Local Live Music Scene

More than ever, the Tri Cities is becoming a destination for entertainment in the western suburbs. From long-time fan favorites like The Arcada Theater to newcomers The Venue and Social Bar, there is something for everyone. When paired with dinner at a great restaurant or pre-show cocktails at a nearby watering hole, a night of live entertainment is hard to beat. So, grab your new neighbor and get a night on the books to be amused and inspired by the many talented stars in our midst … or, if you’re just looking for a unique space to hang for the evening, we’ve got you covered.

Arcada Theater
This historic 900-seat theater hosts over 250 shows a year, bringing in acts from all over the country.
105 E. Main St., St. Charles 
Club Arcada Speakeasy
Located on the third floor, this 1920s-style dinner club features lounge acts while enjoying cocktails, appetizers and entrées.
105 E. Main St., St. Charles 
Bar Evolution
A casual bar highlighting interesting wines, large range of cocktails and martinis, unique beers with live entertainment on the weekends.
27 N. River St., Batavia

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Head just a little west to visit this seed to spirit distillery with a casual vibe, live music and food trucks. Tours available. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday only
11504 Keslinger Rd., DeKalb
A fusion of music, appetite and soul in a three-level bar/restaurant showcasing live rock and jazz music
302 W. State St., Geneva 

RiverEdge Park
Experience concerts at this 8,500-seat venue with the beautiful backdrop of the river and natural landscape just a bit south of the Tri Cities. 
360 N. Broadway, Aurora

Sidecar Supperclub & Beer Garden
A cozy neighborhood tavern and music venue in the heart of Batavia with a scratch kitchen serving a locally sourced menu.       
12 N. River St., Batavia

Social Bar at Preservation
This outdoor bar features eclectic cocktails and creative food with a laid-back vibe and intimate live music. 
513 S. Third St., Geneva 
630.208.1588                                                                                                   www.preservationgeneva.com

The Venue
Intimate and stylish with outstanding sound. Live music from local and nationally recognized talent in all genres of music.
21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora 

Fun Fact: The Arcada (Spanish for "arcade") is a historic 1926 Venetian-Spanish theme theatre inspired by the travels of St. Charles native Lester J. Norris. Norris traveled to Florida and studied Spanish-influenced architecture and brought his vision back to St. Charles to build this theatre. With seating for 1,000, the Arcada held many sold-out shows, drawing theatre-goers from Chicago and even New York. Today the Arcada holds 200+ movie showings and concerts each year, making it the number-one live-music venue in the Midwest.