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R Gang performs at Elgin's Concert in the Park series

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  • Several hundred people spread out on the grass at Wing Park Tuesday night for a concert by the R Gang band. The Chicago-based quintet played hits of the 1970s. The performance was part of the Elgin Concerts in the Park program.

       Several hundred people spread out on the grass at Wing Park Tuesday night for a concert by the R Gang band. The Chicago-based quintet played hits of the 1970s. The performance was part of the Elgin Concerts in the Park program.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • John and Dottie Schmitz of South Elgin dance among the crowd Tuesday in Wing Park while the R Gang band performs as part of the Elgin Concerts in the Park program.

       John and Dottie Schmitz of South Elgin dance among the crowd Tuesday in Wing Park while the R Gang band performs as part of the Elgin Concerts in the Park program.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Ulises Vasquez turns to his family, including wife Magdelena, son Samuel, and parents Max and Maria, all of Elgin, during the R Gang concert Tuesday night in Elgin's Wing Park.

       Ulises Vasquez turns to his family, including wife Magdelena, son Samuel, and parents Max and Maria, all of Elgin, during the R Gang concert Tuesday night in Elgin's Wing Park.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 

Several hundred people spread out on the manicured lawn at Elgin's Wing Park Tuesday evening as rhythm and blues band R Gang performed as part of the Concert in the Park series.

The Chicago-based quintet continued to play hits of the 70s as people danced among the folding lawn chairs.

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"We love this," said Dottie Schmitz of South Elgin, as she and husband John rested after dancing. "We come here all the time."

Popcorn and drinks were available to buy from Friends of Lords Park Zoo at the edge of the venue.

"This is a great crowd," said Bill Rodriguez, who helped groom the park as part of his job with the City of Elgin Public Works Department.

The next Concert in the Park is July 8 and features the New Invaders, a Chicago area band that plays 1960s-era British rock and roll.

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