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To ensure the safety of our guests, and to make sure the experience at The Vixen is enjoyable for all parties, the following rules have been put in place. Violation of these rules may result in being ejected from the building with NO ticket refund or possible ban from the Vixen.

We do not serve food, that being said outside food is welcome at The Vixen. Scroll down the page to see restaurants near the venue!


NO smoking/vaping of any kind inside the building, according to state law. Smoking/vaping is permitted, for those of age, on the outside patio.
NO moshing, crowd surfing, or stage diving
NO intoxication or other signs of impairments related to alcohol consumption or otherwise
NO fighting or threats of violence
NO re-entry or ins and outs
NO unauthorized unlicensed vendors, solicitations, handbills, sampling, etc allowed
NO unauthorized entry to non-public areas (storage closets, offices, etc)
NO outside beverages
NO backpacks
NO large purses, or bags (over 6″x10″)
NO audio or video recording devices/accessories of any kind, including GoPros.
NO professional camera equipment without a pass from the tour.
NO weapons (concealed or otherwise) including pocketknives, pepper spray, etc.
NO illegal substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia.
NO spikes or long wallet chains.
NO selfie sticks
NO laser pointers
NO glass, bottles, cans, or coolers
NO stickers, flyers, banners, or posters
NO item that management may consider dangerous or problematic.


Small bags; smaller than 6″x10″
Nonprofessional/pocket still camera, unless otherwise denied by the tour/artist.
Fan signs (but please limit size and be respectful of people around you)
Outside food


We are in accordance with McHenry County Health Departments Guidelines and there are currently no vaccination checks or face mask required for our shows.

We’ve installed new touchless systems, and fully remodeled some restrooms.

The Vixen is following all local health guidelines.

We’ve put enhanced cleaning procedures in place; before, during, and after shows.


The Vixen is located @ 1208 N Green St. (SEE MAP BELOW)Route 12 & Route 120 (FROM SCHAUMBURG)* Travel West on Route 120 for about 5.5 Miles* Take a left on Green St* Take a right into Municipal Parking Lot before small bridge
Highway Route 31 & Route 12 (FROM WISCONSIN)* Travel South on Route 31* Take 31 South to Route 120 East* Take a right onto Green St* Take a right into Municipal Parking Lot before small bridge


Holiday Inn –9.4 miles from venue 800 South Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Hampton Inn– 3 miles from venue 1555 S Illinois Rte 31, McHenry, IL 60050

Taxis & Rides shares are not as abundant as most cities. Plan ahead.
(Please keep in mind, we are a Large town / Small city.)

PEARL STREET MUSIC0.2 miles / 5min walk 3421 Pearl Street, McHenry, IL 60050
Rocco Z MusicLLC .06miles/15min walk 3103 Lincoln Rd, McHenry, IL 60051
MIKES BRASS & WOODWIND4.3 miles / 8min 3607 N Chapel Hill Rd, Johnsburg, IL 60051
DR WOODS13 miles / 25min 312 Lincoln Ave, Fox River Grove, IL 60021
GUITAR CENTER15miles / 30min 195 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102

Siren Records0.5 miles / 10min walk 3902 Main St, McHenry, IL 60050
Vinyl Frontier Records1.5 miles / 5 min 4720 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050
Reef Records3miles / 10 min 821 Rand Rd, Lakemoor, IL 60002

We are located on the main street of old downtown McHenry IL which if full of eatery options.
Jexals (Pizza, Wings, Burgers, Ribs, Pasta, Wraps)
Buddyz (PIzza, Wings, Burgers, Etc.)
DC Cobbs( Burgers, Sandwiches)
HUB Market (Deli /Butcher shop)
Green Peapod (Thai)
Greenstreet Café (American)
EPIC DELI – (Crazy Sandwiches, Vegan, Keto friendly)

Walmart -2 miles
Mejier -1 mile
Home Depot -1 mile
Dick’s Sporting Goods -2 miles
Old Navy -2 miles


1208 N. Green StreetMcHenry IL 60050

Tickets are available online at www.vixenmchenry.comWe highly suggest buying in advance. Please download the Ticketmaster app to download your tickets before entering the building.TICKETING QUESTION? Contact

Will Call is at the check-in area when you enter the venue. Will Call opens when doors open. box office Photo ID is required

Unfortunately, No. Sold Out is Sold Out. We encourage you to buy in advance to prevent FOMO.

Unless advertised as a “seated show”, The Vixen is a General Admission, Standing Room venue. A few tables & chairs may be put out for some shows but those are first come first serve.

If you plan on drinking alcohol, yes. Because our shows are all ages, we ID everyone. All guests must be 21 years of age to purchase and consume alcohol. Some shows may be 21+ and will be marketed as such.

The opening artist starts at advertised concert time. Doors to our auditorium usually opens one hour before show time. We suggest getting there to see their set. They are on this show because the headliner likes them and wants their fans (YOU) to see them. You may just find your new favorite band! Remember: The headliner you paid to see was once an opener.

Yes, as well as all major credit cards. You can have a tab started and use at all of our bars and servers.

There is convenient parking lots directly in front of The Vixen. Free Parking

No, there are several restaurants within walking distance. You may bring food into the venue.

Yes. In the front bar area.

No, not currently.

Yes. Contact a few days in advance of show. Not day of show, please.

Call 815-271-5010 or email

Shirts, Shoes (and Pants) are required. Other than that, game on!

All sales are final. We don’t issue refunds unless the show is cancelled. If cancelled, refunds will be issued by your point of purchase. TICKETING QUESTION? Contact or Through Ticketmaster are our preferred methods. From time to time we do promotions through Groupon those tickets are sold from Ticketmaster.

Beware of 3rd party websites – if you do buy from a 3rd party, do not allow will call purchases only do ticket transfers through Ticketmaster. 

*Please include artist name and date of confirmed show in subject lineTo advance your show, contact production mgr., Chris Green at


Monday: *CLOSED
Tuesday: *CLOSED
Wednesday: 6:00PM - 1:00AM
Thursday: 6:00PM - 1:00AM
Friday: 4:00PM - 2:00AM
Saturday: 4:00PM - 2:00AM
Sunday: *CLOSED
* Closed unless there’s an event scheduled!

Vixen In Mchenry

1208 N. Green St, Mchenry, IL 60050

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