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Georgia Satellites to replace Betts at Silver Cross

JOLIET – The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy announced that the Georgia Satellites will perform as the headline act at Silver Cross Field on Saturday, August 16 with local favorite, The Righteous Hillbillies, opening for the rock’n’roll legends.

The Georgia Satellites were booked to replace Dickey Betts, who is unable to perform due to a medical condition. Fans that had tickets to the Betts show will have the option of exchanging their tickets for the new show or receiving a refund. Gates for the Aug. 16 show will open at 6 p.m. with the Righteous Hillbillies beginning at 8 p.m. and the Georgia Satellites to follow at approximately 9:30.

The Georgia Satellites were one of the most ferocious bands of the ‘80s. What set them apart from the other 10,000 groups that cranked their amps to 11, was that their wild riffs and tanked cries came from a quartet that understood its place in rock tradition and fought hard to solidify it with each recording. Founded in 1985 by Rick Richards, Rick Price, singer Dan Baird and drummer Mauro Magellan, the Satellites quickly launched into stardom with hits like “Keep Your Hands to Yourself,” “Battleship Chains,” “Hippy Hippy Shake” and others. Critically acclaimed albums and mind-bending performances earned the boys a permanent spot in music history, and now a spot at Silver Cross Field.

Given the short notice, the Slammers have decided to offer great ticket prices for what is sure to be a terrific show. Pricing for the Aug. 16 Georgia Satellites concert featuring the Righteous Hillbillies is as follows:

• $40.00 Platinum VIP – first row of seats, includes a “Meet and Greet” with the band

• $25.00 On Field Reserved Seating

• $15.00 GA Standing Room On Field

• $10.00 Stadium Fixed Seat

The Slammers also will open their famous “Beer Garden” for their own in-stadium tailgate. The Beer Garden will open at 6 p.m. and fans 21 and older can get unlimited food and five beer selections from the over 60 beers in stock for a $28 up charge over the ticket price.

The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at Silver Cross Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League. The Frontier League is a 14-team league entering its 22nd season of play in 2014. Tickets for any of the remaining 24 regular season home games, or concerts including Eric Hutchinson, Georgia Satellite featuring the Righteous Hillbillies, or Hopstring Fest featuring Cracker are available by calling 815-722-2287, online at, or by visiting the Slammers box office.


Coal City: A meeting fror anyone who has a student that plans on playing a sport during any of the three seasons at Coal City High School will be held Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Enter the school at the Events Entry doors.


Minooka: Minooka will be offering free sports physicals on Aug. 9 at Central Campus, Door 1 from 8-11 a.m. This is open to all sophomore, junior and senior athletes. All student-athletes must have a current physical on file with the school nurse’s office. Every physical must have been performed within 395 days to be current. Freshman students may use their freshman entrance physical toward their requirement. Sophomore, junior and senior students must turn in a completed IHSA/IESA physical form to the athletic office. These forms are available at and in the Athletic Director’s office. Contact the Athletic Office with questions or concerns at 815-467-2140, ext 135. Physicals will be given on a first come-first served basis.


Dwight Rebels 14U Tryouts: Tryouts will take place on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dwight High School. Please contact Chuck Butterbrodt at 815-584-5176 or email for questions or information.


Morris High School practice: Girls interested in coming out for the MCHS girls tennis team, please meet on the MCHS courts on Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon for the first day of practice. Please make sure all necessary paperwork is turned in to the school nurse in order to participate in practice.

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