MB FINANCIAL PARK AT ROSEMONT ANNOUNCES ‘ROCKIN’ IN THE PARK’ FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINEUP
After last year’s successful inaugural celebration, the Village of Rosemont announces the return of their free summer concert series, ‘Rockin’ in The Park.’ Expanding upon last year’s series, the 2013 festival will be a summer-long concert series, beginning on Thursday, June 6 and continuing through Thursday, August 15. The festival, sponsored by WXRT, will feature eleven live bands, fireworks and food and beverage tents on the great lawn in the center of new MB Financial Park at Rosemont, located at 5501 Park Place, Rosemont.
Throughout June, July, and August, there will be a variety of live music including 7th Heaven, Hi Infidelity, Kashmir, Spazmatics, Arra, Libido, Funk Circus, 16 Candles, American English, Modern Day Romeos, Infinity and Breakfast Club. On June 6, July 3, and August 8, a spectacular fireworks show will directly follow the accompanying music act. Admission is free, parking is free with validation and outside coolers cannot be brought into the park.
All shows are from 7- 9:45 p.m., and a full schedule can be found below:
Thursday, June 6: 7th Heaven & Fireworks – A rock band based in Chicago, 7th Heaven is sure to kick the summer off right with a high-energy show. 7th Heaven has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts twice in the past two years with their hits “Better This Way” and “Sing.” A fireworks show will follow this concert.
Thursday, June 13: Hi Infidelity – For six consecutive years, this Chicago-based band was voted as the Best Rock Cover Band, vocalist Dave Mikulskis was voted Best Vocalist and, in 2010, Bobby Scumaci was voted Best Keyboardist in Suburban NiteLife Magazine's Best of the Burbs contest.
Thursday, June 20: Kashmir – Seeking to re-create the experience of a 70's Zeppelin show utilizing authentic vintage stage gear, costumes and special effects, Kashmir prides themselves on playing Zeppelin as it was. They only use the equipment from the era with songs reproduced with great respect and admiration for the legendary band.”It's not about us, it's about Led Zeppelin.”
Thursday, June 27: Spazmatics – Bringing all the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980's, the Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment, complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed-hair and horn-rimmed glasses.
Wednesday, July 3: Arra & Fireworks – Arra is one of the best and largest-drawing classic rock cover bands in the Chicago area. Performing the biggest hits by the biggest bands of all time with precision and excellence, they have also headlined or performed at many of the area’s largest summer festival events. A fireworks show will follow this concert.
Thursday, July 11: Libido Funk Circus – Originally formed as an over-the-top tribute to the Disco music of the 70s, Libido Funk Circus has been entertaining a wide range of audiences since its inception. From the hits of the good ole' Motown days to the bass-thumping beats of today's dance music; from the always danceable Disco grooves to the new wave rock of the 80’s, Libido Funk Circus has something for everyone.
Thursday, July 18: 16 Candles – Established in 2003, 16 Candles brings all the great 80′s songs you love to life in full force. The members are five fun-loving guys with a simple love for the music of years past and a mission to fuse nostalgia and style to create a sight/sound spectacular unlike any other.
Thursday, July 25: American English – This Beatles tribute show was voted “number one” by thousands of Beatles fans as winners of sound-a-like contests at Beatlefest® for three consecutive years. They have also won Illinois Entertainer of the Year and have been voted “Best Tribute Band” three of the last four years by their fans in the Chicago area.
Wednesday, July 31: Modern Day Romeos – Based out of Chicago's suburbs, the band’s six members have come together from different musical backgrounds to create the most fun and high-energy show you can experience. Modern Day Romeos has
been endorsed and praised by many in the media including: 95.1 WIIL Rock, STAR 105.5, 102.3 WXLC and 1220 WKRS along with countless newspaper and magazine publications.
Thursday, August 8: INFINITY & Fireworks – With a following that makes them one of the top cover bands in Chicago, INFINITY lights up the stage with their unique vocals and instrumentals performing hits from Boston, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Queen, REO Speedwagon and Journey. They are genuine entertainers, and everyone in the audience, no matter what age, will become part of this show. A fireworks show will follow this concert.
Thursday, August 15: Breakfast Club – A high energy rock and dance 80's tribute band, every song Breakfast Club plays is a hit that brings down the house. Moonwalk down memory lane with Breakfast Club as they spin you right round to all the radical sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980s in over-the-top retro 80s attire.
About The Village of Rosemont, Illinois
Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Rosemont is home to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, the Allstate Arena, the Rosemont Theatre and a host of entertainment and retail venues including MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. The newest addition to the Rosemont community, set to open in August 2013, will be the Fashion Outlets of Chicago For more information visit www.rosemont.com.
About The MB Financial Park at Rosemont
MB Financial Park at Rosemont is a 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex that will house eight venues offering upscale international cuisine, live music and comedy, state-of-the-art film, bowling and more. Conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. The address is 5501 Park Place, a new looping street situated west of River Road between Bryn Mawr and Balmoral Avenues. A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is walking distance from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the CTA Blue Line Rosemont station and Rosemont Theatre. Convenient parking is available.