Lee DeWyze will be heading back to his old stomping grounds this summer and some local fans have gotten together to spread the word.
I want to share this story with you. A story of what the amazing fans from Lee’s hometown and surrounding area’s do behind the scenes because…. well, simply put, they humble me. Rarely do people know the work and dedication that is happening quietly behind the tweets and the posts but today I want to shine some light on these homegrown fans and their unwavering belief in Lee and love for his music
Hometown shows are notably well attended and I would look for these live performances in July and Augist in the Chicago area to be no exception to the past so as a fyi you will want to grab your tickets before they sell out!
Get show tickets HERE by linking from the official website!
(Daily Herald gives back page attention to DeWyze’s local show schedule. Photo by @Val_Ann)
Spearheaded by Annie (@DeWyzeFan6) and Pam (@Magical_Lee) whom are longtime fans back from the start of American Idol Season 9, these gals have gotten back page press from Mount Prospects local paper,The Daily Herald, as well as hit the streets putting up flyers and leaving info cards throughout the area that were designed and printed by Annie (@DeWyzeFan6) who is professionally a graphic designer.
(Lee DeWyze Summer Show Flyer designed by Annie Ess)
With the help of some friends these posters are proudly displayed in store windows throughout the area!
(The local paint store where Lee worked in younger years proudly desplays a regional poster)
And if that isn’t enough this same pair joined by additional fans can be found on July 26th and 27th at the Mount Prospect “Block Party” where they have hosted a “LEE DEWYZE INFO TABLE” for the past two years. The table has info cards on Lee’s upcoming shows and music releases and for fun they have a life size cut out of Lee DeWyze for people to take their photo’s with. If you are in the area to attend Lee’s Evanston SPACE show on the 28th I suggest you stop down at the Mount Prospect Block Party and follow the Lee music that will surely be blasting from their table.
(Last years fan volunteer group at MP Block Party)
Oh…and one more thing….to make fans coming to the show feel more at home in their neighborhood, Annie (@DeWyzeFan6) and Pam (@Magical_Lee) will be holding a no-host "Fan Party" before the Evanston shows on July 28th.
Get all the info HERE and be sure to RSVP
Lee’s Chicago Regional Show Info (Daily Herald)
• July 28: Evanston’s Space features Dewyze in two concerts — an acoustic show at 7 p.m. and a full band performance at 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $20. Tables range from $36 to $46. Space is at 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Call (847) 492-8860 or go toevanstonspace.com.
• Aug. 10: DeWyze will sing the national anthem and then play ball in the celebrity game at Wiffle for a Diffle, retired Chicago Cub Kerry Wood’s Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field. The Wood Family Foundation event begins at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 to $15. Go towww.woodyswiffleballclassic.org.
• Aug. 25: DeWyze is opening for Canadian artist Serena Ryder at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Tickets are $15. Call (773) 525-2501 or go to lincolnhallchicago.com.
So, that’s the story I wanted to share today. And to you awesome fans in the Chicago area (I know I don’t know the names of many who help out so please leave a comment) I give you a LONG SLOW CLAP and A BIG HEARTFELT THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!