Waco Brothers Kick-off Starlight Concerts Jun 14 at James Park

Posted on Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

Chicago's own Waco Brothers will open the City of Evanston's 2012 Starlight Concert series with a free performance on Thursday, June 14, at James Park, 300 Dodge Avenue in Evanston. Presented by the City of Evanston, the series features 16 free outdoor concerts at six park locations throughout Evanston.

Founded by Jon Langford of the Mekons, the Waco Brothers' train-wreck approach to country has been described as Johnny Cash meets the Clash. To see a video of the Waco Brothers at James Park in 2009, see below. Other performers on the Starlight Concert series include garage rock legends ? and the Mysterians, down and dirty R & B singer Andre Williams, the raw county blues of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and Django Reinhardt disciple Alfonso Ponticelli. Click here for the whole line-up>>>

All performances are free to the public, and will take place from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, rain site information will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling 847/448-8258, 847/448-8260 or 847/44-4311.  Concert rain sites: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston will be the rain site for Dawes, James and Brummel Park concerts. Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston will be the rain site for Twiggs, Harbert and Bent Park concerts.