Kenny Cetera brings Chicago Experience to Sumter Opera House tonight



If you don't have plans for tonight, look no further than the Sumter Opera House.

Kenny Cetera, brother of Chicago lead singer Peter Cetera, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. with his Chicago Experience show.

According to a news release, Chicago skyrocketed to fame in the '70s with hits such as "If You Leave Me Now," which was written by Peter Cetera.

In 1983, the group recruited Kenny to sing background vocals in the studio on its Chicago 17 record, the group's greatest-selling album to date at 6X platinum.

Kenny joined his brother on four songs: the No. 1 hit, "You're The Inspiration," "Stay The Night," "Along Comes A Woman" and "Prima Donna." He also toured with the band for a number of years.

The band is credited with creating a new sound by combining the horns previously made famous by rhythm-and-blues artists with a rock sound.

Sumter Opera House Cultural Manager Seth Reimer said in the release, "This is a show that fans of all ages can enjoy. This is not a tribute band, this is a Cetera-led Chicago band that knows how to bring that unforgettable experience."

Tickets for tonight's concert are $25-30. The Sumter Opera House is located at 21 N. Main St. Ample free parking is available within blocks. For more information, visit or call (803) 436-2616.