REO Speedwagon will take the stage at Fremont Street Experience for a free performance on Saturday, March 8 at 9 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage. The iconic rock band will rev up crowds during the 11th Annual RaceJam with iconic songs including: “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It On the Run,” “Keep on Loving You,” “Roll with the Changes” and more.
The concert is part of the 11th Annual RaceJam 2014 is a three-day event celebrating all the NASCAR action taking place with NASCAR merchandise booths and free nightly entertainment taking place Thursday, March 6 – Sunday, March 9.
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has rocked to the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of gold and platinum records. The group’s nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot. Thirty–plus years later, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying concert audiences across the nation.
Live at Moondance Jam – the band’s hit-filled performance from the country’s premier classic rock festival, was released in both a Blu-ray and a deluxe edition (containing a CD and DVD in a glossy digipak) on November 19, 2013. In December, REO unveiled the band’s “Great Chicago Fire Hydrant” as part of a citywide Chicago public art installation project to benefit the 100 Club Chicago.
Recently, REO Speedwagon and STYX announced that Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need —a benefit concert to raise funds for central Illinois communities that were affected by the devastating tornadoes– raised in excess of $400,000.
All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located at Carson and 4th Street. RaceJam weekend at Fremont Street Experience is sponsored in part by Crown Royal.