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Release Date: 8/30/2017
Contact: Sue Bennett; Chief of Visitor Services and Community Outreach; 773/468-9310
CHICAGO, IL -- Gather with your family and friends this Saturday at Pullman National Monument for a Labor Day weekend celebration at Chicago’s only National Park Service site. Enjoy a short program to discover the intersection between Pullman and the federal Labor Day holiday and then relax, set up your chair and a picnic (or purchase food on-site), and enjoy a free concert by The Indigos. The Indigos, from Muncie, IN, are a wall of vibrant sound that is an eclectic mix of funk-rock, wrapped with choral vocals, ripping guitar leads, and horns.
Through their music, The Indigos believe that they are here to make the world a better place and hope to help others express who they truly are. They have played over 100 shows in the past two years including venues such as The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, The Vogue Theater in Indianapolis, the Indiana State Fair, and the Jersey Shore Festival in Seaside Heights, NJ.
According to Pullman National Monument Superintendent Kathy Schneider, “this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate America’s great workforce and learn more about the significance of your local national park. We want to give folks a chance to take a brief break from current events, relax, and enjoy the company of your neighbors and friends.”
This all-ages FREE event on Saturday, September 2, 2017 will be held outdoors at the shared Visitor Information Center at 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave, moving indoors for rain. The program will start at 4:30 pm with music starting at 5:00 pm. For more information about this official National Park Service Labor Day event, call 773-241-7431. The event is sponsored by Pullman National Monument and hosted by the Historic Pullman Foundation, with support from the Illinois Labor History Society.
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 417 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.