More big news from the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion! The biggest name the outdoor performance venue announced this week was Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, who will perform on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Now that’s a home run!

I know there are a lot of folks that have been anxiously waiting for Slash’s return to town. I admit I was one of them as I made the trek to Chicago a couple years back to catch him at the Riviera Theatre. It was an evening of solo and Guns N’ Roses classics and was well worth the trip.

Slash and company have been polishing their collective sound for nearly a decade now and have brought us rock numbers such as “Apocalyptic Love” and “World on Fire.” They’re on the road in support of their latest effort, Living the Dream.

Yacht Rock gets Its day in the sun

Also, on Thursday, July 25, Yacht Rock Revue will be coming to the Pavilion to supply an evening of guilty pleasure tunes. From Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and Michael Jackson, YRR brings stadium rock energy to the dentist office music you love. The genre of yacht rock has really taken off with a number of acts doing it, but none do it as well as the YRR. They are solid evidence that the yacht movement is more than just a fad.

Tickets for the YRR and Slash shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and can be purchased at the Sweetwater campus and online via

Other recent announcements include Whitey Morgan at The Clyde (March 17), Remedy Drive at C2G (March 2), From Ashes to New at The Eclectic Room (March 30), and Against the Grain at the Brass Rail (April 7). Keep them coming!

Wrigley Field to Celebrate 30 years

Who hasn’t ever enjoyed the down-to-earth vibe of Wrigley Field Bar & Grill? For years it’s been a sought out place for live music, Karaoke, sports, and mingling with friends. Oh yeah, don’t forget about their tasty wings.

Believe it or not, Wrigley has been serving the community for 30 years, and they will be throwing a party to celebrate the achievement on Saturday, Feb. 9.

This will be an all-day shindig. DJ’s Bruce, Scotty, and Steve will spin a plethora of tunes from the good ol’ days beginning at 7 p.m. To top things off, Not My Kids will perform at 9 p.m.

Hambrick Releases Album at B-Side show

Whatzup feature writer John Hubner recently reviewed Kevin Hambrick’s upcoming release, Clitter and the Clatter. After reading it, I’m sure some of you are chomping at the bit to get your hands on this masterpiece.

Good news! Hambrick has set a release party on Friday, Feb. 22, at The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar. This is an all-ages affair that will run from 8:30-10:30 p.m. The best part is it’s going to cost you only $8 to get in, which includes a CD copy of Clitter and the Clatter.

Whether it’s solo or with his other outfit The Orange Opera, we can expect a productive year from Hambrick.

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