Saturday, June 22, 2024

Connect with us:

Mark your calendars: Fox Pointe 2019 events

by Jennifer Yos

LANSING, Ill. (April 10, 2019) – No need to drive into the city this summer—Lansing’s premier venue, Fox Pointe, presents a 2019 concert and festival lineup that offers a variety of food, drink, music, and entertainment options.

Wednesday Concert Series

All programs in the Wednesday Concert Series are free admission. Concerts are scheduled from 7:00–9:30pm on the following Wednesdays.

May 29: Hairbangers Ball

Ttribute band recreating 1980s rock concert music from bands like Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and Poison

June 5: Final Say

Chicago band covering the latest Top 40 hits and classics that are sure to bring an audience to their feet

June 12: RockZilla

Fox Pointe Director Tony Troncozo’s classic hard rock cover band, featuring Troncozo on lead vocals and guitar

June 19: The Original Hazzard County Band

Midwest country band covering music of Jim Reeves, Merle Haggard, Jimmy Buffet, and more; Nelson Wynn on pedal steel guitar and vocals

June 26: Unity

Award-winning original reggae band playing old roots, rock, and reggae favorites along with original music blending roots, rock, blues, funk, and reggae

July 10: Crawpuppies

Northwest Indiana pop rock band covering bands like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, the Stones, U2, Counting Crows, Gin Blossoms, Poi Dog Pondering, and “everyone else who makes good music”

July 17: Mike and Joe

Modern rock cover band playing music mostly from the 90s through today, covering bands/artists like Blink 182, Maroon 5, U2, Fallout Boy, Justin Timberlake, Third Eye Blind, Mumford and Sons, Sublime, Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, Train, Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, The Eagles, Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, Foo Fighters, Florida Georgia Line, OAR, The Cure, Pearl Jam, and more

July 24: Dick Diamond & the Dusters

Retro tribute/novelty stage show band playing cover songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and every decade thereafter

July 31: Cadillac Groove

Chicago band covering Southern Rock, Blues, Funk, R&B, Soul, and more

Bonus event: TUESDAY, August 6, 5:00-8:00pm

National Night Out—a Lansing Police Department-sponsored event with fun family activities to foster partnership connections between the Lansing Police Department and the community; hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snow cones will be served; entertainment includes magic shows, emergency vehicles on display, and music (free admission; open to the public)

August 7: Latin Satin Soul

Chicago and Northwest Indiana Latin cover band playing music of Latin artists like Marc Anthony, Santana, Jay Perez, and Selena, as well as R&B, Jazz, Classic Rock, and Soul

August 14: Cowboy Jukebox

Chicago’s five-piece country rock party band, playing country’s top 40ss through the decades as well as some Pop Billboard hits of the 90s and 2000s

August 21: Spoken Four

Chicago band with DJ-style medleys of cover songs from the 50s to today’s Top 40 hits that get everyone up and dancing

August 28: Gone 2 Paradise

Tribute band delivering the ultimate Jimmy Buffett “Parrothead” experience

Weekend events

Saturday/Sunday, July 20–21

“Blues, Brews and BBQs” Blues Fest—featuring accomplished Blues musicians (listed below), craft beers, and a variety of local barbecue joint offerings (free admission)

  • Ronnie Baker Brooks (Saturday headliner)—respected Chicago blues and soul guitarist, singer, and songwriter, who has performed on stage with his legendary blues musician father Lonnie Brooks and has four albums: Golddigger, Take Me Witcha, and The Torch with Watchdog Records, and a 2017 released album, Times Have Changed, with Provogue
  • Stoney Curtis Band (Saturday)—classic electric blues rock trio heavily influenced by 60s/70s psychedelia, featuring lead singer Stoney Curtis on strat
  • Steepwater Band (Sunday headliner)—blues rock band formed in Chicago in 1998, with influences from early British blues, delta blues, Psychedelia, Americana, Jazz, and 50s rock-n-roll
  • Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Mama (Sunday)—high energy electric blues and rock-n-roll band featuring saxophone, bass, drums backing Jimmy’s electrifying guitar play

Saturday, July 27, 3:00–11:00pm

Lansing Lions Fest—a Lansing Lions Club-sponsored event celebrating 82 years of community service with food and craft vendors, children’s bouncy house, and music from Little Giant, a 1960s pop, rock-n-roll, and British Invasion cover band (on stage from 7:00–10:30pm)

Friday/Saturday, August 9–10

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration—a Lansing Public Library-sponsored event featuring live 60s music and groovy merchandising to create a throwback vibe of the epic 1969 Woodstock concert

Friday–Sunday, October 11–13

Autumn Fest—a LACE-sponsored three-day fall festival featuring food vendors, children’s activities, a Market Place, military tribute, beer garden, and live stage entertainment

Fox Pointe Director Tony Troncozo is currently developing a Fox Pointe website which will detail these and additional upcoming concerts and events. For more information or inquiries, contact Tony Troncozo at Lansing’s Municipal Center: 708-895-7200.

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois.

Jennifer Yos
Jennifer Yos
Jennifer Yos grew up on Walter Street in Lansing with nine siblings. She attended St. Ann’s School and T.F. South, and she earned a BA in the Teaching of English from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Francis, Joliet. For 34 years she taught English, as well as Creative Writing and Drama, at Lincoln-Way High School. She dabbled in freelance journalism for the Joliet Herald News Living section. Now retired, Jennifer appreciates the opportunity to write for The Lansing Journal and is uplifted by the variety of positive people she has already met who are making a difference in Lansing.


  1. Thank you for the hard work to schedule events for the first season! Next year, I’d love for the concert line up to include classical music, Broadway tunes, and Christian music. It seems like there’s repetition of the same style of music.

  2. For fall fest you should get
    Echoes of Pompeii for saturday night show you and all guests will love them

Comments are closed.