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This summer has already been many different things for many different people, as all summers are. There's even disagreement as to when the season begins. Some say Memorial Day, some say the summer solstice. (Retailers have taken to placing summer items in mid-March or earlier.) Despite all the differences, we have shared a common experience this summer. It has been HOT.
Though just as aging a fine wine can make it better, heat has the ability to amp up the Rock and Roll and is an absolute must for the summer concert season. It wouldn't be an outdoor rock-fest if it wasn't blazingly hot. It makes the food and beer taste better and makes the sweet sounds coming from the nearby speaker that much sweeter. The Empty Pockets have been a busy crew at this, the beginning (or not) of the summer. We kicked off our summer concert season by closing out the 3rd Annual Taste of Bolingbrook, which was an absolute blast, and we've been rolling strong since.
We spent a whole day rocking in the sun on June 1, starting with one of our favorite activities: Rocking for the kids. Rutledge Hall and Todd Hall in Lincolnwood were hip enough to bring their students outside for a bit of highly curricular rocking as Josh and the Empty Pockets presented their "A (Very) Brief History of Rock and Roll" show. These kids sure do know a lot about the history of Rock and Roll!
After the Scholastic Rock Fest, we boogied on out to Warrenville to open up the Warrenville Library's free "Concert on the Commons" series. [ link ] We had a great time there and everyone was super nice! It was great to see some familiar faces amongst the crowd and we enjoyed it so much, we hope to be invited back next year!
Of course, all the summer fun of rocking in the sun cannot be had in one day. The Empty Pockets enjoyed all the sun (and a little rain) on Saturday, June 4 at the Lakeview Sausage Fest. This festival had everything: Rocking music, A Sausage King, Ronnie Woo Woo, and of course, sausage! (Sausage is pronounced thusly: [ link ])
And of course, this is just the beginning of the summer fun. We've got awesome outdoor summer shows coming up all the time, so don't forget to stop by our website [ link ] or like us on Facebook [ link ] and keep up on the blistering summer rock brought out by the Empty Pockets.
Hot or not, you just can't stop,