Rosemont, Ill. – Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district (5501 Park Place, Rosemont) will celebrate the summer season with the return of the “Rockin’ in the Park” free summer concert series.
The weekly series is scheduled to begin Sunday, May 27 with a special Memorial Day cookout and live concert event beginning at 3 p.m. Free concerts will continue on Thursday evenings from May 31 through August 30, featuring music by classic cover bands, food and beverage tents on the park’s great lawn and a musical fireworks display after every show.
All “Rockin’ in the Park” concerts will run from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. with the exception of the Memorial Day cookout. Admission to “Rockin’ in the Park” is free. Outside food and coolers are prohibited. Parking is available at the Parkway Bank Park parking garage and is free with validation from any of the park’s venues.
Parkway Bank Park will celebrate the Fourth of July with a specially added “Rockin’ in the Park” concert Tuesday, July 3.
The 2018 Rockin’ in the Park lineup is listed below:
"Rockin' in the Park" 2018 Free Summer Concert Schedule
Sunday, May 27: Rosie & The Rivets / Hi Infidelity
Rosie & The Rivets – 3:30 p.m.
Rosie & The Rivets performs the best danceable hits from the 1950s and early 1960s paired alongside today’s current hits with a retro twist. Known for their powerhouse vocals, skillful musicianship, tight harmonies and great stage presence, the group performs a high energy show fit for all ages.
Hi Infidelity – 7 p.m.
Chicago’s own Hi Infidelity offers a total concert experience from start to finish. The band prides itself on covering a wide variety of rock hits, from the 80s rock classics of Journey, REO Speedwagon, Bon Jovi and Boston to today’s hits from Daughtry, Nickelback, Buckcherry and Train.
Thursday, May 31: Chicago Catz
For more than 30 years, The Chicago Catz have been performing some of the hottest R&B, pop and dance music in town, from the classic tracks of the 70s, 80s and 90s to the top hits of today. Their shows create a fun and party atmosphere that fuels audiences to get on their feet and dance to the beat.
Thursday, June 7: Libido Funk Circus – Originally formed as an over-the-top tribute to the disco music of the 70's, Libido Funk Circus (LFC) has been relentlessly entertaining a wide range of audiences since 1996. While the group continues to play classic disco hits, the addition of hundreds of dance and rock songs spanning from the 60's through today has turned LFC into a human jukebox.
Thursday, June 14: Rush Tribute Project – The Rush Tribute Project (RTP) pays homage to Rush by combining skilled musicianship with exciting performances. Covering more than 40 years of Rush’s career, RTP recreates the sound and energy that has made Rush one of the top selling rock bands of all time.
Thursday, June 21: Lisa McClowry’s “Rock the 80s”
Lisa McClowry’s “Rock the 80s” touring concert pays tribute to some of the top artists of the 1980s including Pat Benatar, Guns N’ Roses, Heart, Journey, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Queen, Styx, Chef, Stevie Nicks and more. Lead vocalist Lisa McClowry is a lifelong singer-songwriter with more than 30 years in the entertainment industry.
Thursday, June 28: One of These Nights
One of These Nights take audiences on a journey through the greatest hits of top rock band, The Eagles. Featuring highly entertaining productions of songs like “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Take it Easy” and more, One of These Nights performs with an uncanny accuracy to The Eagles, offering a pure tribute experience.
Tuesday, July 3: Jay “Elvis” Dupuis
Jay Dupuis’ performances offer a complete tribute to Elvis fans with the recreation of the iconic performances that made Elvis the one and only 'King of Rock n' Roll.” Dupuis’ southern form and captive charm coupled with his uncanny sound and stage presence have made him one of the top Elvis tribute artists of all time.
Thursday, July 5: The Four C Notes – Pioneered and headlined by John Michael Coppola of Chicago’s long-running production of “Jersey Boys,” The Four C Notes are dedicated to recreating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Their tribute concert will feature many crowd favorites including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Workin’ My Way Back To You, (Babe)” and more.
Thursday, July 12: 52nd Street – 52nd Street provides its audiences with a full concert experience featuring the top hits of Billy Joel. With unmatched energy from supporting cast members, the eight-piece band from Milwaukee offers authentic performances of the songs that made the “Piano Man” from Brooklyn one of the top-selling and most beloved artists of all time.
Thursday, July 19: Silver Bullet Band STL
Silver Bullet STL offers a show-stopping 10-piece tribute to the music of Bob Seger. Fronted by lead singer Steve Tinnon, the history of blue-collar America from the 1960s to present day is written through Silver Bullet’s performances.
Thursday, July 26: Atomic Punks – Direct from Los Angeles, Calif., this group pays tribute specifically to the glory days of Van Halen fronted David Lee Roth. Roth himself referred to the group as “the best tribute to Van Halen ever.” For more than 20 years, the Atomic Punks have been re-creating Eddie Van Halen’s classic guitar sound, while capturing all of the enthusiasm and flash Van Halen brought to the stage.
Thursday, August 2: Elton Rohn – As Elton Rohn, Ron Camilleri recreates the feeling of seeing a 1970s Elton John concert. The seven-piece band has headlined more than 100 shows including festivals across Canada and the United States.
Thursday, August 9: American English – This Beatles tribute show was voted “number one” by thousands of Beatles fans. The group has won sound-a-like contests at Beatlefest® for three consecutive years, along with Illinois Entertainer of the Year. American English has shared the stage with musical headliners such as The Grassroots, The Neville Brothers, Three Dog Night, The Ides of March, Eric Burdon, The Buckinghams, The Doobie Brothers, Badfinger and Gary Senise's Lieutenant Dan Band, among others.
Thursday, August 16: Slippery When Wet – Direct from Atlanta, Ga., Slippery When Wet performs the exact live arrangements from Bon Jovi’s 2000 “Crush” tour, 2002 “Bounce” tour, 2005 “Have a Nice Day” tour, 2008 “Lost Highway” tour and 2010 “The Circle” tour. This band’s drive, musical ability and showmanship strive to duplicate the live Bon Jovi experience.
Thursday, August 23: Think Floyd USA – Think Floyd USA is a celebration of the music of Pink Floyd. Covering music from “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” through “The Division Bell,” Think Floyd USA presents a fresh, exciting, pure rock approach to the music of Floyd that sets the group apart from other Pink Floyd tribute bands.
Thursday, August 30: Sixteen Candles
Established in 2003, Sixteen Candles entertains audiences with the top hits from the 1980s. The group’s attention to detail and commitment to entertainment captivates audiences. Sixteen Candles’ members are five fun-loving guys with a simple love for the music of years gone by and a mission to fuse nostalgia and style to create a sight and sound spectacular unlike any other.
About Parkway Bank Park
Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is a 200,000 square-foot complex home to 13 dining and entertainment venues offer upscale international cuisine, live music and comedy, state-of-the-art film, indoor skydiving, bowling and more. Conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport at 5501 Park Place, Parkway Bank Park is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, Parkway Bank Park is walking distance from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the CTA Blue Line Rosemont station, Fashion Outlets of Chicago and the Rosemont Theatre. Convenient parking is available and is free with validation from any of the Park’s venues.
The current venues located within Parkway Bank Park include Adobe Gila’s, AMC Theatre (formerly Muvico), Big Ten Experience, Bub City, Five Roses Pub, Fogo de Chão, Hofbräuhaus Chicago, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Joe’s Live, Kings Dining & Entertainment, Park Tavern, Sugar Factory, and Zanies Comedy Club. Harley-Davidson will open its newest area store at the entertainment district in 2018. The venues surround a great lawn that plays host to a variety of seasonal events including concerts, festivals and a winter ice rink. For more information, visit ParkwayBankPark.com.
About The Village of Rosemont
Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Easily accessible via the area’s major highways, Rosemont is home to the Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, Rosemont Theatre, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Parkway Bank Park entertainment district and Impact Field. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. For more information, visit Rosemont.com.
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