July 2021

Pink Floyd Nite with Echoes of Pompeii

Echoes of Pompeii returns to the Arcada Theater with hits like “Another Brick in the Wall”, “Hey You”, “Dark Side of the Moon”, “Money”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Welcome to the Machine”, and many others!
Friday, Jul 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

THUNDERSTRUCK – A Tribute to AC/DC

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.
Saturday, Jul 24
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

A Night of Zeppelin with Kashmir

KASHMIR is a very entertaining show bringing only the best of LED ZEPPELIN to their fans. KASHMIR seeks to re-create the experience of a 70’s Zeppelin show utilizing authentic vintage stage gear, costumes, and special effects, with great attention to detail in a non pretentious way.
Friday, Jul 30
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
August 2021

Scott Stapp of Creed

This guy is definitely a favorite here at The Arcada!  His show is one of the most powerful, electrical performances ever to hit our stage!  As the frontman for the band CREED with over 50 million albums sold worldwide, as well as his Platinum-selling solo projects, the crowd NEVER sits down!  His rockin’ renditions of “My Sacrifice”, “Arms Wide Open” and other CREED classics just blow the roof off the place!  A true “GOTTA SEE” show!
Wednesday, Aug 04
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Van Halen Invasion with guest Bad Medicine – A Tribute to Bon Jovi

When it comes to a party atmosphere; Van Halen’s music is the perfect fit for any event wanting high energy entertainment and The Van Halen Invasion show is unmatched. No other Van Halen tribute band brings the entire package together like this band; featuring two dynamic frontmen portraying the rival lead singers in voice, costume and attitude, while backed by a rock solid band skilfully reproducing all the greatest hits with a stage set reminiscent of Van Halen’s glory days of arena rock. Bad Medicine was formed and led by lifelong Bon Jovi fan, Joe Frasca, back in 2001. Bad Medicine has opened up for several national acts, including Eddie Money, Great White, Lita Ford, Bret Michaels (on numerous occasions), Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, George Thorogood, Rick Springfield, and more. If you want to see an accurate reproduction of the Bon Jovi sound, look, feel, and energy, it’s safe to say some Bad Medicine is what you need…
Friday, Aug 06
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Tracy Lawrence, Rescheduled from November 8, 2020

A true country music superstar! We have been working with Tracy since his start over thirty years ago! With 13 million albums and 18 #1 hits including “Paint Me a Birmingham”, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”, “Time Marches On” and “Sticks And Stones”, Tracy is one of the most popular Nashville acts to come to The Arcada! He will also feature cuts from his new release, “Made In America”!
Saturday, Aug 07
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Robert Cray Band

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. The Cray Band has been featured in concert with artists like Clapton, the Stones, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Bonnie Raitt, who declared that the band leader is “an original; he’s passionate, he’s a bad ass and puts on one of the best shows you’ll ever see.”
Thursday, Aug 19
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Accept

Teutonic metallers ACCEPT could already claim big worldwide success with “Blood Of The Nations” and “Stalingrad”, but with “Blind Rage”, they reached the pinnacle of their career in the form of the pole position, a #1 album. Besides #1 in Germany, ACCEPT also hit #1 in Finland as well as several top 10 positions; Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland the UK and last but not least the US.
Friday, Aug 20
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Jon Anderson of YES with Paul Green Rock Academy

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock 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.
Saturday, Aug 21
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

No other band defines the Big Band Swing Era of the 1940s than The Glenn Miller Orchestra! “Moonlight Serenade”, “String Of Pearls”, “In The Mood” and so many other fabulous songs make it a WWII salute and an All-American sing-a-long! To witness the incredible brass in this legendary orchestra is awe-inspiring! AND THE DANCE FLOOR IS OPEN!
Thursday, Aug 26
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Andrew Dice Clay, Rescheduled from 4/16/20 and 7/16/21

What else do we need to say? He is as crazy and controversial as ever! He comes back year after year with fabulous new material…AND a throwback to the classic Nursery Rhymes! The iconic comic returns to The Arcada where he recorded his Showtime television special, “Indestructible”.
Friday, Aug 27
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

ASIA Featuring John Payne with Dire Straits Legacy

ASIA performs “Only Time Will Tell”, “Heat Of The Moment”, “Soul Survivor”, “GO”…All the ASIA hits!!!  John Payne became the frontman of the supergroup ASIA in 1992 at the invitation of keyboardist Geoff Downes, replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton.  With John Payne fronting the band for 14 years, ASIA toured the world and released 8 stunning studio albums and several live recordings!  An INCREDIBLE NIGHT! “Sultan Of Swing”, “Money For Nothing'”, “Walk Of Life”…So many hits by the British rock band that took the MTV world by storm!  With alleged reports that Straits’ founder Mark Knopfler may never tour again, THIS is the closest to Dire Straits reforming you are ever going to get, with 5 Members of this band who played on the iconic albums and appeared on the major tours!
Saturday, Aug 28
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Cornerstones of Rock: The Buckinghams, The Ides of March, The New Colony Six, The Cryan’ Shames, and The Shadows of Knight- Rescheduled from 5/2/20

This multi-media event sells out every time!  It stars Midwestern Garage Rock band superstars performing all their hits including: The Buckinghams (“Kind Of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Hey Baby”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Susan”), The Ides of March (“Vehicle”,”LA Goodbye”), The New Colony Six (“I Will Always Love You”) , The Cryan’ Shames (“Sugar And Spice”), Jimi Sohns of The Shadows of Knight (“GLORIA) and Ted Aliotta of Jeremiah, Haynes & Aliotta (Lake Shore Drive)!!!
Sunday, Aug 29
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
September 2021

Zebra

Zebra is a hard rock band founded in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It features Randy Jackson (guitar and vocals), Felix Hanemann (bass, keyboards and vocals) and Guy Gelso (drums and vocals). Zebra supported their first album by opening on national tours with Loverboy, Cheap Trick, and a few dates with Journey. Even before the first album release, they had gained considerable attention opening for the likes of Kiss, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, and Molly Hatchet. A newspaper review of the 3/1/83 Nassau Coliseum Zebra / Aerosmith show told this story: “With the capacity crowd’s response to Zebra’s electrifying performance was so overwhelming, Steven Tyler and company declined to take the stage for an hour and a half in order to allow everyone to simmer down. Unfortunately for them, the delaying tactic backfired… when the headliners eventually did appear, a renewed chorus of Zebra cheers greeted them”. Needless to say,  Zebra holds their own among the greats of classic rock and are sure to deliver a show that will leave you buzzing for days after.
Thursday, Sep 02
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Steelheart

The aptly named SteelHeart is the rock n’ roll band fronted by internationally known Croatian-American musician Miljenko Matijevic. Miljenko’s powerful multioctave vocal range is and always has been the steel, heart and soul of what is SteelHeart. With much heart and steely determination, this band has been going strong and rocking hard for 30 years.  The group’s self-titled debut album ‘SteelHeart’ brought the group almost immediate commercial success. The original line up included Miljenko Matijevic (vocals, guitar, piano), Chris Risola (guitar), Frank DiCostanzo (guitar), James Ward (bass), and John Fowler (drums). The guys found themselves hitting the big time as their first album reached #40 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1990, being certified Gold by the RIAA in 1991.  The band’s hits include “She’s Gone”, “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)”, and  “Can’t Stop Me Lovin’ You” and many others! 
Friday, Sep 03
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Three Faces of the King – #1 Elvis Tribute, Rescheduled from 9/5/20 and 5/29/21

This is the longest consecutive running show at The Arcada…A Salute to “The King” like none other!  Shawn Klush is an international superstar selling out arenas all over the world as Elvis Presley lives on through his performance!  Klush was chosen by Graceland as the Winner of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ first ever Ultimate Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, Tennessee, and is the only Elvis tribute artist.  Cody Ray Slaughter is hailed as one of the most talented, young Elvis Tribute Artists in the country.  He has played The Arcada before, and it has been jaw-dropping!  The two are backed by the #1 Elvis backing band in the world…The Fabulous Ambassadors!  Another Arcada Theatre “Real Deal” experience!
Saturday, Sep 04
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music.  
Thursday, Sep 09
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Bobby Rydell

A BOBBY RYDELL show is a throwback to the glory days of the TEEN IDOL! His show is full of memories, comedy and wonderful music! It has been one of our most popular shows! THIS is a guy you MUST see if you are a true fan of those slicked-back-hair days of the fifties and sixties!
Sunday, Sep 12
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Violin Femmes/Femmes of Rock

Violin Femmes takes Bella Strings to a whole new level. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, and some more surprises can be expected in this high-energy show that leaves audiences awed. The only one of its kind, there are no other similar string acts operating at this level of production. Be prepared for something that you have not yet seen the likes of.
Thursday, Sep 16
7:30 PM10:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Southern Rock Spectacular starring MOLLY HATCHET, Rescheduled from 6/20/20 and 1/30/21

Molly Hatchet never disappoints when it brings to The Arcada their Southern-Rock show that gets everybody stompin’ their feet! “Flirtin’ With Disaster” is a song you just GOTTA see live! Opening for Hatchet is LynSkynyrd, Chicagoland’s first and ONLY tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd! Plan on an epic “FREEBIRD” before a fabulous Molly Hatchet show!
Friday, Sep 17
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Tower of Power

Oakland, California music legends Tower of Power – the most dynamic and distinctive band of survivors in Soul Music – is roaring into its unprecedented 50th anniversary as energized and inspired as ever!
Saturday, Sep 18
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Freddy Jones Band

Freddy Jones Band is one of America’s premiere roots rock bands (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones). Freddy Jones Band is fronted by founding member and guitarist Marty Lloyd who plays alongside longtime member/bassist Rich Ross. The lineup rounds out with veteran musician Goose LaPoint- drummer. Freddy Jones Band is best known for their number one hits including “In a Daydream” and “One World”.
Thursday, Sep 23
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Yardbirds with Big Brother and The Holding Company

This iconic English group is known for starting the careers of three of Rock’s most famous guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. The band had a string of hits throughout the mid-1960s, including one of the most defining songs of that generation, “For Your Love”. The current band features a lineup of legendary musicians- notably, of course the Yardbirds’ co-founder, drummer Jim McCarty, guitarist GodfreyTownsend (John Entwistle, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren,) bassist Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, Billy Idol, Derringer, Joan Jett), singer/harpist/percussionist Myke Scavone (Ram Jam, The Doughboys), lead singer/guitarist John Idan (who is on their 2003 CD “Birdland” album which features guest appearances from both Steve Vai and Slash). So much talent and a fabulous show if you love that 60s sound!
Saturday, Sep 25
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

60th Anniversary of The Twist with Chubby Checker

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! With 2020 being 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, Sep 26
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
October 2021

The Pettybreakers…National Tribute to Tom Petty

The PettyBreakers is the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert. All the classics… American Girl…Break Down… Free Fallin’… Mary Jane’s Last Dance…Refugee… Runnin’ Down a Dream… and so many more… perfectly reproduced.
Friday, Oct 01
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Last In Line – Former members of DIO, Black Sabbath and Def Leppard

Last In Line was formed in 2011, when Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, (Ronnie James Dio’s co-conspirators and co-writers on the “Holy Diver”, “Last In Line” – the album from which they took their name, and “Sacred Heart” albums) teamed up with esteemed vocalist Andrew Freeman. The debut album “Heavy Crown” was released in February 2016, landing at #1 on the Billboard Heat-Seekers Chart. Initially, the release had been preceded by tragedy when bassist Jimmy Bain unexpectedly passed away at the age of 68 on January 23, 2016. Last In Line, honoring what they knew would be Bain’s wish to keep the band moving, brought in renowned bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne) and committed to sustained touring in support of the album, hitting festivals, headlining clubs, and sharing the stage with metal luminaries such as Saxon and Megadeth.
Saturday, Oct 02
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Nektar Meet & Greet Experience

Meet & Greet Experience. Must have show ticket also. 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.
Thursday, Oct 07
5:00 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.
Thursday, Oct 07
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Winger

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, Oct 09
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Neal Morse Band

Neil Morse, founder and lead in the Super-Progressive Rock band Spocks Beard, is one of the most prolific Prog Rock performers of our day. Dream Theater and Winery Dogs (among several other supergroups) power drummer Mike Portnoy joins Neil and his band for an annual Prog-Rock nite at The Arcada.
Thursday, Oct 14
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Loverboy

Mike Reno and the other “Loverboys” return to The Arcada bringing back one the the most fun shows of the year! “Working for the Weekend”, “Lovin’ Every Minute Of It” and “Lucky Ones” are just a few of the hits LOVERBOY will rock that night!
Friday, Oct 15
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Queensrÿche

This is by far, one of the most influential Heavy Metal bands in the world! “Silent Lucidity”, “Operation Mindcrime” “Queen Of The Reich” “Eyes Of A Stranger”…they will play them all!  Hard, heavy rock, at its finest!  The band’s triumphant return to The Arcada is long awaited!
Saturday, Oct 16
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Tommy James & The Shondells, Rescheduled from September 20, 2020

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!
Sunday, Oct 17
3:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Leonid & Friends Tribute to Chicago

Back by popular demand…all the way FROM RUSSIA!!! If the hits of CHICAGO, one of the most popular bands in history, aren’t enough, add to it a bunch of additional songs you wouldn’t normally hear at a tribute show…PLUS an energy very few bands have! These guys are incredible! A sell out every time!
Saturday, Oct 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Leonid & Friends Meet and Greet Upgrade

In just three short years, Leonid & Friends has blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality and fire of American supergroup Chicago. This is your chance to meet the Russian sensation after their fantastic show here at the Arcada! *MUST HAVE A TICKET TO THE SHOW TO PURCHASE MEET AND GREET PACKAGE*
Saturday, Oct 23
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Leonid & Friends Meet and Greet Upgrade, October 24, 2021

In just three short years, Leonid & Friends has blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality and fire of American supergroup Chicago. This is your chance to meet the Russian sensation after their fantastic show here at the Arcada! *MUST HAVE A TICKET TO THE SHOW TO PURCHASE MEET AND GREET PACKAGE*
Sunday, Oct 24
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Leonid & Friends Tribute to Chicago

One of the few shows we do twice a year! An incredible band…all the way FROM RUSSIA!!! If the hits of CHICAGO, one of the most popular bands in history, aren’t enough, add to it a bunch of additional songs you wouldn’t normally hear at a tribute show…PLUS an energy very few bands have! These guys are incredible! A sell out every time!
Sunday, Oct 24
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

A Tribute to AC/DC and Black Sabbath with “THUNDERSTRUCK” and “SABBATH”

This is a replay of a show at The Arcada from 2019. It was so amazing, we brought back BOTH bands because the crowd left the theatre just shaking their heads! “THUNDERSTRUCK”, returns for another incredible night of all AC/DC hits including “Highway To Hell”, “Hells Bells”, “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back In Black”. Joining them will be SABBATH, the premier Black Sabbath tribute group that brings OZZY and the boys to life on The Arcada stage!!
Saturday, Oct 30
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
November 2021

PAUL ANKA

Realy, one of the most INCREDIBLE shows ever to occur on The Arcada stage, year after year! It is more than captivating…he is a legend, an icon, and one of the original “Classy” guys in show business. All his hits are too numerous to mention, but when he does, “Diana” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, talks about his family with “Having My Baby” and “Times Of Your Life”, and salutes both Sammy Davis, Jr. AND Prince, it is just one of the best musical experiences you will ever have! And that does not include all the Sinatra songs he does! He credits Frank as being the single most important influence in his life, especially since he wrote Frank’s version of “My Way”. To see Paul do that song live, well, it is something you will never forget! Be a part of this very special, 60th Anniversary presentation, it will guaranteed be one of the best “Times Of Your Life”!
Tuesday, Nov 02
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

A Night of ABBA with ABBA MANIA

This is the ORIGINAL tribute to ABBA from London with a return engagement to The Arcada!  ABBA was the biggest band world-wide in the 80s, and “Mamma Mia” is one of the most popular musicals in history!   Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, SOS, Fernando, Knowing Me, Knowing You.
Thursday, Nov 04
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Utter the phrase “young blues rock guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.
Saturday, Nov 06
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Emerson, Lake & Palmer Legacy with Carl Palmer

Considered by many to be one of rock’s original first super-groups, Emerson Lake & Palmer formed in England in 1970 consisting of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). The band created a brand new world of music, combining classical and symphonic rock fused with beautiful vocals. Their penchant for appropriating themes from classical music and the group’s more nuanced, textured approach to symphonic arrangements set ELP apart from their more bombastic guitar-based contemporaries of the time.
Sunday, Nov 07
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Geoff Tate Empire 30th Anniversary of Empire Tour

Can’t you feel it coming? EMPIRE! Can’t you hear it coming? EMPIRE! GEOFF TATE and his band, Operation: Mindcrime, will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of EMPIRE. Released in August of 1990, the album spawned six singles (“Empire,” “Silent Lucidity,” “Best I Can,” “Jet City Woman,” “Another Rainy Night (without you)” and “Anybody Listening?”) and is Queensryche’s best- selling album to date with sales over three million units, achieving triple-platinum status. GEOFF and the band — currently comprised of Kieran Robertson on guitar, Jack Ross on bass, Scott Moughton on guitar and Felix Bohnke on drums — will be performing all eleven songs from the album back-to-back, in its entirety. 
Thursday, Nov 11
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ricky Skaggs

With well over fifty years in show business, Ricky Skaggs is a true Bluegrass and Country music legend. The fifteen-time Grammy Award winner, Country Music Hall of Famer (among many other Hall of Fame inductions), the “Master Fidler” brings his fabulous and inspirational Bluegrass, Country and Gospel show to The Arcada for the very first time!
Friday, Nov 12
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The FIXX / English Beat

It’s on!!!! The The FIXX / English Beat 2021 Tour! The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. The style and substance of the band has always created a special connection with its audience. The Fixx’s themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it’s also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in the Top Five, a dozen reaching the Top Ten and millions of albums sold worldwide. Instantly recognizable, The Fixx sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. Songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples on the playlists of the radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired the era that The Fixx helped to define. It is rare for an audience to experience a band that has continued to thrive for three decades. The Fixx were then, and still are – Cy Curnin on vocals, Rupert Greenall on keyboards, Jamie West-Oram on guitar, Adam Woods on drums, and bassist Dan K. Brown. The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band’s unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.
Saturday, Nov 13
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Michael Bolton, Rescheduled from 4/22/20 and 8/26/21

With accolades too numerous to mention, Michael Bolton returns to The Arcada with one of the most moving performances of the year. He combines his big hits including “When A Man Loves A Woman”, “I Said I Love You But I Lied”, “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”, “Love Is A Beautiful Thing”, “To Love Somebody” and many others with other familiar favorites. He has sold over 65 million albums world-wide with multiple Grammy Awards and has one of the most recognizable voices of all time! Every show finishes with multiple standing ovations!
Thursday, Nov 18
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

The Association with Classics IV, Rescheduled from 4/5/20 and 5/16/21

A true “1960s Pop-Jukebox” Live On Stage! Two of the most popular bands of the era join together for hit after hit after hit! Among The Association hits will be, “Never My Love”, “Cherish”, and “Windy” with the Classics IV doing its hits including “Stormy”, “Traces Of Love” and “Spooky”! What a night!
Sunday, Nov 21
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
December 2021

Comedian Carrot Top, Rescheduled from December 10, 2020

For over 30 years, “The King of Props” has been selling out shows all over the world! Currently he has a residency at The Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, but is doing some rare and special shows at select venues around the country…and he picked The Arcada as one of them! He is one of the most innovative, creative an hysterical comics on the planet! That is why his comedy act is one of the most popular shows on the Las Vegas Strip!
Thursday, Dec 02
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Squirrel Nut Zippers – Holiday Caravan Tour 2021

The Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums from 1995-2000 and their watershed record Hot was certified platinum. “Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus sets a revival afire with NOLA flavor… Beasts of Burgundy marks the band as exciting, vibrant, interesting, and subversive as it was two decades ago.” – Charleston City Paper
Thursday, Dec 16
7:30 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
January 2022

The Gilmour Project

 The Gilmour Project was poised and ready to launch in April 2020, then the world hit the pause button. They re-emerge in 2021 pivoting to David Gilmour’s Pink Floyd repertoire. The songs that compel exploration & improvisation are mainly Gilmour’s and this rendition certainly does not dismiss the iconic contributions of all 5 historic musicians that comprise the Pink Floyd complement. The Gilmour Project incorporates musicians whose background is both prog(ressive) AND improvisational, and is the only band since Blue Floyd in 2000, endeavoring to take these songs ‘OUT,’ speaking in jazz protocol, without disregarding the cherished classic hooks, licks & musical phrases. Acclaimed musicians Jeff Pevar (lead guitar with CSN, David Crosby, Phil Lesh, Ray Charles) and Kasim Sulton (bass & vocals with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Meatloaf & Blue Oyster Cult), Prairie Prince (co founder of The Tubes, & drums with Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh), Mark Karan (guitar & vocals with Bob Weir, RatDog, The Other Ones), and Scott Guberman (keyboard & vocals with Phil Lesh), are more than psyched to bring you the The Gilmour Project 
Saturday, Jan 15
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

EVERCLEAR with Special Guest McCrae

One of the biggest bands to arise from the 90s Alt-Rock era! This band’s show is one of the most requested we have had from this genre of music-with the band that has headlined The annual Summerland Alt Rock Band Tour since 2012! The band’s first three albums went certified platinum, with their single “Santa Monica” a part of defining the music of a generation. Support for Everclear will be the winner of the 2019 Onesti Entertainment/Daily Herald Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent competition, The McCrae Band.
Saturday, Jan 22
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
March 2022

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – Rescheduled from 9/24/20 & 10/1/21

“New Music…Old Style” is how the band describes itself. Imagine some of the biggest pop hits from the 90s through today done in the style of the Roaring 20s! “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “All About That Bass”, “Bad Romance” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” are just a few of the wide variety of songs performed as if the band was in a smoke-filled, Al Capone speakeasy. The rotating cast consists of the most talented vocalists borrowed from television, Broadway and film. Usually performing at The Chicago Theatre, we are so excited to welcome Post Modern Jukebox to The Arcada! With over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers, and more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook, this is one of the most popular touring bands on the road today! You can’t miss this one!
Friday, Mar 11
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour 2022

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 12
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Dokken & Lynch Mob

If having DOKKEN, one of the hardest rocking metal bands on our stage isn’t enough, how about adding The Lynch Mob to the bill? OK, then how about adding The Lynch Mob AND George Lynch, DOKKEN guitarist during the “Classic” years to do a reunion set with the band? WHAT A RARE AND INCREDIBLE NIGHT!
Friday, Mar 25
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
July 2022

Ted Nugent, Rescheduled from 7/25/20 and 7/24/21

The Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, returns to the Arcada Theatre! Rock out to songs such as, “Stranglehold,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Motor City Madhouse,” and many more!
Saturday, Jul 23
8:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Ted Nugent, Rescheduled from 7/26/20 and 7/25/21

The “Motor City Madman” returns to The Arcada for two nights of All American Rock!  The show is all about the music with five decades of multi-platinum hits!  Classics including “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough,” and cult classic “Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), MUST be seen live at least once!
Sunday, Jul 24
5:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174
No event found!