Sister Hazel, described as an alternative rock band, uses upbeat lyrics and highly melodic tunes to create their signature mix of Southern pop hooks and country rock harmonies. The band’s instrumentation often features abrupt shifts among electric, acoustic and a cappella as heard in the smash single “All For You”.
The debut of “Release” in 2009 reached the band’s highest ever spot (#37) on the Billboard Album Charts, topping even their 1997 platinum disc “Somewhere More Familiar”.
The group’s 8th full-length collaboration, “Heartland Highway” (Oct. 2010) reflects a rootsy journey for both the band and the listeners. The album ebbs and flows between rockin’ tracks; “Great Escape” and “She’s Got A Hold On Me” and more poignant numbers “Far Away” and “Saddest Song” and can be best described as American road trip music.
Look for Sister Hazel’s characteristic blend of folk rock, pop, classic rock’n’roll and southern rock at the Last Fling Main Stage, located at the base of Rotary Hill near Naperville's famed Riverwalk, on Saturday, September 3rd. Sister Hazel will perform 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Poi Dog Pondering will play from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Gin Blossoms will play the headlining time slot from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Main Stage entertainment tickets good for all bands playing on Saturday are available for purchase for $15.00 each online at http://finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/x53584.xml and at local ticket sale locations. Please visit the official event website at www.lastfling.org for additional information.
The Naperville Jaycees is a not-for-profit service organization with more than 200 young persons dedicated to provide Naperville area residents with the opportunity to better themselves and grow personally and professionally while giving back to the community through community service and fundraising efforts. Annual events include, Mardi Gras Fundraising Ball, Santa Train, Loaves and Fishes Food Baskets, and countless other worthwhile projects that positively impact the community. The group also organizes and staffs The Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations and hundreds of volunteers. Proceeds from the Last Fling are given to nonprofit organizations in the community and throughout DuPage County. Over the past two decades, the Naperville Jaycees raised and donated more than two million dollars to various organizations in the Naperville community. Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Judd Kendall VFW located at 908 West Jackson Avenue in Naperville. Please call the chapter’s hotline at 630-961-9375 or visit their website at www.naperjaycees.org for more details.
Nicki Rebottaro; Naperville Jaycees Last Fling Public Relations