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
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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.