Onesti Entertainment, The Dick Biondi Film and Reel Stories Productions to present The Dick Biondi Big 89 at Arcada Theatre!

Aug 26, 2021 845

BY: Joe Farina

Onesti Entertainment, The Dick Biondi Film and Reel Stories Productions will host The Dick Biondi Big 89! Birthday Bash, a birthday celebration and fundraiser on Sunday, September 19th starting at 2pm at the Arcada Theatre in Saint Charles.  Headlining the event is 1960’s rock and roll music icon Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals.

Additional performances by The Buckinghams, The Ides of March, New Colony Six, Jimy Sohns of The Shadows of Knight and many more incredible special guests. There will also be live and silent auctions as well as a merchandise table. Ron Onesti and Scott Mackay of 95.9 The River will serve as co-hosts. Proceeds go towards the Dick Biondi Film and their non profit fiscal sponsor Chicago Filmmakers. 

Tickets and more detailed information can be found at Ticket price for the show only is $89. There is also an attractive VIP Experience upgrade option for $189, this includes private backstage party, soundcheck, meet and greets and more! VIP Experience begins at noon. Purchase of VIP Option does not include entrance to the show. You must also have a show ticket to attend VIP Experience. Dick Biondi will not be present at the event, but fans will be able to sign a “Big” birthday card that will be sent to him. 

Biondi is the first DJ to play a Beatles record in the U.S. He was #1 DJ in America in the early 1960’s. He is among the first DJ’s to play rhythm and blues records in the south. He promoted the early records of Bobby Darin, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Biondi is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame, Illinois Radio Hall of Fame, Southern Tier Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Biondi will be inducted into the Illinois Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on August 31, 2021. 

“I am so honored and delighted to have Dick’s birthday celebration here at the Arcada,” Onesti says, “he is a rock and roll legend. The line-up of performances is magnificent!” Currently in post-production “The Voice That Rocked America” will be seen on PBS, streaming, DVD and film festivals.  “Our goal is to sell out the Arcada Theatre September 19,” says director and producer of the film Pamela Enzweiler-Pulice, “and if we do, we will succeed in securing the remaining funding needed to finish the movie. I am thrilled and thankful to Ron Onesti for making this possible!”


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