Nicholas David Steps in For Devon Allman at June 16-17 Blues on the Fox Festival
RiverEdge Park announced a change to its line-up for next weekend’s 21st Annual Blues on the Fox Festival.
Devon Allman, slated to perform at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 17, is stepping away from all touring through the fall in the wake of the passing last week of his father, Gregg Allman.
David, who plays to sold out shows around the country, will open Day 2 of the festival, at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17.
Chicago’s own Guy King Band’s classic jazz sound of yesteryear fused with a fresh spin moves to 5 p.m. Blues Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy nominee Elvin Bishop takes the stage at 7 p.m. The legendary Jonny Lang closes the festival Saturday night at 9 p.m., shredding his brand of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock and soul.
The all-ladies schedule on Friday night, June 16, kicks off as planned with three-time Grammy nominee and international blues favorite Shemekia Copeland at 7 p.m., followed by Chicago’s own living legend, the incomparable Mavis Staples at 9 p.m.
RiverEdge Park, located at 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, is the idyllic venue for Blues on the Fox, serving up two days of sizzlin’ blues music, cold beer, tasty festival food and a damn good time, all overlooking the gorgeous Fox River. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17.
Tickets are $20 per day. Children 12 and under are admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
For tickets and information, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com, call the RiverEdge box office, 630.896.6666, or stop by in-person at RiverEdge’s satellite box office, the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The RiverEdge box office will also be open on-site both days for day-of sales, beginning at noon. All tickets are general admission. Ticket fees not included.The 21st Annual Blues on the Fox Festival premier sponsor is Old Second Bank. The festival is also sponsored by Rush-Copley Medical Center, Fox Valley Park District, R.C. Wegman Construction Company, EarthMover Credit Union, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Holiday Inn Aurora-North-Naperville, Paramount Fence and Kane County Chronicle.
The official radio station is 93.1 WXRT-FM. Season sponsors for RiverEdge Park are the Dunham Fund, the City of Aurora and Superior Beverage.
More About Nicholas David
Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, David has composed alternative soul music that connects with people worldwide on a deeply human level. Prior to his memorable 2012 run with Team CeeLo on NBC’s The Voice, Davis had already recorded five critically acclaimed albums, experienced national radio airplay and participated in multiple charity and collaborative projects.
Fans of The Voice were introduced to his soulful and storied career during this time when he struck a chord with America and finished a fan favorite in the top three.
David’s music is a fully integrative experience, incorporating multiple genres and influences ranging everywhere from Prince to Beethoven. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics and liquid piano playing set him apart and are the reasons Skope Magazine called him “an authentic artist of this millennium,” while the Chicago Tribune hailed his “mix of the growl of Dr. John with the silk of Marvin Gaye.”
When it comes to his iconic live shows, David is a one-of-a-kind and must-see act. Fans have gone as far to speak of his performances as a spiritual service that they actually want to attend. His emotional approach to songwriting and performing is the very reason the thriving Twin Cities music scene affectionately nicknamed him “the feelin.”
Tips For Seeing a Concert at RiverEdge Park
RiverEdge is easy to get to from Chicago via Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line. Paid public parking is available in the Metra lot, with additional private lots surrounding the park and in downtown Aurora.
Guests are encouraged to bring folding and bag chairs. Concessions at RiverEdge boast a diverse food menu and bar featuring domestic and craft beers, wine, sodas, bottled water and more. Outside food is welcome in the Park as well, with restrictions. Only soft collapsible coolers no larger than 12″ W x 12″ T x 12″ L are allowed. Coolers, as well as any other personal items, must fit in front of or under chairs and must not take up room on either side.
No outside beverages are allowed in, with the exception of two sealed bottles of unflavored water per person. All coolers are subject to inspection. One cooler per patron.
Events at RiverEdge Park take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. Concertgoers are advised to follow RiverEdge Park on Facebook and Twitter for all concert updates, or call the RiverEdge Park Weather Line, 630.723.2480, to check status if inclement weather is pending.
For tickets and information, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com or call 630.896.6666.