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The Congregation to perform in Batavia

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  • The Congregation, a classic soul and rock 'n' roll band featuring Fermilab's own Dan Hooper, will perform Saturday, Aug. 17, at Fermilab in Batavia.

    The Congregation, a classic soul and rock 'n' roll band featuring Fermilab's own Dan Hooper, will perform Saturday, Aug. 17, at Fermilab in Batavia.
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The Congregation, featuring Fermilab's own Dan Hooper, aka Charlie Wayne, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium, off Pine Street in Batavia. Tickets are $15 or $8 for ages 18 and under

Classic soul meets rock and roll in this dynamic eight-piece collective from Chicago. The Congregation features Gina Bloom, a singer whose raw and powerful vocals are underscored by Charlie Wayne's (aka Fermilab theoretical astrophysicist Dan Hooper) dynamic guitar riffs, the band's garage rock rhythms and the lively call and response of a three-piece horn section. The band was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of 11 Bands to Watch in 2011, and was recently featured in Paste Magazine as one of 10 Illinois Bands You Should Listen to Now. The Congregation shared a triple stadium-bill with Grammy-winning band Wilco and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird as well as another all-star ballpark lineup with the Flaming Lips and Garbage in the summer of 2012.

To order your tickets by noon Friday, visit www.fnal.gov/culture.