MercyMe - Always Only Jesus Tour 2023 - Credit Jason Grohoske, Arie Crown Theater

Dez Dickenson, Prince and Brown Mark - Controversy Tour 1981 - Credit Paul Natkin

Lyle Lovette and Sting - 1991 - Credit Paul Natkin

Kirk Franklin - 2004 - Credit Paul Natkin

Snoop Dogg - 2006 - Credit Paul Natkin

Boyz II Men - 2008 - Credit Paul Natkin

This is not intended as a comprehensive record of every event ever held at the Arie Crown Theater, but of those which hold significant interest. Many private, corporate, educational, political, and other non–public events have been omitted intentionally, with a few exceptions. Records for certain periods are incomplete, thus some public events of interest may be missing from these lists. Other records fail to list artists associated with a given event.

 

Information was collected from a variety of sources, including payroll records, memoranda, correspondence, show programs, press releases and news articles of the period.

 

If you have an event or artist we have missed, please Contact Us and we will follow up with you. 

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1960

The McCormick Place exhibition center opened with great anticipation on November 18, 1960. Three months later, the 5,086-seat "Big Theater" was opened for the first time to host a twice–daily stage presentation in conjunction with the 1961 Chicago Auto Show.

1961

Event Date
Motorevue of 1961

February 18 – March 4

Ahmad Jamal, Anita O'Day, Woody Herman & Orchestra March 18 
Ray Charles  April 8 – April 9
Democratic Party Fundraiser with guest speaker President John F. Kennedy     April 28
Republican Party – Free Event with guest speaker former Vice President Richard M. Nixon May 5
New York Metropolitan Opera – "Aida" May 12
New York Metropolitan Opera – "Turandot" May 13
New York Metropolitan Opera – "La Traviata"  May 14
Captain Kangaroo "Fun with Music"  May 14
Perry Como  May 24
Ella Fitzgerald  June 16
Moiseyev Dance Company  June 5 – June 10 
On June 23, 1961, the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Fair and Exhibition Authority officially announced the "big theater at McCormick Place" would be named in honor of pioneer Chicago merchant, philanthropist and arts patron Arie Crown.
Event Date
"The Big Show" International Circus / Chicago Trade Fair July 25 – August 10
"Kicks & Co." with Burgess Meredith  September 27 – October 17
Montovani Orchestra  October 8
Bayanihan Dance Company  October 22
American Ballet Theater  November 11 – November 12
Marlene Dietrich  December 1 – December 2
Kirov Ballet  December 7 – December 10

 

1962

Event Date
Dancers of Bali January 7 – January 28
Al Hirt, The Clancy Brothers  February 10
San Francisco Ballet  March 23 – March 25
"A Night with Gershwin" with Skitch Henderson & Rhonda Fleming  March 27 – April 1
Theodore Bikel  April 14
New York Metropolitan Opera  May 27 – May 30
Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Fisher, Peter Nero, Jonah Jones, Stan Kenton and Eleanor Steber September 1 – September 7
Ricky Nelson  September 8 – September 9
Senator Everett M. Dirksen  October 12
President John F. Kennedy, Mayor Richard J. Daley October 19
Bolshoi Ballet  October 19 – October 28
Judy Garland  November 7
David Oistrakh, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra  November 9
Johnny Mathis  November 10
Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians  November 24
Marian Anderson, Van Cliburn November 29 

 

1963

Event Date
Leontyne Price  February 3
Allan Sherman  February 9 – February 10
Jimmy Dean  March 2 – March 10
Lawrence Welk, The Lennon Sisters     March 29
Theodore Bikel  March 30
Ray Charles  April 6
Arthur Godfrey, Buddy Hackett  April 30
Perry Como, Jimmy Durante, Jane Powell  May 22
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahalia Jackson, Mayor Richard J. Daley  May 27 
Royal Ballet with Margot Fonteyn & Rudolph Nureyev June 11 – June 13
“My People” with Duke Ellington as part of A Century of Negro Progress Exposition August 16 - September 2
Mitch Miller, Leslie Uggams  September 20
Traveling Hootenanny with Lynn Gold, Modern Folk Quartet, Bessie Grillin and Knob Lick Upper 10,000 October 6
Bolshoi Ballet  October 18
Nat King Cole  November 9 – November 10
"Bozo's Holiday Circus"  November 20
Andy Williams, Henry Mancini  November 27 – November 28
Barbra Streisand  November 29 – November 30
Dick Gregory  December 9
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico  December 26 – December 29

 

1964

Event Date
Chicago Symphony Orchestra with David & Igor Oistrakh      January 2
Mazowsze Ballet  January 24 – January 26
San Francisco Ballet with Margot Fontyne, Rudolph Nureyev January 27 – January 30
Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians January 27
Vienna Symphony Orchestra  February 23
Robert Joffrey Ballet  March 1
San Francisco Ballet  March 5
Peter, Paul & Mary  March 6 – March 8
Louis Armstrong  March 14
Bayanihan Dance Company  April 4 – April 5
Boston Pops Orchestra with Arthur Feidler  April 12
Ray Charles  April 17 – April 19
Joan Baez  April 24
Dick Gregory  May 1
Perry Como  May 20
Maurice Chevalier  May 31
The Four Seasons  August 21
Phyllis Diller  September 12
Ballets de Madrid, Antonio  October 3
"Cinderella" & "The Nutcracker"– Kirov Ballet  October 15 – October 18
Kerry Dancers, Dublin Police Band  October 22
Frank Gorshin, Nancy Wilson  November 22
Peter & Gordon  December 12
New York City Opera  December 26 – December 31

 

1965

Event Date
New York City Opera January 1 – January 3
The Beach Boys March 26 – March 27
Chad Mitchell Trio  April 2
Arthur Fiedler, Alan Sherman  April 3
Chad & Jeremy  April 10
Eddy Arnold, Roger Miller  April 19
Jackie "Moms" Mabley  April 23
Gerry and the Pacemakers  April 26
Moiseyev Dancers  April 29 – May 2
Judy Garland  May 6
The Rolling Stones  May 9
Navy Band  May 14
Ray Charles  May 15 – May 16
Gene Pitney May 22
Perry Como Telecast  May 23 – May 27
Herman's Hermits  June 3 
Lithuanian Opera  June 13
Astronauts James McDivitt & Ed White  June 14
Royal Ballet  June 17 – June 20
The Kinks, Moody Blues June 21
Dave Clark Five June 27
Tony Bennett  July 1
Bill Cosby, Count Basie Orchestra  July 2
Marty Robbins, Flatt & Scruggs  July 4
Johnny Mathis, Woody Allen July 8
Staple Singers July 11
Frank Sinatra  July 18
The Byrds July 24
Herman's Hermits July 25
Stan Kenton  August 8
Henry Mancini  August 9 – August 12
James Brown August 22
The Beach Boys August 28 – August 29
The King Family  August 31 – September 5
Johnny Carson  October 2 – October 3
Billy Graham  October 15
Victor Borge  October 16 
Montovani  October 17
Buddy Hackett  October 22
Herman's Hermits  October 23
"South Pacific"  October 27
Royal Danish Ballet  October 29 – October 31
Lawrence Welk & Orchestra  November 9
Al Hirt  November 13
Oral Roberts  November 16 – November 21
Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Oistrakhs  November 21
Clay – Patterson Heavyweight Championship November 22
Robert Goulet  November 23
Ballet Classique de France  November 25
Bob Dylan      November 26 – November 27
The Rolling Stones  November 28
Antonio & Ballets de Madrid  December 4 – December 5
The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem  December 5
Van Cliburn & Chicago Symphony Orchestra December 10
The Yardbirds, Turtles, Lovin' Spoonful  December 11
Dave Clark Five  December 12
The Nutcracker December 14 – December 31

 

1966

Event Date
The Nutcracker  January 1 – January 5
Ray Price, Carl Smith, Bill Anderson, Sonny James  January 9
The Supremes  January 15
San Francisco Ballet  January 27 – January 29
Bob Hope  Bob Hope 
The Krakow Choir  February 5
Ernest Tubbs, Porter Wagoner  February 6
Righteous Brothers, Paul Revere & the Raiders February 11
Smothers Brothers  March 19
Nancy Wilson  March 20
Liberace  March 25 – March 26
Peter, Paul & Mary  April 9
Jackie "Moms" Mabley  April 13
Ray Charles  April 16 – April 17
Peter & Gordon, The Hollies  April 22
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass  April 23
Chad & Jeremy, Gene Pitney  May 6
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme  May 13
Petula Clark, Count Basie Orchestra May 15
Democratic Dinner – President Lyndon B. Johnson  May 17
Bolshoi Ballet  June 14 – June 19
Louis Armstrong Band  June 23
Tony Bennet, Woody Herman Orchestra  June 24 – June 25
Paul Revere & the Raiders  July 2
Barbershop Quartet Championships  July 6 – July 9
The Rolling Stones July 10
The Beach Boys  July 16 – July 18
The Byrds  July 20
Andy Williams, Henry Mancini  July 22 – July 23
Dave Clark Five  July 24
Simon & Garfunkel July 24
Peter Nero, The Young Americans  August 5
The Kingston Trio  August 6
Bill Cosby, Chad Mitchell Trio  August 13
New Christy Minstrels, Dave Brubeck Quartet  August 14
The Mamas & The Papas  August 20
Jerry Vale August 21
Peter, Paul & Mary  August 27 – August 28
Up With People  August 31
Lou Rawls  September 2 – September 3
Jack Benny  September 8
Gary Lewis & the Playboys  September 10
Harry Belafonte  September 17
Ray Price, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Stoneman Family  September 18
Paul Revere & the Raiders  September 30 – October 2
Sammy Davis Jr.  October 10 – October 11
Jimmy Dean  October 13
The Kingston Trio  October 14
Montovani Orchestra  October 15
Royal Highland Fusiliers  October 16
Ramsey Lewis, Righteous Brothers  October 21 – October 22
Fiesta Mexicana  October 28
Martha Graham Dancers  October 30
The Mamas & The Papas  October 30
Billy Graham Crusade  November 4 – November 9
Clancy Brothers  November 12
Ray Charles  November 18 – November 20 
The Lovin' Spoonful  November 23 – November 24
Johnny Mathis  November 25 –November 27
Louis Armstrong  December 11
The Nutcracker  December 12 – December 31

 

1967

Event Date
The Nutcracker  January 1
Herman's Hermits January 2
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass  January 15
On January 16, 1967, McCormick Place suffered a catastrophic fire, which resulted in the Arie Crown Theater being closed until January 1971.

 

1968 – 1970

Arie Crown Theater closed during McCormick Place construction.

 

1971

The newly rebuilt McCormick Place was officially reopened on January 3, 1971. The Arie Crown Theater was still being renovated but was reopened for the Mahalia Jackson Funeral Service on January 29, 1971. Over 6,000 people attended the service led by the Rev. Leon Jenkins, Mayor Richard J. Daley, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Aretha Franklin. The theater was closed again until renovations had been completed.
Event Date
Funeral Service for Mahalia Jackson January 29
Engelbert Humperdinck August 11 – August 12
The Carpenters August 14 – August 15
The Osmond Brothers August 18
The Fifth Dimension August 20
Dionne Warwick August 27 – August 29
Hal Zeigler, The James Gang
Graham Nash & David Crosby September 18
Wayne Newton September 19
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles September 24
The Bee Gees September 25
Jimmy Dean September 26
Gordon Lightfoot October 1
Ralph Nader (Lecture) October 4
"Vaudeville Follies" Sally Rand & Rudy Vallee October 9
Jackie "Moms" Mabley October 10
James Taylor October 11
David Cassidy October 16
The Four Seasons November 4
Richie Havens November 5
Royal Winnipeg Ballet November 7
Chuck Berry, Bill Haley & the Comets, The Shirelles, Bo Diddley, Gary U.S. Bonds. November 11
Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians November 13
The Beach Boys November 17
Barbara Mandrell, Charley Pride November 21
Donovan November 24
Chicago November 25 – November 30
Taj Mahal, The Band December 1
Isaac Hayes December 10
The Nutcracker December 12 – December 31

 

1972

Event Date
Ballet of Sybil Shearer January 16
Traffic January 17
The Grass Roots January 21
Chicago Barbershop Quartets January 22
Bread January 28
Sha–Na–Na February 4
Dionne Warwick February 5
National Orchestra of Belgium  February 11
The Association February 12
Merle Haggard February 13
King Crimson February 17
Aretha Franklin February 18
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico February 19 – February 20
Joni Mitchell February 21
Pat Boone March 9
Don McLean March 10
Andy Williams, Henry Mancini March 11 & March 15
Boston Pops Orchestra March 18
Yes  March 21
Ferrante and Teicher  March 24
Scots Guards  April 1 – April 2
Rare Earth  April 7
Roberta Flack  April 8
George Jones, Sonny James, Conway Twitty April 9
Humble Pie  April 11
The Guess Who  April 14
Dave Brubeck, Stan Mulligan April 15
Emerson, Lake & Palmer April 19
Rod McKuen April 22
Stephen Stills April 30 – May 2
The Four Seasons May 5
B. J. Thomas May 6
Nancy Wilson May 7
Elton John May 8 – May 9
Aretha Franklin May 10
Buddy Miles May 11
Jeff Beck May 13
Johnny Cash May 13 – May 15
Chase, Spirit, Blue Oyster Cult May 15
Johnny Mathis May 20
U.S. American Legion with guest speaker President Richard M. Nixon May 21
Tony Bennett May 23 – May 24
The J. Geils Band, Edgar Winter May 27
Quincy Jones May 28
Lawrence Welk Orchestra June 3
Isaac Hayes July 1 – July 2
Rare Earth July 8 – July 9
Black Sabbath July 13
Neil Diamond July 14 – July 16
The Carpenters July 21 – July 22
David Cassidy July 29
The Fifth Dimension August 4 – August 5
Jeff Beck August 8
Sonny & Cher August 12 – August 14
Roy Buchanan August 16
Glen Campbell August 19
Cheech & Chong August 20
The Temptations September 2
Al Green September 5
Ten Years After September 7
Humble Pie, Jo Jo Gunne September 12
Buddy Miles, Ginger Baker September 15
The Staple Singers  September 16
Yes September 22
The J. Geils Band, Malo September 23
Edgar Winter, Black Oak Arkansas September 29
Jerry Lee Lewis, Faron Young October 1
Ramsey Lewis Trio October 8
The Guess Who October 13
Engelbert Humperdinck October 27 – October 28
Henny Youngman November 4
Emmett Kelly Jr. Circus November 5
Korean Orphan Children's Choir November 9
The Four Seasons November 11
John Mayall November 12
Dukla Ukrainian Dance Company November 19
Chicago November 22 – November 28
Up with People December 1
Chuck Berry December 2
Jerry Reed, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty December 3
Roberta Flack, George Carlin December 8 – December 10
The Nutcracker December 15 – December 31

 

1973

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 2
Neil Young January 10 – January 12
Rare Earth January 13 – January 14
Johnny Mathis January 21 – January 24
The Guess Who February 9 – February 10
Charley Pride February 11
Polish Mime Ballet February 17 – February 18
Nancy Wilson March 11
Mac Davis March 16
The Association March 17
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi March 19
The Bee Gees March 23
Johnny Mathis March 24 – March 25
The Beach Boys March 30
Billy Paul, Earth, Wind & Fire March 31
The Four Tops April 1
John Denver April 13
Hank Williams April 29
The Four Seasons May 4
Ferrante & Teicher May 5
Carol King May 18
Aretha Franklin May 26 – May 27
Liza Minelli May 31 – June 1
Harry Belafonte June 2
Kris Kristofferson June 7
Roberta Flack June 30
Isaac Hayes July 3
Rare Earth July 13 – July 15
Sha–Na–Na July 20 – July 22
Seals & Crofts July 27 – July 28
Loggins & Messina August 9 – August 10
The Fifth Dimension August 12
Pete Fountain August 13
The Guess Who August 18 – August 19
America August 21 – August 22
The Temptations August 24 – August 26
Bobby Womack September 1
Ike & Tina Turner September 3
Steely Dan September 7
Miles Davis September 9
Vicki Carr September 16
Tom Jones September 28 – September 30
John Mayall October 6
The Four Seasons October 12
The Lettermen October 13
The Carpenters November 9 – November 10
The Association November 16
Todd Rundgren, Bachman–Turner Overdrive November 17
Agnes de Mille Ballet November 18
Merle Haggard December 2
Bobby Womack December 7
The Nutcracker December 20 – December 31

 

1974

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 2
Rare Earth January 11 – January 13
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico January 18 – January 20
George Jones, Tammy Wynette January 27
Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt February 1
Barry White, Love Unlimited February 9
John Prine February 15
Burt Bacharach February 22 – February 23
Conway Twitty, Ray Price March 10
The Lettermen March 15
Seals & Crofts March 16 – March 17
"Damn Yankees" with Gwen Verdon & Ray Walston March 16 – April 14
Romanian Folk Ballet March 24
"Show Boat" with Kathryn Grayson & Mickey Rooney April 16 – May 5
John Denver April 21
"Oklahoma" with John Davidson May 7 – May 26
Computer Conference & Exposition with guest speaker Vice President Gerald Ford May 29
The Guess Who June 1 – June 2
Andy Williams June 21 – June 22
The Dells June 28
The DeFranco Family June 29
Rare Earth July 3 – July 5
Gladys Knight & the Pips July 6
Earth, Wind & Fire July 12 – July 14
Johnny Cash July 19
The Temptations July 20 – July 24
Sha–Na–Na July 26 – July 27
The Righteous Brothers July 28
Leo Kottke with Doc & Merle Wilson August 1
America August 2
Three Dog Night August 6 – August 10
Charlie Rich August 11
Bolshoi Ballet August 24 – August 27
Moisyev Dance Company September 4 – September 8
"Irene" with Debbie Reynolds & Hans Conried September 11 – October 1
The Four Seasons October 5
Loretta Lynn, Johnny Paycheck, Sonny James October 6
Welsh Guards & Argyil Sutherland Highlanders October 11
Royal Swedish Ballet October 12 – October 13
Herbie Hancock October 19 – October 20
David Bowie October 22 – October 23
Paul Anka October 26
Mexican Ballet October 27
The Carpenters November 1 – November 3
Reverend Sun Myung Moon with Korean Folk Ballet November 12
Slaonsk (Polish) Ballet November 15 – November 17
Barry White, Love Unlimited November 20
Steppenwolf November 21
The Guess Who November 22 – November 23
Charlie Rich November 24
Bob Gibson, Jo Maples, The Irish Minstrels November 26
The Stylistics, Hues Corporation November 27
Johnny Mathis November 29 – November 30
Wishbone Ash December 7
Lynn Anderson, Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis December 8
Leroy Jenkins December 12
The Lettermen December 13
The Nutcracker December 19 – December 31

 

1975

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 1 – January 4
Bobby Vinton January 18
Genesis  February 4
John Mayall  February 7
Freddie Hubbard & McCoy Tyner  February 15
Charley Pride  February 16
John Davidson & Henry Mancini  February 22
The Four Seasons  March 7
Ferrante & Teicher  March 8
Billy Joel  March 15
Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Orchestra  March 19
Joe Walsh  March 20
Seals & Crofts  March 22
Sha Na Na  March 23
Herbie Hancock & Miles Davis  March 29 – March 30
Harry Chapin  March 31
Performing Arts Troupe from the People's Republic of China  April 11 – April 13
Ohio Players  April 14 – April 15
Jerry Garcia  April 18
America  April 19 – April 20
The Four Seasons April 25 – April 27
Earth, Wind & Fire  May 3 – May 5
Jeff Beck & Mahvishnu Orchestra May 8
Minnie Ripperton  May 9
The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg  May 10 – May 11
"Odyssey" with Yul Brynner  May 14 – June 1
George Kirby, The Staple Singers  June 27
"Hello Dolly" with Pearl Bailey & Billy Daniels  July 22 – August 10
Ramsey Lewis, Martha Reeves  September 5
Isaac Hayes  October 10
Chuck Mangione  October 11
Sonny James, David Wilkins  October 12
Rick Wakeman  October 19
Chick Corea  October 26
Chinese Acrobats of Taiwan  November 6
Loggins & Messina  November 8
Roy Clark, Diana Trask  November 23
Dave Mason  November 25
Smokey Robinson, Minnie Ripperton  November 26
Herbie Hancock November 29
The Nutcracker  December 19 – December 31

 

1976

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 2 – January 4
Natalie Cole  January 17
Janis Ian  January 24
National Dance Group of Cyprus  January 25
Ronnie Milsap, Dolly Parton, Statler Brothers  February 1
Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson  February 8
Grover Washington, Jr.  February 14
Harry Chapin  March 6
Sha Na Na  March 13 
The Lettermen  March 26
Ferrante & Teicher  March 27
Doug Krenshaw, Merle Haggard  March 28
Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn  April 11
America  April 16
Valery & Galina Panov  April 23 – April 25
Lithuanian Song & Dance Festival  April 25
D'Oyly Opera Company – The Mikado  April 26 – April 28
D'Oyly Opera Company – HMS Pinafore  April 29 – May 1
"I Have a Dream" with Billy Dee Williams  May 4 – May 6
Freddie Fender  May 16
The Captain & Tennille  May 19 – May 20
Weather Report, John McLaughlin  May 21
Willie Nelson  May 25
Pure Prairie League May 28
Count Basie Orchestra, Oscar Peterson  June 5
New York Philharmonic Orchestra with Leonard Bernstein July 1 – July 2
The Impressions, LeRoy Hudson  July 3
Perry Como  July 12 – July 17
Korean Folk Ballet  July 23
The Carpenters  July 31 – August 1
Quincy Jones  August 15
Helen Reddy  September 11
"Fiddler on the Roof"  September 15 – October 3
"West Side Story" with Leslie Uggams  October 4 – October 10
Chinese Acrobats of Taiwan  October 20
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico  October 23 – October 24
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes with Donna Summer October 27
Bobby Vinton  October 29 – October 31
Neil Sedaka  November 5 – November 6
Dionne Warwick, Isaac Hayes  November 20 – November 21
Bolivian Ballet  November 23
Lou Rawls  November 24
Andy Williams  November 26
Harry Chapin November 27
Bill Gaither Trio  December 3 – December 4
Tammy Wynette, Sonny James  December 5
The Chieftains  December 8
The Nutcracker December 17 – December 31

 

1977

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 1 – January 2
Debbie Reynolds  January 14 – January 19
Diana Ross  January 24 – January 29
Sha Na Na  February 4
Buck Owens  February 6
Burton Cummings  February 10
Barry White  February 11 – February 12
Shirley MacLaine  February 15 – February 20
George Carlin  February 26
Aretha Franklin  March 4 – March 5
Bread  March 11
Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn  March 12
Bob Hope  March 16
Seals & Crofts  March 18
Ferrante & Teicher  March 19
Ossitov Dance Company  March 20
"Jesus Christ Superstar" with Ted Neely  March 22 – March 30
Chicago Ballet – "Alice in Wonderland" April 9 – April 17
"Porgy & Bess"  April 19 – May 8
Joan Baez  May 13
Bay City Rollers  May 21
Natalie Cole  May 27 – May 28
Lawrence Welk  June 5
The Captain & Tenille  June 18
America  July 7
Stuttgart Ballet  July 9 – July 17
"The Sound of Music"  August 22 – September 4
National Ballet of Canada with Rudolph Nureyev  September 13 – September 18
Sha Na Na  October 1
"Shenandoah" with John Cullum  October 4 – October 23
Steve Martin  October 30
"Hello Dolly" with Carol Channing  October 31 – November 20
America  November 23 – November 24
Harry Chapin  November 25
Geno Vanelli  December 2 – December 3
Bill Gaither Trio  December 9 – December 10
The Nutcracker  December 15 – December 31

 

1978

Event Date
"Man of La Mancha" with Richard Kiley January 3 – February 5
Grover Washington, Jr., Gil Scott–Heron February 10
Barry White February 15
Sha Na Na February 18
"South Pacific" with Jane Powell & Howard Keel February 21 – March 5
"My Fair Lady" March 15 – March 19
Jimmy Buffett March 27
Art Garfunkel, Dan Hill April 1
Johnny Taylor, Tyrone Davis April 14
David Bowie April 17 – April 18
Smokey Robinson April 22
"Camelot" April 25
Charles Aznavour May 1
The Lettermen May 6
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company – "The Mikado", "Pirates of Penzance", "HMS Pinafore", "Iolanthe" May 15 – May 20
Royal Ballet with Dame Margot Fonteyn June 13 – June 18
"Stop The World I Want to Get Off" with Sammy Davis, Jr. June 20 – July 16
"The Music Man" with Tony Randall August 1 – August 20
Royal Dutch Ballet August 21 – August 27
The Brothers Johnson, The Emotions September 7
Dave Mason September 26
President Gerald R. Ford September 26
Ashford & Simpson October 14
Chick Corea October 14
The Beach Boys October 28
Teddy Pendergrass October 29
"Timbuktu" with Eartha Kitt October 30 – November 18
Chaka Khan November 24
Al Jarreau November 25
Harry Chapin December 1 – December 2
Bill Cosby December 10
The Nutcracker December 15 – December 31

 

1979

Event Date
"The King and I" with Yul Brynner & Constance Towers      January 3 – February 10
Frank Sinatra  February 13 – February 18
"The Grand Tour" with Joel Grey  March 9 – April 1
"Annie" April 12 – June 9
"Sugar Babies" with Mickey Rooney & Ann Miller July 12 – July 29
"On the Twentieth Century" with Rock Hudson, Imogene Coca & Judy Kaye July 31 – August 23
Bolshoi Ballet August 28 – September 2
Nana Mouskouri September 15
Liza Minelli October 4 – October 5
"Oklahoma" October 9 – October 28
"Dancin'" October 31 – November 17
The Black Watch November 18
Gilda Radner November 20
Bill Gaither Trio December 1
The Nutcracker December 14 – December 21

 

1980

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 1 – January 14
Chinese Acrobats January 18 – January 20
Boston Pops Orchestra with Arthur Feidler January 31
Peter, Paul & Mary February 2
The Whispers, Shalaman, Lakeside, Dynasty March 8
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" March 12 – April 13
George Carlin May 3
Shanghai Acrobats May 5 – May 11
"The Music Man" with Dick Van Dyke May 12 – May 25
Gene Chandler May 31
Mighty Clouds of Joy June 7
Kool & the Gang June 21
"Die Fledermaus" with Ray Bolger July 8
"I Do! I Do!" with Jane Powell & Howard Keel July 29
VFW Meeting with guest speaker Gov. Ronald Reagan August 17
"Camelot" with Richard Burton August 27 – September 27
National Premium Show with guest speaker President Gerald R Ford October 5
"Annie" with Mary K. Lombardi October 8 – November 29
The Nutcracker December 18 – December 31
Ray, Goodman & Brown, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes December 31

 

1981

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 1 – January 4
"Pinocchio" January 29 – February 7
"Sweeny Todd" with Angela Lansbury & George Hearn February 5 – March 8
"My Fair Lady" with Rex Harrison March 12 – April 26
Bob James May 2
"Peter Pan" with Sandy Duncan May 20 – July 19
"Little Johnny Jones" with David Cassidy August 12 – August 23
Mexican Folk Dance Company October 2
Frank Gorshin, Tom Dreeson, Jimmy Damon October 12
Frankie Beverly & Maze October 24
The O'Jays, Millie Jackson October 30
Gladys Knight & the Pips November 28
Prince December 5
Peter, Paul & Mary December 6
The Nutcracker December 17 – December 31

 

1982

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 1 – January 3
Marshall Tucker Band January 21
Al Di Meola, Jan Hammer January 29
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" with Debby Boone February 3 – February 28
Tyrone Davis, Clarence Carter, James Brown March 13
Hall & Oates March 20
Kool & the Gang March 26 – March 27
"Annie" with Reid Shelton & Alyssa Milano April 7 – May 8
National Catholic Education Association with guest speaker President Ronald Reagan April 14
National Restaurant Association with guest speakers Mayor Jane M Byrne & Paul Harvey April 23
Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Winans, Tramaine Hawkins April 26
"The King and I" with Yul Brynner May 13 – June 27
Aretha Franklin May 31
Lawrence Welk June 7
Steve Miller Band September 23
"Sugar Babies" with Ann Miller & Mickey Rooney November 8 – December 12
The Nutcracker December 17 – December 31

 

1983

Event Date
The Nutcracker January 1 – January 2
"Show Boat" with Donald O'Connor January 4 – January 23
"Porgy & Bess" February 15 – March 13
"Zorba" with Anthony Quinn March 15 – May 1
George Dalaras April 18
Frank Sinatra May 3 – May 7
Charles Aznavour May 13
David Copperfield May 18
Aretha Franklin May 28
"Hello Dolly" with Carol Channing June 1 – June 12
Herbie Hancock June 15
Kenny Loggins June 18
Gladys Knight & the Pips June 26
Isley Brothers July 22 – July 23
"A Star is Born" July 25 – July 26
Richard Pryor July 27
The Whispers July 31
Wayne Newton August 2
Frankie Beverly & Maze August 19 – August 20
The Dells August 21
"Sugar Babies" with Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney September 21 – October 9
Peabo Bryson, Nancy Wilson October 29
Chaka Khan November 11
Menudo November 19
Jerry Garcia November 23
Temptations, Four Tops November 25
Jeffrey Osborne, Atlantic Starr December 2
Mitzi Gaynor December 7 – December 11
The Nutcracker December 17 – December 31

 

1984

Event Date
Luther Vandross January 11 – January 15
Concrete & Aggregates Association with guest speaker President Ronald Reagan January 31
Los Chicos February 4
"Woman of the Year" with Lauren Bacall February 16 – March 4
"Camelot" with Richard Harris March 5 – March 11
John Cougar Mellencamp March 22
Al Green March 31
Liberace April 2 – April 8
Kool & the Gang April 19 – April 21
Elvis Costello April 24
Frank Sinatra May 8 – May 12
"Evita" with Florence Lacey May 15 – June 3
Bobby Womack May 27
Perry Como June 12 – June 17
Patti LaBelle June 20 – June 22
"Oklahoma" with John Davidson July 25 – July 29
Frankie Beverley & Maze August 10 – August 11
The Gap Band August 24
Smokey Robinson September 1
Menudo October 12 – October 13
John Curry Ice Show October 15 – October 21
Doug Henning October 30 – November 4
"The King and I" November 5 – December 2
Jeffrey Osborne November 9
Werner Erhard November 26
The Nutcracker December 15 – December 30
Peabo Bryson December 31

 

1985

Event Date
Tribute to Steve Goodman with Jethro Burns, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Bonnie Koloc, Ed Holstein,
Fred Holstein, John Hartford and more.
January 26
The Whispers January 27
Rafael March 2
New Edition March 16
"Pimpinela" April 6
The Tubes April 19
Paul Anka May 17
"Sing Mahalia Sing" May 18 – May 26
Johnny Mathis June 1 – June 2
Frankie Beverley & Maze June 7 – June 9
Englebert Humperdinck June 20 – June 22
Pointer Sisters June 27 – June 28
Gladys Knight June 29
Patti LaBelle July 25
Juan Gabriel August 3
Luther Vandross August 7 – August 12
Placido Domingo August 17
Lou Rawls August 18
The Stylistics, The Dells August 24
"Sugar Babies" with Mickey Rooney September 25 – October 1
Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack October 4
Jennifer Holliday November 8
Menudo November 9
Miami Sound Machine, Willie Colon  November 23
The Manhattans, Peabo Bryson  December 8
The Nutcracker  December 13 – December 29
The Whispers, Ray, Goodman & Brown  December 31

 

1986

Event Date
"Big River" with Roger Bart  February 25 – April 13
The Stylistics  April 19
Tango Argentino April 21 – April 27
Johnny & the Leisure Suits May 9
"The Tap Dance Kid" May 13 – May 25
"La Cage Aux Folles" June 3 – July 12
Gladys Knight & the Pips July 19
Redd Foxx August 23
Anita Baker September 23
Rodney Dangerfield September 26
Raphael October 19
Moiseyev Dance Company October 24 – October 26
Freddie Jackson November 2
Frankie Beverly & Maze November 7
Ashford & Simpson November 8
Alan Tam November 17
The Nutcracker December 12 – December 31

 

1987

Event Date
Dennis Miller, Joe Piscopo July 30
Luther Vandross September 3
Yesudas September 19
James Taylor October 6
Andreas Vollenweider October 14
"Cats" October 14 – October 27
Michael W Smith October 20
Joaquín & Lucía Galán a/k/a "Pimpinela" October 21
Johnny & the Leisure Suits October 30
Bob Dylan October 31
James Brown November 12
George Benson November 13
Pink Floyd November 14
The Nutcracker December 13 – December 30

 

1988

Event Date
The O'Jays January 2
"Don't Get God Started" with Bebe Winans April 19 – April 30
"The Wiz" with Stephanie Mills May 23
Hal Jackson's Talented Teens with L.L. Cool J, Bobby Brown July 1
Phyllis Hyman August 5
Paul Anka August 6
Chick Corea August 8
Bryan Ferry August 27 – August 28
Raphael October 1
Johnny Taylor October 8
"The Gospel Truth" October 20 – November 15
The Nutcracker December 9 – December 30
Howard Hewett, Jean Carne December 31

 

1989

Event Date
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince a/k/a Will Smith February 4
Sam Kinison February 8
Keith Sweat, Cheryl Pepsii February 10
The O'Jays February 24
Jerry Butler, Najee March 4
Folklorico Mexicano March 13
Kenny G March 25
Lou Reed April 4
Edie Brickell April 28
Ray, Goodman & Brown April 29
Paul Anka May 1
10,000 Maniacs July 14
Andrew Dice Clay September 14
Atlantic Star October 7
The Nutcracker December 10 – December 30

 

1990

Event Date
"Peter Pan" with Cathy Rigby March 7 – March 18
Bolshoi Ballet August 1 – August 5
"Boogie ' Til the Break of Day" with John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, Willie Dixon, Elvin Bishop & the Kinsey Report October 12
"Dynamic Divas of Rhythm and Blues," with Koko Taylor, Ruth Brown, Irma Thomas & Nell Carter October 13
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Coming Out of Their Shells" October 23 – October 28
Harry Connick Jr. November 9 – November 10
The Whispers, After 7 November 16
White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov November 19
"The Nutcracker" December 7 – December 30
The O'Jays, Regina Bell December 31

 

1991

Event Date
Sting, Lyle Lovette February 12 – February 13
George Michael February 14
Freddie Jackson, En Vogue April 5
"Sesame Street Live" April 26 – April 28
"Mama Don't" with Jennifer Holliday May 9 – May 12
Robert Townsend, The Dells May 25
The O'Jays, Lavert, Rude Boys August 2
"Wheel of Fortune" TV taping August 27 – August 29
Diana Ross September 13
"The Living Room" October 3 – October 6
Les Ballets Africains October 25 – October 26
Martin Lawrence November 1
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico November 1 – November 3
James Taylor, Irma Thomas November 7 – November 8
Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet November 22 – November 24
The Nutcracker December 13 – December 31
David Alan Grier, Mark Curry, After 7 December 31

 

1992

Event Date
"Tellin' It Like Tiz" March 25 – March 29
COMDEX with guest speaker CEO Bill Gates April 8
Little Village: John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner April 14
The Winans April 24
Lou Reed May 13
Melissa Etheridge July 18 – July 19
National Sporting Goods with guest speakers Mayor Richard M. Daley and General Norman Schwarzkopf August 4
Shabba Ranks August 14
Michael Bolton August 27 – August 28
David Byrne September 3
En Vogue, Arrested Development September 25
Kris Kross, M C Lyte October 2
Carlos Santana, Third World October 29
Martin Lawrence October 31 – November 1
"Madame Lily" with Gladys Knight & Dorian Harewood November 3 – November 8
The Nutcracker December 11 – December 30

 

1993

Event Date
"Beauty Shop Part 2 – The Laughter Continues" February 9 – February 17
Damon Wayans February 19
Meli'sa Morgan, Isley Brothers, After 7 February 20
Sade March 12 – March 13
"From Generation II Generation" with Esther Rolle & Jennifer Holliday April 1 – April 3
Pete Townshend July 17
Isaac Hayes August 7 – August 8
Harris Alexiou October 16
Aretha Franklin October 23
Firesign Theater October 30
Martin Lawrence November 1
Dan Fogelberg November 2
Robert Plant November 3
"Oh, What a Night" November 6
Bruce Hornsby November 12
Jerry Seinfeld November 27
The Nutcracker December 10 – December 31

 

1994

Event Date
Barbershop Chorus February 5
Ana Gabriel March 6
"Evita" March 15 – March 20
The Winans, Yolanda Adams April 1
George Dalaras April 2
"The Sound of Music" April 12 – April 17
The O'Jays, Whispers, Gerald Levert May 6
Al Green May 22
"Cats" June 7 – June 12
Flamenco Dancers June 15
National Sporting Goods Association with guest speaker Former President George H. W. Bush July 19
National Hardware Show with guest speaker Former President George H. W. Bush August 15
Indigo Girls September 29 – September 30
Seal, Desiree November 13
Brian Ferry, Combustible Edison November 14 – November 15
Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Gorka November 17
The Nutcracker December 9 – December 24

 

1995

Event Date
Stevie Wonder January 22
Anita Baker February 2 – February 5
BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans February 12
Aretha Franklin February 25
Cameo, The Gap Band, Teena Marie March 19
Gladys Knight, Gerald Levert April 15
O'Jays, Whispers April 28
Bonnie Raitt, Charles Brown, Ruth Brown June 17
Lee Iacocca August 14
The Wallflowers, Chris Isaak October 18
The Nutcracker December 14 – December 31

 

1996

Event Date
Gladys Knight March 2
"Forever Tango: The Eternal Dance" April 23 – April 27
Barry White June 7
"Return to Chicago: 1968 –1996" with Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Keb' Mo, Jackson Browne, The Neville Brothers, Tom Hayden, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Alfre Woodward, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Leonard Weinglass August 25
Gladys Knight, Isley Brothers September 15
Tori Amos September 28
Chris Isaak October 22
Chaka Khan October 24
Bernie Mac November 14 – November 15
The Bodeans November 15 – November 16
The Nutcracker December 13 – December 29

 

1997

The Arie Crown Theater was closed during much of 1997 while undergoing an extensive renovation, including the installation of new seating, carpeting, the addition of box seating and side wall panels designed to greatly improve acoustics. The resulting work was recognized by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects with the Interior Architecture Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture 1999. The theater was reopened in mid–November, in time for the final run of the much–loved holiday classic “The Nutcracker”.
Event Date
Chicago, The Beach Boys  November 14
Johnny Mathis November 15
The Nutcracker December 12 – December 26

 

1998

Event Date
Patti LaBelle February 28
Jamie Foxx March 6
Usher, Mary J Blige March 27
"Talk Show Live" with Adele Givens April 3 – April 5
Bill T Jones, Arnie Zane Dance Company April 8 – April 9
Maxwell October 9
Journey October 17
Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission with guest speaker
Prof. Barak Obama
November 9

 

1999

Event Date
Dr. Stephen Hawking January 29
Gladys Knight, The Temptations March 13
Sheryl Crow April 22 – April 23
Natalie Merchant May 24
Whitney Houston June 22 – June 23 
Maxwell August 23
Maxwell September 25
Elvis Costello October 15
Elton John November 9 – November 12
Meat Loaf December 5
Jerry Butler, Ben E. King, Lloyd Price, Gene Chandler December 10
"This is Our Music, These are Our People" with Mayor Richard M. Daley, Maggie Daley, Gwendolyn Brooks, Studs Terkel, Buddy Guy, Kurt Elling December 31

 

2000

Event Date
Chinese New Year Celebration January 29
"Be Careful What You Pray For" February 8 – February 13
Alla Pugacheva February 27
Mary J. Blige March 11
D'Angelo April 1
Smokey Robinson April 7
Asha Bhosle April 8
"God Don't Like Ugly" May 4 – May 7
Don Henley June 17
Steve Hardy, The O'Jays June 23
The Irish Tenors August 19
"I Should've Listened" September 8 – September 10
Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osbourne October 7
"Can a Woman Make a Man Lose His Mind" October 19 – October 22
John Parios October 29
"Behind Closed Doors" November 14 – November 19

 

2001

Event Date
"A Mother's Prayer" February 13 – February 18
Sarah Brightman March 13
Patti LaBelle March 16
Lil Bow Wow May 13
Frankie Beverley, Maze August 4
Yes August 8
Erykah Badu August 26
Earth, Wind & Fire, Rufus September 20
Maxwell September 28 – September 29
Rachelle Ferrell October 5
Solo Para Mujeres October 6
Tori Amos October 23
Paschalis Terzis, Keti Garbi, Dionisis Shinas October 26
"Revenge of A Woman" October 31 – November 4
Isley Brothers November 9
CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin November 14 – November 15
Steve Harvey November 16 – November 17
Bellamy Brothers, Lacy J. Dalton December 2
Usher December 7
Natalie Merchant December 14

 

2002

Event Date
Alicia Keys February 7
Steven Curtis Chapman February 23
Boney James March 22
The O'Jays April 12
"What's on the Hearts of Men" April 25 – April 28
Paschalis Terzis, Keti Garbi, Dionisis Shinas May 17
The Support Group Comedy Show July 26
New Edition July 27
Maxwell August 8
Eddie Griffin September 28
"A Fool for Love" October 4 – October 6
John Anderson November 20
Kirk Franklin November 23
Michael W. Smith December 7

 

2003

Event Date
Kirk Franklin February 25
The Dells, Bloodstone, New Birth March 21
Martin Regine March 22
Alla Pugacheva, Maxim Galkin March 23
Isley Brothers April 4
George Dalaras, Marinella April 6
Adnan Jaimi, Asha Bohle April 18
Nelly August 3
B.B. King, Jeff Beck August 23
"Just Be A Man About It" October 9 – October 12
Rick James, Teena Marie October 31
George Duke, Roberta Flack November 15
"Tell It to the Judge" November 18 – November 23
Mike Epps December 6 – December 7

 

2004

Event Date
Valerie Leontiev January 31
"Why Did We Get Married" February 3 – February 10
Enrique Iglesias February 19
Mercy Me, Bobo Norman February 21
Sophia Rotaru February 22
Chely Wright February 23
The Dells March 6
"Not A Day Goes By" March 9 – March 14
"What Men Don't Tell" March 18 – March 21
"Will a Real Man Please Stand Up" April 4 – April 9
Philip Kirkorov April 18
Mary J. Blige May 1
“Beatlemania” May 24
Deepak Chopra September 5
"Friends & Lovers" September 14 – September 19
"Guilty Until Proven Innocent" October 14 – October 17
Kirk Franklin October 31
Russell Thompkins, The New Stylistics, Ray, Goodman & Brown November 5
"Meet the Browns" November 9 – November 14
Etta May November 21
Mike Epps December 31

 

2005

Event Date
Bobby Womack, Clarence Carter February 5
Rickey Smiley February 14
Yolanda Adams, Sheila E. February 17
Will Downing February 19
Lea Salonga February 26
"Madea Goes to Jail" with Tyler Perry March 8 – March 19
Zdravko Colic March 26
The Whispers, The Dramatics April 2
"Madea Goes to Jail" with Tyler Perry April 5 – April 10
Nelly April 8
McDonald's 50th Anniversary April 11 – April 17
"Cheaters" April 22 – April 24
Ai–Ai de las Alas April 30
Mary J. Blige May 1
"Baby Mama Drama" May 5 – May 8
Artie Lange June 4
The Temptations September 3
Earthquake, Sommore September 17
Ronnie Jordan, Malik October 6
Yolanda Adams October 7
"Cheaters" October 18 – October 22
"Las Noches del Salon Mexico" November 6
"Why Good Girls Like Bad Boys" November 8 – November 13
Ronnie McDowell November 17
Rickey Smiley, Adele Givens November 18
Moscow Ballet – "The Nutcracker" November 20
"Sox Pride! The Story of the 2005 World Champions" (Film Premiere) December 5
JDRF – Earth, Wind & Fire December 10
"Broadway on Ice" with Dorothy Hamill December 16 – December 18
Tina Marie, Charlie Wilson December 30
Mike Epps December 31

 

2006

Event Date
"If This Hat Could Talk" January 5 – January 8
"Chinese New Year" February 3 – February 4
Guy Blackstreet, Tony! Toni! Toné! February 11
"Casino" February 14 – February 18
Bobby Bland, Marvin Sease, Willie Clayton February 25
"Choices" February 28 – March 1
Kirk Franklin March 4
Earthquake, Gary Owen, Joe Torry March 11
"The Man of Her Dreams" March 15 – March 19
The Whispers April 7
Damon Williams April 8
D. L. Hughley, Sommore April 22
The Stylistics, Emotions, Chi–Lites, Jerry Butler May 13
Salman Khan, John Abraham, Shahid Kapoor May 19
National Restaurant Association with guest speaker President George W. Bush May 22
"Jesus Can Work It Out" July 20 – July 23
"Mr. Jones" August 11 – August 13
Chris Tucker September 9
"Mama's Sweet Potato Pie" September 12 – September 16
"Crazy Love" September 22 – September 25
Juanita Bynum October 12
Arnez J., Rickey Smiley October 13
Donell Jones, Keshia Cole October 21
"What's Done in the Dark" November 7 – November 12
Arnez J., Kevin Hart, Earthquake November 17
"Shhh" with Adele Givens & Sommore November 18
Musiq Soulchild November 19
Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin December 2
JDRF – Chicago December 9
Katt Williams, Snoop Dogg, Red Grant, Melanie Comarcho, Luenell December 31

 

2007

Event Date
Mint Condition, Bibal, Amel–Larrieux February 10
John Witherspoon, Sommore February 13 – February 14
"Golddiggers" February 15 – February 18
The Dells, The Dramatics, The Intruders February 17
New Edition March 9
D. L. Hughley, Tony Roberts March 10
Sylvia Browne March 13
"Issues – We All Got 'Em" March 14 – March 17
Nikola Baskov March 18
"My Brother Marvin" March 28 – April 1
"Love in the Nick of Tyme" April 17 – April 22
Ciara Lloyd, Tyrese, Ne–Yo Dungeon April 27
The Stylistics, The Emotions, The Delfonics, The Chi–Lites May 12
Teena Marie, Ray Parker, Jr. July 28
Polish Folk Dance Ensemble August 3
"Shackin' Up!" with Leon, Elise Neal, Billy Dee Williams, Lenny Williams, Shirley Murdock October 4 – October 6
"What's Done in the Dark" November 1 – November 4
Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley November 17
JDRF – Steve Winwood December 8
"A Polish Christmas" December 9
Charlie Murphy, Anthony Hamilton December 15

 

2008

Event Date
Chinese New Years Spectacular January 25 – January 26
"What Ever She Wants" February 7 – February 9
Monique February 14
Keith Sweat February 15
Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Boyz II Men February 16
"Relationship Games" March 14 – March 15
Patti LaBelle March 28
Philip Kirkorov April 4
Anheuser Busch with guest speakers Peyton & Eli Manning April 8
The Dramatics, The Emotions, The Impressions April 11
Piotr Rubik's Oratorio "Tu Es Petrus" April 12
"The Marriage Counselor" May 1 – May 4
"Duel of the Divas" with Lani Misalucha & Regine Velasquez September 19
Mary J. Blige October 14
"The Marriage Counselor" October 18 – October 19
JDRF – Steve Miller Band December 13
Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley December 27
Katt Williams December 31

 

2009

Event Date
Frankie Beverly, Maze, Teena Marie January 2
"The Clean-Up Woman" April 2 – April 4
The Whispers, Stephanie Mills April 11
Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke April 25 – April 26
Flight of the Conchords April 28
LaVelle Crawford, Adele Givens, Guy Torre May 9
Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp May 29
Anthony Hamilton June 13
George Clinton & Parliament, Ohio Players June 20
Alla Pugacheva June 24
Endure Dance Company July 25
Jamie Foxx August 1 – August 2
"The Color Purple" with Fantasia Barrino September 2 – September 6
Frankie Beverly, Maze, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds October 30
Arnez J, Earthquake, LaVelle Crawford November 14
"Laugh to Keep from Crying" November 19 – November 22
JDRF – Crosby, Stills & Nash December 10
Kevin Hart December 31

 

2010

Event Date
Cedric the Entertainer January 16
Salt-N-Pepa February 5
Sommore, LaVelle Crawford, Earthquake February 13
"Madea's Big Happy Family" with Tyler Perry March 2 – March 6
Mike Epps March 19
The O'Jays, Charlie Wilson April 2
"Madea's Big Happy Family" with Tyler Perry April 9 – April 11
Turetsky Art Choir May 2
"Church People Laugh Too!" May 8
Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp May 9
Monique May 15
"Church Girl" May 20 – May 23
Naughty by Nature, Kurtis Blow July 9
Endure Dance Company July 23
Al Hudson, Midnight Star July 24
"Me & Mrs. Jones" October 22 – October 24
Morris Day & the Time, SOS Band October 29
"Glory Days" – Legends of the 1985 Chicago Bears November 5
LaVelle Crawford, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake November 6
Monica November 12
"Cheaper to Keep Her" November 18 – November 20
Radiological Society of North America with guest speaker former President Bill Clinton November 30
JDRF – Hall & Oates December 11
D. L. Hughley, Adele Givens December 31

 

2011

Event Date
Raheem DeVaughn, Donell Jones February 11
Sommore, Bruce Bruce February 12
The Stylistics, The Dramatics February 25
Salt-N-Pepa March 19
Association of Fundraising Professionals with guest speaker former President Bill Clinton March 22
Johhny Gill, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant March 26
Keith Urban April 2
“What My Husband Doesn’t Know” April 14 – April 16
Dru Hill, Bil Bev DeVoe, Miki Howard April 22
Dominique, Lavelle Crawford April 30
Frankie Beverly, Maze September 24
Cedric the Entertainer October 15
Scream Tour: NXG with Diggy Simmons, Mindless Behavior, OMG Girlz, Hamilton Park, Jacob Latimore October 28
“The Haves and The Have Nots” with Tyler Perry, Palmer Williams, Jr. November 10 – November 13
Jagged Edge, Mario November 18
JDRF – The Doobie Brothers December 10
Corey Holcomb December 31

 

2012

Event Date
Keith Sweat, Fantasia Barrino February 14
Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Whodini, Da Brat February 18
“Madea Gets A Job” with Tyler Perry March 22 – March 25
Mike Epps March 31
Mike Epps April 5
Erykah Badu, Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick April 7
Tyrese May 11
‘70’s Jam with The ChiLites, The Emotions, The Delfonics, The Blue Notes May 12
“Madea Gets A Job” with Tyler Perry May 24 –May 27
N’Digo – Aretha Franklin June 30
Mindless Behavior, Jacob Latimore July 28 – July 29
ACE Hardware – Rascal Flatts August 17
Ricky Smiley, Adele Givens, Damon Williams September 1
ScreamTour Pt. 2 with Diggy, OMG Girlz September 8
Anthony Hamilton September 26
Sheryl Underwood, Bill Bellamy, Tony Rock October 20
R Kelly October 25 – October 26
Trey Songz, Miguel, Elle Varner December 1
JDRF – Kool & the Gang December 8
Deray Davis, Aries Spears, Lil Duvall, Jay Pharoah December 31

 

2013

Event Date
“Hits and Stars” with Victor Drobysh January 20
Bruce Bruce, Sommore, D. L. Hughley February 9
Guy, Tony! Toni! Toné!, SWV, AL B Sure, Dru Hill February 14
KEM, Chrisette Michelle February 16
“FELA!” February 18 – February 23
Mel Waiters, Floyd Taylor, Bobby Rush March 16
Mike Epps April 6 – April 7
“My Brother Marvin” April 19 – April 21
Stylistics, Dramatics, Heat Wave, Cuba Gooding Jr. May 11
Earthquake, Arnez J, Joe Torrey May 12
Rodriguez May 17
Anthony Hamilton, Keith Sweat June 29
Young Jeezy July 6
Damon Williams, Sheryl Underwood, Michael Blackson July 19
Mindless Behavior, OMG Girlz August 3
Eddie Griffin August 31
J Cole, Wale September 21
“How Sweet the Sound” October 5
Cedric the Entertainer October 19
Jaheim, Chrisette Michelle November 16
JDRF – Smokey Robinson December 14
KEM, Faith Evans, El DeBarge December 28
DeRay Davis, Gary Owen December 31

 

2014

Event Date
Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Tony Scholfield, Dominique February 14
Fantasia Barrino, Musiq Soulchild, Avant, Keke Wyatt February 15
“Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned” April 3 – April 5
Mike Epps April 19
Stylistics, Emotions, ChiLites, Bloodstone May 10
Sommore, Bill Bellamy, Earthquake, Tommy Davidson, Tony Rock, Tony Sculfield May 11
DMX, Rakim, Method Man, Redman, DJ Jazzy Jeff, EPMD, Mystikal June 20
Mindless Behavior, Bow Wow, OMG Girlz, Jacob Latimore, Trevor Jackson August 22
Cheryl Underwood, Damon Williams, Don “DC” Curry, Leon Rodgers, Melanie Camacho November 8
“The Color Purple” with Jennifer Holliday November 15 – November 16
MC Lyte, Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Crucial Conflict, Rakim December 7
JDRF – Foreigner December 13
Andraé Crouch December 19

 

2015

Event Date
Lavelle Crawford January 3
Maze with Frankie Beverly February 13
Sommore, Arnez J, Gary Owen, Tony Rock February 14
“Things Your Man Won’t Do” March 13 – 14
Ginuwine, H–Town, Kelly Price, Avant March 15
Cedric The Entertainer April 11
“Madea on the Run” with Tyler Perry April 16 – 19
Mike Epps May 9 – 10
Keith Sweat, Mint Condition, Donnell Jones May 15
Wendy Williams August 29
KEM, Tamar Braxton November 22
Anthony Anderson, LaVelle Crawford, DeRay Davis December 31

 

2016

Event Date
Sommore, Gary Owen, Tony Rock February 14
“Empress Wu Zetain” March 3
“Married But Single” April 1 – 2
Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia April 23
Michael Blackson, Benji Brown May 7
Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia June 1
Stephanie Mills, Eric Benet September 17
Ricky Smiley, J B Smoove September 24
ZZ Top September 27
“Love Jones – The Musical” September 30 – October 2
Toni Braxton, Joe October 16
Corey Holcomb, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Dominique November 19
JDRF – Cheap Trick December 10
DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson, Lil Duval, DC Young Fly December 31

 

2017

Event Date
NuSoul Revival February 11
“Married But Single 2” April 7 & 8
National Show Choir Championship April 22
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds May 13
Sommore, Arnez J, Damon Williams, Don “DC” Curry, George Wilborn May 14
Tamala and David Mann November 17
Bone Thugs & Harmony, Juvenile, Trina, Uncle Luke, Ying Yang Twins November 21
JDRF – Styx December 9
DeRay Davis, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Blackson, Lil Duval December 30 – 31

 

2018

Event Date
Chi–Town Blues Festival – Pokey Bear, Willie Clayton, Latimore, Calvin Richardson, Bobby Rush, Nellie “Tiger” Travis April 7
Je'Caryous Johnson Presents “Set It Off” – Da Brat, Letoya Luckett, Demetra McKinney, Kyla Pratt April 13 – 14
Festival of Laughs – Sommore, Arnez J, Tony Rock, Don “DC” Curry, George Wallace May 13
80’s Hip Hop – MC Lyte, Kid Capri, Scarface, DJ Quick, Twista May 25
RBRM – Ricky Bell, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DuBois, Michael Bivins September 14
Chi City Comedy Jam – LaVelle Crawford, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Tony Roberts October 5 – 6
Je'Caryous Johnson Presents "Redemption of a Dogg" – Snoop Dogg, Tamara Braxton, Omar Gooding, Demetra McKinney, Eric Benet, Latoya London, Lil JJ October 20
JDRF – Barenaked Ladies December 8
New Year’s Eve – Comedy Jam – DeRay Davis, Gary Owen, Lil DuVal, Michael Blackson December 29 – 31

 

2019

Event Date
Toni Braxton February 15
“Madea’s Farewell Tour” with Tyler Perry March 7 – 10
Festival of Laughs – Tony Rock, Guy Torry, George Wallace, Mark Curry, Sommore March 16
Mother’s Day Love & Laughter Festival – Major, Monica, K Michelle, Red Grant, Luenell, Slique Adams, Mz Sharelle May 11
Sweetest Day Comedy Jam – Corey Holcomb, Nephew Tommy, DC Young Fly, Tony Roberts, Kountry Wayne, Lavell Crawford October 19
Junoon: The Sultans of Sufi Rock: Comeback Tour October 26
R&B Rewind Fest – Jagged Edge, 112, Tevin Campbell, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Silk November 16
JDRF 40th One Dream Gala – Third Eye Blind December 28
DeRay's Comedy Count Down Festival of Funny – Mike Tyson, Michael Blackson, Lil Duval, Rickey Smiley, B Simone, Chico Bean, Bruce Bruce, Red Grant,
Leon Rogers, Sky Days, DeRay Davis
December 28 – 31

 

2020

Event Date
Je'Caryous Johnson Presents "Set It Off" – Da Brat, Drew Sidora, Lil’ Mo, Keshia Knight Pulliam March 6

 

2021

Event Date
Valentine’s Day Soul Jam – Tony Roberts, Sherly Underwood, Melanie Comarcho, Don “DC” Curry, Bill Bellamy February 14
Sweetest Day Comedy Jam – Chico Bean, DC Young Fly, Tony Roberts, Kountry Wayne, Karlous Miller October 16
Rubén Blades – Salswing Tour! – Rubén Blades, The Roberto Delgado Big Band December 5
JDRF One Dream Gala – Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo December 11
DeRay Davis Chi Town Comedy Count Down – Michael Blackson, Lil Duval, Rickey Smiley, Jess Hilarious, Pretty Vee, DeRay Davis December 30 – January 1

 

2022

Event Date
When MARS Meets VENUS January 8
70s Love Jam – The New Stylistics, Enchantment, William Hart’s The Delfonics, Howard Hewett February 18
Festival Of Laughs – Gary Owen, Tony Rock, Lavell Crawford, Sommore April 9
No Cap Comedy Tour – DC Young Fly, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, Desi Banks, B Simone, Blaq Ron May 13
R&B Spring Jam –Donell Jones, Blackstreet, Brown Stone, Dave Hollister, Tank, Ja Rule May 20
The Last Stop on the Love Train – The O’Jays, The Isley Brothers June 21 – 22
Fall Back In Love Comedy & Music Jam – Tory Lanez, Jacquees, August Alsina, Mario, Pretty Vee, Skinbone, Zoie Fenty, RIP Micheals September 17
Sweetest Day Comedy Jam – Juvenile, Ricky Smiley, B Simone, Jess Hilarious, Darren Brand, Blaq Ron, Mojo Brooks, Just Nesh, Money Bag Mafia October 14–15
JDRF One Dream Gala – Cindy Lauper December 10
DeRay Davis' Funny And Famous Chi Town Comedy Countdown – BJ Bolton, Morgan Jay, Leon Rogers, Desi Banks, TIP Harris, Luenell, Chico Bean, Donnell Rawlings, DeRay Davis December 30 – 31
   

 

2023

Event Date
Je'Caryous Johnson Presents "New Jack City Live” – Allen Payne, Treach, Big Daddy Kane, Gary Dourdan and Flex Alexander February 24 – 25
Royal Comedy 2023 – Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Lavell Crawford, Special K, Arnez J.  March 3
Always Only Jesus Tour – MercyMe, Taya, Micah Tyler March 24
Maksim The Collection - Maksim Mrvica May 25
Atif Aslam Live in Concert – Atif Aslam September 30
Sweetest Day Comedy Jam - Gary Owen, Bill Bellamy, Nephew Tommy, Tony Roberts, Benji Brown, Kevin Tate and Melanie Comarcho October 20 – 21
RB Groove Thang - Stephanie Mills, El DeBarge, After 7, Howard Hewett and Evelyn “Champagne” King November 18
2023 WOODZ WORLD TOUR 'OO-LI and' December 14
JDRF One Dream Gala – Goo Goo Dolls December 11
DeRay Davis' Funny And Famous Chi Town Comedy Countdown – DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson, Jess Hilarious, Nate Jackson, Kelly KDubb, Leon Rogers, Lil Jon, BJ The Chicago Kid December 30 – 31

 

2024

Event Date