What a great band to end the summer with. Skynyrd brought out a large number of fans for this sold out performance. The weather was perfect and this southwest suburban community was the ideal setting for the show.
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 in Jacksonville, FL, they took the name My Backyard, later changing their name several times till settling on Lynyrd Skynyrd. The name was a mocking tribute to a physical-education teacher at their high school names Leonard Skinner. Over the years they have become known for their signature songs like Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird and others.
At the peak of their success, they suffered a loss of three band members in a plane crash in 1977. This shelved the band for a decade. In 1987, the band regrouped and picked up where they had left off. Rising to the once again to their former glory. In 2006 the band was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
We saw a hall of fame performance by these legends of rock during their current World Tour. They showed little signs of slowing as they rocked the crowd in New Lenox.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the Village of New Lenox and Mayor Tim Baldermann for offering the triple play concert series now for the 7th year in a row. We look forward to next years line-up.
We will give this performance a solid 4 guitar rating.
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