When Ballydoyle in Downers Grove isn't putting on its own rockin' lineup of live entertainment, it opens its doors to local youth flexing their rock chops. This weekend brings one such concert starring students from the town's Rock Academy.
"Hooray for Hollywood" begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Ballydoyle Pub, 5157 Main St. It will pay tribute to great rock and roll soundtracks used in film.
You'll hear favorites from such movies as "Easy Rider," "Shrek 2, "Breakfast Club," "Caddyshack" and "Ghostbusters," as well as music from Paramore, Green Day, Neil Young and Imagine Dragons, note organizers. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.
Annalin & Mirabella Unplugged
Back at the Rock Academy, a concert will feature Annalin & Mirabella Unplugged at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27. It's set in Big Al's Rock Academy Lounge, 417 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove.
"Our Rock Academy Lounge series continues this week with a special performance from two of our brightest up-and-coming rockstars, Mirabella Mingey and Annalin Scarpelli," states the academy.
They will make their debut with special guests. Seating is limited.
To learn more, visit www.rockacademyonline.com.
Ballydoyle's regular lineup
The concerts previewed below start at 9 p.m.; for more information, call the pub at 630-969-0600 or visit ballydoylepub.com.
Thursday, July 25: Songwriter’s Showcase – See the best songwriters in Chicago area
Friday, July 26: Word To Your Mother – Relive the glory that was, is, and will always be the 1990s
Saturday, July 27:– Vinyl Answer – Presenting your favorite classic tunes with a killer horn section