Monday, November 7, 2016


Celebrating the music of Chicago and Three Dog Night

            The Chicago Authority, a nine-piece tribute to Chicago, and Eli, a seven-piece tribute to Three Dog Night, hit the Palace Theater stage November 23rd at 7pm to benefit Lockport’s Santa’s Christmas Cottage and the Historic Palace Theater! Both bands – 16 musicians – will perform on stage together during the show’s open and finale. Each band will also play their own sets; over one hour of hits from each band!

Proceeds to benefit Santa’s Christmas Cottage and Historic Palace Theater
            Lockport’s own Santa Claus, also known as Chris Parada, welcomes about 10,000 visitors a year to Santa’s Christmas Cottage. Chris and his father built the Christmas Cottage using their own funds so Santa would have a home base where thousands of children can visit, tell Santa all about Christmas, and have their photos taken free of charge. Each year, Santa also visits the homes of needy families to make sure the kids have a gift to open on Christmas Day. Chris explains, “For years I wanted to have a special place where children could come visit Santa, drop off a letter in the North Pole Mailbox and be introduced to history that took place many years ago. I also wanted to continue the family tradition that has been such a big part of our lives.”
            Lockport’s Historic Palace Theater, Inc., is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to maintaining the historic and architectural integrity of this magnificent 91-year-old Western New York landmark. Each year the venue hosts live plays, musicals, community events, concerts, and popular movies for tens of thousands of patrons.

The Chicago Authority Celebrates the Music of Chicago the Band
            The Chicago Authority is a 9-piece band dedicated to celebrating the music of one of the most popular and prolific bands of all time: Chicago! For nearly fifty 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.

Eli – A Tribute to Three Dog Night
            Eli is a Three Dog Night Tribute band comprised of seven members with well established musical pedigrees in the Western New York area. Three Dog Night earned 12 gold albums and recorded 21 consecutive Billboard Top 40 hits including Joy to the World, Eli's Coming, One, Celebrate, and Mama Told Me Not to Come.

            Tickets for the event are $20 general admission, or $30 for a VIP package that includes priority seating, after-show meet & greet, and after-show light fare provided by Lombardi’s Trattoria. Purchase tickets at the Palace Theater Box Office, 2 East Ave, Lockport (weekdays 10a – 2p); Mills Jewelers, 51 Main Street, Lockport; Lombardi’s Trattoria, 436 West Ave, Lockport; and online at

At a Glance:
                        A Benefit for a Great “Claus”
                        The Chicago Authority and Eli – Together!
                        Celebrating the music of Chicago and Three Dog Night
                        Wednesday, November 23rd, 7pm.
                        Lockport’s Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport
                        Tickets $20 General Admission/ $30 VIP
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                        Santa’s Christmas Cottage Website:
                        The Chicago Authority Website:
                        Eli Website: