About the Band


–Keith Howland, Guitarist, Chicago, 1995 through 2021

The Chicago Authority is a tribute to the music of one of the most popular and prolific bands of all time: Chicago!

For more than 50 years Chicago has been one of the world’s top touring acts, and their 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has skyrocketed their popularity and introduced their vast 36-album catalog of music to millions of new fans.


The Chicago Authority pays tribute to that legacy during a two-plus-hour show that mimics the look and duplicates the sound of the touring band. You’ll hear plenty of hits including Make Me Smile, Saturday in the Park, If You Leave Me Now, 25 or 6 to 4, and You’re the Inspiration, plus selected album cuts such as Listen, In the Country, and South California Purples.

Celebrate a 50-year musical legacy and a new-again Hall of Fame popularity with a band that has been called “the best Chicago tribute band in the world”, The Chicago Authority!

The Chicago Authority:

Barry Arbogast   Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Flute
Kacy Dolan   Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ryan Gentner   Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Dave Herr   Vocals, Bass
Rick Johnston   Vocals, Guitars
Jim Mauck   Trombone
Eladio Rodriguez   Vocals, Percussion
Tom Scime   Keyboards
Keith Spurlock   Vocals, Drums
Justin Sledz   Production Manager