Sat. Aug. 22nd - Time: 10:10PM
-CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF HARD DRIVING ACOUSTIC MUSIC
Cornmeal has never been a band to shy away from reinvention and after over 15 years, they are proving just that as the band sets out with a reformed lineup, fresh energetic sound and a long awaited first studio album in over 9 years. nationally recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire.
The Steepwater Band
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 9:05
Although The Steepwater Band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences taking on everything from psychedelia to Americana, and of course, rock and roll music. Formed in Chicago in 1998, the band’s signature sound is at once a nod to earlier rock n’ blues combined with a raw and gutsy musical approach.
The Righteous Hillbillies
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 8:00PM
The Righteous Hillbillies are an axe shredding, ace dealing, foot stompin’, Southern rock, high-powered Americana boogie blues band that plays with talent and passion. They have built a strong, supportive, and loyal following throughout their hometown of Joliet, Illinois and into the Chicago area. The Righteous Hillbillies baptize their work in the blood of Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, ZZ Top, and the Black Crowes while still managing to create an original and independent style. They make rock “n” roll music for people who still believe in rock “n” roll music.
John Condron & the Old Gang Orchestra
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 6:55PM
John Condron is a Philadelphia born singer-songwriter, musician, & producer who currently makes his home in the Chicago-land area. The former front man for the power quartet “the benefit” has been spending much of his time lately focusing on solo performances as well as performances w/ his new full band project “The Old Gang Orchestra”.
Paige & the Reverent Few
Sat. Aug. 22nd - Time: 5:50PM
Paige & The Reverent Few was formed in Chicago and has most recently relocated to Austin, TX. The band is known for raw, dynamic live performances and DeChausse's sultry vocals. The band takes the crowd on a journey from folk acoustic sets to electrifying rock n’ roll, and soulful blues. Their song selection comes from an array of influences such as The Band, Chess Records, The Wood Brothers, John Prine, Gillian Welch, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Otis Redding & more. Full of youthful energy and a fiery rock n’ roll spirit Paige & The Reverent Few are a must see and hear!.
Edward David Anderson
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 4:50PM
Edward David Anderson is an artist as ancient as he is modern. In a time when the music business flails about, grasping at any new trend that will save its sinking ship, he exists far beyond its confines.
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 3:55PM
Some time in the not too distant future, Molly Hatchet and The Specials meet and party down at a Dead show held at the Grand Ol Opry by Lee Perry. All the while, moonshiners push their beverages in the parking lot to a sea of unsuspecting college girls stumbling drunk in their khaki pants and white tank tops. They'll shout, "The Regressors rock!" "Have you ever even heard them?", "No, but I heard they really rock!" It's alright, just enjoy a bowl of split pea soup from the parking lot venders - listen to the bluegrass of the parking lot pickers.
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 2:50PM
Chicago-based quartet The Leadfoot Band founded itself on bluegrass roots almost a decade ago and have branched out from there. Their influences include everything from The Band to Hank Williams, Sam Bush to Metallica, Split Lip Rayfield to Lou Reed and everything in between. Reformed in 2011 after more than a five-year hiatus, they have picked up steam and spread the wings of possibility, pushing their hard-driving, high-octane brand of bluegrass, roots, and rock-influenced acoustic music farther than before.
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 1:45PM
Michael Shehan, lead singer, guitarist, harmonica player, and songwriter, had always been into singing, but didn't pick up a guitar until an injury ended his military career. He broke his neck playing football at West Point, and while he recovered, he used a roommate's guitar to teach himself how to play songs that he always liked to sing. When he was officially discharged from active duty, he reconnected with his childhood friends in the area.
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 12:40PM
Vaudevileins is a rock band from Chicago. Since 2010, the band has toured the U.S. of A using the power of aviator sunglasses, sweat, beards, and a green Ford van.
Alex Hoffer Band
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 11:40AM
Alex has been a fulltime musician in the Chicagoland area for five years now and in that time he has been building a loyal following around the Midwest. From the city of Chicago and the suburbs that contain it, to Milwaukee to Ann Arbor to San Diego and almost everywhere in between. Alex has found his way to many places in this country with guitar in hand, voice in mind, loving every moment of the journey.
Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 11:00AM
The Hatfield Sisters, as a musical group, was formed inadvertently by sisters, Anne and Mary Hatfield, after many years of playing together at home. Although classically trained, the Sisters musical repertoire thrives on a fusion of Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle music. Steeped in tradition, these Celtic fiddle styles retain their musical relevance with the Sisters subtle variations and fresh arrangements.