Last Years Events are below. 2013 events coming very soon.
Festival time 5pm-11pm
Go Local Friday!
Local Craft Beer
In addition to having the first chance to get this years Hop Juice IIPA, we are gathering some of the other awesome Illinois craft brewers to join us in the celebration. We will soon be posting the breweries and beers they are bring to the festival Friday
Friday Band Schedule.
Chicago favorites The Freddy Jones
The Freddy Jones Band are roots-rock specialists in the tradition of groups like the Eagles, The Band and The Allman Brothers. Their influences stretch across the archives of musical history. Their sound is a blend of blues, rock and folk music all-together.
Throughout the 90's, endless tours across the U.S. helped build a loyal fan base for The Freddy Jones Band. After playing a show with Widespread Panic at the Park West in Chicago, Illinois, Capricorn Records signed FJB their first recording deal. From 1993-1999, they had 5 major label releases including Waiting for the Night (1993), self-titled independent release The Freddy Jones Band (1993), North Avenue Wake Up Call (1995), Lucid (1997), and Mile High Live (1999). The band played nearly 200-250 shows annually for about 8 years.
FJB gained national notoriety with AAA Radio hits "In a Daydream" and "Take the Time". They shared the stage with great musicians like Widespread Panic, Phish, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews and Matchbox 20, to name a few. Their tour history reveals an extremely hard-working band who believed in their music and followed their dreams.
The group consists of Marty Lloyd (vocals and acoustic guitar), Jim Bonaccorsi (bass), Rob Bonaccorsi (guitar and vocals), Simon Horrocks (drums), and Wayne Healy (vocals and guitar).
After a 5-year hiatus, the original band reunited August 20, 2005 for the Riverview Music Festival in Chicago to a fantastic hometown crowd. The band is currently playing select dates throughout the country and enjoying every minute of being back in the limelight. Visit their site
HOSS is an indie band is celebrating its 10th anniversary of writing and performing their own music. HOSS recently contributed 2 new original tunes to Made In Aurora, a Record Store Day 2011 release on vinyl (and CD) that also includes collaboration with the finest local musicians HOSS formed in 2001 and put out a six-song EP. For the next couple years, the band performed at street festivals, clubs, pubs, private & open parties. They released their first full length album, ‘one seven five’ in December of 2004.
HOSS latest album, 'Love Takes A Holiday', was released at the end of 2008 and is available at Kiss The Sky Record Store in Geneva, IL, at shows, through the myspace link, or on itunes.
Their song writing and music can be best described as blending Americana, rock, bluegrass, jam band, and punk. HOSS shows bring people out of the wood work. Live sets are energetic and engaging. If you love hearing good original music, then grab the new record, put your headphones on and breathe in & out...AND catch a live show, baby.