COUNTRY MUSIC STAR WYNONNA JUDD WILL PLAY THE RIALTO SQUARE

Joliet, IL (September 14, 2018) –VenuWorks and Rialto Square Theatre announced today that country music star, Wynonna Judd and her band, The Big Noise, will play the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, January 25 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21 at 10 AM.

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Rolling Stone once dubbed Wynonna as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”

Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit. NPR’s Ann Powers noted that, “With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she’s home…You can just feel the grin on her face.”

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JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING WILL PLAY THE RIALTO IN DECEMBER

Joliet, IL (August 27, 2018) –VenuWorks and Rialto Square Theatre announced today that son of legendary rocker and original founder of Led Zeppelin, Jason Bonham, will play the Rialto Square Theatre in Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening on Monday, December 3 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 7 at 10 AM.

Jason Bonham has been around legendary rock music since birth. That is what happens when you are the son of renowned drummer, and founding member of iconic rock band Led Zeppelin, John Bonham. Jason spent much of his childhood playing the drums for family friends like Jimmy Page and band members from Bad Company. At 5 years old, Jason was skilled on the drums, and at 17 signed a recording contract with his band Air Race on Atlantic Records where they opened for Queen, Meat Loaf, AC/DC, and more.

In 1989, Jason formed his own band, Bonham, and earned a gold record for their single “Wait for You” off their first album The Disregard of Timekeeping. Jason occasionally filled in for his dad after his death in Led Zeppelin’s many public appearances, including the first-ever reunion of Led Zeppelin at the 40th anniversary of Atlantic Records, and in their induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. In December 2007, Jason played drums in the much-anticipated reunion concert of Led Zeppelin at London’s O2 Arena with surviving members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant.

After Led Zeppelin’s induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Jason recorded a tribute album to his father, In the Name of My Father—The Zepest, which featured the songs of Led Zeppelin. Jason has dedicated his life to honoring the memory of his father and his contributions to rock music by traveling the country with Led Zeppelin Evening, the ultimate tribute show to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

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The Sandlot Gets a Date Change– July 31 @ 7pm

Joliet, IL (July 17, 2018) – Rialto Square Theatre announced today the viewing of the family favorite movie, The Sandlot, a part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 31st at 7pm.

“Due to a scheduling conflict and unforeseen circumstances we have rescheduled the showing of our third movie in the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series, The Sandlot, to Tuesday, July 31st at 7pm” Rialto Square Theatre executive director, Val Devine said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” Patrons who have purchased advanced tickets, but cannot make the new date, can get a refund from the box office.

The Sandlot, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, has become a summer classic for people of all ages. When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence. The movie is rated PG13 and the run time is 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Tickets for the original date will be honored on the new date. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office during normal business hours, or at the door the night of the movie. All tickets are $5, and seating is general admission. The doors to the lobby open at 6pm, followed by an organ concert around 6:30pm, and the movie at 7pm.

For more information, visit www.rialtosquare.com/movies.

THE ILLUSIONISTS BRING THEIR JAW-DROPPING MAGIC TO THE RIALTO SQUARE THIS FALL

JOLIET, IL (June 22, 2018) – On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL on Tuesday, October 9th as part of its North American tour in 2018. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale on Friday, June 29th at 10am and are available at www.RialtoSquare.com.

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan.

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

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RIALTO SQUARE ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL BEER BASH

We have partnered with local breweries around Joliet and surrounding areas to bring a unique experience for all. Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy a sampling of beers from their favorite local breweries, while enjoying the ambiance of the majestic Rialto Square Theatre. La Loma Taco Truck will be on hand serving up the best tacos in the area.

Participating breweries include:
Elder Brewing
MyGrain Brewing
Sounggrowler
Hailstorm
350
Evil Horse
Blue Island Brewing
Will Country Brewing
Metal Monkey
Brickstone
Solemn Oath
and more…

Tickets to the inaugural Rialto Square Theatre Beer Bash are $50, and include beer samples from each brewery, collectable mini pint glass, t-shirt, 3 tacos and live entertainment from some of our favorite local bands. Ticket quantities are limited so purchase your tickets quickly.

Tickets for the Beer Bash can be purchased in person at the Rialto Square Theatre Box Office during normal business hours (Monday- Friday, 12-4:30pm), at Chicago Street Pub, or online at www.rialtosquare.com.

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RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE ADDS THREE AMAZING NEW SHOWS TO THE SUMMER/FALL LINEUP

Joliet, IL (June 15, 2018) – Rialto Square Theatre announced today the addition of three amazing shows to our summer/fall calendar. Celtic juggernauts, Gaelic Storm; comedian Heather Land; and iconic percussionist, Sheila E. will all perform live from the Rialto Square Theatre stage in the coming months.

Gaelic Storm
Sponsored by Irish American Society of County Will
Wednesday, August 15 @ 7:30pm
**Tickets On Sale Friday, June 22 at 10am**
This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with.

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Heather Land: i ain’t doin’ it Tour
Tuesday, September 11 @ 7:00pm
**Tickets On Sale Wednesday, June 20 at 10am**
Her hilarious Snapchat videos have us laughing — with more than 300 million views. Now you can see her in person on the 2018 i ain’t doin it Tour for a solid night of comedy as she says, “Full of crazy things I ain’t doin (and a lot of mess I’ve already done). I’m also bringing some music your way so get ready!” A VIP Experience is available including a meet and greet.

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Sheila E.
Friday, October 12 @ 8pm
**Tickets On Sale Friday, June 22 at 10am**
Sheila E. is a world renowned, multi-talented musician whose career has spanned over thirty years. Throughout her time in the music industry, Sheila E. has carved a name for herself as one of the world’s most gifted and iconic percussionists, having collaborated with numerous talents such as George Duke, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Estefan and Prince. Sheila’s current album ICON was followed by both US and European tours, as well as the release of her biography, The Beat of My Own Drum (Simon and Schuster).

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