Southern Rock

March 2024

Rickey Medlocke Band // Black Oak Arkansas featuring Jim Dandy

Rickey Medlocke Band stands as a musical force that embodies the true essence of rock and blues. Led by the legendary Rickey Medlocke, a masterful singer and guitarist, the band has forged a sonic path that resonates with audiences worldwide.  Rickey Medlocke Band's performances are a journey through the annals of rock history, a testament to the enduring power of live music. With a repertoire that spans classics and original compositions, their concerts are a symphony of passion, talent, and sheer rock 'n' roll energy. Rickey Medlocke Band continues to honor the legacy of rock while blazing their own trail, creating moments that resonate with fans and leave an indelible mark on the hearts of all who experience their electrifying performances. In the year 1963, some high school pals decided to get together to form a band, Black Oak Arkansas, because of their love of music. After 43 years, several dozen albums… three of which became gold, one of which became platinum, and one gold single from a song known as "Jim Dandy To The Rescue," - which Elvis Presley told them to record by none other than Elvis Presley himself - this group of friends still manages to stay together. 
02 Mar
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
May 2024

Live Dead & Brothers: Jamming the Music of Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band

Prepare to embark on a mesmerizing journey through the golden era of psychedelic blues and the seeds of the ‘jam band’ scene as Live Dead and Brothers takes the stage. Comprised of actual and legacy members from the extended Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers families, this exceptional ensemble is set to revive the timeless magic of the late 1960s and early 1970s, bringing fans an experience like no other. The brainchild of musical virtuosos deeply rooted in the iconic sounds of the era, Live Dead and Brothers merges the extraordinary legacies of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band into an unforgettable live spectacle. This one-of-a-kind ensemble transcends the boundaries of tribute acts, delivering an authentic, immersive experience that pays homage to the groundbreaking music that defined a generation. Audiences can expect to be transported back in time as Live Dead and Brothers flawlessly recreates iconic classics such as "Ramblin' Man," "Morning Dew," "Jessica," and many more. The band's dedication to preserving the spirit of these legendary bands is evident in every note they play. Live Dead and Brothers invites fans, both old and new, to come together and relive the vibrant, transformative spirit of the 60s and 70s. Whether you're a lifelong devotee of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers or discovering their magic for the first time, this is a live music experience that transcends generations. Members of Live Dead and Brothers include: Berry Duane Oakley https://www.allmanbettsband.com/brothers/berry-duane-oakley/ Les Dudek https://www.lesdudek.com Tom Constanten https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Constanten Mark Karan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Karan Scott Guberman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Guberman Pete Lavezzoli https://peterlavezzoli.com
10 May
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

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". 
31 May
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
June 2024

Los Lonely Boys

Family has always been at the center of things for Los Lonely Boys. Henry, Jojo, and Ringo Garza have been playing and touring together since they were teenagers. After a brief break, the Summer 2022 saw them back at it again, returning to life on the road alongside The Who. The story of how the Garza brothers rode their bluesy “Texican rock & roll” sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great Cinderella tales. The three young brothers formed a band, got signed to a major label, and had a hit single that propelled them to stardom. Notable songs include "Heaven", "More Than Love," " Nobody Else", " Velvet Sky," and so many more!!
22 Jun
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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