Each summer the Hoffman Estates Arts Commission hosts free concerts in the park open to the public. Join us this summer to celebrate the 21st season of the Summer Concert Series.
This life-long Chicagoan's career has spanned well over thirty-years as a professional speaker, signer, broadcaster, actor and author. Wayn Messmer is a highly repsected Certified Professional Speaker, whose voice remains closely identified with the singing of the National Anthem. He has held an association with the Chicago Cubs since 1985. For three years prior to that, he was the PA Announcer/Soloist for the Chicago White Sox. Wayne spent thirteen seasons (1981-'94) as the celbrated Soloist for the Chicago Blackhawks. He will perform with other musicians to bring a great show to Hoffman Estates. http://waynemessmer.com/
Petra's Recession Seven
Petra van Nuis (pronounced Pay-tra van Nouse) is a Chicago-based jazz vocalist who has been described in Downbeat Magazine as having "a light, gorgeous, and fairly delicate voice...a gift for melody and plenty of rhythmic confidence."
A Chicagoan since 2003, Petra sings at all the finest jazz venues in town including the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Katerina's, Andy's Jazz Club, Fitzgerald's, the City Winery, and the Old Town School of Folk Music. Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs has presented Petra's groups at the Chicago Cultural Center and Chicago Summer Dance. The Jazz Institute of Chicago has featured Petra's Recession Seven band at the Chicago Jazz Festival and Jazz City. Along with six other Chicago jazz artists, she was nominated for the "Best Jazz Entertainer 2013" for the 33rd Annual Chicago Music Awards. http://www.petrasings.com/index.htm
The Blooze Brothers
Jake & Elwood Blooze have escaped the Big House and were spotted in a black and white 1974 Dodge Monaco (AKA The Blooze Mobile) heading westbound on I–90. The soulful and wildly entertaining Blooze Brothers are On A Mission to entertain all the good folks at The Hoffman Estates Summer Concert Series.
For over 2 decades, the Chicago based Blooze Brothers have entertained countless around the world. The 11-piece Blooze Brothers Band promises a soulful revue, with music, song and crazy antics sure to please all ages. http://www.bloozebrothers.com/
From golden tickets on American Idol, to a live telecast on ABC's New Years show, Nick is geared up for his time to shine in Country Music. The band plays their unique blend of rock and country music giving every audience a performance they'll never forget. http://www.nicklynchmusic.com/
Dick Diamond & The Dusters
Get ready for nearly 5 decades of music and fasion. Dick Diamond and the Dusters plays everything from The Temptations to Earth, Wind and Fire to Journey to Third Eye Blind to Lady Gaga and so much more, all while providing a one-of-a-kind performance sure to get you off your feet and leave you with a smile. http://www.dickdiamond.net/
The Northern Irish rocker headlined several bands from 2002 until 2010 when he appeared on American Idol and 2015 when he was on The Voice. Keith Semple, with influences from Sting, John Mayer and Keith Urban, now headlines the classic rock group, Semple, who performs timeless rock classics from the 60s to present day with a song to suit all your rockin' needs! http://www.keithsemple.net/
With nearly half a century of musical experience, Rick's love of music dates back to Chicago in the '60s when he and his brother would listen to Elvis and The Beatles. Now the "Price of Rock 'n Roll" will stun you into believing The King is back and Sir Paul has come to town. Be sure not to miss this great performance by a legend. http://www.ricksaucedo.com/
There are sweet grooves, good grooves, and great grooves, then there's the Cadillac Groove! Jump into the purple Caddy for a fun ride through Southern Rock, Blues, Funk, R & B, Soul and all points in between. You'll find yourself signing along as Cadillac Groove puts their unique, high energy touch on the songs you know and love. There's a reason Cadillac Groove is one of the hardest working bands in Illinois with a full calendar - they know how to "bring it" every time they step on stage! http://www.cadillacgroove.com/