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“Chicago Open Air” concert to headline Toyota Park in July

Toyota Park, Bridgeview IllinoisToyota Park, Bridgeview Illinois

Debut of Chicago Open Air: Rock Music, Gourmet Man Food and Craft Festival set for July 15, 16, and 17 at Toyota Park stadium in Bridgeview Illinois

Bridgeview and Toyota Park will host the 3-day debut of the “Chicago Open Air” music festival, which will feature performances by more than 60 rock music artists, an outdoor “Gourmet Man Food” and craft beer village and other entertainment from July 15 through July 17 (2016).

“Chicago Open Air” is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation and Toyota Park with the support of the Village of Bridgeview and Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek.

The “Gourmet Man Food” village will celebrate Chicagoland’s delicious cuisine featuring a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, a craft beer village with top breweries from the region, as well as various onsite brand and fan experiences.

Toyota Park, Bridgeview Illinois

One headline band will be announced on Tuesday, February 9 at 5:00 PM Central Time, with discounted early bird General Admission tickets available for purchase at that time. The full list of Chicago Open Air music, craft beer and artist-inspired beverages, as well as the Gourmet Man Food lineup will be revealed Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM Central Time via the festival’s website (www.ChicagoOpenAir.com).

Mayor Landek said Bridgeview is proud to have the 3-day Chicago Open Air event at Toyota Park, adding the goal is to bring world class events to the Bridgeview sports and entertainment stadium.

“Chicago Open Air is the next step in fulfilling that promise to our citizens,” Landek said. “Danny Wimmer Presents has a proven track record of producing successful events in MLS stadiums that attract attendance from around the world. This is a great opportunity for our city as we continue to benefit from this investment.”

Festival producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents comments, “Chicago has a deep history with rock ‘n’ roll, from the pioneers of Chicago blues, to the icons of modern rock that call this place home, to the incredible live experiences that have happened here. I’ve been looking at the Chicago market for quite some time. With the rich music history, the incredible craft beer culture and the celebrated Chicago food scene, I couldn’t be more excited to debut the 3-day Chicago Open Air festival this July. We’re excited to work with Mayor Steven Landek, who’s very supportive of developing arts and entertainment in the area, and bringing more large scale events to the stadium.”

For more information on Chicago Open Air, visit www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1995, Danny Wimmer has created, developed and produced events from the club level to multi-day festivals. Founded in 2007 by industry veteran Wimmer, Danny Wimmer Presents produces some of the largest U.S. festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. By merging well-known talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality, exceptional value entertainment experiences to customers, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities alike. Never satisfied with the status quo, DWP strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. Over the past six years, DWP has grown – while constantly innovating its production, promotion and fan experiences – from a partner in one single event to producing sold out events across the country, doubling its number of produced events between 2012 and 2013 alone. DWP plans to add as many as five new music festivals in 2016 to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others.

www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Toyota Park

Toyota Park is located at 7000 South Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, IL. It’s the heart of soccer for much of the Midwest and a must-see destination for world-class concerts and other sporting events. Toyota Park is conveniently located in Bridgeview near I-294 and-I-55, within an easy drive from every corner of the Chicago area. Just 15 miles from Chicago’s Loop, Toyota Park offers ample parking and is served by PACE buses and shuttle links with the nearby CTA Midway Orange Line station.

www.toyotapark.com

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Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit.

The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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RayHananiaINN
Ray Hanania is senior blogger for the Illinois News Network news site. He is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley). And, Hanania is a stubborn and loud critic of the biased mainstream American news media. Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit. The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media; In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hanania also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.