St. Charles, IL – October 12, 2017 – Ron Onesti, President and CEO of The Onesti Entertainment Corporation and of The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, announced that Onesti Entertainment, in partnership with WTTW Chicago, will offer ultimate fan experiences for two upcoming tapings of WTTW’s national music series SOUNDSTAGE, recorded in the public media station’s intimate Grainger Studio in Chicago.

  • RICHIE SAMBORA & ORIANTHI – Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 pm – Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Richie Sambora is a founding member of the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning band Bon Jovi. The Australian-born virtuoso rock guitarist Orianthi has shared stages with Santana, Prince, ZZ Top, and Carrie Underwood, among others, and was enlisted by Michael Jackson for his “This Is It” concert tour. She was also the first female member of Alice Cooper’s band.
  • CHICAGO – Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm – The legendary horn band CHICAGO is celebrating its 50th consecutive year of touring.  Hailed as one of the most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock ‘n’ roll era, the legendary horn band came in at #9, the highest charting American group in Billboard‘s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. CHICAGO is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

“I could not be more excited to be a part of WTTW and SOUNDSTAGE,” said Onesti. “Working with both entities is a rock ‘n’ roll dream for me, as I grew up with both of them!”

Only 290 tickets will be sold for these incredible, ultimate fan experiences; premium seating will be available and will include rare meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists. Tickets are available by calling (630) 962-7000 or ordering online at

SOUNDSTAGE is produced by BMG Rights Management LLC, HD Ready LLC, and WTTW Chicago.  Exclusive marketing partner is Onesti Entertainment.


Long before MTV and VH1, the acclaimed WTTW series SOUNDSTAGE debuted with an innovative concert format that was unique to television. This timeless music program garnered widespread critical acclaim and featured many artists who defined the musical eras, including such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and the Doobie Brothers. Since the 1970s, an eclectic variety of musical artists across pop, rock, country, soul, bluegrass, and folk genres have appeared on the series, including Tom Petty, B.B. King, Toby Keith, Dave Matthews Band, Emmylou Harris, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Brian Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. SOUNDSTAGE is taped in WTTW’s Grainger Studio in Chicago, and at special venues across the country. Visit, and connect on FacebookTwitter, and the SOUNDSTAGE YouTube channel.