“Color My World… Red, White and Blue”
Hailed as one of the most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era, Chicago is the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five consecutive decades. Considered one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history, they are the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s List of Top 100 Artists of All Time.
Formed in 1967 in Chicago, the “legendary rock band with horns” released their first album “Chicago Transit Authority” in 1969. Since then, they have had record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and boast 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive number one albums, 11 number one singles and five Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 34 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocals, and a few dozen ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. The band is now in their 46th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date.
The 2013 Independence Day Celebration theme is “Color My World… Red, White and Blue”. The event is set for Thursday, July 4 at the Dublin Coffman High School Stadium. The 28th Annual Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby kicks off the daylong celebration at 8 a.m., followed by the annual parade at 11 a.m., and the Skyhoundz Hyperflite Canine Frisbee Disc Championship at 5 p.m. The Celebration at the stadium begins at 5 p.m., followed by a fantastic display of fireworks and the Grand Finale at 9:50 p.m.
Confirmed sponsors of the celebration are Sunny 95, O’Neil Tents and Party Supplies and LIVE! Technologies, Inc.
For more information, contact City of Dublin Events Administration at 614.410.4545 or visit www.dublinohiousa.gov. To volunteer, call 614.410.4406.
Mary Jo DiSalvo