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 concerts will be on Thursday evenings now - 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.
2017 Lineup is listed below:
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.
Chicago Magazine at Rockin' In The Park