Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district will celebrate the summer season with the return of the “Rockin’ in the Park” free summer concert series. Free concerts are on Thursday evenings, 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. 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.
The 2018 Rockin’ in the Park lineup is listed below:
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
Thursday, July 12: 52nd Street
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.
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 26: Atomic Punks
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.
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 9: American English
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.
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 23: Think Floyd USA
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.
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.
Thursday, September 6: 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.