Corn Boil to offer fabulous band lineup
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee recently announced the bands that will be play during the Corn Boil, Friday through Sunday, July 25-27.
On Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m., the Duke Band, truly local and truly classic, will keep the classic-rock flame burning by performing the songs everyone knows and loves at 6 pm. The Duke Band, originally formed in the ‘80s, has transformed into a seasoned blend of musicians with a harmonious guitar trio. Their music is a mix of blues-based classics, danceable hits and today’s chart leaders. The audience will experience homage to the original artists, with the intricate guitar work of the Duke Band arrangements.
Red Woody will perform at 7:30 p.m. Since its inception in 1999, Red Woody has worked to redefine what a cover band is all about. Some of the artists Red Woody covers include Journey, Matchbox 20, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, AC/DC, R.E.O. Speedwagon, Poison, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Queen and Keith Urban. Red Woody embraces diversity and performs so that every show is a party. View the band’s website, www.redwoody.com, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/redwoodyband.
Corn Boil attendees can hear Friday’s headliner band Libido Funk Circus at 9:30 p.m. Originally formed as an over-the-top tribute to the Disco music of the ‘70s, Libido Funk Circus has been relentlessly entertaining a wide range of audiences since its inception in 1996. While they continue to play your favorite disco hits, the addition of hundreds of dance and rock songs spanning from the ‘60s through today, has quite literally turned LFC into a human jukebox. From the hits of the good ol’ Motown days to the bass-thumping beats of today’s dance music; from the always danceable disco grooves to the new wave rock of the ‘80s, LFC has it “covered.”
While their legendary catalog has certainly become the band’s trademark, LFC’s non-stop energy, showmanship and exquisite musicality is what truly sets them apart. With top-notch, professional musicians (including both male and female lead vocalists) and hundreds of songs under its collective belt, Libido Funk Circus has all the tools to make festival-goers move all night long! View their website at www.lfcentertainment.com.
On Saturday, July 26, Generations, “The ‘60s Experience Show” will perform at 3:30 p.m. Generations takes the audience on a musical, sight and sound flashback to the ‘60s, performing hits from the 1964 British Invasion, to the American male and female ‘60s artists, including the horn bands, and on through the birth of early ‘70s arena rock. View their website at www.generationsixties.com.
Humphrey & McKeown will perform at 5 p.m., featuring their fusion of some very dissimilar styles that work seamlessly. Humphrey-McKeown started off on a summer day in 2006 when singer/songwriter/producer Tom McKeown asked a group of musician friends if any had an interest in creating original music together. In the crowd that day was singer/songwriter/poet Heather Humphrey who saw this as an opportunity to take her fledgling songwriting to a new level. The two set out at once in combining Heather’s words with Tom’s music to create something neither had done in the past. View their website at www.hm-music.com.
Rockstar Rodeo will perform at 6:30 p.m. for country music fans. Take the best from Austin, the fun from Nashville, the boogie from the South and the best of times in the Midwest. Add the hottest modern, pop country hits and top rock hits and the audience will be kickin’ its night into one wild “Rodeo.” This isn’t your daddy’s band. Covering artists like Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean, Rockstar Rodeo brings country to life in a dancing, drinking, sing-along, having ‘the time of your life’ event with a high energy delivery never seen before. “Just ’cause we ain’t in the south don’t mean we ain’t country.” The big sound of Rockstar Rodeo and high-energy stage performance will have the audience dancing all night long. View their website at www.rockstarrodeo live.com.
Lounge Puppets will headline Corn Boil Saturday night. This rock powerhouse is a force to be reckoned with. By performing all of the top hair band and classic rock hits, with unparalleled accuracy and energy, they have been propelled to one of the top bands in the Chicagoland area. View their website at www.loungepuppets.com.
On Sunday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m., 4th Point, a contemporary Christian rock band from West Chicago will entertain. Known for upbeat music and energetic, passionate performances, 4th Point strives to make an impact on people’s lives. The 4th Point goal is music that inspires people, providing them with continued passion and new beginnings.
4th Point was named the state champion of the 2013 Illinois Battle of the Bands, defeating more than 100 talented bands. Also in 2013, 4th Point placed in the top four of a nationwide competition to open for a nationally recognized three-day Christian music festival, Spirit Song Fest in Ohio. In 2012 4th Point began working with Pumpkin Studios and Grammy-nominated recording engineer Gary Loizzo, who engineered, recorded, and mastered its debut full-length album, “The Search and the Find,” released in February 2013. The 12 original songs on the album represent a journey of discovery. Visit their website at www.4thpoint.net.
Citizen Way, a true band of brothers in the literal sense, will perform at 3 p.m. This infectious rock four-piece is comprised of two sets of siblings with strong ministry backgrounds and a mutual passion for music that began long before the band officially formed in 2004. Band members Josh and Ben Calhoun and David and Ben Blascoe share a camaraderie that is undeniable and results in a unique, unparalleled connection for a band that has plenty to say.
All four band members grew up in strong ministry families. Josh and Ben Calhoun, the group’s primary songwriters, were heavily influenced by their mom’s musical gift and the Calhouns were on stage singing at church from an early age. The Blascoe brothers had a more urban upbringing than their bandmates and while their parents weren’t musical, they were music lovers, exposing the boys to live shows by early Christian acts like Petra. View their website at citizenwaymusic.com.
Mikeschair is the Sunday headliner. According to Mike Grayson, frontman, “We want to effectively communicate the message we feel we have been given.”
The band’s latest Curb Records album is “All or Nothing.” Visit their website at mikeschair.com.