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It has been this area's last, best festival of summer for the past 75 years, and will be for the next 75 as long as it's held each Labor Day weekend. Hoopeston's 75th National Sweetcorn Festival features hot, buttered ears of sweet corn, fresh from the antique steam cooker, plus Motocross on Friday night, demolition derby on Sunday night and in between, up-and-coming country music star Chris Lane performing Saturday with Smithfield and Trey Hughes on the main stage in McFerren Park.
Lane is touring in support of his new, sophomore album, "Laps Around the Sun," released last month on Big Loud Records, and which has already given him his third consecutive certified gold single, "Take Back Home Girl" featuring Tori Kelly. The music will start at 6: Concert gates open at 5: Tickets — available online at hoopestontickets.
And here's a favorite National Sweetcorn Festival tip: Bring along a cooking pan for families or small groups, I recommend a 5-quart stock pot to carry around those multiple ears of corn, so you don't have to spend as much time standing in line, or burn your fingers after doing so.
Trust me, after your first time through the line, you'll thank me. The rain date for the Champaign Park District's Streetfest is 7 p. The make-up event from the previous, rained-out Streetfests offers a musical lineup guaranteed to make the wait well worth it.
A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. My favorite item on Brown's resume is that she sang the national anthem at Wrigley Field in Chicago back inbut you may have caught her more recently in one of her three current projects: Following her on that bill, local percussionist Craig Russo's band promises to lend a Caribbean flavor to the festivities, with the Tom Petty tribute band Mojo closing the show and again sharing a local stage with Brown, having just done so last weekend at Urbana's Sweetcorn Fest.
In addition to the free tunes, there'll be free face painting and balloons, as well TCBY onsite with some sweet treats.
If you prefer your chills and thrills indoors — and illuminated on a silver screen — The Art Theater's Summer Screams Series wraps up Wednesday night, Aug.
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Law enforcement around Oregon will be participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend, with the focus on reducing the number of accidents related to boating under the influence of intoxicants. Kid ID Stations will be operational on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
at Fifth, Eighth, 10 and 13 streets at Lummus Park. Each station will have a City of Miami Beach tent, portable sign and will be staffed with Goodwill Ambassadors. Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre.
The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass. EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) -- The first weekend of fall is kicking off with a lot of great events around our area.
Here are just a few you may want to check out.