"Strung Out" plays Chicagoland's most unique classic rock, and they will bring their talent to Joliet Area Historical Museum on Thursday, February 19th in the museum's Caterpillar Auditorium. Get ready to sing, dance and enjoy the experience! Classic rock from the Beatles, Deep Purple, ELO, Chicago and much more.
A series of winter lectures at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site begins January 25th with a look at the natural disasters that shape societies and leave marks in the archaeological record. Presentations in February and March will explore what we know about the religion of the people who built Cahokia Mounds and how their designs were influenced by studying the stars and the moon.
Catfish played a large part in initiating the event, Catfish Days, after Forked Creek spilled over its banks and flooded the cellars of a section of Wilmington called, “Catfish Town”. The annual festival dates back to 1976, and features a carnival, live entertainment, flea market/craft show, 5K race, food & drink, catfish dinners and much more!
Ben Bedford, a Springfield singer and songwriter, will perform a Valentine's Day concert at the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site. On three different albums, Bedford has told stories of people from a Confederate soldier’s wife to author Jack London to Springfield poet Vachel Lindsay. His songs take listeners from a plane in flight to the scene of a tragic crime. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. The "Made for Music" concert series takes advantage of the Dana-Thomas House’s brilliant architecture.
10th Anniversary festivities at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in February include a birthday party for the president, an in-depth look at a key Civil War battle and the first in a series of discussions with the people who created the museum.
The 2015 Motor Tour, Miners, Mobsters and the Mother Road, is traveling north to south this year and will be starting in Berwyn. The tour will also be making stops during the new Blue Carpet Corridor event. This will be the 26th year for the Route 66 Association of Illinois event.
Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out brings what the audience want - a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage.
Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London. An evocative tale of two men - one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women - one, beautiful and trusting - the other, beautiful and trusting only herself.
Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason's sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.