The Venue is Chicagoland’s premier entertainment destination. This 3,400 capacity state-of-the-art space regularly showcases the hottest entertainment acts in the country. Complimentary transportation to The Venue is available from downtown Chicago. Visit www.chicagohorseshoe.com for details.

gabriel2012_16x9_300x225Gabriel Iglesias

One of television’s most popular comedians, Iglesias performs stand-up for Comedy Central. He has been called “unbelieveable,” “electrifying” and “gifted” by the network.

  • ·         March 8th, Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Event at 8:00 p.m.
  • ·         Tickets are $40 – $75 on Ticketmaster




This English rock band incorporates progressive lyrics with symphonic rock. During their Spring 2013 tour they will play three albums in their entirety- a first for the band.

·         March 16th, Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Event at 8:00 p.m.

·         Tickets are $35 – $70 on Ticketmaster



Bobby_Womack_2_16x9_300x225Bobby Womack

Bobby has been recording music since the 1960s. Not only is he known for his versatile style that includes R&B, soul and rock, but he is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is Grammy nominated.

  • ·         March 23rd, Event at 8:00 p.m.
  • ·         Tickets are $60 – $95 on Ticketmaster


JasonAlexander_16x9_300x225Jason Alexander

April 27th @ 8pm

Jason is best known for his role as George Costanza on America’s beloved television show Seinfeld. However, Jason is more than just a stellar and hilarious actor. He has directed numerous theatre performances in Los Angeles and won a Tony award for his role in the Broadway show, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.

Beyond “Seinfeld,” Alexander’s career is one that defines diversity. His Broadway debut came in the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. Alexander starred on Broadway five times, eventually hired to write the libretto for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, in which he also played 14 different characters

and which won him the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards. Los Angeles audiences have enjoyed his many stage performances here, most notably his acclaimed run alongside Martin Short in Mel Brook’s The Producers. This past summer, The Actor’s Fund honored Jason with the “Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement”.

In film, his credits include Pretty Woman, Jacob’s Ladder, Dunston Checks In, Love, Valor, Compassion, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Shallow Hal, Hatchi and the upcoming, Lucky Stiff. Notable TV projects include Bye Bye Birdie and A Christmas Carol. He directs for both film and TV, with several features and episodes of Seinfeld, Everybody Hates Chris, Criminal Minds, Franklin and Bash and Mike and Molly to his credit. He has also directed numerous stage productions in LA, many for the Reprise Theatre Company for which he serves as Artistic Director.

When not engaged in the above, Jason works as a noted producer, teacher, children’s author, magician, poker star, activist and traveling comic – often in his persona of Donny Clay, America’s 4th Leading Motivational Speaker.