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Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker Headline Under the Sun Tour at Aurora's Riveredge Park, 7/6
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On Sunday evening, July 6, consider downtown Aurora's RiverEdge Park your own private backyard party.
The only difference is your backyard is now 30 acres, it's on the Fox River, and three top party bands from the golden age of alternative pop rock n' roll - Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker - are playing live, hit-after-good-time-hit.
RiverEdge Park,360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora,opens at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6 for the Under The Sun Tour featuring Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker. The concert kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.
To purchase, go to RiverEdgeAurora.com, call the RiverEdge box office, (630) 896-6666, or visit RiverEdge's satellite box office, the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
The RiverEdge box office is also open at the park for day-of sales from Noon until show time.
"Looking forward to once again spending the summer with my friends, performing the hits we all love. All three bands are capable of headlining Under The Sun, so get there early!" said Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath.
Uncle Kracker added, "this is going to be the party of the summer. Can't wait to hit the road with some of my old friends, looking forward to making some new ones."
After playing funk metal for 10 years, Mark McGrath and his friends from Orange County experimented with a new sound that propelled them to the top of the charts. It started in 1997 with "Fly," which hit No. 1 on Billboard's list and was voted as the #52 best song on VH1's Top 100 Songs of the 90's. Sugar Ray also dominated the charts with "Every Morning," "Some Day" and "When It's Over." For more information, log on to SugarRay.com.
In addition to touring the country with the Under The Sun Tour, Sugar Ray front man McGrath's busy summer includes a co-starring role in the highly anticipated sequel to the 2013 swim-away cult hit Sharknado, titled Sharknado 2: The Second One, premiering July 30 on SyFy.
They started as a Jersey garage rock band, played their first real gig at a frat party and went on to tour with the Rolling Stones, win a Grammy and record 14 records. Their unique blend of blues and folk rock, psychedelic rock and good ole southern soul jamming sound, popularized by their Top 40 singles "Run-Around" and "Hook" is unmistakable, especially front man John Popper's signature vocals and harmonica. For more, visit BluesTraveler.com.
In '94, Kracker met Kid Rock at a turntables competition in Michigan. They became friends, and Kracker went on to play tables and featured vocals on Kid Rock's debut album. That set the foundation for Uncle Kracker's own album Double Wide, which hit no. 7 on Billboard's chart, followed by his cover of "Drift Away," which shattered the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Adult Contemporary. His music was more rap-rock based at the start of his career before turning in a more country rock influenced sound on his later releases, including this most recent album, Midnight Special. For more information visit UncleKracker.com.