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PrairieFest Headliners Announced

Who will take the Main Stage Father's Day weekend?

The will welcome Gin Blossoms as the headlining act for this year’s PrairieFest set for Father’s Day weekend June 14-17.

Formed in the late 1980s in Tempe, Ariz., the band is best known for hits like Hey Jealousy, Allison Road and Found Out About You. They will take the Main Stage at from 8:30 to 10 Saturday, June 16. The band most recently released an album in October 2010 titled NO CHOCOLATE CAKE.

Other Main Stage entertainment includes Wedding Banned set for 8 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Back Country Roads at 7 p.m. Friday with 7th Heavan taking the stage at 9:30 p.m. that day. The band Generations will perform before the Gin Blossoms Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

“These free shows would not be possible without our generous corporate sponsorships,” said Margaret Gienger, superintendent of marketing for the park district.

The park district’s sponsorship drive will begin in earnest following the holidays, she said. Those wishing to provide a verbal commitment of sponsorship can do so by calling 630-554-4431.

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Dawn Aagesen December 13, 2011 at 12:41 AM
If you've never seen 7th Heaven, you need to come out and check them out. Ritchie, Nick, Mark, Mike and Keith sure know how to ROCK!!!!
Jennifer December 13, 2011 at 02:51 AM
Nice!! Very impressed. :)
Pat Stiles December 13, 2011 at 05:54 PM
Good Band, Nice job
Pat Stiles December 13, 2011 at 05:55 PM
Dawn, is 7th heaven palying at the Lodge this weekend
Rachael B. December 14, 2011 at 07:05 AM
I sure won't be going next year. These bands hold no appeal to me. I realize that good bands are expensive to hire.
Jane Enviere December 14, 2011 at 03:09 PM
My husband and I always laugh that once a band hits the fest circuit, their best years are a few decades behind them.
Cattlehauler March 04, 2012 at 09:17 PM
All I got to say is..............Play the F&%@#^ Hits!

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