Country music featured at Durand Fourth of July Festival

Online Staff Report

DURAND, Ill. — Two groups playing country-style music will be featured at Durand’s Fourth of July Festival.

Southern Charm, a high-energy country band popular in the stateline area, will perform at the town’s street dance from 8 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, July 3. Their music features both modern country and all-time favorites. A preview of the group can be heard at its website, Food and other refreshments will be available. The dance is open to all ages.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 4, the featured group is Anticipation, a southern gospel trio from west-central Illinois. The trio of singers mixes old-style gospel with new songs. Their presentation is part of the festival’s Freedom, Faith and Family event following the town’s Famous Outhouse Races and prior to the area’s second-largest fireworks display. A preview of Anticipation’s music can be heard at its website at

Posted June 26, 2013