The City of Aurora has announced its full lineup of performers for the summer at RiverEdge Park, starting with a Blues on the Fox Festival that will include Los Angeles rockers Los Lobos June 18.
"We have an absolutely great lineup of acts for RiverEdge Park. I think it will be the best summer yet," Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner told the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, when he revealed it at his annual state of the city address Thursday.
Weisner then introduced his wife, Marilyn.
"I wanted to do that before July 7, at which time she may leave me for Johnny Depp," he joked. Depp will perform as part of Hollywood Vampires.
Other performers throughout the season include "Weird Al" Yankovic July 2; rockers Melissa Etheredge and Pat Benatar will share a stage July 22; and country music star Alan Jackson appears Aug. 6.
The city had previously announced shows by Willie Nelson; the Beach Boys and the Temptations; the Hollywood Vampires; and Kool and the Gang.
• June 17 and 18: "Blues on the Fox Festival," with Los Lobos, The Robert Cray Band, Marcia Ball, Leland, Larry McCray and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
• June 24: Kool and The Gang with Thomas McClary of The Commodores.
• June 25: Willie Nelson and Family, with Kris Kristofferson.
• July 2: Yankovic on "The Mandatory World Tour."
• July 3: KC & the Sunshine Band.
• July 7: The Hollywood Vampires with Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Depp
• July 16: Air Supply with Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring "American Idol" contestant Bo Bice.
• July 22: Etheridge, Benatar and Neil Giraldo.
• Aug. 5: The Beach Boys and The Temptations.
• Aug. 6: Jackson, with "American Idol" contestant Lauren Alaina.
• Aug. 20: Boz Scaggs and America.
• Aug. 26: "Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin."
The city also announced two "Downtown Alive!" concerts: American English July 29, and 7th Heaven Aug. 19. Tickets to those shows are $1, if bought by May 31, $3 after.
For tickets and venue information, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Early-bird discounts are available for some shows through May 31.
The park is at 360 N. Broadway (Route 25).