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When the band played its first show, on Dec. 10, 1987, the Chicago 6 consisted of three Bears — Dan Hampton, Walter Payton and Dave Duerson — and three Chicago Blackhawks - Troy Murray, Gary Nylund and Curt Fraser.

Hampton played bass, Payton was on drums, Fraser and Nylund played guitar, Duerson played horns and Murray was on saxophone. They shared singing duties and covered a number of different rock artists. The band played on and off during the offseason for the next couple of years, during which time Wilson replaced Murray on sax.

These days, Hampton recruits former Bears Otis Wilson and Steve McMichael, along with four other musicians to make a seven-piece band. Hampton said audience members can expect Wilson to sing some Motown hits from the Temptations and Smokey Robinson, and McMichael to sing some Hank Williams Jr. and ZZ Top songs. Hampton said he'll be singing some Eddie Money and John Mellencamp tunes.

"I’ve never met an athlete that didn't want to be a rock star or a movie star," Hampton said. "And I’ve never met a movie star that didn’t want to be an athlete. We’re going to have fun and we’ll be prepared and have a lot of good music."

Haley Reinhart - Ford Display

Haley-Reinhart-500Haley Reinhart, 23, is a singer/songwriter who's debut album, "Listen Up!" was released on Interscope Records & 19 Recordings. Reinhart grew up in Chicagoland, born into a world of music. Singing at the young age of seven, she began to take the stage alongside her parents and their band of 30 years called, "Midnight." Growing up watching her folks, she became heavily influenced by rock 'n' roll, funk, pop, jazz, and the blues. She hit the big stage with her High School Jazz Band when they toured across Europe performing at both Montreaux & Umbria Jazz Festivals. Reinhart continued to study jazz in college as she formed many bands & side collaborations. In 2011, she landed herself the third place title on Season 10 of American Idol. Since then, she has toured the U.S. and abroad; singing and partaking in many song writing camps around the globe. She has reached many different listeners playing in festivals such as Lollapalooza, Sonic Bloom, and NOLA's Jazz Fest. Reinhart has made a mark performing with acts like Tony Bennett at Nokia Theatre, Slash at the MGM Grand, David Foster for Celebrity Fight Night, to Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. She is currently working on her sophomore album and releasing a single and music video for new song, "Show Me Your Moves."

Andra Day - LEXUS Display

Andra-Day-400Take one look at Andra Day, with her saucy rockabilly-inspired look (she routinely rocks a bouffant and red-stained lip) and you know you’re in the presence of a unique individual. The San Diego-bred singer and songwriter’s eye-catching personal style complements her brassy, yet alluring voice, as well as her music, which is both groovy and bluesy. “I call it retro-pop-soul,” she says. “It’s a blend of jazz, soul, doo-wop, plus a little bit of rock, and a little bit of hip-hop on the underbelly.”

Marc Scibilia - Jeep Display

Marc Scibilia is an American singer-songwriter based in East Nashville, Tennessee. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. His self-titled EP released in 2012 included the song “How Bad We Need Each Other” which was featured in the hit television series Bones and also featured on MTV’s reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The song climbed to the #1 spot on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Another single, “Something Good in This World”, was also featured on Bones early in 2013. Marc has performed at the MTV O Music Awards and recorded a featured session for Spotify.


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