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WeishFest 2015 Announces Lineup Eddie Money Headlines

Bears Legend Dennis McKinnon teams up with Eddie Money to help support , bring awareness to and raise money

for The Andrew Weishar Foundation in Crestwood, IL for annual music fest.

 

(Chicago, IL ) - On Saturday July 18th The Andrew Weishar Foundation (AWF) will transform Standard Bank Stadium located in Crestwood, IL into WeishFest 2015 (pronounced “Wish” Fest). Chicago Bears Legend, Dennis McKinnon, #85 of the ‘85 Championship Bears will Host. LIVE performances by: Eddie Money ( Headline), Warrant, Chicago 6 ft. Dan Hampton, Otis Wilson and Steve McMichael, Also performing ... Jeff Jacobs from Foreigner/Billy Joel, Ashes of Eagles, The Hunter Smith Band, Strung Out,  Sean & Charlie with more acts to be announced. With incredible music, a celebrity red carpet, great food and an atmosphere like no other…

 

This year the event will be broadcasted LIVE via the internet and edited for a TV special. Picture Jerry Lewis Telethon meets Farm Aid and you have WeishFest 2015.  While Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ‘85 Super Bowl Championship, Former Bears WR, Dennis McKinnon will talk to guests in-between acts; from sponsors to celebrities, these guests will help with the fund raising telethon part of the event.   

 

About The Andrew Weishar Foundation: The Andrew Weishar Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of providing financial relief to families with adolescents or young adults battling cancer. In October of 2012, the organization’s namesake, Andrew Weishar, passed away at the age of 21 after a very inspiring three-year battle with cancer. Words cannot properly describe the impact Andrew had on thousands of people, but his inspiration is what sparked the creation of an organization that has and will continue to make a difference in many people’s lives.

 

About WeishFest 2015: The all day music festival offers the most unique and flexible options for patrons, with all day passes starting at just $25.00. Other options include the VIP ticket (all-you-can-eat and drink), the GOLD ticket ($110.00) includes access to exclusive on-field tent with premium food buffet and open bar. The Platinum Pass ($249.00) includes entree to all regularly scheduled events plus Red Carpet Access, Platinum Celebrity Lounge, Food, Drinks and preferred seating for the shows; as well as an autographed football from the Chicago Bears Legends in attendance for the 30th Super Bowl Anniversary. For more info on tickets, schedules, and The AWF, please visit www.WeishFest.com

 

   
   

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Dennis McKinnon and Dan Weishar

 

Official Twitter for WeishFest

Official Facebook for Weishfest

Official Website: www.WeishFest.org

Dennis McKinnon Official Twitter Account

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“I'm honored to partner with The Andrew Weishar Foundation and host WeishFest 2015. Being involved for so many years helping friends and families battling cancer, I look forward to bringing more attention and awareness to this cause and helping many families burdened by this deadly disease!”

 

 – Dennis McKinnon #85

 

“During his fight, Andrew asked very little of us, however, before he passed, the one request Andrew had for my family and I was to “pay forward” the kindness and generosity that we received from so many during those three years. To honor his one and only wish, we created The Andrew Weishar Foundation with the mission of paying forward that kindness and generosity by providing immediate financial aid to families with adolescents or young adults battling cancer.”

 

– Dan Weishar, Executive Director - The Andrew Weishar Foundation

 

                 
 

 
                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie Money - Headliner

Follow Eddie @ImEddieMoney

 

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About Eddie Money: "I've got two tickets to paradise and I'm taking everybody." Eddie Money says it at least once, every show. And he means it. As the years have passed, this straight up music icon’s blue-collar brand of rock n roll has managed to transcend generations and continues to move audiences today. With hits like "Two Tickets To Paradise," "Baby Hold On," "Walk On Water," "Think I'm In Love" and "Shakin," Money has sold more than 28 million records, with many of his songs appearing in film, television and video games. An accomplished musician who sings, writes, and plays the saxophone, harmonica and piano, he continues to be one of the hardest working men in rock and roll, performing about 150 shows every year. "My fans are the best, most loyal fans a guy could ask for. They keep coming back for more and I'm not gonna stop until they make me stop."

 

See more at: http://www.eddiemoney.com

 

Personal video message from Eddie Money

                 
                                               

         

 

                 
                   

 

www.facebook.com/warrantrocks

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About Warrant: At its core, WARRANT is an American rock band through and through. Hitting it big in 1989, the Hollywood, CA based band rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to the level of multiplatinum selling, chart-topping success. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. This album produced Radio and MTV chart toppers “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and the massive hit “Heaven” which reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row. The single “Heaven” enjoyed Gold sales and the Album went Platinum in Canada as well, eventually selling over 3 million copies. The band toured the globe performing 262 shows in support of DRFSR and closed the year with a Platinum Home Video.

WARRANT’s sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990. This album, which spawned the MTV & Radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red,” all reached the Top 10 in the United States and went on to sell 3 million copies, reaching Platinum sales in Canada and Australia.. WARRANT has been headlining festivals, casinos and fairs all over the country. The band is fired up and tighter than every musically! These rockers can’t wait to play not only ALL the hits fans know & love, but also new tunes/videos like “Life’s A Song,” & “Home.” 

 

Personal video message from Warrant

 

                 

                                               
                   

 

Jeff will be performing at festival and Official After Party at Bourbon Street

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About Jeff Jacobs:  From Chicago, IL, Jeff toured the world with Foreigner for 17 years but may be best known as The Piano Man's, Piano Man during his time with Billy Joel. Jeff is the first thing you hear on both of Billy's two #1 hit records, "We Didn't Start the Fire" and "River of Dreams". Jeff  has also worked with with Julian Lennon and has performed  LIVE on the Tonight Show for the late great Johnny Carson and The Arsenio Hall Show.

 

For the majority of Jacobs’ 30 years in the industry, Baldwin has been his piano of choice. His first exposure to Baldwin came in the late 1980s shortly after he was asked to join Billy Joel’s band, where he ended up recording two albums, Stormfront and River of Dreams, and toured the world as Joel’s primary keyboard player.

 

The Jeff Jacobs Stormfront album was produced by Foreigner’s Mick Jones, who also noticed Jacob’s brilliant keyboard skills. By 1993, Jacobs had become a full-time member of Foreigner, and has since enjoyed great success as both a writer and producer for such artists as Julian Lennon, Laura Brannigan, Phil Ramone, Paul Simon, Wayne Baker Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Survivor, Dennis DeYoung, Sugar Blue, Twista, Heather Headley, Honeyboy Edwards, Pine Top Perkins and many more....

 

                 
                           

Interview by Eric Salas

                 
                                               

                                               
                   

www.Facebook.com/ChicagoSixBand 

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About Chicago 6: Former NFL Chicago Bear, and Hall of Famer, Dan Hampton has put the band back together.....Hampton is partnering with his former Super Bowl teammates Otis Wilson and Steve McMichael for a revival of the Chicago 6 - a band originally formed out of the free time created by the 1987 NFL strike. If you thought these guys rocked on the field, wait until you see them on stage!! Great music, inside stories about their days with the Bears, parodying of popular hit songs and more!!

 

                 
                                               

                                               
                   

Official After Party / Fest

     

About ASHES of EAGLES: This American ROCK BAND formed in Dallas, Texas, December 2012 by Guitarist Dpaul and comprising of Australian Front man Scott Lathwood, with Dallas Natives Steven G Knight on Bass and Mike Gray on Drums.

Following in the footsteps of iconic American Rock Bands such as Motley Crue, Foo Fighters and Shinedown isn't that easy. However, when you hear the emotion come pouring out of Vocalist Scott Lathwood, combined with the edgy riffs and epic guitar solo's of DPaul, it makes you realize that ASHES of EAGLES has that rare mixture of style, swagger and charisma that will make them stand out from the rest. Accompanied by a solid rhythm section, Steven G Knight creates the powerfully fat, bottom end of Ashes of Eagles, whilst Micheal Grey drives the band with his speed and power.

The band are perhaps best known for their live shows, which are typically loud, heavy and tight with a powerful energy and emotion, which has earned them support slots for several touring international bands, including Kiss, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Journey, Steve Miller Band, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI, Alient Ant Farm and Dokken.
 

www.AshesofEagles.com

www.twitter.com/AshesofEagles

 

For interviews please contact:

Tom Stokes

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Official After Party / Fest

 

 

 

About Atomicshift: Lead Vocals: Chris Roberts love for music was inspired by his grandfather. His music is fueled by a combination of life experiences, his talent for writing songs, and a charismatic stage presence.

Bass: Marcus “Bird” Burchyett has been playing bass since he was 12. He was taught to play bass and guitar by his dad who was a member of a local jazz/blues band and is also a sponsor of the band. Main influences are Metallica and Deftones.

Guitar: Aaron Maxwell has been playing guitar since he was 13. He is a self-taught musician, sings backup vocals, and a co-writer on several AtomicShift songs. His main influences are Avenged Sevenfold and Alice in Chains.

Drums: Aaron Shugart has been playing drums since he was 11. At 14, Aaron joined the Dallas School of Rock and remains a current member. His main influences are Deftones and Incubus.

 

www.twitter.com/AtomicShift

www.facebook.com/ATOMICSHIFTBAND

 

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Tom Stokes

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Dennis McKinnon - Host WeishFest 2015

Follow Dennis on Twitter @McKinnon85

www.BearlyActive.com

 

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About Dennis McKinnon: Dennis Lewis McKinnon (born August 22, 1961) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys.

 

McKinnon played college football at Florida State University and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Bears in 1983. He was the last undrafted free agent to score more than one touchdown for the Bears until Dane Sanzenbacher in 2011.[1] He won Super Bowl XX as a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears.

 

In his eight seasons, McKinnon caught 194 passes for 3,012 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also returned 129 punts for 1,191 yards and three touchdowns, and scored a rushing touchdown. He caught 31 passes for 555 yards and seven touchdowns during the Bears' championship season in 1985. His best season was in 1988, when he caught 45 passes for 704 yards and three touchdowns, while also returning 40 punts for 405 yards and a franchise record two touchdowns (this record was later surpassed by Devin Hester in the 2006 season). He went on to catch four passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 20-12 postseason win in a game known as the Fog Bowl.

At the time of his retirement, McKinnon's 1,191 punt return yards were the second highest-total in Chicago franchise history.

 

Dennis is the Host of Sports Plus Chicago on NBC Comcast Sports. A weekly Sports and Entertainment show filmed and broadcasted during Chicago Bears football season. www.SportsPlusChicago.com

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

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