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Rick Springfield to Perform at WIU Family Day

March 27, 2014

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MACOMB, IL – Grammy-winning 80s rocker Rick Springfield will perform a free concert at Western Illinois University Saturday, Sept. 13 during the annual Family Day tailgating celebration.

Springfield, who is best known for his number one hit, "Jessie's Girl," will perform from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Q-lot tailgating area at Western. Admission to the concert is free.

Springfield has sold more than 25 million albums and had 17 Top-40 hits, including "Don't Talk to Strangers," "I've Done Everything for You" and "Love Somebody."

The concert is sponsored by the University Union Board, which kicked off the new free admissions outdoor music venue two years ago. Last year's concert featured ".38 Special" on the tailgating stage.

For more information on the concert and all Family Day events, visit and click on the Family Day link.

Posted By: Jodi Pospeschil (
Office of University Relations