Elk Grove Rotary Fest opens Wednesday
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The annual festival opens Wednesday, June 15 and closes Sunday, June 19. In between there will be a carnival, live entertainment, a parade, fireworks, plenty of food and beer. The festival is held at Lions Park, 200 Rev. Morrison Blvd., Elk Grove Village.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
Carnival: 6-11 p.m.
Main stage: 7th Heaven, 7:30-9:30. 24 years playing the local scene; opened for Bon Jovi at Soldier Field.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
Carnival: 6-11 p.m.
Main stage: Flyte, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Formed at Elk Grove High School in the '70s, the six-piece plays tributes to the best in classic rock.
Main stage: Kashmir: The Led Zeppelin Show, 9-10:30 p.m. Band re-creates a 1970s Zeppelin performance with vintage stage gear, costumes, and special effects.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
Carnival: 6 p.m.-midnight.
Main stage: The New Invaders, 6:45-8:45 p.m. The ultimate 1960s flashback from Brit Rock to Woodstock, complete with go-go dancers.
Main stage: Arra, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Voted best suburban classic rock cover band four times, Arra has opened for Kansas, 38 Special, Survivor, Rare Earth, The Ides of March, Steppenwolf and more.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Carnival: 2 p.m.-midnight.
Hometown parade: Steps off at 6 p.m. from Elk Grove Blvd. at Tonne Road; goes to festival grounds. Theme: "Broadway on Parade."
Main stage: Hot Rocks, 5:30-7 p.m. Rolling Stones tribute band, a Best of the Burbs finalist 6 years by readers of Nitelife Magazine.
Main stage: Rock Candy, 7:45-9:15 p.m. Covers the hits of Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyoncé, Fergie, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, No Doubt, Justin Timberlake and more.
Main stage: The Lounge Puppets, 10-11:30 p.m. A tribute to 80s hair bands, with covers of Whitesnake, Skid Row, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Tesla, Cinderella, Winger, Warrant, Firehouse, Slaughter, and Motley Crüe.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
Carnival: 2-10:30 p.m.
Main stage: American English, 7-9 p.m. One of the premier tribute groups in the U.S. American English covers the entire career of the Beatles from 1963-1970.
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