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As the blast of cold air and snow covers Naperville, many residents are longing for the warm summer nights sitting under the stars. Naper Settlement announced the 2014 Naper Nights headliners for its annual shows.

Naper Nights Community Concert Series is a perfect way for residents to enjoy music on the grounds of Naper Settlement. This year returning favorites include Michael McDermott and the Duke Street Kings performing the music of Bruce Springsteen on Friday, June 20 and Beatles tribute band American English on Friday, Aug. 22, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles taking America by storm with their performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

In addition to favorites, a few new acts will take the stage. These acts include Mike and Joe, who will play the greatest pop and rock hits from the ’90s to today on Saturday, June 21; and Think Floyd will pay tribute to the music of Pink Floyd on Friday, July 25, including their breakthrough album, “Dark Side of the Moon,” in its entirety, other Floyd favorites and a custom light show with special effects. Other new bands this year include Arrival playing the hits, favorites and gems from Journey and friends on Saturday, July 26; and 16 Candles performing the music of the ’80s and ’90s on Saturday, Aug. 23.

“This summer’s concert lineup has a wide range of music including the Beatles, who possibly had the greatest influence on music in our lifetime, to today’s popular bands like Coldplay,” said Chris Korsgard, a partner in Sikich Technology and co-chairman of the Naper Nights committee.

Naper Nights will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, June 20-21, July 25-26 and Aug. 22-23 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville.

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