Classic Rock

December 2022

John Lennon – Imagine All The People Living Life In Peace

SoundTracks Of A Generation is proud to present a one night only experience—the songs and the life of John Lennon in a chronological soundscape. Jay Goeppner, arguably one of the best Lennonesque singers on the planet, assumes the role of John himself. Jay has just returned from a 15th trip to perform at the famed Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, where his voice & performance are highlights of the Beatles festival each & every year. This 100-minute retrospective begins in 1966, when the Beatles made the momentous decision to stop touring & concentrate solely on music composed in the studio. That was when the seeds to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were sown. Songs culled from that album as well as Rubber Soul, Revolver, The White Album, Abbey Road and the rooftop concert for Let It Be as the Beatles’ final performance will be faithfully reproduced. The second half of the show will deal with John Lennon’s solo career from The Plastic Ono Band, to his signature album Imagine, to Sometime In New York City, Mind Games, Walls & Bridges and Rock & Roll. The show concludes with selections from John & Yoko’s final recording, Double Fantasy, released just prior to his death on December 8, 1980, forty-two years to the day, at the Arcada Theatre. Jay Goeppner and his crack SoundTracks band will intertwine these songs with multimedia images to create the monumental musical & emotional impact that John Lennon brought to the world. This show is a creation borne out of love. ...
08 Dec
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Warrant with special guest Lita Ford

With a pair of double-platinum albums and three Top Ten singles, Warrant was one of the most popular pop-metal bands of the late '80s. They continue to amaze crowds, and honor the legacy of Jani Lane, with their hits including "Heaven," "Down Boys," "Cherry Pie," "I Saw Red", and so many more.  Always a crowd favorite at the Arcada!  ...
09 Dec
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Christmas Wizards…The Trans-Siberian Holiday salute Starring INFINITY

A tribute to Trans Siberian Orchestra and Classic Rock Holiday Experience. A visual and audio experience second to none. A 10 piece orchestra with a choir to back that up. Lights, Lasers, Snow, and much more. A show for the entire family, which has turned into a holiday tradition for all. ...
11 Dec
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Luminare Christmas Show

Drawing from his many years as keyboardist for Dennis DeYoung (STYX) and lead keyboardist for Mannheim Steamroller, John Blasucci and LUMINARE have created a new, high energy holiday tradition. Experience a Christmas rock concert that will take you on a powerful visual and musical journey. Re-imaginings of Christmas classics as well as brand new original music will leave you feeling the joy and majesty of the most wonderful time of the year! ...
17 Dec
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Classic Rock Nite – Hi Infidelity – ON SALE 12/9

Hi Infidelity is a cover band from the Chicago area, playing music of all types, but mostly 80s Rock like Journey, REO, Bon Jovi and Boston to name a few. The band has been voted Best Cover band over the years in local fan polls! ​Going to a Hi Infidelity show is a total concert experience from start to finish, with a wide variety of songs. Not only do they cover the classics but are currently playing some new music, too. ​The band prides itself on recreating the songs as you know them so, if you love great vocals, the band boasts the best harmonies around! ...
29 Dec
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The BoDeans

Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, The BoDeans continue to tour year round and continue to deliver amazing, high-energy performances. Chart topping songs like “Fadeaway”, “Only Love”, and “Dreams” won them Rolling Stone‘s readers poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and they were part of a small contingent of bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative Album Rock. Their reputation for delivering a dynamic live show garnered support slots with U2/"Joshua Tree" Tour, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie, and appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, and ACL, among others. They’ve been featured on SNL, Letterman, Today, Imus, CNN, ESPN, and many more. In the nearly 30 years that followed, the band released several albums which embody multiple more songs played heavily at radio, in TV shows, and movies, and defined a sound that a generation embraced–songs like “Good Things”, “You Don’t Get Much”, “Idaho”, “If It Makes You”, “Closer to Free”, “Stay”, “American”, and “All the World”, which was recently featured on CMT. ...
30 Dec
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ring in a Rockin’ New Year with INFINITY – Classic to Current Rock and a Dance Set

Ring in a Rockin' New Year! Say goodbye to '22 and say hello to '23 at The Arcada Theatre with one of the most popular rock bands around, INFINITY! Set One...Zeppelin, STYX, BOSTON, REO and more! Set Two...JOURNEY Recaptured! Set Three...A Midnight Dance Set from Elvis to Bruno Mars! Three Cash Bars will be open, and the fabulous Pizza from Rock 'N Za will be unveiled! ALL AGES SHOW! All seats, $49-The Dance Floor will be OPEN! Doors open at 7, Show 8:30 ...
31 Dec
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
January 2023

Jimmy Page Birthday Bash Featuring Kashmir

An excellent way to celebrate Jimmy Page’s birthday and pay tribute to one of the greatest to grace the stage! One of our favorites, KASHMIR, incredibly re-creates a true 1970s Led Zeppelin experience with special effects, vintage equipment and costumes.  And musically, one of the most fabulous performances you will witness! ...
07 Jan
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Music of Fleetwood Mac – The Chain – ON SALE 12/9

"The Chain" pays tribute to the legendary and acclaimed music of Fleetwood Mac, performing their major hits such as Dreams, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Landslide, Sara, Say You Love Me, etc.  No other rendition of Fleetwood Mac's music comes close to this level of performance, which has taken years of mastery and unmatched attention to detail!  Let "The Chain" transport you to another time and invoke those favorite melodic memories of the past with their haunting harmonies and beautifully executed musicianship that so perfectly replicate the Billboard Top 40 hits of Fleetwood Mac.   ...
13 Jan
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Tony Kishman’s Live & Let Die – Tribute to Paul McCartney – ON SALE 12/9

Singer and Recording artist, Tony Kishman is the creator and band leader of “Live And Let Die”; a full multimedia experience celebrating the music of Paul McCartney and featuring four multi-talented musicians.  Tony starred for six years in both the national and international tours of Broadway’s smash hit musical, ‘Beatlemania’ and also performs in the International Symphonic Beatles production, ‘Classical Mystery Tour’.  He has been performing his award winning show to the most successful band of all time around the globe for more than a decade, bringing the music and the magic of both the Beatles and Paul McCartney to a new generation, earning raves by ‘Beatlemaniacs’ for his uncanny resemblance both visually and vocally to the beloved Beatle. ...
14 Jan
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Jazz Is Dead – The Music of Grateful Dead

Jazz is Dead – The acclaimed All-Star instrumental ensemble, famous for interpretations of classic Grateful Dead songs with jazz influences, returns in 2023 to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Co-founder Alphonso Johnson will be joined by Steve Kimock, Pete Lavezzoli & Bobby Lee Rodgers, performing Grateful Dead’s ‘Wake of The Flood’ marking it’s 50th Anniversary, in addition to other beloved selections. Jazz Is Dead XXV ‘reunites’ two greats! Steve Kimock & Alphonso Johnson, who together in heavyweight post-Garcia Grateful Dead offshoot The Other Ones together with Bob Weir, commanded the instrumental prowess of that band. ...
20 Jan
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
February 2023

Croce Plays Croce: AJ Croce’s Salute to Jim Croce

A.J. Croce performs Croce Plays Croce, a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. This special event features such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle,” (a song written for A.J.), “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), and “Lovers Cross”, to name a few. Classic covers may include songs by Lieber and Stoller, Bessie Smith, and other folk and roots artists. Jim Croce was an American folk singer with a short-lived professional recording and touring career, and decades of posthumous fame as one of the greatest songwriters and artists ever. With sales surpassing 50 million records, including three #1 songs and 10 Top 10 hits, Jim Croce’s short career and long-lived legacy are well-remembered through his era-defining standards like “Operator,” Time in a Bottle,” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” A.J. Croce’s 30-year touring and recording career has produced ten studio albums that have been released via both major and independent labels, and have charted 20 Top 20 singles and all ten albums on the radio including on Top 40, Americana, and Blues. A virtuoso piano player, he has performed at a TED Talk and gave a master class at the University of Barcelona. Croce has performed on major talk shows and news programs including The Late Show, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CNN, MTV, and VH1. He’s toured with such esteemed artists as Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and B.B. King. While his last album, Just Like Medicine, paired him with producer and soul legend Dan Penn and an all-star cast of players and guests like Vince Gill and Steve Cropper, his new album was born of memories — of favorite artists and shows, but mostly, of late-night gatherings with groups of friends, many of them fellow musicians, with Croce at the piano taking requests. Croce revisits these musical evenings on By Request (out on Compass Records) with 12 personally curated covers that traverse decades and genres, propelled by his spirited, piano mastery and emotive vocals. With a rich catalog of original compositions A.J. first recorded and released a composition of his fathers with a never-before-recorded song "Name of the Game" on his Just Like Medicine release. In 2018 he covered the 1973 hit “I Got A Name” for a Goodyear commercial with Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...
03 Feb
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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