Teens and tweens today love Bridgit Mendler, who rose to fame on Disney Channel's kid com Wizards of Waverly before landing her own top-rated show, Good Luck Charlie. Now she's touring the U.S. promoting her debut album Hello My Name Isfeaturing the single Ready or Not, voted best acoustic performance at the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards. 


Bridgit Mendler


Opening for Mendler is the L.A. pop rock sensation R5 featuring Disney's latest dude, Ross Lynch from Austin & Ally, performing songs from their new Hollywood Records EP, Loud. Lynch recently won Best Music Video for his single Heard It On The Radiofrom the Radio Disney Music Awards, and starred in the Disney Channel original movie Teen Beach Movie which debuted this past weekend and is breaking rating records. Lynch is also featured on the Teen Beach Movie soundtrack which hit #1 on the iTunes soundtrack chart and #3 on the iTunes overall chart.    


Kids, set your dials for excitement, because Bridgit Mendler and R5 are performing live and in person one night only, Sunday, August 18 at 6 p.m. at Aurora's new RiverEdge Park, 360 North Broadway in downtown Aurora. Don't miss your ONLY chance in Chicagoland to see these two Radio Disney Music Award winners in one amazing, crazy-fun night. Gates open at 4 p.m. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 general admission; $45 preferred general admission bench seating; $95 Sky Deck *(includes food and drink - beer and wine for parents, soda and water for the kids), private restrooms, and an amazing view of the stage.


Tickets are on sale at RiverEdgeAurora.com,via phone at 630.896.6666, or on-site at RiverEdge on all concert and event days, starting at 10 a.m. Or, stop by the nearby Paramount Theatre, the satellite box office for RiverEdge, located at 23 E. Galena Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.


RiverEdge Park's inaugural season continues with the Aurora Puerto Rican 42nd Heritage Festival (July 27 & 28); Sing-a-long-a Grease Movie in the Park (August 9); Sail Rock featuring Christopher CrossOrleansGary WrightFirefallJohn Ford ColeyRobbie Dupree and Player (August 10); Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus with Peter FramptonB.B. King,Sonny Landreth with special guest Rick Nielsen (August 16); The Pink Floyd Experience (August 17); Bridgit Mendler andR5 (August 18); Full Moon Fever: A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, part of the Downtown Alive! concert series(August 23); Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers presented by Two Brothers Brewing Co (August 24); Get The Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin (August 30); Joan Sebastian and Ramon Ayala (September 13); and Fiestas Patrias Aurora 2013 (September 14 & 15). 


RiverEdge Park is located directly across Metra's Aurora Transportation Center, on the east bank of the beautiful Fox River. Concessions at RiverEdge offer a diversified food menu from official food vendor Two Brothers Roundhouse, along with a bar featuring Two Brothers' craft beers, Anheuser-Bush products, wine, sodas, bottled water and more. No outside food or drink (except water) are allowed in the park during events. 


Concerts take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. Concertgoers may call the RiverEdge Park WeatherLine at 630.723.2478 to check the status of a concert if inclement weather is pending. For tickets and information, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com or call the RiverEdge box office, 630.896.6666.


More about RiverEdge Park


The 2013 RiverEdge Season is sponsored by The Dunham FundCity of Aurora and Paramount Arts Center Endowment. The RiverEdge Park project was constructed by the City of Aurora through a combination of grants and donations from theState of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Fox Valley Park District, and The Dunham Fund


RiverEdge Park is managed and programmed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), which also oversees operations for Aurora's historic Paramount Theatre.  ACCA has a proven track record of attracting audiences to downtown Aurora, with annual attendance at the Paramount Theatre having grown from 55,000 in 2010, to more than 200,000 for the recent 2012-2013 season.  

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