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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2008
Doree Krage, Asst. Director
Community Relations Department
630/543-4100, ext. 7550
2008 COMMUNITY DAYS ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP ANNOUNCED
The Village of Addison has announced the entertainment lineup for the 2008
Community Days Festival, to be held Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10.
Entry fee to the festival grounds will be $2 per adult; children
under 12 years of age are free. There is no additional fee for
Friday, Aug. 8
7 p.m. – Covergurl
Covergurl performs high powered rock covers from bands such as The Smashing
Pumpkins, Blondie, Audioslave, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, No Doubt, and Weezer.
The band features the vocals of Jessica Robinson. In 2005, Robinson auditioned
along with thousands of other singers worldwide for a chance to be on CBS’s
reality show RockStar: INXS. She was among only 15 chosen to be on the show.
9 p.m. – Hi Infidelity
One of, if not the best drawing local band in
Chicagoland. Voted best suburban classic rock band for several
years running, Hi Infidelity’s music is a mixture of REO
Speedwagon, Journey, Styx, Kansas, Journey and other classic
rock bands. Bryan Adams, Train, Rob Thomas and Tom Petty are
also thrown into the mix.
Saturday, Aug. 9
5 p.m. – PreZence
The #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show in the Midwest.
7 p.m. – The Lounge Puppets
Breaking attendance records at every
fest and club, The Lounge Puppets show is “A Tribute To 80’s
Hair Bands,” featuring the songs of Guns ‘n Roses, Whitesnake,
Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Poison, Ratt, Skid Row,
Warrant and others.
9 p.m. – Santana original lead singer
Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding
one of most phenomenally popular, multi-platinum many times
over “Super Groups,” Santana. In 1998, the world class
keyboardist-vocalist-producer was inducted into the Rock ‘n
Roll Hall of Fame as part of the original Santana band. In
addition to launching – along with Carlos Santana – the now
legendary act, Rolie also co-produced their first four
groundbreaking albums. What’s more, his singing talents will
forever be immortalized by his unforgettable lead vocals on
classic Santana greatest hits including “Black Magic Woman,”
“Evil Ways,” and “Oye Como Va.” Hear these and many more
Santana hits, including “Soul Sacrifice” and “Jingo.”
band is composed of three additional musicians from Santana,
and three other highly accomplished players who have also
performed with such artists as Cher, Foreigner, David Lee
Roth, En Vogue, Pink, Randy Meisner (The Eagles), Spencer
Davis (Spencer Davis Group), and Denny Laine (Wings/The Moody
Sunday, Aug. 10
4 p.m. – Bernie Glim and The Country Roads Band with special guest, Radio
Personality “Wild” Bill Garcia of US99
Bernie Glim and The Country Roads
Band is a seven-piece band comprised of master musicians and
songwriters led by Bernie Glim on guitar and vocals.
Throughout the 70’s, Glim toured the U.S. as an opening act
for ELO, Styx, B.J. Thomas, Sha Na Na, and other national
acts. Prior to joining forces with Glim, The Country Roads
Band backed up Freddy Fender. Together, they comprise one of
the top country rock groups in the Midwest.
6 p.m. –
Angel Melendez Tropical Band
Angel Melendez recently
released his first full-length CD “Angel Melendez & The 911
Mambo Orchestra.” The recording has received immediate
nationwide acceptance, and it is currently playing in more
than 170 radio stations. In Dec. 2004 the debut CD was
nominated to the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards under the category
of “Best Traditional Tropical” Latin Album. The CD also won
the “Best Latin Album” Award in the 4th Annual Independent
Music Awards 2005.
Angel’s bands play an array of Latin
music from the modern tropical sounds of today ranging from
Salsas, Boleros & Cha Cha Chas to the most traditional hard
hitting Mambo of the 50’s.
8 p.m. – The Ides of March
featuring Jim Peterik
With its signature horn riff and
opening line, “I’m a friendly stranger in the black sedan...,”
The Ides of March’s “Vehicle” burst onto the Billboard charts
and in 1970 became the fastest breaking single in Warner Bros.
history! Their show spans three decades of music that include
Jim Peterik’s catalog of Top 40 hits: “Vehicle,” “L.A.
Goodbye,” “You Wouldn’t Listen,” “The Search Is Over,” “High
On You,” “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up In You,” and “Eye of
Additional information regarding Community Days
will be available as the event nears. Watch Addison Community
Television for details, or visit the Village of Addison
website at AddisonAdvantage.org.