Friday, July 31, 2009

Post-Crescent Photographer Captures Sights from 60s Night at Waterfest, July 30, 2009







The web link below holds the key to some great memories of last night's concert in Oshkosh at the Leach Ampitheatre. The source is the Post-Crescent Photo Section.
http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=U0&Date=20090730&Category=OSH01&ArtNo=907300814&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=1

People lined up to get in, as talented photographer, Shu-Ling Zhou, captured some superb images as Oshkosh, Wisconsin went back to the 60s for a definite British-themed evening. The Britins opened the evening in full Beatles costume attire and hair-cut, followed by Herman's Hermits starring Barry Whitwam, and evening headliners, The Buckinghams, Chicago natives with the name that sounded British. The Union Jack up on stage was reminiscent of when the producers of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour thought The Bucks were British and had that as decoration when the band performed on their show. At least in Oshkosh, everyone was British for the evening.


















Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wood Dale Prairie Fest is August Best Bet



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Submitted by Alicia Spates on July 28, 2009 - 10:42am

WOOD DALE PRAIRIE FEST
The seventh annual Wood Dale Prairie Fest (formerly the Wood Dale Family Fun Days) boasts a wide variety of food and regional and national music acts, including this year’s featured entertainment, The Buckinghams. The festival will also have fireworks, a carnival and pet parade.
WHERE Wood Dale’s Town Square, Wood Dale Road and Commercial Street, Wood Dale
WHEN 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14; 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16
COST Free
CONTACT Office of Special Events, (630) 787-3715

ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP FOR PRAIRIE FEST:
Saturday, August 15, 2009
3:00pm - The Fairlanes

5:30pm - Ides of March

8:00pm - The Buckinghams

Alicia Spates' full blog at: http://otg.mysuburbanlife.com/2009/07/28/best-bets-august-dupage-county-edition

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waterfest Heads Back to the 1960s Tomorrow Night


Weekend preview: '60s night and Gallery Walk

July 29, 2009


WEEKEND PREVIEW: '60s NIGHT AND GALLERY WALK


The Buckinghams, Herman's Hermits and The Britins (a Beatles tribute band) will take the stage at the Leach Amphitheater, 303 Ceape Ave., Thursday for a groovy Waterfest concert. The gates open at 5:45 p.m.; cost is $5 before 6, $10 between 6 and 7, and $15 after 7.

This Saturday, more than 40 galleries and stores will be open around Oshkosh for the monthly Gallery Walk. The event is free and open to the public. The hours are generally from 6 to 9 p.m., though a few participants close early or are open a bit later.

Some highlights include Exhibits at Evergreen, which will display "From Our Perspective," a gathering of drawings made by kids from the Fox Valley Sibling Support Network; the Waters, which will feature the artist Kai at Art After Hours; and the Oshkosh Public Library, which will host watercolorist-turned-author Joye Moon.

For details and the complete listing of participating stores, see tomorrow's Oshkosh Northwestern.
Today's story found at: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20090729/OSH0101/90729054/1128&located=rss

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Buckinghams Headline Oshkosh Waterfest, Thursday, July 30th



The Buckinghams to Headline Waterfest
Waterfest Celebrates Summer 2009, Waterfest 09 by Rocking the Fox! '60s Night!
7/30/2009 | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Leach Ampitheatre, Riverside Park, Downtown,
The 60's Revisited

The Buckinghams
Herman's Hermits starring Barry Whitwam
The Britons:The Beatles Tribute

Details at http://www.waterfest.org/
"If you remember The 60's you weren't there"
www.waterfest.org

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Buckinghams' Music One of the Influences on Successful Contemporary Songwriting Duo




From July 23, examiner.com, the LA Rock Music Examiner writer Natalie Perez interviews contemporary songwriters Joey Alkes and Chris Fradkin.

Story begins:
A douse of double trouble is heading in your direction with these teamsters known simply as Joey Akles and Chris Fradkin take control when answering these alignment of questions. These two have become well known musicians and have composed and created some of the most catchiest and smoothest going music around. The twosome spoke to me recently about how they formed and what sorts of music they tend to create and what are the plans for them within the upcoming future.

1. How, when, and why did you form?

JOEY ALKES: We worked in the same act years ago in Denver, Colorado. We're talking 76-78. Chris wrote some tunes with these two characters I managed and produced. When the band collapsed in L.A. after signing a deal with Don Williams Music, Chris and I stayed in L.A. and started writing.

CHRIS FRADKIN: That's about it. I was on my way out west, to L.A., and while passing through Denver, I hooked up this act The Jupiter Rey Band. They were pretty wild: a six-foot-two transsexual singer and tons of real estate money. That makes for a potent combination.

2. Who do you consider your major influences?

CHRIS: The real estate people, by far. Oh, we're talking about musical influences?

JOEY: Well, I like most anything if it's authentic, or at least is done so well that it can fool me.

CHRIS: Yeah, the conjurer's trick. The secret to the universe.

3. What do you mean?

CHRIS: Well, there's this shell-game aspect to the popular arts, and by popular arts I mean art consumed by people: the work of Picasso, Woody Guthrie, May Angelou, Will Rogers. There's this familiarity that runs through the work of all those artists: in the lines of Van Gogh's paintings, in the verse of Billy Shakespeare, in the filmwork of Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, 1999). You've heard it before; you've seen it before. It's a familiarity aspect which is a genetic commonality in the popular arts.

JOEY: With music, rock and pop influences me the pop songwriter: Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, the Motown sound as a whole, Neil Young & Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Laura Nyro, Lovin' Spoonful, Chuck Berry, The Left Banke, The Buckinghams, The Turtles, Lou Reed. And in my genre: rock/alt/wave/powerpop, it's Kurt Cobain.

CHRIS: For me, there's Iggy (Pop), Bryan Ferry, Tommy James, the Germs, Holland/Dozier/Holland.

Full story at:
http://www.examiner.com/x-10250-LA-Rock-Music-Examiner~y2009m7d23-Joey-Alkes--Chris-Fradkin-the-Double-Trouble-Interview

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Upcoming Concert in Watertown, NY Saturday, July 25th








Concert this Saturday at Watertown Fairgrounds Arena

July 25, 2009
Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett and the Buckinghams - DPAO Summer Concert Series
Saturday - July 25th Watertown - Watertown Fairgroundhttp://www.bandsintown.com/s Arena 800-533-2859 or 315-782-0044 or http://www.dpao.org label type: Unsigned

Event Site Bio:
In 1967, five kids from the west side of Chicago had a huge hit on their hands with the recording of "Kind Of A Drag". Soon the pop song reached #1 on the charts and the group named after the famous fountain in Chicago's Grant Park were making appearances on the top TV shows like Ed Sullivan, American Bandstand, and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. While The Buckinghams never produced another #1 hit, their blend of good old fashioned rock-n-roll makes them an attraction to this day.

The Buckinghams have performed across the country to capacity crowds with other artists of similar stature like The Turtles, Tommy James and the Shondells, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, along with The Grass Roots.

The Buckinghams sang the national anthem at Comiskey Park before game one of the American Baseball League playoffs in 2004.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Record Crowds for The Buckinghams at the Kane County Fair


SERVING THE TRI-CITIES AND KANELAND


Kane County Fair enjoyed record crowds
By ERIC SCHELKOPF – eschelkopf@kcchronicle.com


ST. CHARLES – Fair officials attributed good weather and bargain entertainment to this year’s record crowds at the Kane County Fair.

The fair, which ran from Wednesday to Sunday, attracted 151,975 people, up from 130,000 people last year.

“We didn’t have any big storms for the week,” said Floyd Brown, advertising and promotions director for the fair. “The showers we had were short-lived.”

The music arena also enjoyed overflow crowds because of bands like American English and The Buckinghams, Brown said.

All the thrill shows played to full houses, Brown said, such as Saturday’s rodeo and Sunday’s demolition derby.

A record 36,230 people attended opening day, where fair-goers were admitted for the discounted fee of $1. Regular admission to the fair was $5.

“Because of the down economy, people are looking for bargains,” Brown said. “A family could control their costs at the fair.”

More than 56,000 people attended the fair on Saturday, setting an all-time record, Brown said.

Original story Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 10:25 p.m. CDTonline at: http://www.kcchronicle.com/articles/2009/07/20/86713387/index.xml

Thursday, July 16, 2009

In Kane County, The Tradition Continues: It's Fair Time



The tradition continues: It's fair time
By ERIC SCHELKOPF – eschelkopf@kcchronicle.com

ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Fair is here again.

The annual fair will run from today through Sunday at the fairgrounds on Randall Road in St. Charles between Routes 64 and 38.

The fair will sport a new look this year with the addition of a new air-conditioned 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall, blacktopping of the entertainment and eating areas, new drainage throughout the grounds and new facilities for equestrian competition and horse care.

More than 130,000 people attended the Kane County Fair last year. Admission to the fair is $5 for those ages 5 and older, and parking is free.

On opening day, admission is $1, with seniors 62 and older admitted free.

The fair will feature a few new attractions this year, including the national champion FMX Extreme Sports motorcycle riders, which will do back flips at 70 feet in the air.

They will perform at 8 p.m. today as part of the fair’s nightly thrill shows. Admission to the motorcycle show is $10.

There will be plenty of bands at the fair, too, such as The Buckinghams, American English, Howard and the White Boys and Sixteen Candles.

For more information, visit www.kanecountyfair.com.

Rides

Provided by Fantasy Amusement


• Saturday: Unlimited rides from noon to 5 p.m. for $15. Sales stop at 4 p.m.

Music

• July 18 – Tin Horse Band at 3 p.m.; CAOZZ at 5:30 p.m.; The Buckinghams at 8:30 p.m.


For times and dates of all acts, go to www.kanecountyfair.com.

From a story posted online in The Chronicle:
and can be located at: http://www.kcchronicle.com/articles/2009/07/14/69655682/index.xml

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Buckinghams on the Miller Lite Sound Stage, Kane County Fair, Sat. July 18th

The Buckinghams take the stage July 18


July 12, 2009

The Buckinghams, one of Chicago's most successful 1960s groups, will perform in concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, on the Miller Lite Sound Stage at this year's Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

These Chicago natives rose to the top of the music charts with their No. 1 hit "Kind of a Drag" and haven't looked back. Playing to sell-out crowds across the nation they entertain with their string of hits. Chart busters like "Don't You Care," "Hey Baby They're Playing Our Song," "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," and "Susan" make each concert an evening of memories.

In the 1960s the band was at the forefront of a musical style that has come full-circle. Today, The Buckinghams blend their original hits with others made popular by Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, the Spencer Davis Group, James Brown, Three Dog Night, Billy Joe Royal, and Motown's biggest acts.

The Buckinghams

When: 8:30 p.m. July 18

Where: Miller Lite Sound Stage

Cost: Free with fair admission

For more information: Visit www.kanecoun tyfair.com or www.thebuckinghams.com/.
According to the band's Web site, "Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna, together with Tom Scheckel, Bob Abrams, and Bruce Soboroff continue to be a proud part of the soundtrack of American life in the 1960s, offering a chance to remember how and when you first fell in love and carefree times. The band's motto remains: `60 is the new 40!'"

The Buckinghams are just part of the musical lineup set to perform in concert at the 141st annual Kane County Fair and Festivals in St. Charles. Other groups include Howard and the White Boys, American English, CAOZZ, Hi Infidelity and Sixteen Candles.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.kanecountyfair.com.

Porterfield Cruisin' Oldies Concert & Car Show, July 17-19




Check out the 7th Annual Porterfield Cruisin Oldies Concert this Friday, July 17th.

Location is Green's Green Acres, 6 miles west of Marinette, just off Hwy 64.
Enjoy our blast from the past, main stage performances, band jam, Saturday car show & dance contest. Call 715-789-2207 for information/tickets or 715-789-2130 camping.

Marinette is the Waterfalls Capital of Wisconsin for the perfect family-friendly vacation, or weekend adventure.javascript:void(0)

For more information on the Car Show Registration, where portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics, visit
http://www.porterfieldscruisinoldies.com/carshow.html



Kane County Fair, New and Improved


Budget-friendly Kane County Fair opens July 15
Fairgrounds sport numerous improvements
Comments

July 12, 2009
By LINDA GIRARDI For the Sun-Times News Group

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected again this year to enjoy the 141st running of the Kane County Fair and Festival July 15 to 19 in St. Charles.

They will experience a new air-conditioned 50,000 square foot exhibit hall, total blacktopping of the entertainment and eating areas, new and larger areas for exhibitors and new facilities for equestrian competition. New drainage has been installed to handle any inclement weather.
Kane County Fair and Festival

When: Opens daily at noon, July 15 to 19.

Where: The Kane County Fairgrounds are located on Randall Road between routes 64 and 38 in St. Charles.

Cost: Daily admission is $5, while children 5 and younger are admitted free. On opening day, Wednesday, July 15, admission is $1. On Thursday, July 16, admission is free from noon to 4 p.m. for seniors 62 and older; also seniors can ride the carnival rides free with a grandchild.

What else?: Parking is free.

For more information: Visit the Web site at www.kanecountyfair.com/.

The 2009 fair also aims to easy on the wallet.

"This year's event will be the most family-affordable ever," said fair board president Larry Breon. "Providing a wholesome family event has always been our policy and the current economy intensifies our efforts."

A low $5 admission will give fair-goers continuous free shows, including The Elephant Encounter, Kidbucks game show, Sheer Magic shows, Power Tractor pullers, Go Cart Monster truck rides, Grandpa Cratchet comedy show, Miller petting zoo and stilt walkers.

The daily gate admission also includes live musical entertainment on the Miller Lite Sound Stage. Live appearances include The Buckinghams,...

Nightly main arena shows will feature Motocross champions, International Truck Pull, the Demolition Derby and the Megasaurus. Wild West entertainment includes the TV Champion Bull Riders and the Big Hat Rodeo. Main arena shows require an admission fee.

Daily admission is $5, while children 5 and under are free. On opening day, Wednesday, July 15, admission is just $1. On Thursday, July 16, seniors 62 and over admittance is free noon to 4 p.m. and seniors can ride the carnival rides free with a grandchild. Visitors can pay a one-price ticket of $20 that includes admission and an unlimited ride arm band. Parking is free.

The county fair is known for its summer fare, as well as its family entertainment -- from the corn dogs, lemonade, grilled burgers and hotdogs to homegrown sweet corn to ice cream. The fairgrounds are located on Randall Road between routes 64 and 38 in St. Charles. The gates open daily at noon.

Full story at http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/genevasun/entertainment/1647151,2_7_AU12_KCFOVERVW_S1-090712.article

The Buckinghams on the Miller Lite Sound Stage, Kane County Fair, Sat. July 18th




The Buckinghams take the stage July 18


Story posted July 12, 2009
The Buckinghams, one of Chicago's most successful 1960s groups, will perform in concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, on the Miller Lite Sound Stage at this year's Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

Story at http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/entertainment/1647225,2_7_AU12_KCFBUCKHM_S1-090712.article

These Chicago natives rose to the top of the music charts with their No. 1 hit "Kind of a Drag" and haven't looked back. Playing to sell-out crowds across the nation they entertain with their string of hits. Chart busters like "Don't You Care," "Hey Baby They're Playing Our Song," "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," and "Susan" make each concert an evening of memories.

In the 1960s the band was at the forefront of a musical style that has come full-circle. Today, The Buckinghams blend their original hits with others made popular by Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, the Spencer Davis Group, James Brown, Three Dog Night, Billy Joe Royal, and Motown's biggest acts.

The Buckinghams

When: 8:30 p.m. July 18

Where: Miller Lite Sound Stage

Cost: Free with fair admission

For more information: Visit www.kanecoun tyfair.com or www.thebuckinghams.com/.
According to the band's Web site, "Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna, together with Tom Scheckel, Bob Abrams, and Bruce Soboroff continue to be a proud part of the soundtrack of American life in the 1960s, offering a chance to remember how and when you first fell in love and carefree times. The band's motto remains: `60 is the new 40!'"

The Buckinghams are just part of the musical lineup set to perform in concert at the 141st annual Kane County Fair and Festivals in St. Charles.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.kanecountyfair.com.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Family Fun at Kane County Fair--in Concert The Buckinghams, Sat., July 18th



Submitted by Allison Horne on July 9, 2009 - 3:59pm

The Kane County Fair returns next week with its annual promise of food, farm animals, live entertainment and other fun. Beyond the food vendors and beer garden, free ongoing daily activities include kids’ games, magic shows, 4H competitions, and a petting zoo and elephant exhibit. Use our festival round-up below as your go-to guide for information and schedules for rides and live entertainment.

SATURDAY, JULY 18
Rides: Supersaver unlimited special
This deal allows thrill-seekers and less-courageous riders alike to get their fill at the fair with unlimited rides all afternoon for $15.
WHEN Noon to 5 p.m.
COST $15

The Buckinghams
These veteran rockers once earned the distinction of “The Most Listened to Band in America” in 1967 by Billboard Magazine. They will feature their own original songs including “Kind of a Drag” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” as well as hits from the Beatles and various motown favorites.
WHERE Miller Lite Sound Stage
WHEN 9 p.m.
COST Free with fair admission

Full story at * Allison Horne's blog http://otg.mysuburbanlife.com/2009/07/09/family-fun-county-fair






On The Go focuses on the active lifestyles of residents in our communities — from families to empty-nesters, from singles to couples — helping them make the most of their leisure time. We highlight local events, restaurants, activities and attractions across the western suburbs.

http://otg.mysuburbanlife.com/2009/07/09/family-fun-county-fair

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Glendale Heights Fest western suburbs of Chicago July 8 to 12





Author: Christine Nyholm

Summertime is a wonderful time for festivals in the Chicagoland area. Glendale Heights Fest is a great community festival in the western suburbs of Chicago, being held July 8–12, 2009. Take the family out for an afternoon and evening of outdoors entertainment, good food, the ever popular carnival rides and Fireworks by Straymuse SXC fireworks shows.

Fourth of July weekend may be over but the summertime festivals continue in the communities around the Chicago area. Glendale Heights Fest will be held for five days, July 8 – July 12, in the western suburbs of Chicago. Glendale Heights Fest features entertainment, carnival midway rides, food booths and fireworks. The festival is a family friendly community event with amusement for kids and adults.


Glendale Height Fest opens on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 with 50th Anniversary Festivities, The Buckinghams, Ronnie Rice and a fireworks show. There will be a second fireworks show on Sunday night, the last night of the festival.

The Village of Glendale Heights turns 50 this year. According the the village website, Glendale Heights was incorporated on July 13, 1959. 50th Anniversary festivities will be incorporated into the festival on opening night.

Entertainment Schedule

The Buckinghams Wednesday, July 8

* Opening ceremonies / M&R Music 6 pm
* 50th Anniversary Festivities 6:30 pm
* The Buckinghams with Special Guest Ronnie Rice 7:30 pm
* Fireworks 9:30 pm
* Jack Flash 9:30 pm

The Blooze Brothers, Thursday, July 9
* M&R Music 6 pm
* The Runaways 6:30 pm
* The Blooze Brothers 8 pm

Starship Friday, July 10
* M&R Music 6 pm
* Raine Nation 7:30 pm
* Starship starring Mickey Thomas 9:30 pm

Saturday, July 11
* M&R Music 4 pm
* Minus Six 5 pm
* Bopology 6:30 pm
* Infinity 8 pm

Sunday, July 12
* M&R Music 4 pm
* South Shore Drill Team 5 pm
* The Meteors 7 pm
* 7th Heaven 8:30 pm and 10 pm
* Fireworks by Lumina 9:30 pm

Glendale Heights Fest Hours

* Wednesday 6 pm – 11 pm
* Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm
* Friday 6 pm – 12 am
* Saturday 3 pm – 12 am
* Sunday 3 pm – 11 pm

Glendale Heights is west of Chicago and south of Schaumburg, Illinois. The village is about 20 miles west from the Chicago O'Hare area.

Full Article Online at: http://www.examiner.com/x-1406-Chicago-Community-Life-Examiner~y2009m7d6-Glendale-Height-Fest-western-suburbs-of-Chicago-July-8-to-12

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Glendale Heights Summerfest 2009 This Week

Glendale Heights Summerfest 2009

Wednesday, July 8th at Camera Park, Glendale Heights
101 E. Fullerton Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
7:30 pm on the Main Stage, The Buckinghams in concert


from the Festing.com web site:
Known to many as one of the Western Suburbs premier events, Glendale Heights' Summerfest will be held this year on Wednesday, July 11th through Sunday, July 15th. The North American Midway Entertainment carnival and rides are included, along with exciting entertainment, favorite food booths, and craft shows. Enjoy a breathtaking display of fireworks at dusk of the Summerfest festival opening and closing. Plan to spend a fun-filled week in town at Summerfest with delicious food and entertainment for the entire family.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Early Music from The Buckinghams featured in Time Out Chicago Magazine


Various Artists
By Brent DiCrescenzo

2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)

At 2120 South Michigan Avenue, a monument and museum honor the home of Chess Records. Across the street sprout fresh cement foundations for urban condos. But four decades back, another modest music studio and label sat on that block.

Paul Glass started U.S.A. Records as an extension of his distribution biz and hired music promoter and part-time law student Jim Golden to sniff out hip teen acts to cash in on Beatlemania. With an ear for a radio hit, Golden successfully scoured suburban garages and farmland sock hops for the hottest garage rock on the Lake Michigan plain. Well, the ones that weren’t already big enough for Chicago’s larger rock imprint, Dunwich.

2131 South Michigan Avenue beautifully collects forgotten beat bands that probably ruled as pop gods in their corn towns... As with most any good collection of dusty grooves, the anecdotes and ephemera inside are half the fun.

The biggest name here is the Buckinghams, whose two cuts perfectly embody the Kinks-aping and searing bubblegum-blues rampant in ’60s pop...Other highlights include the insanely funky rhythm breaks on the Boyz’s slinky surf-pop nugget “Hard Time All Over” and the all-girl Daughters of Eve, who sound tough enough to shoot back at Phil Spector.

The crisp, blaring remastering work stuns. Bass positively bulges behind searing guitar. One of the best reissues of its ilk, this stuff tears apart the umpteen R&B revival bands of today. So what: No historic plaque marks U.S.A.’s old home. This package is memorial enough. We want to salute the American flag cover.


Buy it from Amazon.com


Time Out Chicago / Issue 227 : Jul 2–8, 2009
Full story link is: http://chicago.timeout.com/articles/music/76037/various-artists-2131-south-michigan-avenue-60s-garage-psychedelia-from-usa-and-destination-records-music-review

An additional story from Time Out Chicago from their Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2008 issue:

Music
The Chicagography
As TOC honors its cultural heroes, we salute the 15 greatest Chicago albums…ever!
By Music staff

The Buckinghams
Kind of a Drag (1967)
They moved a million records; the only American band to outsell them in ’67 was the Monkees. ...

Brent DiCrescenzo
Full story link at http://chicago.timeout.com/articles/music/62981/15-greatest-chicago-albums


Time Out Chicago / Issue 187 : Sep 25–Oct 1, 2008

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weekend Charity Auction Features Guitar Signed by Chicago Musicians



Cook County Update from today's Chicago Daily Herald
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=303951&src=1
Staff Report follows:

Autographed guitar raffled off:


The Mount Prospect Lions Club is raffling off a collector's rock guitar autographed by Bruce Springsteen, Little Steven, Ronnie Rice, and band members from the Buckinghams, The Ides of March, Shadows of Knight, the Cryan Shames, Jan and Dean and others. Tickets will be sold at the raffle booth at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival, which runs through Sunday, July 5, in Melas Park. Only 500 will be sold for $10 each. The drawing will be held at 9 p.m. Sunday. The winner need not be present. To view the guitar, go to wix.com/lionsclub/guitar.

In the middle of the guitar, underneath the strings, click on the signature of Carl Giammarese and see what comes up.

The Buckinghams to Perform at Elmwood Park Freedom Fest, Friday July 3rd



The annual Freedom Festival at Elmwood Park goes from July 2-5, 2009, and the site is Elmwood Park High School, located at Fullerton and Thatcher. For more information, visit www.elmwoodpark.org and click on their Freedom Festival link to read more about carnival rides, food, free shuttles, and a special attraction, free admission to the traveling Vietnam Veteran Wall.

On Friday, July 3rd, the evening's activities begin for the Chicago Legends Night starting at 5 pm. The Ides of March kick off the evening's music at 7 pm, followed by The Buckinghams at 9:30 pm, and the music will go on until 11 pm.