Park Forest-(ENEWSPF)- The Village of Park Forest, in conjunction with the 61st Annual Park Forest Art Fair, will host a music festival (music fest) on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The lineup of bands performing includes an eclectic mix of renowned artists from Chicago and the Southland area. Come on out to downtown Park Forest for a day of rock, jazz, blues and more! Admission is free.
Blues Kids (11:30 a.m. – noon)
Student musicians from Fernando
Jones’ Blues Kids International perform America’s root music!
Breezy Rodio and The Coolers (12:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.)
Breezy Rodio and his band have taken their passion for Roots Rock Raggae and created the perfect blend of originality and classic melodies that dwell into the roots and beauty of reggae!
Muzicnet Jazz Band (1:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.)
The talented teaching staff of Park Forest’s very own MuzicNet School of Music will perform smooth jazz and R & B. When not sharing their love of music with students, these musicians have performed world-wide with top bands and musicians. They combine their talent for this special performance.
Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen (3:15 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.)
Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen are an Indie-Americana band currently working on their second full-length album after releasing their debut albumull-length album “Lay These Weapons Down” with Producer Beau Sorenson (Bob Mould, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Death Cab For Cutie, Field Report, Elsinore). Their album is due to be released in fall of 2016. Tolono, described as “an album worth celebrating, from Rego’s smart, attentive songwriting to her earthy and appealing Edie Brickell-like voice, to the rustic warmth of the band that chugs along behind her”.
The Big Boppers (4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
The Big Boppers evolved out of the 1970’s local rock ‘n’ roll band, “Midnight Express.” John Falstrom (bass guitar), Frank Anastos (guitar/vocals), Phylis Renee Marconi (vocals/acoustic guitar), Gene Vinyard (sax/percussion) & Dominic Perozzi (drums) will be playing rock ‘n’ roll from the 1950’s all the way to today’s top hits!
The event is free to the public. For more information, please call 708/747-0580.