Durand plans four-day Fourth of July Festival

DURAND, Ill.—Professional songwriter, playful entertainer, gifted vocalist and down-to-earth observer of worldly foibles, country singer Amy Dalley will perform at the Durand Street Concert Friday night, June 29, as part of the town’s Fourth of July Festival.

Dalley, who has toured in the U.S. and Mexico, is described as serving country-fresh performances straight up. Her songs have been called, “slice of wry with sweet barbed promises,” combining fresh energy and song-crafting savvy. She plays and sings her newest song, “Let’s try goodbye,” on the Curb label.

The music takes a different sound Saturday night, June 30, when Caroline’s Spine “acoustic” show performs. Certified RIAA “Gold,”and having achieved four “Top 40” mainstream/active rock radio hits, Caroline’s Spine has toured the U.S. and Europe with such famous bands as Aerosmith, KISS and others. The group’s songs have been on both TV and film soundtracks. According to Billboard, “Caroline’s Spine has shiny, singable rock hooks that set it apart…akin to Live and Pearl Jam.”

Appearing with Caroline’s Spine “acoustic” will be Crooked X, a CBS award-winning, Metallica-inspired group that has played with Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper and others.

Both performances are part of Durand’s four-day Fourth of July Festival, which includes sanctioned go-kart races around the town square, famous outhouse races, a kids’ carnival, parade, fireworks and more.

Tickets for each night’s performance are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. To order tickets or for more information visit durandevents.com.

from the June 27-July 5, 2007, issue

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