Events

ECC ARTS CENTER EVENTS STATUS (Updated 4/1/20)

First of all, we want to thank all of our spring ticket buyers for their patience and understanding throughout the last three weeks. The Arts Center has been working diligently during this time to reschedule postponed events, clarify the statuses of our spring events, and to set up our Box Office to operate remotely. Below you will find additional information on events (including a number of rescheduled dates) as well as details on how our Remote Box Office Service will work. Still have questions? Email us at artscenter@elgin.edu. For updates on ECC classes and other college decisions related to COVID-19, visit the Emergency Management page.

 

Status Updates on ECC Arts Center Events Through May 3:

  • March 13: The Ruth Moody Band and Dala—Cancelled; Ticket buyers have been contacted. While this show was cancelled, we sincerely hope to welcome both Ruth Moody and Dala back to the Arts Center soon.  
  • April 2: Graham Nash—Postponed; NEW DATE: Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m.
  • April 16: John Sebastian—Postponed, NEW DATE: Friday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • April 18: Sarah Vowell—Postponed, Reschedule date pending.
  • April 19: Elgin Master Chorale, The Great Romantics: German A Cappella—Cancelled. The Elgin Master Chorale will return with new performances in the fall of 2020.
  • April 26-May 3: ECC Theatre, As You Like It—Postponed; NEW DATES: Friday, November 6-Sunday, November 8; Thursday, November 12- Sunday, November 15
  • More updates on the Arts Center’s spring event schedule will be shared shortly.
  • For postponement/reschedule information on any community events renting the Arts Center, please visit the specific organizations’ websites for updates.

Remote Box Offfice Service:

  • In order to control call volume and ensure that all patrons are communicated with effectively, Arts Center staff will be contacting ticket buyers by phone in phases. This call schedule is listed below.
    • Saturday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 8: Graham Nash ticket buyers
    • Saturday, April 11 through Wednesday, April 15: John Sebastian, Sarah Vowell, Elgin Master Chorale The Great Romantics: German A Cappella, ECC Theatre’s As You Like It ticket buyers
  • Ticket buyers will be offered the options of transferring their tickets to the new date (where applicable), refunding their ticket purchase, or donating their ticket purchase back to the impacted organization (Arts Center, Elgin Master Chorale, or ECC Theatre).
  • Remote Box Office Service will begin on Saturday, April 4. Remote Box Office Hours are Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays 12-5 p.m. as well as by appointment. Our staff will provide instructions on setting up an appointment when they make their initial call. Please make sure that you check your voice mail messages as the Box Office will be calling from ECC-issued cell phones rather than our typical Box Office phone number.

Updates on the Arts Center’s schedule will continue to be posted to this page and the Arts Center’s Facebook page

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Photo of Graham Nash

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash

Rescheduled to Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

THE Graham Nash is playing our 670-seat Blizzard Theatre! From The Hollies to Crosby, Stills, and Nash to his acclaimed solo career, Nash is a legendary musician.

When: NEW DATE: Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $59-$79 | Select "Buy Tickets" for VIP Package prices/info.

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Musician John Sebastian

John Sebastian

Rescheduled to Friday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Grammy®-winning founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful performs an evening of hummable hits including “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Daydream,” “Welcome Back,” and many more.

When: NEW DATE: Friday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $37-$52

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Sarah Vowell, photo credit Owen Booker

Sarah Vowell in the Land of Lincoln

Postponed. Reschedule date pending.

Known for both her clever examinations of historical events and her distinctive deadpan voice, bestselling author Sarah Vowell will apply her trademark point-of-view to Abraham Lincoln during this evening of history and humor.

When: POSTPONED: Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $35

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Elgin Master Chorale

Members of the Elgin Master Chorale

The Great Romantics: German A Cappella

Cancelled.

Elgin Master Chorale concludes its season with a unique concert of German a cappella music.

When: CANCELLED: Sunday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $24 adults / $19 students and seniors

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ECC Theatre

Actors performing ECC Theatre's 2019 production of Antigone

As You Like It

Rescheduled to November 6-15.

Many a mistaken identity, hijinks, hilarity, and love ensue in this beloved Shakespearian comedy.

When: NEW DATES: Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8; Thursday, November 12 through November 15 | Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. | Sundays at 3 p.m.
Location: SecondSpace Theatre
Tickets: $11 adults / $9 students & seniors

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ECC Concert Choir

Male singers of the ECC Concert Choir

Sing Into Spring

Join the ECC Concert Choir for its spring concert!

When: Monday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $9 adults / $7 students & seniors

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ECC Steel Bands

ECC Steel Bands musicians

Steel Some Sun

Celebrate spring with the ECC Steel Bands!

When: Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $9 adults / $7 students & seniors

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ECC Concert Band

ECC Concert Band

A Musical Portrait of America

The ECC Concert Band creates a musical portrait of America during its spring performance.

When: Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $9 adults / $7 students & seniors

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ECC Jazz Combo

Photo of an ECC Jazz Combo performance

The Joy of Jazz

Cancelled. See event details for more information.

The ECC Jazz Combo performs it annual spring concert!

When: CANCELLED-Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: SecondSpace Theatre
Tickets: $9 adults / $7 students & seniors

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Bands Hot Club of Cowtown and Davina & the Vagabonds

The Finest Hour: Featuring Davina & the Vagabonds and Hot Club of Cowtown

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II by revisiting the music of the mid-1940s with rollicking quintet Davina & the Vagabonds and Western swing/Gypsy jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown.

When: Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $36

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Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

Members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

Folklórico: A World of Dance

The award-winning Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra is one of the largest, oldest, and most esteemed youth orchestras in the nation. Its 44th season, MOVE, explores the rich traditions of Dalcroze, ballet, and folk dance.

When: Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $25 adults / $20 seniors / $14 students

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The Club

Violinist Zach Brock

The Zach Brock Trio

Zach Brock, the Grammy-winning violinist from Snarky Puppy, performs in the Arts Center's Club! Brock is heralded as the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation.

When: Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: SecondSpace Theatre
Tickets: $25

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Children's Theatre of Elgin & Fox Valley Theatre Company

Logo for Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Children's Theatre of Elgin and Fox Valley Theatre Company present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Featuring favorite songs, memorable characters, and a beloved story, this musical is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to experience all that musical theatre has to offer.

When: June 19 through June 28 | Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $12 adults / $10 students & seniors

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Hamilton Wings' SCORE!

Students performing a SCORE! Original Production

2020 Original Production

Hamilton Wings’ SCORE! provides students ages 10 to 13 with the chance to create, develop, and produce their own original production in just 10 months.

When: Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $10

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Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis featuring Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci

HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis

From the brilliant minds of improv/comedy legend Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist, Asad Mecci comes a mind-blowing and side-splitting show. Hypnosis and improv combine to create a totally unique and wildly entertaining comedy experience.

When: Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $42-$49

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Musician Max Weinberg

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

On Sale Tuesday, March 10 at 12 p.m.

During this interactive, thrilling, and fun performance, Max Weinberg and his stellar quartet perform a seemingly unlimited repertoire of classic songs on-demand— the audience calls out song requests and the band plays them in real-time!

When: Saturday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
Location: Blizzard Theatre
Tickets: $45-$55

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