Mr. Blotto is a jam band from Chicago, Illinois. They blend hard rock, original rock, southern rock, folk music, and country rock. They formed in 1991, and continue to tour extensively in the midwest area. Along with their six album releases and four DVDs, they have also released four “official bootleg” albums of their live recordings.
FRIDAY, JAN 3
An excellent way to celebrate Jimmy Page’s birthday and pay tribute to one of the greatest to grace the stage! One of The Arcada’s favorite re-occurring bands, KASHMIR incredibly re-creates a true 1970s Led Zeppelin experience with special effects, vintage equipment and costumes, and musically, one of the most fabulous performances you will witness!
SATURDAY, JAN 4
During the late 1960’s, the only entity that displayed the diversity of musical genre’s better than Top 40 radio…was a group appropriately named, THE BAND. Four Canadians and a fella from Arkansas with musical influences, ranging from American Folk to Rock, Country to Classical, Psychedelic to Soul, Oompah to OMG vocal harmonies!
SUNDAY, JAN 5
The Navigator is a 1924 comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film was written by Clyde Bruckman and co-directed by Donald Crisp. Wealthy Rollo Treadway (Buster Keaton) suddenly decides to propose to his neighbor across the street, Betsy O’Brien (Kathryn McGuire), and sends his servant to book passage for a honeymoon sea cruise to Honolulu. TUESDAY, JAN 7
*THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT* It is hard to believe that at 38 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15 — an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in the late Nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own.
FRIDAY, JAN 10
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.
SATURDAY, JAN 11
Joe Tirrito has been performing his tribute for 33 years. In that time he has traveled to Japan, the Bahamas, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Washington DC, and Memphis to showcase his talents. Tim E’s ability to capture the essence of Elvis Presley is uncanny and his love, admiration and respect for the King of Rock & Roll and his music, is clearly evident in every spectacular performance.
SUNDAY, JAN 12
America’s salute to AC/DC 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!
SATURDAY, JAN 18
Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers have been dazzling audiences for more than 60 years. “Broken Lady.” “All the Gold in California,” “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You).” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” “ I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love,” “Statues Without Hearts,” “Love is Just a Game,” and “Night Time Magic.”
SUNDAY, JAN 19
Looking for some good, old-fashioned belly laughs? You don’t get much better than corporate and family comedian extraordinaire, Joe Avati. A second generation Italian born and bred in Australia, Joe has become a firm fixture on the Australian comedy circuit alongside comic greats such as Carl Barron, Judy Lucy and Shane Bourne as the world’s only best-selling bilingual comedian. Joe has been called one of the planet’s hottest comics by the Globe and Mail and has received rave reviews from the Daily Telegraph and The Age, amongst others.
SUNDAY, JAN 19
PROGNOSIS is The All-Star Tribute to Progressive Rock –– the entire genre. PROGNOSIS is performing music of the artists that made the genre famous, including Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Genesis, YES, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, Jethro Tull, and King Crimson, among others. Another “British Invasion” if you will!
FRIDAY, JAN 24
Chuck Negron, Formerly of Three Dog Night, has been captivating audiences for over five decades with his iconic vocals, unique humor and brilliant storytelling. His catalog of hits are timeless and appeal to music fans of all ages. Negron performs upwards of 70 shows a year giving audiences the opportunity to hear his impressive volume of hits plus an exciting repertoire of new songs from his 4 solo CD’s. Mark Farner IS the engine that took the original Grand Funk Railroad, one of rock music’s most successful groups, to the top of the charts, and he is back again at the Arcada!
SATURDAY, JAN 25
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
SUNDAY, JAN 26
Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian join forces with guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force).
FRIDAY, JAN 31
“Mitch Malloy is the lead singer of Great White. He’s an incredible singer, artist, songwriter and engineer,” lead guitarist, Mark Kendall said. “We’re beyond excited to stretch our musical muscles with a fresh, new take on Great White’s catalog of hits.” That arsenal of songs include the Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV four times.
SATURDAY, FEB 1
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.
SUNDAY, FEB 2
Girl Shy is a 1924 romantic comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston. The movie was written by Sam Taylor, Tim Whelan and Ted Wilde and was directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Taylor. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist Jay Warren!
TUESDAY, FEB 4
The sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts) have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band. They kicked off their World Tour on March 27, 2019 and sold out twelve of their first eighteen shows. The show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band.
WEDNESDAY, FEB 5