Young at Heart Festival set for May 27-29 in Loves Park

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-111703885532754.jpg’, ‘file photo by James Thompson’, ‘Classic rock group Mr. Big Stuff takes the stage at 5 p.m. May 28.’);

The Parks Chamber of Commerce will host the 34th Annual Young at Heart Festival at Loves Park City Hall’s Festival Grounds, 100 Heart Blvd., in Loves Park. Opening ceremonies will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, May 27. Mayor Darryl Lindberg will be master of ceremonies.

The entertainment schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 27 (opens at 6 p.m.). Ride the Wristband special from 6 to 10 p.m. ($12) Men of Our Times will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Fabulous Janes from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 28 (opens at 11 a.m.) Classic Rock Day. The Frontiers perform from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Mr. Big Stuff from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Person to Person from 8 to 9:30 p.m.; and Foghat from 10 to 11:30 p.m. The Fireworks Spectacular will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 29 (opens at 11 a.m.) Ride Wristband special from noon to 4 p.m. ($15) Caribbean Music Day. Forest Hills Dance Academy & Co. will perform from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mr. Myers will perform from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Cost of admission is a $7 button good for all four days. The buttons can be purchased in advance for $5. Children age 5 and younger are free. Buttons are on sale at: Northwest Bank locations, 1100 Ralston Rd., Machesney Park; 4932 N. 2nd St., Loves Park; 3106 N. Rockton Rd., Rockford; E. State & Phelps Ave., Rockford; Alpine Bank locations, Harlem/Alpine (inside Logli’s); Harlem/N. 2nd St.; AMCORE Bank, Rt. 173 (in front of Target); Associated Bank, 6213 N. 2nd St., Loves Park; 622 Machesney Rd., Machesney Park; Blackhawk Bank, 9609 Forest Hills Rd., Machesney Park; City of Loves Park, City Hall; CUB Foods, 6550 N. Alpine, Loves Park; First Community Credit Union, 1405 W. Lane Rd., Machesney Park; Gray’s IGA, Meadowmart Shopping Center, Loves Park; National City Bank, E. Riverside/N. 2nd, Loves Park; E. Riverside/Mulford, Loves Park; N. Suburban Library, 6340 N. 2nd St., Loves Park; 5562 Clayton Circle, Roscoe; Osco Drug, Harlem & N. 2nd St., Machesney Park; 1506 E. Riverside, Loves Park; all Rockford and Roscoe locations; Rock Valley Federal Credit Union, 1201 Clifford, Loves Park; Stillman Bank, 8492 E. State St.; Village of Machesney Park Village Hall.

There will be exciting carnival rides, great food and amazing music, too! Festival ends at 6 p.m., Monday, May 30. For more information, call the Parks Chamber office at 633-3999.

From the May 25-31, 2005, issue

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