September 2021

POSTPONED: Violin Femmes/Femmes of Rock

Violin Femmes takes Bella Strings to a whole new level. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, and some more surprises can be expected in this high-energy show that leaves audiences awed. The only one of its kind, there are no other similar string acts operating at this level of production. Be prepared for something that you have not yet seen the likes of.
Thursday, Sep 16
7:30 PM10:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Southern Rock Spectacular starring MOLLY HATCHET with guest LynSkynyrd

Molly Hatchet never disappoints when it brings to The Arcada their Southern-Rock show that gets everybody stompin’ their feet! “Flirtin’ With Disaster” is a song you just GOTTA see live! Opening for Hatchet is LynSkynyrd, Chicagoland’s first and ONLY tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd! Plan on an epic “FREEBIRD” before a fabulous Molly Hatchet show!
Friday, Sep 17
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Journeyman – A Tribute to Eric Clapton

JOURNEYMAN – The ONLY nationally touring tribute to ERIC CLAPTON! Fronted by Shaun Hague (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Amos Lee, John Waite), JOURNEYMAN has become the #1 tribute to Clapton in a very short amount of time. The band has been selling hundreds of tickets per night in the Midwest, New England and West Coast.
Friday, Sep 24
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Janis Joplin Starring her original band Big Brother & The Holding Company

A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Janis Joplin Starring her original band Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring founding members Peter Albin (original bass, singer, songwriter) and Dave Getz (original drummer, singer, songwriter) Joining them will be Sophia Ramos (singer), Tom Finch (guitar/vocals), and David Aguliar (guitar/vocals) Full band with Songs & Stories A TRUE Rock ‘N Roll History Show!
Saturday, Sep 25
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
October 2021

The Pettybreakers…National Tribute to Tom Petty

The PettyBreakers is the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert. All the classics… American Girl…Break Down… Free Fallin’… Mary Jane’s Last Dance…Refugee… Runnin’ Down a Dream… and so many more… perfectly reproduced.
Friday, Oct 01
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Last In Line – Former members of DIO, Black Sabbath and Def Leppard

Last In Line was formed in 2011, when Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, (Ronnie James Dio’s co-conspirators and co-writers on the “Holy Diver”, “Last In Line” – the album from which they took their name, and “Sacred Heart” albums) teamed up with esteemed vocalist Andrew Freeman. The debut album “Heavy Crown” was released in February 2016, landing at #1 on the Billboard Heat-Seekers Chart. Initially, the release had been preceded by tragedy when bassist Jimmy Bain unexpectedly passed away at the age of 68 on January 23, 2016. Last In Line, honoring what they knew would be Bain’s wish to keep the band moving, brought in renowned bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne) and committed to sustained touring in support of the album, hitting festivals, headlining clubs, and sharing the stage with metal luminaries such as Saxon and Megadeth.
Saturday, Oct 02
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Top of the World…A Carpenters Tribute

Top Of The World is The World’s Premiere Tribute to The Carpenters! Fronted by singer Debbie Taylor, her Karen Carpenter vocal resemblance is absolutely astonishing. She is backed by a seven piece band consisting of top-notch, professional industry musicians who have had amazing careers in their own right. The band members are all multi-instrumentalists and at times use 3 keyboards to recreate the incredibly complex arrangements created by Richard Carpenter. The attention to detail paired with saxophone, trumpet, flute and many more instruments complete every song to perfection!
Thursday, Oct 07
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Winger with special guest Heart 2 HeartBreaker

Kip Winger and the boys are “Rockin’ Regulars” at The Arcada! The show is just so good! The band’s top singles including “Seventeen”, “Headed For A Heartbreak” and “Miles Away” are just three of the Metal rock tunes that make it a night when everybody stands the entire show!
Saturday, Oct 09
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Loverboy

Mike Reno and the other “Loverboys” return to The Arcada bringing back one the the most fun shows of the year! “Working for the Weekend”, “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It” and “Lucky Ones” are just a few of the hits LOVERBOY will rock that night!
Friday, Oct 15
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Tommy James & The Shondells, Rescheduled from September 20, 2020

ALWAYS a sure sell-out, Tommy James and his Shondells are still rockin’, performing their many timeless hits including the 1966 smash “Hanky Panky” plus “Crystal Blue Persuasion”, “Mony Mony”, “Crimson and Clover” and more! Tommy also takes the audience down the memory road with stories of career-defining moments. A very special night at The Arcada!
Sunday, Oct 17
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Leonid & Friends Tribute to Chicago

Back by popular demand…all the way FROM RUSSIA!!! If the hits of CHICAGO, one of the most popular bands in history, aren’t enough, add to it a bunch of additional songs you wouldn’t normally hear at a tribute show…PLUS an energy very few bands have! These guys are incredible! A sell out every time!
Saturday, Oct 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Leonid & Friends Tribute to Chicago

One of the few shows we do twice a year! An incredible band…all the way FROM RUSSIA!!! If the hits of CHICAGO, one of the most popular bands in history, aren’t enough, add to it a bunch of additional songs you wouldn’t normally hear at a tribute show…PLUS an energy very few bands have! These guys are incredible! A sell out every time!
Sunday, Oct 24
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Gipsy Kings

It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians.
Tuesday, Oct 26
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Elton John & Stevie Nicks Night with Elton Dan & The Rocket Band with Gypsies Doves and Dreams

Elton Dan and Gypsies, Doves and Dreams have performed their INCREDIBLE tribute to Elton John and Stevie Nicks at The Arcada before, and the crowd went nuts!  You won’t believe these spot-on performances with FORTY top ten hits!  This high energy, over-the-top Elton & Stevie tribute show has something for EVERYBODY!
Friday, Oct 29
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

A Tribute to AC/DC and Black Sabbath with “THUNDERSTRUCK” and “SABBATH”

This is a replay of a show at The Arcada from 2019. It was so amazing, we brought back BOTH bands because the crowd left the theatre just shaking their heads! “THUNDERSTRUCK”, returns for another incredible night of all AC/DC hits including “Highway To Hell”, “Hells Bells”, “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back In Black”. Joining them will be SABBATH, the premier Black Sabbath tribute group that brings OZZY and the boys to life on The Arcada stage!!
Saturday, Oct 30
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
November 2021

PAUL ANKA

Realy, one of the most INCREDIBLE shows ever to occur on The Arcada stage, year after year! It is more than captivating…he is a legend, an icon, and one of the original “Classy” guys in show business. All his hits are too numerous to mention, but when he does, “Diana” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, talks about his family with “Having My Baby” and “Times Of Your Life”, and salutes both Sammy Davis, Jr. AND Prince, it is just one of the best musical experiences you will ever have! And that does not include all the Sinatra songs he does! He credits Frank as being the single most important influence in his life, especially since he wrote Frank’s version of “My Way”. To see Paul do that song live, well, it is something you will never forget! Be a part of this very special, 60th Anniversary presentation, it will guaranteed be one of the best “Times Of Your Life”!
Tuesday, Nov 02
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

A Night of ABBA with ABBA MANIA

This is the ORIGINAL tribute to ABBA from London with a return engagement to The Arcada!  ABBA was the biggest band world-wide in the 80s, and “Mamma Mia” is one of the most popular musicals in history!   Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, SOS, Fernando, Knowing Me, Knowing You.
Thursday, Nov 04
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Cactus – 50th Anniversary Tour

“Nearly five decades after I formed this band, the time has come to re-invent Cactus once again,” says Appice, who also still drums for Vanilla Fudge, The Appice Brothers, and The Platinum Rock All Stars. Adds Appice: “The music remains the same and Cactus is still a ‘hot and sweaty’ band. The level, quality and consistence of the band’s musicianship is as strong as ever.”
Friday, Nov 05
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Emerson, Lake & Palmer Legacy with Carl Palmer

Considered by many to be one of rock’s original first super-groups, Emerson Lake & Palmer formed in England in 1970 consisting of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). The band created a brand new world of music, combining classical and symphonic rock fused with beautiful vocals. Their penchant for appropriating themes from classical music and the group’s more nuanced, textured approach to symphonic arrangements set ELP apart from their more bombastic guitar-based contemporaries of the time.
Sunday, Nov 07
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary of Empire Tour

Can’t you feel it coming? EMPIRE! Can’t you hear it coming? EMPIRE! GEOFF TATE and his band, Operation: Mindcrime, will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of EMPIRE. Released in August of 1990, the album spawned six singles (“Empire,” “Silent Lucidity,” “Best I Can,” “Jet City Woman,” “Another Rainy Night (without you)” and “Anybody Listening?”) and is Queensryche’s best- selling album to date with sales over three million units, achieving triple-platinum status. GEOFF and the band — currently comprised of Kieran Robertson on guitar, Jack Ross on bass, Scott Moughton on guitar and Felix Bohnke on drums — will be performing all eleven songs from the album back-to-back, in its entirety. 
Thursday, Nov 11
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Michael Bolton, Rescheduled from 4/22/20 and 8/26/21

With accolades too numerous to mention, Michael Bolton returns to The Arcada with one of the most moving performances of the year. He combines his big hits including “When A Man Loves A Woman”, “I Said I Love You But I Lied”, “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”, “Love Is A Beautiful Thing”, “To Love Somebody” and many others with other familiar favorites. He has sold over 65 million albums world-wide with multiple Grammy Awards and has one of the most recognizable voices of all time! Every show finishes with multiple standing ovations!
Thursday, Nov 18
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

“The Musical Box” Genesis Extravaganza, Part 2

A spectacular re-creation of the Peter Gabriel era of the iconic band, “GENESIS”. Direct from Montreal, the band is fully authorized by Peter Gabriel and the band GENESIS. The show uses original charts, vintage instruments, stage theatrics and original costumes to perform the best from seven of past Musical Box productions including “Foxtrot”, “Nursery Cryme” and “Selling England By The Pound”. A two-night Prog-Rock extravaganza and an annual event at The Arcada!
Friday, Nov 19
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

“The Musical Box” Genesis Extravaganza, Part 2

A spectacular re-creation of the Peter Gabriel era of the iconic band, “GENESIS“.  Direct from Montreal, the band is fully authorized by Peter Gabriel and the band GENESIS.  The show uses original charts, vintage instruments, stage theatrics and original costumes to perform the best from seven of past Musical Box productions including “Foxtrot”, “Nursery Cryme” and “Selling England By The Pound”.  A two-night Prog-Rock extravaganza and an annual event at The Arcada!
Saturday, Nov 20
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Deacon Blues – All Star Tribute to Steely Dan

Deacon Blues has consistently played to sold-out audiences nationwide, and has appeared on regional and national television. In the words of legendary Chicago FM Radio personality Bob Stroud, “If you are a Dan fan, you owe it to yourself to see Deacon Blues. They’ve got all the right musicians with all the right chops – they are an incredible tribute to the music of Steely Dan!”
Saturday, Nov 27
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Top of the World…A Carpenters Christmas

Top Of The World is The World’s Premiere Tribute to The Carpenters! Fronted by singer Debbie Taylor, her Karen Carpenter vocal resemblance is absolutely astonishing. She is backed by a seven piece band consisting of top-notch, professional industry musicians who have had amazing careers in their own right. The band members are all multi-instrumentalists and at times use 3 keyboards to recreate the incredibly complex arrangements created by Richard Carpenter. The attention to detail paired with saxophone, trumpet, flute and many more instruments complete every song to perfection!
Sunday, Nov 28
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
December 2021

Warrant – Cherry Pie 30th Anniversary Tour

WARRANT’s sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990. This album, which spawned the MTV & Radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red,” all reached the Top 10 in the United States and went on to sell 3 million copies, reaching Platinum sales in Canada and Australia. The band played 200 shows in support of Cherry Pie and finished the tour headlining sheds all over the USA and ended up being one of the top grossing tours of 1991. Over the course of their career, WARRANT has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The song “Cherry Pie” has taken on a pop culture life of its own, being featured in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and the hugely popular video game Guitar Hero II.
Friday, Dec 03
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

.38 Special

A sure sell out! A southern rock spectacular! “Hold On Loosely”, “Caught Up In You”, “Rockin’ Into The Night”!
Friday, Dec 10
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

An Evening with Kenny G

With global sales totaling more than 75 million, Grammy and American Music Award winner Kenny G is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of all time. To add to his accolades, Kenny G has both the best-selling instrumental album of all time with Breathless, and the best-selling Christmas album of all time with Miracles. Never one to rest idle, Kenny G continues to tour all over the world to adoring fans of all demographics and his latest album Brazilian Nights recently peaked at #1.
Saturday, Dec 11
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
January 2022

The Gilmour Project

 The Gilmour Project was poised and ready to launch in April 2020, then the world hit the pause button. They re-emerge in 2021 pivoting to David Gilmour’s Pink Floyd repertoire. The songs that compel exploration & improvisation are mainly Gilmour’s and this rendition certainly does not dismiss the iconic contributions of all 5 historic musicians that comprise the Pink Floyd complement. The Gilmour Project incorporates musicians whose background is both prog(ressive) AND improvisational, and is the only band since Blue Floyd in 2000, endeavoring to take these songs ‘OUT,’ speaking in jazz protocol, without disregarding the cherished classic hooks, licks & musical phrases. Acclaimed musicians Jeff Pevar (lead guitar with CSN, David Crosby, Phil Lesh, Ray Charles) and Kasim Sulton (bass & vocals with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Meatloaf & Blue Oyster Cult), Prairie Prince (co founder of The Tubes, & drums with Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh), Mark Karan (guitar & vocals with Bob Weir, RatDog, The Other Ones), and Scott Guberman (keyboard & vocals with Phil Lesh), are more than psyched to bring you the The Gilmour Project 
Saturday, Jan 15
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

EVERCLEAR with Special Guest McCrae

One of the biggest bands to arise from the 90s Alt-Rock era! This band’s show is one of the most requested we have had from this genre of music-with the band that has headlined The annual Summerland Alt Rock Band Tour since 2012! The band’s first three albums went certified platinum, with their single “Santa Monica” a part of defining the music of a generation. Support for Everclear will be the winner of the 2019 Onesti Entertainment/Daily Herald Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent competition, The McCrae Band.
Saturday, Jan 22
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
March 2022

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – Rescheduled from 9/24/20 & 10/1/21

“New Music…Old Style” is how the band describes itself. Imagine some of the biggest pop hits from the 90s through today done in the style of the Roaring 20s! “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “All About That Bass”, “Bad Romance” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” are just a few of the wide variety of songs performed as if the band was in a smoke-filled, Al Capone speakeasy. The rotating cast consists of the most talented vocalists borrowed from television, Broadway and film. Usually performing at The Chicago Theatre, we are so excited to welcome Post Modern Jukebox to The Arcada! With over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers, and more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook, this is one of the most popular touring bands on the road today! You can’t miss this one!
Friday, Mar 11
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour 2022

Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical and even country. Inevitably E.J. says it best himself in sharing. “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day,” he explains. “If it doesn’t have that it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.”
Saturday, Mar 12
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
April 2022

BEE GEES Gold

The songs of the BEE GEES are some of the most popular in pop music history…hear them all at this FABULOUS show! “To Love Somebody”, “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “Night Fever”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “Too Much Heaven”…It just goes on and on!
Friday, Apr 08
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
July 2022

Ted Nugent, Rescheduled from 7/25/20 and 7/24/21

The Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, returns to the Arcada Theatre! Rock out to songs such as, “Stranglehold,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Motor City Madhouse,” and many more!
Saturday, Jul 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ted Nugent, Rescheduled from 7/26/20 and 7/25/21

The “Motor City Madman” returns to The Arcada for two nights of All American Rock!  The show is all about the music with five decades of multi-platinum hits!  Classics including “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough,” and cult classic “Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), MUST be seen live at least once!
Sunday, Jul 24
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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