Parkway Bank Park entertainment district will celebrate the summer with the return of the “Rockin’ in the Park” free summer concert series. Free concerts will be on Thursday evenings now through August 29, 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 2019 Rockin’ in the Park lineup is listed below:
Thursday, June 20: 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, June 27: Hi Infidelity – Hi Infidelity™ is an 80s Rock cover band from the Chicago area. This award winning band has great vocals and harmonies, plays the biggest hits from the Golden Age of Rock and the best new music, too. Come to a show and you’ll see that Hi Infidelity has really got it covered!
Thursday, July 4: Lisa McClowry “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.
Thursday, July 11: Kings & Associates – Kings & Associates have established themselves as one of Australia’s most unique modern blues bands. The group’s powerful live shows blend blues, soul and funk elements into a sound best described as neo blues. In 2017, The Kings became the first South Australian act to make the semi-finals at the Blues Foundation’s “International Blues Competition” in Memphis.
Thursday, July 18: Silver Bullet 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.
Thursday, July 25: 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 1: Echoes of Pompeii – Comprised of a 10-piece band, Echoes of Pompeii leaves no stone unturned in paying homage to Pink Floyd. Hailing from Gary, Ind., the group takes their audiences on a roller coaster journey through all eras of Pink Floyd, from the early Syd Barrett Days to the later exclusion of the Roger Waters.
Thursday, August 8: 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 15: 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.
Thursday, August 22: Abraxas – Abraxas provides its audiences with the ultimate tribute to the music and spirit of acclaimed musician, Carlos Santana. Lead vocalist Ed Antonelli performs inspired renditions from more than five decades of Santana hits alongside virtuoso instrumentals from his bandmates.
Thursday, August 29: The Boy Band Night – From NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and New Kids on The Block to Boys 2 Men, One Direction and more, this group playing tribute to popular boy bands will have audiences dancing and singing along all night long.