Archive for July 2015

Farm Aid to mark 30 years of action for Family Farmers at music Festival in Chicago on Sept. 19th

Farm Aid to mark 30 years of action for Family Farmers at music Festival in Chicago on Sept. 19th
From July 28, 2015 Press Release. Farm Aid to mark 30 years of action for Family Farmers at music Festival in Chicago on Sept. 19th Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews to bring Farm Aid 30 to FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island CHICAGO — Farm Aid today announced that it will host its... Read more »

Anthony Gomes - Electric Field Holler Album Review

Anthony Gomes - Electric Field Holler Album Review
Anthony Gomes released his 12th CD this year Electric Field Holler. This album of guitar driven blues infused rock ‘n’ roll album is the best yet from Gomes‘. His amazing six string work and bluesy voice is a dynamic duo. The album has 12 tracks, most written by Gomes’, though he collaborated on 3 tracks... Read more »

21st Annual Vans Warped Tour Stops in Chicagoland

21st Annual Vans Warped Tour Stops in Chicagoland
Saturday our coverage was of the 21st Annual Vans Warped Tour concert event at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park. Vans Warped Tour started in 1995 by Kevin Lyman, in production with Vans and Creative Artists Agency and kicked off in Boise, Idaho, it has become the largest traveling music festival in the United States.... Read more »
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Van Halen rock Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Van Halen rock Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Friday evening we attended the Van Halen concert stop at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL (formerly known as First Midwest Bank Ampitheater). Kenny Wayne Shepherd opened the show. They performed their blues rock style they they have found success performing. They has released several albums since starting out in the early 90’s.... Read more »

Steve Miller Band rocks New Lenox Commons

Steve Miller Band rocks New Lenox Commons
Review and photos by Brooks Medlen Saturday night we attend the second concert in this summer sold out triple play concert series in New Lenox. This annual event has been a sell out for the past few years. Mayor Tim Baldermann has been booking headliners from the 70’s and 80’s to perform during the three... Read more »

Rockin' For The Troops with Gary Sinise at Cantigny Park

Rockin' For The Troops with Gary Sinise at Cantigny Park
Saturday we attended the 10th Anniversary of Rockin’ for the Troops concert event. It was held at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL. This annual event is a fundraiser for Operation Support Our Troops – America, founded in 2003 by Naperville Mom Deborah Rickert. This event has raised more than $3 million dollars and has contributed... Read more »
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REO Speedwagon rolls through Aurora

REO Speedwagon rolls through Aurora
In front of a crowd of more that 6,000 fans, Illinois’ very own REO Speedwagon rocks RiverEdge Park in Aurora Saturday night. REO Speedwagon, formed in 1967 in downstate Champaign, IL. They played all their hit songs including “Time For Me To Fly”, “Take It on The Run”, “Roll With The Changes” and many more. Without... Read more »

2nd Annual WeishFest concerts rocked Crestwood

2nd Annual WeishFest concerts rocked Crestwood
Review and photos by Collin Burger Saturday, was the second annual WeishFest took over and transformed Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, IL to a concert venue. This annual fundraising event to support The Andrew Weishar Foundation event was a great success, putting aside the oppressing heat. The Andrew Weishar Foundation was created to honor the memory... Read more »

Whitesnake and Foghat rock South Elgin

Whitesnake and Foghat rock South Elgin
Friday evening we attended the performance of Whitesnake with opener Foghat. Onesti Entertainment lead by Ron Onesti has been bringing some top billing to the Arcada Theater in St. Charles now for 10 years; they have become one of the number one music venues in the Midwest. This show was billed as Arcada under the... Read more »
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Rockstar Mayhem Festival came to Chicagoland

Rockstar Mayhem Festival came to Chicagoland
Review and photos by Brooks Medlen On Sunday, we attend Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at First Midwest Bank Amphitheater (now called Hollywood Casino Amphitheater). This open air music venue in south suburban Tinley Park had two stages for performances. The side stage knows as the Victory Record Stage featured the following acts; Coldcock Band... Read more »