The Ides and Cathy Richardson – City Winery

The Ides of March @ City Winery! With Special Guest Cathy Richardson

The Ides will play this great intimate in-town venue on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, and will debut a few tunes from the upcoming 55th Anniversary album “Play On, ” which features 14 brand new songs and several quest artists.

Singer and dear friend Cathy Richardson will be dropping by to join us on stage, so come on out to the 8 o’clock show. There are still some tickets available, but hurry!
We’d love to see you there!

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, Leslie Hunt, Riley Pettrone and The Mighty World Stage Band!! Plus, you never know if there will be a surprise guest or not!

Tickets are almost gone. You need this in your life. Come join us for an evening of music, brotherhood, and friendship!

Cornerstones of Rock Concert- Another Sell-out Crowd!

It was another great night of memorable music by the original artists who recorded the hits back in the day!  

The Ides of March, The Buckinghams, the Cryan Shames, The New Colony Six, Jimy Sohns of the Shadows of Knight and Ted Alliota of Alliota, Haynes and Jeremiah filled the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL, and played those national hit songs they made famous in the late ‘60’s and 70’s, reawakening so many memories of simpler, happier days.

Everyone came ready to dance and sing along as the bands did their thing. This night, host Ron Onesti asked about forgotten songs, and the bands each responded with some of the “almost-hit” they had, that still are some of their favorites.  

The Cornerstones of Rock show has received great reviews from fans and promoters wherever is has been preformed, and there’s too much fun to be had to stop any time, soon!

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 tickets for the concert will be available at the venue, starting at 4 PM the day of the concert.  Come on out for an evening of great music!

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 on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.  Please join us and enjoy this great venue!

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 live version of the highly successful PBS Sound Stage program “Cornerstones of Rock- American Garage” played to several sold-out venues in 2017, and is lining up to play many more this year, starting on April 29th, at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL.  Later, this summer will bring the Cornerstones show to the famed Milwaukee Summer Fest, on June 28th.

It’s all about the songs! This show faithfully reproduces the songs made famous nationally by these Midwest “garage band” start-up groups, and rocks with the energy that makes audiences feel as young as their fondest memories of this great period of popular music. Come on out and enjoy!

We will be posting a more in-depth article on the “Cornerstones” in the near future.

The Ides Really Rocked The Boat This Time!

For the second year in a row, The Ides of March were honored to be invited to play on the mighty Moody Blues Cruise to the Caribbean. This year’s cruise featured many fine artists such as the Zombies, Alan Parsons, Ambrosia, The Orchestra, Richie Furay, Jefferson Starship and many more, and, of course, the new Hall of Fame inductees, The Moody Blues.

This is an awesome sea cruise, with great music and wonderful people, including our incredible hosts, the Moody Blues, the fine crew that has to pull off miracles to handle the intense schedule of the many bands and venues on the ship, and the cruisers, the music lovers who come to enjoy the music!

Playing to an overflowing crowd in the club venue, and a full house in the main theater, the Ides were welcomed back with great enthusiasm, and really rocked the boat, as shared in the pictures below. The Ides met many new and old friends at the merchandise signing after the theater concert, and we really hope to do it, again, in the future!

Photo by Iron Mike Savoia Photography

The Ides of March Christmas Concert, special guest Megon McDonough

Our special guest this year will be the wonderful Megon McDonough! Come join us at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on December 16th!


The Meaning of Christmas

This is one of the songs we’ll be performing during our annual Christmas show at The Arcada in St. Charles on December 16th.