What is the Fox Valley Music Foundation?
We are a group of music lovers. We are educators. We are promoters. We are preservationists. We are protectionists. We love music. We love the Fox River Valley of Illinois.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to music education and preservation. Please visit FVMF.org for more information.
What kind of music do you have?
At The Venue, we are proud to book nationally-recognized talent in all genres of music from blues and big band, to rock and world music, and everything in between. Frequently, our opening acts feature regional and local musicians and songwriters.
Does The Venue serve food and drink?
We offer a limited menu of beer, wine, and soda, as well as a selection of light snacks. For a more robust meal, please visit one of our local restaurants. A map of their locations can be found here.
Where can we park?
Downtown Aurora has ample street parking, public lots, and parking garages within blocks of The Venue. Please click here for a map of parking with detailed information on times and restrictions.
Are there public transportation options?
Yes, the Metra BNSF line travels from Chicago to downtown Aurora, and the Transportation Center is only 4 blocks from The Venue. Please click here for more information about travel and parking.
What are your hours?
Our events are generally scheduled between 7PM and 12AM, and we open one hour before start time. Festival and weekend events have times listed.
Is The Venue Handicap accessible?
Entrances to both our indoor and outdoor stages are wheelchair accessible. Our bathrooms comply with ADA standards. Please contact us if you have special needs or questions.
What items are prohibited?
We do not permit weapons or firearms, outside alcohol, or vape devices within the Venue. There is no smoking within 15 feet of any entrance, per Illinois law. Outdoor festivals allow smoking in designated areas only.
Outdoor events may have gate security available to offer over-21 wristbands, check backpacks, and spot-check coolers (if any) for alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted for outdoor events.
Does The Venue have age restrictions?
Most events are all-ages. Exceptions are noted in the event ticket page, if any.
Does The Venue have a gift shop?
We have a retail area offering a curated collection of music-themed items and memorabilia.