October 2022

Irish Heartbeat, performing Van Morrison’s Moondance

Soundtracks Of A Generation presents "Irish Heartbeat” performing Van Morrison’s entire MOONDANCE Album Featuring Catfood Records Artist Derrick Procell! The show includes a crack 10-piece band that will play all the Van Morrison hits, but almost more importantly—span the musical genres represented during the man’s 55-year career including The Belfast Cowboy’s complete understanding of the gospel, jazz & R&B idioms. Don’t miss this fast-paced nearly 2-hour show that pays homage to the most original of artists, The Emerald Isle’s Van Morrison!! ...
Thursday, Oct 06
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Michael Schenker’s 50th Anniversary Tour with special guests Eric Martin “The Voice of Mr. Big” and Images of Eden

Michael Schenker laid the foundations for one of hard rock’s most glorious solo careers of all times. And while nobody expected anything less from a former guitarist for Scorpions and UFO, it’s close to impossible mentioning everything Michael has built over the past 50 years, or the countless people he influenced or played with. This, truly, is the stuff that hard rocking myths are made of. I never looked back, is how Michael dryly sums up an extraordinary career. Due to this mindset, he only realized much later what a huge impact his playing had made on the world of metal and hard rock. Very few guitarists can be cited as a primary influence for the likes of James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell, Slash or Kerry King. ...
Friday, Oct 07
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Killer Queen featuring Patrick Myers

Killer Queen formed back in June 1993, at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier. By 1995 Killer Queen's UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage - the first tribute to have a show in the West End. The band's reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999 they returned from a tour of and Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced they had won the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band” Lead singer Patrick Myers said “It's been an amazing journey. That first show back in June 1993 changed my life. We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it's a very addictive thing performing these songs! The concerts grew, and we've ended up playing and selling out the same arenas that Queen played at their peak. It's been quite a surreal ride." ...
Saturday, Oct 08
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Peabo Bryson with Special Guest Gerald McClendon “The Soulkeeper”

Peabo Bryson is still belting out soulful ballads such as the Disney classic "Whole New World", "Tonight I Celebrate My Love", "Beauty & The Beast", "If Ever You're In My Arms Again" among other hits.  He's the consummate performer. He is a two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award winner.  He has earned five gold albums, twenty top 10 singles, and eight #1 singles. ...
Sunday, Oct 09
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

An Evening with The Lotus Kings: Tribute to Santana

The Lotus Kings is truly a labor of love for Deacon Blues founder and guitarist Steven Kikoen. Being one of his earliest influences, Kikoen’s discovery of Carlos Santana in his teens changed the path of his musical direction dramatically. With such a strong connection to the sound, the sustain, and the phrasing of Santana’s work, fused with the innovative joining of Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms to rock, funk, and later jazz––the stage was set for the future award-winning guitarist, music educator and impresario. An Evening with The Lotus Kings: An All-Star Tribute To Santana brings together eight Chicago-area stellar musicians that procure an astonishing replication of the musical wonder that is SANTANA. From “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va” to “Smooth,” “Maria Maria,” and “The Game of Love,” The Lotus Kings repertoire includes everything from the classic early hits to the “Supernatural” Grammy® songs and beyond. In harmony with the production is award-winning filmmak/animator John Theroux’s multimedia presentation created specifically for The Lotus Kings––with additional performance logistics by Coffee Cup Productions. ...
Thursday, Oct 13
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Scott Stapp – The Voice of Creed

SCOTT STAPP is a Grammy award-winning songwriter, solo artist, and lead vocalist of the rock band Creed. Stapp has sold over 53 million records, been streamed over 1 billion times, and has eleven #1 singles. He’s currently in the studio recording the follow-up album to The Space Between The Shadows (2019), which debuted at the top of Rock and Album charts in the US and UK. ...
Friday, Oct 14
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents. They have accomplished this due to a forward-looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles. "Morning Dance", "Shaker Song", "Catching The Sun", "Cafe Amore", "Percolator", and MORE! ...
Saturday, Oct 15
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Satisfaction – International Rolling Stones Tribute

Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show is the international touring tribute to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard highly ranked production has over 21 years touring experience with over 4000 performances worldwide to its credit. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful, energetic and authentic performance to all of the classic eras of The Rolling Stones. ...
Sunday, Oct 16
3:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

World Opera…International Classics

An Evening of Opera NOT to be missed!  Performers include Soprano Yoora Lee-Hoff, Tenor Simon Kyung Lee, Bass-Baritone Willam Powers, and Pianist Anatoliy Torchinskiy! ...
Wednesday, Oct 19
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Nancy Wilson’s Heart with special guest One of the Boyzz

“A life of making music is truly a blessed life” – words from Nancy Wilson that ring true, and she continues to be inspired year after year. Nancy Wilson is celebrated as a seminal musician in rock ‘n’ roll history. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 9, Nancy (and her sister Ann) lead the multi-platinum rock group, Heart, who have sold upwards of 35 million albums. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player, and as a gifted lead vocalist. In fact, that’s Nancy singing on Heart’s first Number One hit, “These Dreams.” As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon (“Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” and “Straight On”). ...
Thursday, Oct 20
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Richard Marx

Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album spawned four Top 5 singles, including “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. His follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting No. 1 and going quadruple-platinum with two No. 1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” He has since made history as the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. ...
Friday, Oct 21
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Craig Morgan

A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Loving You,” and the four week No. 1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” Last year, Morgan released his first new music in over three years – God, Family, Country. The album combines five new songs – including “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost,” Craig’s faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, with remastered versions of some of the most powerful tracks he recorded for Broken Bow from 2002 to 2008, combining his past hits mixed with future signatures. Craig offers his take on Gavin DeGraw’s smash, “Soldier.” He also teamed up with active duty Army Airborne Rangers Justin Wright and Andrew Yacovone to offer up the summery “Sippin’ On The Simple Life.” ...
Saturday, Oct 22
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
Gipsy Kings Live Music Des Plaines Theatre

Gipsy Kings

It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians. ...
Sunday, Oct 23
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

RESCHEDULED for 3/30/23 – TUSK – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Tusk, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, is the #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection including all your favorites like "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop," " Rhiannon," and so many more! The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members' formative years. Fronted by solo artists Kathy Phillips (vocals) and Scott McDonald (guitar, vocals), and supported by veteran musicians Kim Williams (keys, vocals), Randy Artiglere (bass) and Tom Nelson (drums), TUSK takes its audience members on a sweet ride down memory lane.  ...
Thursday, Oct 27
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Deacon Blues – An All-Star Tribute to Steely Dan

Deacon Blues has consistently played to sold-out audiences nationwide, and has appeared on regional and national television. In the words of legendary Chicago FM Radio personality Bob Stroud, “If you are a Dan fan, you owe it to yourself to see Deacon Blues. They’ve got all the right musicians with all the right chops – they are an incredible tribute to the music of Steely Dan!” "Reelin' In The Years," "Hey Nineteen," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Do It Again," and so many more! ...
Friday, Oct 28
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Purple Xperience – Featuring Marshall Charloff

Always a crowd favorite, and leaves no one disappointed! The resemblance between Charloff and Prince is striking. Both in looks and musical prowess. The high notes. The guitar chops. The moves. It’s all there in full supply. And the band, made up of accomplished musicians as well, round out the experience seamlessly.  ...
Saturday, Oct 29
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Troubadours – The Music of Carole King & James Taylor

Troubadours provide an enchanting evening celebrating the music of Carole King and James Taylor. Music is brought to you by two bands joining together for an unforgettable performance: Home Again – A Tribute to the Music of Carole King, and Steamroller – The Music of James Taylor. Home Again, comprised of professional musicians who have been working together for over 30 years, is dedicated to preserving Carole King’s legacy. The band includes Deb De Lucca (Carole) on piano & lead vocals. Sam Hyman’s “Steamroller” show is a masterful tribute to the music of James Taylor. Sam’s uncanny resemblance to James, and his astonishing capture of Taylor’s vocal and guitar styles leaves audiences feeling like they’ve just seen and heard the legend himself and applauding for more! ...
Sunday, Oct 30
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
November 2022

YYNOT – A RUSH Tribute

YYNOT was the coming together of award winning-Grammy ballot nominated Guitarist/Songwriter/Producer Billy Alexander (John Waite, FEEL, Ron Blair-Tom Petty) and Virtuoso bassist Tim Starace. After being inspired from the last ever Rush R40 concert Alexander wrote and recorded an instrumental piece entitled "YYNOT" that captured tinges of early Rush music that had inspired him as a child. YYNOT’s live shows are designed to take the fans on a journey back in time as well as deliver a fresh new spark and bring back the power and majesty of hard rock that the fans have an undeniable hunger for. ...
Friday, Nov 04
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

An Evening with Tony Orlando

Tony Orlando is one of America’s most endearing and enduring iconic stars. 2019 finds Tony bringing his exhilarating energy, warmth and humor to a tour of live concert shows across the nation as he celebrates over five decades as a beloved entertainer. 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.  He has 2 Platinum albums, 3 Gold albums and 15 Top 40 Hits. ...
Saturday, Nov 05
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

An Evening with “The Gambler”, A Tribute to Kenny Rogers

An evening with "The Gambler" starring Justin Sullivan - America's #1 Tribute to legendary Kenny Rogers. All your favorites including:   "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town", "She Believes In Me", "The Gambler", "Coward Of The County", and so many more! ...
Sunday, Nov 06
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Eros Ramazzotti: Battito Infinito Tour – ROSEMONT THEATRE

Onesti Entertainment and the Rosemont Theatre present Eros Ramazzotti! Eros Ramazzotti is unquestionably one of the most successful artists, with songs that have marked the history of Italian music and have been heard around the world: 70 million records sold, 2 billion streams and almost 2 billion views on YouTube.  After 14 studio albums, completely sold out European and world tours, innumerable awards, certifications and acknowledgements, he is now celebrating 35 years of his career with the WORLD TOUR PREMIÈRE – ten exclusive previews for a new chapter in his artistic and musical career, in five of the most prestigious arenas in the world, starting on 15 September 2022 at La Maestranza in Seville, then in Agrigento, Verona, Athens and Caesarea.  In November 2021, he was the first Italian artist to sign a global deal for his artistic activity around the world: an agreement between Radiorama – the legacy company that produces all of Ramazzotti’s artistic work – and Vertigo, an Italian company that is part of the Eventim Live International group, a German entertainment giant. For the first time, an Italian artist has partnered with a single entity, a leader in the field of live production, on all aspects of his career. The last unreleased album of unreleased songs by Eros, “Vita ce n’è” dates back to 2018, followed by a colossal tour of over 90 shows in 32 countries around the world, the “Vita Ce N’è World Tour”, which started at the Olympiahalle in Munich with a double sold out performance. The album marks the beginning of the project of remastering and reissuing on vinyl and in digital format the records that have marked his artistic journey, a musical voyage through many different stages to rediscover a timeless catalog: “Dove C’è Musica”, “Nuovi Eroi”, “Tutte Storie”, “ER9S”, “Stilelibero”, “In Ogni Senso”, “In Certi Momenti”. ...
Tuesday, Nov 08
8:00 PM
Rosemont Theatre
Rosemont, IL

An Intimate Evening with Michael Feinstein – Ambassador of the Great American Songbook

Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe – in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House – his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. ...
Wednesday, Nov 09
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Elton Dan & The Rocket Band – A Tribute to Elton John

Elton Dan’s rapport and stage presence is second to none and his magical piano playing has a way of engaging you in the full ELTON experience. Before you know it, you’re captivated by his incredible band and thrilled with the over-the-top costumes and high-energy performances just like ELTON in days past. Today, Elton Dan and the Rocket Band play songs for 7 of the Elton John Albums, including crowd favorites “Amorrena”, “Funeral for a Friend”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Bitch is Back”, “Sweet Painted Lady”, “Pinball Wizard”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, and “Levon” and so many more!   ...
Thursday, Nov 10
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Des Disco Ball – A Salute to Donna Summer with Rainere Martin

With music in her blood and songs in her heart, Rainere Martin continues to seek out audiences of all ages who enjoy melodies from different eras and appreciate the pioneers and contemporaries who brought them to us. But regardless how far her musical explorations take her, Rainere attests that, “There will always be a Donna Summer down deep inside me that will come through in every performance”.  This salute to Donna Summer  "She Works Hard For The Money," "Hot Stuff," "Last Dance," On The Radio," to name a few! ...
Friday, Nov 11
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Tower of Power

In the realm of power funk and jazz-rock, Tower of Power was an original voice, one carved from a unique place within an exceptionally heady moment. And this convergence of forces, clearly, has yet to cool some 53 years hence. ...
Saturday, Nov 12
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Godfather LIVE – 50th Anniversary at the Auditorium Theatre

The Godfather Live in Concert brings Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece film to the Auditorium Theatre. Relive the chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise to power as the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra performs Nino Rota’s unforgettable score live to picture The Godfather Live. This ten-time Academy Award-winning film features Marlon Brando as the Corleone family patriarch, accompanied by career-making performances from Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.  A concert experience you can’t refuse! This event is Rated R. Contains some adult material. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. ...
Saturday, Nov 12
8:00 PM
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL

The Uncle Louie Variety Show with Frank Spadone

The Uncle Louie Variety Show is composed of two hilarious Italian American comedians, Carlo Russo and Lou Greco. For many years, they have been making people laugh through their unique brand of comedy that brings memories on how it was like to grow up as an Italian. Their live shows always exceed the audience's expectations. They perform different acts as the lovable Uncle Louie and Pasqualino characters. From stand-up comedy acts, original songs, and hilarious sketches, this Italian-American comedy duo can do it all.  Frank Spadone is a top Italian Canadian comedian, possibly the best in his field. After several years of comedy and making people laugh on stage, Frank had the opportunity to act in a few movies. He draws large crowds and his fans travel far and wide just to see him. His ability to leverage his audience has benefited and helped many, including Franks soft spot, children. ...
Sunday, Nov 13
3:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Punk Fest featuring Black Flag, TSOL, The Dickies & Total Chaos

An INCREDIBLE U.S. Tour of ORIGINAL superstars of the Southern California Punk Scene of the 70s and 80s makes a stop in Des Plaines!  Black Flag, TSOL (The Sounds of Liberty), The Dickies and Total Chaos!  A Rare night celebrating PUNK! ...
Thursday, Nov 17
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Abbey Road – All-Star Beatles Orchestra

ABBEY ROAD is an All-Star Tribute To The BEATLES! Complete with The Pepperland Orchestra, ABBEY ROAD is an amalgam of Studio Musicians, Celebrity Artists, and Grammy® Winners passionate about and dedicated to the note-for-note replication of the entire Beatles repertoire. “This Rock Band with it’s mini-Symphony is incredibly authentic and will put goosebumps on your goosebumps! They are astonishing, stunning, and the real deal." ABBEY ROAD – The Room Where It Happened. A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed for All! ...
Friday, Nov 18
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles

An Arcada favorite that we are bringing to Des Plaines!  Hotel California tours the country in tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history…THE EAGLES.  The band’s commitment to authenticity behind every note of all the hits is just amazing!  This band has been the number one tribute to The Eagles for over twenty years! ...
Saturday, Nov 19
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Micky Dolenz, the Voice of THE MONKEES

Share the stories and songs of one of the greatest voices of a generation.  Along with a full band, hear Micky sing hit songs like “I’m a Believer”, “Last Train to Clarksville”, “I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone”, “Daydream Believer” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday”. ...
Sunday, Nov 20
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Pink Floyd Nite with Echoes of Pompeii

Twin brothers, eleven people on stage, incredible visual effects via a laser show, and some of the most amazing rock musicians ever to hit the stage. Echoes of Pompeii is a Des Plaines Theatre favorite! A true all-age rock ‘n roll experience with an amazing laser light show, paying tribute to Pink Floyd!  ...
Saturday, Nov 26
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland

Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland is the must-see holiday event to usher in the magic of the season. Igniting joy and wonder, “Wonderland” is an all-new musical journey that will transport audiences to a magical land far away for a fun-filled, unforgettable holiday-themed show experience. Featuring the talented cast of Cirque Musica, spectators will be dazzled by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with a musical mix of timeless seasonal favorites. ...
Sunday, Nov 27
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
December 2022

Leonid & Friends

Leonid & Friends…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! ...
Thursday, Dec 01
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Welcome Back My Friends: The Return on Emerson Lake & Palmer

Sole surviving member Carl Palmer, in association with the Estates of his bandmates Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, has announced the much anticipated  WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS- THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE &  PALMER Tour.  The tour will actually reunite ELP LIVE ON STAGE through modern technology. After exploring the idea of a Hologram tour in detail, Palmer (with the Estates of Emerson and Lake) opted for what they felt was a more honest approach using live footage of Keith and Greg on massive video walls alongside Carl (and his band) playing LIVE on stage. The voice and instrumentation of Greg Lake and the unmistakable keyboard mastery of Keith Emerson will be mixed with Palmer’s onstage live drumming to magically reunite ELP once again. Paul McCartney's duet with John Lennon at the end of his recent Got Back tour is a good idea of what ELP fans can expect from this show. ...
Friday, Dec 02
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

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! ...
Sunday, Dec 04
2:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Ides of March Christmas Show

Since 1964 Chicago’s IDES OF MARCH has thrilled audiences with their mix of rocking guitars, brilliant brass, and heartfelt vocals. Powered by the unforgettable songs of Grammy-Winner Jim Peterik, their music has become an evergreen feature on radio stations everywhere, in movie soundtracks, and national advertising campaigns. Their live shows are legendary for their energy and sheer enjoyment. Defying the odds, the four original members, Jim Peterik-Guitar, Larry Millas-Guitar, Bob Bergland-Bass, and Mike Borch-Drums have remained together, weaving their way through the shifts in popular music, and always rising to action in creating a show that remains at the peak of entertainment. The original members are joined by Scott May-Keyboards, Tim Bales- Trumpet, Henry Salgado-Trombone, and Steve Eisen-Saxophone. That show has become a cornucopia of platinum hits, starting with the Ides’ own immortal “Vehicle”. Upon its release in April of 1970, the brass-driven tale of the “friendly stranger in the black sedan” became Warner Brother’s fastest selling single of all time, and to this very moment is played daily on radio stations throughout the world. It has become one of those rare chestnuts that no matter how many times you hear it, one never tires in its listening. In contrast to “Vehicle’s” power, lies the lush vocal harmonies of the Ides’ “L.A. Goodbye”, the centerpiece of the unplugged mini-set inside each Ides Of March concert. Their 1965 debut single “You Wouldn’t Listen” harkens back to the British invasion of the time. It is astounding to hear the band so nimbly returning to its roots, summoning the voices of their youth. Chicago’s very own “THE IDES OF MARCH”, for over 50 years, an irresistible favorite. GREAT GOD IN HEAVEN YOU KNOW THEY LOVE YOU! ...
Sunday, Dec 11
3:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Comedian Mike Marino

Mike Marino – affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – is one of the most loved comedians of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club, theatre, casino and event center from New York to Los Angeles and around the world. Mike has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business. Mike has appeared in over 200 national television commercials, including many endorsements and has received a Best Actor Clio Award Nomination. He has acted in many Prime Time soaps and television shows including: As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Becker, Nikki, Frasier and Party of Five. His film credits include Crooks, Pizza with Bullets, Hangin’ in Hedo and Steven King’s Lucky Quarter and Criticized. ...
Sunday, Dec 11
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Ambrosia with John Ford Coley and special guest EZFM Yacht Rock

Ambrosia, the band known and loved by a multitude of fans since the 1970’s, is now more alive and compelling than ever. This 5-time Grammy Nominated ensemble is exploring new musical territory and bringing an exceptional musical performance to stages everywhere. Always exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical, and world influences – with tangled roots of soul, rhythm, and blues – Ambrosia is continuing to entertain their original fans while still engaging newer audiences. Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of English acts Yes and King Crimson, the group quickly proved itself with a unique blend of aural landscapes. Their musical styles attracted the collaboration with cultural icons Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Alan Parsons, Bruce Hornsby, Michael McDonald, Edgar Winter, Dave Mason, Gary Wright, Al Stewart, and others. Ambrosia had toured extensively with Fleetwood Mac, Heart, and the Doobie Brothers. Ambrosia’s top hits include “How Much I Feel,” “Biggest Part of Me,” "You're The Only Woman (You & I)," "Holdin' On To Yesterday," and so many more!  ...
Friday, Dec 16
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Top Of The World…A Carpenters Christmas

Top Of The World is The World’s Premiere Tribute to The Carpenters! Fronted by singer Debbie Taylor, her Karen Carpenter vocal resemblance is absolutely astonishing. She is backed by a seven piece band consisting of top-notch, professional industry musicians who have had amazing careers in their own right. The band members are all multi-instrumentalists and at times use 3 keyboards to recreate the incredibly complex arrangements created by Richard Carpenter. The attention to detail paired with saxophone, trumpet, flute and many more instruments complete every song to perfection! This show does not use tracks or pick up musicians like other shows. This is an 8 piece band that travels and performs all shows together.  Additionally, they have a multi-media slideshow. Who can forget the incomparable music of the Carpenters? The popular brother/sister duo of the 70’s and early 80’s gave us some of the most unforgettable ballads and melodic pop songs of all time. This Carpenters Tribute Band brings the most authentic versions of the Carpenters music to the stage. No doubt, you will be singing along as they perform hits like; “Close To You”, “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Rainy Days And Mondays”, “Please Mr. Postman” and “Yesterday Once More”, to name a few. Debbie captures the warm tones and contralto range that made Karen’s voice so unique. Sit back and enjoy as Debbie and her band take you on a nostalgic journey through the Carpenters greatest hits while sharing some of the backstories behind the music. ...
Saturday, Dec 17
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
January 2023

Jazz Is Dead – The Music of Grateful Dead

Jazz is Dead – The acclaimed All-Star instrumental ensemble, famous for interpretations of classic Grateful Dead songs with jazz influences, returns in 2023 to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Co-founder Alphonso Johnson will be joined by Steve Kimock, Pete Lavezzoli & Bobby Lee Rodgers, performing Grateful Dead’s ‘Wake of The Flood’ marking it’s 50th Anniversary, in addition to other beloved selections. Jazz Is Dead XXV ‘reunites’ two greats! Steve Kimock & Alphonso Johnson, who together in heavyweight post-Garcia Grateful Dead offshoot The Other Ones together with Bob Weir, commanded the instrumental prowess of that band. ...
Saturday, Jan 21
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
February 2023

One Night In Memphis – Tributes to Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash

There’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on! Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950's rock and roll with “One Night in Memphis” - a high energy concert that takes you back to December 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll -- Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. ...
Sunday, Feb 05
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
March 2023

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour

Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical and even country. Inevitably E.J. says it best himself in sharing. “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day,” he explains. “If it doesn’t have that it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.” ...
Friday, Mar 10
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

TUSK – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Tusk, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, is the #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection including all your favorites like "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop," " Rhiannon," and so many more! The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members' formative years. Fronted by solo artists Kathy Phillips (vocals) and Scott McDonald (guitar, vocals), and supported by veteran musicians Kim Williams (keys, vocals), Randy Artiglere (bass) and Tom Nelson (drums), TUSK takes its audience members on a sweet ride down memory lane.  ...
Thursday, Mar 30
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
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