Festival Stage

  4:30 -  6:30pm  Luke Pitney

FRIDAY JUNE 15, 2018

Festival Stage

  4:30 -   6:00pm Pablo &  The Rhythmix

10:00 - 11:45pm Too White Crew

The Festival Stage is included in your 4 day general admission pass, there is no concert upcharge for these performers. We bring some of the best of local talent across all genres. This year we will have after parties on our festival stage on Friday and Saturday after the Main Stage Performers have concluded. If you choose not to purchase the Main Stage you can purchase the 4 day festival pass to come down and enjoy these awesome parties!

Luke Pitney: Luke Pitney may only be in his 20s, but has experienced lifetimes beyond his years. Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, as part of his family’s Rescue Mission, he grew up around addicts, homeless people, and a traveling family band. Pitney sites his earliest musical influence being his dad, who was a singer/songwriter and the leader of The Pitneys, which also included his mom, Sherry, two uncles and his brother Zach. “Once I was old enough, I would spend time on the road traveling with them,” Pitney remembers. “Being subjected to all that, you’d think music would be something I would have taken to right away, but I didn’t.”  Pitney’s dad bought him his first guitar at age 12 and he proceeded to learn how to play Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues.  However, he didn’t take to his inherited talent seriously until the sudden and tragic passing of his dad in 2005. He needed something to cope. After struggling with addictions and living in the dark for a significant period of time, he hit an all-time low. He found himself in a place where the only thing he had left was a notepad and pen. “I wrote my way out, I truly believe God gave me a second chance at life by giving me the gift of songs.” These songs allowed him to face the ghosts of his past and to begin to heal. He began to share his music with hurting people in hopes that it would bring them encouragement in the same way it had in his life. This began a serious foray into writing and singing. Out came songs about life and love and loss. Pitney says at times, he just feels like a vessel for the songs and they pour out of him when they’re supposed to.

Pablo & The Rhythmix: PABLO & THE RHYTHMIX is a high energy, one-of-a-kind show band! They keep the audience on their toes, making them wonder what the band will play, or do, next! Their set list includes a wide variety of dance music from the 1950’s to today’s top hits on the radio. Keep your eyes peeled for the front men, as you never know what you will find them doing! Known for their entertaining shenanigans, silly props, and audience participation, PABLO & THE RHYTHMIX is a MUST SEE SHOW!!!

Too White Crew:There is simply no band anywhere like the Too White Crew. It is a tribute to 80’s and 90’s hip hop, featuring all live music from a six piece band, accompanied by choreographed “Fly Girl” dancers. It’s a party band – it’s a show – it’s art – it’s madness on stage – all packaged in an unprecedented way. This high energy, interactive show features the sites, the sounds, the moves, the fashion and antics of hip hop’s most colorful era. TWC has opened for countless hip hop and pop legends and is the only band in the past decade to perform at the Playboy Mansion.

Blind Date: This might be the only Blind Date you’ve ever had that doesn’t disappoint! Northern Illinois’ newest and hottest party band is ready to rock your house with a mash up of pop, rock, funk, and country. Blind Date doesn’t discriminate! If it makes you dance, it’s got a chance, which is why they have quickly become one of the most sought after entertainment options in the area. Powerful female vocalist, lush keyboards, shredding guitar, thumping bass and drums all churning in an energetic ball of precision, passion, and power… your Blind Date is ready… and yeah… she’s hot!

Big Daddy Woo Woo:Now celebrating our 20th year, Big Daddy Woo Woo was founded by Lou Rios in 1998. The  band is a Funk Dance/Party band thats played many venues in Wisconsin and Illinois making people laugh, smile and dance everywhere we go. We are a party band that believes in giving the people a memorable experience. We are known for playing the songs we all love and grew up on, taking you down memory lane. No band plays the 70's,80's,90's & current hits like this band!  Executive Members: Lou Rios founder Tootie Davis, Lead guitar and vocals Greg Bridges, Bass guitar and vocals Quashaun Hudson, Drums Dory McAllister, Lead Vocals  Rashaun Jenkins, Keyboards and vocals   Come Out And Be Part Of The Fun! We are a Party Band just having FUN. We love to make people dance and have a good time. So if dancing, shaking your booty and just plain having a good time is what you like to do, then we're the band for you.

RIPT: A Fun, Hard working, All-American Rock n Roll Band Forged in 1985, Rockford Illinois.  Debut album is still considered among the best Hard Rock releases of the last 30 years, taking you down many alleys, from the opening hit “This is your Brain on Rock n Roll”, to the highly acclaimed cover of Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds”, and even mellowing out a touch with ballads “Nicole” and “When I wonder”   Top that with several successful tours as Headliner as well as a direct supporting act for many national and international acts, RIPT has always owned the stage with 3 chords and a smile.With a new release in the works for 2018, and another summer festival tour, I would say it’s time to Turn it up, Have some Fun, and GET RIPT

Rollin Whiskey: Rollin’ Whiskey is not your usual country band. They will shake the foundations with pure energy and the excitement of modern Country/Rock. Add some tender and heartfelt country ballads, some well known country/rock covers and you have the outfit for all occasions. Rollin’ Whiskey is an independent Country band from Northern Illinois with many years of experience in the music industry. The band has developed a great sound with two dynamic lead singers, punchy guitar tones supporting their multi-harmony vocal delivery, and a tight groove generated from the engine room. With five singers in the band, Rollin’ Whiskey has the smoothest harmonies around. Their shows include a good mix of modern country/rock covers designed to keep the audience on the dance floor. In their live shows they include covers from artists including: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson,  Zac Brown Band, Sugarland, Florida Georgia Line, Pat Benetar, Darius Rucker, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and many more. Rollin’ Whiskey has played shows from the largest festivals to backyard parties. You may have seen them at Country Thunder, ByronFest, Old Settlers Days, Lincoln Highway Heritage Fest, Roscoe Fall Festival and have shared the stage with the likes of Josh Thompson, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, Frankie Ballard and Jerrod Nieman.

The Boom Boom Room:  THE BOOM BOOM ROOM is not your average bar band. Music you know and love from the 70s to now played with an unmatched level of sophistication and groove. Never too loud and in your face. We’re more concerned with how the BOOM affects your feet and your booty anyway. If you want to dance, sip and sing along or just be with your friends and enjoy the night, you’ve come to the right ROOM. Your night out ‘in’ THE BOOM BOOM ROOM features the music of: Prince, Maroon 5, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Pharrell, John Mayer and more.


Festival Stage
 1:00 -    3:00pm Blind Date
 3:30 -    5:00pm Big Daddy Woo Woo
10:00 - 11:45pm RIPT

SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2018
Festival Stage

  2:30 - 4:00pm Rollin Whiskey
  4:30 - 6:00pm The Boom Boom Room