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    Village lot adjacent to D.G. Public Library
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    Thursday through Sunday
    Both Warren & Burlington Avenues
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    Warren Avenue, North of BNSF RR Tracks
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    Main Street, RR Tracks South to Curtiss St.
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2017 GroveFest Entertainment E-mail

LOCATION: Village lot adjacent to D.G. Public Library

The Main Stage is sponsored by Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

Friday, June 23rd
5:00 - 11:00 p.m.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Cadillac Groove

There are sweet grooves, good grooves, and great grooves – then there’s Cadillac Groove. Cadillac Groove is Chicagoland’s premiere R&B, Classic Rock, Blues band playing all the hip shakin’, good time music that folks can’t help but sing along with and dance to.


7:15 – 8:45 p.m.

Fronted by one of the city’s most prominent lead singers and the band’s namesake, Keith Semple, every show is guaranteed to be a nonstop entertaining combination of musicianship and high energy stage performance! The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, 70’s rock, party songs and alternative/punk rock.


9:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles makes it their personal duty and pleasure to bring all the great 80’s songs you love to life in full force. They captivate audiences and inspire new ways of dancing and thinking (not to mention drinking!). The members are 5 fun-loving guys with a simple love for the music of years gone by and a mission to fuse nostalgia and style to create a sight/sound spectacular unlike any other.


Saturday, June 24th
5:00 - 11:00 p.m.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

This is the band that seriously doesn't take itself seriously. It's all about the formidable “authentic cover party rock 'n' roll” with horns that you hear around midnight on a Saturday night - where everyone is having the time of their lives, but you're wussing out cuz you gotta work on Monday. Wahhh...


6:30 and 8:45 p.m.
The Pack Drumline & Dance Crew

Two show-stopping between-the bands spectacles designed to leave the crowd speechless! Mixing together energetic rhythms, dance, and melodics with a twist of theatrics, this is a show you'll be running home to tell your friends about!


7:15 – 8:45 p.m.
Scott Marek Band

Originally from Downers Grove, this band now rocks the Midwest with one of the best male country voices in Illinois teamed up with three fantastic musicians to form one of the most talented Top 40 country bands!


9:30 – 11:00 p.m.
7th heaven

Chicagoland rock/pop band is one of the biggest and busiest indie bands in the world. They’ve charted #1 on Billboard’s Midwest Charts three times in the last three years! Playing over 250 shows a year, with an average of 100 outdoor events and amazing laser shows, they’ve earned the right to say “We've seen a million faces and rocked them all!”


Sunday, June 25th
11:40 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

11:40 ‒ 12:00 noon
Downers Grove Park District
Imagine Dance Team

Imagine Dance Team Web Page

12:00 ‒ 12:20 p.m.
McNulty Irish Dancers


12:20 ‒ 12:45 p.m.
Versafied Dance Company


1:15 ‒ 2:00 p.m.
Garage Band U


2:30 ‒ 3:15 p.m.
Rock Academy


4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
American English

American English is simply the best Beatle tribute story of our time. The fantasy lives on with these remarkable musicians who take the music to the highest level possible. American English is the closest you will ever get to reliving The Beatles. Whether you grew up with the Fab Four or not, this show will be your window to the past. Witness “The Complete Beatles Tribute” with American English!


6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Jin and Tonic Band

A premier 7-piece country band with powerful 3-part vocal harmonies and amazing musicianship. Jenn Fletcher (“Jin”) and Toni LaManna Siprut (“Tonic”) lead, with two male singers, one of Chicago's best fiddle players, a pounding rhythm section, and two amazing guitarists that double on banjo and mandolin. They play major clubs plus hundreds of festivals, and have shared stages with Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry!


8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Libido Funk Circus

Chicago's premiere dance & party band! Originally an over-the-top tribute to the Disco music of the 70's, they’ve added hundreds of dance & rock songs, spanning the 60's through today; from Lady Gaga and Britney to Stevie Wonder and Led Zeppelin. From Motown hits to the bass-thumping beats of today's dance music; from the always danceable Disco grooves to the new wave rock of the 80's… LFC has it "covered"!


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Last Updated on Monday, 19 June 2017 17:26