(LA GRANGE, IL) – Live music has always been a highlight of Rocktoberfest and this year is no different. Rocktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014 and benefits Community Nurse Health Center. This 6th annual rockin’ fest will be held from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Gordon Park in La Grange.
Kicking off Rocktoberfest this year will be Josie Dunne and Far-Sighted.
Josie Dunne, a senior at Lyons Township High School, is as down to earth and organically real as you get. Josie plays ukulele, piano, guitar, sings and writes. While her peers are listening to Justin Bieber and “One Direction,” Josie has Sarah Vaughn, Sam Cook, Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder on her iPhone. Josie has that rare gift, having nothing to do with music, of absolutely lighting up a room, and lighting up a stage. She’s natural, uninhibited, funny, and amazingly likeable.
Far-Sighted is back for a third year at Rocktoberfest! The La Grange band is comprised of Lyons Township High School students Christian Naval, Mitch Galgan and Nathan Zaworski. Their love of classic rock and blues brought them together about 3 years ago and they have been winning competitions all over Chicagoland, most recently coming in 2nd at the State Battle of the Bands. Christian, on guitar and vocals, Mitch, on bass and vocals, and drummer Nathan are all classically trained musicians and play in the high school orchestra. They are a truly unique group with a strong sound which sets them apart. Despite their young age, Far-Sighted has been able to capture the vibe of classic rock gods like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles.
Headlining the evening is the crowd favorite Reckless. Composed of six members, all hailing from Chicago’s Western Suburbs, Reckless will rock you with everything from Katy Perry and No Doubt to Led Zeppelin, Heart and the Foo Fighters. They are high powered, high energy, and they will rock you with wicked guitar, awesome keys, heart pounding rhythm and powerful vocals.
Come out to Rocktoberfest on September 20th and enjoy Josie Dunne, Far-Sighted and Reckless while supporting Community Nurse. Tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Rocktoberfest, the bands and to buy tickets go to www.therocktoberfest.com!