Old Chicago

Old Chicago
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Concerts & Events

In addition to having the Old Chicago Fair, a circus, shopping mall and a few restaurants Old Chicago throughout it's history brought in stars and musicians to play.

Here is a list by year of who came to Old Chicago:


Bobby Rydell

The Ramsey Lewis Trio

The New Kingston Trio

Wayne Cochran and the CC Riders

Sally Rand  (the famous Fan Dancer who was 71 at the time)


Buffalo Bob Smith (without Howdy Doody)

Susan of Sesame Street


The Human Torch

 Superman and Lois Lane


R2D2, Chewbacca, C3PO and Darth Vader

Bo Didley

Freddie Boom Boom Cannon

 Gary "US" Bonds

 The Coasters (How appropriate!)

 The Turks

 Rickie Havens

 The Shirells

 Harvey Mandell

 Blood, Sweat and Tears


Chubby Checker

 Soap Operafest - Stars of General Hospital, One Life To Live, Ryan's Hope and All My Children

 Chuck Berry

 Willie Aimes (from Eight is Enough)

 Black Oak Arkansas

 Jan & Dean

Dr. Hook

Conway Twitty

 The Hudson Brothers

 Gloria Gaynor

 The Guess Who

 Ricky Nelson

 Tommy Jones

 The New Christy Minstrels

 Kingston Trio

The Ramones

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Band

Commander Cody

Wild Cherry

The Four Tops

Unsure Of The Dates

Sha Na Na

Karl Wallenda

Little Richard

Jerry Lee Lewis

Anson Williams

Peter Tork & The Monkees

Rip Taylor

Marshall Brodien's Magic Show (Whizzo from Bozo's Circus)

Old Chicago Concert & Event Memories

I remember as a kid going to see Susan from Sesame Street and Darth Vader, R2D2, Chewbacca, and C-3PO.  I distinctly going up and giving Darth Vader a hug even though he was super menacing

A lady that I once worked with skipped school with her boyfriend to see the Ramones.  She told me that Old Chicago had set up chairs in front of the stage.  All of which were promptly folded up and set aside by the concertgoers so they could properly mosh to the Ramones.

If you have any memories, photos or video from any of the concerts and events at Old Chicago please email me as I would love to add them to this page.

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Paul B. Drabek