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Classical Blast blurs musical lines, melding classical music into classic rock hits or rocking music by Beethoven, Bach and composers from other centuries, sometimes adding original lyrics. From Bach to classic rock to metal to pop, we hope you’ll find our approach to music a refreshing change. It’s the past, present & future all brought together in perfect harmony! An evening with Classical Blast is a total blast for any age! Join us for the ride...

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It’s back! We’re bringing our Dark Side of the Yule holiday show to theaters throughout the Midwest for the first time since 2019. It’s where Christmas meets classic rock! We’re retooling the show a bit with new music as well as old favorites. Dark Side of the Yule melds classic rock with well known holiday music by bands like Evanescence, Simon & Garfunkel, Metallica, Joni Mitchell, Moody Blues and more, with our versions of well known holiday music. There’s simply nothing else like it!

This year’s special guest is violinist-vocalist, Hannah K Watson. Known as the "Phunk Phiddler,” Hannah served as concertmaster of The Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Lake Shore Symphony for many years. She also embraced her inner cowgirl as the fiddler and lead-female singer for the Midwest's favorite country cover band, Suburban Cowboys, and worked as violinist with both “Made in America,” a Toby Keith tribute band, and “Trippin Billies,”  the nation's most renowned Dave Matthews tribute band. We’re so excited to add her to this year’s roster. 

You don’t want to miss this show! You’ll find a full concert listing on our Shows page with ticket links and info. Be sure to order early as most shows have sold out in the past. Tickets for the popular show in Galena during the town’s Luminaria Weekend can be purchased below.

Get a glimpse from the 2019 show here:


An Old World Holiday Experience
No one celebrates the holidays like the town of Galena, and we’ll be a part of the celebration again this year. This country setting has quaint shops filled with unique gifts, great food & spirits and lots of holiday events in a beautiful, low-key, relaxed atmosphere. It’s the top vacation destination in Illinois. Our Dark Side of the Yule show is the opening event to the town's Luminaria & Living Windows Weekend. The streets will be lined with glowing candle lit bags as our show kicks off the weekend festivities at their historic Turner Hall on Friday night. On Saturday windows in the shops downtown come ALIVE with holiday scenes and characters. There’s great shopping, Midwest skiing and so much else to do so make it a weekend… and be sure to include tickets to Dark Side of the Yule!

Fri, Dec 10, 7:30pm
Galena’s Turner Hall
115 S Bench St, Galena

Adult Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at door;  $10 kids (16 and under)
Beverages available by Galena Brewing Co.

Galena Adult Tickets
Galena Kid Tickets

A note about our indoor shows and COVID-19:
We have shows in various states. Most of our Dark Side of the Yule concerts are in theaters this winter. We don’t know what will be happening by then, but we do follow rules set forth by each state,  municipality and each venue. We want everyone to be safe and to feel secure. We advise everyone to get vaccinated that can be. Masks may be required, so plan to bring one and check the venue and state guidelines on day of the show as to what is expected. Those rules will be maintained.

Life on Fire Cover
Life on Fire $15

LIfe on Fire Track list:

1. Uprising / Toccata & Fugue
2. Resistor
3. Zombie / Lacrimosa
4. Let’s Pretend
5. Like a Stone / Adagio
6. Eleanor Rigby / Symphony No. 25 
7. Give Me Love
8. Through Glass / Little Fugue
9. Anything Good
10. What You See is What You Get
11. Wicked Game Tango
12. You’re Gonna Hear the Music


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Toucan Cove


Metamorphosis Track list:

1.  Immigrant Song/ In the Hall of the Mountain King
2.  In the Air Tonight/ Sarabande
3.  Metamorphosis
4.  Wrapped Around Your Finger/ Pavane
5.  Crazy Train/ Canon in D
6.  Creep/ Cello Suite No. 1/ Ave Maria
7.  Mr. Brightside/ Ode to Joy
8.  Nature’s Way
9.  Us & Them/ Clair de Lune
10. Celtic Crossover (Swallowtail - Tam Lin)
11. Layla
12. Beautiful

Nights in White Satin/ Greensleeves


Dark Side
Dark Side of the Yule

Dark Side of the Yule Track list:

1. Coventry Carol/ Great Gig in the Sky
2. Silent Night/ Sound of Silence
3. Twinkle
4. Fairytale
5. Imagine
6. Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy/ Enter Sandman
7. Carol of the Bells/ Game of Thrones
8. River
9. Pray for Me
10. Gabriel’s Message
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
12. Amazing Grace/ Hallelujah

Oak Park Good Shepherd

Dark Side of the Yule at Good Shepherd Church, Oak Park
We’re bringing our holiday show once again to this beautiful, intimate setting in Oak Park. Advance tickets on sale now below. Doors open at 7pm. Free parking on street.

Fri, Dec 3, 7:30pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
611 Randolph St, Oak Park

Adult Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at door; $10 kids (16 and under)

Oak Park Adult Tickets
Adult Tickets
Oak Park Kid Tickets



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