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'Rock the Woods' Music and Food Combo Rolls Into McKinley Woods



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Keep your summer fun rolling along with the Forest Preserve’s “Rock the Woods” event featuring live music by the popular band Infinity and tasty meals from three food truck vendors.

The food and music combo is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, August 30, at McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon. The band will be using the pavilion space, so bring a chair or blanket to sit on and a cooler with your favorite beverages. 

“'Rock the Woods' provides a great opportunity for visitors to experience McKinley Woods and the Forest Preserve District in a rare, fun and relaxed way,” said Ralph Schultz, the Forest Preserve’s chief operating officer. “It’s not often that visitors have an opportunity to listen to live music, watch a sunset and enjoy a forest preserve after dark.”

The free family-friendly event is a wonderful way to squeeze in some final summer fun before fall sets in, said Ben Hecke, the Forest Preserve’s community partnerships and outreach coordinator.

“’Rock the Woods’ is designed to be a night where families can come and enjoy a great dinner and an amazing band to send off summer in style,” he said.

The band Infinity will play a mixture of “classic to current” music including the hits of Boston, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Queen, REO Speedwagon, and their signature group Journey.

Audience participation is a big part of their show, so don’t be surprised if you are singing along with the group or suddenly have a microphone appear before you. And they have no prepared set list, instead preferring to employ the strategy of: “You say it, we play it!”

Infinity has won awards and broken festival attendance records at various venues, according to the band’s website.

If you work up an appetite groovin’ to Infinity’s tunes, three of the most sought-after food trucks in the Chicagoland area will be ready to sell you some tasty morsels:

Registration is not required.

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