Summer Daze opens two-day run in Warrenville
Less than a year after competing on TV's "The Voice," teen jazz singer Riley Elmore will be bringing his act this weekend to the Warrenville Summer Daze stage.
The West Dundee resident will help launch the two-day festival at Batavia and Butterfield roads in downtown with a concert at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. The rock band The Remedy will follow at 7 p.m. and then rockers 7th heaven will wrap up opening night.
And that's just Friday night. Saturday night's headliners, Hillbilly Rockstarz, take the stage at 9 p.m., following a 7 p.m. show from Libido Funk Circus.
Saturday afternoon, likewise, will be filled with music at the fest, which is sponsored by the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce, Warrenville Park District and the city.
Mariachi Ameca, a three-generation family-based band, kicks things off at 1:45 p.m. Miss Liz will deliver kids' music and singalongs at 3 p.m. The kids' theme continues at 4 p.m. when Super Stolie presents her interactive kids' music show. Denny Diamond's 5 p.m. show offers a Neil Diamond tribute.
The 40th annual Summer Daze also will feature food vendors, carnival rides, business booths, a beer tent and a car show, said Tim Reinbold, Warrenville Park District executive director.
There is no admission fee.
Luke Wyss, the park district's fitness supervisor, is heading the car show that's an annual Saturday fixture at the fest and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year.
The show, sponsored by Warrenville body shop Countryside Customs, is expected to draw between 125 and 150 vehicles, from Corvettes to Mustangs and Volkswagen buses to trucks and motorcycles.
Wyss said an exact count is difficult to determine because, while most vehicle owners preregister, last-minute registration will be available from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $10 to preregister and $15 to register on the day of the show.
Countryside Customs judges will select first-, second- and third-place winners in up to 23 classes, arranged by production year, in categories such as street rod, custom vehicle, best paint job and best original interior, Wyss said.
Roughly 50 volunteers from the three agencies involved with the summer bash help with setup, beer pouring and cleanup, Reinbold said. The city helps with funding and provides police and fire services.