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Internationally Acclaimed Beatles Tribute Band American English Returns to The Lakeside Pavilion Friday, July 17

“Frozen” kicks off the Three-Film Sing-Along Family Movie Series Thursday, July 16

New for This Year: Thursday Evening WDCB LIVE Jazz Concert Series August 6, 13 and 20

Glen Ellyn IL —McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, announces the Free Lakeside Pavilion Summer 2015 Series. Programming runs July 16-Aug. 21 and includes a Pop Music Series, a Jazz Concert Series and Sing-Along Family Movie Series.

“The enormous public response to last year’s inaugural Lakeside Pavilion Summer Series blew us away,” said MAC Director Diana Martinez. “All events were very well received with many attracting capacity crowds. Our conversations with our patrons indicate they’re already looking forward to return to the Pavilion this summer so we’re thrilled to be able to share some of the exciting programing coming.”

The 2015 Free Friday Night Concert Series begins Friday, July 17 at 7:30p, with a concert by the internationally acclaimed Chicago-based Beatles tribute band American English. Elvis tribute artist Scot Bruce, a regular performer at Disneyland who has also performed in music videos with Faith Hill and Cheryl Crow, revives the sounds of the King with “Shake, Rattle and Roll, a Tribute to Elvis the Early Years,” Friday, July 24. The series continues with Wade Preston, the original “Piano Man” hand-selected by Billy Joel himself for the Tony Award-winning musical “Movin’ Out,” and the Movin’ Out Band performing songs by Joel and another classic rock pianist, Elton John (Friday, July 31); an entertaining evening of pops music by the MAC’s resident symphony orchestra, New Philharmonic (Friday, Aug. 7); and Magic of Motown recreating the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by the Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind, & Fire and more (Friday, Aug. 14). A concert by The Hit Men, featuring former performing and/or recording members of the Four Seasons and other pop groups of the ‘60s and ‘70s completes the series (Friday, Aug. 21). Parking and admission to all concerts is free and performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

New for this year: the Lakeside Pavilion will also feature the 90.9FM WDCB LIVE Jazz Concert Series (Thursdays, Aug. 6, 13 and 20). Admission is free and all performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Programming is still in progress and will be announced at a later date.

A “Sing-Along” experience is part this summer’s Family Movie Series which begins Thursday, July 16 with Sing-Along “Frozen,” followed by Sing-Along “Grease” (July 23) and Sing-Along “The Sound of Music” (July 30). Admission is free; costumes are welcome.  All movies begin at 8:30 p.m.

McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, presents Free Lakeside Pavilion Summer 2015 Series. Programming runs July 16 to Aug. 21. All concert and movie events take place rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring a lawn chair or blanket, and picnic to enjoy at the event. Available for purchase will be concessions including wine, beer, soda, delicious gourmet sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, popcorn and snacks. Pets and outside alcohol are not permitted onto the property.

For more information about any of these events, call 630.942.4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org.

About the MAC

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college’s academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org. You can also learn more about the MAC on Facebook at facebook.com/AtTheMAC or on twitter at twitter.com/AtTheMAC.

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