You know the songs, but you haven't heard them covered like this before. Second Time Around, Chicagoland's premiere classic rock cover band, meticulously recreates songs in ways other bands can't touch, from the splendid three-part harmonies of Yes, Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, the pitch-perfect guitar solos of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Joe Wash, the rumbling organ solos of Boston and Deep Purple, to the blazing harmonica of The Doobie Brothers, The Rolling Stones and The Pretenders. Made up of some of the nicest and most easy-going musicians you'll ever find, Second Time Around has been thrilling audiences for over a decade and never tire of seeing jaws drop during the dueling guitar solos at the end of "Hotel California," the howling vocals of "Gimme Shelter" or the stunning intro of "I've Seen All Good People."


Previous events


Kevin "Big Kat" Kriston Foundation Fundraiser

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Underpass Restaurant & Lounge (outdoor event)), 9400 Grand Ave., Franklin Park

Please join Second Time Around at the 2nd Annual Kevin 'Big Kat" Kriston Fundraiser on August 6th where there will be live, classic rock music, raffles, food, and drinks at the Underpass Restaurant and Lounge in Franklin Park. Funds raised from this event will go toward student scholarships to assist with further education and support programs at East Leyden and Hester Jr. High School. Kevin 'Big Kat' Kriston Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS. Come out and support a good cause. We look forward to seeing you all there! Thank you.

Concert in the Park

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Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods

Enjoy a sweet summer night with good friends and great music.Held at Community Park (unless otherwise noted) from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Summer concerts are FREE to everyone. Bring a chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy great 70s classic rock music by Second Time Around. Food vendors are on-site during the concert.


Hickory Hills Concert in the Park

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Kasey Meadow Park, 8047 W. 91st Place, Hickory Hills

Please join us: Tuesday evening concert in the park! Kasey Meadow Park, Hickory Hills.
Bring a chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy 70s classic rock music brought to you by cover band, Second Time Around. Concessions will be available at all concerts.


Sunday Afternoon Concert

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Cantigny Park , 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

If daytime concerts are your thing join Second Time Around for this Sunday afternoon concert at 3 pm. Always fun, always entertaining and always free. Concert to be held in the band shell. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dancing is encouraged.


Arlington Heights Irish Fest

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Arlington Heights Historical Museum Grounds, Euclid and Vail St., Arlington Heights

The Annual Celebration of Celtic Pride in Arlington Heights! You know how the Irish love a great party!

Irish Fest is sponsored by the Arlington Heights Museum on July 19th Admission: $5 adults; children under 15 yrs. free

A day of Irish Dancing, Heritage, Fun, Food and Classic Rock Music by, Second Time Around!

Food for purchase beverages for purchase including: Guinness, Harp, Half & Half, Miller Light, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Red and White Wine selection.

For more details please visit


Concert in the Park-Citizens Park-Barrington

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Citizens Park- Barrington, 511 Lake Zurich Rd. (off of Northwest Highway), Barrington

Concert in the Park with classic rock cover band, Second Time Around We'll be playing your favorite Classic Rock music from 7:00-8:30 PM at Citizens Park (off Northwest Hwy. and Lake Zurich Rd.), Barrington.

FOOD SALES BY LOCAL VENDORS or bring your own blanket or chair to this Ravinia style concert. Free Popcorn! See you there.

Barrington Brew Fest

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Downtown Barrington next to Metra Station, 201 S. Spring St., Barringrton

Sampling of over 40+ craft beers - 20 sample tickets * Bean Bag (Baggo) Contest * * 50/50 Raffle * * Food available for purchase*


Proceeds from the Barrington Brew Fest support the Barrington Area Council on Aging

13th Annual-Barrington Brew Fest; Saturday, July 9, 2016 - rain or shine;

General Admission: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM;

VIP Admission at 2:30 PM;

Downtown Barrington in the North lot of the Metra Train Station

Frontier Days Festival

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Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St., Arlington Heights

Free admission. The annual festival presented by Frontier Days, Inc. traditionally held over the 4th of July holiday in Arlington Heights, Illinois takes place in Recreation Park, attracts top name and local musical acts to the multi-day festival to play on multiple stages. The festival also includes food, beverage, carnival rides, family and sporting activities as well as an enormous 4th of July Parade the center on town at 10am.

Tower Lakes 4th of July Traditions

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Tower Lakes 4th of July Traditions, 400 North Route 59, Tower Lakes Barrington

Tower Lakes 4th of July Traditions

The highlight of summer in Tower Lakes is the Fourth of July celebration. Little has changed in over 80 years, including the neighborhood parade and other simple traditions that could be right out of a Norman Rockwell scene. Second Time Around is thrilled to be a part of this free, community event and will be performing classic rock music from the 60s through the 80s, from 7:00-10:00 PM. This event is located at the lake in Tower Lakes. Bring your chairs and sit back and listen to the music. Beer, wine and a variety of foods items will be available for purchase.


Oak Park Summer Concert Series

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Scoville Park, 800 W. Lake St., Oak Park

Bring a blanket, chair and your favorite picnic dinner and enjoy the 70s classic rock music of Second Time Around at this free concert!

Second Time Around@Sounds of Summer

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Harmony Park, Vail Ave. and Campbell St., Arlington Heights

Second Time Around will be performing classic rock music from the 60s, 70s and 80s on June 9th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the 2016 Sounds of Summer Concert Series.
Located at Vail Ave. & Campbell St. in Downtown Arlington Heights, this ever popular, outdoor venue is the perfect place to enjoy a summer evening of entertainment. Bring a blanket or chair and sit back and enjoy as Second Time Around covers hits by Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Bros., Yes, Boston, The Eagles, Styx, the Rolling Stones and more.

Grab dinner before or after the show at one of the many local restaurants.

Concerts may be cancelled due to inclement weather.