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LEWIS BLACK visits the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

LEWIS BLACK, GRAMMY Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently, a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

LEWIS BLACK came into national prominence with his appearances on THE DAILY SHOW in 1996. Those appearances on THE DAILY SHOW led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 GRAMMY Award-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second GRAMMY Award for his album Stark Raving Black and has published three bestselling books: Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010).

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3 DOORS DOWN ACOUSTIC visits the Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

3 Doors Down plans to stage the “Back Porch Jam” Tour, an acoustic interpretation of the band’s hits, fan favorites and deep album cuts. All ticket purchasers will receive a limited-edition digital EP featuring acoustic performances of “Kryptonite,” “It’s Not My Time,” and “I Don’t Want To Know.” The VIP pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, October 24 via with a general on-sale to follow on Friday, October 27.

Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 20 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting including “Songwriter of the Year.”

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Busey Bank will be sponsoring Rialto Square Theatre’s 2017 Home for the Holidays tree. The tree will be lit November 20, during the Celebrate the Season Social Event. Home for the Holidays features many events including concerts, movies and more.

“Busey Bank is honored to be part of this month-long holiday celebration that many Joliet area residents enjoy each year. With more than 150-years of community banking experience, Busey is excited to support the Rialto Square Theatre’s storied history and traditions” said Steve Randich of Busey Bank.

“The tree lighting has been a longstanding tradition in the Rialto Square Theatre’s Holiday program. This year, on November 20, we’re excited to have the official lighting of our 18’ holiday tree, sponsored by Busey Bank, signaling the beginning of the Holiday Season as well as a great future for Busey Bank, a more than 150-year old community banking institution, in our community,” said Val Devine Executive Director, Rialto Square Theatre.

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First Community Financial Bank, soon to be Busey Bank, is headquartered in Joliet, Illinois. Together with Busey, they have more than 60 locations across Illinois, Indianapolis, Missouri and Florida, including nine locations serving northern Illinois—Joliet, Plainfield, Homer Glen, Channahon, Naperville, Burr Ridge, Mazon, Braidwood, and Diamond.



DENNIS MILLER visits the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

Maybe you’ve seen him on “The O’Reilly Factor”. Perhaps you remember him from his days as anchor of the “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live.”

He was a regular contributor for “The O’Reilly Factor” on the FOX News Channel, Dennis Miller is also an award-winning comedian, talk-show host, sports commentator, actor, author, and television personality. After captivating audiences on “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 to 1991, he went on to earn five Emmy and three Writers Guild of America awards for his critically acclaimed talk show, “Dennis Miller Live.” Miller is also the author of the New York Times best sellers The Rants; Ranting Again; I Rant, Therefore I Am; and The Rant Zone.

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REO SPEEDWAGON visits the Rialto Square Theatre with a performance you do not want to miss on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm, presented by VenuWorks and NiteLite Promotions.

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band for whom the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. Formed loosely in the late ‘60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band.

Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out”, “Keep On Loving You,” “Take it On The Run,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Time For Me To Fly,” and “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” followed. REO rode the top of the charts with 1980’s explosive Hi Infidelity, which sold a RIAA-certified 22 million albums in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles.

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First Midwest Bank will be sponsoring three events for the Rialto Square Theatre’s 2017 Home for the Holidays. This season long holiday event starting November 13 and continuing through December 16 encompasses many activities including concerts, movies and social events. Generations of Joliet area residents have included the Rialto Square Theatre in their holiday plans.

First Midwest Bank’s sponsorship includes the following events – the Nutcracker, on Wednesday November 26: Cirque Holidaze, on Wednesday December 13, and Colors of Christmas, on Friday, December 15.

First Midwest Bank has been a friend of the Rialto Square Theatre for many years. By contributing to the success of the Rialto, we’re helping to fulfill our corporate mission of helping our clients achieve success. Home for the Holidays will allow the holiday traditions of many Joliet and Will County residents to continue and will make this holiday season extra special,” said Jim Roolf of First Midwest Bank.

“We’re excited to have First Midwest Bank sponsor three of our events during our ‘Home for the Holidays…at the Rialto’ program. The three events promise to be really great family entertainment, First Midwest’s commitment to the greater Joliet area community is exemplary,” said Jack Ericksen, Marketing & Development Director Rialto Square Theatre.