Rockin in the Park is Presented by Xfinity
MB Financial Park at 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 28. The concerts will continue on Thursday evenings from June 1 through August 31 and feature the music of 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. Admission to “Rockin’ in the Park” is free. Outside food and coolers are prohibited. Parking is available at the MB Financial Park parking garage and is free with validation from any of the park’s venues.
*MB Financial Park will celebrate the Fourth of July with a special added “Rockin’ in the Park” concert Tuesday, July 4.
2017 Lineup is listed below:
Sunday, May 28: Elton Rohn / West Side Winders (Special Holiday Show) – 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.
West Side Winders -
The West Side Winders are an original American rock power trio dedicated to the sound, attitude, lifestyle and advancement of rock and blues. The group has opened shows for many big name acts including Sammy Hagar, Foghat, Bon Jovi, Blue Oyster Cult and others.
Thursday, June 1: Blooze Brothers – This high-powered, choreographed 11piece show band covers music from the 40s to today. In addition to paying homage to the original Blues Brothers, the group also includes Motown, soul, R&B, classic rock and swing hits in their performances.
Thursday, June 8: M&R Rush – Having shared the stage with Styx, Survivor, Sammy Hagar, Judas Priest and the Go Go’s, M&R Rush has rocked the Chicago area since the 1970s. Known for their vocal harmonies and unique takes on classic covers, M&R Rush will have concertgoers rocking into the night.
Thursday, June 15: Wedding Banned – Performing more than 100 concerts each year, this Chicago-based cover band will surely get audiences’ hips moving with rock and dance music from the 80s, 90s and beyond. Ranked as one of the top drawing acts in the Midwest, Wedding Banned entertains at clubs, colleges, weddings, festivals and corporate events. The Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Belmont Sheffield Music Fest and Retro on Roscoe are just a few of the 75 street festivals Wedding Banned has headlined.
Thursday, June 22: 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 they continue 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 29: 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. The tribute concert will feature many crowd favorites including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Workin’ My Way Back To You, (Babe)” and more.
Tuesday, July 4: Heartache Tonight (Special Holiday Show) – From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true concert experience. With meticulous attention to every detail, this Eagles tribute band brings together music from all eras and embodies a rock powerhouse that produced hits for more than four decades.
Thursday, July 6: Kashmir – Bringing the best of Led Zeppelin to their fans, Kashmir seeks to re-create the experience of a 1970s Zeppelin show utilizing authentic stage gear, costumes and special effects. The group performs Led Zeppelin’s entire catalog including hits from the classic movie, “The Song Remains the Same.”
Thursday, July 13: Generation – This group takes its audience on a musical, flashback to the 60s and early 70s. Performing hits from the 1964 British Invasion to American 60s artists, Generation’s performances are a powerful sight and sound tribute to the great decades of classic rock.
Thursday, July 20: The 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, July 27: 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 3: 52nd Street – 52nd Street provides its audiences with a full concert experience featuring the top hits of Billy Joel. With a baby grand piano onstage and 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, August 10: 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 17: 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 24: Think Floyd – Think Floyd 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 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 31: Hi Infidelity – 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.