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
Series Ticket Price: $79 (That’s a $17 discount when you buy tickets for all three shows!)
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 7:00pm
Woodstock Opera House
Ticket Price: $25 ($20 for students)
Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multiethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner -including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted. Her independent album topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR's All Things Considered, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle. Her band’s Tiny Desk concert made NPR’s top 15 of 2015.
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 2:00pm
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, 8:00pm
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 the Woodstock Square.
Use the Real Woodstock visitor guide and map to find shopping, dining, parking and all other services on the Woodstock Square.
Celebrate Groundhog Day
Thursday, January 31 to Sunday, February 3
It's time to party again and again and again in Woodstock, IL at the annual 2019 Woodstock Groundhog Days Festival!
Spend the weekend in Woodstock celebrating the 26th anniversary of Harold Ramis' classic film, "Groundhog Day." Enjoy a weekend of events including meeting Stephen Tobolowsky, the actor who played Ned Ryerson; the chili cook-off; free Groundhog Day movie showings at the Woodstock Theatre; free walking tours of film sites; a pub crawl and much more!
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.