American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in popular music history.
FRIDAY, AUG 2
Burton Cummings is that rare artist who has transcended time, genres and generations with a body of work that continues to resonate with fans both old and new. His voice has been rated among the finest in rock music and his extensive catalogue of songs is the envy of his contemporaries. Burton continues at the top of his game as a performer, singer, songwriter and recording artist second to none.
SATURDAY, AUG 3
Skid Row arrived on the tail end of the late-1980s hair metal craze and quickly became a predominant force in the genre. Their youth, ambition, and knack for writing catchy songs helped attract a worldwide following. The group has maintained a huge fan base and continues to provide incredible, hard rocking performances night after night!
THURSDAY, AUG 08
Chris Isaak has been a Grammy nominated recording artist, songwriter and actor for more than 34 years. His legendary shows with his longtime band Silvertone have entertained audiences for over three decades, and will be no different this time around!
FRIDAY, AUG 9
Charles Ross will stun and amaze you with his fun, energetic and extremely entertaining performance of One-Man Star Wars® Trilogy! Ross Single-handedly plays all the characters with spot-on voice impressions, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots of the three films into one hilarious production!
SUNDAY, AUG 11
The legend in two timeless classics! Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist, Jay Warren, on Arcada’s historic 1926 pipe organ!
TUESDAY, AUG 13
Mr. Mojo Risin’ celebrates the career of the Doors from their first self-titled album, through LA Woman, covering all of the best and amazing music in between. We bring an authentic concert experience representative of the band’s best shows.
THURSDAY, AUG 22
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.
FRIDAY, AUG 23
Jon is best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990. He has appeared in numerous films, including “Big”, “A League of Their Own”, “The Wedding Singer”, “High School High”, “Small Time Crooks”, “Rat Race”, “The Producers”, “Eight Crazy Nights”, “The Benchwarmers”, and “Grown Ups 2”, among many others. He has been one of the best known comedians for the last twenty years and will not fail to have you laughing all night!
SATURDAY, AUG 24
Watching Robben Ford take the stage is equal parts gratifying, awe-inspiring, and challenging—a perfect storm of creativity and emotion that results in some seriously good music. As soon as he plays his first note, you realize that you’re in the presence of a bonafide guitar master. With five Grammy nominations, a three-decade-long solo career, and a resume that includes Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, and George Harrison, his accomplishments reflect the versatility and musicality of someone who has pursued their true calling. During a live performance, Robben is acutely tuned in, feeding off of the energy of the audience, and fully prepared to throw you a curve ball at any moment. In other words, it’s an experience not to be missed.
SATURDAY, AUG 24
If you can’t remember a time when Frankie Avalon wasn’t a part of your life, you aren’t alone. This talented performer can look back on a career that spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures which he feels is due primarily to the loyalty and trust of his audience.
SUNDAY, AUG 25
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.”
TUESDAY, AUG 27
After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts – the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band.
THURSDAY, AUG 29
Big Suit is a collective of nine musicians drawn to the cerebral adventures, infectious rhythms, and pioneering music known to the world as The Talking Heads. An all hits show including “Burning Down The House” and “Take Me To The River”.
FRIDAY, AUG 30
Elvis Presley lives on as one of America’s biggest musical legends. Now, 3 Faces of the King shows you what it would be like if Presley himself returned to the stage to perform a show of all his career highlights.
SATURDAY, AUG 31
The Sweet are a national treasure, British at the core and a rock music phenomena that has taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. They shot to the top of the charts in the 1970s with such hits as Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Love is Like Oxygen, Little Willy, Hellraiser, Teenage Rampage, Blockbuster and Action.
THURSDAY, SEP 5
Eight Time GRAMMY Award winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy is returning to the Arcada Theatre!
FRIDAY, SEP 6
Iconic 70s metal band KIX celebrates the 30th Anniversary of its Platinum release “Blow My Fuse”. They’re joining Quiet Riot, the first heavy metal band to hit #1 on the Billboard Charts with its legendary album “Metal Health” with the million-selling single “Bang Your Head” and of course, a true Rock anthem, “Cum On Feel The Noise”
SATURDAY, SEP 7
DooWop returns to The Arcada! 50s legends The Diamonds return to The Arcada to perform their hits including “Why Do Fools”, “Little Darlin’ “and “The Stroll.” Joining the group that day will be The Crystals, American Bandstand superstars all-girl group with legendary hits including “The He Kissed Me” and “Da Do Ron Ron”!
SUNDAY, SEP 8
Arcada Theatre – 105 E. Main Street – St. Charles IL 60174