VenuWorks Presents Josh Turner with Special Guest Mo Pitney

Josh Turner First-Ever Christmas Tour, Holiday & The Hits

JOSH TURNER Holiday & The Hits TOUR

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In support of the release of his first-ever Christmas album, King Size Manger, multi-platinum-selling recording artist Josh Turner’s Saturday, November 20th performance at the Rialto Square Theatre will be part of his 2021 Holiday & The Hits tour. As part of the tour, Turner’s new album will come to life alongside his most notable hits.

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Rialto Square Theatre Announces Home for the Holidays 2021

Rialto Square Theatre Announces Home for the Holidays 2021

Home for the Holidays 2021

Rialto Square Theatre and VenuWorks announced today the annual holiday series at the Rialto Square Theatre, Home for the Holidays, generously sponsored by ComEd. The 18-foot Christmas Tree is sponsored by Hollywood Casino. This lineup of family-friendly shows includes classics titles, holiday favorites, well-known artists, and soon-to-be new holiday favorites. 

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Josh Turner

Josh Turner Christmas Show

Saturday, November 20 | 7:30 pm
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A Very Rialto Christmas Making Merry Music

A Very Rialto Christmas Making Merry Music!

Monday, November 22
Marquee Lighting | 6:00 pm
Concert | 7 pm
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Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Tuesday, November 23 | 6:30 pm
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Teddy Bear Tea at the Rialto Square Theatre

Teddy Bear Tea

Friday, November 26 | 9:30 am
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Friday, November 26 | 12:00 pm
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Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker

Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s production of
The Nutcracker

Sunday, November 28 | 2:00 pm
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Merry Little Soiree featuring music from Nova Soul

Merry Little Soiree Featuring the Nova Soul Quartet

Wednesday, December 1 | 6:00 pm
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Wednesday, December 15 | 6:00 pm
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Big Bad VooDoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

Thursday, December 2 | 7:30 pm
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Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular brings the joy and excitement of the holiday season to your theater like never before.

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

Sunday, December 5 | 7:30 pm
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Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Friday, December 10 | 8:00 pm
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Santa’s Secret Workshop

Santa’s Secret Workshop

Sunday, December 12 | 1:00 pm
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American Legion Band Concert

American Legion Band Concert

Sunday, December 19 | 2:00 pm
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The Polar Express

The Polar Express Movie

Saturday, December 18 | 2:00 pm
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It's a Wonderful Life Movie

It’s a Wonderful Life

Sunday, December 12 | 7:00 pm
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Miracle on 34th Street Movie

Miracle on 34th Street

Wednesday, December 22 | 1:00 pm
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MY NAME IS NOT MOM at the Rialto Square Theatre

“My Name Is Not Mom” at The Rialto Square Theatre

My Name is Not Mom

Celebrated Internet Sensations Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masony And Dena Blizzard Bring Hilarious New Show “My Name Is Not Mom” To The Rialto Square Theatre On December 9, 2021

Comedians, moms, and celebrated internet stars Tiffany Jenkins (“Juggling the Jenkins”), Meredith Masony (“That’s Inappropriate”) and Dena Blizzard (“One Funny Mother”) join together for the first time to bring fans a night of laughs in the live comedy event “My Name Is NOT Mom,” Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rialto Square Theatre.

“My Name Is NOT Mom” is a hilarious journey through motherhood where fans can lighten up and let loose with the ladies who got them through the pandemic. Boasting a combined social following of over 12 million and after helping scores of moms get through quarantine, the comedic trio will share their take on mothering through the sleepless nights of the toddler years, the trials of middle school madness, and an occasional temptation to physically attack their high schoolers. The unique live event will feature stand-up, stories, and videos from the online community and audience interaction to create an up-close and personal experience that will leave fans laughing the night away.

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Gary LeVox Live at Rialto Square Theatre

VenuWorks and NiteLite are thrilled to announce Gary LeVox will bring his One on One Live! Tour to the Rialto Square Theatre

VenuWorks and NiteLite are thrilled to announce Gary LeVox will bring his One on One Live! Tour to the Rialto Square Theatre on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

After 20 years as front man to one of the most influential groups in Country history, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox is embarking on a solo chapter that combines two of his biggest passions – music and faith.

With his debut Christian single “The Distance”, the Ohio native unveils the empowering first taste of that mission, delivering an epic expression of the power of belief that’s tailor made for the COVID-19 era. Grounded in the Flatts legacy, but clearly existing on a different sonic plane, the track features an exhilarating mix of LeVox’s stratospheric vocals and high-energy instrumentation, encouraging fans to never give up – and it’s a message he knows by heart. “The Distance” is one of five songs on LeVox’s debut solo collection ONE ON ONE, which includes multiple compelling collaborations as LeVox leans on his “congregation” to explore his new purpose.

GRAMMY-winning Jonathan McReynolds offers a testimony of gratitude for “Never Forget,” and LeVox’s daughter Brittany joins the family business on “While I Wait.” Then, with the reflective “All I See,” country-rap firebrand BRELAND helps the superstar keep his eyes on the ultimate prize and LeVox and MercyMe mix California pop and sunny spirituality on “A Little Love.” LeVox also recently released “We Got Fight,” featured as the coveted end credit in Netflix’s new film The Ice Road, out June 25.

Along with bandmates Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, LeVox founded Rascal Flatts in 2000, and they went on to enjoy one of the most successful careers in modern country music. Infusing the genre’s traditional sound with massive pop hooks, rock showmanship and faithful positivity, they scored 17 No. 1 singles and sold over 23 million albums, while also selling more than 11 million concert tickets and earning 40+ awards-show trophies – making them the most awarded country group of the last decade. The group celebrated its farewell with TWENTY YEARS OF RASCAL FLATTS: THE GREATEST HITS in 2020 as well as a sentimental radio hit together with the reflective “How They Remember You.” LeVox will continue to pursue a career as a solo artist.

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Buddy Guy Live at the Rialto Square Theatre

NiteLite and VenuWorks announce BUDDY GUY will grace the stage of the Rialto Square Theatre

NiteLite and VenuWorks announce BUDDY GUY will grace the stage of the Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm. Opening for Guy is Ronnie Baker Brooks.

The title of Buddy Guy’s latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist’s eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015’s Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike.

“I got children and grandchildren who didn’t know who I was, but nowadays we can play outdoor concerts and see kids that are eight, nine, twelve years old coming to me and saying, ‘I didn’t know who you was, but I read what Eric Clapton said about you,'” Guy explains when discussing his mindset around the new record. “I’m always trying to make an album that someone accidentally plays where some kid hears it, picks up a guitar, and helps keep the blues alive.

And it only takes one listen to The Blues Is Alive and Well to realize that Guy’s mission has been more than accomplished here. The record is arriving on the heels of a spate of high visibility for the 83-year-old performer: at the 2016 Grammys, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar, and that same year he hit the road for a U.S. tour opening for Jeff Beck. In addition to bringing the house down for a recent sold-out performance commemorating the closing of New York City’s B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill, he recently appeared on David Letterman’s Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. A truly restless and energetic performer, The Blues Is Alive and Well is the latest triumph in an already-legendary career.

And even as Guy pushes forward with his astounding career, he’s careful not to forget his late contemporaries who inspired him along the way.

“I went to sleep yesterday and woke up and all the great blues players are no longer with us. Muddy, Wolf, B.B.—they’re all gone. Before they passed away, when they were in their prime, we used to have a drink and a laugh and talk about how when one of us is gone, the others have to keep it going. I’m trying to do something to keep this music that I love so well alive.”

And with The Blues Is Alive and Well, it’s clear that the music—and Guy himself—isn’t going away anytime soon.

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Melissa Etheridge Live at Rialto Square Theatre

VenuWorks Presents is thrilled to announce Melissa Etheridge live at the Rialto Square Theatre

VenuWorks Presents is thrilled to announce Melissa Etheridge will bring her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals to the Rialto Square Theatre on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy  in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy  Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy  Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed “inconvenient truths” to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy  telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease.
On October 7, 2016 Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. She followed that up with the release of The Medicine Show in April, 2019. For The Medicine Show, Melissa reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks and sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing.
In June, Etheridge launched her own live streaming subscription and single ticket concert platform, Etheridge TV. Etheridge plays five unique shows Tuesday-Saturday at 3:00 p.m. PT and performed over 200 live streams in 2020.

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