ATTENDEES OF FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY NOT ONLY GET A PREVIEW OF THE NATION'S LARGEST AUTO SHOW AND ARE TREATED TO CHAMPAGNE, WINE, SOFT DRINKS, ELEGANT HORS D’OEUVRES AND DESSERTS, BUT THEY ARE WOOED BY AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF PERFORMERS AS THEY STROLL THE SHOW FLOOR. BELOW IS A LISTING OF THE TALENT SCHEDULED TO PERFORM THIS YEAR.
Chicago 6 - Chevrolet Dealers' Display - South Hall
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."
THE FOUR C NOTES - Ford Display - South Hall
Pioneered and headlined by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago's long running production of the Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS, THE FOUR C NOTES are the Midwest’s only tribute act dedicated to recreating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
The tribute sings all of your favorite hits, including: "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like A Man", "Workin' My Way Back To You, (Babe)", "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You", "Let's Hang On" and many, many, more!
Four microphones, four guys in slick suits, smart choreography, and Mr. Coppola's legacy with The Four Seasons catalogue give THE FOUR C NOTES an authenticity to their performance that similar tribute groups simply cannot match...ANYWHERE!
7th HEAVEN - GMC DISPLAY - North Hall
7th heaven is an experience you just have to see and hear! 7th heaven has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts three times in the past three years. The band has been heard on over 7 radio stations in Chicagoland with their hits “Stoplight”, "Better This Way" and "Sing". Also known for the famous "30 Songs in 30 Minutes" medley of songs from the 70's and 80's, 7th heaven has been an entertainment staple for 30 years. Playing over 250 shows a year, with an average of 100 outdoor events, 7th heaven has earned the right to say ..."We've seen a million faces and rocked them all!"