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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last Fling to bring the music

By ERIC SCHELKOPF


So money is tight and you can only afford to take in one or two of the bands at this weekend's Last Fling festival in Naperville.

Who do you choose?

Well, 74-year-old blues legend and Chicago treasure Buddy Guy is a sure bet. He will take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, but get there early, because you won't want to miss opening act Moreland & Arbuckle, who play a sweltering blend of blues and rock.

Southern rockers Collective Soul also are a band not to miss live. When I saw Collective Soul in Naperville, frontman Ed Roland was running around on stage like he was performing for the first time. Catch the band from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $15, and are available at several area stores.

But the festival offers plenty of free entertainment as well. A full schedule is available at www.lastfling.org.