NEWCITY Hosts Wayne Baker Brooks for "Sounds of Summer" Concert Series

July 13, 2023 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

NEWCITY, Lincoln Park’s outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district, will kick off its annual “Sounds of Summer'' outdoor music series with Wayne Baker Brooks on in NEWCITY’s plaza benefitting PAWS Chicago.

Considered one of today’s top guitarists, Wayne Baker Brooks combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre. Born and raised in Chicago, IL amongst the most prolific blues legends and blues masters in the world, Brook's blues roots may run deeper and wider than the Great Lakes themselves. Additionally, the evening’s featured charity partner PAWS Chicago is a national leader in the No Kill animal welfare movement, committed to building No Kill communities - starting with Chicago. Founded in 1997 when 42,000 pets were killed in Chicago, PAWS's robust programs have led to the reduction of homeless pet euthanasia in Chicago by 92.5%. An industry-leading Adoption Center, a state-of-the-art Medical Center, and a high-volume Spay/Neuter Clinic work synchronously to address the needs of homeless and at-risk pets citywide. Community engagement efforts mobilizing thousands of volunteers, foster families, adopters and advocates each year to take action for animals is the foundation of all PAWS programs.

Scheduled for select Thursdays throughout the months of July and August, “Sounds of Summer” is free to attend and will highlight and support a local non-profit who will receive 100% of sales from beverages sponsored by Constellation Brands in addition to raffles and donations. While there is limited on-site seating on the plaza, there is plenty of room for blankets and chairs, so NEWCITY welcomes community friends, family, and neighbors to come out and enjoy an evening of live music!  Eateries such as Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Nando’s PERi PERi, Tecalitlan, KINGS and Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will have food and select beverages available for takeout.

While free to attend, registration is required for all “Sounds of Summer” events.

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