IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY!

The IDES CHRISTMAS SHOW has become a tradition for our Family and Friends, and we’re happy to announce this year’s date: Saturday December 7th at St. Charles’ Fabulous ARCADA Theatre. As always, we’ll have a mix of Traditional and New Ides Christmas Tunes, with a special guest or three. Watch our website here for announcement of Ticket sales, or go to www.oshows.com for further information.

IDES CHRISTMAS!

Great God in Heaven! It’s Ides Christmastime, and you know what that means!

We kick it off in the wee hours Tuesday Morning (Late Monday) at 12:30am on the BILL LEFF SHOW on WGN-AM 720.  www.wgnradio.com/shows/billleff

Wednesday Morning  Dec 5, we’ll be on the WGN-TV CHANNEL 9 MORNING NEWS during the 8-9 hour.  www.wgntv.com/news/morningnews

Friday, Dec 7, we’ll be the house band once again for the ROE and ROEPER  TOYS FOR TOTS LIVE BROADCAST WLS-AM 890 at the Venue in the Horseshoe Casino, Hammond Indiana. Listen to the show to learn how you can be there. www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2319002&spid=7571

And then the BIG SHOW!
In what has become tradition, we return to one of our absolute favorite venues the NORRIS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER in St. Charles Il on Saturday December 8th for our annual Christmas Extravaganza. All your favorite Ides Christmas tunes, and the Rockin’ hits. The tradition continues as our good friend MEGON McDONOGH joins us, and it wouldn’t be Ides Christmas without the Dean of American Disc Jockeys DICK BIONDI who will emcee the show. Of course, our Chaplain Msgr. DAN MAYALL will be on hand to lend his warmth and spirit. And don’t be surprised if you see another Chicago legend onstage with the Ides! Here’s the need-to-know:

Saturday December 8, 2012  7:30 pm

The Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center
1040 Dunham Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
630.584.7200

Tickets: Special Seating $40 – Assigned Seating $25
Tickets Available: www.norris-cultural-arts.ticketleap.com
Or by calling (630) 584-7200 Ext. 10

www.norrisculturalarts.com

Upholding another Ides tradition, we are again honored to help Msgr. Dan Celebrate Christmas Eve Mass at HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL downtown Chicago – 6pm Dec 24th. If you haven’t been with us on Christmas Eve, you’ve missed a truly special and joyous event. ALL are welcome!
www.holynamecathedral.org

ANOTHER IDES SELLOUT!

The Ides returned to the wonderful ACORN THEATRE in Three Oaks Michigan for a sellout show. Owners David and Kim once again rolled out the Red Carpet for us, with a fine pre-show home-made dinner. Being a “sit-down” concert, we split the night starting off with an “unplugged” set, then a short intermission, followed by the “plugged” Rockin’ set. Scott even got to play the massive Barton Theatre Pipe Organ that Kim has lovingly restored. A special treat was re-meeting the Gent who last year slipped Jim the cassettes that became our “Lost Tapes Vol 1” CD.  The ACORN is a VERY hip place that has a wide variety of entertainment, and is only a hop, skip and a jump from Downtown Chicago. We hope David and Kim will have us back again!