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Vince Neil rest Motley Crue will perform Sept. 7 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park.  |  Fremont Street

Vince Neil and the rest of Motley Crue will perform Sept. 7 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. | Fremont Street Experience photo

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Updated: October 9, 2012 2:20PM



Here is a look at some upcoming concerts.

Events include Motley Crue at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park and Chuck’s Fest at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.

Motley Crue

The Tour 2012 featuring Kiss and Motley Crue will kick off at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park.

With combined album sales of almost 200 million, Kiss and Motley Crue are more than just iconic; they remain as the dominant powerhouses of rock music.

The two bands have tallied 30-plus chart-topping hits, countless sold-out tours and awards and accolades from around the world.

Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.

The tour is the first time Kiss and Motley Crue have shared a stage since 1982.

Kiss consists of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, while Motley Crue consists of Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee.

These veterans of the music business are still at the height of their popularity.

Kiss is the juggernaut with 3,000 licensed merchandise products including the Kiss golf course in Las Vegas and a new album.

Also, Kiss has broken box-office records set by the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

Motley Crue is the first rock band in history to have just completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The band is best known for continuing to reinvent not only its live show (with mind-blowing elements such as Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster) and music, but remain on the cutting edge via social media interaction.

Motley Crue’s New York Times best-selling book “The Dirt” is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.

The band also was featured in one of the highest-rated Super Bowl ads of all time for the KIA Optima.

Information: motley.com, kissonline.com.

Tickets are $36 for general-admission lawn or standing-room pit, $40.50-$182 for first-pavilion seating and $36-$182 for second-pavilion seating at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Chuck’s Fest

The food menu for Chuck’s Fest is designed by executive chef Chuck Pine from Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe in Burbank to make his festival enjoyed by everyone, whether one is looking for Cajun, gourmet Mexican, his famous barbecue or delicious desserts.

All food is cooked on-site and served in small portions so attendees can experience many different dishes. There also will be an international beer tent.

Beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 until the evening of Sept. 9 at Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, the festival’s stage will be filled with various musical artists performing rock, alternative rock and blues.

Scheduled acts include Candlebox, Local H, Maggie Speaks and Ronnie Baker Brooks.

Information: (708) 229-8700, chucksfest.com.

MORE PLAYING LIVE

ANOTHER HOLE IN THE WALL: 3236 Union Ave., Steger, (708) 392-3034: Sept. 8, One Steel Wound, Surface, Silence is the Killer and Fools Brew.

BLARNEY STONE PUB: 15400 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, (708) 535-4800: Sept. 8, Tumblin Dice.

BLUE CHIP CASINO: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Ind., (219) 879-7711: Sept. 7 in Rocks Lounge, Pandora Rocks and Soda; Sept. 7 in It’s Vegas Baby!, Libido Funk Circus; Sept. 8 in Stardust Event Center, the Prince Experience; Sept. 8 in Rocks Lounge, Hitsville Revue Band (early) and Kim Thomas & Wildcard and April’s Reign (late); Sept. 8 in It’s Vegas Baby!, Sugar High Band; Sept. 9 in Rocks Lounge, Me and the Boys (early) and Local Favorite (late); Sept. 9 in It’s Vegas Baby!, Smooth Jazz Series with Phil Seed; Sept. 12 in It’s Vegas Baby!, karaoke contest; Sept. 13 in Rocks Lounge, the Bigger Picture Band; Sept. 13 in It’s Vegas Baby!, live video disc jockey.

BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL: 1696 Thornton-Lansing Road, Lansing, (708) 418-3877: Fridays, Freaky Friday Beer Garden Party with Jeremy (acoustic music, open mike and a disc jockey); Sept. 8, Bottoms Up Family Reunion Party with Boothy Collins Band; Sundays, Sunday Fundays in the beer garden with the Boothy Collins Band; Thursdays, Thirsty Thursday Jam hosted by Jeremy and the House Band.

THE BRAZEN HEAD: 13602 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood, (708) 388-8862: Sept. 8: Leather & Lace.

BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS: 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, (312) 427-1190: Sept. 7, Deitra Farr with Gerry Hundt and Linsey Alexander; Sept. 8, Ray Fuller with the Special 20’s and Sam Lay; Sept. 9, jazz set with Guy King and His Organ Trio (early) and Mike Dangerous (late); Sept. 10, jam hosted by Jimmy Burns; Sept. 11, the Special 20’s; Sept. 12, College Night with Dave Spector and the Bluebirds; Sept. 13, Peaches Stanten.

CD&ME: 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, (815) 469-7315: Sept. 13, Hat Guys.

CHICAGO GAELIC PARK’S THE CARRAIG PUB: 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323: Sept. 12, Frank Rossi. Singers are invited to join him on stage for this evening of song and dance. Also, Brian Thoma will sing a few songs with Rossi. The pub features a Wednesday night ribs special that Rossi said is delicious.

CHICAGO STREET PUB: 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet, (815) 727-7171: Sept. 7, the Juju Kings; Sept. 13, the Thursday Night Special Acoustic Hour.

COOL RIVER DRAUGHT HOUSE & EATERY: 12622 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, (708) 301-8006: Fridays, Near Dark Entertainment presents College Night Rockstar Karaoke.

ED & JOE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA: 17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 532-3051: Sept. 7, Rockin’ Johnny Band (blues with a full band); Sept. 8, StillGrass (fiddle, guitar and harmonica playing folk and Americana); Sept. 13, open mike with Hall Hanes.

FITZGERALD’S: 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118: Sept. 7, Bonnie Koloc’s CD release show (folk); Sept. 8, An Evening with the Beatle Brothers (rock); Sept. 8 in the SideBar, Ralph Covert’s Acoustic Army; Sept. 9, Bill O’Connell’s Chicago Skyliners (jazz); Sept. 11, open mike featuring the New Normal (variety); Sept. 12, Chicago Singer Spotlight (variety); Sept. 13, Fred Eaglesmith Tin Can Tour with Roger Marin and Cordie Tentrees (country); Sept. 13 in the SideBar, Exposure with Dave Kay, Pipes and the Slide Rules.

FOUR WINDS CASINO RESORT’S HARD ROCK CAFE: 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo, Mich., (866) 494-6371: Sept. 7, the Devonshires; Sept. 8, Brena; Sept. 9, John Persico; Sept. 13, Kaleb Hensley.

FOX’S PIZZA ON WOLF: 11247 W. 187th St., Mokena, (708) 478-8888: Sept. 7-8 and 13, Todd & Connie’s Acoustic Thing.

HARRAH’S JOLIET’S STAGE 151: 151 N. Joliet St., (815) 740-7800: Sept. 7, Hairbangers Ball; Sept. 8, ARRA.

HILTON CHICAGO/OAK LAWN’S 95TH STREET BAR & GRILL: 9333 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, (708) 425-7800: Sept. 7-8, Afterglow.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO JOLIET’S HOLLYWOOD STADIUM: 2300 Empress Drive, (888) 436-7737: Sept. 7, the Personnel; Sept. 8, Audiomatic.

HORSESHOE HAMMOND’S THE VENUE: 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Ind., (800) 745-3000 (tickets): Sept. 8, Emilio Navayra, La Mafia and Xelencia (Tex-Mex, or Tejano music).

JAMESON’S PUB: 2755 Black Road, Joliet, (815) 729-0000: Sept. 8, Libido Funk Circus.

J.J. KELLEY’S RESTAURANT & PUB: 2455 Bernice Road, Lansing, (708) 474-9977: Tuesdays, karaoke with Chris; Thursdays, open mike with Cody and friends.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN’S SALOON: 17358 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 429-7000: Sept. 7, Poison’d Crue; Sept. 8, All Miked Up.

LIMESTONE CITY GRILL & LOUNGE: 13415 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, (708) 371-9000: Sept. 7, Jimmy O and Rhonda Lee; Sept. 8, Bobby Dunne; Tuesdays and Thursdays, live music on the patio (weather permitting); Sept. 12, Charles and Company.

THE LINGER MARTINI BAR: 4142 W. 167th St., Oak Forest, (708) 960-0481: Fridays, Greek Night featuring a different disc jockey each time; Sept. 1, Andrea McNeal & The Guys (rhythm and blues); Sept. 8, Soul Fedd (neo soul); Sundays, the Sunday Experience featuring DJ Hi-Speed.

LITTLE JOE’S: 1300 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox, (815) 463-1099: Sept. 8, Jerome “Elvis” Marion; Tuesdays, Piano Styles by Joe.

MILLENNIUM PARK’S JAY PRITZKER PAVILION: 201 E. Randolph St. (between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive), Chicago: Sept. 8, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents “Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park.” Presented in cooperation with the city of Chicago and the park, the free concert also will air live on WFMT-FM (98.7) and wfmt.com. The annual show, which will be conducted by Stephen Lord, will feature singers including Christine Goerke, Brandon Jovanovich, Susanna Phillips, Amber Wagner and Rene Barbera. The event also will feature the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Giuseppe Verdi’s “Va, pensiero” and concert performances of Act One of “La Traviata” and Act Four of “Carmen.”

MOJOE’S: 22 W. Cass St., Joliet, mojoesofjoliet.com: Sept. 7, the trippin billies, which is billed as the United States’ most successful Dave Matthews Band tribute; Sept. 9 (all ages), Eatmewhileimhot with Remnants and Fur of Heaven; Sept. 13 (all ages), Symphony X with Ion Vein, Dissona and Moments of Sanity.

MOKENA DOWNTOWN MERCHANT ASSOCIATION’S FARMERS MARKET: On Front Street, (708) 479-2706: Sept. 8 (early), Todd & Connie’s Acoustic Thing.

115 BOURBON STREET: 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, (708) 388-8881: Sept. 7, Tramps Like Us (Bruce Springsteen songs in the big room); Sept. 8, the Hat Guys (front stage) and Blackened (Metallica tribute in the big room); Sept. 13, 7th Heaven (big room).

191 SOUTH: 10160 191st St., Mokena, (708) 479-6873: Sept. 7, One Night Band; Sept. 8, 80’s Enough; Tuesdays-Wednesdays, karaoke; Thursdays, Ladies Night with DJ Tony D.

PAPA JOE’S: 14459 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, (708) 403-9099: Sept. 13, Afterglow. Half-priced martini specials are available on Thursdays at this restaurant.

RIVERS CASINO’S CUBE: 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, (888) 307-0777: Sept. 11, Prairie Station (country); Sept. 12, Outpatience (1980s, 1990s and beyond); Sept. 13, Mike & Joe (1990s and current music); Thursdays-Saturdays, disc jockeys.

ROKWELZ BAR MEETS GRILL: 11265 W. 159th St., Orland Park, (708) 226-0042: Sept. 7, Stellar Road. The Neverly Brothers also will perform at this venue during the weekend, but call for the show date and time.

TAZZA ITALIAN RISTORANTE: 14065 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, (708) 645-0485: Sept. 7, Dave & Donna (vocalists); Sept. 8, Roxanne (vocalist).

THE TRIBES ALEHOUSE & GRILL: 11220 W. Lincoln Highway, Mokena, (815) 464-0248: Mondays, open bluegrass jam; Wednesdays, open mike with John Condron.

VITO & NICKS II: 7020 183rd St., Tinley Park, (708) 532-8486: Sept. 9, Frank Rossi with his keyboard and accordion. His singing will feature requests and sing-alongs. Sunday specials at the restaurant include $6 unlimited spaghetti and $6 Miller Lite pitchers.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER WINE STUDIO: 900 S. State St., Lockport, (815) 834-9463: Sept. 7, Bobby Dunn Trio; Sept. 8, Two Hoarse; Sept. 9, Sunday Sessions (open mike and jam).

ZANTE LOUNGE: 8888 W. 159th St., Orland Hills, (708) 364-0100: Sept. 7, Audiomatic.

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