On Friday May 31st, and Saturday June 1st,  Jim Peterik and the Ides of March will be filming their performances at the Wonderful ACORN THEATER in 3 Oaks Michigan for new DVD’s.  Friday night will be Jim’s Solo show “A Gift Of Song” and Saturday will be the Ides playing their famous “Double Show” where the first half is “Unplugged” and the second half is Rockin’! The ACORN THEATER is an intimate venue with great sound and sight lines-a perfect place to see and hear the IDES.
3 Oaks is about a 90 minute drive from Chicago, and there’s a lot to see and do in the New Buffalo Area. There are reasonable hotels nearby and plenty of fine places to dine. Kick off the summer “IDES-STYLE”! Our shows have always sold out at the Acorn, so get your tickets NOW for both nights and make it an EVENT TO REMEMBER!
SPECIAL OFFER!! If you buy tickets to BOTH SHOWS you will get a copy of each DVD when they are released!!! And all ticket holders to Jim’s show on Friday will get a free 2 song CD!!
Go to: for tickets and further information.


START SPREADING THE NEWS! The Ides will take a bite out of the Big Apple on October 1st, as we Rock the Manhattan BB King’s Club in New York City ( This Major appearance will come after our 4-day stand at the “Big E” festival ( in West Springfield Mass. Plan your trip now!!!


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 for further information.


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.

Wednesday Morning  Dec 5, we’ll be on the WGN-TV CHANNEL 9 MORNING NEWS during the 8-9 hour.

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.

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

Tickets: Special Seating $40 – Assigned Seating $25
Tickets Available:
Or by calling (630) 584-7200 Ext. 10

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!


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!