Cherry Valley Festival Days will be held Aug. 27-29 in Baumann Park, downtown Cherry Valley. The Main Stage line-up has been set and promises to deliver outstanding musical entertainment for one of this summers best festivals. It features a 10-band line-up that is strong from top to bottom. You will want to get there early and stay until the final curtain call. Buttons are available at the gate for $3 and are good for all three days. A second stage with varied entertainment increases the total number of performances to 24 over the three days.
Local 80s rockers Frontiers kick things off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Led by the amazing Brian Taylor, this band is exposing the local scene to music that was being missed.
Prime Time Live Band will burn up the stage at 7:30 p.m. with some of the coolest music ever written. With a fiddle in the mix, Amy Nickels soaring vocals, and Tim Schulzs blazing guitar, this is a band you dont want to miss.
Fireworks will start at dusk.
Headlining Friday night is the Fabulous Janes, the most original cover band to ever take the stage. Their antics and high-energy show are unsurpassed. If you never miss their shows, or want to experience them for the first time, dont miss seeing them at the festival that was the first to bring them to the area.
Getting things started in a big way at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday is Moose, Swedens finest steaming hot, rockin blues band. Strap on your safety belt because Moose is gonna tear it up.
At 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, local favorites Trash 80s will be playing all of the great tunes from the 80s. This high-quality band boasts a very impressive line-up of local talent.
Dave Matthews tribute band Crash will take the stage at 4:15 p.m. They have devoted themselves to become the most accurate and identical performers of DMB music, second only to the real thing.
On at 6:30 p.m. Beggars Banquet is the premier Rolling Stones experience. This band looks, acts, and sounds authentic, just like being at a Stones concert.
Saturday night headliners ARRA makes the music of the 70s and 80s come alive. Whether you call it classic rock, arena rock, or just your favorite tunes, ARRA is the band that hits the stage with passion that cant be denied.
Sunday turns to country with Q98.5.
Juelane Fairbert gets things started at 12:30 p.m. This award-winning artist is pursuing a solo career working with producer Larry Schara. Get there early.
Starting at 4:30 and rounding out the weekend is Mustang Sally. Hot, hip, and cool, this multi-talented all-girl band from Nashville is back by popular demand. Drawing crowds from coast to coast, this is arguably the best all-girl band touring the nation.
Info: (815) 332-3441 or www.valleydays.com.