Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weekend Charity Auction Features Guitar Signed by Chicago Musicians

Cook County Update from today's Chicago Daily Herald
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

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 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.