Naperville Jaycees Announce Main Stage Acts for Last Fling
The Naperville Jaycees announced their main stage lineup for the 2012 Last Fling, held over Labor Day Weekend (August 31-September 3). Tickets will go on sale in a few short months for the Main Stage entertainment on Rotary Hill. This annual four-day family-friendly fun festival also presents an array of concert venues all along Jackson Ave. as the Last Fling extends to Naper Settlement and Rotary Hill.
Friday, August 31
8PM Ides of March
Chicago’s own, Ides of March are best known for hits such as “Vehicle,” have had hits in every decade since forming in 1966. Ides combines shimmering vocal harmonies with their trademark driving bass section to forge a sound that is timeless and unforgettable.
6PM Band TBD
Saturday, September 1
8PM Look for an announcement about the special guest headlining Saturday night in coming weeks!
6PM Chris Cagle
With two gold albums, two No. 1 albums, and 12 charted songs, Chris Cagle released an almost nonstop catalog of hits from 2000-2008. With a highly anticipated album coming out in 2012, Cagle considers this a new lease on life.
Sunday, September 2
8PM Pat Benatar
Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar rose to fame in the 1980’s with hits including “Love is a Battlefield”, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, and “We Belong”. One of the most heavily played artists in the early days of MTV, Benatar has two multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums, three gold albums, and 19 Top 40 singles.
6PM Blue Oyster Cult
Spanning three decades, Blue Oyster Cult has a long and storied history. An American Rock band hailing from New York, BOC is best known for “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Burnin’ for You” and “Godzilla.” BOC has sold over 24 million albums world wide.
Monday, September 3
Did you know? The Naperville Jaycees is a not-for-profit service organization with more than 200 young persons dedicated to providing Naperville area residents with the opportunity to better themselves and grow personally and professionally while giving back to the community through community service and fundraising efforts. Annual events include, Mardi Gras Fundraising Ball, Santa Train, Loaves and Fishes Food Baskets, and countless other worthwhile projects that positively impact the community.
The group also organizes and staffs The Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. Proceeds from the Last Fling are given to nonprofit organizations in the community and throughout DuPage County. Over the past two decades, the Naperville Jaycees raised and donated more than two million dollars to various organizations in the Naperville community.
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Judd Kendall VFW located at 908 West Jackson Avenue in Naperville. Please call the chapter’s hotline at (630) 961-9375 or visit their website at www.naperjaycees.org for more details.