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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Rock Legends Night Ranger to Headline Coralville’s Free 4thFest Concert

Night Ranger Photo Credit Kevin Baldes

Heavy-hitting rock legends Night Ranger will headline Coralville’s free summer outdoor concert in S.T. Morrison Park on July 3 as part of the 2022 4thFest celebration.

About the Band
With their well-known rock ‘n roll sound, Night Ranger has sold over 17 million albums worldwide, performed across more than 4,000 stages, and captivated a radio audience that exceeds one billion. Their popularity is fueled by an impressive number of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, including legendary titles such as "Sister Christian," "Don't Tell Me You Love Me," "When You Close Your Eyes," and "(You Can Still) Rock In America," along with "Sentimental Street," "Goodbye," "Sing Me Away," and "Four in the Morning." 

Night Ranger continues to grow their ever-evolving fan-base. With killer melodies, intricate instrumentalization, and captivating lyrics, Night Ranger has earned widespread recognition that includes both multi-platinum and gold album status, all while leaving their indelible mark on the music industry with a long list of best-selling albums.

Over the years, the band's music has been featured in global media and pop culture. Night Ranger was one of the first big "video" bands on MTV, with over ten number one hit videos. Their songs can be heard in television shows like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey's Anatomy, and Parks & Recreation.  The band’s music has been featured in video games such as Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Grand Theft Auto; the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, the Oscar-nominated film Boogie Nights, and other feature films such as Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, and The Secret of My Success. Most recently the band’s classic hit “Sister Christian” can be heard in a Dr. Pepper commercial. They can also be heard throughout JBL’s "Hear The Truth" brand campaign.

Night Ranger released their twelfth studio album, "ATBPO” (And The Band Played On), in 2021. Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead and rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards), and Keri Kelli (lead and rhythm guitars).

About the Concert
The annual free 4thFest concert takes place on the evening of July 3 in Coralville’s S.T. Morrison Park. Funk Daddies open the show at 6:30 pm, followed by headline band Night Ranger at 8:00 pm. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. The show is open to all ages and the concert is scheduled to be held rain or shine.

The concert is one of many long-standing Coralville Independence Day traditions, which include a parade and fireworks. To learn more about 4thFest, visit www.coralville.org/4thFest

Night Ranger Photo credit Kevin Baldes Night Ranger photos: Kevin Baldes

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