Classic rock band Chicago to play free concert Saturday

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The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Chicago will kick off Loessfest this Saturday with a free music concert at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs.

Chicago, which formed in 1967, had a steady stream of hits through the 1970s and ’80s, including “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and “Hard Habit to Break.”

The rock band’s “Chicago Transit Authority” album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

Last July, the band released “Now: Chicago XXXVI,” its first new album of original material since 2006.

Opening for Chicago is John and Jacob.

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IF YOU GO

Chicago with John & Jacob
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs
Admission: Free
Info: loessfest.com

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LOESSFEST EVENT SCHEDULE

Chicago’s performance opens the “Saturday in the Park” music series for Loessfest. Here are other upcoming events to be held at the Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs.

Sunday: Omaha Symphony and Fireworks,
8 p.m.
Monday: Picnic in the Park, all day
Tuesday:
The Second City comedy event, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Movie in the Park: “Jaws,” 9 p.m.
May 28: Concert from Recaptured, a Journey tribute band, 7 p.m.
May 29: Imagination Movers concert and Movie in the Park: “Big Hero 6,” 5 p.m.
May 29 and 30: Taste of Omaha
May 30: Bike the Bluffs, 10 a.m.
May 30: Mini Maha concert with Ben Kweller, The Dodos, Oketo, 7 p.m.

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So what does Loessfest look like?

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