Tonight is one of those nights at the Barrington Brat Tent that people will be talking about the whole year long. That’s right, the band “Sixteen Candles” is back for their annual Fourth of July weekend performance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM. There’s something addictive about this 80’s cover band that gets people on their feet and feeling nostalgic for the era of big hair, neon, and bad dance moves.
The members are 5 fun-loving guys with a “simple love for the music of years gone by and a mission to fuse nostalgia and style to create a sight/sound unlike any other.” Tonight’s concert is an event which inspires both pre and post-parties in the Barrington Village and this year is no different. Here are some scenes from a Sixteen Candles Concert in Andersonville, complete with body surfing and a spirited “Summer of ’69” remake (gotta listen for at least 35 seconds!).
Sixteen Candles is a highlight, but there is so much going on TODAY AT THE BRAT TENT! It’s Barrington High School Alumni Night so there should be a great crowd.
- Mad Science: Spin, Pop Boom! 10:30-11:30AM
- Hands on with Learning Express: 11AM – 4PM
- Kids’ Arts, Crafts & Games: 12-4PM
- Cooking with Cucina Della Rosa: 2-4PM
- Fire Truck Slide: 2-6PM
- Pine Wood Derby Track: 3-5PM
- Euro Bungee: 4-8PM
- Embossed Military Style Dog Tags: 4-8PM
- Exit 147– LIVE: 5-7PM
Rock, Classic Rock and Pop Cover Hits
- Sixteen Candles– LIVE: 8:30-11:30PM
Chicago’s Favorite 80’s Band
The Brat Tent will be open today and tomorrow at the Barrington north Metra commuter parking lot and Spring Street. For more information, visit the committee’s website at Barrington4thofJuly.com.
But don’t stay out too late tonight. Barrington’s Fourth of July Parade starts at 10AM sharp tomorrow morning. The theme for this year’s parade is “Spirit of Caring” and, for the second year in a row, parade participants will be collecting non-perishable food items to give to the Cuba Township Food Pantry on two floats and in Jewel grocery carts pushed by players from the Barrington High School Tennis Team.
If you’re wheeling the kids down to the parade in the wagon or stroller this year, throw a few non-perishable food items in to contribute to the Fourth of July Food Drive and know that you’re helping make a big difference. You’ll find the list of items the food pantry needs, by clicking HERE and you’ll find more information about this year’s parade at BarringtonParade.com.