The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik

 Saturday, July 7, 2018 
8:15pm-9:45pm  
Hoover Auditorium

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Best remembered for their 1970s hit “Vehicle,” The Ides of March is now in their 54th year together as a band, having retained all four original band members since their humble garage beginnings in 1964. The band will bring their greatest hits to Hoover Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

The Ides, or their lead singer and songwriter Jim Peterik, have had hit records in every decade of their existence. From their 1966 debut album, You Wouldn’t Listen, to the rousing sports anthem “Finally Next Year” that cheered the Chicago Cubs along in 2003, the band has combined vocal harmonies with their trademark driving brass section to forge a sound that's timeliness and unforgettable.

Despite, or perhaps because of, their longevity, the Ides remain a vivacious powerhouse rock & roll band whose typical 90-minute sets turn into a two-hour concerts with their strong and in-demand stage encores.

The secret of their long-term success may be found in the fact that the band members have remained best friends over the years, with not a hint of ego-trip to be found. This is especially noteworthy when taking into account the success that Peterik has found as a songwriter. His accomplishments include writing Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” and .38 Special’s “Hold on Loosely.”

The Ides have never left the airwaves of classic rock and oldies radio, but with the rise of music and dance competition shows, their early hit “Vehicle” found a brand new audience among fans of “American Idol” when Bo Bice rode that song to his final competition against Carrie Underwood in May 2005.

While still maintaining an active touring career, The Ides have taken on a new role as educators, offering songwriting seminars in tandem with select concerts. They also started “A Vehicle for Education,” a nonprofit that awards scholarships to deserving students who excel in the arts.

The Ides “Vehicle” remains in overdrive, with no signs of slowing down. The band is hotter than ever, thrilling audiences in every city they visit. They are true gentlemen, taking the time to greet every fan who wants a picture or autograph after the show. At most shows, tales are heard of folks driving hundreds of miles just to attend their concerts. In choosing not to mellow with age, they are instead forging ahead on a path of progress.


Admission & Parking
Purchasing a 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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