Knights of Columbus to present a documentary on March 13, 2014. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. showing. Attendance is free with a free will donation to support the film. Attendance is limited so please register by phone at 773 835 0455. John Morales, director and one of the producers, will be available for pictures, autographs, and to answer questions after the film. Concessions will be served.
Enjoy an evening of side-splitting laughter with Bob Smiley, the country’s number 1 choice for clean and hilarious comedy. Bob has been doing stand-up comedy for more than a decade, honing his comedic chops as a funny MC on tour with Third Day, Newsboys, Mercy Me, TobyMac, Audio Adrenaline and other top bands. He is a member of the Rockshow comedy group, which also features Christian comedian Tim Hawkins. Bob’s sharp wit and God-given idiocy leave audiences everywhere in hysterics.
Check out clips at www.bobsmiley.com.
Bob Smiley is back by popular demand! This event features all new comedy and is sponsored by Faith Christian Academy in Geneva, Illinois.
The Arcada Theatre is honored to welcome legendary Folk-Pop superstar Gordon Lightfoot! Referred to as "Canada's greatest songwriter, the multi-platinum singer/storyteller sells out performances all over the country with his biggest hits including: If I could, If You Could Read My Mind, The Wreck Of The....READ MORE.
You remember the hits: “Evil Woman,” “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Telephone Line, “Turn to Stone” and many more. For ONE NIGHT ONLY, we are proud to welcome The Orchestra to the Arcada stage! Made up of former members of Electric Light Orchestra & E.L.O. II, these fantastic group of orchestral-rock musicians will be playing all your favorite hits! The Orchestra's classical overtones to pop music style is reminiscent of what made E.L.O. one of the biggest bands in music! Don't miss what will be an INCREDIBLE night of classic and progressive rock!
Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. He brings music from all genres together for some great in-your-face rock'n'blues! Jimmie also happens to be the brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan! The Arcada is INCREDIBLY honored to welcome an amazing guitarist like Jimmie Vaughan! Fans may remember him for a band called The Fabulous Thunderbirds, but he also developed a great solo career as well. In 2010, Vaughan played here in Chicago at the Crossroads Guitar Festival playing onstage with guitar legends like Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, B.B. King and Hubert Sumlin! Don't miss what will be a great ROCKIN show that will have you dancing on your feet all night!
$10 children 12 and under
Three Dog Night
THREE DOG NIGHT returns to The Arcada after last year's incredible performance, one that sold out in just three days! Original founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton bring a catalog of hits unmatched by any band from 1969-1974. With 21 consecutive Top 40 hits (18 straight top 20s), 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight Gold albums, how can this be anything less than a BIG DOG NIGHT? Among the hits ... READ
Definitely one of our favorite entertainers, Eddie has performed at The Arcada Theatre on several occasions. With one of the most-fun shows we have hosted, Eddie's stockpile of hits are as entertaining as his recent "Two Tickets To Paradise"... READ MORE
RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED is a multi media musical journey of the life and music of Teen Idol Rick Nelson. Featuring hit songs (“Hello Mary Lou", "Travelin' Man”, “Garden Party", etc.) performed by Ricky's twin sons Matthew & Gunnar Nelson. READ MORE...
From the producers of The Official Blues Brothers Revue and The Marvelous Wonderettes comes a new musical journey through the California pop scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Join a group of young dreamers as they converge on the sunny Pacific shore to celebrate the harmonies of a new age. READ MORE...
From the opening notes of "Almost Like Being In Love" from Brigadoon, D'Ambrosio's rich tenor caresses each song in an embrace - sometimes tender, sometimes humorous, but always passionate - that he does not relinquish until his final bow. Not known as a dancer, he is nonetheless a very physical performer whose body language changes easily to suit the song is singing. When he reaches for the lyrical stars, his heels leave the ground. His "Singin' in the Rain" evokes Gene Kelly's lighthearted grace and a humorous medley from Doctor Doolittle and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - in Italian, no less - let him show off not only his skill with the language and operatic vocal chops, but also allows him to poke good-natured fun at the very stagy stage presence of classical singers.You can take the boy out of the Bronx, but fortunately there's more than a little Bronx left in D'Ambrosio. READ MORE...
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THURS., APRIL 10 7PM
FRI., APRIL 11 8PM
SAT. APRIL 5 Noon
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. A collaborative project between Onesti Entertainment Corporation and Natural Talent Productions, this special event will showcase both adult and junior casts!
Little Anthony &
Most of you remember this famous Doo-Wop group from the 50s and 60s for their famous hits like “Tears on My Pillow,” “Going Out of My Head” and “Hurt So Bad.” READ MORE...
Paul Revere and the Raiders were the first rock group to be signed
with Columbia Records with the 1963 recording of "Louie Louie."
Don't miss these legends, right here on the intimate stage of the Arcada! Remember their hits, "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone," "Hungry," and "Steppin' Out"? Don't miss this show! READ MORE...
Zucchero (“Sugar” in Italian) is Italy's most beloved rock star and one of the top Italian artists worldwide, having sold over 40 million records throughout a career spanning over four decades. Following his last acclaimed studio album, Chocabeck (2011) and a successful worldwide tour, Zucchero is back with a new album and direction, paying tribute to the musical sounds of Cuba. Recorded with some of Cuba’s top musicians, Zucchero explores the native sounds of Havana on La Sesión Cubana.
Danny Seraphine – the original drummer of Chicago – is on a whole new mission…and it’s taking the music world by percussive storm. Along with former Chicago bandmate Bill Champlin, guitarist Marc Bonilla, and keyboardist Ed Roth, Danny has created California Transit Authority.
We are THRILLED to welcome back Foghat to the Arcada!! After bringing down the house last time they played!! Foghat began its career in 1971 as a bunch of rather unpretentious young Brits with an affection for American blues and ’50s rock 'n' roll. By the middle of the decade, they had evolved into a major touring and recording act, playing a pumped-up brand of boogie-rock to arena-size audiences. You'll hear all your favorite hits including "Slow Ride," "Drivin' Wheel," “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” “Fool For the City” and "Stone Blue." READ MORE...
Hollywood star Kevin Costner is even more than his roles as leading man in "Field of Dreams," "The Bodyguard," "JFK," and "Bull Durham." He's also an amazing musician and returns to the Arcada Theatre with his band, Modern West! This is another one of those chance-of-a-lifetime shows, right here in your own backyard!
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Discover the KING OF THE PRIDE as 43 talented young performers create a visually enchanting expedition into the Circle of Life. Explore the beautiful plains of Africa as the cast presents a story of love, loyalty, friendship, trust and dishonor through the eyes of a young cub who endures his rite of passage, before becoming ruler of his kingdom. King of the Pride is presented through music, dance, movement and visual effects and features an eclectic mix of tribal music and 3 hit songs from The Lion King, Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait to Be King & Hakuna Matata. Buy tickets here.
Dean Torrence was the co-founder, co-lead singer, and co-writer of the hit surf duo, JAN & DEAN. Dean first teamed up with Jan Berry in the 1950s while they both attended high school in West Los Angeles. The duo went on to score a huge string of hit songs beginning in 1959 until Jan's horrible car crash in 1966. Since Jan's untimely death occurred in 2004, Dean has kept their music alive and brings the Greatest Hits of JAN & DEAN "live" as a special guest of the SURF CITY ALLSTARS. Some of the chart topping songs you'll hear Dean perform "Live" with the Surf City Allstars include Jan & Dean's #1 hit:
1960s band The Monkees made their mark on music, and drummer/lead vocalist Micky Dolenz is a big reason why! See the former teen idol live on the Arcada stage for a night you'll never forget! Dolenz will be singing your favorite Monkees songs as well as telling stories making for a very cool intimate show that you'll only see here at the Arcada! Special guests this evening will be THE COWSILLS! READ MORE...
Their progressive and psychedelic music brought Pink Floyd international fame. Their albums, "The Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," "The Animals" and "The Wall" have made them some of the most musically influential groups of our time, and Echoes of Pompei delivers one of the most striking and representative shows EVER. All the Pink Floyd hits you love, right here on the Arcada stage! Don't Miss This!
You asked for them back and here they are! We are proud to welcome back Air Supply to the Arcada for what will be an amazing night! Get ready to hear all your favorite hits including: “Every Woman in the World,” “Here I Am,” “All Out of Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” and many more! READ MORE...
We are BEYOND excited to have ALAN PARSONS AND the ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT at the Arcada for 2 SHOWS!! You know those opening notes of the Chicago Bulls theme song? Well that's Alan Parsons! Fans, get ready to hear all your favorite hits like “Sirius (Theme for the Chicago Bulls)”, “Eye in the Sky”, “Games People Play”, “Time”, “Don't Answer Me” and many more!
It's that time again! The Bronx Wanderers are back! After playing at the Arcada and our festivals countless times, we're proud to welcome back our boys from the Bronx for a very special show on Mother's Day! Make sure to give your moms the greatest gift by having these guys croon to her on Mother's Day! So join us once again for a show that will have everyone on their feet dancing and singing!
Attention QUEEN fans!! After so many requests, the Arcada will finally have a Queen band on its stage! Almost Queen does it all! With the energy and spectacle of a live stage production, these guys pull out all the stops with elaborate lighting, effects and costumes, giving you the full “Queen Experience!” READ MORE...
"Godzilla," "The Reaper," "Burnin' for You." Experience one of our favorite hard rock and metal shows in the universe right here in St. Charles! They were a staple of the arena rock circuit, and you'll see and hear why! READ MORE...
Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll's finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none! Star of stage, screen and record, Noone's performances are the stuff of legend, deftly delivering a broad palette of music, all gems that, through his voice, defined a generation.
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone is a must-see concert experience ideal for Fairs, Festivals, Casinos, Performing Arts Centers, Symphony Halls and Private Events. Rock's premiere raconteur packs plenty of puns but pulls no punches with his music. Peter Noone is the real deal.
Over 60 million records sold! 20 top 40 hits including:
"I'M HENRY VIII, I AM"
"MRS. BROWN YOU'VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER"
"THERE'S A KIND OF HUSH"
"I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD"
"JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER"
"I CAN TAKE OR LEAVE YOUR LOVING"
"A MUST TO AVOID"
See the greatest tribute to KISS live at The Arcada!
"Rock N Roll All Nite" with us! Not only does Mr. Speed nail all the KISS hits dead on, they also look identical to the band! The black and white face paint, the flamboyan outfits, the fabulous hair...it doesn't get ANY better than this!
Your favorite local Led Zeppelin tribute is back! Join us at the Arcada for Kashmir, Chicago's greatest Led Zeppelin tribute. These guys sound just like the originals! Get ready to hear all your favorite Zeppelin hits including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Stairway to Heaven” and many more! Join us for what will be a rocking night at the Arcada with Kashmir! READ MORE...
Chicago's Little Italy!
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Before Motley Crue goes out on its much talked about final tour, Vince Neil is bringing the hits right here to the Arcada! As the hard rocking lead vocalist of the Crue, his unmistakeable voice has brought us "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Home Sweet Home," and "Dr. Feelgood!" Rockers, this show will be another historic moment at the Arcada Theatre!
Sixties music wouldn't be the same without the adventurous rockers The Yardbirds - English rockers with charm, great looks and most of all, unbelievable talent! The Yardbirds rocked a string of hits including "For Your Love," "Over Under Sideways Down," and "Heart Full of Soul." READ MORE...
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Get ready to ROCK with powerhouse rock band Slaughter! You may remember their hits “Up All Night,” “Spend My Life,” “Mad About You” and “Fly to the Angels.” Well hear all those and more when Slaughter lights up the Arcada Theatre for what will be an AMAZING night of rock! Featuring original members Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum, you won't wanna miss this great band! READ MORE...
Johnny Rivers had many hits including "Memphis," "Maybelline," "Mountain of Love," "Midnight Special," "Seventh Son" and "Secret Agent Man." He was one of the rising stars of the 60s, now get ready to relive all those hits and more when Johnny Rivers performs an intimate show at the beautiful Arcada Theatre! READ MORE...
Known as the lead guitarist of The Runaways with Joan Jett, Lita Ford has built a name for herself over the years with a solo career and hits like “Fire in My Heart,” “Gotta Let Go,” “Kiss Me Deadly,” “Falling In and Out of Love” and many more! Get ready to relive the rockin' 80s at the Arcada with one of rock's finest guitarists!
They’ve been funkin’ it up for thousands of years, and they aren’t about to stop now… HERE COME THE MUMMIES attack the Arcada Theatre! For fans of Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and the horn rock bands from thr 60s and 70s, Here Come the Mummies are an original funk rock band where all the musicians are dressed as mummies! You'll be dancing in your seat and super excited when you see these guys perform, putting on an UNBELIEVABLE show that you'll never forget! READ MORE...
Felix Cavaliere brings his incredible rascals show to the Arcada for an unforgettable night of those sixties chart toppers! Re-live the magic with "A Beautiful Morning," "How Can I Be Sure," and "I've Been Lonely Too Long." Bring your friends and make a special night of this rare opportunity to be up close and personal with one of the legends!
Shawn Klush is described as the world's top professional Elvis Tribute artist and annually stars in the Elvis Birthday Tribute Tour, an Elvis extravaganza with Elvis' own real musicians, singers, and friends in major venues across the country. See him LIVE at the Arcada Theatre, and you'll feel like your back in Memphis in the 1950s.
Cody Slaughter is hailed as one of the most talented, young actors, singers and Elvis tribute artists in the coutry. He is a leading man in Branson, Missouri, has starred on MTV, and has perfomed as Elvis for a decade, though he is only 23.
It's 70s Rock Night at the Arcada! 3 major bands from the 70s performing together on the historic Arcada stage! The songs on Ambrosia's five albums range from their classic rock hits to progressive and experimental. Now get ready to hear all their hits including “Biggest Part of Me,” “Nice, Nice, Very Nice,” “Holdin' On to Yesterday” and many more! READ MORE...
Al Stewart was bron in Glasgow, Scotland and has expressed his fascination for history through his folk-rock music. He scored a major Top 10 hit with the lovely and haunting song "Year of the Cat" in 1976 and he has retained a strong international cult following ever since! He is also an avid wine collector and has been adding to his collection for more than 30 years. Get a rich taste for Al's music and some amazing wines at the beautiful Arcada Theatre, for the ultimate date night experience!
This is one show I've been dying to have! Note-for-note, harmonies and riffs– every song is played live with nothing pre-recorded and to the standard set by McCartney himself in the early 1970s. This IS the ultimate Paul McCartney tribute playing songs from his solo years and from his years with Wings! If you're a true Beatles or Paul McCartney/Wings fan, you DEFINITELY don't wanna miss this show! READ MORE...
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...
Rare Earth has been an established name in the music industry for over two decades, and now they are back performing with the same unique and recognizable sound that has always been their own! Rare Earth has their audiences up and out of their seats dancing and singing along with their million selling classics such as “Get Ready”, “Hey Big Brother”, “Losing You”, “Born to Wander”, and “I Just Want to Celebrate” creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the Madison Square Garden Concert in 1970, the Atlantic Pop Festival in 1971 or the California Jam which was one of their most memorable concerts broadcast nationally in 1974. Get ready to relive all that more when RARE EARTH invade the Arcada for what will be a very memorable show! PLUS SPECIAL GUEST TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! READ MORE...
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!
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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. Now's your choice to hear his hits come alive at the Arcada! You'll hear all your favorites including: “Hanky Panky,” “Mony, Mony,” “I Think We're Alone Now,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion” and “Draggin' the Line!” READ MORE...
Relive the magic and memories of John Denver in 'Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration,' the acclaimed national touring show which celebrates the Grammy-winning performer's heartwarming hits and timeless legacy. Jim Curry, the world's most authentic John Denver tribute artist, is joined onstage by members of John Denver' band, including Special Guests Jim Conner...READ MORE...
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.
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...
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...
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...