Entries by Paul Braun

The 20th Annual Jim Peterik’s World Stage Extravanganza is this coming Saturday, January 12th at the Wentz Center in Naperville, IL!!  Join Jim and his special guests The Ides of March, David Pack (former lead singer of Ambrosia), Gary Wright (Of Dream Weaver fame), Alex Ligertwood (former lead singer of Santana), Toby Hitchcock, Colin Peterik, […]

R.I.P. Dick Dearborn, Engineer on ‘Vehicle”

We were saddened to hear that Dick Dearborn had just passed away at age 91. Dick was the CBS staff engineer when the Ides Of March first came into Columbia studios on Fairbanks in Chicago to record our first demos for what would get us our record deal with Warner Brothers.   Guided by our […]

Ides Open for Chris Isaak in New Lenox!

The Ides will perform before the great Chris Isaak in New Lenox, Illinois, on Saturday, August 11th as part of the city’s Triple Play Concert Series in the Village Commons. The Ides will take the stage at 7:30pm in one of our favorite places to play! Aside from the Concert Series Tickets being sold, single […]

Lions and Tigers and.. IDES ! Oh, my!

The Ides played to a huge crowd last Saturday at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois for their Summer Nights concert series. It was a perfect night for an outdoor concert, and the Zoo staff couldn’t have been more helpful in providing for a great evening! There were even some “tigers” in the audience to […]

Two Great Gigs This Weekend!

The Ides have 2 great shows coming up this weekend! Friday we are playing Wood Dale Prairie Fest, 655 N Wood Dale Road. (Wood Dale and Sivert). There will be an opening act at 630- 830.   The Ides take the stage at 930.   This is always a great fest. See you there!   […]


Berwyn, IL – February 16, 2018:  The IDES OF MARCH, who have enjoyed a 54 year career with all the original members, including Grammy Winner JIM PETERIK, returned to their Alma Mater MORTON  HIGH SCHOOL for a gala pep rally on Friday, February 16th at 6pm in the Main Gym at Morton East High School in Cicero, Illinois. […]

City Winery – May 3rd, 2018!

It’s hard to find a great intimate venue in downtown Chicago that can properly present the soft harmonies and blend of the Ides vocals and the power of the full eight-piece horn band that we are. The City Winery is just that place, and The Ides are looking forward to playing at the City Winery […]

Cornerstones of Rock!

It seems that people who grew up with the music of the 60’s and 70’s can’t get enough of the Cornerstones of Rock concerts being hosted by the Ides of March, and featuring original members of the Shadows of Knight, the New Colony Six, The Cryan Shames, the Buckinghams, and of course, The Ides. The […]