April 23, 2017    12pm to 8pm

180 N. Smith Street Palatine, IL 60067 847-358-9150
Doors open 12 Noon First Band at 12:15
$10 General Admission at the Door Children 12 and under are FREE

Even if you cannot attend the event, you can still support Breaking the Silence and
Chicago Autism Resource & Education by making a donation using PayPal.

We have two different types of tables this year, each providing exceptional viewing of the show.
Each table guarantees seating for four and will be serviced by dedicated servers.
The tables will be assigned upon arrival, so earlier arrival gets you the best possible table.

Extreme VIP Tables - $200 VIP Tables - $100
  • Pub Table for 4 on the Floor
  • Veilside Meet & Greet
  • Preferred Parking (1 Car)
  • VIP Lanyards
  • Gift bags for each table
  • Specialized Food Menu
  • Servers dedicated to VIP Section
  • Personal Hostess and Raffle List
  • Table for 4 on the Balcony
  • Servers dedicated to VIP Section
  • Personal Hostess and Raffle List

Latest NEWS

  • The Final Band Is...

    February 23, 2017
    Our final band for Breaking the Silence 9, is Electric Revolution!!


    Electric Revolution takes the finest parts of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Mountain, Montrose, Y&T mixed up into a tasty blend that makes their music uniquely current and definitely a sound to call it's own, Prepare for the revolution... the ELECTRIC REVOLUTION! "New Old School"... Electric Revolution is just that!
  • The Fourth Band Is...

    February 22, 2017
    Our fourth band for Breaking the Silence 9 is Kevin Lee & the Kings!!


    When former MCA Records recording artist Kevin Lee teamed up with Midwest rock legends Michael Kurtz and Patti Prendergast, a supergroup of epic proportions was born. Along with mainstay Kings drummer, East Coast native Eric Strommer, the amazing combined history and musical journeys of these seasoned musicians makes for a sweat-soaked Who's-Who of rock history from America's Heartland. The time is now for Kevin Lee & The Kings.
  • The Third Band Is...

    February 21, 2017
    Our next band for Breaking the Silence 9 is Candid!!!!


    In the late 80's, early 90's height of the Hair Metal scene sat a few stand out bands playing a hybrid form of Melodic Rock infused with Classic Rock and a twist of Metal. Candid, among their peers of the time, Theater, Onyx, Cutlass, and the like, wrote music with harmonies in both guitar and vocal harmonies, twin leads, 2 lead vocalists and a solid rhythm section that kept you singing along. After 20+ years Candid will reunite with the original band at Breaking The Silence 9, this will be a can't miss moment...
  • The Second Band Is...

    February 16, 2017
    Our second band for Breaking the Silence 9, is CHYOMIN!!


    When Chicago infuses with Wyoming it produces a unique and powerful voice for the dirty blues, we call it CHYOMIN (shy-o-min). It's a sound that peaks your senses, holds your interest and demands your attention. Known for being a live band in Chicago, their show is nothing short of an evening with style ambiance and points of performance intensity of a stadium closing band.
  • The First Band Is...

    February 15, 2017
    Our first band for Breaking the Silence 9, is Stellar West!!


    Stellar West is a young punk rock trio from the suburbs of Chicago. They were recently named as one of the Top 7 rising bands in the U.S. under the age of 21 by Alt Press and opened Riot Fest this past summer. Come see why....
  • Bigger & Better Every Year

    February 9, 2017
    Last year, Breaking the Silence was honored to have a very special, very surprise guest join us, none other than Mark Slaughter! He made a short video for us to personally invite you to join us this year and years to come! We say we want to make Breaking The Silence: A Benefit For Autism Awareness bigger and better every year, and we do our best at it, so come! You never know who you will see there or what may happen!!
  • We are looking for Volunteers!!

    February 1, 2017
    Want to be a part of the best Autism fundraiser there is? We're looking for friendly faces to help make this year's Breaking The Silence: A Benefit For Autism Awareness a huge success! If you are interested in volunteering your time, please visit the Volunteer Submission Page and fill out the application:

    ▪Applications will be accepted through March 24, 2017.
    ▪Selected volunteers will be notified no later than March 28, 2017.
    ▪Volunteers will be required to attend a mandatory meeting on April 20, 2017 at Durty Nellie's.
  • Countdown

    November 16, 2016
    Breaking the Silence 9!!

    Get ready for another great event!!


“When our son's autism was diagnosed at the age of 2, there was no clear prognosis. We didn't even know if he'd ever learn to talk. But we found talented people to work with him and he improved, slowly at first and then more rapidly.” - Claire Scovell LaZebnik