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Prairie Center for the Arts Welcomes the Fabulous Thunderbirds Nov. 18

Schaumburg, IL (October 19, 2016) – The Prairie Center for the Arts presents The Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson on Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm.

For over 30 years, the Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

Since 1974, Wilson has been the co-founder and face of The Fabulous Thunderbirds while also enjoying a successful solo career. Wilson’s talents include vocals and harmonica and is considered to be “one of the greatest blues harmonica players and singers alive. He has shared his unique blend of blues, soul, and rock with some of the greatest pioneers in music: Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Eddie Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton,” raves The State of the Blues of Yesterday and Today.

Tickets for The Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson are $38 ($36 for seniors and students) and can be ordered online at or by calling 847-895-3600. The Prairie Center is located at 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL.

Media sponsorship provided by 90.9 FM WDCB Listener-Supported Public Radio.

Media Contact:
Rob Pileckis
Production Supervisor
(847) 923-3607


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