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'Nashville' stars, Tommy James and Shondells to play Rialto shows

6/10/2015, 2:58 p.m.
Charles Esten and Charlene Bowen will appear on Oct. 24, and the Tommy James show, with Gary Puckett & The ...
Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, two of the stars of TV's "Nashville," will perform and tell stories during an Oct. 24 concert at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet.

Tommy James will perform with his band, The Shondells, at the Rialto on Nov. 13.

Tommy James will perform with his band, The Shondells, at the Rialto on Nov. 13.

Tickets go on sale Friday for two new shows at the Rialto Square Theatre -- Tommy James & the Shondells and Charles Esten & Clare Bowen, start of the "Nashville" television series.

James and his band had more than a dozen top 40 hits in the 1960s, including "Mony Mony," "Crimson & Clover," "Crystal Blue Persuasion" and "I Think We're Alone Now." Opening for them at the 8 p.m. Nov. 13 show will be fellow '60s pop group, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap," which scored several hits, including "Young Girl" and "Lady Willpower."

Esten and Bowen's show, where they'll share stories about "Nashville" as well as perform, is 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Esten plays "Deacon Claybourne" and Bowen is "Scarlett O'Connor" on the hit ABC television show, which stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere.

The Rialto is located at 102 N. Chicago St.

For more information on ticket prices and where tickets can be purchased, go to www.rialtosquare.com.