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Roger Hodgson of Supertramp to headline Ribfest July 5

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Roger Hodgson, co-founder, writer, and lead singer of the renowned classic rock band Supertramp, is the first headliner to be announced for Ribfest July 3-6 held at Knoch Park.

Roger Hodgson Wikimedia Commons Photo
Roger Hodgson
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Roger Hodgson is the legendary voice, writer and arranger of most of Supertramp’s greatest hits that led to more than 60 million record sales, including amazingly enduring songs like: “Give a Little Bit,” “Dreamer,” “It’s Raining Again,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “The Logical Song,” “Breakfast In America,” “Fool’s Overture” and so many others that have become the soundtrack of our lives.

Hodgson co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969. Through his 14 years with the band, he wrote and sang most of the classic hits that brought Supertramp worldwide acclaim. Roger recently received 2 awards from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) for his songs being in the top played songs in their repertory, proving that they have indeed stood the test of time.

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Hodgson’s performance with his band will take place on the Navistar Main Stage at Knoch Park on Saturday, July 5. “We are excited to bring another new band of this caliber to Ribfest and the Naperville Area,” according to Dan Deboo the 2014 Ribfest Chair. “Roger Hodgson has written & sung dozens of the great rock songs with many hits that have become standards. We are looking forward to a fabulous performance by the former lead singer of Supertramp.”

Did You Know? The 27th Naperville Ribfest will be held July 3 – 6, 2014, in Knoch Park in central Naperville. Ribfest consists of family activities, award-winning rib vendors from across the country, carnival rides and crowd-pleasing musical entertainment. Ribfest is run by the 140 members of the Exchange Club in cooperation with its partners including the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District. More than 4,000 volunteers and hundreds of sponsors support the event with 100 percent of the proceeds from Ribfest going to support the elimination of child abuse and domestic violence. For more info, visit www.ribfest.net.

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