Last night’s free summer concert kicked off one of the villages most exciting—and affordable—dog day activities: the Wednesday' night concert series.
And so what if the weather wasn’t perfect?
You can start your summer just right next Wednesday, which just also happens to be the first official day of summer, with the next show.
The series is held each Wednesday at the Bolingbrook Peforming Arts Center (375 W. Briarcliff Rd.) until July 20. It’s a family-friendly affair and admission is free.
And if your schedule doesn’t accommodate the first six, there’s more to come.
The village will take over sponsorship July 20, offering another free six concert series. Look out for that concert preview in July.
In order to match your musical tastes, each band submitted and bit of information about their select style. Keep everybody in the loop by printing and posting on the fridge.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
June 22 - Libido Funk Soul Circus
The band was initially formed as an "over the top" tribute band covering 70s disco music. But over the years, they have expanded their repertoire to include Motown hits, the glam rock of 1989 and the thumping bass beats of today’s music.
Known for their ability to switch styles and genres at the drop of a hat, they have earned plenty of fans who refer to them as a human jukebox.
June 29 - 28 Days Band
Their playlist is broad and covers every musical base, satisfying a wide range of tastes: familiar pop, rock, funk, classic rock, techno, country, rap, R&B and gospel.
July 6 - Big Guitars from Memphis
This group really isn’t from Memphis, but you would never know by listening to their sound. Playing a driving blend of rockabilly, swing and surf music, they have earned many appreciative fans.
July 13 – Jose Valdez and the Mambo All Stars
This is Latin music at its best, with styles that run the gamut from cha cha, salsa, meringue, cumbia and boleros (a cross section of all Latin music). The group has worked with well-known artists including Jose Fajardo, Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri.
Audiences rave about the piano artistry, which is said to be exciting and full of authentic rhythms and solos backed by torrid percussion.
July 20 - Electro Rubber Band
The groups high energy remixes are designed to draw spectators out of their seats and on their feet. The band is composed of alternating male and female lead singers, a synth guitar player and a drummer. They straddle the line between disc jockey and cover band by delivering mixes of popular artists like U2, Lady Gaga and Rhianna.