Monday, July 18, 2011
No AC or DC meant (almost) no show Thursday night in Montgomery Park, as Gallery's set was truncated by a power failure. Chamber of Commerce, meanwhile, cleans up on Fay's BBQ sales.
It was a clear, cool night, and more than 100 people trekked out to Montgomery Park, lawn chairs in hand, to hear local cover band Gallery tear it up. But things didn’t quite go as planned. Thursday’s free show, part of the Fox Valley Park District’s ongoing Concerts in the Park series, was cut short about 30 minutes in by a power outage. No matter how hard they tried, village and park district workers couldn’t get the juice flowing again. The band, a seven-piece outfit from Geneva, made the best of things, heading out into the crowd to play acoustically. And the kids in the audience loved it, dancing around and playing percussion instruments. But by 8:45 p.m., it was clear that the show would not go on. Before the power outage, Gallery …
Monday, June 20, 2011
More than a hundred people came out to dance the night away Thursday at Montgomery Park with the popular country-rock band.
Under a beautiful clear sky, the Fox Valley Park District kicked off its annual Concerts in the Park series Thursday night at Montgomery Park. The band? Smokin' Gunz, whose popular country-rock sound has won them fans all over Chicagoland for more than 10 years. More than 100 people showed up to Thursday's concert, and a few dozen of them turned up an hour early, for free line dancing lessons from Cathy Vary of Saddle Up Saloon. Those line dancers took to River Street during the band's set, and kicked up a storm. Concerts in the Park is a free festival series—six concerts at two Fox Valley parks are scheduled for 2011. The remaining five: Yorkville Big Band June 30 at Montgomery Park August July 7 at McCullough Park Gallery July 14 at …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Weekly musings from Jeff Long, public relations manager for the Fox Valley Park District.
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- Jeff Long
Friday, June 10, 2011
Summer is great for a lot of reasons. Being able to enjoy outdoor activities heads the list. We probably spend more time outdoors in the summer than during the other three seasons combined. Golf, swimming, bicycling, backyard barbecues—name your fun. To top it off, there’s nothing like a summer evening enjoying live music under the stars – especially when it’s free. Music just sounds better outdoors. There’s a festival feeling to the experience—you can actually feel the music amid the fresh air and a warm breeze. If that sounds like your kind of fun, the Fox Valley Park District is going to make your summer. During the next three months, the Park District will stage six free Concerts in the Park at various parks, all at no charge. Each …