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Jaycees seek bands to submit availability to perform for 2023 Last Fling


Above / From now through Jan. 31, 2023, groups such as 16 Candles are welcome to submit applications to play Labor Day Weekend at the 2023 Last Fling in downtown Naperville. (Photo courtesy Karen Coleman for Naperville Jaycees)

The Naperville Jaycees Last Fling is ready to rock and currently is accepting applications from bands to play the festival scheduled Labor Day Weekend, Fri., Sept. 1, through Mon., Sept. 4, 2023.

Musical artist submissions are being accepted through Tues., Jan. 31, to perform on the Jackson Avenue Stage via the event website, www.LastFling.org/JacksonStage.

Be prepared to provide the following required information with availability from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, 2023:

  • Name of the act
  • Contact name and number
  • Performance price, and music sample (including a video or YouTube link).

Bands must have 90 to 120 minutes of material to be considered.

“After well-attended and successful events in ‘21 and last year ‘22, we’re looking forward to hosting the community again in 23,” noted Pete Paulsen, Last Fling Director, in a press release.

Approximately 20 slots need to be filled with live music on the Jackson Avenue Stage throughout the four-day festival, organizers said.

Paulsen continued, “There is a lot to celebrate in Naperville and we are excited to bring people together for one Last Fling before the summer ends and raise money for area non-profits while doing so.  See you there!”

Last Fling Director Pete Paulsen and Jaycees Rooster Greg Moran paused along the Midway during the 2022 Last Fling just steps from the Jackson Avenue Stage along Jackson Avenue near Main Street in downtown Naperville. (PN Photo)

An brief overview of Naperville Jaycees 

The Naperville Jaycees is a nonprofit service organization for young professionals dedicated to personal and professional growth through community service and fundraising efforts.  The group’s annual events include: Easter Egg Hunt, Lobster Day, Food Drives, Pet Pictures with Santa and other worthwhile projects that foster positive change.

The group also organizes and staffs the annual 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 over the past two decades have exceeded $2M and benefited local civic improvements and other nonprofit organizations in Naperville and surrounding communities. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Judd Kendall VFW, located at 908 West Jackson Avenue in Naperville. For more information about Jaycees meetings, membership, programs and special events, call the chapter’s hotline at (630) 961-9375 or visit their website at naperjaycees.org.

For more information, about Last Fling, visit www.LastFling.org.

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