Join TLC and many popular TLC personalities for a exciting afternoon of music, food, games, a children's area, stage programming and booth activities, including "TLC Trivia" with various show stars, cupcake decorating with "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro, and more. Special guests scheduled to appear include Kate Gosselin ("Kate Plus Eight"), Whitney Thore ("My Big Fat Fabulous Life"), the Roloff family ("Little People, Big World"), Randy Fenoli ("Say Yes to the Dress"), "Our Little Family" stars the Hamill family, and others.
Alternative pop/rock band Third Eye Blind, led by frontman Stephan Jenkins, hit the scene in the late '90s with a catchy and melodic post-grunge sound that gave them a hit with 'Semi-Charmed Life,' followed up by the charting hits 'How's It Going to Be,' 'Jumper,' 'Deep Inside of You' and more. They've sold over 10 million albums worldwide and are back on the scene after a bit of a hiatus.
Umphrey's McGee is a Chicago-area jam band that plays originals that span everything from classical to bluegrass, gangsta-rap to rock, jazz improv to funk. The Denver Post has hailed them as "one of the most talented experimental rock acts in the market."
Chicago's Rise Against features former members of the late great 88 Fingers Louie. This four-piece punk unit, led by lead vocalist Tim McIlrath, plays a punchy brand of melodic hardcore heavily influenced by bands like Bad Religion, Minor Threat and Bad Brains. Since forming in late 1999, the band has found a surprising level of mainstream success over multiple studio albums, including their newest, "The Black Market," but is perhaps best known for their tireless activism efforts, including work with Amnesty International, the It Gets Better Project and more.
Since 1984 Primus has been pushing the boundaries of punk/rock/metal music just as artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd did before them. In 2011 they released "Green Naugahyde" which was their first in 11 years. Currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander, Primus and the Chocolate Factory will hit the road with a two-set "evening with" show in support of their new record, due in October. A tribute to the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", the new album will be the band's eighth studio record and, the first from the band's classic line-up since 1995.
Interpol. A name generally associated with international espionage, covert operations, and distant ports of call. Yet since Interpol, the band, swept up listeners with their 2002 Matador debut 'Turn On The Bright Lights,' the moniker has gained new associations as well. It still carries global recognition. For some years now, one could hardly open a magazine, turn on a radio or television, or step into a nightclub, without hearing Interpol's dark, gripping songs or seeing their countenances. Despite this high level of media exposure, the quartet never lost the tension and complexity that won them acclaim worldwide.