Tedeschi Trucks Band: Wheels of Soul Tour Rolls Into Aurora's RiverEdge Park
AURORA, IL, June 24, 2019 - One of the most anticipated concert events of the summer, Tedeschi Trucks Band: 2019 Wheels of Soul Tour featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope, will make its only Chicago-area stop Sunday, July 21 at Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora.
Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul Tour featuring (top, right) Tedeschi Trucks Band (bottom, from left), Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope will make its only Chicago-area stop Sunday, July 21 at Aurora’s RiverEdge Park.
Join the Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by husband and wife guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, when their rolling caravan rolls into RiverEdge Park. Fans of soul, blues, rock and country music will be treated to a unique collaborative live music event rather than simply a three-band bill.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42 general admission; $52-$98 reserved seating. For tickets and information, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by RiverEdge’s satellite box office, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday–Saturday. Tickets will also be sold on-site. Fees not included.
RiverEdge Park is located at 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, right across the street from Metra’s Aurora Transportation Center. At this event, there will be reserved seating sections in front of the stage and a general admission area behind. Bar chairs are allowed in the general admission area. Blankets are also allowed on the lawn only.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Wheels of Soul Tour is sponsored by Holiday Inn Express & Suites and R.C. Wegman Construction Company. The official radio station is 93.1 WXRT. The RiverEdge Park 2019 Season is sponsored by Dunham Fund, Superior Beverage and City of Aurora. Park sponsor is Hollywood Casino Aurora.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Unrivaled in their blend of American soul, blues, rock and country, the 12-member Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, has curated and cultivated this family-friendly experience into a highlight of the summer concert season. The group’s ever-changing setlists highlight their evolving repertoire of more than 75 songs, including new originals such as “High and Mighty,” and surprising debuts like Ray Charles’ “Night Time Is the Right Time,” Al Green’s “Yield Not To Temptation” and Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
“The motivation and, really, the fun of Wheels of Soul is that we get to bring that spirit of musical camaraderie to a summer crowd,” says Trucks. “Traveling, being outside, playing music with friends new and old. We love the limitless energy of this tour.”
Celebrating in 2019 its 10th year as a group, Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation earned from both audiences and critics as one of the premier live bands in the world. Led by “two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation” (NPR), TTB is recognized for their supreme musicianship and genre-defying ability to explore almost any musical territory. The group’s fourth studio album, Signs, was released in February. It follows their Grammy-nominated live album/film release, Live from the Fox Oakland (2017), and their last studio release, Let Me Get By (2016).
American rock band Blackberry Smoke—Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums) and Brandon Still (keyboards)—has become known for a singular sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk. Since their 2004 debut, the Atlanta-based band has independently released six full-length albums and toured relentlessly, building a loyal community of fans. In 2018, they released a full-length album, Find A Light, and an accompaniment acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions.
Shovels & Rope
Shovels & Rope is an award-winning husband and wife duo, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, from Charleston, SC. Their signature blend of rock, country, punk and Americana has resonated with audiences and press worldwide, leading to numerous national TV appearances and critical acclaim. Entertainment Weekly wrote the festival favorites have “earned a reputation as fine storytellers with a gift for vibrant character songs.” Their latest release, By Blood, dropped last April, a follow-up to 2016’s Little Seeds and 2017’s Busted Jukebox, Vol 2.
RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St. in Aurora, Illinois, is an idyllic outdoor summer concert venue, serving up live music, delicious festival food, cool beverages and a great time, all overlooking downtown Aurora and the gorgeous Fox River. Find the full lineup of upcoming concerts at Aurora's RiverEdge Park at our #EnjoyAurora events guide or by visiting RiverEdgeAurora.com.