Friday, February 13, 2015

Tickets are on sale NOW for two great fund-raising events, starring some of the biggest names in Chicagoland Rock of the '60's.

First up ... catch The New Colony Six at The Arcada Theatre on Sunday, April 19th.

The show kicks off at 4 pm with special guests The Cadillac Casanovas, Denny Diamond ... and promises several other surprises.  MC-ing the whole event will be Chicago Sports Broadcasting Legend (and frequent Forgotten Hits contributor) Chet Coppock who ... believe it or not ... worked as a roadie for The New Colony Six at the peak of their career!!!

Several groups can lay claim to being part of our best loved Local Heroes ... among them The Cryan' Shames, The Buckinghams, The Ides Of March, The American Breed and The Shadows of Knight ... but the group that started it all ... the group that kicked down the doors so that all of the other groups could step on through ... was The New Colony Six!!!  

SEVENTEEN charted local hits (including EIGHT Top Ten's) ... and they'll be playing most of them (along with some brand new music) on Sunday, April 19th.  Proceeds benefit The Rhythmic Arts Project.  Tickets range from $29 to $69.

Then, on Thursday, May 7th,  it's Chicago Music '60's Style, a fundraiser for Chicago Musician Marty Grebb.

Appearing on stage together for the first time in 45 years:  Nick Fortuna, Carl Giammarese, Marty Grebb and Dennis Tufano ... playing all THE BUCKINGHAMS’ smash hits and more … Kind of a Drag, Don’t You Care, Hey Baby - They’re Playing Our Song,  Mercy Mercy Mercy, Susan ... with special guests  legendary drummer and co-founder of Chicago, Danny Seraphine and Anna Grebb.

Special guest appearances by Ronnie Rice, The Cryan’ Shames (featuring Tom Doody and Jim Pilster), The Shadows of Knight (featuring Jimy Sohns, David “Hawk” Wolinski and Billy Sullivan), The Chicago Experience Band, Comedian Tim Walkoe and more, including several special guests!

Tickets for this event went on sale today and are already moving fast.  VIP Seating ($75) includes premium reserved seating, a commemorative signed benefit poster, a vintage Buckinghams photo signed by the original members and early access to souncheck / rehearsal.

Visit the OShows Website now and grab your tickets to BOTH events while you still can.

If you grew up diggin' the sounds of Chicago Rock, these are shows you are NOT going to want to miss!!!