47 miles from Chicago, Woodstock is on the edge of the Chicago metropolitan area. We’re close to the city with a small town, rural personality all our own.
Rich with Victorian architecture, a town square that seems frozen in time, and a world-renowned Opera House, Woodstock also has an independent streak brimming with creativity and entrepreneurship. Artists and locally-owned businesses are embraced. Our school system is a leader in dual language education. And music, whether rock, folk, jazz, country or classical, fills the air indoors and out most every night.
Woodstock Opera House Event Series
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 2pm
Stage Left Cafe
Ticket Price: $25
Heralded as "one of the major talents of our time" by The Boston Globe, Canadian folk musician Garnet Rogers is a man with a powerful presence and a voice to match.
Opening for Rogers, Crys Matthews is the grand-prize winner of the NewSong Music Competition and winner of the People Music Network’s Social Justice Songs contest at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8pm
Woodstock Opera House
Ticket Price: $46
A four-time Grammy Award winner, Webb is also the Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Vice Chair of ASCAP, and a recipient of the prestigious Johnny Mercer and Ivor Novella International awards. The illustrious songwriter continues to charm audiences with his music and storytelling, full of humor, humility and warmth, about how as a 16-year-old former farm boy he found himself a star in Hollywood surrounded by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Glen Campbell, and Elvis.
Webb’s songs have been recorded by Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Michael Feinstein, R.E.M., Josh Groban, and Donna Summer.
Explore The Woodstock Square
There is always something happening on and off the Woodstock Square. From arts and culture at the Old Courthouse to entertainment at the Woodstock Opera House to the Woodstock Theatre to walking tours detailing scenes from the movie "Groundhog Day" (which was filmed here), Woodstock, Illinois is charming, quaint, historic--and a creative community with a deep independent streak.
Use the Real Woodstock visitor guide and map to find shopping, dining, parking and all other services on the Woodstock Square.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - The Musical Performed by TownSquare Players at the Woodstock Opera House from March 1 - 23
Adapted from Walt Disney Pictures' Academy Award-winning 1991 animated musical film of the same name – which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first learn to love a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.
Experience a Show at the Historic Woodstock Opera House
Entertaining patrons for over 125 years, the historic Woodstock Opera House is the crown jewel of Woodstock and McHenry County. Situated on the charming Woodstock Square, this community-owned venue continues to serve its guests as a performing arts center and focal point of the community. This month, come see Dreamgirls (Movie & Trivia), Donna Seaman’s Creative Living Series program Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists and the Chicago Barristers Big Band as they perform From Ragtime to Jazz, The Music of James Reese Europe.