Back Country Boys Band 21+ Show Tickets Available 
Friday, July 26 · Doors Open: 6:00pm · Show: 7:30pm
Indoor Concert

The Back Country Boys, a dynamic country rock band, based in Southwest Florida has been performing locally and nationally for nearly 4 years.

In the spring of 2020 when Covid forced so many students out of the classrooms Michael Joyce and Brayden Reites decided to make effective use of their time. Lead singer and frontman Michael was seventeen and fresh off an all-state junior season at quarterback while drumming prodigy, Brayden was just fifteen in his shortened freshman baseball season at Saint John Neumann High School in Southwest Florida. They began playing music together in Reites’ Father’s workshop. That summer they played everywhere and with everyone they could. This continued throughout the next school year.

Upon graduation, Joyce decided to forgo offers to play college football and pursue his dreams of a music career with his bandmates. Summer tours have included performances throughout the South and Midwest. Now Joyce is twenty-one and Reites is eighteen and with other young band members have gained musical experiences beyond their ages. Together they have played more than 250 shows, appearing multiple times on iconic stages including Chicago’s Joes on Weed. Fort Myers’ The Ranch and Nashville’s The Dawghouse, to name a few. They have shared stages in supporting performances for Jake Owen, Chris Janson, Eli Young Band, Ian Munsik and more. Other current members of the band include Matt Byrne (Bass and Vocals), Brendan McCormack (Guitar, Banjo and Vocals) and Vinny Cilli (Lead Guitar). The band released their first 3 original songs(Magnolia, Kissed You In The Rian, and Pack your Boots) prior to their summer tour. Their Summer tour started with 3 appearances on stages at The Barfoot Country Music Festival in Wildwood, New Jersey including being selected to play the Official After Party following Friday Night’s headliner Keith Urban. Running through August 3rd, the rest of the tour includes stops in Florida, Illinois and Michigan.Friday, July 26, 2024.


General Admission: $20.00 – standing room only ticket.

Day of Ticket: $25.00 – standing room only ticket.

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.


Limited valet parking available. There is convenient taxi/Uber drop-off in our circle drive located at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive. There is paid parking available at Lincoln Park Zoo. Discounted parking vouchers for the LP Zoo lot are available to purchase from Theater on the Lake for $17. You can purchase the voucher upon your arrival at Theater on the Lake.

There is also metered parking at the harbor parking lot located at Cannon and Fullerton. Additionally, there is free street parking located on Cannon just north of Fullerton.

Accessibility & Accommodations

Theater on the Lake is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Guests who need special accommodations for seating or other assistance, please purchase your tickets now, and then contact [email protected] to make arrangements at least 5-days prior to the show.


Full bar service will be available when doors open at 6:00pm and ending approximately and hour after the show.


Guests are welcome to take photos, but we do ask you to refrain from using flash.


Small purses are allowed and will be subject to search. Backpacks, brief cases or other bags of any kind are not allowed.

Restricted items

Any dangerous, distracting or destructive items including but not limited to the items listed below may be prohibited at the discretion of law enforcement / security officials:

– Firearms/Knives/Weapons of any kind (Regardless of Permit)

– Laser Pens

– Pepper Spray/Mace

– Signs and Banners

– Alcohol

– Vaporizers, e-cigarettes

– Cannabis

– Selfie Sticks

– Video Cameras/Recording Devices

– Outside Food & Beverages

– Glass, Cans, Aluminum Bottles

– Hoverboards/Skateboards

– Pets (Service Animals are allowed: service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.)

email [email protected]

2024 Air & Water Viewing Party
Saturday, August 10  · 11-4pm
Sunday, August 11  · 11-4pm
Saturday Tickets Available 
Sunday Tickets Available 

Would you like to be in the center of the action for the 2024 Air and Water Show! Then join us for the 6th Annual Air and Water Show Viewing Party held outside at The Lakefront Green. Our 3 acres of expansive green space is located just south of the Theater on the Lake venue. Please note that access to The Theater on the Lake building will not be available.


$110 all-inclusive ticket features Smoque BBQ, open bar with beer, wine, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic offerings and other summer favorites. Ample seating is provided but feel free to bring your favorite folding lounge chair. Portable restrooms will be available within this space.

Tickets for children 6-12 are $50. No charge for children 5 and under.

Interested in purchasing a group of tickets for client entertaining or team-building? Email [email protected] today to reserve your dedicated space.

Our menu will feature favorites from Smoque BBQ including brisket, pulled pork and chicken along with sides including beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese along with The Lakefront Restaurant’s Orchard Salad (vegetarian).


Parking is not available on-site. We recommend taking an Uber/Lyft or public transportation. If you need to drive, you can look at parking at Lincoln Park Zoo or securing a parking space through SpotHero.

We’re looking forward to a memorable day and are thrilled to have you join us!

NOTE: Tickets are not transferable to another day and there are no refunds. Parking is not available on site so plan on taking public transportation or ride share. Viewing Party will take place rain or shine. Dogs are not allowed. No tents, coolers or outside beverages are allowed. Bags are subject to search.

Questions? Email [email protected]

For information regarding plays, please contact The Chicago Park District box office at:
(312) 742-7994 or [email protected]

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