BOSTON Added to Aurora's RiverEdge Park Summer Concert Line-up, 8/10

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BOSTON Added to Aurora's RiverEdge Park Summer Concert Line-up, 8/10

RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, announced today it has added Tom Scholz' band BOSTON to its 2014 summer concert series.

BOSTON will perform at RiverEdge Sunday, August 10. The park opens at 6:30 p.m.The concert begins at 8 p.m.

RiverEdge launched a pre-sale today to its e-list subscribers. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24. Tickets are $35. 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.

BOSTON is also offering a VIP package at RiverEdge including premium tickets, pre-show party, exclusive merchandise and more. For details, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com.

More about BOSTON

Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON will feature the personnel and music from their highly acclaimed 2012 tour with some exciting additions. The band prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the exceptional sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.

BOSTON burst onto the music scene with their eponymous best-selling debut album in 1976, and never looked back. With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Smokin'," rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second effort, Don't Look Back was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, "Amanda." With over 31 million albums sold to date, their music has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live BOSTON audiences that span generations.

Last December, BOSTON released their newest studio album, Life, Love & Hope on Frontiers Records. More than a decade in the making, Life, Love & Hope features 11 tracks embodying the classic and beloved BOSTON sound, as well as the latest in the evolution of Tom Scholz' musical artistry. For more information, visit BandBoston.com.

Want "Peace of Mind"? Buy the BOSTON Greatest Hits CD for chance to win a signed Epiphone guitar, benefit two great causes

Scholz has been a longstanding advocate of the vegetarian lifestyle, and prevention of cruelty and suffering to animals both nonhuman and human. At RiverEdge there will be a promotional sale of the BOSTON CD, Greatest Hits. Every CD sold comes with a chance to win an Epiphone guitar signed by Tom Scholz. The winner from each show will be announced later that night.

Net proceeds of the guitar contest will be split between Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. The Shriners operate a network of 22 Hospitals for Children specializing in orthopedic, cleft lip and palette, spinal cord injury and burn care regardless of the patients' ability to pay.

About RiverEdge Park

Chicago and Chicago's western suburbs have a beautiful, new outdoor concert venue to enjoy after last summer's grand opening of the new RiverEdge Park in downtown Aurora - Illinois' second largest city.

In addition to Boston, national acts playing RiverEdge this summer include Lee DeWyze and 10,000 Maniacs (July 5), Under the Sun Tour with Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker (July 6), Lady Antebellum (August 7), and the That Girl Tour with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, the Indigo Girls and Brandy Clark (August 29).

Aurora's popular Downtown Alive! outdoor music series presents American English for only $3 on August 1.

Community festivals also will attract all ages to downtown Aurora including Aurora's Fourth of July Celebration, the Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival (July 26 & 27), the Fox Valley Irish Festival (August 2) and Roots Aurora (August 31).

RiverEdge Park is inspired by outdoor entertainment facilities in Chicago's Millennium Park and Northerly Island, and Milwaukee's Summerfest. Anchored by the striking John C. Dunham performance pavilion, RiverEdge features 30 acres of beautiful riverfront grounds, state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting, and a full array of concessions. RiverEdge has a capacity of 8,500.

Anyone who has been knows RiverEdge is clean, staffed with friendly people and is easy to get to. RiverEdge Park is accessible via Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) line. Paid public parking is available in the Metra lot, additional private lots surrounding the park and in downtown Aurora just a few blocks from RiverEdge.

All events at RiverEdge are general admission. There will be limited bench seating on and event-by-event basis at RiverEdge in 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring folding bag chairs (shoulder height) or blankets. Some shows like Lady Antebellum and Jennifer Nettles will have standing room only in front of the stage with a designated area for chairs or blankets behind the sound tower. Visit RiverEdgeAurora.com for specifics about each performance.

Food and drink are available for purchase inside RiverEdge Park. No outside food or drink (except sealed water bottles) are allowed in the park. RiverEdge concessions offer a diversified menu from official food vendor Two Brothers Roundhouse, along with a bar featuring domestic and craft beers, wine, sodas, bottled water and more. A busy row of festival food vendors also set up tents to sell everything from hot dogs to funnel cakes.

Events take place at RiverEdge rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. Concertgoers are advised to call the RiverEdge Park Weather Line,(630) 723-2480, to check status if inclement weather is pending.

The 2014 RiverEdge Season is sponsored by The Dunham Fund, City of Aurora andParamount Arts Center Endowment (PACE).

RiverEdge Park is managed and programmed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), which also oversees operations for Aurora's historic Paramount Theatre. Under the guidance of President and CEO Tim Rater, ACCA has a proven track record of attracting audiences to downtown Aurora, with first-year attendance at RiverEdge estimated at 100,000, and annual attendance at the Paramount Theatre having grown from 55,000 in 2010, to more than 250,000 for the recent 2013-2014 season.

For more information, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com or call the RiverEdge box office,
(630) 896-6666.

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