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, Tues - Thursday Noon - 6 PM and also two hours before every ticketed show! The Arcada Theatre is at 105 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois!

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AUG 1

ERIC JOHNSON

Blues Rock Guitar Legend


Featuring Doyle Bramhall II

 

An Incredible Texas Connection of Guitars Smoke the Arcada Stage

 

True guitar legends are no strangers to the historic stage at The Arcada Theatre.  And on Friday, August 1, one of the greatest guitar virtuosos of our time will carry on that tradition.  Eric Johnson,  on the list of of Musician Magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century, will lite up St. Charles in support of his new album "Europe Live."  The new release was recorded in venues across Johnson's tour of the continent and draws from throughout Johnson's career.

 

On this very rare occasion, Johnson will welcome a special guest to the stage.  A "Texas Connection" and fellow Experience Hendrix superstar, Doyle Bramhall II (who Eric Clapton cites as one of the most gifted players he has ever encountered) will rock the stage with Johnson.  Bramhall has collaborated with Clapton for over a decade, as well as with other major artists including Tedeschi/Trucks, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Gregg Allman and Dr. John.

 

 

Eric Johnson  may be best known as the masterful studio craftsman behind his acclaimed million-plus selling breakout 1990 album Ah Via Musicom and its Top 10 hit "Cliffs of Dover."  Over his seven studio albums, Johnson has delivered three Top 10 hits and two Top 40 singles, six Grammy nominations, and a seat in Guitar Player magazine’s "Gallery of Greats."  And if you haven't seen him in one of his frequent performances on the Experience Hendrix tours, you are truly missing out!

 

Avidly collaborative, Johnson first started recording on sessions for Cat Stevens, Christopher Cross and Carole King, and has since recorded and/or performed with Rodney Crowell, Richard Marx, Jennifer Warnes, Carla Olson, Chet Atkins, B.B. King,  James Burton, Steve Miller, Jerry Reed, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (on the original G3 tour), John McLaughlin, Jimmie Vaughan, Sonny Landreth, Dweezil Zappa and Adrian Legg, and many more. He has paid homage in song to such players as Jerry Reed (“Tribute to Jerry Reed” on Bloom), fellow Texan Stevie Ray Vaughan (the Grammy-nominated track “SRV”) and Wes Montgomery (who Johnson saluted in his Ah Via Musicom composition “East Wes”). 

 

This will indeed be a night of blues/rock genius.

 

 

 

 

Doyle Bramhall II stands as one of the most distinctive vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer in contemporary music.  Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall has collaborated for more than a decade, cites the guitarist as one of the most gifted players he has ever encountered. 

 

At 18, Bramhall II toured with Jimmie Vaughan’s band The Fabulous Thunderbirds.  Two years later he cofounded the blues-rock band Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.  In the aftermath of two critically acclaimed solo albums Jellycream and Welcome, Bramhall II's unparalleled skills as guitarist won the attention of both Roger Waters, who featured the guitarist on his In The Flesh tour, and Eric Clapton. Once recruited by Clapton, their association blossomed.  Bramhall II toured with Clapton, collaborated on songs and left an indelible mark on albums such as Searching Robert J, Reptile and 2013's Old Sock, which he also co-produced. 

 

 

 

Photo © Max Crace.

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AUG 3  5 PM

SOUTHERN ROCK REUNION

with The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchett, The Outlaws,

The Artimus Pile Band (Of Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Festival Park, Elgin

 

 

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Little Italy Fest West

THURS. - SUN., AUG 7-10 at Centennial Park, Addison

More info coming soon!

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AUGUST 16  8 PM

Winger, Jack Russell's Great White, and Trixter

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AUG 20   7 PM

DEEP PURPLE with
THE ORCHESTRA
(FORMER MEMBERS OF E.L.O)
FESTIVAL PARK, ELGIN
 

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SAT., AUG 23  8PM

AVAILABLE NOW
Keb Mo & G-Love and Special Sauce

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FRI., AUG 29  8PM

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KC & THE
SUNSHINE BAND!

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SAT., AUG 30  8PM

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JOHNNY RIVERS

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...

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SAT., SEP 6  8PM

DEANA MARTIN

Deana Martin is an influential American singer, actor and performer and the very proud daughter of iconic entertainer, Dean Martin.

 

Deana achieved success early in her career in films, theatre and television, then quickly added to her repertoire — recording artist, best-selling author, nationally syndicated radio host, licensed pilot, and entrepreneur.

 

As an internationally acclaimed entertainer, hit recording artist and an in-demand performer, playing to sold-out audiences worldwide, Deana Martin has become an instantly recognizable voice and figure in the pantheon of The Great American Songbook.

September 11 - 14, 2014

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ALL OF THE ARTS • ALL OVER TOWN

The St Charles Arts Council and the St. Charles Park District are pleased to announce the 2nd annual All-City, All-Arts Event – Charlie’s Center for the Arts – ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN running September 11 - September 14. The Charlie’s event encompasses venues all over town that will include art galleries, film, music, spoken word performances, dance, live theater - featuring the programming of our Arts + Civic Partners.

FRI., SEPT 12    8 PM

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Lita Ford
with special guests Vixen
and guests Bloody Mary

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!

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SAT., SEPT 13    8PM

Lou Gramm of FOREIGNER

Lou Gramm, the VOICE of Foreigner, comes to the Arcada and what a show he puts on! Gramm is heard on all of Foreigner’s chart-busting songs, including “Feels Like the First Time,” “Cold as Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day” and “Juke Box Hero.” He co-wrote most of the songs for the band, which has sold more than 70 million records worldwide. Get ready to hear all those hits and more when rock royalty comes to the Arcada for one night only!

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FRI., SEPT 19    8PM

ON SALE NOW!
Here Come The Mummies

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...

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SAT., SEPT 20   8PM

Felix Cavaliere's Rascals
with Guests The Brooklyn Bridge

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!

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SUN., SEPT 21   2:30-4:30PM

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Enjoy a Rocking Sunday afternoon with the whole family while supporting a great organization! FREE!

The 2014 Bordoni Guitar Student Charity Concert will feature music from Led Zeppelin, ACDC, The Beatles, Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones and many more performed live by Andrew Bordoni's Guitar Students backed by some of the best musicians from the Chicago area. This isn't your typical guitar recital, this is a full blown Rock Concert for all ages to enjoy! (Including a full concessions bar!) The concert is free for all but a $5 suggested donation at the door will go to support LITTLE KIDS ROCK.

 

An amazing organization that provides support to underfunded schools around the country purchasing musical instruments and training Teachers to run music programs for kids. For more information on Little Kids Rock be sure to visit: www.littlekidsrock.org NO TICKETS NEEDED! JUST COME ON OUT AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!

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SUNDAY, SEPT 21 at 5 PM!

THE TIME JUMPERS WITH
VINCE GILL!

FRI., SEPT 26    8PM

Faces of Elvis
with Shawn Klush and 
Cody Slaughter

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. 

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SAT., SEPT. 27  8PM

Ambrosia/Orleans/Firefall

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...

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FRI., OCT 3    8PM

Slaughter with guests
Eleven Deep
 

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SUN., OCT 5    5PM

Al Stewart
"Year of the Cat" Wine & Song

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!

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THUR., OCT 9    7:30PM

ASIA
 

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FRI., OCT 10    8PM

ON SALE NOW!
Eighties Night
The Romantics, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw and
Tommy Tutone

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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!

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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...

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THUR., OCT 16    7PM

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!

TOWER OF POWER!
 

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SAT., OCT 18    

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Aerosmith Legacy

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SUN., OCT 19    

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER
 

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!  

 

 

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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 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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SUN., OCT 26   5 PM

Country Roads
A Celebration of John Denver

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...

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WEDS., OCT 29   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.

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SUN., NOV 2    5 PM

The Glenn Miller
Orchestra
 
 

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 ON SALE SOON

Bronx Wanderers Sock Hop

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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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THUR., NOV 20    7:30 PM

The Highway Men
A tribute to Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings.
 

Known in some circles simply as "The Country Supergroup," the Highwaymen made an incredible impact on music, not only as individuals, but as a combined force as well. Together they created a whole new genre called Outlaw Country, and let's just say that is the resulting influence on modern popular country is extremely far reaching. The three albums released by this team spanned READ MORE.

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SAT., NOV 22    8PM

The Spinners 

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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SUN., NOV 30    5PM

Holiday On Ice

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SUN., DEC 7    5PM

Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Party Ever!

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FRI., DEC 12    8PM

Frank Sinatra's 99th
Birthday Party

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