May 13, 2013
We are so excited for you to join us at Hopefest 2013! This is Todd Rundgren’s only stop in Chicago on his “Official State Visit” tour, and we feel very lucky both to be working with him and to share this great opportunity with you.
But you knew we couldn’t just stop at the concert – we had to put a few extra treats together for all you wonderful people as well. What kind of treats? Read on and find out!
Raffle: We have put together two great offers for our annual Hopefest raffle. Raffle tickets will be available at the show, but we encourage you to buy them online in advance to get ahead of the game! Tickets are available here – strictly limited to 500 chances.
In addition to our raffle items, we have created a limited edition Todd Rundgren poster for sale only at the show. The poster is based on Chicago artist Jason Brammer’s fantastic painting, Sonic Outpost. Brammer painted much of Sonic Outpost during a live performance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW event at the Harris Theater on December 3, 2012 – take a look at some photos from that event here.
Each of these limited edition posters will be numbered, and we are only printing 250 of them. So bring a few extra bucks with you to the show and walk away with a one-of-a-kind work of art!
Finally, we wanted to let you all know that the opening act Hopefest will be (drumroll please…) The Ronnie Baker Brooks Band + special guests! The son of Chicago blues legend Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie has taken the blues-rock sound he learned from his father and modernized it with hip-hop vocals, funk rhythms, and deep soul. With C.J. Tucker on drums and Carlton Armstrong on bass, these guys are sure to get you feeling the beat before Todd Rundgren takes the stage.
All this and more awaits you at Hopefest 2013, this Sunday at the Park West Theater! We look forward to seeing you all there, and hope you bring your dancin’ shoes with you.