RiverEdge Park in downtown Aurora just announced the return of live music at the city’s outdoor summer concert venue starting in July.
Confirmed 2021 summer concerts (at press time) include One of These Nights, the nation’s top Eagles tribute band, Friday, July 9; TUSK: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Friday, July 16; Snoop Dogg with special guest Twista, Sunday, July 18; Stayin’ Alive: One Night of The Bee Gees, Friday, July 30; Hollywood Nights – A Bob Seger Experience, Friday, Aug. 6; Get the Led Out: A Celebration of “The Mighty Zep,” Friday, Aug. 20; and Poi Dog Pondering, Saturday, Aug. 28, a news release stated.
Events scheduled in June, including Blues on The Fox, The Chicago Experience and Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute, along with Tedeschi Trucks Band on July 15, are currently being rescheduled for 2022. Once new dates are announced, ticket holders will have 60 days prior to the rescheduled date to confirm attendance. Those who can’t attend can request a credit good for any future show at RiverEdge Park or Paramount Theatre or receive a full refund.
“While we’re relieved that the vaccination rollout seems to be going well in Illinois, the health of our audience, artists and staff remains our number one priority,” said Jim Jarvis, vice president of programming and sales for RiverEdge Park.
“Our decision to welcome audiences back in July aligns with reopening plans at similar venues such as Ravinia, Wrigley Field and others. Assuming there are no further restrictions from the state, we can’t wait to invite our fans back to RiverEdge Park to enjoy incredible live music on warm summer nights, right on the bank of the beautiful Fox River.”
To maintain a safe and healthy environment for all, each performance will take place outside on stage in the park’s open-air John C. Dunham pavilion. Events will be staged in compliance with current state and CDC mandates, including reduced audience capacity. Specific attendance protocols will be confirmed and shared with ticket buyers later this spring.
RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St. (Route 25), in downtown Aurora, serves up live music, festival food and beverages. Tickets to all rescheduled events are on sale now. To reserve tickets and for more information, visit riveredgeaurora.com or call 630-896-6666. Tickets also will be sold on-site, pending availability.
The park’s 2021 season is sponsored by Dunham Fund, Bud Light and City of Aurora. Park sponsor is Hollywood Casino Aurora.
The venue is across the street from Metra’s Aurora Transportation Center. Drivers can find paid parking in the Metra lot, with more public and private lots around the park and in downtown Aurora. Concessions include a diverse menu and bar with domestic and craft beers, wine, sodas, bottled water and more. Outside food is also welcome. No alcohol or other outside beverages are allowed, with the exception of two sealed bottles of unflavored water per person. Visit the park’s Plan Your Visit page for complete park information, directions and parking options and outside food policies.
Events at RiverEdge Park take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. For the latest weather updates, follow @RiverEdgeAurora on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, call the RiverEdge Park Weather Line, 630-723-2480, or text REPARK to 888777.
RiverEdge Park debuted in 2013 and was renamed Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park in 2016 in honor of late Aurora Mayor Thomas J. Weisner. RiverEdge is anchored by the contemporary John C. Dunham performance pavilion, with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting set against a beautiful night sky. With a regular capacity of up to 6,000, RiverEdge combines live concert excitement with a warm community feel and views of the Fox River.