Warrenville continues tradition of partying in the street with 39th annual Summer Daze The streets of downtown Warrenville come alive with fun, food, and music Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6. The 39th annual Summer Daze of Warrenville offers a car show, live bands, carnival rides, business and food booths, and a beer tent. Admission is free. Owners of classics, hot rods or any other kind of cool car are invited to display their rides at the Car Show during Summer Daze on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $15 and begins at 8:00 a.m. the day of the show, which offers 23 classes and three awards for each. Last year more than 100 cars were displayed at the show. Awards are announced at 3:30 p.m. The event is organized by Warrenville-based Countryside Customs. Hungry visitors have a variety of food booths to choose from to satisfy any craving. Vendors serve sandwiches, burgers, brats, wraps, desserts and more from 5:00-11:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5th, and 12:00-11:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6th. Kids of all ages find fun and excitement on carnival rides from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, and noon-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Business booths are open from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and from 12:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 to inform people of their products and services and distribute free samples. Summer Daze organizers also are proud to present a wide range of music during both days of the event: Friday, Aug. 5 The Flat Cats from 6:00-7:00 p.m.: The Flat Cats, based in Chicago, play a range of vintage and modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blue, contemporary classics, and timeless standards. Gina Glocksen Band from 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Gina Glocksen is best known as the 9th place finalist of the 6th season of the mega-hit television show American Idol. Although Gina was often referred to as the ?rocker chick? her musical influences and abilities range far beyond the realm of rock. ARRA from 9:30-11:30 p.m.: ARRA is one of the best and largest drawing classic rock cover bands in the Chicagoland area. They perform the biggest hits by the biggest bands of all time with precision and excellence. Their unparalleled vocal harmonies and incredible musicianship is also what has made them one of the most sought after club and festival bands in the Chicago area. Saturday, Aug. 6 Battle of the Bands, a contest for bands whose members are between the ages of 12 and 21, begins at 1:00 p.m., followed by Warrenville's Got Talent at 3:15 p.m. Jim Gill from 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Jim Gill is a musician and author who creates opportunities for playful interactions between children and adults attending his concerts. Rather than performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together. Each of Jim's concerts is an active sing-along and clap-along. Second Hand Soul Band from 5:30-7:00 p.m.: Motown, soul, and rock & roll is exactly the sound that defines this Chicago band. Between the funky hits of the 70s, the one-hit wonders, the disco and the soulful songs of that era, you will be moved to dance and sing 'Songs you remember from the nights you don?t!? Slamabama from 7:30-9:00 p.m.: From the first note to the last encore, the energy and intensity of Slamabama will have your undivided attention. These four musicians? incomparable stage presence can only be described as a uniquely perfect blend of Sugarland and Van Halen. Bad Medicine ? Bon Jovi Tribute from 9:30-11:30 p.m.: Bad Medicine has the look, sound, and professionalism that is second to none. The band's song repertoire covers all of the songs made popular by Bon Jovi as well as non-Jovi songs by artists such as Poison, Guns ?n Roses, Motley Crue, and many more. Summer Daze is in downtown Warrenville near the intersection of Route 56 (Butterfield Road) and Batavia Road. Summer Daze is a joint production of the Warrenville Park District, City of Warrenville, and Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors include NorthStar Credit Union, Euclid Beverage, Action Screen Print, Two Brothers Brewery, Countryside Customs, and Rosati's Pizza. For more information please visit www.warrenvilleparks.org, www.westerndupagechamber.com, or call 630-393-7279.
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