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Guide To Huey Lewis & The News On Montrose Beach

June 20, 2013 2:00 PM

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Huey Lewis & the News

Huey Lewis & the News

Huey Lewis & the News

Huey Lewis & the News

K-Hits Chicago Presents
Huey Lewis & The News

Montrose Beach
200 W. Montrose Harbor Drive
Chicago
Illinois 60640

June 23rd
5:30
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Huey Lewis & The News are one of those inescapable bands with too many hits to count. They’ve been featured in prominent movies (American Psycho and, of course, Back to the Future) and have made some of the most memorable music videos ever. Even if you only count “Sports” — which includes not only some of their best songs, but some of the best rock songs ever made — they’re worth seeing.

I guess it’s a good thing they’re going to be in Chicago on Sunday (June 23rd)!

Not only will they be here, they’ll be playing the coolest venue imaginable: the freakin’ beach.

If you happen to be attending their show, read all the information below. If you aren’t attending their show, wise up and buy some tickets already.

It’s almost here! Our Summer in the City concert at Chicago’s beautiful Montrose Beach with HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS! You can find out how to buy (and win!) tickets, along with plenty of other info, at KHITSChicago.com.

Where At? When?

Yeah, I get it, there’s a lot of beach along the lake. Even Montrose Beach doesn’t quite narrow it down. The address: 200 W. Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60640. If you find yourself lost from there, just, you know, walk toward the giant stage on the sand.

Doors open (okay, beaches don’t have doors, but you know what we mean) at 5:30 pm on June 23rd, and the show starts at 6:30.

Chicago Beach (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Chicago Beach (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

What You Can (And Can’t!) Bring

You’re totally allowed to bring foldable chairs, blankets and towels. K-HITS want you to be comfortable! K-HITS want you to have a great time!

Here’s a list of what you CAN’T bring and things you CAN’T do:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Audio or visual recording
  • Professional photography
  • Outside food or beverage
  • Tables
  • Umbrellas or flags
  • Laser Pointers or fireworks
  • No PA devices. Whistles, horns, etc.
  • No animals (except service related)
(Credit: Daniel Pierce Wright/Getty Images)

(Credit: Daniel Pierce Wright/Getty Images)

Who’s Performing?!

Well Huey Lewis & The News, obviously. You know this. You probably also know Huey Lewis & The News are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their hit album “Sports.” This means you’ll hear the band perform songs from “Sports,” plus many other hits and surprises. Look for all of your favorites like “The Power of Love,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Heart & Soul,” “I Want a New Drug,” “Walking on a Thin Line,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square,” “It’s Alright,” “Do You Believe In Love,” “Workin For A Livin” and many more!

What you may not know, is that the Million Dollar Quartet is opening the concert with a special live performance. The Million Dollar Quartet is the Chicago smash-hit muscial concert inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’roll icons like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Yes, the Million Dollar Quartet are as fun as they sound.

Travel & Parking

If you’re driving to the show, feel free to find street parking West of the beach. Parking is free on Sundays on the streets! You can also try parking in the following parking lots: 4600 N Lakeshore, 4400 N Simonds, 4921 N Marine Dr, and 5017 N Winthrop Ave.

If you’re good with public transportation, you can also get to Montrose Beach from the Red Line by getting off at Wilson or Lawrence. You can also take the #146 bus, #135 bus, #78 bus, or a slew of other buses, depending on what direction you’re coming from.

See Ya There!

Rain or shine — or whatever else Chicago’s crazy weather throws at us — we will be there.

Thankfully, it sounds like it’ll be really nice out.

Some come! Have a good time! It’d be a shame to miss what is going to be the best show of the summer.

For more info on the show and ticket information, visit KHITSChicago.com.

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