Monday, August 8, 2011
The Rockford, Ill., rockers performed in New Lenox on Saturday, Aug. 6, as part of the Triple Play Concert Series.
Are you ready to rock, New Len-ocks? Rick Nielsen, the lead guitarist for Cheap Trick, didn't pronounce the name of our village correctly while visiting Saturday, but with the way the band rocked the Village Commons this weekend, fans could care less. Mayor Tim Baldermann introduced Cheap Trick on Saturday night as one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and the crowd's reaction to the rockers from Rockford showed they agreed. About 5,000 fans came to the Village Commons on Aug. 6 for the Triple Play Concert Series, featuring opening bands the Avatars and Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts. But Cheap Trick was the main event, and we've got some video for you to relive the concert (or, if you couldn't make it, hear some of the songs). …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
The Illinois rock n' roll veterans played to 5,000 fans Aug. 6 as part of the Triple Play Concert Series.
Cheap Trick, the rockers from Rockford, Ill., made 5,000 fans happy Aug. 6 in New Lenox, playing hits from throughout its nearly 40-year career. If you have photos from the show, log into Patch (or create a free account if you haven't yet) and click on "Add Photos" underneath the current pictures.
Friday, August 5, 2011
The rock band from Rockford takes the stage Saturday, Aug. 6, in New Lenox. Get all the information you need on the park, tickets and opening acts.
Rockford, Ill., gave the world Cheap Trick, a band born in the 1970s and still going strong. Rock out to such hits as “Surrender,” “Dream Police” and “I Want You to Want Me,” as Cheap Trick performs this Saturday in New Lenox as part of the summer’s Triple Play Concert Series. See below for all the information you need about the concert. Show Information: The concert is held on the Village Commons, 1 Veterans Pkwy, in New Lenox, and the park opens at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Cheap Trick goes on at 9 p.m., following two opening acts. Opening Acts: Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts is a pop rock band hails from Cheap Trick's hometown in Rockford, and The Avatars are an alternative/powerpop band also out of Rockford. Still Need Tickets?: …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Catch the Neverly Brothers for free in Oak Lawn, groove to jazz under the stars, and cruise some classic cars as summer entertainment options sizzle in the Southland.
Dateline: New York City, circa 1912. Life’s challenges, surprises and a tale of the Great American Dream connect onstage this weekend and next as Southland Area Theatre Ensemble (SLATE), in its third summer production, presents the blockbuster 1996 musical Ragtime at Govenors State University, beginning Saturday, July 30. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 bestselling book of the same name, SLATE director J.R. Rose says Ragtime is singularly American. “At its core, Ragtime is about change and acceptance,” said Rose, a Homewood-Flossmoor High School drama teacher and a SLATE founding member. “The same issues repeat themselves throughout history.” With music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and book by Terrence McNally, the …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Despite a nasty accident on stage during a recent show in Canada, Cheap Trick will still be performing in New Lenox next month.
Despite heavy winds that knocked Cheap Trick members off their feet and collapsed their stage during a recent set in Canada, the classic rock band is OK and will still perform in New Lenox next month. That's the most recent music-related scare for New Lenox concertgoers; just last month the Sean Kingston concert scheduled here was canceled after the hip hop artist crashed on his jet ski. Cheap Trick will perform Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Village Commons as the second of three shows in the Triple Play Concert Series, and REO Speedwagon will close things out on Sept. 3. During a Village Board meeting Monday night, Mayor Tim Baldermann announced the opening bands. Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts: This pop rock band hails from Cheap Trick's …