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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2008
Contact:
 
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 the entertainment.

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

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.”

The 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 Blues.)

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 the Tiger.”

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.