Music Legend Dionne Warwick To Perform Outdoor Concert In Downtown Aurora, Friday, August 1
The New 411 by Raymond Ward
The one…the only…Dionne Warwick, a six-time Grammy Award-winning music superstar and legendary cornerstone of American pop culture and music, will perform Friday, August 16 at downtown Aurora’s Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 general admission and $35-$50 reserved seating, with VIP packages from $164-$269. For tickets and information, visit riveredgeaurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by RiverEdge’s satellite box office, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday–Saturday. Tickets will also be sold on-site. Fees not included.
RiverEdge Park is located at 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, right across the street from Metra’s Aurora Transportation Center. At this event, there will be reserved seating sections in front of the stage and a general admission area behind. Bag chairs are allowed in the general admission area. Blankets are also allowed on the lawn only.
The official radio station for Dionne Warwick is 87.7 MeTV. The RiverEdge Park 2019 Season is sponsored by Dunham Fund, Superior Beverage and City of Aurora. Park sponsor is Hollywood Casino Aurora.
About Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick was discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1961, and went on to record 18 consecutive Top 100 singles including “Don’t Make Me Over,” Walk on By,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Déjà Vu” and “Heartbreaker,” among countless others. She received her first Grammy in 1968 for “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” Warwick became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. She has earned more than 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records.
In 1985, she participated in the recording of “That’s What Friends Are For,” which became a number-one hit worldwide and raised awareness and major funds for AIDS research. Warwick also participated in the all-star charity single, “We Are the World” and performed at “Live Aid.” She continues to support many other causes such as The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, world hunger, disaster relief and music education.
Warwick has been honored by AMFAR, the Desert AIDS Project, and Clive Davis at his pre-Grammy party. She was also inducted into The Grammy Museum where a special 50th Anniversary career exhibit was unveiled. Most recently, Warwick released a star-studded duets album entitled, “Feels So Good,” featuring collaborations with some of today’s greatest artists. She was the recipient of the coveted and prestigious 2017 Marian Anderson Award for her career accomplishments and philanthropy. She was honored in a 2018 PBS television special, “Then Came You,” was named 2019 Ambassador to the Smithsonian Institute’s Year in Music and is a 2019 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.