Cougars add tunes to fireworks nights

By on March 17, 2011

GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars announced the organization’s fireworks show musical themes for the 2011 schedule as a mix of various soundtracks will back each of the popular post-game light shows this season.

Traditional musical themes returning in 2011 include a pair of patriotic fireworks shows on July 3 and July 4. Other returning theme shows include disco and pop music on select nights.

Building off some of the newly created promotional theme nights for fans in 2011, the Cougars will set the fireworks music to those corresponding evenings this summer: a Jimmy Buffett fireworks show on June 17, a Harry Potter-themed fireworks show on July 1, a Christmas music fireworks show on July 29 and a country music-infused show on Aug. 19, among many others.

The music of Coldplay (July 28) and Chicago-area band Wilco (July 9) will also be featured for a pair of shows this season.

Only one of the Cougars’ 28 fireworks show music themes has not been decided yet, and is in the hands of the organization’s Facebook fans. The Cougars recently designated the July 14 game as “Facebook Night,” and if the Cougars reach 5,000 fans on the team’s official Facebook page by May 5, Cougars Facebook fans will be able to choose several elements of the July 14 game, including the fireworks show theme in a Facebook-only fan poll.

The Cougars’ first fireworks show of the season is set for Friday, May 13—a Halloween-themed fireworks show sponsored by Nicor. Nicor will sponsor the following evening’s Halloween-themed fireworks show as well.

Single-game tickets are on sale for each of the Cougars’ 70 regular season games, and can be ordered by calling the Cougars at (630) 232-8811 or at Group outings are on sale as well, with all-inclusive picnic pricing for several of the Elfstrom Stadium group hospitality areas.