YouTube and Netflix Star, Miranda Sings, To Play Rialto Square Theatre on March 22nd

The VenuWorks-managed Rialto Square Theatre and NiteLite Promotions announced today that the talented Miranda Sings will be playing Rialto Square Theatre on March 22nd. Tickets are on sale now!

Colleen Ballinger is a multi-hyphenate actor, comedian, trained vocalist, writer and executive producer. She is best known for portraying her character, ‘Miranda Sings,’ a personality that is the polar opposite of Ms. Ballinger. Colleen has amassed over 30 Million followers across her social media and passed 3.5 billion views on YouTube.

Ballinger can currently be seen as ‘Miranda’ on the Netflix Original series, HATERS BACK OFF, which she created and executive-produced. Her one hour special, “Miranda Sings Live…You’re Welcome” is also available on Netflix. Colleen has appeared in Jerry Seinfeld’s COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON, ANGRY BIRDS 2, and ESCAPE THE NIGHT.

Ballinger is also a New York Times #1 Bestselling Author with two books, SELF-HELP and MY DIARRHE. Colleen’s dream of staring on Broadway came true with her 2019 debut as ‘Dawn’ in the hit musical WAITRESS, and she is performing her new show, “Who Wants My Kid?” across the country.

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UFO To Play Rialto Square Theatre on February 15, Part of Phil Mogg’s Final Touring Appearances

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The VenuWorks-managed Rialto Square Theatre and NiteLite Promotions announced today that classic rock legends, UFO, will make Rialto Square Theatre part of their 50th anniversary tour on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00pm. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 6, at 10:00am.

The 50th anniversary show at Rialto Square Theatre will be bittersweet as it will be also be part of Phil Mogg’s final tour with the English rock band. Mogg confirmed that this year’s 50th anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band.

Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is their only ever-present member, performing on all of the group’s 22 studio albums.

“This decision has been a long time coming, I’ve considered stepping down at the end of UFO’s previous tours in 2016,” Mogg explains. “I don’t want to call this a farewell tour as I hate that word, but this year’s gigs will represent my final tap-dancing appearances with the band. 2019 marks UFO’s 50th anniversary, so the timing feels right. There will be a final tour of the UK and we will also play some shows in selected other cities that the band has a strong connection with. But outside of the UK this won’t be a long tour.”

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Comedian Nate Bargatze To Extend Good Problem To Have Tour Into 2020, Playing Rialto Square Theatre On Jan 23rd

Thursday, January 23 @ 7:00PM

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S.T.A.R. Presale: Wednesday, November 13, @ noon
Tickets On Sale Friday, November 15 @ 10:00 Am

Joliet, IL (November 12, 2019) Following the continued success of his Netflix special, The Tennessee Kid, comedian, actor and writer Nate Bargatze is extending his best-selling Good Problem to Have stand-up tour into 2020, adding stops in more than 40 US cities.

The second leg of “Good Problem to Have” officially kicks off on Thursday, January 23 at the VenuWorks-managed Rialto Square Theatre. Access to presale tickets will be available at natebargatze.com starting on Tuesday, November 12 at 10am local. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, November 15 at 10am local.

Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, evident in his six appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon following four appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He appeared on Conan four times, was a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011. Off-screen, Bargatze was part of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour, and has done live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. He regularly performs at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Oddball Comedy Festival, Sasquatch, Clusterfest, and the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival, where he’s received critical acclaim multiple years in a row. Bargatze is also in production on a pilot for ABC, which he created and stars in.

Bargatze was featured in Esquire as a ‘Best New Comedian’ by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s ‘Comedians to Watch’ in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture’s ‘50 Comedians You Should Know’ in 2015. His debut one hour special, Full Time Magic, premiered on Comedy Central that spring, followed by his debut album, “Yelled at by a Clown,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks.

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VenuWorks Presents Brian Culbertson The XX Tour at The Rialto Square Theatre

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ 7:30pm

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Tickets On-Sale Friday, November 15 @ 10:00am*

Brian Culbertson’s 2020 vision: Drop his 20th album, “XX,” and launch The XX Tour

CHICAGO (7 November 2019): As chart-topping multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Brian Culbertson crafts his 20th album, the aptly titled “XX” – Roman numerals representing twenty – he revealed plans for the extensive US concert tour that will support the record release. Beginning April 1 in Louisville, Kentucky, Culbertson will take an elaborately designed concert production, The XX Tour, on the road for three consecutive months, playing more than 70 shows, an extremely rare feat for a contemporary jazz artist.

Culbertson will bring his unique sound that weaves jazz, funk, R&B, acoustic, and pop to Joliet’s Rialto Square Theatre on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

Culbertson’s catalogue includes recordings of jazz – contemporary and straight ahead – as well as R&B, funk, instrumental pop and New Age. “XX,” which drops April 10, reflects his remarkable diversity.

“It’s a mix of things that I’ve done throughout my twenty records. There’s a lot of funky instrumentals, some pop-sounding tracks, a couple slow jams, straight-ahead jazz, gospel, some vocals, lots of horns and some straight-up FUNK! The album is very much a mixture of some modern sounding programming along with live instruments, too. Real drums on almost everything mixed with programming. Definitely a cool sound,” said Culbertson, who invites fans to get involved with the making of “XX” via an Indiegogo campaign that launched this week (https://igg.me/at/BCXX).

Recreating that cool sound live for The XX Tour is Culbertson’s favorite part. Like his massive Colors of Love Tour that played 77 shows in three months and was captured for “Brian Culbertson’s Colors of Love Tour: Live in Las Vegas” Blu-ray disc and two-disc CD that dropped last Valentine’s Day, Culbertson is creating the sound and look for The XX Tour as a sensory experience. The exuberant performer spends months in preproduction meticulously conceiving stunning visuals – staging, lighting, wardrobe and effects – in order to put on a mesmerizing show each time he takes the stage. In addition to spotlighting the new album, the setlist will include cuts from Culbertson’s hit-filled songbook that has amassed 32 Billboard No. 1 singles. There will also be a segment showcasing songs from “Winter Stories,” an album released last month that placed him in an acoustic jazz trio setting for the first time.

Culbertson, who founded and curates the annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway and Chicago Jazz Getaway music and lifestyle festivals, is offering two tiers of VIP ticket experiences during The XX Tour. The Ultra VIP package includes front row center seats; an intimate pre-show champagne toast backstage with Culbertson; pre-show meet & greet, photo opportunity and performance; exclusive tour merchandise gift; autographed tour poster; commemorative The XX Tour VIP laminate; and early access to the venue for crowd-free merchandise shopping.

The Meet & Greet VIP package consists of premium seats; pre-show meet & greet, photo opportunity and performance; exclusive tour merchandise gift; autographed tour poster; commemorative The XX Tour VIP laminate; and early access to the venue for crowd-free merchandise shopping.

Tickets for The XX Tour go on sale on Wednesday, November 13 at 10am local time exclusively for American Express cardholders and those connected to Culbertson’s social media and fan email lists as well as subscribers to the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway and Chicago Jazz Getaway email lists. On Thursday, November 14 at 10am local time, presales begin for Ticketmaster and the venues’ email lists. The public on-sale starts on Friday, November 15 at 10am local time.

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MICHAEL CARBONARO ANNOUNCES A RETURN TO THE ROAD FOR 2019 US TOUR DATES

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Tues 11/6, 10am: Star presale
Fri 11/8, 10am: On-sale

November 5, 2019 (Joliet, IL) – Magician and performance bizarrist Michael Carbonaro is returning to the road with his highly-acclaimed national theater tour, “Michael Carbonaro Live!” stopping at Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, January 10 at 7 PM.

Michael Carbonaro has performed over five-hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect on truTV, currently in its fifth season.  A trickster at heart, Michael performs inventive tricks on unsuspecting members of the public who are unaware that he is a magician.  Jaws drop when he causes a car to disappear from under a security guard’s nose or makes alien crabs transform into kittens in a science lab. Whether posing as a coffee shop barista, museum curator, or seemingly unremarkable store clerk in the REAL world, Carbonaro’s illusions – along with his absurd, matter-of-fact explanations – leave REAL people bewildered and families at home laughing out loud.

And now, he is taking his popular theater show back on the road so more families can feel the effect of Michael Carbonaro… Live!  You will not just “sit back, relax, and enjoy the show,” Michael Carbonaro Live! is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage.  See for yourself why Michael was named “Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Arts and presented with the first-ever “Copperfield Prize,” which recognizes an individual for elevating the art of magic.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see why audiences are raving over Michael Carbonaro Live!  For more information about the tour or to purchase tickets, please visit www.MichaelCarbonaro.com.

TICKET PRICES:
$52.50 | $42.50 | $32.50 (additional fees may apply) 
VIP Packages Available

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HAIRBALL RETURNS TO ROCK JOLIET THIS MARCH

Joliet, IL (November 1, 2019) – Back by popular demand, HAIRBALL, the rock and roll experience, makes its triumphant return to the Rialto Square Theatre stage on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10 AM.
A band puts on a concert – Hairball puts on an event! Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience
you won’t soon forget. The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming hordes of avid fans…to merely call it a concert would be like calling Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction!
Vocalists Joe, Kris and Bobby lead the band through a 2+ hour, mind-blowing, and drop-dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.
The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of HBK on the electric bass, Billy on the drums, and Happy on the lead guitar. These Rock & Roll soldiers pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding their own style and flare that they’ve cultivated over decades of tireless performing. This isn’t a side job. These guys eat, sleep and breathe Rock & Roll!
2019 finds Hairball celebrating its 19th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Constantly adding more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises…more everything!  Do not confuse Hairball with the countless “80’s Tribute” bands across the country. Hairball is an experience, an attitude, and expression of music that isn’t simply a retro flashback. It’s a way of life, and it’s not going anywhere soon.

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