Parkway Bank Park entertainment district will celebrate the summer with the return of the “Rockin’ in the Park” free summer concert series. The weekly series is scheduled to begin Sunday, May 26 with a special Memorial Day cookout and live concert event. Free concerts will continue on Thursday evenings from May 30 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. with the exception of the Memorial Day Cookout which is scheduled to take place from 3 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:
Sunday, May 26: Infinity & Kaleidoscope Eyes
Infinity – 3:30 p.m.
Established in 1985, this top-drawing tribute band lights up the stage with their unique vocals and instrumentals. Performing hits from legendary rock bands such as Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx and more, Infinity promises a high-energy rock show with full audience participation.
Kaleidoscope Eyes – 7 p.m.
Kaleidoscope Eyes is Chicago’s premier acoustic Beatles tribute band, paying homage to the legendary group that has become the official soundtrack to generations of families.
Thursday, May 30: 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. Their tribute concert will feature many crowd favorites including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Workin’ My Way Back To You, (Babe)” and more.
Thursday, June 6: 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.
Thursday, June 13: 52nd Street – 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, 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: Live The Who – Direct from Detroit, Mich., this band plays tribute to The Who at the band’s unstoppable best from 1968-1974, capturing the feel, sound and look of the legendary rock band in each concert.
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.