Steven Rejdukowski, James Kourafas and Max Romero of Capital Soiree entertained shoppers outside the Mount Prospect Jewel-Osco at Randhurst Saturday afternoon. // Brian Shamie

Milk, bread and music: Capital Soiree plays Mount Prospect grocery store show

Public health concerns have limited performance spaces in the area recently, but pop-rock band Capital Soiree — James Kourafas of Chicago, Steven Rejdukowski and Max Romero from Brookfield and McHenry’s Dean Sinclair — found an alternative venue for a live show this weekend.

Joining Jewel-Osco for the grocery chain’s Celebrate Earth month, the band played for four hours outside the Mount Prospect store Saturday afternoon, drawing some friends and other musicians, as well as patrons who just stopped to see what was going on.

Max Romero and James Kourafas of Capital Soiree played an afternoon set for shoppers outside the Randhurst Jewel-Osco Saturday afternoon. // Brian Shamie

Charlie Steneck and his mom Dayna, of the Palatine area, were driving past and pulled around to hear the music, parking right up front for a large portion of the show.

“We didn’t know who they were, but they sounded really good,” Charlie said.

Charlie Steneck and his mom Dayna, of the Palatine area, had the best seat in the house, enjoying the show from the comfort of their air-conditioned car. // Brian Shamie

“We followed them on Instagram, and we were streaming them in the car while they took a break,” Dayna added laughing.

Saturday’s performance was the second Jewel-Osco show this month for Capital Soiree, following last weekend’s in Gurnee.

Even though he was the only one in the shade, McHenry’s Dean Sinclair kept things hot behind the drum kit. // Brian Shamie

“There aren’t many places open to play right now,” said Sinclair, the band’s drummer. “We’re just really fortunate we can do something like this.”

Capital Soiree will be releasing a new single on streaming platforms Friday, July 31.

Steven Rejdukowski stepping around the barricade and into the parking lot is the Jewel-Osco show equivalent of hopping offstage and playing into the crowd. Capital Soiree helped the grocery store chain mark Celebrate Earth month with an alternative venue performance Saturday afternoon in Mount Prospect. // Brian Shamie

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