NAPER SETTLMENT ANNOUNCES 2019 NAPER NIGHTS LINE-UP CELEBRATING 50TH MILESTONES
SUMMER 2019—In conjunction with the Naperville Heritage Society’s 50th Anniversary, Naper Settlement announces its line-up for the 2019 Naper Nights Community Concert Series, celebrating major historical milestones! Visitors are invited to experience six nights of rock while enjoying cold craft brews and wine, delicious food, and music for the generations. The concert series will take place from 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights on June 14-15, July 19-20, and August 16-17. Tickets are on sale now. Admission is $15 adults, $10 youth 4-12; members and children under 4 are free. No outside food or beverages are permitted. For more information, visit www.NaperNights.org.
“What a time to be alive! 1969 was a watershed moment in American history, both culturally and technologically. We’re excited to celebrate the Naperville Heritage Society’s fiftieth anniversary alongside historic milestones from that year, creating the ultimate history of rock experience for our guests,” Said Adison Glick, special events coordinator for Naper Settlement.
Naper Nights 2019 line-up:
June 14: Landslide, 6 p.m.; Goddesses of Rock, 8 p.m.
June 15: The Doors of Chicago, 6 p.m.; Rocks Off, 8 p.m.
July 19: Simply Billy, 6 p.m.; The Belfast Cowboys, 8 p.m.
July 20: Space Face, 6 p.m.; Think Floyd, 7:45 p.m.
August 16: Soundtracks of a Generation, 6 p.m.
August 17: Rico, 6 p.m.; The THE BAND Band, 8 p.m.
June 14’s line-up celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Weed Ladies of the Naperville Heritage Society. A group of volunteers on site at the museum’s Daniels House, The Weed Ladies craft handmade dried and silk floral arrangements using flowers grown in Naper Settlement’s gardens. To kick-off the series, Naper Nights honors these women with a night of powerful female music. Landslide, a Fleetwood Mac tribute, will return to the Naper Nights stage to open for the Goddesses of Rock. This female powerhouse cover band features the musical stylings of Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Heart, Lady Gaga, and more. June 15 ends opening weekend with a night of classic rock. The Doors of Chicago, a The Doors tribute, will open for Rocks Off, a 9-piece The Rolling Stones tribute with horn section.
Continuing into the heart of summer, July 19’s list of rockers includes Simply Billy, a Billy Joel tribute, opening for The Belfast Cowboys, a Van Morrison tribute. July 20 pays tribute to a major milestone in American history, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Featuring Space Face, a David Bowie tribute, opening for Think Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute, this galactic line-up will include Think Floyd playing the chart-topping album “Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety.
August’s entire line-up honors the greatest rock concert of all time, Woodstock. To round off the final set in the series, Naper Settlement honors Woodstock’s 50th anniversary with Soundtracks of a Generation on August 16, featuring the songs of Jefferson Airplane, Sly & the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, and more. The final concert on August 17 sends summer off right with Rico, a Santana tribute, opening for The THE BAND Band, a The Band tribute.
About Naper Settlement
Naper Settlement is a nationally accredited, award-winning outdoor museum set on 13 magnificent acres in the heart of Naperville. Located 30 miles from Chicago, the museum is home to twenty-three historical structures dating back as early as the 1830s. Featuring exhibits, special events, educational programming and more, Naper Settlement is where history comes alive and the community comes to connect. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.