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Naper Nights names Sikich as presenting sponsor and concert series lineup

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  • American English kicks off the 2013 Naper Nights Community Concert Series, sponsored by Sikich, on June 21 at Naper Settlement.

      American English kicks off the 2013 Naper Nights Community Concert Series, sponsored by Sikich, on June 21 at Naper Settlement.
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The Naperville Heritage Society is proud to announce that Sikich is returning as the presenting sponsor of Naper Settlement's 2013 Naper Nights Community Concert Series. Sikich is a professional services firm that ranks as one of the country's Top 50 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 1% of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world.

"We are so honored to work with Naper Settlement again this year in sponsoring Naper Nights, one of the most exciting summer events in this community," said Jim Sikich, CEO and managing partner of Sikich. "Our firm is growing at an extraordinary rate, and we owe so much of that to the Naperville and surrounding communities. Sponsoring Naper Nights is just one way that we continue demonstrating our commitment and appreciation to our surroundings."

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This year's concert series features, "The History of Rock," with music from rock's Beatle beginnings to iconic musicians like Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews, all performed by the area's premier tribute bands.

"We appreciate Sikich as a corporate community leader and partner dedicated to Naper Settlement's education mission," said Mike Krol, chairman of the board of the Naperville Heritage Society. "As our Naper Nights presenting sponsor for the second year, we thank Sikich for their support in bringing the history of rock to life on a local stage that families in Naperville can enjoy over three weekends this summer."

Naper Nights is being held June 21-22, July 26-27 and August 23-24. American English starts off the concert series on Friday, June 21, with opening act, Ska To Catch 'Em All, a fun-filled romp of happy ska music complete with a brass section. American English takes listeners on a musical journey from the Fab Four's early years to their final years as a band. On Saturday, June 22, Righteous Hillbillies will warm up the audience with country rock from the '70s to today, followed by Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band.

Kashmir -- The Led Zeppelin Show kicks off the weekend on Friday, July 26 with a look-a-like tribute to the renowned rockers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ARRA, a classic rock cover band, will play the music of Journey, Styx, Boston, REO Speedwagon and other monster, hair-band hits of the 1970s through the 1990s on Saturday, July 27. Opening act is Tumbling Dice, hailed as the finest musical tribute in America to the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world -- the Rolling Stones.

The legendary Bruce Springsteen will come to life through Michael McDermott and The Duke Street Kings on Friday, Aug. 23. McDermott previously performed at Naper Settlement in 2008. Trippin Billies, said to be the closest act vocally to the Dave Matthews Band, will perform on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, family and friends for a summertime tradition that features cold drinks and great food with a sampling from Taste of Naperville favorites Sullivan's Steakhouse in June and Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House in August. Membership is your best value to enjoy all six concerts in addition to Civil War Days, Oktoberfest, All Hallows Eve and regular daily admission. A $50 individual membership, good for up to two people, is valued at $354 and a $100 family membership, good for up to four people is valued at $600.

Naper Nights hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday night tickets are $10 adults, $5 youth (4-12); Saturday night tickets are $15 adults, $10 youth (4-12). Admission is free for members, so join today. No outside beverages are allowed. No advance ticket discount. All proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. For more information about how your business can sponsor Naper Nights, call (630) 420-6010 or visit napersettlement.com.

About Sikich

Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, investment banking, technology and managed services firm, has more than 400 employees throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country's Top 50 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 1% of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world. From corporations and non-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients can use a broad spectrum of services and products that help them reach long-term, strategic goals. Visit www.sikich.com to discover how you can elevate performance in your organization.

About Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society

Naper Settlement is a nationally accredited, award-winning outdoor museum set on 12 magnificent acres in the heart of Naperville. Our grounds are where history comes to play and community comes to connect. The Naperville Heritage Society is the administrator of Naper Settlement. With a commitment to the community and a focus to the future, the mission of the Naperville Heritage Society is to collect, document, preserve and support the history of Naperville, Illinois, past and present. For more information, visit napersettlement.com or call (630) 420-6010.

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