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Naper Settlement announces Naper Nights headline bands

<p>Beatles tribute band American English returns to Naper Nights to celebrate the 50<sup>th</sup>anniversary of the Beatles first U.S. television performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Photo courtesy of Naper Settlement</p>

Beatles tribute band American English returns to Naper Nights to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Beatles first U.S. television performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.  |  Photo courtesy of Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement announces the headline bands for the Naper Nights Community Concert Series, where the History of Rock continues. Returning favorites include Michael McDermott and the Duke Street Kings performing the music of Bruce Springsteen onFriday, June 20, and Beatles tribute band American English on Friday, Aug. 22, celebrating the 50thanniversary of the Beatles taking America by storm with their performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

New acts include Mike and Joe, who will play the greatest pop and rock hits from the ’90s to today on Saturday, June 21; and Think Floyd will pay tribute to the music of Pink Floyd on Friday, July 25, including their breakthrough album, “Dark Side of the Moon,” in its entirety, other Floyd favorites and a custom light show with special effects. Other new bands this year include Arrival playing the hits, favorites and gems from Journey and friends on Saturday, July 26; and 16 Candles performing the music of the ’80s and ’90s on Saturday, Aug. 23.

“This summer’s concert lineup has a wide range of music including the Beatles, who possibly had the greatest influence on music in our lifetime, to today’s popular bands like Coldplay,” said Chris Korsgard, a partner in Sikich Technology and co-chairman of the Naper Nights committee.

Naper Nights will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, June 20-21, July 25-26 and Aug. 22-23 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville.

 

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