Thursday, September 21

Quiet Riot & Blackfoot

QUIET RIOT featuring American Idol finalist James Durbin with special guests...BLACKFOOT! Two of the hardest-rockin' bands in the biz...return to The Arcada TOGETHER...on one nite! Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd started Blackfoot in Sothern Florida back in 1970 with a few smash hits and the band has been Southern-rockin' it ever since! Heavy Metal pioneers Quiet Riot are riding high with their hit documentary and a new album, and their biggest hits, "Cum On Feel The Noise" and "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" are two of the biggest Rock Anthems in the history of Metal, including being featured in the musical "Rock of Ages" and Guitar Heroes. The band's album "Metal Health" was the the first Heavy Metal album to hit Number one on the Billboard Charts! American Idol Season Ten finalist James Durbin recently joined the band as its lead vocalist. This is the REAL DEAL! ...
Friday, September 22

Blues Legend Buddy Guy

These many years later, Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure, and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country’s musical evolution. And still, as one glorious track on Rhythm & Blues puts it, he claims that “All That Makes Me Happy is the Blues.” ...
Friday, September 22

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

The only “Star Wars” parody permitted by Lucasfilm Ltd. Charles Ross will stun you with his hysterical, One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into one hilarious show! ...
Saturday, September 23

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

The only “Star Wars” parody permitted by Lucasfilm Ltd. Charles Ross will stun you with his hysterical, One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into one hilarious show! ...
Saturday, September 23

Tommy James & The Shondells

On the road, Tommy James and his Shondells are still rockin’, performing their many timeless hits to sellout crowds across the country. ...
Tuesday, September 26

Catapult – The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dancing

Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch these incredible dancers become a mountain, a full size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window and people inside the window. You will never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will make next – you will be surprised and delighted again and again. ...
Thursday, September 28

Magic Mike Live Tour – 18+ SHOW ONLY

You've seen the movie, now come see the hottest men on the planet, Live, and onstage, for your eyes only with this Las Vegas style show. Let these calendar men take care of all you fantasies. ...
Friday, September 29

Accept

The band delivers more than just a musical statement with »The Rise Of Chaos«, in this case it’s a clear announcement! - with the straight forward opening track 'Die By The Sword': Galloping drums, lightning guitars and ACCEPT’s trademark choir instantly silence any doubt as to whether they’re still the top dog when it comes to top-notch Teutonic metal. Second track 'Hole In The Head' leaves no time to breathe, before the title track kick-starts and tries to pummel its way through the listener’s ear canal. This song may evoke a sense of familiarity within listeners, because it was previously released with an impressive music video. After consuming the upcoming 'Koolaid' shake, 'No Regrets' keeps heads banging with its speedy guitar solos, which concludes the 1st half of the record. 'Analog Man' rings in the 2nd part, telling the story of the world increasing digitization: Its haunting (pre) chorus should undoubtedly confirm its place in forthcoming ACCEPT set lists. Track number 8, 'Worlds Colliding', marks the album’s most thoughtful song, swiftly followed by the fastest banger of »The Rise Of Chaos«, 'Carry The Weight'. After 45 minutes, the closer, 'Race To Extinction', lets the record fade out fittingly ...
Saturday, September 30

Dennis Quaid & The Sharks

In his spar time, Quaid writes songs and performs with his band The Sharks. But make no mistake, the bands has long been performing to rave review, and Quaid is not just another actor turned rocker – he’s a bonafide rock star. Quaid said the shows are as much fun for those in attendance as they are for the band. “(The audiences) have a blast, which is all we want,” he said. “I make a complete and utter fool of myself. I think that’s the only way to have fun (onstage), instead of trying to pretend to be cool and all the rest of that stuff.” ...
Monday, October 2

The 2017 Bordoni Music Student Concert

Join us for the 2017 Bordoni Music Student Concert in support of Team Diabetes Destroyers and JDRF! The Students from Bordoni Music will be taking the stage of the Arcada Theatre joined by a group of professional musicians to bring you songs from U2, The Beatles, Twenty One Pilots and many more! This is NOT A RECITAL! It’s a full blown concert and production for the whole Family to enjoy! Last years concert helped raise over $18’000 to to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Help us beat that goal this year! No tickets needed! The event is FREE for ALL AGES! ...
Tuesday, October 3

Boz Scaggs

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.” ...
Wednesday, October 4

The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones: WBEZ’s Sound Opinions on the Great Rock’n’Roll Rivalry with Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot

It has now been more than 50 years since they first hit the world stage, and the Beatles and the Stones continue to bring people together -- and tear them apart. This is one debate you won't want to miss! Sound Opinions can be heard weekly on WBEZ Chicago and on 120 radio stations across the country, as well as on their popular podcast. ...
Friday, October 6

Blue Öyster Cult & Mark Farner

Because of their unique sound and diversity, Blue Öyster Cult has been influential to many modern bands that span many genres, and are often viewed as important pioneers of several different styles of rock ...
Saturday, October 7

Beatolution tribute to The Beatles

What began as four grammar school prodigies who formed the band STOCKWOOD has evolved into BEATLOUTION, an incredible all-live musical tribute to the Fab-Four. These seasoned musicians represent the youthful look and personalities the original guys had in the mid 1960s. Every performance results in multiple standing ovations, and welcomes life-long Beatles’ fans as dedicated BEATOLUTION fans! Newsweek saw fit to include the band (as STOCKWOOD) in their Spring, 2012 Edition, Commemorative Issue of THE BEATLES. They, along with only four other Chicagoland bands appear on the “Tribute Bands around the Globe” page! ...
Sunday, October 8

American Stories Tour with Craig Morgan and special guests Mac Powell, & Taya Kyle.

Morgan, along with his special guests, will honor our military heroes and veterans by celebrating American values through music and storytelling. "Country music is all about storytelling and that's the idea behind these shows," said Morgan. "Me and Mac and some of our friends will share the songs and stories that move us and inspire us as Americans all while we celebrate the values of this great nation we call home.” ...
Tuesday, October 10

Judy Garland: Come Rain Or Come Shine.

Angela Ingersoll returns to the Arcada where she appeared alongside Garland’s son Joey Luft in the special Mother’s Day concert event Joey Luft and Angela Ingersoll Celebrate Judy Garland. Ingersoll is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, recently garnering a Jeff Award nomination, a Time Out Chicago Award nomination, and Top Performances of the Year honors from both Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. ...
Friday, October 13

Howie Mandel

The star of "America's Got Talent" and "Deal or No Deal" spends a rare and hilarious evening at The Arcada! ...
Saturday, October 14

Jay & The Americans

In one of the greatest turnabouts in Rock and Roll history, the group JAY AND THE AMERICANS, started by four teenage boys in Sandy Yaguda’s Brooklyn basement 40 years ago. Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of JAY AND THE AMERICANS. From 1962- 1971, this group charted an unprecedented “12” top 10 records. With three original band members, Sandy Yaguda (aka Deane) founding member, Howie Kirschenbaum (aka Kane) original member, and Marty Kupersmith (aka Sanders), original member, plus the addition of “Jay” Reincke, the third Jay and probably the best yet, .. they have recreated the authentic sound of all of . . their great hits that everyone remembers. ...
Sunday, October 15

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti

After Sal’s successful sell out shows at home, he teamed up with some of the country’s top promoters and agents and is now touring the country as one of the hottest performers on the scene! ...
Thursday, October 19

Neil Sedaka “Breakin’ Up Is Hard To Do”

His impressive fifty year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50’s, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60’s, a superstar in the 70’s, remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. This is all thanks to the countless songs he has written, performed, and produced that continue to inspire artists and audiences around the world. ...
Friday, October 20

Remembering the Tragedy with Artimus Pyle Band – The Ultimate Tribute to Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd

October 20, 1977, one of the biggest bands in rock history in the peak of its career suffers a tragic plane crash leaving much of the band dead.  Of the few people who managed to survive, two are still with us today.  Original Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, who managed to stay alive after the crash, comes to the Arcada on the crash's 40th Anniversary to perform all the big Skynyrd hits with his band, and tell stories about that fateful nite.  Another Arcada exclusive! ...
Saturday, October 21

Animaniacs Live

Re-live your “younger years” and see your favorite Animaniacs characters sing live on stage in Animaniacs Live!!! - a musical revue starring original cast members Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky & the Brain), accompanied by Emmy winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain! ...
Saturday, October 21

Animaniacs Live

Re-live your “younger years” and see your favorite Animaniacs characters sing live on stage in Animaniacs Live!!! - a musical revue starring original cast members Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky & the Brain), accompanied by Emmy winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain! ...
Saturday, October 21

100 Years of Dino starring his daughter Deana Martin

Deana Martin is a world-class entertainer who is equally comfortable with a celebrated symphony, at a legendary concert hall or on an intimate cabaret stage with a swinging jazz quintet. She’s a New York Times best-selling author, a gifted actor, a vocalist of incredible depth and passion and a licensed pilot. When talent is part of the family pedigree it can sometimes be difficult for an artist to forge an individual path, Deana Martin has successfully navigated that tricky terrain. ...
Monday, October 23

Roger Hodgson of Supertramp

Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. As the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” “Fool’s Overture” and so many others that have become the soundtrack of our lives. ...
Tuesday, October 24

Roger Hodgson of Supertramp

Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. As the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” “Fool’s Overture” and so many others that have become the soundtrack of our lives. ...
Thursday, October 26

Diva Montell’s Salute to Broadway & Opera

Ms. Montell is the epitome of talent, class and elegance, with a voice that is unmatched by anyone else in the Midwest. As one of the most popular vocalists to come out of Chicago, Diva’s powerful voice captivates audiences with her incredible salute to Broadway classics, and a breathtaking reprise of Opera favorites. Her show is one audiences speak about long after experiencing it live. ...
Thursday, October 26

Warrant

WARRANT has been headlining festivals, casinos and fairs all over the country in support of their latest CD Rockaholic. 125 + shows so far and counting. The band is fired up and tighter than every musically! These rockers can’t wait to play not only ALL the hits fans know & love, but also new tunes/videos like “Life’s A Song,” & “Home.” ...
Friday, October 27

Air Supply

Composer and vocalist Graham Russell was honored with a BMI Million-Air Certificate recognizing 3 million performances of the duo's hit "All Out Of Love," Air Supply's new song was the #1 most added track on the FMQB AC40 Chart, and also one of the most added on the R&R (Radio and Records) AC Chart and the Mediabase AC chart. The duo continues to play more than 150 shows a year worldwide, including stops in England, Ireland, Israel, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Canada, the U.S. and beyond. ...
Friday, October 27

Rock Songs & Stories with Cryan’ Shames

Chicago Garage-Rock favorites will delight the audience with their hits including “Sugar And Spice” and “It Could Be We’re In Love” plus other covers from that Sixties pop-rock era! ...
Tuesday, October 31

“The Lost Boys” Halloween Show with Corey Feldman

Don’t miss your chance to experience the show that’s been called a “mesmerizing,” “action packed,” “fast paced,” concert experience and hear Corey sing your favorite songs from Angelic 2 the Core and his most iconic films. ...
Wednesday, November 1

Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent”

This fall, join your ski tribe and see the lineage of mountain lifestyle continue in Warren Miller’s 68th ski and snowboard film, Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. From BC to France, Montana to Colorado, California, Norway and New Zealand, new generations of skiers and riders are pushing their sport to new extremes, making their parents proud and setting the stage for future mountain explorers. Follow along behind-the-scenes at warrenmiller.com. ...
Thursday, November 2

Skid Row & Lynch Mob

Classic dual-guitar teams are a key component of great songs. Now, Skid Row is gearing up to record the final installment of the United World Rebellion trilogy. ...
Saturday, November 4

Bronx Wanderer’s Sock Hop!

THE BRONX WANDERERS ARE COMING BACK TO CHICAGO...FOR ONLY ONE MORE NIGHT, THEIR ONLY OTHER SHOW OUTSIDE OF LAS VEGAS THIS YEAR! ...
Sunday, November 5

Wayne Newton

Join Las Vegas Legend Wayne Newton, for a show unlike he has ever done before, featuring performances of his favorite hits, showbiz stories, and candid conversation with questions from the audience. He remains a popular concert performer, playing gigs around the country ...
Wednesday, November 8

The Chicago Rat Pack

The stars of the show that captivated thousands at Chicago’s Piper’s alley re-unite to celebrate 100 years of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin…with a special appearance by…Sammy Davis, Jr.! Starring Tony Ocean as Dean, Jack D’Amico as Frank, and Lawrence Evening as Sammy. ...
Friday, November 10

Rock Songs & Stories with the New Colony 6

This pop/rock group from Chicago placed ten singles on the Hot 100 between 1966 and 1971 including "I Will Always Think About You" (WLS #1 on 25 March 1968),  "Things I'd Like to Say" (WLS #2 on 30 December 1968), "Love You So Much" (WLS #2 on 27 January 1967), "I Could Never Lie To You" (WLS #7 on 26 May - 2 June 1969) and "I Confess" (WLS #2 on 4 February 1966).  Like Paul Revere & the Raiders, they wore colonial outfits on stage…a great show! ...
Friday, November 17

Gino Vannelli

In late 2009, amidst a very busy touring schedule, Gino managed to find the time to re-record many of his better known songs for a cd entitled, The Best & Beyond. “True, some may consider The Best & Beyond simply a modernization or update of my older material, but I feel it is much more a statement of my present-day musical mindset, not to mention some incredible musicianship by a few Portland musicians”. ...
Saturday, November 18

America

The year 2017 marks the 47th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song "A Horse With No Name." America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. ...
Sunday, November 19

America – 2nd Date Added!

The year 2017 marks the 47th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song "A Horse With No Name." America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. ...
Thursday, November 30

Jonathan Cain of Journey

Jonathan Cain will touring Christmas 2017 in support of his 2nd solo Christmas album, Unsung Noel. Jonathan will be playing various songs from his solo albums, some new and classic Christmas songs, along with a medley of some monster hit songs from Journey! ...
Friday, December 1

Winger / Firehouse

Winger is an American hard rock band from New York City. Their debut album, Winger, came out on Atlantic Record’s label in 1988 and achieved platinum status in the United States and gold in Japan and Canada. ...
Saturday, December 2

Stephen Bishop, Kyle Vincent & Elliot Lurie!

An all-hits 70s show with Pop stars Stephen Bishop "On And On", Kyle Vincent of The Bay City Rollers "Saturday Night" "I Only Want To Be With You" and Elliot Lurie from The Looking Glass "Brandy" "Jimmy Loves Mary Ann" ...
Sunday, December 3

Darlene Love & Shirley Alston Reeves

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love and original member of the Crystals ("Chapel Of Love") is best know for her classic Rock 'N Roll Christmas songs and appearances on David Letterman and with Bruce Springsteen.  Shirley Alston Reeves, from The Shirelles will also perform her "Girl Group" hits including "Soldier Boy" and "Will Love You Tomorrow" ...
Sunday, December 10

The Lettermen Christmas Show!

The letter sweaters may only make a brief appearance at each Lettermen performance, but The Lettermen harmony is non-stop. From their first hit in 1961 “The Way You Look Tonight” through current hits of today, the sound is undeniably Lettermen. 18 Gold Albums worldwide and scores of top singles attest to a popularity that has endured through several generations. ...
Sunday, December 17

Petula Clark

She has performed in her own TV shows in the U.K., the U.S.A. and France. She has starred in movies (including Finian’s Rainbow with Fred Astaire, Goodbye Mr. Chips with Peter O’Toole), theater in London’s West End and on Broadway, and has just finished a triumphant U.K. tour after the release of her new CD From Now On. Petula is very excited to be back in the U.S. ...
Friday, December 22

Bret Michaels Christmas Show!

As a rock star, reality star, spokesperson, businessman, and philanthropist, Bret Michaels does more jobs in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime. Depending on the hour of the day he's a cultural icon, a rock god, an entrepreneur, a TV star, a father, the face of the American Diabetes Association, a supercross enthusiast, solo artist, Poison frontman, and a generous donor to a myriad of charitable causes. ...
Thursday, January 11

Stand up comic Dennis Miller!

Miller is listed as 21st on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand up comedians of all time, and was ranked as the best host of SNL's Weekend Update by Vulture.com. ...
Sunday, January 21

James Darren

James Darren has enjoyed a successful, multi-faceted career, spanning six decades of motion picture, television, recording and live concert performances. With a notable career in films (“Gidget,” “The Guns of Navarone”) as well as television (“The Time Tunnel,” “T.J. Hooker,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), Darren has re-emerged on the recording scene with his latest CD, Because of You (Concord Records), an impressive collection of standards and big band swing. The album, a follow-up to his acclaimed 1999 release, This One’s From the Heart (Concord Records), reaffirms Darren’s talents as a singer. ...
Friday, February 9

The Fab Four…The World’s Foremost Beatles Tribute!

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. ...
Saturday, March 3

Y&T

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe. ...
Saturday, March 10

The Musical Box – Selling England by The Pound – special Lamb Set Encore!

This year they are doing a special "Lamb Set"...SUPER RARE! We are 1 of only 6 venues they are doing it at! French Canadian tribute outfit The Musical Box are to date the only Genesis tribute act band in the world to acquire from Peter Gabriel and Genesis the performing rights and access to archives, audio tracks and original slideshow for "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway", allowing them to re-stage the concert 25 years later with painstaking attention to detail. Formed in 1993 in Montreal, their skill and acquisition of performing rights, in effect, a blessing from the band themselves have seen them perform to sell-out crowds worldwide. ...
Sunday, March 25

Kenny G

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early 80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide ...
Thursday, May 3

Gene Simmons Band

Brace yourself, America: Gene Simmons is going solo. The provocative and over-the-top showman is famous worldwide for his on and offstage antics as a member of KISS, where he became notorious for his fire-breathing, tongue-waggling performances as his rock alter ego The Demon and sang lead vocals on hits like "Rock and Roll All Night," "Calling Dr. Love," "I Love it Loud" and "A World Without Heroes." Now out of makeup, Simmons is embarking on his first-ever solo tour with a red-hot backing band to perform some high-octane rock hits. ...
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