The foundation of the E Street Nation, the man who brings the beat night after night after night, the Mighty Max Weinberg will be at Unity Temple on Thursday, Sept. 6.

That’s right, Bruce Springsteen’s longtime drummer will spend an evening in Oak Park discussing his musical career and his “lifelong fascination and amazement” with Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.

Attendees can ask Weinberg what it’s been like keeping the beat for the E Street Band and a keen eye on the Boss from his drum riser for over 30 years. How grueling are those three hour-plus concerts? Which Wright designed home or structure in Oak Park is his favorite?

Weinberg is also expected to discuss his time as leader of the Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Max Weinberg Big Band.           

“It’s a special event for us because Mr. Weinberg is taking the time to visit even though he’s in the midst of a very popular world tour,” said Emily Roth, executive director of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. “It’s a chance for Springsteen fans to get up close and personal with a member of the E Street Band, and discuss the work of Oak Park’s famous architect.”

Springsteen, Weinberg and the rest of the E Streeters will play two soldout shows at Wrigley Field on Sept. 7 and 8. 

The Unity Temple event, priced at $20 for Unity Temple Restoration Foundation members (UTRF) and $25 for non-members, begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6.  

For those looking to mix and mingle with the legendary drummer can purchase tickets to a VIP reception at a private Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home. The VIP reception, which begins at 7 p.m., costs $125 for UTRF members and $150 for non-members. It includes priority seating for Weinberg’s talk at Unity Temple.   

Advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

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