My family has been friends with the McCabe family forever and I was so excited that the amazing Chloe Briese was going to be a part of the All-Star Show. My parents, Bev and Serge Murer where going to the show to support Chloe and I met my parents at the show with my sweet seven year-old, Sophia to help cheer on Chloe.
As Tim opened the show he talked about all the different times he had been to the Rialto over the years and that this was the first time he would be performing on the Rialto stage. It was such a cool moment and I couldn't help but think that I would love to speak from that iconic stage too. Tim did an awesome kicking off the show! The artists were all fantastic! Sophia and I watched Chloe perform several songs. Chloe is so gifted and we loved watching her perform. She has a very bright musical future ahead! Check out Tim's Facebook page to see great video highlights and pictures from the spectacular night. https://www.facebook.com/tim.placher
While watching Tim, Chloe and the performers on stage it was clear they were pursuing their passion for music and doing what they love. It was awesome to watch and so cool that Tim and the Rialto team made made this happen. Since 1926 the Rialto has provided a stunning setting for artists and as I watched the Drauden Point Choir sing and perform backup vocals I knew this was a moment they will always remember. Right now, they might not realize how iconic the Rialto Theatre is or that every town doesn't have a venue like this. But, life will take them other places and they will remember the evening they performed on this iconic stage with incredibly talented artists. The student's passion for music and entertaining others will surely grow from this All-Star evening and that is wonderful for our community.
2. Support of City Council, the Rialto Square Theatre, and the Chicago Street Pub
To help our town thrive we need cool events to draw people out of their homes and foster community. Tim gave the City Council a shout out in his promotion of the All-Star Show and it is great that the City Council is encouraging people to try different ideas to drive the local economy and support a vibrant town. I love that the Rialto and the Chicago Street Pub partnered to create the Local Music Mondays music series. Tim's All-Star Show was the third event in the series and I hope the Local Music Mondays music series continues! Tony and I went to see the Blues Brothers at the Rialto which had a good size crowd. I wasn't sure what to expect with Tim's All-Star Show. The turnout was fantastic! Almost every seat on the main floor was filled! While the balcony was closed, if they did a repeat event they would definitely need to open it! It was great to see so many music fans out on a Monday evening in downtown Joliet. Big shout out to Chicago Street Pub for your big heart and your constant support of music and events in downtown Joliet! You help make things happen and are appreciated! We love to go to Chicago Street Pub with the McCabe/Briese crew before the Christmas parade! Huge thanks to the sponsors of the Local Music Mondays music series including Hawk Auto Joliet, The Irish American Society of County Will, The Joliet Downtown City Center Partnership, Ozmon Law and Chicago Street Pub.
Everyone is busy and everyone has things going on. When trying to create new events there is always a lot of hustle. You learn a lot about people and companies by who shows up. Milano Bakery always shows up and shows their big heart. From tossing tons of bread to the crowds during the Christmas Parade to sponsoring youth sports teams to now Tim's All-Star Show, Milano Bakery always shows up and supports our community. Huge thanks to the entire Milano team for believing in our town and for showing up no matter the ask. You help make things possible. I had to pick up some Milano cookies before the All-Star Show! So good! Next time you are out shopping pick up some Milano bread and bakery items to support this great company that supports our community in such a big way! Elder Brewing Co. also showed up for this special night of music and even created a special brew in honor of Tim, the Shindig at the Shandy. I, of course had to try this special brew and it was great! Thanks to Elder Brewing for your support, check out this great place in downtown Joliet! Thanks to all the local businesses that show up to help support our community. To all the people that came out for Tim's All-Star show - wow! What an awesome crowd and I'm sure it meant a ton to the performers to look out on the packed house! Next time you see some event in downtown Joliet come on out! Together we strengthen our community and opportunities build.