Naper Settlement announces concert lineup

By Abbey K. Bobzin
Naper Settlement
Posted2/8/2019 1:46 PM
  • Naper Settlement's 2019 Naper Nights Community Concert Series will take place over three weekends this summer.

    Naper Settlement's 2019 Naper Nights Community Concert Series will take place over three weekends this summer. Courtesy Naper Settlement

In conjunction with the Naperville Heritage Society's 50th anniversary, Naper Settlement has announced its lineup for the 2019 Naper Nights Community Concert Series to celebrate major historical milestones.

Visitors are invited to experience six nights of rock while enjoying cold craft brews and wine, food and music. The concert series will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 14-15, July 19-20 and Aug. 16-17.

Tickets are on sale now. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth ages 4-12, and free for members and children younger than 4. No outside food or beverages are permitted.

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Here's a look at the Naper Nights 2019 lineup:

• June 14: Landslide, 6 p.m.; Goddesses of Rock, 8 p.m.

• June 15: The Doors of Chicago, 6 p.m.; Rocks Off, 8 p.m.

• July 19: Simply Billy, 6 p.m.; The Belfast Cowboys, 8 p.m.

• July 20: Space Face, 6 p.m.; Think Floyd, 7:45 p.m.

• Aug. 16: Soundtracks of a Generation, 6 p.m.

• Aug. 17: Rico, 6 p.m.; The THE BAND Band, 8 p.m.

June 14's lineup celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Weed Ladies of the Naperville Heritage Society. A group of volunteers on-site at the museum's Daniels House, The Weed Ladies craft handmade dried and silk floral arrangements using flowers grown in Naper Settlement's gardens.

To kickoff the series, Naper Nights honors the women with a night of powerful female music.

Landslide, a Fleetwood Mac tribute, will return to the Naper Nights stage to open for the Goddesses of Rock. This female cover band features the musical stylings of Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Heart, Lady Gaga and more.

June 15 ends opening weekend with a night of classic rock. The Doors of Chicago, a Doors tribute, will open for Rocks Off, a 9-piece Rolling Stones tribute with horn section.

Continuing into the heart of summer, July 19's list of rockers includes Simply Billy, a Billy Joel tribute, opening for The Belfast Cowboys, a Van Morrison tribute.

July 20 pays tribute to a major milestone in American history, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Featuring Space Face, a David Bowie tribute, opening for Think Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute, this lineup will include Think Floyd playing the chart-topping album "Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety.

August's entire lineup honors the greatest rock concert of all time, Woodstock. To round off the final set in the series, Naper Settlement honors Woodstock's 50th anniversary with Soundtracks of a Generation on Aug. 16 featuring the songs of Jefferson Airplane, Sly & the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix and more.

The final concert on Aug. 17 sends summer off right with Rico, a Santana tribute, opening for The THE BAND Band, a The Band tribute.

"What a time to be alive," said Adison Glick, special events coordinator for Naper Settlement. "1969 was a watershed moment in American history, both culturally and technologically. We're excited to celebrate the Naperville Heritage Society's 50th anniversary alongside historic milestones from that year, creating the ultimate history of rock experience for our guests."

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