Monday, April 24

A paranormal night at the arcada with Chris Fleming

Chris Fleming understands the fear of death and the unknown. Growing up in a haunted house, seeing spirits, dark entities, angels, and communicating with his father in the afterlife, are just some of his amazing supernatural experiences. ...
Tuesday, April 25

Lunafest 2017

Please join Zonta Club of St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia for its 3rd Annual LUNAFEST, an evening of short films BY, FOR, and ABOUT WOMEN.  Zonta Club is a proud member of Zonta International and loves partnering with the Luna company to promote and celebrate women in film while viewing the variety of films selected for the 2017 season.  The Luna company selects a new series of short films each year to highlight issues important to women.  The majority of proceeds will be used by Zonta Club and its 501(c)3 Zonta West-Illinois to fund grants to local agencies satisfying the needs of women, while a portion of the proceeds will be distributed to The Breast Cancer Fund.  ...
Friday, May 5

Queensrÿche

Queensrÿche very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. ...
Saturday, May 6

Y&T

80s Heavy Metal band from Oakland and one of the most popular rock bands to perform at The Arcada! After five top 100 albums, songs that tipped into the 40s, two Bammie Awards, and many international television appearances, Y&T’s hits are still played on VH1 Classic and classic rock radio stations worldwide. ...
Sunday, May 7

The Hit Men

The Hit Men featuring Band Members of Frankie Vali, Carly Simon, Bary Manilow, Carole King, Elton John, Paul McCartney and others! ...
Wednesday, May 10

Artie Kornfeld of Woodstock

A RARE and unique presentation about one of the most famous and important events in music history...The Woodstock Music Festival in 1969...by the guy who put it all together!  INCREDIBLE! ...
Friday, May 12

Chicago Blues Reunion

A Chicago Blues All-Star Band! CHICAGO Halsted Street BLUES LEGENDS LINEUP GARY MALLABER - DRUMS ...Steve Miller, Van Morrison NICK GRAVENITES (born in Chicago) - GUITAR AND VOCALS Paul Butterfield BARRY GOLDBERG - KEYS ..The Rides, Bob Dylan, Electric Flag RICK REED - BASS....Paul Butterfield ROB STONE - HARP AND VOCALS.....Coco Taylor, Hubert Sumlin HARVEY MANDEL - GUITAR.. Canned Heat, Rolling Stones ...
Saturday, May 13

An evening with Poi Dog Pondering

Poi Dog Pondering keeps thriving because their ethic has always been about following their musical heart. Their steadfast independence has allowed them to perennially bloom. From bohemian street buskers to impossible to market major label sacrificial lambs, to hard won autonomy with their own record label; Poi dog pondering have ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers. They have let every sound that excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever changing colors. ...
Sunday, May 21

Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen's career has spanned over 40 years with over twenty albums to his name. Drawing influence from classical composers such as Bach, Paganini, and Vivaldi, Yngwie is responsible for birthing the neo-classical genre to the world of rock. ...
Friday, May 26

Hermans Hermits With Peter Noone

Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. Lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included: “I’m Into Something Good” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” & many, many more! ...
Saturday, May 27

Live and Unplugged: Scott Stapp of Creed 2017 Tour

Scott Stapp’s artistic and personal journey have encompassed all the talent and torment imaginable in scaling to musical success. The founding member of Creed chronicled his questions, his quest for answers, and his dreams from faith to fatherhood in chart topping hits, “My Own Prison,” “Higher,” and “With Arms Wide Open,” which dominated the sonic landscape of the 90s-2000s. ...
Wednesday, May 31

Fuel with Marcy Playground and Dishwalla

Fuel formed in 1993 while playing the club circuit in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The band signed to Sony Records and in 1998 released their critically lauded, debut album Sunburn with the massive hit single "Shimmer". Their second album Something Like Human took the band to a new level of stardom, hitting multi-platinum status driven by the singles "Innocent" and "Hemorrhage", which remained at #1 for ten weeks. ...
Friday, June 2

Mr. Big

Mr. Big continues to be a touring force with sold-out shows around the globe! ...
Saturday, June 3

Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer has announced a very special show saluting the legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. It is a full band show with a special tribute to his fellow band-mate brothers. Emerson, Lake Palmer is one of the most successful Progressive Rock bands of the 1970s, making the hook "Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside" ...
Saturday, June 10

 Denny Laine (founding member of Moody Blues & Paul McCartney & the Wings) Fran Cosmo (former member Boston) & Joey Molland (Bad Finger)

Denny Laine was one of the most recognizable voices on the entire British music scene. As the lead singer on the Moody Blues' recording of "Go Now" -- a worldwide multi-million seller -- he stood out in a large pack, and did so splendidly. His soulful, agonized lead vocal performance proved irresistible on the radio. n Fran was a highly respected lead vocalist and was the lead singer and co-song writer for Both the ORION THE HUNTER and Barry Goudreau Albums. Joseph “Joey” Charles Molland cut his musical teeth in the early 1960s with Liverpool bands before joining Bad Finger. All Three fantastic musicians join the Arcada for a night that is sure to be remembered. ...
Monday, June 19

Another Evening with Donnie Wahlberg & Special Guests

Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information & immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Visit www.generationrescue.org for additional information about the charity. ...
Saturday, June 24

Pat Travers & Rick Derringer

Travers (Snortin' Whisky) and Derringer (Hang On Sloopy, Rock And Roll Hoochie Coo), two of rock's PREMIERE guitarists together on one stage! ...
Wednesday, June 28

TOTO

Multi-Grammy Award winning band TOTO has announced the first set of dates for their Summer U.S. tour, which will begin on June 2nd in Lake Charles, LA. The shows are billed as “An Evening With Toto” and their performances will feature repertoire for their latest studio album XIV, classic hits, and both band and fan favorites from their vast catalog in performances that will stage two hours of music. Last summer, Toto embarked their first U.S. headline run in over a decade. The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams will be joined by Lenny Castro (percussion), Shannon Forest (drums), Shem von Schroeck (bass), Warren Ham (saxophone, vocals). Guitarist Steve Lukather shares, “We had such a great time last summer that we wanted to regroup and hit some cities we didn’t get to last time. Always a thrill to bring our full show around the country.” ...
Thursday, June 29

Corey Feldman & The Angels

Feldman is promising an extended performance time and even more theatrics and production value to what many fans have already called a mesmerizing, action packed, fast paced, concert experience. The show includes video projections, lasers, light up costumes, and even bubbles. ...
Friday, June 30

Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band  plus  Special Guest Vocalist Valerie Simpson

For 33 years Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick. Paul began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of "Godspell." He played piano in "The Magic Show" on Broadway in 1974, then spent the next five years with the original "Saturday Night Live," where he played keyboards, composed special musical material and, in 1980, became a featured performer. ...
Friday, July 7

Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX, and is the lead singer and songwriter on 7 of the bands 8 top ten hits. ...
Saturday, July 15

Time Travelers tribute to Moody Blues

The Moody Blues originated the Rock/Orchestra experience. True to this tradition, Time Traveller delivers the sound of the Moody Blues in grand style - A soaring rock and orchestral presentation! ...
Wednesday, July 19

Last In Line

Former Memebers of Dio Featuring Vivian Campbell from Def Leppard and Vinnie Appice of Black Sabbath. ...
Friday, July 21

Violin Femmes

4 INCREDIBLY beautiful violin virtuosos perform rock cover after rock cover from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, The Who to Nirvana! ...
Saturday, July 22

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister with Special Guest Gary Hoey! 

While perhaps best known as the lead singer of 80’s sensation, Twisted Sister, there is so much more to Dee Snider. He has starred in several reality TV shows including The Celebrity Apprentice, Gone Country with John Rich, MTV’s Rock The Cradle with his son Jesse and Growing Up Twisted, an A&E series featuring the entire Snider family and their Long Island lifestyle. ...
Thursday, July 27

Hotel California tribute to The Eagles

HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country while delivering a modern, action packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium. ...
Friday, July 28

Steely Dan Night with Deacon Blues

The most amazing salute to the music of Steely Dan in the country!  We couldn't believe our ears last time this 12 piece band that features two Grammy Award winners and the legendary Blues harpist Sugar Blue!  Truly fabulous! ...
Saturday, July 29

Loverboy “Workin’ For The Weekend”

Mike Reno and the boys return to The Arcada after major POPULARD DEMAND to perfrom all their party hits including "Turn Me Loose" "Workin' For The Weekend" and "Lovin' Every Minute Of It" ...
Friday, August 4

New World Men tribute to RUSH

AT SOME POINT DURING THE WINTER OF 2014, MARTIN LEVAC (OF THE MUSICAL BOX AND DANCE INTO THE LIGHT FAME) ENCOURAGED HIS GOOD FRIEND MARC (A WORLD-CLASS STUDIO ENGINEER AND ACCOMPLISHED BASS PLAYER) TO PURSUE HIS DREAM OF PUTTING TOGETHER A RUSH BAND, WITH NO OTHER REASON THAN TO HAVE A GREAT TIME PLAYING GREAT MUSIC. MARC THEN TURNED TO FELLOW GUITARIST FRANK (WHO, TO THIS DAY, TOURS REGULARLY WITH LEVAC ON BASS DUTIES) WITH THE PREMISE OF COMBINING THEIR SKILLS TO RECREATE STUDIO MAGIC LIVE, ON STAGE. ...
Thursday, August 10

The Dead Daisies

Doug Aldrich, who has been playing & recording in several high-class bands, among them Whitesnake, Dio, and Burning Rain. Marco Mendoza, Mendoza's bass playing skills have seen him hold down the rhythm section for many legendary bands like Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Ted Nugent. John Corabi, who was already an established singer in the rock world with bands like Angora and Scream before he joined Motley Crue in 1992 as their lead singer until 1996. Brian Tichy, he has toured and recorded with a multitude of artists including Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Seether, Velvet Revolver, Foreigner, Whitesnake, David Lowy, David has extensively played with various Australian rock bands, including Red Phoenix, Mink and Doc Neeson’s Angels ...
Saturday, August 12

Slaughter & Vixen

Vixen was founded in St Paul, MN by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. Driven by rock star dreams, like so many before her, Kuehnemund packed up her group and headed for Hollywood ...
Friday, August 18

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" ...
Saturday, September 2

 Three Faces of the King featuring Cody Slaughter, Jake Rowley and Shawn Klush

Cody Slaughter, the 24 year old singing sensation, has the raw talent and passion that Elvis himself exibitied. Shawn Klush was a featured performer on the Late Show with David Letterman performing to over 5 million viewers with the entire CBS Orchestra on Network Television. All three are joining the Arcada to relive the life of Elvis! ...
Sunday, September 3

“Forgetaboutit Italian Comedy” starring Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore of the “Sopranos”, “Goumba” Johnny Sialiano & Maija DiGiorgio

If you're Italian, a Sopranos fan or just love good ethnic Italian humor this show is a must see. And for any "wanna be" actors in the audience you can volunteer to come up on stage, be handed a script and act out a scene with Big Pussy, Goumba Johnny and Maija from one of the Sopranos episodes. If you think the comics are funny wait until you see the audience members trying to act like mobsters. Forgetaboutit ! ...
Thursday, September 7

Paul Anka – Thursday Show

Born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa into a tight-knit Canadian family, Paul Anka didn’t waste much time getting his life in music started. He sang in the choir at Church and studied piano. He honed his writing skills with journalism courses, even working for a spell at the Ottawa Citizen. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers. ...
Friday, September 8

Paul Anka – Friday Show

Born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa into a tight-knit Canadian family, Paul Anka didn’t waste much time getting his life in music started. He sang in the choir at Church and studied piano. He honed his writing skills with journalism courses, even working for a spell at the Ottawa Citizen. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers. ...
Sunday, September 10

Ben Vereen

The Tony Award winning "Song & Dance Man" from Broadway, Television and Film.   ...
Thursday, September 14

Blues Brothers Review

Original Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi's wife Judith and Musical Director Paul Shaffer present the ONLY sanctioned "Official" Blues Brothers Review in the country! "Soul Man", "Gimme Some Luvin'" "Sweet Home Chicago"...and incredible show! ...
Sunday, September 17

BJ Thomas “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”

A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half a century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. The singer, a five time Grammy and two time Dove Award winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, invites longtime fans and newcomers alike to his living room—or more accurately, The Living Room Sessions, his debut recording for Wrinkled Records featuring intimate acoustic re-imaginings of 12 of his most renowned songs. ...
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. ...
Sunday, September 24

The Bubble Gum Pop Tour! Bo Donaldson and the Heywood’s, Chris Montez & Dennis Tufano

Some of the hit songs being presented by the singers that made them hits, are “Sugar, Sugar,” “Tracy,” “Billy Don’t be a Hero,” “Who Do You Think You Are,” “Kind of a Drag,” “ Don’t you Care,” “Susan,” “Hey Baby They’re Playing our Song,” “Simon Says,” “1,2,3,Red Light,” “Indian Giver,” “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy,” “Chewy, Chewy,” “Brandy,” and more. ...
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! ...
Thursday, October 5

The Weight Band

Prepare for an unforgettable performance and enjoy timeless hits like "The Weight" (Take A Load Off Annie), "Up On Cripple Creek", "Ophelia", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Rag Mama Rag" and so many others. ...
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 ...
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.” ...
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. ...
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. Three people 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! ...
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. ...
Friday, November 3

Ambrosia & Player

"Biggest Part of Me", "How Much I Feel" "Baby Come Back," "the Time I'm In It For Love" ...
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 ...
Thursday, November 16

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. ...
Sunday, November 19

Lonesome Traveler with Peter Yarrow

A musical journey down the rivers and streams of American Folk...Lonesome Traveler stars charismatic young singers/multi-instrumentalists who return us to a time when music brought us together - when it changed us. ...
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. ...
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" ...
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