Smash Mouth canceled two shows last week after lead singer Steve Harwell was hospitalized, according to billboard.com. "This is the last show of our tour, and dammit, I made sure I was gonna be here," he told the Festival Park crowd as the band opened their set. "You can't keep this dog down," he said. Smash Mouth was performing in the season's last show of the Grand Victoria Casino's Summer Concert Series, along with fellow '80s acts The Motels with Martha Davis, Bow Wow Wow and Belinda Carlisle.
Festival Park in Elgin was packed and the weather cooperated as three hitmakers of 1970s rock took the stage during Yestival, part of the Grand Victoria Casino Summer Concert Series. "What a lovely evening," said Todd Rundgren, who played the middle set. In addition to Rundgren, the event featured Carl Palmer, of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame, and progressive rock band Yes.
As Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys kicked off the Grand Victoria Casino concert season Saturday at Elgin's Festival Park, lead singer Gunnar Nyblad offered the crowd a way to remember the group. "We're the band that opened for Charlie Daniels and Gretchen Wilson," he said. The country-themed show was followed by the city's Fourth of July fireworks display. The Elgin parade is set to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Douglas and Slade avenues.
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