Arcada Theatre unveils rocking musical lineup

After a grueling 15-month shutdown, the Arcada Theatre announced it will reopen in July.

“We are so excited to be bringing live music back,” Ron Onesti, president and CEO of Onesti Entertainment, stated in a news release. “Throughout our shutdown, I continuously heard about the emptiness people felt without it, and now it’s back. Now it is time to let the healing begin.”

Most of the shows postponed from 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have been rescheduled, and are back on sale at www.oshows.com.

The Arcada Theatre’s grand reopening party will be Friday, July 9, with Leonid & Friends.

“This show is truly incredible,” Onesti said. “It is one of the most exciting tributes to the band Chicago in the world, and loved by the actual band Chicago. They have sold out every time they have played the Arcada Theatre.”

The theater’s opening weekend will include two Leonid & Friends concerts and a Herman’s Hermits show starring Peter Noone.

Onesti said he is busy filling the schedule with rescheduled shows, and will fill in any gaps with local tribute bands, adding that live music will fill the halls, and the celebrations will be grand.

“We have many new things to share with our customers after our monstrous renovations are close to completion,” he said. “New restrooms, HVAC, new restaurants and bars, vintage pinball machines, video gaming – even themed hotel suites. So much to come back to.”

Tickets went on sale this week for the following acts:

Friday, July 16 | 8PM

Journey Recaptured and Bostyx

The ultimate Journey, Styx and Boston Tribute Bands

$19 and $29

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Friday, July 23 | 8:00PM

Echoes of Pompeii - A Tribute to Pink Floyd

$19 and $29

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Friday, July 30 | 8:00PM

Kashmir - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

$19 and $29

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Thursday, Sept. 9 | 7:30PM

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

$39-$79

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Saturday, Sept. 18 | 8:00PM

Tower of Power

$59-$99

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Thursday, Sept. 23 | 7:30PM

Freddy Jones Band

$29-$49

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Friday, Oct. 1 | 8:00PM

The Pettybreakers - Tribute to Tom Petty

$39-$69

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Thursday, Oct. 7 | 7:30PM

Nektar - The Vinyl Sides Live Tour

$39-$59

VIP Package also available

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Thursday, Nov. 4 | 7:30PM

ABBA Mania

$39-$59

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Saturday, Nov. 6 | 8:00PM

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

$59-$89

For the most up-to-date information, visit oshows.com.