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    Illini Summer Bash Set for July 29 in Chicago
    Joe's Bar on Weed Street in Chicago will host the Illini Summer Bash on July 29.

    Joe's Bar on Weed Street in Chicago will host the Illini Summer Bash on July 29.

    July 28, 2011

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Former Fighting Illini greats Dee Brown and Dana Howard will headline the Illini Summer Bash on Friday, July 29, from 7-10:30 p.m. at Joe's Bar on Weed Street in Chicago. Brown and Howard will be joined by head coach Ron Zook and the football coaching staff, while CBS 2 sports anchor and former "Flyin' Illini" basketball manager Ryan Baker will be the emcee.

    Tickets can be purchased for $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include beverages and a barbecue picnic buffet.

    Brown, who led the Illini men’s basketball team to an appearance in the 2005 National Championship Game, and Howard, a consensus All-American on the 1994 Illinois Football squad, will be present at Joe’s Bar for the annual event to interact with those in attendance. Brown will also be promoting the upcoming release of his debut music album. Everyone in attendance can enter a drawing for tickets to 2011 Illini sporting events, merchandise and other great items.

    Click here to purchase tickets to the event or here for additional information.

    The official Illini Summer Bash Facebook page is available here.

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