Chicago Country Music Preview on Daley Plaza

Chicago Country Music Preview on Daley Plaza

Who: The Country Band Lucky Town
What: Will play live country music
Where: Daley Plaza – on the south side of the Picasso
When: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: Noon to 1pm

The Chicago Country Music Festival returns to its home in Grant Park, October 3 & 4, for two days of jam packed country music. There are more than 25 music acts lined up at this year’s festival including country superstars—Miranda Lambert and John Rich. Other country favorites are Joe Pug, Alejandro Escovedo, Tom Schraeder & His Ego and Colin Gilmore. The festival is FREE and hours are: 11am to 9:30pm each day.

Miranda Lambert performs at the Petrillo Music Shell Saturday at 7:30pm. Lambert will play music off her new CD, REVOLUTION. Her debut album, Kerosene, was certified platinum in the United States and included her recognizable songs, “Kerosene” and “Bring Me Down.” Lambert has been nominated for two Grammy® awards and won the “Top New Female Vocalist” at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2007. Grammy®-nominated, Jamey Johnson, kicks off the evening at 6pm.

On Sunday, John Rich takes the Petrillo stage at 7:30pm. He began his career with the popular band, Lonestar, and since then has gone on to be a successful solo artist and a member of the country duo, Big & Rich. His 2009 album, Son of a Preacher Man, reached the top three of the Country Music Billboard Chart and includes hits like, “Shuttin’ down Detroit.” The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale, Gilmore & Butch Hancock., who released a new album this spring, open for Rich at 6pm. And don’t miss the CMA Songwriters’ Series featuring Lee Ann Womack at the Americana Stage

The Chicago Country Music Festival features three music stages, a Dance Stage and the Kids’ Corral. At the dance stage festival attendees can learn how to Line dance or Square Dance and then take their new moves to the concert! The Kids’ Corral offers daily entertainment for the young country fans. Additionally, there will be an art fair and farmers market. The festival will be loaded with entertainment all weekend. For more info visit www.chicagocountrymusicfestival.us or call the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at (312) 744-3317. Don’t miss out on the summer’s last music festival!

The Chicago Country Music Festival is sponsored by Best Buy, Pepsi, Bud Light, Comcast, NBC 5 Chicago, US 99.5, CTA, Hyatt, Malibu Rum, Hinckley Springs, Communications Direct and LaGrou Distribution System, Inc.
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