UPDATE noon Friday, Sept. 19: Due to inclement weather forecaset for Saturday the musical performances scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. in Fredenhagen Park are canceled.
North Central College’s student-led a cappella choral group Sonata Problem and the Cardinal Athletic Band will perform in Naperville’s Fredenhagen Park Saturday, Sept. 20, prior to the College’s 6 p.m. home football opener vs. University of Wisconsin-Plattevile.
Sonata Problem will perform at 5 p.m., followed by the Cardinal Athletic Band. Fredenhagen Park is located adjacent to the Bambule Riverwalk Gateway near Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium.
Prior to Sonata Problem’s performance, Class Act II—a 19-piece big band led by Ted Fredenhagen ’50—will play beginning at 4 p.m. The performances are being presented in conjunction with the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair.
The outdoor concert in Fredenhagen Park is free and open to the public and produced by the Riverwalk Foundation. Limited seating for this free concert will be available, so patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For questions about the concert, please contact Riverwalk Administrator Jan Erickson at 630-305-5984.
Square-dip ice cream cones will be sold for $1 per scoop during the event. The Prince Castle and Cock Robin restaurants were originally located at the current site of Fredenhagen Park and owned by Ted Fredenhagen’s parents, Grace and Walter. After their passing, Fredenhagen and his sister, the late Rita Harvard—a Life Trustee of North Central College—donated the land to the City of Naperville for use as a park on the east extension of the Riverwalk.