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Rosemont Serves up Summer Fun
SPEND THE SUMMER IN ROSEMONT!
MB FINANCIAL PARK AT ROSEMONT BRINGS
LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, NIGHTLIFE AND MORE TO CHICAGO’S NORTHWEST SUBURBS
“Rockin’ in the Park at Rosemont”–Free Outdoor Music Festival to be held in the 30,000-sq.-ft. Lawn Space at the Heart of MB Financial Park at Rosemont June 8-10
Newest entertainment venues to open are Adobe Gila’s Margarita Fajita Cantina, June 5, Park Tavern mid-June, Zanies Comedy Club July 6, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill mid-July and My Big Fat Greek Restaurant August 1
This summer, MB Financial Park at Rosemont, a new dining and entertainment district, will be abuzz with the hottest new dining and entertainment venues, charity events, and a free summer music festival. “MB Financial Park at Rosemont will have something for everyone this summer,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “We are thrilled we can provide new and exciting entertainment options to the community, and are confident that our events will become a must-do for the greater Chicago area.”
Tuesday, June 5: Adobe Gila’s Margarita Fajita Cantina, located at 5455 Park Place, will officially open its doors Tuesday, June 5 at 10 p.m. Adobe Gila’s is the home of the famous sizzling fajita and also offers a variety of delicious Mexican and American appetizers, entrees and sandwiches including made-to-order guacamole as well as a large kid-friendly menu. Guests will enjoy lunch and live entertainment seven nights-a-week. Adobe Gila’s closes at 4 a.m. seven nights a week and never has a cover charge.
Thursday, June 7: Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports will host the Charles Tillman Pro BOWLer Charity Fundraiser, presented by Meijer. This exclusive event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to support the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, which provides resources for critically and chronically ill children in the Chicago-area. The fundraiser will be an exclusive evening of bowling, dining and celebration, where guests will have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items including autographed sports memorabilia. Some of Tillman’s current and former Chicago Bear teammates will join him in bowling for the cause including Devin Hester, Matt Toeaina, Nick Roach, Alex Brown and Anthony Adams.
Friday, June 8- Sunday, June 10: “Rockin’ in The Park at Rosemont,” an eclectic outdoor music festival at MB Financial Park, will feature 11 live bands, food and drink and free admission, from June 8-10.
The festival will be held on the great lawn in the center of new MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Admission is free and food and drink will be available for purchase from restaurants within the complex. The festival runs Friday, June 8 from 5 – 11 p.m., Saturday, June 9 from 1 – 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 1 – 7 p.m. Each day boasts a variety of live music including Jimmie Van Zant, Infinity, Wedding Banned, April’s Reign, Kashmir, He Said, She Said, Smokin Gunz, Hot Rocks, Fortunate Sons, School of Rock, and Rod Tuffcurls. Outside coolers cannot be brought into the park. A full schedule of performance times can be found below.
Friday, June 8
5:00 p.m. April’s Reign (Rock)
7:00 p.m. Kashmir (Led Zeppelin Tribute)
9:15 p.m. Jimmie Van Zant
Saturday, June 9
1:00 p.m. He Said, She Said (Rock/Pop)
2:45 p.m. Smokin Gunz (Country)
4:30 p.m. Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones Tribute)
7:15 p.m. Fortunate Sons (CCR/Rock)
9:00 p.m. Infinity (Classic Rock)
Sunday, June 10
1:15 p.m. School of Rock (Kids Rock Band)
3:00 p.m. Rod Tuffcurls (80s Pop)
5:15 p.m. Wedding Banned (80’s Pop/Rock/Glam)
July 6: Zanies Comedy Night Club, located at 5437 Park Place, will officially open its doors with a a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, July 6 with Rosemont Mayor, Brad Stephens, followed by its first show at 8 p.m. Opening weekend shows will feature Chicago All Stars Pat McGann (The Chicago Standup Project), Larry Reeb (HBO & Showtime) and Dobie Maxwell (Late Night with Craig Ferguson.) Other Chicago Favorites are sure to stop in. There will be free admission all weekend – July 6 and 7.
Other Summer Openings
Mid-June: Park Tavern is a contemporary spin on the gastropub that serves gastropub food in a casual yet stylish setting. Guests can pour their own draft beer from the comfort of plush overstuffed booths with the restaurant’s unique table-tap systems. In warmer months, they can enjoy a craft cocktail and the view of The Park from the roof-deck.
Mid-July: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill will be a fun and rowdy atmosphere inspired by the music and the attitude of the “Big Dog Daddy” himself, Toby Keith. “I Love This Bar & Grill” will offer a mason jar-full of entertainment all week long; whether you want to watch the big game on one of its numerous flat screen TVs, listen to live country music from some of the country’s best high-energy live bands, dance the night away or eat some delicious down-home barbeque cooking.
August 1: My Big Fat Greek Restaurant will transport guests to the shores of the Aegean and the Mediterranean as they feast on delicious traditional Greek specialties, including dolmades, taramosalata, roast lamb, moussaka, roast chicken and, of course, flaming plates of saganaki, always accompanied by the waitstaff’s enthusiastic shouting of the classic Greek exclamation “Opa!”
In September, Hofbräuhaus Chicago will open just in time for Oktoberfest celebrations.