Cody Slaughter

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Shawn Klush, Cody Slaughter, The Sweet Inspirations and The Fabulous Ambassadors return to The Arcada for a largely requested command performance in what was proven to be a truly unbelievable Elvis experience!


Just 2 days before Elvis’ 70th Birthday, Shawn Klush, named  “The Closest Thing to the King in Concert”, became grand champion at the $25,000.00 “World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition”. He then received “The Peoples Choice Award” from Gibson Guitar Co in Nashville for “Best Concert Elvis”, named the“World’s Greatest Elvis” by 6.5 million international viewers on BBC1 Television in the United Kingdom, then, on the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, Shawn was named the ‘First Ever’ “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis!  He recently received The Heart of the King, Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis Award and has been a featured musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman.


Twenty-something Cody Slaughter is one of the most exciting Elvis tribute artisits out there today!  He won The People’s Choice Award during Elvis Week, at the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, Cody received The New Horizon Award for Best New Elvis Tribute Artist. The award was given on the same stage where Elvis made history at the Las Vegas Hilton.  
Representing Tupelo, Mississippi (Elvis’ Birthplace), Elvis Presley Enterprises’ named Cody the 2011 ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist in Memphis!  In Oct 2011, Cody took on the role of Elvis Presley in the road tour of the hit theatrical production‘The Million Dollar Quartet’.


As a very special addition to an already incredible evening, the artists will be backed by Elvis' female backup singers who performed with him throughout his Las vegas performances, The Sweet Inspirations.  The musical backing?  None other than The Fabulous Ambassadors, the world's foremost (and longest reigning) Elvis tribute backup band, under the direction of the premiere "Elvis Ambassador", Dan Lentino.  Produced by Ron Kurtz and Ron Onesti.



SAT., SEPT. 27  8PM


Get ready...for hit after hit after hit! "How Much I Feel," "You're The Biggest Part Of Me," "You Are The Woman," "Just Remember I Love You," "Love Takes Time," "Still The One," "Dance With Me"...and many more!  These THREE 70s supergroups have been performing to packed houses and standing ovations all over the world, but on Saturday, September 27, ALL THREE will be on stage together for a very special performance!  These songs will surely take you back and is the PERFECT date night!  READ MORE...


SEPT. 28    7 PM




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Another Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Famer experience!  The "Dr. Funk-enstein" of them all, in the same vein as James Brown, Sly Stone and Rick James, George Clinton lands the Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership at The Arcada for a ground breaking performance!  If you jammed to any song on 70s funk radio, you surely grooved to Flash Light, One Nation Under A Groove, Atomic Dog, Do Fries Go With That Shake, and so many others! This will definitely be one of the most exciting shows we have had, and that night, The Arcada Theatre will surely be "Funked-up"!


Tix for this "experience" start at only $39!



FRI., OCT 3    8PM

The Flying Colors


Only THREE stops in all of the U.S....and

The Arcada is one of them!  


This is a very special project comprised of virtuoso musicians who are giants in progressive rock and metal. Really, if you truly know this music, you know that the band members of Flying Colors are among the top in the world!  It is almost unfathomable that a group with so much esteem is only playing three dates in the states (and WE are one of them!).  Several of the band members have played The Arcada before with their other bands and decided that we are the place to come back to! MORE...


I'm talking about:

Mike Portnoy...twenty-six time Modern Drummer Award recipient, Drum Magazine Drummer of the Year, Modern Drummer Hall of Fame Inductee, Revolver Magazine's Golden God Award to name a few.  His other bands include Transatlantic, Dream Theatre and The Winery Dogs, among others.


Steve Morse...Incredible guitarist from a little band called DEEP PURPLE! Guitar Player Magazine five-time "Best All Around Guitarist" and five-time Grammy Nominee.


Neal Morse...Progressive Rock giant and incredible multi-instrumentalist from the bands Transatlantic and Spock's Beard.


Dave LaRue...The "Go-to" guy when major guitarists need a bassist, Dave has toured with the best including: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore, The Hellecasters, Pat Travers, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Albert Lee, Paul Gilbert, Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmett, Ace Frehley, and Steve Vai.


Casey Macpherson...Flying Colors frontman from the Billboard chart-topping band Alpha Rev.


SAT., OCT 4    8PM

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Aerosmith Legacy


• A hard-rockin' musical chronology of Aerosmith's illustrious career


• Starring Boston's "Draw The Line"...The ONLY Aerosmith Tribute Experience fully endorsed by Steven Tyler


• A fan favorite on AxsTv's "World's Greatest Tribute Bands" TV show




• Features authentic costumes, photos and rare video footage


• An "All-Hits" show


• Back for a command performance at The Arcada Theatre


• Tix start at ONLY $29!



SUN., OCT 5    5PM

Al Stewart
"Year of the Cat" Wine & Song

Spend an intimate evening with the acoustic guitar-playing, folk rock superstar who brought us "Year Of The Cat" "Time Passages" and "On The Boarder" as he shares songs and stories of an amazing career!  In honor of his passion for wines, our wine selections will be expanded and tastings offered.  A truly wonderful night!




Wed., October 8  7:30 pm


General Admission...All Seats $12 presale $15 at the door


The Arcada Rock 'N Roll Cabaret Series

A Memorable Night of Rockin' Songs and Stories


An Arcada Exclusive: The Legacy of "The First Family of Southern Rock" 

With Special Guests, the band ShanyTown

Starring members of the Lynyrd Skynyrd and Van Zant Family



And the Van Zant legacy continues as ShanyTown comes to the Arcada, sharing their own incredible music and the historic music that came before them. The evening will cover a variety of rockin', storytelling originals and legendary crowd favorites in a question and answer format with Ron. Along with the music, they will discuss the history of The Van Zant family, recalling important events in their life, including that fateful plane crash that changed the family, and music history, forever.


Anyone who truly knows rock music knows of the Van Zant family from Jacksonville, Florida. Known as the "First Family of Southern Rock," the Van Zants produced three major bands: Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, and the Johnny Van Zant Band.  Now there is yet another band born into the "first family": Shanytown, also from the home town of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jacksonville, Florida.


Shanytown is comprised in part by Robbie Morris (Drums) and "Lil Ronnie" Morris (Lead vox/guitar)--the nephews of the late Ronnie Van Zant, and Donnie and Johnny Van Zant from Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special.  Robbie's and Ronnie's musical roots are deep-seeded in pure Southern Rock with the soul of the Van Zant legacy running through their veins.  Although 'Lil Ronnie Morris visually resembles his uncle Ronnie, he has gone a step further with his music, building on his uncle's memory.  He has created a musical experience that respectfully carries on the family tradition with ShanyTown.  Robbie Morris, ShanyTown's internationally renowned drummer, began his professional career at the age of fourteen with his uncle Johnny, eventually establishing The "Johnny Van Zant Band". Together they made six albums and toured for years until Johnny joined Lynyrd Skynyrd.  


Charles Moody, Duan Johnson and Kevin Williams make up the rest of this fabulous musical experience.   They are some of the most respected and talented musicians in the South, with a stage presence as entertaining as the music itself.  Together, the band carries a tradition forging a new path with their own style that captivates audiences and creates a party that only The Van Zant family knows how to do. ShanyTown incorporates the styles of classic rock, country and Southern rock, melding the genres into the band's own unique sound.  

THUR., OCT 9    7:30PM


The 80s Prog-Rock supergroup returns to The Arcada to perform their mega-hits including "Only Time Will Tell" and "Heat Of The Moment" as well as cuts from their 2014 album release, "Gravitas."  Original members John Wetton (King Crimson), Geoff Downes (YES) and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) welcome absolutely amazing guitarist Sam Coulson to the group!  Tix start at only $39...this will be a sure sell out!!!Arcada!



FRI., OCT 10    8PM

Rock of The Eighties Tour
The Romantics, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw and
Tommy Tutone


Get ready for the biggest 80's party of the year ONLY at The Arcada! Four of your favorite 80's bands come together for one heck of a show playing all your favorite hits that you remember! Get ready for The Romantics, famous for “What I Like About You” and “Talking in Your Sleep,” with 3 of the original members! Also on board are The Smithereens who gained popularity with “11” the album that spawned the hits “A Girl Like You”, “Blood and Roses” & “Blue Period”. Marshall Crenshaw is the gourmet of pop culture. He played Buddy Holly in the film "La Bamba" and played John Lennon in the stage production of Beatlemania. Hear his quirky, eclectic songs "Someday Someway" and "The Usual Thing.” Last but not least, you know that number! “867-5309/Jenny;” That's right, Tommy Tutone finish up the lineup with the song everyone knows! You will NOT want to miss a party like this, only at The Arcada!




SUN., OCT 12    7PM

The McCartney Years

Enjoy a complete and accurate re-enactment of Paul McCartney’s extensive touring career of the 1970’s, hailed by Sid Bernstein (original Beatles promoter), as the most authentic presentation of Paul McCartney yet. Come and see and hear for yourself how The McCartney Years perform extremely accurate renditions of McCartney’s music with all the original instruments and wardrobe, spanning more than 20 albums. The show is period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive.  READ MORE...


THUR., OCT 16    7:30 PM

Bill Medley

Bill Medley is a seminal figure in the history of American music. He is perhaps best known as half of the unmistakable duo, The Righteous Brothers. Their raw emotional rhythm and blues sound essentially created the genre “blue-eyed soul.” In the mid-1960s, the Righteous Brothers became a fixture on Top Forty radio with hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” “Just Once in My Life,” “Unchained Melody,” and “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” creating an ultra- dramatic take on Sixties pop romance.



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FRIDAY, OCT 17 at 8 PM!


For well close to five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm and Blues music. But, as group co-founder Emilio Castillo says, they could have had a much different name.


“We were a Soul band called The Motowns.” he recalls. Rocco Prestia was the bass player, I was in there, and my brother was the drummer. I met Doc Kupka at the Alameda County Fair over the Fourth of July weekend back in 1968, and gave him an audition. He came in the band, and we eventually changed our name to the Tower of Power.” The reason for the band name change was that they had a specific goal in mind.

“We wanted to get into the Fillmore Auditorium and with a name like the Motowns, dressed in suits with razor cuts, we knew we’d never get in there. We grew our hair long, and started to be hippies, and changed our name. Doc then suggested to me that we should start writing our own songs. Our first song was ‘You’re Still A Young Man.” READ MORE...






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SAT., OCT 18    8PM

Slaughter with guests
E11ven Deep



SUN., OCT 19    3:30PM



ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN   and   FAT BABIES -                                                       

Welcome to Chicago’s premier gypsy Jazz band, ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN. Enjoy their vibrant blend of the jubilant swing of early jazz with the feisty passion of a gypsy acoustic guitar.  A very distinctive performance!



Enjoy the sounds of the 20’s & 30’s with FAT BABIES. Finding that blend between traditional jazz and familiar big band swing, the FAT BABIES will have you tapping your toes, and dancing in the aisles.  So slick back your hair, grab the fedora and head over to the ARCADA!  





WEDS., OCT 22   7:30PM

Gary Wright
Book Tour & Concert

Visionary songwriter, performer and al-around musical pioneer Gary Wright has spent more than thirty years shattering conventional ideas about how to make chart-topping rock music. His classics "Dream Weaver," "Love is Alive," and "Really Wanna Know You" achieved hit status in three different decades!

Join us for this awesome night!



Oct. 23 8 pm 
Laura Pausini
Chicago Theatre



OCT 24    8PM

The Fifth Dimension

1970's pop group The 5th Dimension brings their extraordinary vocal talents to the Arcada Theatre for what will be a memorable concert! In 1967, a little known vocal group called The 5th Dimension recorded “Up, Up and Away,” which turned out to be one of the biggest smash hits in musical history. The single won several Grammy Awards, the group capitulated to stardom, and their story has been one of success ever since. The 5th Dimension has released over a dozen hit albums and received 14 Gold records, 6 Platinum records and 6 Grammy Awards. READ MORE...


OCT 25    8PM 

Tommy James 
& The Shondells

"Hanky Panky," "Mony Mony," "I Think We're Alone Now," "Crimson and Clover," "Crystal Blue Persuasion," "Draggin' The Line"...

The music of Tommy James is heard continuously, everyday, in every country in the world: on radio, television or a film soundtrack. To date, he's sold over 100 million records and has been awarded 23 gold singles plus nine gold and platinum albums.




OCT 26    8PM 


Country Roads:
A John Denver Celebration

Jim Curry and the band perform the music of John Denver with multi-media slides and videos to go with each song.


Special guest Richie Gajate Garcia (percussionist in John Denver’s band)


Special guest John Sommers (John Denver band member and author of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy)


FRI., OCT 31   7:30 PM

The Ghosts
of Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Lincoln's tortured life comes to life on stage in the one-woman play, "The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln." Though many historians have reported on her experiences with mental illness, emotional languish and outward suffering, this live performance shares an intimate look into more chapters than that fateful night at Ford's Theatre.



SAT., NOV 1    8 PM



KANSAS has spent than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. The band’s first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that

back in the early ‘70's, what seemed to be “different," was actually ahead of its time.


This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner.

The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and a million-selling gold single, ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.


In 1998, KANSAS released an orchestral album; "Always Never the Same," recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. They followed with an orchestral tour accompanied by top-caliber symphony orchestras.


In 2000 KANSAS went back into the studio with original band member and songwriter Kerry Livgren to produce "Somewhere to Elsewhere," the first album featuring all 6 of the original players in 20 years! The ten new songs were written by Kerry Livgren and recorded in his studio in Topeka, KS. Players included: Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh and Richard Williams.

KANSAS in 2002, released a state-of-the-art DVD using the latest technology in film, audio and visual design, entitled “Device-Voice-Drum.” The DVD was the driving force behind the 2002/2003 tour.

Sony Music released a boxed set in 2004 titled "Sail On" which featured unique KANSAS cuts as well as vintage video footage on the included DVD disc.


In 2006, Kansas, released the two-disc (one CD/one DVD) anthology “Works In Progress.” Material was taken from a decade's worth of studio and live albums and home videos -- 1992's 'Live At The Whisky,' 1995's 'Freaks Of Nature,' 1998's 'Always Never The Same' and 2002's 'Device Voice Drum.


In 2009, in their hometown of Topeka, KANSAS celebrated their 35th Anniversary with a symphonic concert, accompanied by the Washburn University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Larry Baird. The DVD release “There's Know Place Like Home” captured this unique live performance and featured special guests Kerry Livgren & Steve Morse with spectacular lighting and high-resolution clarity. Available on both DVD and Blu-Ray, “There’s Know Place Like Home” includes favorites such as ‘Dust In The Wind,’ ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Point of Know Return’ as well as a sampling from each album in their discography, with a special symphonic touch.


Inspired by their 35th Anniversary DVD “There’s Know Place Like Home,” KANSAS conducted their ‘Collegiate Symphony Tour’ from 2010-2012 performing their hits accompanied by various college and university symphonies throughout the United States to help raise funds and awareness for collegiate music programs. In 2011, this tour lead to a special collaboration with the US Army Orchestra culminating in the ‘Carry On Concert’ honoring America’s veterans on Veteran’s Day 11/11/11 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.

Coinciding with the celebration of their 40th anniversary, the band KANSAS, was inducted into both the Kansas Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame as recognition for their achievements from both their native state and adopted home state.


The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.


Along with touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio and has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ and ‘South Park,’ and with films ‘Old School,’ and ‘Anchorman.’



SUN., NOV 2    5 PM

The Glenn Miller
Orchestra with Buddy Rich Band

More than 70 years after Glenn Miller formed his orchestra, his legendary band and sound live on. They defined the sound of Big Band and swing, and the group cemented its place in history by earning the first ever Gold Record awarded for their unforgettable tune “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Don’t miss this amazing show at the historic Arcada Theatre where this music started from! Get ready to hear all your favorite classics like “Moonlight Serenade,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”  READ MORE...


FRI., NOV 7    8PM

BJ Thomas with guests Exile

Exile can most notably be remembered among rock fans for their one-hit wonder of 1978 "Kiss You All Over." It was in the early 80's when the band took a different path and started to focus on country music. In the year 1977 a deal was made with Atco and Exile was able to land their first chart entry with the hit "Try It On." Get ready to relive those 70's memories here at the Arcada with Exhile and B.J. Thomas, who is ranked in Billboard's Top 50 most played artists over the past five decades with his signature hits “Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head,” “Hooked On A Feeling” and “(Hey, Won't You Play) Another Some-body Done Somebody Wrong Song.” READ MORE...



SAT., NOV 8    8PM

Bronx Wanderers Sock Hop


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THURS., NOV 13    7:30

 Rock N Roll Cabaret with 
Richie Kotzen 
from the Winery Dogs!


FRI., NOV 14    8PM

Burton Cummings


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SAT., NOV 15    8PM


A three-time sellout show at the Arcada returns!


SUN., NOV 16    7PM

Little River Band

Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years. The first band to achieve that mark. The Arcada Theatre is proud to present this extraordinary band! Get ready to hear all your favorite hits like: “Reminiscing,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Help is On Its Way” and many more! READ MORE...



FRI., NOV 21    8PM    

Buddy Guy


SAT., NOV 22    8PM

The Spinners with Ray Parker Jr.

It should come as no surprise that The Spinners have always made timeless music. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years the have acquired 12 gold records with hits on top of both Pop and R&B charts and they are one of the gew groups who can boast of four lead singers. Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Haroldl "Spike" Bonhart and a soul-infused 5-piece band. READ MORE...


SUN., NOV 23    5PM


The Patti Page Story 

Flipside: the Patti Page Story, winner of 18 National Awards at the Kennedy Center Honors, is a musical celebration of her rise to stardom. Flipside takes audiences on a well-conceived journey to 1965 in a place that used to be the KTUL radio station featuring stunning costumes. Written from interviews with Miss Page, READ MORE...


SUN., NOV 30    5PM

Holiday On Ice

“The Holiday Ice Spectacular" Brings Entertainment Gifts for the Whole Family This Holiday Season!


“The Holiday Ice Spectacular” is a fun-filled joyous frozen production for the winter holidays, guaranteed to delight audience members of all ages. Venues across the country are transformed into “a snow globe come to life” — which is the perfect setting for ice skaters to perform to a festive mix of classic and modern holiday favorites. The show is an original ice production that combines figure skating and theatre. Santa’s mischievous elves guide guests during the evening and they keep everyone “laughing all the way…!” The whole family is also sure to enjoy The Nutcracker in a Nutshell section— a unique & lighthearted [only 12-minute rendition] of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet — don’t blink! At the end “The Holiday Ice Spectacular” is sure to deliver a little holiday cheer for everyone to enjoy.  


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THURS., DEC 4    5PM

John Tesh Christmas

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FRI., DEC 5    8PM

The Nelsons and Cowsills Christmas with guests The Cadillac Casanovas



SUN., DEC 7    5PM

Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Ever!


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THRUS., DEC 11    8PM

Ho! Ho! Hoey With Gary Hoey


FRI., DEC 12    8PM

Frank Sinatra's 99th
Birthday Party


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SAT., DEC 13    8PM

Jim Peterik & The Ides of March Christmas Show


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THURS., DEC 18    8PM

LeAnn Rimes: One Christmas


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SAT., DEC. 20  8 PM  & SUN., DEC. 21  7 PM

Robin Zander Band  (Of Cheap Trick)

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SAT., DEC 27    8PM

The BoDeans