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“Rockin’ in the Park at Rosemont”–Free Outdoor Music Festival to be held in the 30,000-sq.-ft. Lawn Space at the Heart of MB Financial Park at Rosemont

June 8-10
 
Newest entertainment venues to open are Adobe Gila’s Margarita Fajita Cantina
June 5, Park Tavern mid-June, Zanies Comedy Club July 6, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill mid-July and My Big Fat Greek Restaurant August 1

 

Chicago Bear Charles Tillman to host “Celebrity PRO BOWLer Tournament” at Kings Lanes with current and former teammates June 7

 
ROSEMONT, IL
– This summer, MB Financial Park at Rosemont, a new dining and entertainment district, will be abuzz with the hottest new dining and entertainment venues, charity events, and a free summer music festival. Events will include the June 5 opening celebration of Adobe Gila’s; Charles Tillman’s Celebrity PRO BOWLER Tournament at Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports June 7; The Village of Rosemont will host a summer music festival “Rockin’ in the Park at Rosemont” June 8-10. Finally, Zanies Comedy Club will open July 6 with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens.

 

“MB Financial Park at Rosemont will have something for everyone this summer,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “We are thrilled we can provide new and exciting entertainment options to the community, and are confident that our events will become a must-do for the greater Chicago area.”

Tuesday, June 5: Adobe Gila’s Margarita Fajita Cantina, located at 5455 Park Place, will officially open its doors Tuesday, June 5 at 10 p.m. Adobe Gila’s is the home of the famous sizzling fajita and also offers a variety of delicious Mexican and American appetizers, entrees and sandwiches including made-to-order guacamole as well as a large kid-friendly menu. Guests will enjoy lunch and live entertainment seven nights-a-week. Adobe Gila’s closes at 4 a.m. seven nights a week and never has a cover charge.

Thursday, June 7: Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports will host the Charles Tillman Pro BOWLer Charity Fundraiser, presented by Meijer. This exclusive event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to support the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, which provides resources for critically and chronically ill children in the Chicago-area. The fundraiser will be an exclusive evening of bowling, dining and celebration, where guests will have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items including autographed sports memorabilia. Some of Tillman’s current and former Chicago Bear teammates will join him in bowling for the cause including Devin Hester, Matt Toeaina, Nick Roach, Alex Brown and Anthony Adams.

Friday, June 8- Sunday, June 10: “Rockin’ in The Park at Rosemont,” an eclectic outdoor music festival at MB Financial Park, will feature 11 live bands, food and drink and free admission, from June 8-10.

 

The festival will be held on the great lawn in the center of new MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Admission is free and food and drink will be available for purchase from restaurants within the complex. The festival runs Friday, June 8 from 5 – 11 p.m., Saturday, June 9 from 1 – 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 1 – 7 p.m. Each day boasts a variety of live music including Jimmie Van Zant, Infinity, Wedding Banned, April’s Reign, Kashmir, He Said, She Said, Smokin Gunz, Hot Rocks, Fortunate Sons, School of Rock, and Rod Tuffcurls. Outside coolers cannot be brought into the park. A full schedule of performance times can be found below.
 
Accompanying the Sunday, June 10 performances is the “Bags and Jams” Corn Hole Competition offering up to $5,000 in prize money. $50 advance registration is available for the competition and the deadline is Friday, June 8. The maximum number of entries is 64 two-person teams and day-of-event entry (pending availability) is $60. For more information about the “Bags and Jams” competition, email Brittany Stephens at stephensb@rsmt.net.

 
Festival Schedule
Friday, June 8
5:00 p.m. April’s Reign (Rock)
7:00 p.m. Kashmir (Led Zeppelin Tribute)
9:15 p.m. Jimmie Van Zant
 
Saturday, June 9
1:00 p.m. He Said, She Said (Rock/Pop)
2:45 p.m. Smokin Gunz (Country)
4:30 p.m. Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones Tribute)
7:15 p.m. Fortunate Sons (CCR/Rock)
9:00 p.m. Infinity (Classic Rock)
 
Sunday, June 10
1:15 p.m. School of Rock (Kids Rock Band)
3:00 p.m. Rod Tuffcurls (80s Pop)
5:15 p.m. Wedding Banned (80’s Pop/Rock/Glam)

 

July 6:  Zanies Comedy Night Club, located at 5437 Park Place, will officially open its doors with a a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, July 6 with Rosemont Mayor, Brad Stephens, followed by its first show at 8 p.m.  Opening weekend shows will feature Chicago All Stars Pat McGann (The Chicago Standup Project), Larry Reeb (HBO & Showtime) and Dobie Maxwell (Late Night with Craig Ferguson.)  Other Chicago Favorites are sure to stop in. There will be free admission all weekend – July 6 and 7. 

Other Summer Openings

Mid-June: Park Tavern is a contemporary spin on the gastropub that serves gastropub food in a casual yet stylish setting. Guests can pour their own draft beer from the comfort of plush overstuffed booths with the restaurant’s unique table-tap systems. In warmer months, they can enjoy a craft cocktail and the view of The Park from the roof-deck.

 

Mid-July: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill will be a fun and rowdy atmosphere inspired by the music and the attitude of the “Big Dog Daddy” himself, Toby Keith. “I Love This Bar & Grill” will offer a mason jar-full of entertainment all week long; whether you want to watch the big game on one of its numerous flat screen TVs, listen to live country music from some of the country’s best high-energy live bands, dance the night away or eat some delicious down-home barbeque cooking.

 

August 1: My Big Fat Greek Restaurant will transport guests to the shores of the Aegean and the Mediterranean as they feast on delicious traditional Greek specialties, including dolmades, taramosalata, roast lamb, moussaka, roast chicken and, of course, flaming plates of saganaki, always accompanied by the waitstaff’s enthusiastic shouting of the classic Greek exclamation “Opa!”

 

In September, Hofbräuhaus Chicago will open just in time for Oktoberfest celebrations.

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About The Village of Rosemont, Illinois
Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Rosemont is home to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, the Allstate Arena, the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, and a host of entertainment and retail venues. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. MB Financial Park at Rosemont features an array of great dining and entertainment options. For more information visit www.rosemont.com.
 
About The MB Financial Park at Rosemont
MB Financial Park at Rosemont is a 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex that, when complete, will house eight venues offering upscale international cuisine, live music and comedy, state-of-the-art film, bowling and more. Conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport, the MB Financial Park at Rosemont is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. The address is 5501 Park Place, a new looping street situated west of River Road between Bryn Mawr and Balmoral Avenues.  A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is walking distance from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the CTA Blue Line Rosemont station and the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont and convenient parking is available.

 

Adobe Gila’s Margarita Fajita Cantina is the home of the famous sizzling fajita, offering a variety of delicious Mexican and American appetizers, entrees and sandwiches.  Fresh made-to-order guacamole will accompany a large kid-friendly menu. At Adobe Gila’s guests will enjoy live entertainment seven nights-a-week and never a cover charge. The fully stocked bar offers more than 75 tequilas, 30 drafts beers, the ever popular “fishbowl” drink and 64 oz. ‘Mug O Rita’. The 15 large-screen HD TVs and HD projector will show all of the major Chicago sporting events.  The covered second-story patio will be open year round, overlooking The Park.  “Adobe Gila’s, come for the food, stay for the party!”  The 6,000-square-foot venue is projected to open in May. adobegilas.com

 

Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports is a 27,000-square-foot entertainment complex with 20 state-of-the-art ten-pin bowling lanes, two full-service bars, a boutique billiards lounge and a separate full-service restaurant with patio seating overlooking The Park. Kings is fully equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, complemented with more than 60 HD televisions. Kings’ menu is highlighted by unique, modern plays on classic fare such as crispy buffalo chicken wontons, hand-tossed pizzas, house-smoked baby back ribs and the freshest hand-rolled sushi. The venue is the ultimate destination, whether it be an afternoon family outing, a corporate event, watching favorite sports teams or dancing the night away along with the house DJs. kingsrosemont.com

About Zanies Comedy Night Club
In 1978, Zanies became the first night club in Chicago to feature professional standup comedy on a full-time basis. At Zanies, the goal is to present the best standup comedy in the most intimate and personal setting. Zanies in Rosemont will continue this tradition with a design featuring a glamorous but intimate environment, the best sound and lights, state-of-the-art video displays, VIP seating, and a corporate section for groups and parties. Guests will enjoy a full-service bar, select food items, great customer service and legendary standup comedy, all designed to make the entire experience unforgettable.  

 

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