Indigo Girls Join Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark, Tonight
An already amazing night of music just became more amazing.
The That Girl Tour plays RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora tonight, August 29. The park opens at 5:30 p.m. Brandy Clark takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed by the Indigo Girls at 7:45 p.m. and Jennifer Nettles at 9 p.m.Tickets are $40. A VIP package including early entrance to the park, sound check access, merchandise and more is available for $150.
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.
Reminder to Chicago-area country fans: RiverEdge Park is a major destination for live country music in August. In addition to the That Girl Tour, RiverEdge presents the exclusive Chicago-area summer engagement of country music's most influential contemporary group, Lady Antebellum, on Thursday, August 7. The park opens at
6 p.m. Concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 if purchased before August 1; $55 startingAugust 1. 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.
Meet the That Girl Tour
Jennifer Nettles, lead vocalist for international super duo Sugarland, has become one of the most popular singer-songwriters in music today. Since Sugarland exploded onto the music scene in '04, they have earned worldwide sales of over 22 million (albums and singles), eight No. 1 singles and trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards. Nettles has won five ASCAP awards for her songwriting, and in 2008 received a Grammy Award, ACM Award and CMA Award for penning the emotionally charged, platinum-selling No. 1 hit "Stay." At the 2009 ACM Awards, Nettles was honored with the "Crystal Milestone Award" for being the first woman to be the solo songwriter on an ACM "Song of the Year" winner since 1972. To learn more, visit JenniferNettles.com.
The Indigo Girls
The styles of the Indigo Girls rockers couldn't be more different: Emily Saliers' music steeped in traditional Joni Mitchell influences and Amy Ray's from punk-rock singer/songwriter stylings. But when the two step on stage together, those disparate styles blend into one unique and harmonic sound. For over 25 years, this power duo has rocked millions around the world. Their recording career includes 14 studio records, three live records and three "Greatest Hits" compilations. Their first hit "Closer To Fine" (an unlikely collaboration with Irish band Hothouse Flowers) scored #52 on the popular music chart and #26 on the modern rock chart. In 1990, they won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. They were also nominated for Best New Artist (but lost to Milli Vanilli who eventually had that award revoked). On their fourteenth studio album, Beauty Queen Sister, this folk-rock duo delivers a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. For more, visit IndigoGirls.com.
Country music singer-songwriter Brandy Clark is often hailed as the future of country music. Her songs, mostly about the seedy underbelly of country folk, have been recorded by Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker and Kacey Musgraves. In 2012, she opened shows for Sheryl Crow and made her Grand Ole Opry debut. In 2013, Clark was chosen by CMT as one of the "Women of Country," and she released her debut album 12 Stories, featuring Vince Gill on background vocals. It made its debut at No.28 on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart, and led to her network TV debut on The Late Show With David Letterman, when she performed the album's lead single "Stripes." For more information, visit BrandyClarkMusic.com.