The Sugar Grove Corn Boil committee announces the bands that will be playing during the Corn Boil that takes place Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27, at Volunteer Park, west of Route 47, off Main Street in downtown Sugar Grove.
On Friday, July 25, the Duke Band performs at 6 p.m. followed by Red Woody at 7:30 p.m. and Libido Funk Circus at 9:30 p.m.
On Saturday, July 26, Generations performs at 3:30 p.m. followed by Humphrey & McKeown at 5 p.m., Rockstar Rodeo at 6:30 p.m. and Lounge Puppets at 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, July 27, 4th Point performs at 1:30 p.m. followed by Citizen Way at 3 p.m. and Mikeschair at 4 p.m.
On Friday, July 25, the Duke Band, a local band, keeps the classic-rock flame burning by performing the songs you know and love at 6 p.m. The Duke Band, originally formed in the 1980s, 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.
On Friday, July 25, Red Woody performs at 7:30 p.m. Since its inception in 1999, Red Woody has been redefining what a cover band is all about. There were a couple things Red Woody wanted to focus on that would separate them from other cover bands in the area. Red Woody plays songs that people want to hear. Because Red Woody felt there were too many bands playing solely 1980s rock or just classic rock, they established the philosophy-there are great songs from every decade. Why not play them? Some of the artists Red Woody covers are Journey, Matchbox 20, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Bryan Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, AC/DC, Mellencamp, R.E.O., Kings of Leon, Poison, Skynyrd, Elton John, Petty, Neon Trees and the Stones. Red Woody embraces diversity and performs so that every show is a party. View their website at www.redwoody.com. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkYl7R7Ho_s.
On Friday, July 25, Corn Boil attendees can hear headliner band Libido Funk Circus at 9:30 p.m. Originally formed as an over-the-top tribute to the disco music of the 1970s, Libido Funk Circus has been 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 1960s through today, has quite literally turned LFC into a human jukebox. They play hits of the good old Motown days to the bass-thumping beats of today's dance music to the always danceable disco grooves to the new wave rock of the 1980s. While their legendary catalog has certainly become the band's trademark, LFC's nonstop 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 festivalgoers move all night long! View their website at www.lfcentertainment.com. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkF3my7UhBw
On Saturday, July 26, "Generations the Sixties Experience Show" takes place at 3:30 p.m. Generation takes the audience on a musical, sight and sound flashback to the 1960s, performing hits from the 1964 British Invasion, to the American male and female 1960s artists including the horn bands and on through the birth of early 1970s arena rock. View their website at www.generationsixties.com. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTjc8KYoM8c&list=PL3A56CDDE3AFD87C6&index=3
On Saturday, July 26, Humphrey & McKeown will perform their fusion of some very dissimilar styles that work at 5 p.m. 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. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH2WiZc84qs
On Saturday, July 26, 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. 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.rockstarrodeolive.com. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEVkqrs6v8E
On Saturday, July 26 at 8:30 p.m. Lounge Puppets will perform for the Corn Boil crowd. This rock powerhouse that goes by the name of the Lounge Puppets 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 Chicago area. View their website at www.loungepuppets.com. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDSBqkTPouo
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 3-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. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=gItg2HfgLo0
On Sunday, July 27 at 3 p.m., Citizen Way, a true band of brothers in the literal sense, performs. 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 onstage 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. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xlNwDpPoWs
On Sunday, July 27 at 4 p.m., headliner Mikeschair will entertain. 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. Hear them at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1OE53ZMApQ.