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Blues On The Fox
June 14 - 15
Join us at RiverEdge to experience six amazing blues music acts over one incredible weekend.
One-Day Pass: $10 general admission / $30 preferred bench seating
Two-Day Pass: $15 general admission / $50 preferred bench seating
To receive two-day discounted ticket pass, click BUY TICKETS and purchase the same priced ticket to both days. Discount will be applied at checkout. Service fees also apply.
Friday, June 14
Gate opens at 6:00 p.m.
JJ GREY & MOFRO – 7:00 p.m.
JJ Grey & Mofro are delivering their front porch blend of Southern Rock and soul to Aurora’s doorstep in the inaugural concert for RiverEdge Park. What more perfect venue to perform their new album This River (released April 16) than on the banks of the Fox River? With six albums and a decade-long career spanning the globe, the band has become appreciated for its honest, down-home storytelling and shows that compel folks to dance one minute and cry the next. “Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul.” –The New York Times
DR. JOHN – 9:00 p.m.
Six-Time Grammy Winner and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John (Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.) takes the stage in the inaugural concert for RiverEdge Park. Widely influenced by his New Orleans roots, his music is a unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, blues, R&B, zydeco, psychedelic rock and Creole flavor. His latest, Locked Down, won a 2013 Grammy for Best Blues Album. With more than a half century in the biz, Dr. John’s passion for his music continues to drive him to create and perform for audiences across the globe.
Saturday, June 15
Gates open at 2:00 p.m.
THE STONE FOXES – 3:00 p.m.
California blues rock band The Stone Foxes is bringing its distinct country, rock, blues and Bay Area-influenced style to the Fox River. Influenced by greats of the late 60s and early 70s like The Band, Dylan, and Zeppelin, The Stone Foxes more than hold their own with great songwriting, sweet guitar and blues harp riffs and a hella-tight rhythm section. Their long awaited 2013 album Small Fires has been received with wide acclaim and follows their 2010 sophomore album Bears & Bulls.
TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS – 5:00 p.m.
Craving a taste of Chicago blues, electric blues, west coast blues, soul, 60s rock and southern blues? Treat yourself to a hefty portion of Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – serving up their gritty soul food at RiverEdge Park’s 2013 Blues on the Fox with a dish so delish you’ll beg for more. Castro’s accolades include: Winner of the 2012 International Songwriting Competition Blues Category, nine-time Blues Music Award nominee and six-time Winner including Band of the Year (2010), B.B. King Entertainer of the Year (2010, 2008), Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year (2010) and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year (2010-Hard Believer, 2008-Painkiller), and 2010 Best Blues Band at Blues Blast Music Awards.
ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND – 7:00 p.m. NOW 6:50 P.M.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band is bringing American funk and soul to Aurora. Wide intra-generational appeal brings kids from seven to seventy-five together for a feel-good show that will leave you inspired and hope-filled. Plan to be on your feet and groovin’ with musical influences ranging from 70’s funk bands like Earth, Wind and Fire and Sly and the Family Stone, to Gospel soul and blues to Stevie Ray Vaughn. A great show for the whole family.
BUDDY GUY - 9:00 p.m. NOW 8:15 P.M.
You can’t think of Chicago Blues without immediately thinking of the one-and-only Buddy Guy. The legend takes the stage for the final act at RiverEdge Park’s 2013 Blues on the Fox in a show that can only be expected to be amazing. Inarguably one of the greatest guitarists of all time, the Multi-Grammy Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and pioneer of the Chicago blues sound will make you feel right at Home Sweet Home Chicago with his many hits we all know and love.
Seating Details and Policies
To view seating chart, click here. Preferred GA is first-come-first-serve bench seating in front of the stage. Feel free to bring a padded seat cushion for added comfort. General admission ticket holders are allowed to bring low back bag chairs (shoulder height) or a small blanket. Please be considerate of your neighbors when setting up chairs and blankets. Children 12 years of age and under are admitted free to general admission only and must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. For a full list of RiverEdge Park policies, click here.