The North Shore Center in Skokie is truly excited to welcome back all our artists, friends and family!
The Feature Series at the North Shore Center is your spot on the map to get a broad spectrum of
top-notch theater, comedy, music, dance and family entertainment. We offer a variety of performing arts
representative of every genre and mix in world-class artists with local productions and flavor.
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Health Safety Measures & Policies
(Updated September 14, 2021)
Health Guidelines as of September 1st!
• North Shore Center requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
• Face masks are required for all visitors.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is joining a coalition of Chicagoland performing arts venues with a unified policy requiring our visitors to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Properly worn face masks are still required for all patrons regardless of vaccination status. We intend to hold these policies in place through the end of 2021. Read more about our Health & Safety Procedures.
We continue to follow health guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Health. The Center has taken enhanced health safety and cleaning measures to protect artists and patrons and reduce transmission risks of the coronavirus. Please understand your own personal health risks and take proper precautions. An inherent risk of COVID-19 transmission exists in any public place where people are present. By attending, participants assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
FEATURE SERIES | 2021 SEASON
The Robert Cray Band
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8pm
Nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album! Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades. With five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame induction, and an Americana Lifetime achievement award winner, Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8pm
Maz Jobrani is an Iranian American comedian, actor and co-star in the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. Also a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Maz is known for comedy that focuses on his family, the topic of race and the misunderstandings surrounding Middle-Easterners in America.
starring Peter Noone
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 8pm
The iconic rock group Herman’s Hermits and lead singer Peter Noone were a vital part of the British Invasion music transition into the United States.
Justin Willman – Magic for Humans
Magic in Real Life Tour
Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 7pm
Magician, comedian and star-creator of the hit Netflix series Magic for Humans, Justin Willman presents an intimate evening of mind-blowing magic, comedy and unexpected surprises that will leave the whole family wonderstruck.
An Evening with Linda Eder
Featuring Musical Director Billy Stritch
Friday, October 01, 2021 at 8pm
Linda Eder returns in support of her new album, Retro Volume Two—a deft mixture of Broadway, popular standards and select cover songs. The album further expands her repertoire of broad powerhouse songs and ballads with all the sweeping melodies and emotionally soaring notes that define Linda’s signature style
Out of The Blues Tour
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 at 7:30pm
Boz Scaggs is known for his 1970s solo hits “Lido Shuffle,” the Grammy-winning “Lowdown,” and his early work with the Steve Miller Band. In a career that has spanned five decades, Boz returns to his blues roots and the North Shore Center with his latest Out of the Blues Tour.
Live in Concert
Thursday, October 07, 2021 at 7:30pm
Chris Thile—just his voice and mandolin. In support of his new solo album, Laysongs, the Grammy-winning mandolinist from Punch Brothers, The Goat Rodeo Sessions and NPR’s Live From Here captivates with an intimate concert displaying his unique virtuosity with new original songs and covers that contextualize his ideas about spirituality.
Friday, October 08, 2021 at 8pm
The world’s most recognized master of the ukulele, an acoustic music icon and even declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one has gone before, performing awe-inspiring music that ranges from jazz, blues and rock to bluegrass, classical and folk. Jake’s live concerts are a blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and display of showmanship.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:30pm
The three-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist expanded the borders and boundaries of the blues music genre by sprinkling in his own world music influences that combine the blues sensibility with the music from Africa, the Caribbean, India, Hawaii, the South Pacific, and others.
Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery
Two Lost Souls
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8pm
Two lost souls, Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night, Glee) and Kate Flannery (The Office) find themselves together for an entertaining and slightly twisted night of song and comedy. “Life is a cabaret, my friends”—so come to the anti-cabaret!
Da Manitowoc Minute’s
Midwest Survival Guide Tour
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8pm
Comedian, host, actor and Emmy-winning journalist Charlie Berens is a dynamic talent in the comedy world. Charlie’s career extends beyond creating and staring in the viral sensation, the Manitowoc Minute. From creating content for Funny or Die, TBS Digital and Fox Sports 1, to hosting shows for Fox, CBS Sports Network and Variety, Berens’ skill set proves invaluable in a rapidly changing media landscape.
ICON Concerts presents
MODI – Know Your Audience
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 7:30pm
Called “the next Jackie Mason” by The New York Times and voted one of the top ten comedians in New York City by The Hollywood Reporter, MODI is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers. Featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, and E!, MODI has received rave reviews in The New York Times, Time Out NY and The New York Post.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7:30pm
An originator of the progressive bluegrass movement and member of the ground-breaking band New Grass Revival, Sam Bush is an International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and multi-Grammy-winning mandolin player.
The Rocket Man Show
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 8pm
Hand-picked by Elton John himself as his official body double for Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour media production, Rus Anderson is the world’s premier Elton John impersonator—with the chops to prove it. This concert recreates the magical live persona of a young Elton like no other with the actual flamboyant costumes, his fierce piano playing and live spot-on vocals.
An Evening with Leo Kottke
Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:30pm
Blending folk, jazz and blues influences into a signature fingerpicking style of syncopated and polyphonic music, Leo Kottke is a legendary acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over a recording and performing career spanning nearly fifty years.
Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker marches back onto the North Shore Center stage with an affordable full-length holiday production performed in the grand Russian style by a professional company with incredible guest soloists! Salt Creek’s production is the perfect way to introduce children to the power and beauty of dance.
Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 7pm
The veteran Emmy-nominated comedian and Saturday Night Live alum is back to his first passion of making a room of people laugh during his stand-up concerts.
Giordano Dance Chicago
Saturday, February 05, 2022 at 7:30pm
In fifty-five years as an artistic leader and innovator, Giordano Dance Chicago—America’s original jazz dance company—has contributed greatly to the health of Chicago’s performing arts community. With a vast repertoire of original works, Giordano Dance Chicago’s imprint on the art form of jazz dance is far-reaching and significant.
An Evening wtih Keb’ Mo’
Friday, March 11, 2022 at 8pm
The bluesman Keb’ Mo’s first self-titled release celebrated a 25th Anniversary in 2019. Keb’ has proven he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Over the course of fourteen albums, he has garnered five Grammy awards, including his most recent 2019 release, Oklahoma, which won in the Best Americana Album category.
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8pm
Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author and awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.
Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:30pm
One of the true visionary and widely influential stand-up comedians, Academy Award winner, Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. Wright and his deadpan delivery were an unexpected revelation when he hit stages in the 1980s and quickly rose to star comedian status.
Tempest II Tour
Friday, April 01, 2022 at 8pm
Back by popular demand, Jesse Cook is one of the most influential artists in the world of nuevo flamenco. Cook fuses his virtuosic flamenco guitar techniques with jazz, rock, rumba, gypsy, tango, salsa and other forms of world and popular music. Cook has been a leading proponent of the genre since bursting onto the world music scene with his 1995 album, Tempest.
Chicago Tap Theatre
Saturday, July 10 at 3pm & 7pm
Chicago Tap Theatre is a young and vibrant dance company with a unique mission to preserve the quintessentially American dance form of tap and to take tap to the next level of creativity and innovation.
Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8pm
Best known for their catchy alternative rock single, “Closer to Free,” BoDeans have a remarkable thirty-year musical career of compelling songs, high energy performances, and a loyal and unpretentious fan base.
Buyer Assurance Program – Be Safe, Be Confident
Please know that for North Shore Center ticket purchases:
- We will automatically transfer your tickets to the rescheduled performance date. If you cannot attend the show on the new date you will be entitled to a refund or credit towards another performance.
- If we are unable to reschedule an event, you will automatically receive a full refund.
- If your event is cancelled due to a governmental restriction that prohibits events or event capacities, you’ll receive a full refund.
- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! If you’ve been ill, around another ill person, or measured a high temperature within two weeks before the event, just let us know. You’ll receive a full refund or credit towards another North Shore Center event.
- Health and safety come first! If you are feeling uncomfortable about event attendance, just let us know. You’ll receive a peace of mind along with a full refund or credit towards purchase of another North Shore Center event ticket.
Please stay safe and healthy! We hope to see you soon at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie.