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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. 
Saturday, Mar 02
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Tony Orlando – The Farewell Tour with Special Guest Mike & Traci of Good Clean Fun

Tony Orlando is one of America’s most endearing and enduring iconic stars. Tony is bringing his exhilarating energy, warmth and humor to a tour of live concert shows across the nation as he celebrates his Farewell Tour.  Don’t miss his LAST show at the Arcada Theatre!! Grammy Nominee Tony Orlando has sold millions of records, including five number one hits: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).”  “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” was the number one Billboard Song of 1973 and became Orlando’s theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal. 
Sunday, Mar 03
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Fairytales On Ice presents The Adventures of Peter Pan and Wendy

GET READY TO BE AMAZED! Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favorite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from Peter Pan & Wendy’s Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice-skating magic as you enter Arelia; meet Peter and Wendy and join along as we share our modern storyline full of fun and adventure! Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerized by world-class pro champion ice skaters, live singing, and cirque from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that will delight and excite you. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. 
Monday, Mar 04
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

CLUB ARCADA: Magic & Mischief with Dennis Christie, the “Master Deceptionist”

Join us for an evening of magic, mystery, and a whole lot of fun! We will open for dinner at 5pm. Dennis often says “I am not interested in people being impressed by my abilities, my primary goal is to leave them filled with the sense of child-like awe and wonder that we often lose as we become adults. That’s the gift of Magic! Illusions are what I do, Magic is what you feel”.  He specializes in close-up magic and mentalism but is also skilled in many other styles such as coin, rope, stage, comedy and impromptu magic (magic using everyday objects like toothpicks, straws, rubber bands, etc.). He regularly incorporates audience participation as they help to make the magic come to life in their own hands. The entertainment fee for this event is $10.  Food and Drinks are available for purchase.  Reservations strongly encouraged.
Wednesday, Mar 06
7:00 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! The 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!
Friday, Mar 08
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: St. Charles St. Pat’s Parade Watch Party

Our Holiday Homecoming Parade Watch Party was such a success, we’re adding a St. Pat’s Day Parade Watch Party! It may be 70 or it may be 30 so join us indoors – where the weather will be perfect! Reserved indoor and outdoor seating will be available. Rock ‘N Ravioli Restaurant is located inside the Arcada Theatre Complex.  The ticket cost of $25 per person includes Corned Beef & Cabbage lunch, Reserved indoor or outdoor seating, and LIVE music with the Drew Roberts Irish Trio from 3pm to 6pm.  Specialty Themed Cocktails and Desserts will be available for purchase. Raffle Items and Characters will also add to the celebration! Space is limited so get your tickets today!
Saturday, Mar 09
12:00 PM4:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with The Celtniks

You’ve never experienced full-on Irish Craic?!?  What are you waiting for?  Come out and see The Celtniks at our St. Patrick’s Day celebration after the St. Charles St. Paddy’s Day parade!  The Celtniks are extremely excited to welcome back Emi Tanabe for this performance.  Not your ordinary player or your ordinary St Paddy’s day experience!  Emi will be holding down the fiddle duties with the Celniks. Don’t miss it!!!
Saturday, Mar 09
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

$10 Silent Action Comedy Film: The Battle Of The Sexes (1928)

Gum-chewing frizzy-haired gold-digger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound, to fleece a portly, middle-aged real estate tycoon, William Judson. Marie moves into Judson’s apartment building and contrives to meet and seduce him, plying him with compliments, music, swoons, décolletage, and batted eyes. When his loyal wife (and their two children) see him out catting with Marie at a night club, mom’s devastated and confronts him. He moves out. Babe wants Marie to sell Judson worthless bonds. Will mom commit suicide? Will sis shoot the floozy? Will pops figure out he’s being a fool? Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
Tuesday, Mar 12
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Under The Tuscan Moon Dinner, An Intimate 5-Course Dinner curated by Ron Onesti

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!
Wednesday, Mar 13
6:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

KK’s Priest with Special Guests LA Guns and Burning Witches

You can’t keep a heavy metal legend down. Although it’s been over a dozen years since guitarist and songwriter K.K. Downing departed Judas Priest, the iconic band he co-founded and played with for 40 years, he was never really going to retire. It was only a matter of time before he reclaimed the spotlight. As his new album title proclaims, The Sinner Rides Again.  K.K. has had metal coursing through his veins from the beginning, starting in the Midlands region of England where Judas Priest was born. He compellingly chronicled his life odyssey in his 2018 autobiography, and his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame further secures his legacy as a pioneering guitarist. His renewed passion for his chosen genre was well represented with his band KK’s Priest and their thunderous debut album Sermons Of The Sinner released in October 2021. The high speed “Hellfire Thunderbolt” and rousing rockers like “Raise Your Fists” and “Wild And Free” reveled in the passion and excess that metal fans covet. The Sinner Rides Again, the second and newest album from KK’s Priest, continues holding the torch for classic metal just as its predecessor did. There’s the emotive singing and intense screams of his past Priest bandmate Tim “Ripper” Owens, the high velocity guitar sparring between Downing and A.J. Mills, and the agile rhythm section of  bassist Tony Newton and drummer Sean Elg. The band’s first effort roared out of the gate with passion and aggression, as if they were a new band with something to prove – and in a sense, they were – and their sophomore release also finds the sweet spot between racing riffs and majestic mid-tempo anthems, while the lyrics take a more contemplative, personal tone. The Sinner Rides Again kicks off with the turbo-charged “Sons Of The Sentinel,” then other songs on this musical journey traverse different territory. “Reap The Whirlwind” plays off of a distinctly ‘70s Priest vibe. The gothic-flavored “Hymn 66” and “Keeper Of The Graves” contrast tranquility with thunder within multi-layered compositions. Lyrical themes of salvation, redemption, and unity emerge, while there is also the sense of an individual soldiering through the tempests of life and refusing to surrender, epitomized by the closing anthem “Wash Away Your Sins.” There are also Priest easter eggs to be found throughout the album. Fans will notice guitar squeals that invoke his famous solo on “Sinner”. One can hear little echoes of “The Ripper” and “Dissident Aggressor” in the new “Hymn 66”. Various classic Priest album and song titles surface in different configurations throughout the new album. As a co-founding member of the classic Judas Priest line-up, Downing helped lay the foundation for the heavy metal genre as a whole. His distinct style of playing is easily identifiable, he was part of a six-string duo that complemented and contrasted each other, and they would progress to new levels of excitement. He has taken that ethos and applied it to KK’s Priest with impassioned results. Fans already excited by the announcement of The Sinner Rides Again will also be elated that KK’s Priest are gearing up for their first round of shows in the UK and Europe in the summer and fall of 2023. Downing’s recent prolific output comes after years of quietly enjoying life away from the rigors of the road and intense studio recording. He emerged again unexpectedly on stage in August 2019. His former bandmates had been given the Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame award at the Wacken Open Air festival that summer, and HMHOF board member Steve Goldby wanted to give the guitarist his award at Bloodstock. From there, the conversation led to the iconic six-stringer performing a few songs with Ross The Boss. The performance electrified the crowd and reinvigorated Downing. In November of that year, Downing put on a show in Wolverhampton, UK with former Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens, former drummer Les Binks, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, and Hostile guitarist A.J. Mills. (He had produced two albums for the latter’s band.) Spanning Judas Priest’s catalog, this superb and successful show sent shockwaves throughout the metal world: K.K. was back and the fans were clearly hungry for more. Rather than simply rely on his past successes and go on the road performing classic Judas Priest songs, the renowned guitarist did what he has always done – make new music. Downing assembled Owens, Mills, Newton, and Elg to create Sermons Of The Sinner, an album that celebrated their classic metal roots and encouraged us to cherish those iconic pioneers whom we still have with us. Downing jokes that KK’s Priest is “like a new old band. Or an old new band.” It’s clear that Downing’s disciples want more from KK’s Priest. The tracks from Sermons of The Sinner have racked up millions of streams, and The Sinner Rides Again will replicate that success. He is united with his fellow defenders of the faith in keeping the timeless spirit of classic metal alive. If four crazy girls burn hard for Heavy Metal, they can only call themselves BURNING WITCHES. The girls are ready to make history together – the hottest hard & heavy export from Europe. It’s evident that Burning Witches want the riff front and center. They have a solid heavy metal sound that flirts with power metal and thrash at times.
Friday, Mar 15
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is always a HOPTASTIC event for a family-fun afternoon with food, photos and memories to cherish!  Breakfast will be served at 10:30am.  Then we’ll hop on over to the Arcada Theatre to meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Every Child receives a special treat! Breakfast Buffet in Rock n Ravioli (located in the Arcada Theatre lobby) Includes: Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruit Muffins and Croissants Hickory Smoked Bacon Sausage Links Breakfast Potatoes Scrambled Eggs with Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese French toast with Warm Maple Syrup Pastries, Cookies, and Candy Raffle Baskets and Specialty Cocktails/Mocktails will also available! “Spring” for your ticket today as space is limited! Price per person – $39.75 per person (Adults and Children 12 and over), $29.75 per person (Children ages 1-11).  Prices includes tax and gratuity.
Saturday, Mar 16
10:30 AM1:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Warrant

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! 
Saturday, Mar 16
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

LEGENDS STAGE IN ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: RICKY WARWICK

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Ricky Warwick was cut from the cloth of a mill workers jacket, raised on a diet of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Thin Lizzy, Stiff Little Fingers, Motown and everything in between. Rickey has been a member of New Model Army and The Almighty and is the current singer of Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. The Almighty enjoyed ten top forty singles and four top twenty albums in the U.K. touring worldwide with such iconic bands as Ramones, Motorhead, Megadeth and Iron Maiden. Notable hits include “Still Alive,” “Little Darling, ” “Fighting Heart,” “You Don’t Love Me,” and many more!
Sunday, Mar 17
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winning music legend who has earned more than 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. She was discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1961,and went on to record 18 consecutive Top 100 singles (“Don’t Make Me Over,” Walk on By,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Heartbreaker,” “Déjà Vu,” among countless others). She received her first Grammy in 1968 for “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”. Ms. Warwick became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance.  
Friday, Mar 22
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: Magic & Mischief Dinner & Show with Fred “The Mentalist” Zimmerman

Join us for an evening of magic, mystery, and a whole lot of fun! Dinner is served buffet style beginning at 7PM, and the show will begin about 7:30PM. Buffet Menu:  Italian Salad, Homemade Cheese Ravioli, Ron’s Meatballs, Italian Bread and a Cannoli to finish! Fred Zimmerman, “The Chicago Mentalist”, is a respected Chicago actor who has appeared in Broadway and theatre shows across Chicagoland.  He can also be seen on several popular NBC-TV series including Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.  Fred combines his actor observation skills with sneaky psychology and little-known tools and tactics to create the experience of mind reading!!! It’s modern, fun, and intelligent entertainment!
Saturday, Mar 23
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Art Of Anarchy featuring Bumblefoot & Jeff Scott Soto

ART OF ANARCHY is one of those rare bands that doesn’t play by rules, except for the ones they break. “Compromise”, and “playing it safe” are terms that don’t exist in the band’s vocabulary, pulverizing raw talent is what this band has always relied on along with artistic worlds of illusion and sound. The band has entered into a Renaissance rebirth with a darker more sinister edge, that will reinforce the “anarchy” in ART OF ANARCHY. Original founding members Jon Votta (guitar), Vince Votta (drums), and guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (former Guns N’ Roses / Sons Of Apollo) welcome the talents of vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (former Yngwie Malmsteen / Sons Of Apollo) and bassist Tony Dickinson (SOTO / Trans-Siberian Orchestra) into this new formation. The band returns with their comeback album “Let there be Anarchy” which is a reflection of a modern society. 
Saturday, Mar 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is always a HOPTASTIC event for a family-fun afternoon with food, photos and memories to cherish!  Breakfast will be served at 10:30am.  Then we’ll hop on over to the Arcada Theatre to meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Every Child receives a special treat! Breakfast Buffet in Rock n Ravioli (located in the Arcada Theatre lobby) Includes: Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruit Muffins and Croissants Hickory Smoked Bacon Sausage Links Breakfast Potatoes Scrambled Eggs with Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese French toast with Warm Maple Syrup Pastries, Cookies, and Candy Raffle Baskets and Specialty Cocktails/Mocktails will also available! “Spring” for your ticket today as space is limited! Price per person – $39.75 per person (Adults and Children 12 and over), $29.75 per person (Children ages 1-11).  Prices includes tax and gratuity.
Sunday, Mar 24
10:30 AM1:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ultimate Elvis Experience featuring Shawn Klush and Cody Ray Slaughter

The Youngest Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Cody Ray Slaughter will join Shawn Klush at the ‘Ultimate Elvis Experience’! Don’t miss this dynamic combination of entertainers with not 1 but 2 of Graceland’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists on the same stage celebrating the music, the magic, and the memory of the King of Rock n Roll.    
Sunday, Mar 24
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Teen Take-Over Night

We’re inviting all teens for a night of Spring Break Fun including live Dj’s, games, raffles and more!  Dance to a two person DJ crew live in Studio 64! Games & Pinball in The Grand Lobby Awesome unique photo ops! Specialty food and drinks available for purchase! Social Media Contest. Most Likes wins a FREE PARTY!! $10 Cover Charge
Tuesday, Mar 26
7:00 PM10:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nightrain – Tribute to Guns N Roses

Nightrain, The Guns N’ Roses Experience pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. This act gives a night of high energy rock ‘n roll that never lets up. Nightrain plays each song from the Appetite For Destruction album with stunning accuracy in regards to both attitude and Music. But it doesn’t stop there. they play all the hits and most requested songs from the entire Guns N’ Roses discography.
Thursday, Mar 28
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

STUDIO 64 Improv Night…Speakeasy Style

Join us in Studio 64, located within the Arcada Theatre, for spontaneous hilarity and made-in-the-moment musical comedy from this seasoned improviser ensemble. Audience participation is encouraged.  There is an entertainment fee of $10, and a two-drink minimum is kindly requested. This is an 18+ age show.
Thursday, Mar 28
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Chain, Tribute to Fleetwood Mac & Petty Union, Tribute to Tom Petty

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”, and many more! The Chain performs the full range of Fleetwood Mac songs including their most complex and challenging renditions that include both studio and live versions.  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.  Petty Union is a Tom Petty Tribute band. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one of the biggest names in the music world. Tom continued to sell out to stadium sized crowds until the day he died. The members of Petty Union have played on the world’s stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, Deep Purple, Credence Clearwater Revisited, Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers, Ten Years After, Jimy Rogers and the Mauds, Dinosaur Exhibit, Bo Didley, 38 Special, Off Broadway, The Dead and the list goes on.  They are honored and proud to bring you a live experience to remember the music of the late great Tom Petty.
Friday, Mar 29
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for OUR FIRST EVER Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt in the Arcada Theatre Building! This hunt will take place indoors…so no need to worry about snow, sleet, hail, or rain! Where your Easter finest and be a part of what is sure to be an EGG-citing day!  WHEN:  March 30th: 10am-12pm WHO:  Children 10 years old and under COST: $10 per child participating in the hunt   INCLUDES:  Easter Egg Hunt (Limit 10 eggs per child – some contain prizes!), Coloring Contest, Raffle Baskets, Face Painter, Balloon Artist, Photo Ops with The Easter Bunny, AND Each Child Gets a Holiday Treat! Only 100 tickets will be sold!
Saturday, Mar 30
10:00 AM12:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

THUNDERSTRUCK – A Tribute to AC/DC with special guest Night Songs – A Tribute to Cinderella

Thunderstruck recreates the spirit and energy of an AC/DC concert, the way you remember it. Thunderstruck aims to please every crowd, playing the songs you know and love from all eras of AC/DC. Striving to stay true to the AC/DC way, Thunderstruck obsesses over the tones and structures of each song’s studio and live versions, also using all the gear necessary to bring the power and entertainment of a genuine AC/DC show.  Hear favorites including “Highway To Hell”, “Hells Bells”, “You Shook Me All Night Long”, “Back In Black”, and so many more! 
Saturday, Mar 30
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
April 2024

Little Texas

In 1991, Little Texas emerged as trailblazers in the evolving landscape of country music, introducing their debut album, ‘First Time for Everything.’ The band quickly ascended to become one of the decade’s top vocal groups, with songs exclusively written, recorded, and performed by its members. Boasting thousands of shows and 8 albums (selling over 7 million units), Little Texas earned the title of the “Hardest Working Band in Country Music.” They achieved an impressive 12 Top 20 singles, including iconic hits like “Some Guys Have All the Love,” “Amy’s Back In Austin,” “Kick a Little,” and “You and Forever and Me,” garnering multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM nominations and winning the ACM for Top Vocal Group in 1994. The band’s enduring legacy is exemplified by their pivotal sophomore album, ‘Big Time,’ certified double-platinum, which produced timeless No. 1 singles like “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas,” and “My Love,” solidifying Little Texas as 90’s country music icons.
Thursday, Apr 04
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Lynch Mob // RATT’s Juan Croucier with Special Guest Bull Y Los Bufalos

Featuring Juan Croucier, original bass player for Dokken and RATT! Playing and singing the RATT hits he wrote or co-wrote including: “Lack of Communication”, “You’re In Love”, “What You Give Is What You Get”, “Lay It Down” “Scene Of The Crime”,  “You’re In Trouble”, “Round And Round”,  “Lovin You Is A Dirty Job”, to mention a few. For the first time ever, an opportunity to hear the man who wrote, or co-wrote the material, sing the material.  It has been far too long, now the driving force behind the performances of RATT, has returned. It is time to see and hear THE OTHER VOICE OF RATT! Bull y Los Búfalos is an American Rock band with a singer/songwriter Diego “Bull” Avello from Spain currently based in Austin, TX. Their original songs, sung in English and Spanish, feel like ZZ Top meets Robert Rodriguez. They define their unique sound as “Stubborn Rock” never give up and keep persisting on your goals.
Friday, Apr 05
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Geoff Tate with special guest Fire & Water

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is best known for his 30-plus years as the creative and driving force behind the progressive metal band Queensryche. Armed with a catalog of songs that have resulted in album sales exceeding 20 million units worldwide in a four-decade span, Geoff is looking forward to bringing his Big Rock Show Hits Tour to the music masses. Among the selections will be such songs as “Silent Lucidity,” “Jet City Woman,” “Eyes of a Stranger,” “Another Rainy Night (Without You),” “Empire,” “I Don’t Believe in Love,” “Walk in the Shadows” and a few surprises!!! Fire & Water have performed alongside esteemed acts such as the Alabama 3, Fun Lovin Criminals, Eric Martin, Aslan and Geoff Tate. Some highlights of Fire & Water over the last few years include a European tour spanning 20 countries, sharing the stage with world-renowned artists. Fire & Water have highly anticipated brand new music ready for release which will be followed by a massive US & European tour in 2024.
Saturday, Apr 06
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

$10 Silent Action Comedy Film: Conductor 1492 (1924)

A young Irish immigrant gets a job as a conductor on a streetcar and fights off an attempt by crooks to take over the company, all the while pursuing the boss’ beautiful daughter. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
Tuesday, Apr 09
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS: BILL MEDLEY AND BUCKY HEARD

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo The Righteous Brothers topped the charts in four decades.  Now, Bill Medley joins forces with one of the most versatile vocalists in America, Bucky Heard, to bring the Righteous Brothers back to the stage. The Righteous Brothers concert experience features a string of their biggest #1 hits, including You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (the most played song in radio history), Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and much, much more!
Wednesday, Apr 10
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Grand Funk Railroad – 50th Anniversary of GFR’s “THE LOCO-MOTION”

Known as “The American Band”, Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, We’re an American Band) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God of Thunder”. Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars”. Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet. Lead guitarist Mark Chatfield is best known as a founding member of Ohio Rock Legends “THE GODZ” as well as a founding member of Ohio Rock Greats “ROSIE”. Mark also played guitar with Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band touring with the Silver Bullet Band over three decades. Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately called “Dr. Tim”, his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer. Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape 55 years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits We’re an American Band, I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home, The Locomotion, and Some Kind of Wonderful still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. THE LOCOMOTION TOUR 2024, seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be able to celebrate with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!  
Thursday, Apr 11
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake & Brandon Gibbs of Devil City Angels

Whitesnake’s Joel Hoekstra and Devil City Angels’ Brandon Gibbs have joined forces to form a powerhouse acoustic duo, playing limited dates in between working with their many other successful projects. Their live duo performances are both intimate and high-energy, featuring a wide variety of material from bands that each of them have been a part of, along with innovative original music, and great stories from their respective careers.
Friday, Apr 12
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ROCK ‘N RAVIOLI: Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake & Brandon Gibbs of Devil City Angels

Whitesnake’s Joel Hoekstra and Devil City Angels’ Brandon Gibbs have joined forces to form a powerhouse acoustic duo, playing limited dates in between working with their many other successful projects. Their live duo performances are both intimate and high-energy, featuring a wide variety of material from bands that each of them have been a part of, along with innovative original music, and great stories from their respective careers.
Friday, Apr 12
9:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Taylor Dayne with Special Guest Jennifer Paige

Taylor Dayne is an American pop icon. With a career spanning three decades, Taylor’s groundbreaking debut single “Tell It To My Heart” turned her into an overnight international star. She followed the smash hit with seventeen Top 20 singles over the course of her three-decade career, including Number Ones “Love Will Lead You Back” “Prove Your Love” and “I’ll always Love You.” Taylor has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, earned three GRAMMY nominations, an American Music Award, multiple New York Music Awards, received New York Music Hall of Fame honors and ranked as the Number 18 Female Dance artist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. She is one of the very few artists in musical history to successfully crossover into almost every musical genre and chart with hit singles in Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult contemporary and Rock. Jennifer Paige is a multi-platinum recording artist with more than 20 years of experience in the music industry. With her impressive vocal range and unique style, Jennifer Paige has delivered numerous chart-topping hits that have become fan favorites over the years. Her music combines elements of pop, dance, and electronic genres, creating a sound that is both refreshing and irresistible.
Saturday, Apr 13
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

VIP Meet & Greet Upgrade: Taylor Dayne

Does NOT include admission to concert. Must have concert ticket to attend Meet & Greet Package includes: * Meet and Greet with Taylor Dayne * Individual Photograph with Taylor Dayne * Autographed “Tell It To My Heart” Lyric Sheet * Commemorative VIP Laminate & Lanyard
Saturday, Apr 13
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Sixties Show – Bell Bottom Bash

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. In addition to the concert experience, the show is a multi-media, high energy, full-scale production that is powerfully dramatized by a combination of time travel special effects, narration, 60s audio and newsreel footage, and a terrific light show!  Set list includes hits from The Who, Tom Jones, The Byrds, The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, The Hollies, The Doors, Glen Campbell, Buffalo Springfield, Cream, The Zombies, Peter Paul and Mary, The Rolling Stones, The Rascals. CCR, The Monkees, Simon and Garfunkel, BJ Thomas, The Bee Gees, The ‘Lovin Spoonful and others. 
Sunday, Apr 14
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Ultimate Doors – Tribute to Jim Morrison & The Doors

The Ultimate Doors was formed with the intention of preserving The Doors’ music and performances as well as bringing an authentic experience to the old and the new generations of Doors fans. ​With great attention to detail, The Ultimate Doors provide their audiences with an authentic looking and sounding tribute to Jim Morrison & The Doors. From Jim Morrison’s leather outfits all the way down to the color of the microphone cable, The Ultimate Doors leaves no stone unturned in bringing an authentic Doors tribute show to the stage.
Thursday, Apr 18
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Uli Jon Roth – Interstellar Sky Guitar Tour

Welcome to Starship Uli! Experience an evening of true musical passion and inspiration! Uli takes us on a 360-degree journey into his world of artistic imagination. The choice of music for INTERSTELLAR SKY GUITAR is inspired and guaranteed to create an exciting journey through Uli’s intriguing musical world. The journey crosses over from both classical and baroque master pieces- such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Mozart, Bach and Beethoven – to new music by Uli written for his 9-string Flamenco Sky Guitar as well as excerpts from a new Sky Guitar Concerto. Uli’s signature tool of expression is the legendary Sky Guitar which he invented and on which he will perform. These stunningly designed six-octave instruments have a far greater tonal range than traditional guitars, allowing Uli to equal the range of the violin and the cello. The main star of the collection is the stunning state-of-the art Excalibur 7-string Sky Guitar and the new 9-String Flamenco Sky Guitar, for which Uli has recently written a whole series of beautiful new pieces and which he showcases for the first time on this tour. ** RESCHEDULED FROM 2020 and 2023.  TICKETS VALID AT NEW SHOW DATE.
Friday, Apr 19
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Beauty and The Beast

When you think of a dying rose and a clock, candlestick and teapot who talks…you are thinking Beauty and the Beast. One of this season’s spellbinding family shows from The Panto Company USA stars Dame Dotty Potty, Loopy Louie, Gaston, Belle and of course The Beast! The beautiful Belle finds herself in a spellbound castle held captive by a beast…does she fall in love with the Beast before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl that has melted his heart? Filled with all of the wonderful ingredients you have come to expect from The Panto Company USA; lots of laughter, stunning costumes, music and plenty of theatrical magic.
Saturday, Apr 20
1:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

VIP Upgrade Package: Al Di Meola – The Electric Years

THIS IS A TICKET ADD-ON!  Does NOT include admission to concert. Must have concert ticket to attend Meet & Greet. The purchaser (s) of the VIP Package shall receive the following: 1)    View Al Di Meola’s soundcheck with access to sit in the first five rows of seating during the soundcheck. Video recording is not permitted. Cameras are permissible (no flash please), thus giving a chance for never before, and never again footage of the intimate time which Al spends preparing in order to provide the audience in each and every city with a polished and fantastic performance. 2)    Following the soundcheck, you will meet Al Di Meola and he will sign up to two pieces of your favorite memorabilia should you wish to bring any items. In addition, an Al Di Meola CD will be provided which will be signed in person.  During that time you will be able to personally chat with Al. 3)    Al Di Meola’s tour representative will capture the moment on your own phone or camera while you pose with Al. 4)    Priority access to the merchandise booth prior to the doors opening to the general public.
Saturday, Apr 20
6:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Al Di Meola – The Electric Years

A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.
Saturday, Apr 20
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Greatest Piano Men: Billy, Elton, Stevie, Liberace, Ray & More

A live Rock & Roll celebration of the greatest piano icons in music from Jeff Davis (Executive Producer of Broadway’s ‘Rock of Ages’).  This electrifying production, which debuted to rave reviews at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, celebrates the world’s greatest pianists and showmen – from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Billy Joel! The show features storytelling, video, a great band and 25 hit songs including “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “Superstition”, “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer” and “New York State of Mind”.
Sunday, Apr 21
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, Apr 25
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

A Flock Of Seagulls with special guest Strangelove – The Depeche Mode Experience

As well-known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as their hit single “I Ran (So Far Away),” A Flock of Seagulls was one of the MTV video rotation staples of the new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new Romantic Movement, the group benefitted considerably from MTV’s heavy rotation of the “I Ran” video in the summer of 1982. Mike Score’s outrageous hair style is forever embedded in pop culture. Hear all your favorite hits including “TELECOMMUNICATION,” “I RAN (SO FAR AWAY),” “WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU),” “SPACE AGE LOVE SONG,” and more! STRANGELOVE-The Depeche Mode Experience delivers a career spanning, pitch perfect “best of” concert that transports the listener through time and touches on several key points in Depeche Mode’s 40+ year career. Songs from throughout the Depeche canon are lovingly recreated; from favorites on DM’s debut Speak and Spell to the newest fare from ‘Mode’s latest- 2017’s “Spirit”. No detail of STRANGELOVE’s presentation has been overlooked. The visual presentation with stage set pieces and in-show costume changes reflect different eras of Depeche Mode’s story.
Saturday, Apr 27
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Graduates: The Sound of Simon & Garfunkel

From the hauntingly ethereal Scarborough Fair to the upbeat and unforgettable Mrs. Robinson… from the mysteriously provocative Sound Of Silence to the anthemic Bridge Over Troubled Water, THE GRADUATES is an energetic and heartwarming salute to the music of Simon & Garfunkel. “Paul & Art” escort us through an evening filled with beautiful renditions of some of the most beloved folk songs ever written. In this concert experience, which spans the iconic duo’s career, the cast shares their deep love of the music, weaving in brief narratives with the greatest hits from the rich duet catalog as well as from their solo careers. With selections such as Cecilia, I Am A Rock, The Boxer, Homeward Bound, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) as well as Paul Simon solo hits like Kodachrome, Me & Julio, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover and so many more, THE GRADUATES features a full band, and is a nostalgia-filled, feel-good night in the theatre, not to be missed.
Sunday, Apr 28
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

POSTPONED: The Immediate Family

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED!  A RESCHEDULED DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! Very often a band’s formation can come from what seems like a preordained convergence. Musicians meet, they may perform together in various configurations. Time goes by as each one develops their own career. But sometimes there can be a musical attraction that puts them together again, and finally, each member seems to realize at the same time: this is a band. When that happens, it becomes clear that fate has a hand in what has come together. The Immediate Family became a band –Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and Steve Postell– and probably have more session and live show mileage than just about any other living players today. Each is known for its prodigious ability to be in the right place and at the right time on an endless list of best-selling and hugely influential recordings over the past 50 years.
Sunday, Apr 28
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
May 2024

TOAST – The Ultimate Tribute to Bread

TOAST is the No. 1 Tribute in the world to the 70’s hit band, BREAD! With a surprising fidelity rarely heard from a live tribute band, their sound is often described as “spot on” to the original recordings. Audiences everywhere rave about closely their live performances sound like the cherished records they listened to back in the day. Bread virtually invented soft rock in the early Seventies, and the group’s biggest hits — “Make It With You,” “If,” “Baby I’m-a Want You”, and “Everything I Own” — remain staples on lite-rock radio. TOAST presents a “feel-good” show that includes all of Bread’s top hits and brings all the memories flooding back quickly which makes their concert truly “rise” to the top as one of the favorite concerts of audiences everywhere!
Thursday, May 02
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Jim Messina

An undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music, Jim Messina’s legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits. While acting as producer/audio engineer for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Buffalo Springfield, Messina ultimately joined the band as its bass player. When “the Springfield” disbanded in 1968, Jim and fellow bandmate Richie Furay formed Poco. With Jim on lead guitar, Poco defined a new musical genre, Country Rock. After three successful albums, Jim was ready for a change and left to return to his passion for producing music. He signed as an independent producer with Columbia Records where he was asked to work with an unknown Kenny Loggins. While helping Kenny get ready for a record and touring, the two discovered that they worked well together and Jim agreed to sit in on Kenny’s first album, and an accidental duo was formed.  Over the next seven years, Loggins & Messina released eight hit albums, had scores of hit songs and sold over 16 million albums. They had become one of rock’s most successful recording duos ever, but it was time for the duo to go their separate ways. After a series of celebrated solo acoustic tours, Jim formed a band made of acclaimed musicians who have played with him at various points in his career. His latest release, In the Groove, includes selected hits from all three of Jim’s previous bands, as well as several of his solo works.
Friday, May 03
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The 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,”!!
Saturday, May 04
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Peter Noone 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, May 05
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

$10 Silent Action Comedy Film: Skinners Dress Suit (1926)

Honey Skinner is proud of her successful husband. When he tells her he’s asking for a raise, she knows he’ll get it. He asks his boss just as their big client announces he’s not renewing his contract. He doesn’t get the raise, but he’s too embarrassed to tell his wife the truth. She starts planning how to spend that extra $10 a week; the first thing is a new dress suit for him and a new outfit for her so they can fit in at a swanky party. They’re the hit of the party, and Honey is embraced by the ‘smart set.’ Meanwhile, business is bad and Skinner loses his job. The tailor is after him for payment on the suit, and Honey is still spending the salary he doesn’t have. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
Tuesday, May 07
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

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
Friday, May 10
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Honeymoon Suite // Helix

Honeymoon Suite is a Candian Rock band formed in 1981. It’s current members consist of Johnnie Dee, Derry Grehan, Peter Nunn, Gary Lalonde, and Dave Betts. Honeymoon Suite is named after the famous landmark in the center of the tourist activity in Niagara Falls. Hit songs include “New Girl Now,” “Burning In Love,” “Wave Babies,” and “Stay In the Light,” “Bad Attitude,” “Feel It Again,” “What Does It Take,” “All Along You Knew,” and MORE!  Over their career Helix have played 19 different countries across the world and sold close to 2 million albums. They have played with over 200 of the world’s greatest acts including KISS, Motorhead, Rush, Meatloaf, Heart, Accept, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Triumph, and many more.  Hits include “Rock You, “Heavy Metal Love,” ” (Make Me Do) Anything You Want,” ” Deep Cuts The Knife”, and MORE!
Saturday, May 11
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Mother’s Day with Debby Boone

In 1977, Debby Boone earned instant fame when “You Light Up My Life” became one of the biggest songs in history, charting #1 on Billboard for ten straight weeks and selling in excess of four million albums. She received the Grammy for Best New Artist and has since received an additional seven Grammy nominations, winning two more.  Bring Mom for a very special Mother’s Day show.  Make your reservation for dinner in Club Arcada after the show!
Sunday, May 12
1:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nazareth

Nazareth rose from playing the pubs, clubs and dance halls of their native Scotland to become one of the most successful rock bands in the world. They were the pioneers who took Scottish rock international paving the way for the many other great Scottish bands like Simple Minds, Texas, Big Country, Del Amitri etc. The original four members first came together in Pete Agnew’s band “The Shadettes” in 1968, changed the name to ‘Nazareth’ in 1970 and from then went on to record a string of hits worldwide. Having recently released their 25th studio album (Surviving The Law) the band have been creating new music since the early 70’s right up to the present day and their repertoire features hits spanning five decades. Songs like ‘Broken Down Angel,” “Bad Bad Boy,” “Turn On Your Receiver,” ” My White Bicycle” all made their mark on the world charts alongside the mega hits “Dream On,” “This Flight Tonight,” ” Hair Of The Dog,” and the one and only “Love Hurts’.
Thursday, May 16
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Blood, Sweat and Tears

No one can argue BS&T invented a new style of music. Blood, Sweat & Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first to fuse it with rock, jazz, and some blues thrown in for good measure. Blood Sweat & Tears has had many configurations over its 50 plus years of touring but one thing for sure is that the music is timeless, and fans are never disappointed. Blood Sweat & Tears takes young musicians and prepares them for life in the music industry. Notable hits include “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, “Spinning Wheel,” “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know,” “I Can’t Quit Her,” and so many more!
Friday, May 17
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET UPGRADE: Saxon & Uriah Heep: Hell, Fire & Chaos Tour

Now in their fourth decade of making music, continuing the tradition that they helped create, Saxon are still a tour de force in heavy metal music. The Band is comprised of members Peter “Biff” Byford (vocals), Paul Quinn & Doug Scarratt (guitars), Nibbs Carter (bass) & Nigel Glockler (drums). Saxon were the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal with hits that include “Wheels of Steel’, “State of Grace”, ” Princess of the Night”, “Denim and Leather”, and so, so many more!  Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep helped invent a decorative and uniquely British form of heavy metal with their debut album, Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble. Uriah Heep is responsible for the most elevated and intelligent use of vocals in a heavy metal context amongst the major bands inventing the genre in the 1970s. The “Beach Boys of Heavy Metal” have had timeless classics like “Sunrise,” “Sweet Lorraine,” “Circle of Hands, “July Morning” “Easy Livin’” and “Love Machine!”
Sunday, May 19
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Saxon & Uriah Heep: Hell, Fire & Chaos Tour

Now in their fourth decade of making music, continuing the tradition that they helped create, Saxon are still a tour de force in heavy metal music. The Band is comprised of members Peter “Biff” Byford (vocals), Paul Quinn & Doug Scarratt (guitars), Nibbs Carter (bass) & Nigel Glockler (drums). Saxon were the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal with hits that include “Wheels of Steel’, “State of Grace”, ” Princess of the Night”, “Denim and Leather”, and so, so many more!  Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep helped invent a decorative and uniquely British form of heavy metal with their debut album, Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble. Uriah Heep is responsible for the most elevated and intelligent use of vocals in a heavy metal context amongst the major bands inventing the genre in the 1970s. The “Beach Boys of Heavy Metal” have had timeless classics like “Sunrise,” “Sweet Lorraine,” “Circle of Hands, “July Morning” “Easy Livin’” and “Love Machine!”
Sunday, May 19
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Ultimate Eric Church Tribute & Tennessee Whiskey: Tribute to Chris Stapleton

The Ultimate Eric Church Tribute Band is a high-energy group that has taken the country music scene by storm. With a frontman who looks and sounds like Eric Church himself, the band has become nationally recognized as the top act in the country paying tribute to The Chief. Based in Chicago, the group has toured extensively throughout the Midwest and around the nation, playing shows from Las Vegas to New York. With a mix of rock and country, their live performances are always a hit with audiences, featuring fan favorites like “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand” as well as deeper cuts like “Stick that in Your Country Song”. If you’re a fan of Eric Church and looking for an unforgettable live experience, don’t miss the chance to catch this incredibly authentic tribute band in action. Tennessee Whiskey Chicago is a celebration to the music of Chris Stapleton!  Led by an incredibly talented team of Chicago’s top musicians, the band has become well-known for their passionate and soulful renditions of Stapleton’s songs. With their unique blend of country, blues, and rock, they are able to re-create both the sound and visual experience rivaled only by “The Man” himself! This show is one not to miss for any true Chris Stapleton fan. Their live performance will make you feel like you are watching the REAL DEAL!  Come prepared to sing your heart out with nonstop sing-alongs for the entire show! From his classic hits to modern favorites, Tennessee Whiskey Chicago puts on a show that is sure to leave audiences in awe.
Friday, May 24
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Parental Advisory Tour – Saliva, Trapt, Adema, Tantric, One Day Alive

The Parental Advisory Tour will feature Josey Scott’s Saliva, Trapt, Adema, Tantric & special guest One Day Alive. Josey Scott is best known as the former lead vocalist of the rock band Saliva. In addition to Saliva, Scott co-wrote and performed “Hero” with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. With 4 Grammy nominations, and millions of records sold, as well acting in television, and movies he brings a level of entertainment to the stage with his band few can parallel. Trapt is an American rock band formed in Los Gatos, California in 1997 with eight studio albums that have been recorded to date. Their upcoming ninth album The Fall (2024) is set for release in May. The lineup for all studio recordings consisted of Chris Taylor Brown (vocals) and Pete Charell (bass), with various members filling over the course of their career. Their 2002 debut single, “Headstrong” became a crossover hit to the pop charts and peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Adema is a post-grunge, alternative metal band with heavy electronica influence who began their musical adventure together in 1998 in Bakersfield, California. Their original lineup of Dave DeRoo, Kris Kohls, Mike Ransom, Tim Fluckey, and Mark Chavez released full-length albums Adema, Unstable, and EP Insomniac’s Dream. Throughout those years, they found themselves sharing the stage alongside some of rock’s biggest acts at the time. Tantric is an American rock band from Louisville, Kentucky founded in 1999 by former “Days of the New” members Todd Whitener, Jesse Vest and Matt Taul, and Hugo Ferreira. Tantric has released six studio albums and one EP; Tantric (2001), After We Go (2004), The End Begins (2008), Broken Down…Live in the Poconos (2008), Mind Control (2009), 37 Channels (2013) and Blue Room Archives (2014). One Day Alive originated in Cincinnati, OH and has performed throughout the country sharing the stage with the likes of Fuel, Hinder, Smile Empty Soul, Days of the New, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Bobaflex, Taproot, Saliva, and many others.Their blend of thick guitar riffs, melodically driven vocals, and signature feel provides the recipe for their distinct version of new age rock.
Thursday, May 30
7:30 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”. 
Friday, May 31
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
June 2024

Jack Russell’s Great White // Bullet Boys

Jack Russell is one of the founding members, primary songwriter, and the original vocalist for Great White. Jack is an entertaining front man with his sharp-witted sense of humor. He loves his fans and makes time to develop personal connections. Jack Russell’s Great White is full of energy, chemistry and genuine kindness. They revolve their shows around a steadfast connection with their fans.  They’ll play our favorites “Lady Red Light”, “House of Broken Love”, ” Once Bitten Twice Shy”, and MORE! BULLETBOYS, 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 have released nine studio albums and are best known for their mega hits “SMOOTH UP IN YA”, “FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY”, “KISSIN KITTY” and “HARD AS A ROCK”.
Saturday, Jun 01
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ProgJect – The Ultimate ProgRock Experience

ProgJect is the ultimate Prog Rock experience, performing the Classics & Epics of Genesis, YES, King Crimson, ELP, Pink Floyd, Rush, and more! The band consists of Mike Keneally (guitar/vocals), Ryo Okumoto (keyboards), Alessandro Del V Ecchio (lead vocals), Stu Hamm (bass/vocals), Jonathan Mover (drums/vocals). ProgJect –the brainchild of drummer Jonathan Mover– features an all-star band of prog-loving top players with histories that include Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Jon Anderson, Asia, Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, GTR, Spock’s Beard, Hardline, The Tubes and Marillion, to name only a few.  Joining ProgJect for 2024 is vocal virtuoso, Alessandro Del Vecchio, and world-renown bassist, Stu Hamm. With a four-plus octave range, ADV has lent his talents to a variety of artists – from Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Journey, Toto, and Mr. Big, to name only a few.  His addition allows ProgJect to expand its already-extensive prog repertoire to include vocal hits from Rush, Gentle Giant, Kansas and more. With Stu Hamm, the legendary “Satriani Rhythm Section” of Hamm/Mover, reunites for the first time in twenty-plus years and sets the stage for even more rhythmic wizardry and shenanigans than ever before. ProgJect’s two- plus hour show includes: “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”, “Firth Of Fifth”, “The Cinema Show”, “Larks Tongues In Aspic, Pts I & II”, “21st Century Schizoid Man”, “Roundabout”, “Siberian Khatru”, “Karn Evil 9: First Impression”, Have A Cigar”, “Money“, “In The Dead Of Night”, “Alaska”, “Closer To The Heart”, “Red Barchetta”, “Solsbury Hill”, “D.I.Y.”, “Aqualung”, “Locomotive Breath”, “Cogs In Cogs”, “Hell’s Bells” and more…
Thursday, Jun 06
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Sebastian Bach VIP UPGRADE

THIS IS AN UPGRADE. DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO CONCERT.   VIP Upgrade Includes: ● Meet and Greet with Sebastian Bach ● Individual Photograph with Sebastian Bach ● Exclusive VIP Poster, Autographed by Sebastian Bach ● Commemorative VIP Laminate & Lanyard
Saturday, Jun 08
4:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Sebastian Bach

With an inimitable presence as loud as his instantly identifiable voice, SEBASTIAN BACH has left a San Andreas Fault-size imprint on music, theater, film, television, and culture. Moreover, his influence only continues to magnify. He has penned and voiced some of the most iconic anthems in rock history, crafting a catalog highlighted by generational hits such as “18 and Life,” “I Remember You,” “Youth Gone Wild,” “Slave To The Grind,” “Wasted Time,” and “Monkey Business,” to name a few. He has made history as “the first heavy metal singer on Broadway” with a now legendary turn in Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical in addition to leading roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has appeared in dozens of television series and films, ranging from “Trailer Park Boys” and “Robot Chicken” to “Spongebob Squarepants,” “The Masked Singer,” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” Speaking to his versatility, he’s the rare force of nature who can duet with Axl Rose and reprise a seven-season recurring role on “Gilmore Girls.” Most recently, SEBASTIAN released a powerful new single, “What Do I Got To Lose?” on December 7. The new track comes on the hells of BACH’s show-stopping appearances as “Tiki” on Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” which earned him a spot as a Group B Finalist in December 2023.
Saturday, Jun 08
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nektar – VIP EXPERIENCE

Does NOT include admission to concert. Must have concert ticket to attend Upgrade Experience NEKTAR VIP EXPERIENCE Package: Pre-Show Private SOUND CHECK Exclusive Pre-Show MEET & GREET PHOTO-Opportunity EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE Items:         NEKTAR TOTE Bag         Autographed Limited Edition POSTER         Commemorative VIP LAMINATE & Lanyard         EARLY ENTRY into the Venue         Crowd-Free Merch Shopping         On-site VIP Check-in Host         Limited Availability Package Elements Must be Redeemed at the Venue & Merch Items Collected by Show’s End.- Subject to change depending on availability & venue restrictions.
Thursday, Jun 13
5:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nektar – The Legendary Rock Band

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 blend of sight and sound. The 2022 “Vinyl Sides Live” Tour marked 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”. There will be lots of new music and old classics to play 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. Notable songs include “A Tab In The Ocean,” ” Man In The Moon.” “The Dream Nebula,” “Remember The Future,” and so many more!   
Thursday, Jun 13
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Lita Ford

Lita Ford is an English-born American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. She was the lead guitarist for the all-female rock band the Runaways in the late 1970s, before embarking on a successful glam metal solo career that hit its peak in the late 1980s.  The 1989 single “Close My Eyes Forever”, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, remains Ford’s most successful song, reaching No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Friday, Jun 14
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Father’s Day with The Uncle Louie Variety Show – Old School Rules!

A special Father’s Day celebration!  “Uncle Louie” and “Pasqualino” have taken the internet community by storm with their characterizations about growing up Italian!  Millions of views and many live shows all over the country, including The Arcada Theatre, have been met with loving audiences and standing ovations!  It is a GREAT show for the entire family, especially if you understand what it was like, growing up Italian!
Sunday, Jun 16
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

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!!
Saturday, Jun 22
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Celebrating Celine staring Jenene Caramielo

Jenene Caramielo delivers a stunning tribute show to the legendary Celine Dion, accompanied by a live band. Her breathtaking vocals deliver goosebumps and leave audiences awestruck worldwide. She brings to life the iconic songs of one of the greatest vocalists of our time. She commands the stage and bares her soul for all to see as she belts out new and classic hits like “I Drove all Night,” “Power of Love” and “Courage” to name a few. This is a must-see show for any fan of Celine Dion or anyone who appreciates exceptional live music.
Friday, Jun 28
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Gilmour Project – All-Star Band exploring the music of Pink Floyd

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 Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ appeared 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. The Gilmour Project is: Jeff Pevar (lead guitar with CSN, David Crosby/CPR, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ricki Lee Jones, Marc Cohn), Berry Oakley (bass & vocals with Allman Betts Band, North Mississippi All-Stars, Blue Floyd & The Doors), Mark Karan (guitar & vocals with Bob Weir, RatDog, The Other Ones, Dave Mason), Scott Guberman (keyboard & vocals with Phil Lesh & Friends, Keystone Revisited), and Angie Scarpa (drums with Black Sabbitch).
Saturday, Jun 29
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
July 2024

Chubby Checker Dance Party

This guy is AMAZING!  His show is an historic throwback to the origin of Rock and Roll with EVERY song being a classic!!  Then, the place goes up for grabs when he performs one of the most iconic songs AND dances in history!  2020 marked the 60th Anniversary of the release of “The Twist” Chubby will amaze you with his music & his moves while you follow along as the DANCE FLOOR WILL BE OPEN!  A Rock and Roll piece of history!
Sunday, Jul 14
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
September 2024

VIP UPGRADE PACKAGES (2) – AIR SUPPLY

Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top five singles.  Notable hits include “Lost in Love”, “All Out of Love”, “The One That You Love”, “Sweet Dreams”, and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All”, and so many more!
Friday, Sep 13
4:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Air Supply

Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top five singles.  Notable hits include “Lost in Love”, “All Out of Love”, “The One That You Love”, “Sweet Dreams”, and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All”, and so many more!
Friday, Sep 13
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

VIP UPGRADE EXPERIENCE – Stryper – 40th Anniversary Tour

Join us for a special experience in honor of Stryper’s 40th Anniversary Tour! As our VIP guest, you’ll enjoy early entry, exclusive swag, and hassle-free merchandise shopping, all followed by a private, pre-show event with the guys. Guests will have access to the venue approximately 2 hours prior to general doors; you will also receive commemorative 40th Anniversary Tour swag, to be dispersed during the check-in process. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the merchandise booth before convening in the main auditorium for a 45-minute session with the band. During this time, guests will enjoy an exclusive screening of a short, narrated film featuring archival footage and photos. Session will conclude with a brief Q&A and special thanks from the band. A handful of Stryper Bibles will be tossed to attendees! The Stryper Pre-Show VIP Experience is presented in partnership between Stryper and the Arcada Theatre. This will be the ONLY opportunity for attendees to have such an experience, as we will not be offering a standard meet and greet at this show. If you are interested in purchasing a standard meet and greet, please go to Stryper.com/tour for a list of our “To Hell With The Amps: The Unplugged Tour” dates.
Friday, Sep 20
4:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Stryper – 40th Anniversary Tour

Today, close to 40 years after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, Stryper continues to record, tour and perform for devoted fans around the globe. Comprising three original members including brothers Michael Sweet and Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar) and newest bandmate, veteran bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse), the group finds itself continuing to create their finest, most powerful music yet. When it comes to groundbreaking bands in the Christian hard-rock genre, Stryper is renowned for its distinctive brand of “heavenly metal,” extraordinary crossover success and venerable endurance. The group ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits like “Calling on You,” “Honestly” and “Always There for You.”
Friday, Sep 20
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
October 2024

Micky Dolenz, the Voice of THE MONKEES

Micky Dolenz IS the voice of The Monkees. The unmistakable performer that moved a generation and led this pop culture phenomena to a dozen Top 20 singles, four #1 albums and two Emmy Awards. Having entertained audiences his entire life, Micky brings a one-of-a-kind presence to the stage, drawing on his background in television, film broadcasting and Broadway!
Sunday, Oct 20
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
November 2024

Wishbone Ash

The classic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoy a unique place in popular musical history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways, Britain had already experienced the Blues Boom, and Psychedelia had made its impact. The creative possibilities were infinite. Wishbone Ash embarked on the nascent Progressive Rock scene in 1969, taking full advantage of a fertile musical environment where they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions and American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim. Fifty plus years later, having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, Wishbone Ash has gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. The band includes founding member Andy Powell, who handles lead vocals and trades licks with Yorkshire’s Mark Abraha, Bassist Bob Skeat, a 25-year veteran of the band, drives the rhythm section along with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers. Recording highlights are, of course, the multi-million selling 1972 album “Argus,” considered to be one of the all-time classic rock albums, together with “Pilgrimage” (1971) and “New England” (1976). More recently, “The Power of Eternity” (2007), “Elegant Stealth” (2011) and “Blue Horizon” (2014) garnered enthusiastic praise. It was not until 2019 that the album Coat of Arms was to be released and that has proved to be a real career-capper. The band’s biggest seller, the double album “Live Dates” (1973), is one of the most highly rated live albums of the 1970s.
Friday, Nov 22
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
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