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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.
Friday, Feb 03
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

10 Silent Film Comedy Night – It

When stock girl Maggie Johnson (Mary Pickford) falls for coworker Joe Grant (Charles Rogers) at the Merrill department store, she doesn’t know he’s the son of the owner. Joe wants to prove that he has what it takes to honestly work his way up. In the process, he falls for Maggie, too. After his real identity is revealed, Maggie also learns that he’s engaged to a debutante (Avonne Taylor). Maggie flees from their budding relationship, and Joe becomes determined to win her back. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
Tuesday, Feb 07
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: Dinner and Q & A with Orianthi

INAUGRAL EVENT!!! Be a part of an intimate dinner and Q & A experience with Orianthi before she takes the Arcada Stage.  Seating is limited!  Dinner includes our famous Italian Feast:  Italian Salad, Homemade Cheese Ravioli or Penne Pasta with “Sunday” Meat Gravy (meatless also available), Ron’s Meatballs, Taylor Street Sausage and Peppers, Garlic Bread and a Cannoli to finish! Must have concert ticket to attend dinner and Q&A.   Concert tickets sold separately. 
Friday, Feb 10
6:30 PM8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Orianthi // John Corabi

Orianthi’s first major solo artist success, as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, was with the Geffen Records release of “According To You,” which is now RIAA-Certified Platinum® and has over 29 million streams on Spotify. Her music’s ability to transcend time and remain relevant cannot be clearer than its recent resurgence on TikTok. There are over 110 million views on the “According to You” hashtag making it a viral trend that is introducing Gen Z to Orianthi for the first time in a big way. Career-long fans are used to seeing their favorite world class guitarist playing arenas with rock royalty and global superstars like Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana, Carrie Underwood, Alice Cooper and more. The juxtaposition of her newly arrived online popularity and her lifelong pursuit of artistic credibility shows the transcendence of this shining star. 
Friday, Feb 10
8:30 PM11:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Dance

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at our Daddy Daughter Dance.  After selling out our Speakeasy last year, we are moving the event to the theatre!  Plenty of space to dance!!  Big Dance Floor…Live DJ…Great Photos!!! Lunch Buffet includes: Chicken Tenders Pizza Mini Hot dogs Popcorn Cookies Soft Drinks $24 per person ages 2 and up
Saturday, Feb 11
12:00 PM2:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Always Olivia – A Tribute to Olivia Newton John featuring Annie Aiello

Always Olivia is a Chicago based tribute band to Olivia Newton-John; one of the most celebrated and beloved pop culture icons of all time. In a career spanning more than five decades, Olivia Newton-John has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Newton-John’s honey voice and sweet personality assured her success in a variety of genres, including pop, country, and adult contemporary. By the late 1970s, Olivia established herself as the most prominent vocalist in America, garnering four Grammy’s, 10 American Music Awards and nine Billboard Awards.
Saturday, Feb 11
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Mongo Bowl – A Fundraiser for Steve “Mongo” McMichael with Special Guest Misty McMichael

Onesti Entertainment is hosting #MongoBowl on February 12th! With special guest: Misty McMichael! Watch the ’85 game followed by the BIG GAME on our 40′ video wall, enter into some raffles, silent auctions and raise money for #MONGO! Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is FREE! No tickets needed! Online donations can be made at https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLR8KS4DRKN4P/checkout/26MZIJGOU7RL37CHNYW2QJZE
Sunday, Feb 12
1:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Under The Tuscan Moon Dinner – Valentine’s Day Celebration

Be a personal guest of Ron Onesti at one of his famous Under The Tuscan Moon Dinners! Experience an unforgettable night at the Iconic Arcada Theatre decorated as an intimate Restaurant. Taste incredible wines imported from Tuscany paired with six courses of Ron’s amazing personal recipes. As an added bonus, there will be songs and Ron’s personal Rock ‘N Roll stories to make it a truly special evening!
Monday, Feb 13
6:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

America

Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” Fifty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. America’s journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair” were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Gerry Beckley’s melodic porgy of his hometown’s rich musical heritage. Combining the melodic pop-rock sensibilities of Cheap Trick and a will to evolve worthy of Wilco, “Freedom” also doffs its cap to Fuller’s love of classic English bands such as The Hollies and the Rubber Soul and Revolver-era Beatles.p rock and Dewey Bunnell’s use of folk-jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric imagery contrasted well with Dan Peek’s more traditional country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics.
Tuesday, Feb 14
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

St. Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

Our Murder Mystery Events ALWAYS sell out! Bring your Valentine and Come play a role in solving a murder mystery in the theatre. DINNER: $ 65 Ticket includes Garden Salad, Homemade Cheese Ravioli with Sunday Sauce (meatless also available), Ron’s Famous Meatballs, Bread, Cookies, and Cannoli AND show!! Gratuity is also included in the ticket price. Cash bar will be available. PLOT: The year is 1929 and Prohibition is at its height. Crime is a business and there are two top men. Phil Landers and Robin Banks. Phil Lander and six of his gang were surprised to see two police officers enter their warehouse at 10:30am on Valentine’s Day morning. Phil and his gang obliged the police officers, and lined up against the wall – surely they were used to the treatment, but when Robin Banks walked in after with two machine guns, one can only imagine what went through Phil Lander’s head. All seven men were killed where they stood by Robin Banks and the dirty cops. To celebrate, Banks is throwing a celebration!
Wednesday, Feb 15
6:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

St. Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

Our Murder Mystery Events ALWAYS sell out! Bring your Valentine and Come play a role in solving a murder mystery in the theatre. DINNER: $ 65 Ticket includes Garden Salad, Homemade Cheese Ravioli with Sunday Sauce (meatless also available), Ron’s Famous Meatballs, Bread, Cookies, and Cannoli AND show!! Gratuity is also included in the ticket price. Cash bar will be available. PLOT: The year is 1929 and Prohibition is at its height. Crime is a business and there are two top men. Phil Landers and Robin Banks. Phil Lander and six of his gang were surprised to see two police officers enter their warehouse at 10:30am on Valentine’s Day morning. Phil and his gang obliged the police officers, and lined up against the wall – surely they were used to the treatment, but when Robin Banks walked in after with two machine guns, one can only imagine what went through Phil Lander’s head. All seven men were killed where they stood by Robin Banks and the dirty cops. To celebrate, Banks is throwing a celebration!
Thursday, Feb 16
6:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

FireHouse // BulletBoys

Firehouse is a head banging band that takes the stage to give you a long overdue dose of metal. Get pumped for a night of wild rock n roll that will leave your ears ringing for days to come. You’ll hear all of your favorites like, “Don’t Treat Me Bad”, “All She Wrote”, “When I Look Into Your Eyes”, ”Love of a Lifetime”, “Shake and Tumble”, and MORE!!! BULLETBOYS are an American rock band currently featuring an all-star line-up with founding member front man MARQ TORIEN, guitarist IRA BLACK formerly of LIZZY BORDEN, DOKKEN, METAL CHURCH; bassist BRAD LANG formerly of Y&T, BURNING RAIN, and drummer FRED ACHING from POWERFLO, BILLY BIO. BulletBoys are best known for their mega hits “Smooth Up In Ya”, “For The Love Of Money”, “Kissin’ Kitty” and “Hard As A Rock”.
Friday, Feb 17
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

All My Brothers Band – Tribute to Allman Brothers Bands with special guest Two Beer Tommy

The All My Brothers Band is an authentic Allman Brothers tribute band. It isn’t about costumes, props or gimmicks. It is all about faithfully recreating the energy and ferocity of a live Allman Brothers Band concert… Two Beer Tommy Band is the most dynamic band playing Modern/Classic Country/Rock around the Midwest. Come join the fun! 
Saturday, Feb 18
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Denny Laine “Acoustic Songs & Stories” in Rock ‘N Ravioli

THIS SHOW WILL BE HELD IN ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI, LOCATED IN THE ARCADA THEATRE COMPLEX.  Denny Laine is best known for his roles as former guitarist and lead singer of The Moody Blues and, later, co-founder with Paul McCartney of Wings. Laine was one of three constants in Wings, along with Paul and Linda McCartney. Denny was also the lead singer on the Moody Blues’ “Go Now”, which was a worldwide multi-million seller. Denny will be performing classic Wings and Moody Blues hits as well as his new material!  SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED!
Saturday, Feb 18
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

11th Annual Windy City Elvis Competition

The Windy City Elvis Tribute Artist Competition launched in January of 2012. The event happens once a year, celebrating the music and memory of The King with tributes from a variety of ETA’s all competing for prizes and the Windy City Championship. Contestant registration for Windy City 11 is available at  www.windycitycontest.com.  Contestants will be competing for a $3500 prize package, plus the KING OF THE WINDY CITY championship belt for the winner. Hotel information can be found HERE. $45 VIP tickets include a meet & greet.  
Sunday, Feb 19
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

90s Dance Party with Beyond The Blonde Tribute to Gwen Stefani, PINK, Lady Gaga and Madonna with Special Guest Coverlicious

Beyond The Blond is the Midwest’s only tribute to Gwen Stefani, P!NK, Lady Gaga and Madonna. The band showcases the energy and songs of the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy award-winning stars with other fierce female artists of pop and rock. COVERLICIOUS is one of Chicago’s premier cover bands. Playing music from multiple decades and genres, you can expect to hear rock, classic rock, pop, country, funk and more. COVERLICIOUS is made up of five seasoned professional musicians from different musical backgrounds. This is the chemistry that separates them from their peers both visually and sonically, ensuring a good time, every time! 
Friday, Feb 24
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Heart to HeartBreaker with special guest Cheap Foreign Cars

Heart to HeartBreaker features the music of Heart & Pat Benatar, capturing the sights and sounds of women that changed the Rock & Roll status quo!  No tribute would be complete without the characters that embrace the legends they emulate. Cheap Foreign Cars Is A Triple-Tribute Band Playing The Best Of Cheap Trick, Foreigner, And The Cars!
Saturday, Feb 25
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
March 2023

Nightrain: Guns N’ Roses Experience with special guest Bad Medicine

NIGHTRAIN’S Tribute show to Guns n Roses has been taking the US by storm for years running. The accurate vocals and hypnotic swaying of Axl both capture the audience’s attention from the first beat down to the last note. Slash’s classic riffs and perfect showmanship (and let’s not forget the top hat) will make everyone do a double take. Axl and Slash are only part of the show. The tight rhythm of Izzy, Duff, and Steven are the glue that keeps this true concert tribute together. Izzy’s laid-back style…a 6’ blonde Duff…the energy of Steven “popcorn” Adler completes this visually and musically accurate line-up. This band’s vibrant stage presence and accuracy to everything about Guns N’ Roses leaves the entire crowd pleased.
Thursday, Mar 02
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Wishbone Ash – VIP Upgrade Experience

VIP UPGRADE EXPERIENCE Includes: Exclusive Early Admission Pre-Show Meet and Q&A with the Band Mini Private Performance VIP Laminate & Lanyard Crowd free merchandise shopping MEET & GREET UPGRADE DOES NOT INCLUDE A CONCERT TICKET. MUST HAVE CONCERT TICKET TO ATTEND MEET & GREET UPGRADE. MEET & GREET UPGRADE LIMITED
Friday, Mar 03
6:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Wishbone Ash

A 50th Anniversary concert with deep cuts, hits and the incredible twin-lead guitar harmonies that made the band famous! Another “Songs and Stories” night at The Arcada for TRUE Rock fans!
Friday, Mar 03
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

$10 Silent Film Comedy Night – Chicago (1927)

A married woman becomes famous when she goes on trial for shooting her lover and tries to stop herself from being convicted. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
Tuesday, Mar 07
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Winery Dogs

It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others, and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than a supergroup: They are cohesive, well-rounded, classic-sounding trio with blazing songs that defy expectation. The group’s self-titled debut is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands, and their music transcends any of the styles they’re best known for.
Friday, Mar 10
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour

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 11
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

American English: A Beatles Tribute with special guest Hot Rocks: A Rolling Stones Tribute

American English captures the very essence of John, Paul, George and Ringo!  They’re bringing The Beatles to the Arcada stage – playing our Beatles favorites! More than a tribute – Hot Rocks presents a Rolling Stones celebration with the music and the look. Officially selected by The Rolling Stones to represent the Midwest. ‘They’re Hot & They Rock’!
Sunday, Mar 12
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

“I Am He Said” – A Neil Diamond Celebration

“We are saying what HE said,” laughs Matt Vee referring to the one and only Neil Diamond.  Matt along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, local music scene veterans and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The Killer Vees to celebrate the music from a timeless catalog.  With songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide with music that became the soundtrack to one generation after another with hits spanning five decades.  As a Tin Pan Alley song writer in the mid 60s, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, “I’m A Believer.”
Thursday, Mar 16
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nektar

For more than 50 years, Nektar has taken legions of fans on audio-visual journeys to far reaches of the universe and the depths of the ocean with their immersive blend of sight and sound. These prog-rock pioneers have been champing at the bit to get back on the road and are excited to announce they will tour America’s Northeast and Midwest this autumn. The “Vinyl Sides Live” Tour marks Nektar’s eagerly awaited return to the road, spotlighting some of the best-loved “album sides” from their evergreen catalog, as well as 2020’s acclaimed release, “The Other Side,” plus new material. Nektar has captured the imagination and admiration of listeners the world over with their multi-media concerts, melding a jam-band vibe with superb musicality and a visual cornucopia that perfectly complements the performance. A Nektar show is an unparalleled feast for the senses.
Friday, Mar 17
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Dokken // Lynch Mob

BACK FOR A COMMAND PERFORMANCE AFTER A SOLD-OUT 2022 SHOW!! If having DOKKEN, one of the hardest rocking metal bands on our stage isn’t enough, how about adding George Lynch to the bill?  WHAT A RARE AND INCREDIBLE NIGHT!
Saturday, Mar 18
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Angel with Special Guest The Outfit

Employing a dazzling mix of glam rock, hard rock, and progressive rock, Angel’s outrageous, white-satin-heavy image and equally over-the-top stage shows, made them one of the more colorful arena rock bands of the mid-’70s and early ’80s. The three words to describe The Outfit are original, bold, and rock!  They have the chops of veteran musicians, yet attitude to make an impact for today’s music scene.  
Sunday, Mar 19
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Leo Sayer

2022 marked 49 years since Leo released the record that was his first album ‘Silverbird’. Leo first appeared on TV dressed as a white-faced Pierrot, with an image and style that gained him immediate success in the charts and on stage, this unique look creating a major buzz in the worldwide music press. Since then, he’s had 5 worldwide No.1 hits, over 40 Top Forty singles, is a Grammy winning songwriter, and is considered one of the world’s most thrilling and entertaining live performers.  “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” became a rapid U.S. No.1, which was quickly followed up by “When I Need You” and “How Much Love”.  Other can’t miss hits include “More Than I Can Say”, “The Show Must Go On”, and so many more! 
Friday, Mar 24
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
April 2023

Guess Who

More hits than anyone can count. Record sales well into the multi-millions. And a roller coaster ride of electric instrumentation, timeless balladry, unpredictable jamming. It’s the ultimate sing-a-long experience. Guess who? None other than The Guess Who, a group that’s connected with the masses for decades with a virtual hit parade spanning fourteen Top 40 hits, including “These Eyes,” “Clap For the Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby” and “Share the Land.” Add in classics and double sided singles like their #1 rock anthem “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight,” plus “Laughing” and “Undun,” and the Canadian bred stateside conquerors are among rock music’s most indelible treasures, eternally etched within the very fabric of pop culture history.
Sunday, Apr 02
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ZEBRA – Performing their Debut Album in its Entirety with Special Guest Donnie Vie (The Voice of Enuff Z’Nuff)

In celebration of 40 years (1983-2023) since its release, Zebra will perform their first album, “Zebra”, in its entirety, in order for the first time.  The show will also include fan faves and Zep Classics! All original members Randy Jackson, Felix Hanneman and Guy Gelso! Zebra is selling a Superfan Experience that includes a meet & greet (show ticket NOT included).  For more information, visit  https://www.ticketweb.com/event/zebra-super-fan-vip-experience-arcada-theater-tickets/12903995 Donnie Vie, the voice of Enuff Z’Nuff, is one of rock’s biggest secrets who has been crafting melodic power pop and rock songs for over 30 years. Donnie now continues his songwriting and performing under his own name, releasing a string of well regarded and critically acclaimed songs and albums garnering him a Grammy nomination. 
Saturday, Apr 08
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

$10 Silent Film Comedy Night – Spring Fever (1927)

Impoverished shipping clerk Jack Kelly (William Haines) is a natural golfer. Jack’s boss (George Fawcett) invites him to his country club so he can teach Jack how to play golf. Jack’s skills on the course attract a bevy of onlookers, including the beautiful heiress Allie Monte (Joan Crawford). Jack tells her he’s a millionaire, and they begin a romance and get married. But, when she finds out he’s poor, she leaves him. Jack’s only chance to win her back is a golf tournament. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
Tuesday, Apr 11
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Splish Splash: The Music of Bobby Darin

BOBBY DARIN. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor in film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including jazz, pop, rock’n’roll, folk, swing and country. He started in show business as a songwriter for Connie Francis and achieved world fame in 1958 with his own first million-seller “Splish Splash”. He died following a heart operation in 1973 at the age of 37. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Recording Academy gave him a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Grammy Awards ceremony. It has been said that had he lived, he would have been more famous than Frank Sinatra. Darin was that multi-talented. In this special show, Vegas entertainer Ron Gartner honors the Darin legacy… singing the songs of the swingin-est guy who ever put on a tux…in a show that covers everything from Darin’s rock ‘n’ roll days to the evening at the Copa (with a slight detour into Country, Folk and Political Activism). Finger-snappin’ songs like Mack The Knife, Dream Lover, Beyond the Sea, Artificial Flowers, If I Were a Carpenter, Clementine, That’s All, and many many more!
Sunday, Apr 16
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Winger with special guest Wig Wam

They’re back after their SOLD OUT show in the Fall of 2021!  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, Apr 22
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Girls Night: The Musical

GIRLS NIGHT! The Musical has been thrilling audiences and earning rave reviews since its sensational Off-Broadway debut. This touching and hilarious “tell-it-like-it-is” musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and sing and dance. Follow five friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out … and you’ll recognize yourself in each of them! Described as “Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia” (Applause Magazine); and “As funny and outrageous as Sex and the City!” (The Advocate). GIRLS NIGHT! The Musical is bursting with energy and packed with hits “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive” and more. Does contain some adult material and is suggested for ages 13 and older.
Wednesday, Apr 26
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Comedian Brian Regan

Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.
Friday, Apr 28
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Sixties Show

The Sixties Show is The Greatest 1960’s Musical Re-Creation Show on Earth. The band features former band members of The Who, Bob Dylan, and NBC TV’s Saturday Night Live band. The show is unique high energy multi-media show about time traveling back to the 1960’s based around an authentic note for note concert that sound just like the original recordings by the original artists, all performed live with no prerecorded music.  The members of The Sixties Show were hand-picked to perform and record with Sir Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, The Bee Gees, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and other legends and individually have performed at the most renown venues in the world!  
Sunday, Apr 30
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
May 2023

VIP Sound Check and Meet & Greet – Air Supply

Package Includes: Photo Meet & Greet with Air Supply Attend Sound Check Collectible VIP Laminate Must purchase separate ticket to the show. CONCERT TICKET NOT INCLUDED WITH MEET & GREET.  Must have concert ticket to purchase meet & greet.
Sunday, May 07
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Air Supply – The Lost In Love Experience

Air Supply are an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of English-born co-lead vocalist and guitarist Graham Russell and co-lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. They had a succession of hits worldwide including “Lost In Love,” “All Out Of Love,” “Every Woman In The World,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even the Nights Are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All”. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) inducted Air Supply into their Hall of Fame on 1 December 2013.
Sunday, May 07
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

$10 Silent Film Comedy Night – KiKi

A Parisian gamine wants to become a chorus girl to win the heart of the Follies manager even if she has to do unladylike stunts. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
Tuesday, May 09
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken: Twenty I The Tour

Ruben & Clay are thrilled to reunite twenty years after captivating audiences during their historic run on the second season of Fox’s American Idol in 2003. Both plucked from the relative obscurity of their hometowns in the South, the unlikely pair quickly became audience favorites instrumental in helping propel Idol to the top of the Nielsen ratings, nearly tripling the viewership of the previous season, and securing its place as one of the most consequential TV series in American history. Over 38 million viewers tuned in to hear the results of more than 124 million votes cast during their finale making it the most watched Idol episode in history and the highest rated regularly scheduled, live, non-sporting television episode of the 21st century. Combined they have recorded twelve albums, sold more than eight million albums worldwide, toured the country 14 times, starred together on Broadway, won four Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, and have been nominated for two Grammys. Twenty | The Tour will highlight the music that made Ruben & Clay American Idol favorites and household names. From Clay’s iconic rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to Ruben’s soulful single ”Sorry”, join America’s favorite odd couple for an unforgettable evening of music and memories, spanning two decades, delivered as only these true superstars can.
Wednesday, May 10
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

YES Epics & Classics Performed By Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be touring with The Band Geeks Spring 2023! The ensemble will be performing classic YES tracks including “And You and I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Heart of the Sunrise” and epic works like “Close To The Edge,” “The Gates of Delirium,” “Awaken” and others! Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album “Fragile” as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken,” “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” After 50 years of success in the music business, Jon has worked with many variations of YES, as well as collaborations with Vangelis, Kitaro, Roine Stolt and Jean-Luc Ponty. He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums including “Olias of Sunhillow,” “Song of Seven,” “Animation,” “Three Ships,” “Toltec” and “Survival and Other Stories” and most recently “1000 Hands” to name just a few. The Band Geeks began as the house band for the Band Geek podcast, an internet show created by Richie Castellano (Blue Öyster Cult). The band gained popularity on YouTube with their incredibly detailed recreations of music by artists like Queen, Toto, Black Sabbath and Yes, which have earned the Band Geeks over 30 million views.
Friday, May 12
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Phil Collins Experience

Since 2018, The Phil Collins Experience has been wowing audiences at festivals, theaters, and private events nationwide. Immerse yourself in the world of Phil Collins and Genesis with their greatest hits like Sussudio, In the Air Tonight, That’s All, Invisible Touch, Abacab, and many more! Our British-born and raised frontman will make you forget that he’s not Phil! Terry Adams Jr brings the look, the sound, the emotion, and the energy – the true feel of Phil Collins! Backed by his world-class 12-piece band complete with sensational brass section and backup singers. Terry Adams Jr is a world-class drummer that plays the drums left-handed just like Phil himself for the true experience. This show is not to be missed!
Saturday, May 13
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ugly Kid Joe // Fozzy with special guests Pistols At Dawn – ON SALE 1/20

Following the release of their brand-new album ‘Rad Wings of Destiny’ Ugly Kid Joe have announced they are hitting the road for their first US tour in 27 years! The band will be heading out on the road in support of their newest offering “Rad Wings of Destiny”. Special guests on the tour will FOZZY along with opening act Pistols at Dawn.
Thursday, May 18
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Gilmour Project – Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side Of The Moon”

The Gilmour Project returns in 2023 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s 1973 ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’.  There are Pink Floyd tribute bands … and then there is The Gilmour Project. The 5-piece, All-Star ensemble, quickly gained a reputation for flipping the ‘Tribute Band’ script on its head, with exploratory performances of iconic and deep cut Pink Floyd classics, David Gilmour-centric and solo compositions, and pulling other surprise classic rock masterpieces out of their hats. Their version of (David Gilmour ‘discovery’) Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ appeared nightly in their sets, weeks ahead of its ‘Stranger Things’ buoyed resurgence to the top of the charts and worldwide press … making the band appear spookily prescient. Not satisfied with laurel resting, they immediately began adding geographic / historically prerogative selections … Grateful Dead’s ‘Dark Star’ in San Francisco … Patti Smith’s (Van Morrison’s actually) ‘Gloria’ in Detroit … The Band’s ‘The Weight’ in Ontario … The Allman Bros. ‘Jessica’ in Atlanta … Tom Petty’s ‘Breakdown’ in Florida … Santana’s (Peter Green composition) ‘Black Magic Woman’ in Mexico City. The Gilmour Project is Jeff Pevar (lead guitar with CSN, David Crosby/CPR, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Blue Floyd, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ricki Lee Jones, Marc Cohn), Kasim Sulton (bass & vocals with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall & Oates, Cheap Trick & Joan Jett), Prairie Prince (co-founder of The Tubes, original drummer with Journey, drums with Todd Rundgren, Blue Floyd, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh & Friends, XTC, George Harrison, Chris Isaak, Dick Dale), Mark Karan (guitar & vocals with Bob Weir, RatDog, The Other Ones, The Airplane Family, Live Dead ’69, Tom Constanten Scott Guberman keyboard & vocals with Phil Lesh & Friends, Live Dead ’69, Keystone Revisited, Englishtown Project
Friday, May 19
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Musical Box: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

The greatest rock opera ever created, The Lamb lies down on Broadway, the last collaborative effort between legendary Peter Gabriel and Genesis, is to be revived one last time… The end of an era. The Musical Box, the only group in the world granted a licence from Peter Gabriel and Genesis, will recreate in its entirety the original 1974-75 performance in painstaking details, right down to the original slide show. One final chance to witness this unique live experience.
Saturday, May 20
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
June 2023

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

He was a part of the original “British Invasion” as lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. He returns to The Arcada stage with his annual fun, comedic show and classic hits including: “I’m Into Something Good” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “There’s A Kind of Hush” and so many others. This show always sells out, with the seats FILLED with “NOONATICS!”!
Sunday, Jun 11
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

$10 Silent Film Comedy Night – Long Pants

Harry is expected to marry Priscilla, his childhood sweetheart, but he leaves her behind to pursue Bebe, a fast woman from the city. After Bebe lands in jail, Harry learns Priscilla is patiently waiting for him to come to his senses. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
Tuesday, Jun 20
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
July 2023

Johnny Maggio – Celebrating 70 Years in Show Business

Share a very special day with our very own, Johnny Maggio, as he celebrates 70 years of show business!  Johnny has been an integral part of the Onesti Entertainment Corporation, from driving artists to and from the theatre to locking the doors, and everything in between.  Johnny celebrates 70 years of show business with songs and stories!  
Sunday, Jul 16
1:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
August 2023
Gazillion Bubbles

Gazillion Bubbles

Become a kid again with bubbles! Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the unbelievable magical world of Fan Yang and his Gazillion Bubble Show. The show truly is a family affair for Fan Yang. His wife Ana, son Deni, daughter Melody, and brother Jano all can be found performing on stage around the world. The first and only interactive stage production of its kind, it’s a multi-million dollar spectacular with fantastic lasers and never before seen masterpieces of bubble artistry. The wonder of bubbles has delighted millions around the globe, from off-Broadway to national television. It is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
Sunday, Aug 13
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
September 2023
Slaughter and Vixen

Slaughter // Vixen

In 1990, SLAUGHTER hit radio, MTV and the U.S. touring circuit like a tornado- coming seemingly out of nowhere to roll through everything in its path and turn it upside down. Touring the world with bands that they loved, Kiss, Ozzy, and others meant the good time were just a song away, and their first hit single, “Up All Night” certainly fit into that mold, their second chart-topper, “Fly To The Angels” was more representative of the spirituality and awareness that goes into most of the band’s music and lyrics. Here’s to SLAUGHTER…Here’s to 30 YEARS of Rock n Roll and the Love Of Music! There’s only ONE all-female hard rock band from the 80s who:  Sold over a million albums, Had six #1 videos on MTV, and Had four songs in Billboard’s Top 100!! Vixen’s band includes Lorrane Lewis on vocals, Roxy Petrucci on drums/vocals, Julia Lage on bass/vocals, and Britt Lightning on guitar/vocals.  Notable hits include “Edge of a Broken Heart”, ” “Cryin’“and “Love Made Me”, “Rev It Up”, and so many more! 
Friday, Sep 08
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Tony Kishman’s Live & Let Die – Tribute to Paul McCartney

Tony Kishman has earned raves from “Beatlemaniacs” all over the world for his visual and vocal resemblance to Paul McCartney, starring for six years in both the national and international tours of Broadway’s smash hit musical, ‘Beatlemania. This INCREDIBLE multi-media, full band performance features the best of Paul’s Beatles and WINGS songs!
Saturday, Sep 30
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
October 2023

Elton Dan and the Rocket Band: Elton John Experience

Elton Dan’s rapport and stage presence is second to none and his magical piano playing has a way of engaging you in the full ELTON experience. Before you know it, you’re captivated by his incredible band and thrilled with the over-the-top costumes and high-energy performances just like ELTON in days past. Today, Elton Dan and the Rocket Band play songs for 7 of the Elton John Albums, including crowd favorites “Amorrena”, “Funeral for a Friend”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Bitch is Back”, “Sweet Painted Lady”, “Pinball Wizard”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, and “Levon” and so many more!
Saturday, Oct 14
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Tommy James & The Shondells

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!
Saturday, Oct 21
8:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
Martin Barre - History of Jethro Tull

Martin Barre: History of Jethro Tull

In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm.  Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide!  This band was Jethro Tull. At the center of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre, renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. Martin Barre celebrates the musical journey of Jethro Tull throughout the decades at his new show A Brief History of Tull. The show will feature a special visual presentation that, together with the music, highlights the 50 years of Jethro Tull musical career. Classic Tull hits played throughout the interactive performance include songs from legendary albums such as Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Stand Up, Songs From The Wood, A Passion Play, Heavy Horses and many more… He will be bringing a spectacular show with his touring band, featuring the iconic voice of Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on bass and Darby Todd on drums. Join us as Martin takes you back on the formidable journey of Jethro Tull – it will be a show you will not want to miss! 
Thursday, Oct 26
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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