October 2021

OPENING NIGHT! Kevin Costner & Modern West

Kevin Costner & Modern West is an Americana and rock band founded by actor Kevin Costner in 2007. Their first album, Untold Truths, was released in 2008. The band’s 2012 album, Famous For Killing Each Other: Music From and Inspired By Hatfields & McCoys, peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Country Album chart. Coinciding with Costner’s star turn as John Dutton in the TV Series “Yellowstone,” the band released Tales from Yellowstone, a collection of songs written from the perspective of his character. The band is on the road with the Tales from Yellowstone 2021 Tour. ...
Sunday, Oct 31
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
November 2021

Paul Anka

Really, one of the most INCREDIBLE shows ever to occur on stage! 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! ...
Monday, Nov 01
7:30 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Orchestra Featuring Former Members of ELO

Not all rock bands are created equal! THE ORCHESTRA Starring Former Members ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA is living proof. THE ORCHESTRA Starring Former Members ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA performs all of the Original ELO greatest hits as certified by the Billboard Top 40 Category in the United States as well as the songs which charted by the New Musical Express and the Record Retailers Music Week charts in the United Kingdom music press, from albums Strange Magic, Do Ya, Don’t Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, Livin’ Thing, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Telephone Line, Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, Mr. Blue Sky and Roll Over Beethoven. Call that sound “the ELO phenomenon” because fans all over the world say they “Can’t Get It Out of Their Head!” ...
Thursday, Nov 04
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. 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. At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits “Deja Voodoo,” “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Shame, Shame, Shame.” His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is…also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as “Blue on Black,” “True Lies” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.” 1999’s Live Onspawned the radio hits “In 2 Deep”, “Shotgun Blues” and “Last Goodbye.” ...
Friday, Nov 05
7:30 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Amy Grant

Amy Grant has built a long, successful career on music that matters. Ever since she burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teenager bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of American culture, the Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make her a household name. She’s earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She’s achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 Adult Contemporary chart as well as scoring numerous hits on the contemporary Christian charts. A longtime and active Nashville resident,Grant is as well known for her philanthropy as her music. She and husband, Vince Gill, are tireless in their efforts to aid worthy causes. ...
Saturday, Nov 06
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Concert for Jimmy Zito – ROCKIN’ THE HOUSE FOR ST. JUDE!

THE 2021 CONCERT FOR JIMMY ZITO - ROCKIN’ THE HOUSE FOR ST. JUDE Featuring THE CHICAGO HITMEN with Nick Psyhogios, John Erst, John Truncali, Mike Miskawitz, Natalie Lande, John Truncali, Doug Sylvester & Phil Feo. Performances By Phil Feo and The Royal Trumpet Works, Stefanie Lemmon Brinegar, Tony Ocean, The Jersey Girls, Vito Zatto, Leah Oduro-Kwarten, Traci Abel & Mike Bruccoleri, Regina Karma, Diva Montell, Jackson Snelling, LuLu, ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS IN ONE NIGHT!! There will be surprises this year with handouts to the audience and we have two very special autographed guitars that will be auctioned! ...
Sunday, Nov 07
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

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 11
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! ...
Friday, Nov 12
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! ...
Saturday, Nov 13
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Uncle Louie Variety Show

"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, Nov 14
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Blue Oyster Cult

Since 1972, Blue Öyster Cult has been traveling the world bringing their unique take on rock music with them.  With relentless touring, Blue Öyster Cult grew their fanbase, and scored their biggest hits with "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "Burnin' For You," both quintessential rock songs that remain popular to this day. Now nearing their fifth decade, Blue Öyster Cult is still "On Tour Forever," playing shows to sold-out crowds in the United States and abroad. Blue Öyster Cult will be on the road, "On Tour Forever," and will soon be bringing their show to a venue near you! ...
Friday, Nov 19
7:30 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

John Waite

As a solo artist and as the lead singer of The Baby’s and Bad English, John Waite was a fixture of album-oriented rock radio stations during the '70s and '80s. John Waite had a talent for power ballads and driving arena rock, occasionally touching on new wave-styled power pop. With more live shows and new music in the offing, John Waite continues to forge his own singularly personal path, celebrating the present and engaged by the promise of the future. The story is far from over for the Lancaster, England-born rock star/balladeer/storyteller who was inspired onto his musical path by blues, soul and country along with a deep connection to the Celtic folk music of his homeland. ...
Saturday, Nov 20
7:30 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Geoff Tate

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. ...
Wednesday, Nov 24
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – 45th Anniversary!

Lets do the 45TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR TOUR again! Join the original 'Brad Majors' - BARRY BOSTWICK - for a screening of the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and audience participation! Plus a memorabilia display, costume contest, and more! ...
Friday, Nov 26
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
December 2021

Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen's career has spanned over 40 years with over twenty albums to his name. Drawing influence from classical composers such as Bach, Paganini, and Vivaldi, Yngwie is responsible for birthing the neo-classical genre to the world of rock. ...
Thursday, Dec 02
7:30 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Atlanta Rhytym Section // Pure Prairie League

They've been part of the Southern Rock scene for nearly 50 years. Their biggest hits include So Into You, Champagne Jam, Imaginary Lover, Homesick, and Spooky. But there’s so much more...With 15 albums of outstanding songwriting and performances, The Atlanta Rhythm Section represents the good things the phrase “classic rock” implies. From their beginnings in Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, Pure Prairie League continues to embellish the rich 44-year history of one of country rock’s pioneering forces. Pure Prairie League continues to lead the way for the new generation of country rockers such as Keith Urban, Nickel Creek, Wilco and so many others that cite PPL as a major influence. As crisp and clean as spring water and as comfortable as a well-worn cowboy shirt, Pure Prairie League still brings it all back home. ...
Friday, Dec 03
7:30 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Luminare Rock Christmas Concert

Experience a Christmas Concert Event that will take you on a powerful visual and musical journey. Re-imaginings of Christmas Classics as well as brand new music will arouse your senses and emotions, leaving you feeling the joy and majesty of the most wonderful time of the year!  John Blasucci, founder and creator of LUMINARE, announced that the group will be ringing in the holiday season with their tour, “THAT STAR”.  Blasucci says, “Music fans can expect a high energy concert filled with beautiful visuals and a fun, evocative story of the season.”  Experience the music that is destined to become a hallmark of the holidays and a tradition for the entire family! LUMINARE Christmas, live in concert in 2021! ...
Saturday, Dec 04
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Ho Ho Hoey with Gary Hoey

With a collection of 21 albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.  In 1995, Gary started a trilogy of “Ho!Ho! Hoey,” a collection of instrumental Christmas classics that continues each year in his Rockin Holiday shows.  Gary Hoey is a fiery, charismatic player who connects with the crowd. ...
Thursday, Dec 09
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

The Ultimate Queen Experience featuring Marc Martel

It’s simple: Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May handpicked singer Marc Martel to take on the lead vocals for their Queen tribute tour. If that isn't a personal endorsement for this amazing artist, then we're not sure what is. His audition video of  "Somebody to Love"  garnered 13 million views on YouTube. Marc not only sounds dead-on like Freddie Mercury, but he embodies the heart-and-soul Freddie poured into every song that he performed. The Ultimate Queen Celebration is an evening you'll be talking about long after the lights go down. It's dozens of songs that Queen made famous including Radio Gaga, Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and more. ...
Friday, Dec 10
7:00 PM
Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main St., St. Charles IL 60174

Trans Infinity Orchestra…The Trans Siberian Holiday Show salute Starring INFINITY

Christmas music, Classical music, and Rock music all in one great, family-friendly show! INFINITY has NO limits or boundaries. They have a following that makes them one of the top most successful cover bands in the nation. INFINITY continues to break attendance records wherever they perform. They light up the stage with their unique vocals and instrumentals of hits from Boston, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Queen, REO Speedwagon and of course their signature group...Journey. INFINITY covers everything from Classic to Current! ...
Sunday, Dec 12
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

BoDeans – New Year’s Eve Party

Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, The BoDeans continue to tour year round and continue to deliver amazing, high-energy performances. Chart topping songs like “Fadeaway”, “Only Love”, and “Dreams” won them Rolling Stone‘s readers poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and they were part of a small contingent of bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative Album Rock. Their reputation for delivering a dynamic live show garnered support slots with U2/"Joshua Tree" Tour, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie, and appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, and ACL, among others. They’ve been featured on SNL, Letterman, Today, Imus, CNN, ESPN, and many more. In the nearly 30 years that followed, the band released several albums which embody multiple more songs played heavily at radio, in TV shows, and movies, and defined a sound that a generation embraced–songs like “Good Things”, “You Don’t Get Much”, “Idaho”, “If It Makes You”, “Closer to Free”, “Stay”, “American”, and “All the World”, which was recently featured on CMT. ...
Friday, Dec 31
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
January 2022

The Gilmour Project – Pink Floyd Tribute

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 Prairie Prince (co founder of The Tubes, & drums with Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh), Kasim Sulton (bass & vocals with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Meatloaf & Blue Oyster Cult), 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 initial installment of The Gilmour Project. ...
Friday, Jan 14
8:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Jim Belushi - Board of Comedy

"We are not stand-up comedians. Our show is not a passive, sit-back-and-watch experience. Most of the fun we have on stage comes from our inclusion of the audience – we get suggestions from them to begin each scene we perform, and in certain instances, bring them on-stage with us to add to our performance. It's less a ‘show’ and more a party. At least it feels like one to me. This group of actors brings me right back to how I started out in comedy – maybe that's why we have so much fun doing it." – Jim Belushi With more than thirty years of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, JIM BELUSHI is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy. and. Accompanying Belushi are Megan Grano, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad Morris, and Joshua Funk*, all of whom are classically trained professional improvisers who tour regularly nationwide. *Supporting cast may be subject to availability ...
Saturday, Jan 15
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Richrath

Michael Jahnz started the REO connection when he became lead vocalist and front man for the legendary Gary Richrath, former lead guitarist and song writer for REO Speedwagon. They toured together for over a decade as the Gary Richrath Band playing the songs Gary had written for REO Speedwagon as well as original Richrath tunes and songs Michael had written with Gary. Michael and his band Richrath Project 3:13 continue to honor the memory of the late Gary Richrath at every show and are now excited to announce the worldwide release of their brand new album, "L.A. Is Mine"!  ...
Friday, Jan 21
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
February 2022

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. ...
Thursday, Feb 10
7:30 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Village People

Village People is one of the most iconic music groups in the world. Their music has become part of the international songbook. The group’s hits are featured in dozens of major motionpictures, on Broadway, in commercials and in “Village People Party” slot machines. Of course, Y.M.C.A (along with its dance) is played at almost every party, wedding, bar mitzvah, and sporting event in the universe. Current Village People members include:  Victor Willis (Cop/Admiral), Angel Morales (Native American), James Kwong (Construction Worker), Chad Freeman (Cowboy), James Lee (G.I.), and James J.J. Lippold (Leatherman). Don't miss your favorites!  "YMCA", Macho Man", "In the Navy", and more! ...
Saturday, Feb 19
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
March 2022

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 11
8:00 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. ...
Sunday, Mar 20
5:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
April 2022

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. ...
Friday, Apr 01
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

ProgJect – The Ultimate Prog Rock Experience

With a two-plus hour set that includes Prog classics and epics such as, "Squonk", "Cinema Show", "Firth of Fifth', "Karn Evil 9 - 1st Impression Pt. I & II", "Siberian Khatru", "Roundabout", "Heart of the Sunrise", "21st Century Schizoid Man", "Lark's Tongues In Aspic", "Xanadu", "La Villa Strangiato", "Have A Cigar", "Wish You Were Here", "Solsbury Hill", "Living In The Past" and more... ProgJect is going to drop your jaw and blow your mind. ...
Friday, Apr 08
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL

Lonestar

Not every musician has the opportunity to revisit and even potentially improve upon their biggest hits. But on the forthcoming TEN to 1 record, the award-winning band Lonestar—Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitarist, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Drew Womack (lead vocals, guitar)—are taking a fresh look at all 10 of their chart-topping country songs. As Lonestar looks toward a big career milestone—the band is celebrating 30 years in 2022—and the release of TEN to 1, they are full of gratitude for what they've accomplished already, and excited about what the future holds. ...
Friday, Apr 22
7:00 PM
Des Plaines Theatre
Des Plaines, IL
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