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10th Annual Moonlight Serenade
The Highland College Big Band and the Freeport Jazz Ensemble perform an evening of fabulous "big band" tunes, jazz music, and dance selections. Music fans and dancers of all ages will enjoy this entertaining event, filled with great music, dancing, food and fun.
12th Annual Wabash Valley Wine and Art Festival
Festival goers will be able to sample wines from approximately a dozen wineries as they stroll among the various artists booths. There will be artwork on display and for sale, live entertainment and food booths. Sat 11:30-6:30 & Sun Noon-5pm.
2014 Boneyard Arts Festival
Discover the flourishing creative community of Champaign County during the Annual Boneyard Arts Festival, present by 40 North | 88 West, Champaign County’s art council. More than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard is a unique countywide celebration that takes place in over 100 venues and features the work of local sculptors, weavers, painters and photographers, as well as musicians, actors, dancers and other performers.
20th Annual Jasper County Strawberryfest
This two day festival celebrates strawberries in Jasper County. Free family entertainment, music, games, food and crafts provide fun for everyone on the square in Newton!
28th Annual Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival
The Midwest's largest music event for Bluegrass - an original American art form. Features award-winning artists from across the nation. Acoustic instrument workshops, (youth/adult) guitar show, music-related vendors, jamming open stage.
34th Annual Trustee Benefit Concert at Dominican University
Matthew Morrison is this year's very special guest artist for the 34th Annual Trustee Benefit concert, on March 8th at 5p.m. He's best known for his performances on Briadway, and on the hit television show Glee.
CITY: River Forest
3rd Annual Jazz Patio and Wine Festival
Come out for the Jazz Patio's one-day jazz event. Drum virtuoso and long time Smashing Pumpkin, Jimmy Chamberlin, joins forces with platinum selling saxophone powerhouse, Frank Catalano to headline the festival. Also enjoy performances from local & regional jazz performers. Face painting and balloon art for kids too! Visit the Deer Park Town Center on Facebook and be the first to know the music line-up.
CITY: Deer Park
48th Annual Virginia Bar-B-Que
Join the celebration of summer with activities for all on the downtown courthouse lawn. Opening ceremonies begin on Friday evening and events continue through Sunday's final Nashville Country act on the stage. Also enjoy Bar-B-Que lunch and dinner, flea market, carnival rides, continuous entertainment, awards, Queen contest, Karaoke contest. A fund raiser for community needs and projects.
53rd Annual International Carillon Festival
Longest running carillon festival in the world! Carillonneurs from several countries will perform on this world class instrument. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the beautiful music of the bells at this family event.
71st Annual National Sweetcorn Festival
Diligence, family, and a whole lot of corn! Each and every Labor Day weekend, for the past 70 years, the Hoopeston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) hosts the National Sweetcorn Festival. Classic American festival events include a midway full of carnival rides, games, and stands of delicious fried goodness, smashing cars at the demo derby, and a grand parade featuring marching bands, pageant queens, and plenty of candy. Being the National Sweetcorn Capital of the World, Hoopeston has to have their own unique twists to the festival. An antique steam engine cooks more than 50 tons hot buttered sweetcorn and is served up to approximately 20,000 visitors over the course of the weekend free of charge! With a line that wraps around the park, it is clear that Hoopeston really does sweetcorn the right way, the best way.
86th Annual Lake County Fair
Come out and enjoy 5 days of fun at the 86th Annual Lake County Fair. Events at the fair include live entertainment, food vendors, carnival rides and games, live animals, motor crossing, banana derby, demolition derby, flower show, expo hall and so much more. Please visit the website for updated information.
8th Annual Galena Oktoberfest
Annual German celebration featuring live music, kids games, wiener dog races and lots of food and beverage.
A Reel St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Switchback and the Colleens Irish Stepdancers
A family friendly evening featuring Switchback and the Colleens Irish Stepdancers. For over two decades, Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, have entertained crowds with their unique American Roots - Celtic Soul blend of music. Brian and Martin play an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass.
Alain Lefèvre at Ravinia
Possessing “a touch and technical virtuosity at the same time fluid, nuanced and vigorous” (Les Dépèches), Canadian pianist Alain Lefèvre makes his Ravinia debut on a program including Ravel’s virtuosic solo version of La valse. Showing the breadth of that ability, he will also perform Chopin’s complete set of preludes and Bach’s rhapsodic Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, in addition to sonatas by Haydn and Rachmaninoff.
CITY: Highland Park
This facility is home field to DePaul basketball, Chicago Wolves hockey and the Chicago Rush arena football. With a wide variety of events each year, the Allstate Arena is a place where everyone can enjoy quality family shows, riveting sports and mesmerizing musical performances.
Alton Riverfront Amphitheater
The 4,000 seat Alton Riverfront Amphitheater hosts a variety of events from community festivals to live concerts throughout the summer months. With the Mighty Mississippi River as a backdrop, bring your blanket and spread out for an evening under the stars. Check out our website for a list of upcoming events.
Amadeus, the renowned tale of Mozart as seen through the eyes of his most envious competitor, composer Antonio Salieri. The play is an interesting representative style of the style and values of the time. Jeff Recommended!
CITY: Oak Park
American Dance Center Ballet
This nationally recognized dance company performs all styles of dance. The troupe's annual spectacular, Holiday Fantasy, was selected as the Best Live Show in Chicago Southland.
CITY: Orland Park
Andy's Jazz Club
A spacious, sophisticated saloon atmosphere, a deliciously varied menu and Chicago's finest Live Jazz! Dining is delightfully casual, served with Live Jazz steps from Michigan Avenue, rub shoulders with celebs and jazz buffs from around the world. Andy's renown is international.
Angels & Kings
This cool rock and roll bar, co-owned by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz (a Chicago native), boasts over-sized celebrity mug shots adorning its walls. Stop in and croon on the karaoke stage with a live band or dance to the DJ-driven music.
Aragon Entertainment Center
Built in 1926, this historic ballroom quickly became Chicago's premier place for world-renowned live entertainment. Its unique architecture, design and ambiance have made it a multiuse facility that often hosts live concerts.
Arie Crown Theatre
McCormick Place's theater located in the Lakeside Center.
Arlington International Racecourse
At Arlington International, we aim to make every day of the season special by combining the excitement of thoroughbred racing, gorgeous grounds and fantastic food to create a winning track experience for our guests! Whether you're looking for a fun and exciting day out with friends and family, a casual and charming afternoon at the races, or a sophisticated and stylish get-together, Arlington International offers an extraordinary experience for everyone! Live racing and entertainment May 3 - September 29, 2013.
CITY: Arlington Heights
Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival
This 3-day outdoor family street festival features 75-80 craft and food vendors, live entertainment all three days, a ceremonial cutting of a 300 pound wheel of cheese, 700 pounds of cheese given away, a 60 foot sub sandwich given away, antique tractor show, kiddie tractor pull, camel rides, stagecoach rides, buggy rides. Also a parade on Monday, and a kid-zone with games, inflatables, pony rides, rock climbing wall, 5K/10K run, car show and much more.
The Athenaeum hosts theatrical and dance performances throughout the year.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
The historic landmark Auditorium Theatre, an architectural masterpiece designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, opened in 1889. The Auditorium, which regularly hosts live performances, is renowned for its amazing acoustics.
Augustana College Cultural Events
A variety of arts events going on at Augustana College.
CITY: Rock Island
B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted
Chicago's oldest blues bar with live blues seven nights a week. A favorite of tourists and locals, you see blues as it's meant to be heard: up close and personal.
Back Room - Chicago
Intimate, upscale atmosphere - Chicago's finest live entertainment venue. The Back Room entertains Chicago with live band music 7 nights a week, two shows a night! They also offer a light food menu, dancing, late night music on the weekends, and top notch service. For over 45 years The Back Room has been the place to go if you are looking for an incredible evening of live music. Guests enter down a long brick alleyway where they are greeted by our host and led into our Showcase Lounge. Our host can accommodate groups of all sizes at our lounge tables or if you’d prefer to be up and dancing you can find a spot at the bar. Every night you can expect the very best in Jazz along with an incredible mix of Motown; R&B; Funk; Adult Contemporary and some down home Chicago Blues! All of your favorite music under one roof, performed live 7 nights a week in an intimate upscale atmosphere that guarantees an unforgettable night. If you’re looking for a fun, lively venue for late night dancing head to the Back Room after 1am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays when the music continues with your favorite Top 40 and hip hop classics! There’s no reason the party has to stop when the bands do!
Beer Barrel Pub
Must be 21
This traditional pub in Downtown Champaign is off the beaten path and likes it that way. A great selection of beers and a crowd of regulars keep this bar hopping. Live music weekly.
Beverly Art Center
Located in Chicago's historic Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood, the Beverly Art Center is a multidisciplinary, cultural center offering classes in art, music, dance, and theater. Offers rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and performing art.
Big Bang at Hidden Lake Winery
Dueling piano's. Meal prepared by Winery Chef.
This friendly bar in the Uptown neighborhood caters to a lesbian and gay clientele. Try Big Chicks’ next-door restaurant, Tweet, for a delish breakfast, lunch or brunch made with organic ingredients.
Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant
Big Shot is an upscale Restaurant & Piano Bar. A cozy place to meet, eat, and drink while listening and interacting with talented musicians. From the warm atmosphere to the variety of enticing menu items, this intimate spot will showcase live talent every night. The extremely friendly restaurant will invite its patrons to participate and sing along with new songs performed by talented professionals. This will definitely be a place to start and end an evening.
CITY: Arlington Heights
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1922 to house the original American Passion Play, the former Scottish Rite Temple is the centerpiece of downtown Bloomington's Cultural District. The Performing Arts Center has a 1,200-seat theater and 1,000-person ballroom.
Blue Chicago is located near Ontario street’s restaurant row. Chicago's best blues artist star in this safe and friendly club. It is popular with blues fans all over the world. The low cover charge is good for admission to both Blue Chicago locations.
Blue Man Group
The Blue Man Group features three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.
BlueLine Night Club
There's great bands and sophisticated atmosphere at the BlueLine Night Club in Downtown Bloomington!
Blues on the Fox
Celebrates the City of Aurora's rich history in blues music, featuring national blues recording artists and regional performers. Fri. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat. 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
BMO Harris Bank Center
Rockford's downtown arena hosts a variety of world-class entertainment, including concerts, circuses, rodeos and family shows. The BMO Harris Bank Center is also home to the Rockford IceHogs, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Boomerang Bar & Grill
This laid back local bar has pool tables, great food and no cover charge except when bands play.
Brandos Speakeasy, the Chicago Loop bar in the historic South Loop, is where everyone wants to be. Once you enter Brando’s Speakeasy, which is a landmark status building, you will be impressed and welcomed with the intimate, warm, feeling you get from the staff as well as the patrons.
Buddy Guy's Legends
Owned by legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy, Legends exemplifies and electrifies the best of Chicago blues, seven nights a week. Here you’ll find an amazing collection of blues memorabilia, a great Cajun menu and maybe even Buddy himself on stage.
Byron Civic Center
Musicals, comedies and mysteries are performed August-May at this civic center located in Byron High School.
Cabaret is Kander and Ebb’s legendary musical about English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, American writer Cliff Bradshaw, and the decadence of 1929 Berlin. With mounting fear and uncertainty outside, your Emcee welcomes you into a world where your troubles are left at the door. This Tony Award-winning musical features a classic score including “Maybe This Time,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Money,” and of course, “Cabaret.” So “come hear the music play” in this musical theatre treasure. Suggested for audiences aged 16 years and up.
Canopy Club is committed to diversity in the entertainment it provides for its diverse patron base. The Canopy Club also strives to foster an environment of activism for positive social and environmental change through hosting various benefits and informational gatherings. In striving to achieve the highest level of entertainment, the Canopy Club prides itself on being able to offer entertainment for all walks of life. Whether you like rock, country, hip hop, jazz, funk, indie or anything in between, the Canopy Club has something to offer you. If you're a fan of live music and entertainment, the Canopy Club is your home in central Illinois! Come see live music at the Canopy!
Carterville High School Performing Arts Theatre
This 750 seat theatre features a full orchestra pit, large stage, air conditioning and convenient and ample parking for audience members. From a performance standpoint, the auditorium also features a large backstage dressing area and wondrous acoustics.
Cat Power and Rufus Wainwright at Ravinia
Come out for a great night of opera with Cat Power and Rufus Wainwright at the beautiful Ravinia Festival. Bring the friends, a picnic and enjoy this great evening under the stars. Tickets are $50-$70 for reserved and $27 for lawn seats in advance and $32 the day of the concerts.
CITY: Highland Park
On January 25, 2003, the Marriott Theatre presented a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS directed and choreographed by Marc Robin. It quickly became the best-selling show in our long history. Cats, based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, with its legendary score, provides the setting for spectacular and breathtaking dance. Our intimate surroundings bring you closer than ever to “The Jellicle Ball” with trouble-makers Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, the magical Mr. Mistoffelees and the suave Rum Tum Tugger. Let the “Memory” live again!
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts & Mitchell Museum
Exhibitions, a children's gallery, a permanent collection and special events. Grounds include 85 acres sculpture park, nature trails and bird sanctuary. Hosts annual Cedarhurst Craft Fair.
CITY: Mount Vernon
Center on Halsted
Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to building and strengthening the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Center on Halsted's Community and Cultural team creates and hosts a wide array of fun, interactive and engaging programs enjoyed by members of the entire community. Events range from volleyball games in our gymnasium to dance recitals in our theatre. We host regular receptions showcasing local LGBTQ artists and special events for LGBTQ families and friends.
Centre East presents a variety of comedy, dance, music and family-oriented performances.
Chamabana Moms Children's Concert Sunday
Held at Allerton Music Barn at Allerton Park & Retreat Center, and featuring interactive exhibits from Orpheum Children’s Museum and others, join us for a fun and kid friendly concert. Serving Food and Drink. Ticket reservations required.
Chanticleer 'She Said/He Said' at Ravinia
The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) returns to Ravinia with a program displaying its characteristic mix of music spanning 10 centuries, from Gregorian chant to Romantic art song to new, commissioned works and contemporary music arrangements. “She Said/He Said” explores music and texts depicting the feminine ideal in ancient times and forward to the harmony and tension between the sexes as set by later composers. Tickets for reserved seats are $40-$60 and lawn seats are $10.
CITY: Highland Park
Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, among several other honors. Her other ventures have included fashion designing, writing books and managing the film production company Isis. Recognized as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, she has sold more than 100 million solo albums and over 40 million records as Sonny & Cher worldwide. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades.
Chi-Town Jazz Festival
Join us for Chi-Town Jazz Festival with Mosaik, Garrison/Paliga Octet and Tammy McCann and the Reunion Orchestra. Proceeds to benefit hunger relief. Mosaik is a modern jazz ensemble led by saxophonist Andy Schliner. Jazz artists Mitch Paliga and Kirk Garrison will feature Paliga's music as arranged by Garrison. Chicago Jazz Vocalist, Tammy McCann, is an internationally experienced vocalist whose powerful, soulful, and versatile voice knows how to get the most out of songs from the great American Songbook.
Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
More than 150 singers make up this chorus that presents choral, cabaret and musical theater all rolled into one. The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus performs at various venues and special events throughout the city.
Chicago Music Tour
Chicago Music Tour, Inc. specializes in guided bus tours of Chicago music history, including jazz, rock, blues, classical & soul. Tours feature a soundtrack of songs for each sight or stop. Open since 2011, the tours have received widespread acclaim. Tours include the Chicago Bound Blues Tour, Chicago Rocks 1980-2005, The Chicago Music Tour, Raised in Chicago Jazz Tour, Michigan Avenue Serenade Soul Tour, & Chicago Rock Stars tour. Tours run on weekends, but are available for private events.
Chicago Opera Theater
This opera company specializes in a unique repertoire that focuses on works from the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries, performed beautifully in a small venue.
Chicago Singer Spotlight
Chicago Singer Spotlight is a showcase open to anyone: male or female, from the seasoned professional to the aspiring beginner. And the diversity doesn't end there. A typical show encompasses music genres of all types including: jazz, rock, country, musical theater and original material. Each show consists of four vocalists performing a four-song set with a professional house band. This show features Goza Parks, Katika Neal, Derrick Mitchell and Marycate Hines.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performs at the grand Symphony Center on Michigan Avenue in the Loop. The CSO is led by Music Director Riccardo Muti, and often collaborates with some of the biggest names in classical music. In the summer, the CSO takes up residence at the outdoor Ravinia Festival in north suburban Highland Park. Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg as photographer for CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Citadel Theatre is dedicated to producing inspiring theatre by bringing together gifted professionals from all the theatrical disciplines to create exciting, compelling work of the highest caliber.
CITY: Lake Forest
Civic Opera House
The world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago performs in one of North America's most beautiful opera houses, the Civic Opera House. The decorative character of the entire building is a hybrid of Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Comedy-tragedy masks and cornucopia of instruments abound as playful ornaments around entrances, inspired by the Paris Opera House designed by Jean-Louis-Charles Garnier. The famous painted fire curtain (depicting the parade scene from Aida) and the interior decoration details of the Civic Opera House were created by American artist Jules Guerin in a palette of salmon pinks, roses, olives, golds and bronzes.
College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center
The McAninch Arts Center is home to five resident professional ensembles: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, DuPage Opera Theatre, Arts Center Jazz Ensemble, New Classic Singers and New Philharmonic.
CITY: Glen Ellyn
Concert by Musicians from the Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
Musicians from Ravinia's Stearns Music Institute, lead by violinist Miriam Fried, will kick off its 2014 tour with a performance on its home stage in Highland Park. The program will feature Haydn's Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Schubert's String Quartet No. 15 in G Major and David Ludwig's Aria Fantasy for Piano Quartet. Tickets are $10 or buy a complete package with reserved seating, dinner, catered by City Park Grill served at the same building and adjacent parking for only $40.
CITY: Highland Park
Concert Dance, Inc. at Ravinia
Chicago’s most inventive performers return once again for two nights to help open Ravinia’s 2014 season, as part of the Ruth Page Festival of Dance. Ravinia regularly commissions new works from Concert Dance Inc. and its award-winning choreographer and artistic director, Venetia Stifler, which are premiered and given repeat performances during the company’s annual sellout appearances. Tickets only $10.
CITY: Highland Park
Join Corvette enthusiasts at one of the largest car shows in the nation! Over 13,000 Corvettes are expected to be on display at this event hosted by Mid America Motorworks. Activities include a live Corvette auction, burn-out competitions, technical seminars, live musical entertainment, celebrity autographs and much more!
Country Night in Berwyn with Blue Lorraine, Crazee Heart
Blue Lorraine: If you love to sing country music and you are lucky enough to know the best country musicians for miles and miles...it's about time you do something about it. You might have heard them play as members of the Hoyle brothers and other well known outfits and you may have heard Linda sing a few country tunes here and there. Crazee Heart: John Ballentyne and Gus Noble formed Crazee Heart because they wanted to play their music, their way. They recruited drummer Leslie Walle-Santos and Chicago guitar master Jay Whitehouse. Together they set about building a show that blends John's songwriting craft with a collection of classic and modern covers. Its kind of Americana meets Honky-Tonk and it always ends up rockin'.
Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is the city's leading presenter of contemporary dance, showcasing artists of regional, national and international acclaim.
Danville Symphony Orchestra Presents "Americana"
You won't believe your ears when you join the Danville Symphony Orchestra and harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio for an evening of great orchestral music from American film and Broadway. Gershwin's "Symphonic Suite" from Porgy & Bess and Kurt Weill's "Symphonic Nocture from Lady in the Dark" round out the program with music of Stephen Foster and famed Beatles producer George Martin's "Three American Sketches for Harmonica and Strings."
Danville Symphony Orchestra Presents "Two Times the Fun"
Indiana University pianists Charles Webb and Steven Mann join narrator Joseph Mervis for a wonderful evening of spirited elegance in a performance of Mozart's "Piano Concerto in Eb" for two pianos as well as Saint Saens' classic zoological journey, "Carnival of the Animals." Smetena's beautiful portrait of the River Moldau compliment this evening of classics performed by the musicians of the Danville Symphony Orchestra.
Daryl Hall and John Oates at Ravinia
Don't miss this exciting show with Daryl Hall and John Oates at the beautiful Ravinia Festival. Bring the friends, a picnic and have a great night out under the stars. Tickets are $75-$90 for reserved seats and $38 for lawn seats in advance and $43 the day of the concert.
CITY: Highland Park
Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns at Ravinia
Teaming up with three of his most talented and trusted colleagues – Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair, Dave Koz revisits the music that made him want to pick up the saxophone in the first place, like classic tracks from Tower of Power and other brassy juggernauts that ruled the airwaves from the late 1960s through the ‘70s – bands like Sly & the Family Stone, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears. Reserved seat tickets $40-$55 and lawn seats are $22 in advance or $27 the day of the show.
CITY: Highland Park
Decatur Civic Center
The Decatur Civic Center hosts trade shows, concerts, expos and more.
The Allstate Arena is excited to welcome Demi Lovato on March 14th! Platinum-selling music artist and The X Factor judge Demi Lovato will hit the road for The Neon Lights Tour in support of her latest Hollywood Records album, "Demi." The Neon Lights Tour will feature lead special guests, Little Mix, performing on their first U.S. tour. The X Factor finalists turned hit-making girl group, Fifth Harmony, will also join their X Factor mentor on all dates throughout the tour. Don’t miss your chance to see Demi Lovato perform live at the Allstate Arena this March!
Denny Diamond And The Family Jewels
A Unique and fun tribute to the music of Neil Diamond and other legendary artists like Johnny Cash, Ricky Nelson, Glen Campbell, Elvis and Buddy Holly.
Diversey River Bowl
Diversey River Bowl features a phenomenal light show, great sound system, video arcade and bowling fun. Open lanes every night.
Dixon St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party
The Rock River Valley Shamrock Club will be holding its annual Parade & Party on Saturday March 15th. Parade line-up starts at 1 PM at Dixon High School with a start time of 3pm. Awards will be given for best float, largest clan and others. The party will be held following the parade at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Dixon. 50/50 tickets will be available along with silent auctions and raffles that help fund the local food pantry and the party. Admission to the party is a minimum $5 cash donation or a minimum 3 can donation per person. The best corned beef dinner in town, prepared by the Knights, will be available for purchase as well. Music this year will start at 5:15 and will be by the Irish Band “Reilly” from Milwaukee.
Dorothy Menker Theater
The Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center (FPAC) presents quality cultural programs and popular entertainment in this 600-seat Theater.
CITY: Palos Hills
Find a lot of standing-room shows of predominantly rock bands that play to packed crowds. Play pool, watch the evening's performance on a video screen downstairs, or simply check out the music scene with beer in hand.
Drink is the perfect place to join your friends for a few cocktails, have your next event, or dance the night away with Chicaog's hottest DJs.
Earth, Wind & Fire at Ravinia
Don't miss this great night of music at Ravinia with Earth, Wind and Fire. Bring the friends, a picnic and enjoy a beautiful summer night. Tickets are $100-$115 for reserved seating and $38 for lawn seats in advance and $43 the day of the show.
CITY: Highland Park
Edman Memorial Chapel - Wheaton College
This large auditorium, seating more than 2400 people, is the site of campus chapels, concerts, commencements, and various community-related events such as the Artist Series.
EffingHAM Music Fest
The source of the best outdoor concerts in Central Illinois, EffingHAM Music Fest combines big names in entertainment and a friendly Midwest atmosphere, ensuring that all guests have a great time!! Check the website for updates when performers are announced.
Effingham Performance Center
Arts Connection of Central Illinois has been established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to showcase arts and entertainment, to encourage interaction with and appreciation of live performance, to endorse the educational process and to enhance the quality of life and cultural vitality of the region.
The Egyptian Theatre hosts film festivals, special movie screenings, and live entertainment events. This theatre is a 1929, fully restored Egyptian Art Deco movie palace and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Egyptian is also available for rentals, tours, weddings, graduations, parties and receptions. Capacity: 1,419 Raised stage with dressing room below; balcony and lobby space.
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Named "Orchestra of the Year" an unprecedented three times by Illinois Council of Orchestras, the ESO performs over 60 concerts a year thrilling more than 50,000 patrons, from Chicagoland to Wisconsin and Indiana.
Ellwood Holiday Traditions Weekend
Start your holiday season by taking a guided tour of the decorated Ellwood House mansion. Local businesses, decorators, college groups, and clubs help to present the home in a new, elegant way each year. This is the place to get ideas for your own decorating or view what times were like while the Ellwoods inhabited the opulent home.
Emerson String Quartet at Ravinia
It is believed that Schubert requested to hear Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 on his deathbed, sharing the composer’s assertion that it was his finest work. In a remarkable synchronicity, Schubert’s own Quartet No. 14, containing several death themes, similarly became one of cornerstones of the string quartet repertory. Both works will glow in the hands of the Emerson String Quartet. Tickets are $40-$60 for reserved seats and $10 for lawn seats.
CITY: Highland Park
Known for its live salsa music and dancing, Esteban’s hosts Expression Nite on Thursdays, featuring drag performers. The dinner menu, served Wednesday through Saturday evenings, offers Latin American specialties.
Evanston Symphony Orchestra
The ESO was founded in 1945 by a handful of veteran and amateur musicians who were passionate about making music together. Concerts take place on Saturdays at 2:30 PM.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Located on the campus of Highland Community College - features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theater Program, a community performing arts theater.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
This theater, located on the campus of Highland Community College, features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and instrumental music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theatre program, a community performing arts theater. The Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre is also home to HCC's Royal Scots, Big Band, Concert Band, Chorale and Highland Gallery. A seasonal listing of performances is available by calling the box office or visiting the website.
Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium
The mission of the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series is to celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of Fermilab by actively fostering an appreciation of science and the performing arts in neighboring communities.
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island is an outdoor concert hall in Chicago. It is located on Northerly Island on the grounds of the former Meigs Field general aviation airport. Construction started in 2005. The venue seats 7,500 people and hosts many different musical artists and shows.