Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SO Many Great Shows Coming Up This Month Here In Chicago!

What a month for concerts!
The music of Chicago seems to be the common theme this month ...
The 2015 Bolingbrook Jubilee presents The Chicago Experience on Friday, August 14th ...
The Arcada Theatre presents CTA, featuring founding Chicago member Danny Seraphine along with former vocalist and keyboardist Bill Champlin on Sunday, the 14th ...
AND, you can catch the REAL DEAL when Chicago themselves perform at Ravinia on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd!
The 2015 Happy Together Tour makes TWO stops in the Chicagoland area during the next ten days ...
First performing a free concert on Sunday, August 16th, as part of the 2015 Bolingbrook Jubilee ...
And then again on Friday, August 21st, at The Paramount Theatre in Aurora.
What an incredible line-up this year:  The Turtles, The Association, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots, The Cowsills and Mark Lindsay
Carl Giammarese tells us that in addition to these two major area shows, he'll be back in Chicago to sing The National Anthem at Wrigley Field on September 19th.
Hopefully the Cubs will be in the playoffs by then
- Carl
Cubs ... playoffs?!?!  Now those are two words you don't often find in the same sentence!!! 
On Friday, August 28th, The Arcada Theatre presents '70's Pop Fest, featuring the music of Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods, Looking Glass, The Ohio Express, The 1910 Fruitgum Company and The Bay City Rollers.  (Although the current ad also lists The Archies, Ron Dante tells me that he'll be performing in the UK that evening)
The group August performs their tribute to Joe Cocker on Saturday, August 29th.  We've seen these guys before and they put on a tremendous show.  And, speaking of tribute bands, they don't come much better than American English, ALSO performing at The 2015 Bolingbrook Jubilee on Saturday, the 15th.  And, The Arcada hosts "The Magic Of Motown" starring So Good For The Soul this Friday night, the 14th.
Italian Fest West, held in Addison, IL, boasts Jay and the Americans on Friday the 21st and Lou Christie on Sunday, the 23rd.  New York's The Bronx Wanderers will close the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  These guys are supposed to be amazing!
You can catch Boz Scaggs at The Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet this Friday Night, the 14th ... and the following Friday, August 21st, Engelbert Humperdinck performs his make-up show at The Rialto.  (Engelbert had to cancel his May appearance due to health issues)
ZZ Top is playing Ravinia on my birthday, August 27th, a Thursday Night ... and then Santana lights up the Ravinia stage for two nights on Saturday, the 29th, and Sunday, the 30th.  Country Music Fans can see Little Big Town on Friday, the 28th and Alan Jackson on Monday, August 31st.