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Fermilab Art Series presents:
The Congregation
August 17, 2013 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets - $15/$8 for ages 18 and under
Volume Plus Discount (adult priced tickets for 5 or more Arts Series events) - $12.75
Volume Discount (adult priced tickets for 3 - 4 Arts Series events) - $13.50

On-line ticketing now available! Click here to purchase tickets or call our box office at 630/840.ARTS (2787). On-line ticketing for this event is available until noon on Friday, August 16.

Led by vocalist Gina Bloom, whose bluesy pipes and aching timbres carry over her dapperly dressed band'™s rhythm section, The Congregation unapologetically hearken back to an era when music stands, brassy call-and-response lines and disciplined performances graced every concert stage. The wild card? Sass. - Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune, œ11 Bands to Watch in 2011

Classic soul meets rock & roll in this dynamic 8 -piece collective from Chicago. The Congregation features Gina Bloom, a singer whose raw and powerful vocals are underscored by Charlie Wayne's (aka Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysicist Dan Hooper) dynamic guitar riffs, the band's garage rock rhythms and the lively call & response of a 3-piece horn section. When it comes to the songwriting, you won't find any sugarcoated love songs here - you'™ll get a little bit of longing and a whole lot of wronging.

The band was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of œ11 Bands to Watch in 2011, and was recently featured in Paste Magazine as one of 10 Illinois Bands You Should Listen to Now. The Congregation's stop-and-take-notice sound earned the group the opportunity to share a triple stadium-bill with Grammy-winning band Wilco and critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird as well as another all-star ballpark lineup with the Flaming Lips and Garbage in the summer of 2012.

For more information, including video samples, please refer to thecongregationband.com.

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