Now on WEDNESDAY – conveniently located right on the trade show floor! – it’s the IGC Show 2019 Party & Concert with San Francisco rock music legends STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas live in a very special performance, exclusively for IGC Show attendees and exhibitors of all ages. There’s no better way to wrap up the day’s order-writing - networking with your peers over scrumptious finger foods and snacks while enjoying your beverage of choice from the bar. And now with the new earlier scheduling, there’s still lots of time to enjoy Chicago’s nightlife after the show. STARSHIP, one of the most iconic rock bands of our time, is known for their timeless anthems, “We Built This City,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Sara” and other shining audio gems. The band’s frontman, Mickey Thomas, joined Jefferson Starship in 1979. His voice was already a legend, thanks to the hit, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” he recorded with the Elvin Bishop Band. Jefferson Starship quickly proved to be the right decision for his next move, as they recorded their first hit, “Jane,” almost immediately after getting together. In 1985, Starship released the album that would come to define the ’80s, “Knee Deep in the Hoopla.” Touting two No. 1 hits – “We Built this City” and “Sara” – the album reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts and went platinum. They followed their initial success with another No. 1 hit classic, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” As they continued to reach the top of the charts, MTV infiltrated pop culture and the band released videos for all of their hits that are still popular today. Today, the fan-love for Starship’s music continues to cross generations. The band’s music is featured in numerous popular soundtracks, including the film Guardians of the Galaxy and the popular TV series Glee.
San Francisco Rock Music Legends STARSHIP featuring MICKEY THOMAS
It’s your ticket to the fun and networking event of the year – the IGC Show Opening Night Party, featuring classic southern rockers The Marshall Tucker Band LIVE in concert, free to all attendees and exhibitors Tuesday evening. You’ll make new connections and catch up with industry friends over snacks and finger foods, while enjoying a beverage from the bar. Party @ 6 pm, Free Concert @ 6:45 – 8 pm, Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom. The Marshall Tucker Band’s hugely popular hit songs, “Heard It In A Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” “Take The Highway” and others, continue to win new fans in steady rotation on rock and country stations across America. Over the years, the band has recorded a staggering 20-plus studio albums, four live albums and numerous compilations. The band earned seven gold and three platinum albums, and their music is featured on the soundtracks of a long list of movies, including Smokey and the Bandit, Blow, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Swing Vote, as well as in many TV Shows. Now this summer, you’re on the IGC Show’s exclusive guest list to experience The Marshall Tucker Band perform their greatest hits LIVE at Tuesday evening’s Opening Night Party and Concert – FREE to all IGC Show attendees and exhibitors. Starting out in Spartanburg, SC, in the early 1970s, The Marshall Tucker Band stumbled upon its moniker while they were discussing possible names in a rented warehouse they used as a rehearsal space. They noticed the name “Marshall Tucker” inscribed on the warehouse’s key, which belonged to a piano tuner of the same name. In 1973, after landing a deal with Capricorn Records, The Marshall Tucker Band opened shows for The Allman Brothers, and in the following year, with the success of their debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, they began headlining shows of their own nationwide. Their debut album earned the band a spot on the U.S. Billboard 200, peaking at No. 29. Searchin’ for a Rainbow, the band’s fourth album, reached No. 15 just a couple years later. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today's music, a new generation of fans is learning what fans of The Marshall Tucker Band have known for so long: that good music knows no boundaries. Today, the band records on its own Ramblin’ Records Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material for fans worldwide.
The Marshall Tucker Band LIVE at The Fun & Networking Event of 2018
Lakeside | McCormick Chicago, IL USA
AUGUST 13 -15, 2019 #IGCSHOW