Corvid enthusiasts should flock to see Counting Crows at the First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, in Chicago September 12, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!
What NBA star sings the Counting Crows song, “Mr. Jones” to hisself while shooting free throws? The Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitski, of course! The California band formed in the 90s and hasn’t looked back.
“It washes her away and Anna begins to change her mind.” From “Anna Changes.” Oh yeah.
Adam Duritz, David Bryson, Charley Gillingham, Dan Vickrey, David Immergluck, Jim Bogios and Millard Powers began acoustic band life in San Francisco night clubs. They filled in for an ailing Van Morrison at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show in 1993 and caught the attention of the legendary The Band member Robbie Robertson.
Counting Crows’ first album “August and Everything,” sold twenty million albums worldwide. Its early music was heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, The Band, Mike and the Mechanics and Van Morrison.
First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island is located at 1300 South Lynn White Drive just east of Chicago’s Loop. For tickets go online to www.firstmeritbank.net and follow the prompts.
Make your Counting Crows experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.