Sammy Hagar to rock RiverEdge Park in Aurora

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RiverEdge Park announced today that rock music legend Sammy Hagar & Friends will perform live at Aurora’s downtown summer concert venue at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 18.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, online only. Phone sales begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 14. All tickets cost $55, general admission. For tickets and information, visit, or call the RiverEdge Park box office at 630-896-6666 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fees are not included.

Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park at 360 N. Broadway St. (Route 25) is an outdoor summer concert venue, serving up live music, festival food and cool beverages, all set along the Fox River. Tickets will be sold on-site the day of the show, pending availability.

About Sammy Hagar

For more than four decades, Sammy Hagar has been recognized as one of the best and most accomplished lead singers and songwriters in rock music, a news release stated. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose, to his multi-platinum solo career, to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Chickenfoot and his latest best-selling supergroup, The Circle, Hagar has amassed 25 platinum albums on sales surpassing 50 million worldwide. Along his journey, he has set the tone for some great rock anthems with songs like “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Right Now,” and “Why Can’t This Be Love.” The Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Fans can watch Hagar on season five of his TV series “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” on AXS TV and as host of “Sammy Hagar’s Top Rock Countdown,” a weekly syndicated radio show broadcast airing on more than 90 U.S. stations. A bestselling author and philanthropist, Hagar and his wife, Kari, established The Hagar Family Foundation in 2008, donating more than $4 million to local communities, including local food banks in every tour city he plays. For more, visit

More bands on tap at RiverEdge Park this summer

Sammy Hagar & Friends is a new addition to the RiverEdge Park 2021 summer concert season. Other shows, already announced and on sale, are REO Speedwagon, performing their first live concert since the pandemic at RiverEdge, July 1; One of These Nights, the nation’s top Eagles tribute band, Friday, July 9; TUSK: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Friday, July 16; 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.

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. The event will be staged in compliance with current state and CDC mandates. Specific attendance protocols will be confirmed and shared with ticket buyers before each show.

RiverEdge is right 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.

A 900-foot curved pedestrian bridge extending across the Fox River is a much-anticipated new amenity debuting at RiverEdge this summer. The bridge offers convenient access to the park via a short walk between Aurora’s commuter parking lots on the west bank of the Fox River, terminating at a new pedestrian-only entrance to RiverEdge on the east bank of the river.

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.

The RiverEdge Park 2021 season is sponsored by the Dunham Foundation, Bud Light and city of Aurora. Park sponsor is Hollywood Casino Aurora.