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Elgin Community College Arts Center

Experience amazing artists, delicious pre-show dinners, and easy accommodations (parking is plentiful and free) at the Elgin Community College (ECC) Arts Center! The ECC Arts Center features two intimate theatres (the largest seats 662) and presents a range of exhilarating music, theatre, and comedy performances. Past performers include Ben Folds, Mavis Staples, Lewis Black, Rosanne Cash, Tommy Emmanuel, and John Hiatt. By partnering with ECC’s award-winning Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs, the ECC Arts Center offers pre-show dinners in conjunction with many events. The ECC Arts Center is also home to six college ensembles (ECC Concert Band, ECC Concert Choir, ECC Jazz Combo, ECC Steel Bands, ECC Musical Theatre, and ECC Theatre) and five community in-residence ensembles (BFH, Children’s Theatre of Elgin & Fox Valley Theatre Company, Elgin Master Chorale, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Hamilton Wings’ SCORE!).

Every summer the Grand Victoria Casino puts together a summer line-up that has visitors coming from near and far. Here is the 2017 schedule of concerts and events. More information will be released as it is made available.

July 1st - Gretchen Wilson with The Loving Mary Band and Charlie Daniels Band with Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

July 22nd - 3 Doors Down plus Filter plus 7th Heaven

August 19th - Yestival-A Full Festival Experience

September 3rd - Belinda Carlisle and Smash Mouth and The Motels with Martha Davis and Bow Wow Wow

All concert and ticket information can be found here. 

Check out the Elgin Area CVB's blog post about preparing to attend the Summer Concert Series. Here is the link.

Hemmens Cultural Center

The Hemmens Cultural Center offers Chicagoland a 1,200 seat acoustical gem that Harry Belafonte described as a "jewel". With seats no further than 87 feet from the stage and ample leg room, The Hemmens is the ideal venue to enjoy entertainment ranging from local favorites such as The Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Children's Theatre of Elgin to performing legends such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Bob Newhart and BB King. The Hemmens Cultural Center not only boasts a beautiful proscenium theatre, it also has an 11,340 square foot Exhibition Hall, fully equipped banquet kitchen and art gallery. With convenient, ample parking, and easy access from major routes, The Hemmens Cultural Center is ideal for trade shows, performances, conventions and meetings.