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Identity Crisis

Downers Grove, IL | Established. Jan 01, 2006

Downers Grove, IL
Established on Jan, 2006
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"Good Turn Out For Mokena Concert Series"

“This is probably one of the best turnouts for the first concert of the season that I’ve seen,” Comissioner Dennis Bagdo said. - The Mokena Messenger

"Mokena Community Park District kicks off Summer Concert Series at Main Park"

Main Park was rocking and rolling Thursday, June 8, as Chicago area-based band Identity Crisis played a variety of music, including hits originally recorded by Dean Martin, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars and Stevie Wonder.

“They’re more of a modern band, but they play a little bit of everything,” said Rebecca Phetteplace, recreation supervisor of special events at the Mokena Community Park District. “In July, we’re having the Stingrays.”

Looking to provide children with activities to keep them moving, Phetteplace gave away Frisbees and jump ropes for them to play with.

“It’s just an enjoyable time,” she said. “It’s something families can come to.”

The free concert was a part of the park district’s annual Summer Concert Series, which features one live concert each month in June, July and August. The park district is hoping to have the band shell at Yunker Farm complete for other concerts this summer, said Mike Selep, executive director of the Mokena Community Park District. The band shell is only one of the many new park amenities opening this summer, he said.

“For the summer, we’re very excited because we have some brand-new amenities opening up,” he said. “… We’re excited to be able to serve the Mokena residents in a variety of ways.”

A new splash pad, expansions to The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center and a new dog park are among the other amenities opening this summer, he added.

Once the band shell opens, the park district is anticipating expanding its live music programs, possibly offering more than one concert per month during the summers, Phetteplace said.

“Hopefully, next year, we’ll be able to have more concerts because we’ll have the band shell,” Phetteplace said.

Commissioners Dennis Bagdon and Jeff Apel attended the Thursday concert. Both were enthusiastic about the park district’s plans for the summer.

“It’s going to be a great season for us,” Bagdon said.

“It’s going to be a great summer,” Apel added. “The Splash Pad is opening, [and] all of our facilities are ready to go.”

Bagdon noted that the season was off to a good start, as Thursday’s concert drew a nice-sized crowd.

“This is probably one of the best turnouts for the first concert of the season that I’ve seen,” he said.

Despite the fact that the band shell wasn’t ready, community members enjoyed the opportunity to spend time outside with their friends and family, listening to live music.

“We have three little ones, so we love the open atmosphere to bring them to come and play and spend time with neighbors and friends,” said Carrie Grabowski, a Mokena resident who attended the concert on Thursday with her husband, Chris Grabowski, and a group of friends and neighbors.

The family has attended several of the park district’s concerts during the past few summers, Carrie said.

“It’s fun for the summer, we do love it,” she added. “It’s really so nice that they do it.”

Kelly and Sean Rankin recently moved to Mokena, and they said they thought the free concert was a great opportunity to bring family and friends together to celebrate their son’s second birthday.

“It’s a fun idea,” said Kelly.

With a shoutout from the band on stage, Weston was enjoying his time outside, running around and playing with a dog. - The Mokena Messenger

"This band is awesome"

This band is awesome. They have an incredible range as to the song list. The sound is amazing. I would strongly suggest hiring this band for your next event - Jim H. From Chicago

"They're A More Modern Band"

“They’re more of a modern band, but they play a little bit of everything,” said Rebecca Phetteplace, recreation supervisor of special events at the Mokena Community Park District. - The Mokena Messenger

"Identity Crisis at Nickapalooza"

Stacy Cummings, with the band Identity Crisis, plays a song Saturday, May 21, during Nick-A-Palooza in Lockport, against an image of Nick Kot, who died as a result of a traumatic - See more at: - Lockport Legend

"Nick-A-Palooza Continues To Have Support"

Stacy Cummings, with the band Identity Crisis, plays a song Saturday, May 21, during Nick-A-Palooza in Lockport, against an image of Nick Kot, who died as a result of a traumatic brain injury in 2003. - Homer Hroizon

"Identity Crisis @ The Kansas State Fair 100 Year Anniversary 2013"

3:30pm Identity Crisis
Rock & Roll Gazebo-Gottschalk Park

6:30pm Identity Crisis - Lake Talbott
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"23rd Annual Lemont Heritage Fest Set For Saturday"

Over at the Main Stage, a number of talented musical acts will be playing from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Main Stage schedule is as follows:

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Two for the Road
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Peacefreak
9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Identity Crisis - Lemont Patch

"Heritage Fest Offers Affordable Entertainment"

"In years past, we've been able to cover the entire cost of the festivals through sponsorship," Pecina said "This Year we're a little bit short of that."

Heritage Fest Entertainment Lineup
Main Stage Attractions
Two For The Road, 4-6PM
Peace freak, 6:30-8:30PM
Identity Crisis, 9-11PM -

"Thousands Turn Out For Fall On the Green 2012"

Thousands of local residents swarmed to 95th Street and Cook Avenue for the first two days of Oak Lawn’s 17th annual Fall On the Green, lured by the smell of roasted corn and the sound of retro cover bands.

The Budweiser Beer Tent was jam packed for Rolling Stones’ tribute band Tumbling Dice for the fall frolic's Friday night opening of the three-day fest.
While teens may not have cared for some of the retro 70s and 80s tribute bands that their parents and grandparents were boogeying to, there were plenty of activities for the "yewts."

The most popular teen attraction is the water ball pond, new this year at Fall On the Green. Teens crawled into deflated plastic bubbles as wranglers pumped them full of air with leaf blowers. After the bubbles were inflated, the kids inside walked up a ramp poolised and rolled into the water.
I went back for a second ear of roasted Iowa sweet corn on Saturday at the Oak Lawn Rotary Corn booth located in the Food Court. I plan to go back for more corn on Sunday. The large, generous ears from the Hawkeye state were roasted to perfection on a rotisserie and then gently swirled in melted butter.

Dr. Michael Riordan, superintendent/principal of and Rotary master corn roaster, said there almost wasn’t a corn booth this year because of the drought. Didier Farms hustled up just enough ears for Fall On the Green.

Riordan and fellow Rotarian Dennis Evashenk demonstrated their master corn roasting technique for Patch.

The Rotary Corn Booth is conveniently located next to the food booth, which was selling a wicked pulled pork sandwich slathered with barbecue sauce and covered in deep fried onions and coleslaw.

The rain held off until after Saturday night’s fireworks show following Journey tribute band Infinity’s concert. The 'work's were shot off from the old Beatty Lumber Yard at 52nd Avenue and 96th Street, sending the neighborhood's possum population running for their lives.

There is one more day left to enjoy Fall On the Green. So stop commenting on Oak Lawn Patch and get down to the Village Green. The fest runs from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today (Sunday). Admission, rides and entertainment are free, but you have to pay for the games (which are offering family deals), food and beer.

P.S. There are plenty of big screen TVs to watch the Sox and Bears.

Sunday’s band lineup:

Identity Crisis noon-2 p.m. Beer Garden (Rock Covers)
The Dancing Noodles 2-4:30 p.m. Main Stage (Rock & Soul)
Slippery When Wet 4:30-7 p.m. Beer Garden (Bon Jovi Tribute)
Tramps Like Us 7-9:30 p.m. Main Stage (Springsteen Tribute) - Oak Lawn Patch

"Redheads to Embrace their Uniqueness at Redhead Days Saturday & Sunday in Highwood"

Saturday & Sunday Live music all day from School of Rock, Identity Crisis (June 10 from 7-9 p.m.)sponsored by LKA Vapes, John Zamojcin (June 10 from 4-7 p.m.) and Jeanne Tanner (June 11 from noon-3 p.m.) sponsored by Redhead Piano Bar -

"It Was Weston's Birthday"

Kelly Rankin - With a shoutout from the band on stage, Weston was enjoying his time outside, running around and playing with a dog. - The Mokena Messenger

"'Redhead Days' Return To Highwood"

Live music all day Saturday and Sunday from School of Rock, Jeanne Tanner (June 11 from 12-3pm), John Zamojcin (June 10 from 4-7 pm) and headliners Identity Crisis (June 10 from 7-9pm) and more. - Highland Park Patch

"Identity Crisis Is The Name"

The interesting thing about Identity Crisis is the name...after seeing the band, I get it now!!! - Tristan Hari

"Love This Band"

Love this band and the lead singer is fabulously amazing! � - Jackie Tuhn Greer

"WSBA Gathering on the Green is Friday, June 21"

The Western Springs Business Association will host the 19th annual picnic, fun fair and music festival Friday, June 21 at the Tower Green in Western Springs.

The festival runs 5 to 10 p.m., with entertainment on tap including the Walsher Clemons Band from 5 until 6:20 p.m., an introduction of scholarship winners from 6:20 to 6:35 p.m., a Frankie Ace Comedy Magic Show from 7:20 to 8 p.m. and Identity Crisis capping off the night from 8 to 10 p.m.

Unlimited activity bracelets are $10 each, and are available at Casey's Market, the Community Bank of Western Springs and Heartland Bank of Western Springs. - Western Springs Patch

"Out & About @ Bobby McGee's Crest Hill"

We made it into Wassup Magazine in 2009. - Whassup Magazine

"Fall on the Green Survival Guide: An Events Schedule of What’s Happening When -- NEW INFORMATION"

Oak Lawn’s premiere festival event -- Fall on the Green 2011 -- takes place this weekend on the Village Green located at 95th Street and Cook Avenue on Sept. 9, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11. Admission and rides are free!

Patch will be popping in and posting photos and updates throughout the weekend, so check back often.

We’ve got your including the band lineup, kids bathtub races and other tips to make Fall on the Green 2011 enjoyable this year.

The Rundown
Times: 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 9; 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 10; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11.

Parking/shuttle bus: Parking is available at the Oak Lawn Metra Station parking tower at 95th Street and Museum Drive. A free shuttle bus courtesy of the Village of Oak Lawn will leave every quarter hour beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Board the bus next to the train station parking tower.

Food: Bring your appetite to Fall on the Green’s Food Court featuring a wide selection of food fare including hamburgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage, Italian Beef, Polish sausage, pizza, Chinese specialties, boneless rib sandwiches, gyros, shish kabobs, ice cream and desserts. What fest would be complete without cotton candy, nachos, corndogs and elephant ears. Soft drinks are also available.
Adult beverages: Stop by the Beer Garden tent for your favorite domestic and imported beers, wine and the infamous Mai Tai Bar. Live music is also available in the Beer Garden Tent.

Arts and Crafts: Get in some early holiday shopping at the Fall on the Green Arts and Crafts Show held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring some of the finest Midwestern crafters and artisans.
Children’s Activities: Kids won’t get bored when the see the array of children’s activities, including games, inflatable rides, face painting, a tattoo parlor, and everyone’s favorite – THE BATHTUB RACES! There is also a teen tent featuring a climbing wall, bungee run, giant Twister game and base. The bathtub races are actually a ride where three kids can race in a tub. No Registration, no entry fee, and no sideline betting! The bathrub races run for the duration of the fest.

Business tent: Learn why it’s best to shop in Oak Lawn by visiting the Business Tent featuring many the village’s vibrant small businesses and other fine area vendors.

Entertainment: The music is non-stop on Fall on the Green’s three stages at the Beer Garden, Gazebo and Main Stage. There is a genre for every musical taste in your family, from alternative rock and the classic oldies to marching bands and the Rat Pack.
Fall on the Green Band Line-Up


The World of Kevin (rock): Beer Garden, 6-7:30 p.m.
Hey Jimmy (party covers): Main Stage, 7:30-10 p.m.
The Hat Guys (groove/dance): Beer Garden, 9:30-Midnight


Richards High School Marching Band: Main Stage, 1-1:30 p.m.
Oak Lawn Community High School Marching Band: Main Stage, 2-2:30 p.m.
The Opinions (alternative pop/rock): Beer Garden, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Those in Glass Houses (alternative rock): Gazebo, 2:30-5 p.m.
Identity Crisis (rock): Beer Garden, 5-7 p.m.
The Walk-Ins (pop/rock): Main Stage, 7:30-10 p.m.
Dick Diamond & the Dusters (1970s’ and 1980s): Beer Garden, 10 p.m. – Midnight


Chicago Rat Pack (swing): Main Stage, Noon-2 p.m.
The Bolts (rock cover): Gazebo, 2:30-5 p.m.
The Chancey Brothers (Irish pub): Beer Garden, 2-2:20 p.m.
Chicago Tribute Anthology (classic rock): Main Stage, 3:30-5:45 p.m.
Dash Red (alternative rock): Beer Garden, 6-8:30 p.m. - Oak Lawn Patch

"Rockin' the Night Away at The Rockin' Horse Saloon and Grill with Wavelength and Identity Crisis"

Identity Crisis will have you dancing to all the hits- from slow R&B to modern pop, classic country, hard rock, disco, and Motown, they play it all!
This New Year's Eve at The Rockin' Horse Saloon & Grill will be a rockin' good time! - Mokena Patch

"Free Movies & Concerts in the Park"

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Featuring: Identity Crisis
Identity Crisis has been playing in the Chicagoland area since 2007 and play all genres from the 40's through today... Pop, Rock, Disco, Funk, Country, Swing, Crooner, Ska, R&B, Blues, Caribbean, Latin Crossover... anything you can dance to! - Mokena Patch



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Identity Crisis has played many bars, festivals, fairs, private parties, fund raisers & benefits. We would love to play your event!

As a dance music cover band, Identity Crisis brings you tons of music that you don't normally hear a band play, sending kids through adults in their 90s to the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG!

With dance hits that are on the radio today & dance hits from the past, everyone in the crowd will be on their feet. We have all kinds of unusual twists & turns with our music medleys that you don't normally get from a cover band.

Give us some people & we will absolutely put them on the dance floor! We are known for causing them to have a lot more fun than they thought they were going to have & it makes them all want to come back for more! 

From unplanned conga lines, sudden bouts of country line dancing, disco moves from the 70s & your good old fashioned dances right from Footloose, we serve them up those good vibrations like hot cakes on the all you can eat special.

Put us on your stage & see what we can do! We are up for hire for any event you might be planning, from a simple bar gig to a fest or wedding.

Shoot us a message or give us a call to discuss a booking.

Lisa: 630-768-8939

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