New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann has been inundated with phone calls and emails: rock fans eager to know who will be playing this summer's Triple Play.
Good news, Baldermann said—they're getting closer to finalizing the lineup. Baldermann has secured two of the three bands, and is waiting on the contracts to be signed. The third is still in the works.
"I'm glad that people are excited," Baldermann said. "But we just need them to be a little bit more patient."
Booking the bands has been a bit of a problem this year, Baldermann said, as rock groups seem to be getting more expensive. The set price of $50 for the series keeps the shows affordable for fans, but what might be considered low-paying gigs for more well-known bands.
"We'll get it done," Baldermann said. "We're trying to do it on a budget, but keep it quality entertainment."
He hopes to have the lineup finalized in two to three weeks, with ticket sales projected to begin the first or second week in May.
Potential concert dates include the second weekend in July, Labor Day weekend, and a third still pending.
Past lineups included Bad Company, Rick Springfield and Foreigner; in 2012, the series featured Night Ranger, Heart and Styx.