[Photo provided by Bob Grzesiak]
[The Chicago Experience will appear at the Bolingbrook Jubilee.]
One of the biggest attractions of the Jubilee is the top-notch entertainment set at the stage of the 9,000-square-foot Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center. Construction of the center started in 1997, and a dedication took place in 1999, according to Performing Arts Center facilities coordinator David Tomsky.
“It was envisioned, designed and built as a venue for community events, entertainment and a celebration of diversity," he said.
Performances are enhanced by a riot of colorful lights streaming from the stage, which boasts an updated, state-of the-art sound system. The center's website cites conventional and robotic lights, full color LED, a fog machine, laser effects and three projector screens measuring 9-by-12 feet, so that every patron has a close-up view of the entertainment.
The fest also is known for giving some younger, lesser known garage-type bands a chance to shine in front of receptive audiences in the mood to get lost in the music.
Noted groups such as American English and The Chicago Experience are a few of the returning bands that will grace the stage for a sea of people sitting under a royal blue canvas of stars on an expansive, grassy hill. The smiles and sing-alongs annually attest to a satisfying trip down memory lane.
“The music is off the charts,” said one fan, whiles others call the Jubilee “the best of all fests,” touting the impressive stage, great acoustics and spectacular performers.
Bob Grzesiak of Bolingbrook refers to the stage as “the crown jewel” of the event, “an audio and video treat.”