The Buckinghams

 Saturday, May 26, 2018 
8:15pm-9:45pm  
Hoover Auditorium

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One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene, The Buckinghams’ live concerts pack power into their 1960s pop-rock sound. They will return to the Hoover Auditorium stage at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, May 26.

Bringing back great memories with chart-topping hits, The Buckinghams also perform popular 1970s favorites in their sets, electrifying audiences with high-energy fun.

The band started life in Chicago in 1965 was originally named The Falling Pebbles and The Pulsations. However, after winning an audition with WGN-TV, the television station wanted them to have a more “British” sounding name because of the popularity of the “British Invasion” of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. A security guard at the station gave them a few suggestions, one of which was The Buckinghams.

The band went on to become one of the top-selling acts of 1967. By 1970, the group dissolved, but reformed again in 1980, and as of 2014, they continue to tour throughout the U.S.

Original Buckinghams, Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna, and their band deliver fast-paced shows that bring crowds to their feet.

Their No. 1 song, “Kind of a Drag,” is a standout favorite that first made them famous. Next came seven national chart hits, 15 singles and eight acclaimed albums.  

With three songs on the Top 10, The Buckinghams enjoyed phenomenal success with hit singles, including the powerful “Don’t You Care,” the soulful “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and the anthem of teenage love, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song,” on national charts simultaneously.

When Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened to Band in America,” The Buckinghams became national favorites on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour,” “American Bandstand,” and more.

Today’s stage act is a crowd-pleasing show packed with music and good humor.


Admission & Parking
Purchasing a Reduced Rate, Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission to Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a show or concert. As always, kids age 12 & under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional fee. A Daily or Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing.

The doors to Hoover Auditorium open a half-hour prior to the start of the show or concert. Seats are not reserved, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and beverages are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. Please present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering and exiting Hoover Auditorium and the Lakeside Chautauqua gates.

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