Popular local band 7th Heaven will be joining radio rock star Eddie Money among the main stage acts for this year's Septemberfest in Schaumburg.
While 7th Heaven has performed at the Labor Day weekend festival before, this will be the first time as an evening main stage act.
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"They certainly draw a big crowd," Schaumburg Special Events Coordinator Roxane Benvenuti said. "The demand for them is so high we asked them to headline this year."
The band will actually close Septemberfest this year by performing from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Labor Day itself -- Monday, Sept. 5.
The band plays a mixture of well-known and original songs. Benvenuti said its loyal following can sing along just as well with 7th Heaven's own songs.
A sampling of the band's work can be found at its website, 7thheavenband.com.
Also joining the list of main stage music are the opening acts Bad Medicine, a Bon Jovi tribute band, as well as He Said, She Said, which plays '80s and '90s rock and pop.
Bad Medicine will play from 6-7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 just before Eddie Money goes on from 8:30-10 p.m.
He Said, She Said will be 7th Heaven's opening act, performing from 5-6:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.
Sunday night's acts, which will precede the 10 p.m. fireworks show, have not yet been pinned down due to long-lingering issues with many band's summer tour routes, Benvenuti said.
This Septemberfest will be Schaumburg's 41st, and will again include a carnival, food vendors, an arts and crafts show and Labor Day parade.
The three-day festival on the village's municipal grounds is funded not by taxes but by private sponsors and money generated by the event itself.