Clear Channel Entertainment
on Monday announced the first few shows for the inaugural season at the new
Lakefront Pavilion at Northerly Island.
The Park District recently
selected the local office of Texas-based concert giant Clear Channel over
Chicago promoters Jam Productions to program summer concerts and family
entertainment at a new 8,000-seat venue at the former site of Meigs Field.
The first season kicks
off at 7:30 p.m. June 24 with a double bill of two longtime Chicago pop and
R&B favorites, Chicago (the band) and Earth, Wind & Fire. Tickets are $39.75
to $75.25 through Ticketmaster, (312) 559-1212.
performances include a more cutting-edge R&B double bill with the Black Eyed
Peas and Talib Kweli, June 26 ($39.50); alternative-rockers Modest Mouse,
June 28 ($27.50); the children's concert Ralph's World, July 2 ($5 to $15);
singer-songwriters Gavin DeGraw and Howie Day, July 14 ($33.25); veteran pop
acts Journey, July 16 ($39.50 to $49.50), and Loggins & Messina, Aug. 4
($49.50 and $69.50), and modern bluesman Jack Johnson, Aug. 28 ($35).
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