May 2024

Allman Betts Band with Special Guest JD Simo

Individually, they’re Devon Allman and Duane Betts, two solo artists and modern-day guitar heroes who’ve both spent years creating their own version of American roots music. Together, they’re the leaders of The Allman Betts Band, a supergroup anchored by sharp songwriting, fiery fretwork, and an historic legacy. Inspired by the classic sounds of the group’s family tree, The Allman Betts Band makes timeless rock & roll for the modern world, blurring the boundaries between blues, Americana, and southern soul. Over the course of two critically-acclaimed studio albums, hundreds of live shows, and annual performances of the Allman Betts Family Revival, The Allman Betts Band has established its own legacy of music and brotherhood. Devon and Duane first met as children in 1989, when their fathers — keyboardist Gregg Allman and guitarist Dickey Betts, both co-founders of The Allman Brothers Band — brought their boys on tour for the group’s 20th anniversary tour. “When you grow up on tour like that, it connects you at a young age,” Duane says. “From that point on, we knew we were family. Even though we never lived in the same city, we always had that bond.” There’s a rich lineage to The Allman Betts Band, whose two leaders are carrying the musical torch once held by their fathers.  JD Simo… The Chicago-born, now Nashville transplant is like a one-man crusade dedicated to keeping music real, raw, and honest. No matter the setting and no matter his role (whether it’s wingman or bandleader) J.D.’s presence infuses the situation of the moment with the music that’s been fueling him pretty much his whole life, spiced with influences that straddle both decades and dimensions. As a songwriter, guitarist, and producer he has worked with the likes of Jack White, Tommy Emmanuel, Luther Dickinson, Dave Cobb, Blackberry Smoke, and even been a member of Grateful Dead founder Phil Lesh’ “Phil & Friends”. 
Friday, May 31
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
June 2024

Arcada Country Music Fest: Lonestar (25th Anniversary) with special guests Six Gun Sally and The Heels

Lonestar, one of country music’s most celebrated groups, announces the addition of Brownwood, Texas native, and multi-award-winning, singer/songwriter Drew Womack as the group’s lead singer.   Dean Sams, Michael Britt, and Keech Rainwater, the remaining three principals of the ACM, CMA, and Billboard award-winning group are looking forward to the next chapter of the band as they set out on a national tour later this year.  Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million albums since their national launch in 1995 and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” “I’m Already There,” “What About Now,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983’s “Islands in the Stream”, to top both charts). The band’s awards include 1996 ACM Top New Vocal Group, 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won “Song of the Year “), 2001 CMA “Vocal Group of the Year and 2002 ACM Top Vocal Group.  With an average of 80 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating over 25 years together. Six Gun Sally is a must-see, powerhouse of accomplished musicians and extraordinary vocalists! Six Gun Sally pays homage to the trendsetter bands of the 70s. The group of seven caters to audiences of all ages with a hankering for good ole southern and classic rock music (a la Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Molly Hatchet, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac) and smokin’ hot originals in the same vein! There’s a sound that isn’t heard enough on Country radio—the sound of organic, three-part female harmonies, offering stories that speak the language of modern women everywhere. Add in some good-natured brash and sassy attitude and you’ve got Canada’s pop-country queens, The Heels.
Friday, Jun 21
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

LEGENDS STAGE IN ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: The Heels – Canada’s Pop-Country QUEENS!

The Heels are coming to our intimate Legends Stage in Rock ‘N Ravioli, located in the lobby of the Arcada Theatre.  There’s a sound that isn’t heard enough on Country radio—the sound of organic, three-part female harmonies, offering stories that speak the language of modern women everywhere. Add in some good-natured brash and sassy attitude and you’ve got Canada’s pop-country queens, The Heels!  
Saturday, Jun 22
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
August 2024

Country Music Legend Ricky Skaggs

With over fifty years in show business, Ricky Skaggs is a true Bluegrass and Country music legend.  The fifteen-time Grammy Award winner, Country Music Hall of Famer (among many other Hall of Fame inductions) and the “Master Fidler” brings his fabulous and inspirational Bluegrass, Country and Gospel show to The Arcada stage after a sold-out show. Notable hits include “Country Boy,” ” Highway 40 Blues,” ” Honey (Open That Door),” “Heartbroke,”, and so many more!
Saturday, Aug 03
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
October 2024

Ricky Nelson Remembered with his sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson

A musical celebration of America’s first “Teen Idol”, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer  Ricky Nelson emerged from “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” to establish himself as one of the most important rock artists and influential musicians of the last 50 years, selling over 140 million recordings. The Nelson Family Legacy continues as Ricky’s twins Matthew and Gunnar Nelson present an interactive, multi-media rock & roll concert experience, taking the audience on a musical journey down memory lane. Matthew and Gunnar (triple platinum recording artist Nelson) perform their dad’s greatest hits including “Poor Little Fool,” “Hello Mary Lou”, “Travelin’ Man”,  “I’m Walking”, “Garden Party”, alongside their self-penned chart toppers “Love & Affection” and “After the Rain.” This show is truly a slice of Americana, appealing to multi-generational audiences.
Saturday, Oct 05
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers

Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences for more than 60 years. “Broken Lady.” “All the Gold in California,” “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You).” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” “ I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love,” “Statues Without Hearts,” “Love is Just a Game,” and “Night Time Magic.”
Sunday, Oct 27
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
November 2024

The Original Loretta Lynn Band, The Coalminers, presents Always Loretta featuring Emily Portman

Loretta Lynn. The Most Awarded Lady in Country Music History with more than 60 years of recording and touring is celebrated royally in this special production that is a collaboration of Emily Portman, who formed a close friendship with the legendary singer-songwriter over the past 2 decades, and original members of The Coalminers Band (Loretta’s long time backup group). Together, and with the approval of the Loretta Lynn Family, they present an intimate evening of songs and stories about this groundbreaking performer whose body of work defined a genre and whose songs have inspired a new generation of musicians. You’ll learn why fans fell in love with Loretta’s instantly recognizable voice and distinctive body of work, with “shoot from the hip” songs that explore subjects like female empowerment, blue collar pride, sex, divorce, alcohol, and war. It’s a show filled with fond reminiscences of Loretta’s amazing life plus authentically recreated performances of her greatest hits by the people who knew her best.
Sunday, Nov 10
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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