A sell-out crowd of more than 1,000 friends helped us get through one of the most emotional shows we have ever done. We were all on the border between laughter and tears all night long.

We would love to thank each and every one of you by name if we could. Instead, all we can do is thank all of you — for coming to our show, and for supporting us over the past ten years. It has truly been a remarkable run, and a band of brothers that we will never forget.

There was so much love in every corner of that room … we just have no more words except:

Thank you.

The Farewell Outdoor Concert, July 12, 2023

To say our farewell outdoor performance at Tonawanda’s Gateway Harbor was an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. Emotions ran from Zenith to Nadir and back again every few minutes as we felt the love from thousands upon thousands of hometown friends.

Over the past decade, the outdoor concerts in western New York have been the highlights of our summers. We are blessed to have been able to do what we love, and to bring some smiles to our audiences. We are truly going to miss it!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for your support, your love, and for allowing us to do what we do!

With Love,
The Chicago Authority
Barry Arbogast
Kacy Dolan
Ryan Gentner
Dave Herr
Rick Johnston
Jim Mauck
Eladio Rodriguez
Tom Scime
Justin Sledz
Keith Spurlock

July 12, 2023 and October 28, 2023 …

Photo by Justin Sledz

Hi Friends,

After 10 years of performing together, The Chicago Authority has decided to perform two “farewell” concerts in 2023. We are beyond happy that these concerts can be held at the venues who believed in us when we were starting out a decade ago.

July 12, 2023 at Tonawandas Gateway Harbor is the first …

October 28, 2023 at Lockport’s Palace Theatre is the second.

It has been quite a ride. We’ve traveled thousands of miles to perform hundreds of shows. We’ve weathered the storms of membership changes and health issues. And we’re fortunate that we accomplished what we set out to do: Celebrate the music of Chicago.

We all have our own careers, families, and lives that are bound spiritually and physically to Western New York, so it has been an honor and a privilege to also incorporate charitable elements into our performances through the years to give something back to the people who supported us.

Every single event at which we’ve performed over the years has been an absolute BLAST, and we look back on every one with loving, joyful memories. The guys in the band have formed a brotherly bond that will never be broken, and collectively we’ve formed a bond with all of you friends and fans — so much so that we consider you to be part of our family.

Thank you SO MUCH for accepting us, for supporting us, and for helping us relive our memories of one of the best bands on the planet: Chicago.

“Let’s all get together soon, before it is too late
“Forget about the past and let your feelings fade away
“If you do I’m sure you’ll see the end is not yet near

“Where do we go
“Where do we go
“Where do we go from here?”