As the weather was peaking at 56 degrees, I wondered what might heat up this unseasonably chilly season. Rock and roll, of course!
Aside from a tasty slice of Naperville history, Naper Settlement offers its Naper Nights concert series. On July 19 and 20, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Naper Nights will host four great bands. The Belfast Cowboys, and Simply Billy on the 19th; and Think Floyd USA, and Spaceface on the 20th. The Belfast Cowboys come down from the state of Minnesota with a four-piece horn section and a wealth of great Van Morrison songs to play. Singer/pianist Brian Harris performs as Simply Billy, and pounds out a plethora of Billy Joel hits for fans of all ages. Think Floyd USA is a cast of nine instrumentalists and vocalists who are set to perform Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon album in its entirety, and Spaceface is a band of veteran Chicago musicians that will pay tribute to the great David Bowie.
And, perhaps the sweetest part of these two evenings is having local students from The School Of Rock play an opening set!
On August 16 and 17, Naper Nights heats up again. This time they celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. On the 16th, Soundtracks Of A Generation will play the most popular songs of the Woodstock festival; and on the 17th, The THE BAND Band and Rico will thrill crowds. New York natives The THE BAND Band play the Americana hits of The Band, while Rico will honor the multicultural sounds of Santana.
For starting times and ticket info, visit www.NaperNights.org.