Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series

Chicago 
May 18, 7:30 pm

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Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades and they were recently inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They will perform well-known favorites such as “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Color My World,” and “Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?” The line-up will include original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion and Jeff Coffey on bass and vocals. 

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Kansas
May 19, 8 pm

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Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, “Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.” Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times! 

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ZZ Top
May 30, 7:30 pm

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ZZ TOP, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” have toured and recorded together with their original lineup since 1969, more than 45 years of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio. Known for songs including “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” ZZ Top was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.

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Blue Oyster Cult with Guest Mark Farner  
July 7, 7:30 pm

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Diana Ross
July 16, 7 pm
 

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Known for her chart-busting hits including, “Stop! In The Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Ms. Diana Ross is a consummate entertainer and a major influence on today’s popular music.

As an award-winning actress, singer and performer Diana Ross was named “Most Successful Female Vocalist of All Time” and received the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Diana Ross was the lead singer of The Supremes, in the 60s and has earned the respect of her peers in many genres. She helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paved way for contemporary music.  Her love of life, never-ending wonder, the appreciation of goals and achievements and sheer human spirit define the artist that is Diana Ross and continue to make her one of the most identifiable, unique, beloved and influential singers of successive pop generations.

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The Beach Boys 
August 3, 7 pm 

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The Beach Boys are considered one of America’s greatest rock bands with their songs about surfing, cars and girls — “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda,” and “Surfin’ USA” are good examples. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

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Aretha Franklin 
August 12, 7:30 pm

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Aretha Franklin has been called one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues and gospel. She has earned countless international and national awards as well as accolades and global recognition on an unprecedented scale.  In recent interviews, Aretha announced this may be her last tour, so don’t miss your chance to hear the Queen of Soul live, singing favorites like “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and many, many more.

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Happy Together Tour
August 23, 7 pm

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The Happy Together Tour of 2017 is back by popular demand, once again highlighted by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles. Their debut single, Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” went Top Ten in 1965 and launched the band on a brief string of hits: “Let Me Be,” “You Baby,” “Grim Reaper of Love,” and “Can I Get to Know You Better.” The Turtles weren’t content, however, and were about to break up, but first they released “Happy Together,” which proved to be their biggest hit, and one of 1967’s Top Ten records. With their career reinvigorated, “She’d Rather Be with Me,” “You Know What I Mean,” “Elenore,” and “You Showed Me” were their last single releases. This year’s tour also includes Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, The Association, The Cowsills, The Box Tops and The Archies Ron Dante.

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