One of the biggest highlights for The Buckinghams is to be able to get off the road and perform in their hometown, where fans who've loved them since the beginning drive over, as well as many longtime fans will cross state lines just to get to the great kind of party that Bolingbrook throws. There's not just two generations of fans here; recently a little one-year-old fan was sporting a t-shirt that said, "Future drummer." Why not? Everyone loves the drummer, right, Rocky?
Here's the entertainment lineup from Sunday:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Event & Stage Entertainment Schedule
Food and Beer - Noon - 10:00pm
Jaycees Carnival - Noon - 10:00pm
Jaycees Bingo - Noon - 10:00pm
Craft Show - Noon - 6:00pm
On The Performing Arts Stage
Efenemcy - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Neighbor John - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Cover Girls (Violin Show) - 4:00pm - 5:30pm;
Glamour Girls with Rockstar Attitude--Fresh, flirty and fun, the CoverGirls Violin Show is a colorful, high-energy musical revue of the greatest pop and rock hits from the Beatles to Beyonce, all performed on the CoverGirls' signature purple electric violins.
Bob West (Elvis) - 6:00pm - 7:30pm;
A self-admitted “bit of a chameleon, Bob West's Elvis Tribute consists of an energetic combination of songs from the 1950's, 1960's, movie Era. '69 Comeback and Vegas/Touring concert Style Show.
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The Buckinghams - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
From Chicago's Holiday Ballroom to America's living room on The Ed Sullivan Show, across the USA and in the White House, The Buckinghams have stayed true to their Chicago roots. Audiences and critics have affirmed the demand for the music of The Buckinghams, proving that success is sweeter the second time around. Original founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna continue to deliver a powerful replay of their hits and solid gold memories.
Thanks to Joni Cohen, we have some great photos from August 17, 2014 when the annual Bolingbrook (IL) Jubilee started on August 15-17. His honor, Mayor Roger Claar came to the stage to introduce The Buckinghams and he came bearing gifts. In fact, Mayor Claar brought out a big birthday cake with some (err, a few) candles to celebrate a little early with Carl Giammarese, lead singer and founding member of The Buckinghams, together with some good-natured ribbing from original member Nick Fortuna, as always.
(L)The Buckinghams horns, or Buckinghorns, Carlo Isabelli (Trumpet), Charles Morgan (trombone), and Rich Moore (sax), with Nick Fortuna groovin'
Dave Zane on guitar and vocals!
(R)Here's Carl, Dave and Nick singing "This Boy" issued originally by The Beatles.
Bolingbrook, Illinois sure does know how to throw a party! Thanks to everyone who came out (and all of you filled up the hill), as these photos by Susan Rakis shows:
Thanks to Joni and Susan for the photos. If it's a fun summerfest, it's The Buckinghams and their friends getting together.
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