Wings Rockshow Artshow – Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Wings over America

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Background:

May 31 – June 2nd, 1976, Paul McCartney introduced Chicago to his band Wings with three sold-out shows in Chicago Stadium. This historic tour featuring state-of-the-art sound and a cutting edge laser show marked the only time Wings performed in the Windy City. The tour resulted in a live triple album entitled Wings over America, a top 10 single (Maybe I'm Amazed), a Wings Over the World TV Special and a film entitled "Rockshow".

Event Details:

94.7 WLS and Bettenhausen Automotive present The Wings Over America 40th Anniversary Rockshow Artshow! The show will feature signed artwork from Paul McCartney, Photographs from Linda McCartney and a special appearance by Wings guitarist Denny Laine!

Denny Laine will make a special live appearance at the show to meet and greet fans and introduce his new work!

Location:

Bettenhausen Dodge Ram Tinley Park
8355 W 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Schedule:

Saturday, May 14 (Show Hours: 10a - 6p)

10a - 12p

The WLS Morning Show: Brant Miller /Kim Berk /Marti Jones

12p - 2p

Greg Brown will provide commentary to "Rockshow". In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary "Wings over America" triple live album and the concert film "Rockshow". This is Paul McCartney and Wings live on stage in a concert that is destined to live forever!

2p - 4p

Robert Murphy

Sunday, May 15 (Show Hours: 11a - 4p)

12p - 2p

Dick Biondi

Throughout the weekend, Bettenhausen Dodge Ram will have a BBQ and/or Food Truck on-site for attendees to enjoy. Make sure to bring the kids – this is will be a fun filled day for the whole family. There will be a caricature artist, and balloon and face painting. The showroom will be transformed into a Nostalgia Showroom – complete with older cars next to their current day model. Make sure to check out an original Dodge Brothers car in the showroom!

There will be something for everyone! Don't miss your chance to own a Wings Over America 40th Anniversary Rockshow Artshow commemorative poster! The poster will be on-sale throughout the weekend with the opportunity to have Denny Laine sign it.

Epson will donate $1 for every commemorative poster purchased during the Wings Rockshow Artshow event to benefit WINGS!

Interview

About WINGS:

The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education, and advocacy to end domestic violence and homelessness, one family at a time. WINGS as an agency envisions a society in which every domestic violence survivor has a voice and the resources to break the cycle of domestic violence. The agency now has 18 transitional homes, 8 permanent supportive housing units, and two shelters – WINGS Metro in Chicago and the Safe House, located in the northwest suburbs. WINGS houses 239 people each and every night of the year.

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