SHOWS

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!

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!

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Oct. 23 8 pm 
Laura Pausini
Chicago Theatre

Latin Grammy winner Laura Pausini is arguably the biggest female star in Italy.  All ten of her studio albums have risen to the top-five on the Italian albums chart, six rising to number one (one being Italy's Album of the Year).  She also has fourteen top-ten singles with five number ones to her credit.  In a feat never before accomplished by a performer who did not achieve huge simultaneous American success, Laura Pausini has risen to an equally as huge of a star in the Latin markets.  

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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...

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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.

 

 

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OCT 26    8PM 

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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)

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THURS., OCT 30   7:30 PM  - Ashton, IL

The Mills & Petrie Building at 704 N. 1st Street, Ashton, Il. 61006

The Ghosts
of Mary Todd Lincoln

Following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary Todd, experienced historically documented bouts of mental illness, emotional languish and outward suffering.  She was treated at Bellevue Place in Batavia, Illinois.  This one-woman play shares an intimate and uncanny peek inside her tortured life and into more chapters of that fateful night at Ford's Theatre.

 

 

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FRI., OCT 31   7:30 PM

The Ghosts
of Mary Todd Lincoln

Following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary Todd, experienced historically documented bouts of mental illness, emotional languish and outward suffering.  She was treated at Bellevue Place in Batavia, Illinois.  This one-woman play shares an intimate and uncanny peek inside her tortured life and into more chapters of that fateful night at Ford's Theatre.

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SAT., NOV 1    8 PM

KANSAS

 

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.’

 
 

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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...

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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...

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SAT., NOV 8    8PM

Bronx Wanderers Sock Hop

One Part “Oldies”, Two Parts “Rock N’ Roll”… THE BRONX WANDERERS are the ”perfect musical storm”, effortlessly creating the perfect level of synergy between generations and the music, the family and the rockin’ band that pulls it all together. Like their new CD title implies, this is a father and two sons that DARE TO DREAM. United by their passion for great music (regardless of the decade), former gold record producer YO’ VINNY and sons VINNY “THE KID” and NICKY “STIX” form the heart and soul of this pitch perfect band that delivers a non-stop barrage of hit after hit after delicious hit.

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SUN., NOV 9    5PM

@ Italian Community Center, Milwaukee

Bronx Wanderers Sock Hop

One Part “Oldies”, Two Parts “Rock N’ Roll”… THE BRONX WANDERERS are the ”perfect musical storm”, effortlessly creating the perfect level of synergy between generations and the music, the family and the rockin’ band that pulls it all together. Like their new CD title implies, this is a father and two sons that DARE TO DREAM. United by their passion for great music (regardless of the decade), former gold record producer YO’ VINNY and sons VINNY “THE KID” and NICKY “STIX” form the heart and soul of this pitch perfect band that delivers a non-stop barrage of hit after hit after delicious hit.

$25 Advanced - $30 at the door.

General Admission

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THURS., NOV 13    7:30

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

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FRI., NOV 14    8PM

Burton Cummings

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SAT., NOV 15    8PM

AMERICA
"A HORSE WITH NO NAME"
"VENTURA HIGHWAY"
"SISTER GOLDEN HAIR"

A three-time sellout show at the Arcada returns!
 
 

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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...

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Haunted Nights Book Signing

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THURS., NOV 20   6:30-10

FALY COLAIZZI, AUTHOR OF HAUNTED NIGHTS AT DRUMHELLER CASTLE, A ST. CHARLES TALL TALE ETHEREAL QUANDARY" WILL LAUNCH, SIGN AND READ SECTIONS OF HER SECOND BOOK IN THE SERIES.

Featured on Channel 7 News, Kane County Chronicles, Daily Herald, The Courier News, Drum FM 99.5 and the anticipated radio interview this fall on 95.9 The River, Author Faly Colaizzi will bring you into this paranormal, spiritual, psychological thriller and deep into the ominous world of Drumheller Castle.

 
Highlighted chapters for the town of St. Charles/ The beautiful and historic Arcada Theater, Chapter 8 and The Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour of St Charles, Chapter 9!

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FRI., NOV 21    8PM    

Buddy Guy
 
NEW ALBUM
"RHYTHM & BLUES"
AVAILABLE NOW

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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...

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SUN., NOV 23    5PM

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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...

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SAT., NOV 29    8PM

Founding member of KISS Ace Frehley

Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in hisown musical galaxy. He’s a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around theworld. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as oneof the most influential guitar players of the last four decades and his impact on popular music isimmeasurable. With his smash 1978 solo album and post­KISS work including 2009 Anomaly,Frehley continues to be the best selling member of the original band.

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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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FRI., DEC 5    8PM

The Nelsons and Cowsills Christmas with guests The Cadillac Casanovas

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SAT., DEC 6    8PM

Trans Infinity Orchestra

Just in time for Christmas, it's a night of Trans-Siberian Orchestral music. Chicago's ultimate tribute act, Infinity brings their holiday magic to the Arcada Theater.  Enjoy the full spectrum experience with eight musicians, four singers, and a fantastic laser light show. Performing to sold out auditoriums in the Midwest for the past four years, now families in the area can enjoy classic holiday songs with this compelling show.

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SUN., DEC 7    5PM

Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Ever!

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THURS., DEC 11    8PM

Ho! Ho! Hoey With Gary Hoey

Gary Hoey's popular “Ho Ho Hoey” series of Christmas CDs and on-air station visits during the holiday season have become an annual staple at hundreds of radio stations nationwide. Moreover, his live annual interpretation, “Ho Ho Hoey’s Rockin’ Holiday Show,” gains new fans each year. Hallmark’s musical greeting cards feature two of Gary’s “Ho Ho Hoey” classics.

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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

Peterik has co-written songs for the likes of 38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackhawk, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Cathy Richardson,Van Zant, Brian Wilson, REO Speedwagon and The Beach Boys. He is currently fronting melodic rock band Pride of Lions, smooth-jazz project Jim Peterik's Lifeforce, and has a regular series of yearly concert performances with an all-star cast as World Stage. Jim is also active as a producer and mentor to young, developing talent. This wil be the 50th anniversary for the Ides of March series.

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THURS., DEC 18    8PM

LeAnn Rimes: One Christmas

Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, Blue, which reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album's eponymous leadoff single, "Blue", became a Top 10 hit and Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Patsy Cline's vocal style. When she released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country popmaterial, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade. Come check out her once in a lifetime Christmas show!

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

Robin Zander Band
featuring Robin Zander
of Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick lead singer Robin Zander, returns to the Arcada with his own Rock 'N Roll band and Cheap Trick hits. 

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SAT., DEC 27    8PM

The BoDeans

BoDeans is a rock band formed in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1983. In 1985, the band signed a contract with Slash Records and recorded their critically acclaimed debut album, Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams. Early on, the BoDeans' sound was largely influenced by roots rock and heartland rock, but they began to move more into the genre of alternative rock by their second album. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the band had several singles in the top 40 "mainstream rock" charts. In the mid-1990s, the band had two top 10 songs in the "Adult contemporary" charts. In recent years, the band has made a return to their roots rock origins while taking on new directions such as country and soul.

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