JONATHAN DEVIN & NEW COUNTRY
JIMMY NICK & DON'T TELL MAMA
JONATHAN DEVIN & NEW COUNTRY
12:00PM – 1:30PM
Country songs are about good time boot scootin’ fun, lost love, or the average man (or woman) against the world – truly the music of America. Jonathan Devin & New Country play your favorite country hits from the traditional classics of Hank Williams, Roger Miller, and George Jones, to the “outlaw” classics of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, to the dancefloor friendly country pop of Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Alan Jackson to the newer hits of Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley. Jonathan Devin’s songlist also includes liberal helpings of rock ‘n roll oldies, southern rock classics, and the inspirational music of America’s Heartland.
New Country’s harmonies are exciting and polished, and the music is tight and well rehearsed. The show is good clean fun family entertainment that you most definitely do not want to miss!!
JIMMY NICK & DON’T TELL MAMA
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Jimmy Nick is an old-fashioned, guitar slinging blues prodigy who spent his teenage years being schooled by legendary bluesmen in the famous Chicago clubs of Kingston Mines, Rosa’s Lounge, and B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted.
Over the last year Jimmy has recorded his first live album for a full house at The Raue Center for the Performing Arts, performed over 200 shows*, advanced to the semifinals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, as well as headlined at Buddy Guy’s Legends, and B.L.U.E.S on Halstead. Most recently, he was featured on the WGN Morning News.
In addition, Jimmy has opened for the legendary Eddie Shaw, Bobby Rush, Toronzo Canon, Dick Dale, The Mike Wheeler Band and performed at SXSW. Jimmy has sold over 1,500 copies of his 3rd studio album –Rare Breed, which features Eddie Shaw performing with Jimmy on his original blues tune “Greedy Man”.
Jimmy Nick has also shared the stage with John Mayall, Ted Nugent,Samantha Fish, Pat Travers, Savoy Brown, Los Lonely Boys, Gov’t Mule, Kenny Wayne Shepard and more. Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama continue to be one of the most requested and hard working bands in the Chicagoland area.
Today Jimmy’s mission is to expose the next generation to the blues. Driven by his motown-tight band, Don’t Tell Mama, featuring saxophone, bass, and drums Jimmy excites crowds with his electrifying guitar work, fresh harp, clever lyrics and animated stage theatrics. His high energy blues and rock-n-roll captivate audiences, and forge instant fans.
4:00PM – 5:30PM
RockStar Rodeo is more than just your average country band, and a lot more than just your ordinary rock show. They strive to give every fan a true concert experience. RockStar Rodeo takes pride in real, genuine entertainment. Their goal for every show is to leave the fans wanting more, and at the same time, leave everyone 110% satisfied. How do they do it? These guys and gal deliver one of the most high-energy and professional performances in the Midwest. RockStar Rodeo has recently expanded much of their musical repertoire by delivering not only the best in top 40 country, but also many of the timeless rock classics from the 80s through today! A nonstop show with crowd interaction that is second to none. One minute you’ll feel the energy as the crowd sways their hands side to side while singing Wagon Wheel, and the next minute, they’re playing the air guitar to an ageless hit like Shook Me All Night Long. RockStar Rodeo is one of the hardest working, busiest, most dedicated bands on the market. Guaranteed, RockStar Rodeo will give all concertgoers an experience they will enjoy and remember forever. So what are you waiting for? Join the RODEO NOW!
FOUNDERS’ BBQ COOKOFF RESULTS ANNOUNCED
The First Annual Founders’ BBQ Cookoff results will be announced supported by the efforts of our ALFPD Fire Fighters. Come take in the smells as these BBQ masters will be cooking up their finest receipies sure to make anyone hungry from miles around.
**While this is a food contest, BBQ samples from the BBQ Cook Off contestants WILL NOT be available for sample or sale due to county health code regulations.**
**Amazing Food selections WILL be available on site from the Founders’ Days Vendors throughout the entire festival**