Parkway Bank Park Announces 2023 Lineup for Rockin’ In The Park Free Summer Concert Series
Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district (5501 Park Place, Rosemont) will kick off its summer season with the return of the “Rockin’ in the Park” free summer concert series. The 2023 series will begin Sunday, May 28. Free concerts will continue every Thursday and select weekend and holiday evenings from June 1 through August 31, featuring music by classic cover bands alongside food and beverage tents on the park’s great lawn. Thursday night concerts will culminate with a musical fireworks display.
All “Rockin’ in the Park” concerts will run from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission to “Rockin’ in the Park” is free. Outside food and coolers are prohibited. Parking is available at the Parkway Bank Park parking garage and is free with validation from any of the park’s venues.
The 2023 Rockin’ in the Park lineup is outlined below:
* indicates post-show fireworks
Sunday, May 28: Libido Funk Circus* – Originally formed as an over-the-top tribute to the disco music of the 70’s, Libido Funk Circus (LFC) has been relentlessly entertaining a wide range of audiences since 1996. While the group continues to play classic disco hits, the addition of hundreds of dance and rock songs spanning from the 60’s through today has turned LFC into a human jukebox.
Thursday, June 1: Radio Gaga* – Radio Gaga offers a one-of-a-kind theatrical production featuring the hits of Queen and Lady Gaga. Complete with dazzling costumes, precise choreography and audience participation opportunities, Radio Gaga celebrates the two iconic musicians through a high-octane concert experience.
Thursday, June 8: Departure* – Celebrating 15 years, Departure recreates the look, sound and feel of the original 80s rock group, Journey. Known for their high-energy and engaging performances, Departure brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages.
Thursday, June 15: Pino Farina Band* – Adult alternative rock group, Pino Farina Band, bring audiences an energetic mix of original music and beloved covers. Lead singer and lyricist Pino Farina’s powerhouse voice is often compared to late indie-artist Jeff Buckley. Known for their showmanship, Pino Farina Band’s concerts dazzle fans with a blend of high-energy performances and tender, intimate songs.
Thursday, June 22: Elton Rohn* – As Elton Rohn, Ron Camilleri recreates the feeling of seeing a 1970s Elton John concert. The seven-piece band has headlined more than 100 shows including festivals across Canada and the United States.
Friday, June 23: Boy Band Night / Dancing Queen
From *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and New Kids on The Block to Boys 2 Men, One Direction and more, the Boy Band Night plays tribute to popular boy bands will have audiences dancing and singing along all night long.
With painstaking attention to detail, Dancing Queen has recreated an ABBA experience that is second to none. Fronted by two dynamic ladies with angelic voices, and backed by a group of world class musicians, the music of the greatest pop band in history comes to life in a Las Vegas-inspired show that captivates audiences, both young and old.
Thursday, June 29: Kashmir* – Bringing the best of Led Zeppelin to their fans, Kashmir seeks to re-create the experience of a 1970s Zeppelin show utilizing authentic stage gear, costumes and special effects. The group performs Led Zeppelin’s entire catalog including hits from the classic movie, “The Song Remains the Same.”
Monday, July 3: Heartache Tonight* – From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true concert experience. With meticulous attention to every detail, this Eagles tribute band brings together music from all eras and embodies a rock powerhouse that produced hits for more than four decades.
Thursday, July 6: Kings & Associates* – Kings & Associates have established themselves as one of Australia’s most unique modern blues bands. The group’s powerful live shows blend blues, soul and funk elements into a sound best described as neo blues. In 2017, The Kings became the first South Australian act to make the semi-finals at the Blues Foundation’s “International Blues Competition” in Memphis.
Thursday, July 13: George Michael Reborn* – Robert Bartko exudes the energy and passion of George Michael and Wham! in the 80s and 90s with George Michael Reborn. From “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” to “Careless Whisper,” George Michael Reborn embodies the vocal range, choreography and looks of George Michael and leaves audiences cheering for an encore.
Thursday, July 20: Atomic Punks* – Direct from Los Angeles, Calif., this group pays tribute specifically to the glory days of Van Halen fronted David Lee Roth. Roth himself referred to the group as “the best tribute to Van Halen ever.” For more than 20 years, the Atomic Punks have been re-creating Eddie Van Halen’s classic guitar sound, while capturing all of the enthusiasm and flash Van Halen brought to the stage.
Thursday, July 27: Echoes of Pompeii* – Comprised of a 10-piece band, Echoes of Pompeii leaves no stone unturned in paying homage to Pink Floyd. Hailing from Gary, Ind., the group takes their audiences on a roller coaster journey through all eras of Pink Floyd, from the early Syd Barrett Days to the later exclusion of the Roger Waters.
Friday, July 28: The Traveling Salvation Show / West Side Winders
Hailing from St. Louis, The Traveling Salvation Show is a rock-oriented tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond. The 10-person ensemble recreates the energy of Diamond’s live arena performances while incorporating its own rock flair.
The West Side Winders are an original American rockability power trio dedicated to the sound, attitude, lifestyle and advancement of rock and blues. The group has opened shows for many big name acts including Sammy Hagar, Foghat, Bon Jovi, Blue Oyster Cult and others.
Thursday, August 3: Southern Accents* – Southern Accents recreates the music, style and sound of Tom Petty professionally with immaculate precision and wildly contagious enthusiasm. United in their quest to offer the ultimate Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers experience, each member of the band looks the part, plays the part and lives the part.
Thursday, August 10: Ticket to the Moon* – Ticket to the Moon is an Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) tribute band hailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Composed of eight talented musicians, the group is dedicated to bringing audiences the extraordinary musical arrangements of ELO alongside stellar video production.
Thursday, August 17: Live the Who* – Direct from Detroit, Mich., this band plays tribute to The Who at the band’s unstoppable best from 1968-1974, capturing the feel, sound and look of the legendary rock band in each concert.
Thursday, August 24: Silver Bullet Band STL* – Silver Bullet STL offers a show-stopping 10-piece tribute to the music of Bob Seger. Fronted by lead singer Steve Tinnon, the history of blue-collar America from the 1960s to present day is written through Silver Bullet’s performances.
Friday, August 25: Bee Gees Gold / The Wayouts
Backed by a renowned rhythm section, Bee Gees Gold recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 1960s and 1970s. Featuring the detailed vocals of John Acosta as Barry, Daryll Borges as Robin and Jeff Celentano as Maurice, the band performs legendary Bee Gees tracks from early hits such as “Massachusetts” and “I Started A Joke,” to disco-era classics including “Stayin’ Alive” and “You Should Be Dancing.”
The Wayouts play tribute to 1960s garage rock. Their concerts combine raw intensity with professional musicianship in order to bring fresh life to classic songs by artists such as The Kinks and The Animals.
Thursday, August 31: American English* – This Beatles tribute show was voted “number one” by thousands of Beatles fans. The group has won sound-a-like contests at Beatlefest® for three consecutive years, along with Illinois Entertainer of the Year. American English has shared the stage with musical headliners such as The Grassroots, The Neville Brothers, Three Dog Night, The Ides of March, Eric Burdon, The Buckinghams, The Doobie Brothers, Badfinger and Gary Senise’s Lieutenant Dan Band, among others.