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, 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 the Woodstock Square.
Use the Real Woodstock visitor guide and map to find shopping, dining, parking and all other services on the Woodstock Square.
Comedian Caroline Rhea and the Woodstock Opera House on Saturday, February 16
Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress, brings a fresh, smart and spontaneous approach to all of her work. For the last seventeen years, Caroline has continued to perform to sold-out audiences in top comedy clubs all over the USA and Canada. In the world of television she is well remembered for her starring role as Aunt Hilda on The WB's sitcom "Sabrina the Teenage Witch”. An Evening with Caroline Rhea brings all her comedic talents to bear on the historic Woodstock Opera House stage, and will be an event to remember.
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 Barrister’s Big Band and Friends as they perform From Ragtime to Jazz, The Music of James Reese Europe.