Summer Block Party on South Cook Street

The Village of Barrington is closing down South Cook Street tomorrow night for the final “Summer Fun Friday” bash of the year. It’s a family block party for all of Barrington and a great chance to get together with neighbors for LIVE music, dinner and drinks.

Summer Block Party on South Cook Street

McGonigal’s Pub will be serving up some of their favorites, including corned beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and burgers and there will be some special musical guests, too. The band “Together Again” is making their Summer Fun Friday debut. They’re a group of three Barrington High School graduates who first came together as a band during high school back in the Seventies. After 30 years, pianist, Marti Bonne, drummer, John Briggs and bass player, Jim Seidel reunited in March of last year on Facebook, of all places! They got the band going again and recruited a fourth member, guitarist, Steve Yankula. Here they are playing at the Barrington Ice House back in 1978, when they called the band “Mirage”.

Concert at The Ice House Mall in 1978

Today, the band plays a fusion of jazz and rock. You’ll hear them put their own spin on classics like “Moondance” by Van Morrison along with other favorites like “Low Rider” and “Tequila”.

The Band "Together Again" Performs at Summer Fun Friday

After the “Together Again” performance, McGonigal’s will be featuring live Irish music by Joe Cullen, beginning at 9:30PM. Summer Fun Friday is a FREE event and we’re all invited. The party will be set up by the intersection of Cook and Station streets and it starts at 6PM. See you there!

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