by Mike Slodki
Maple Parkâ€”â€œAnytime someone hears â€˜town festival,â€™ they are looking for live music on some level and a good time,â€ Brian Stover of the Maple Park Fun Fest committee said.
Those that go to the Maple Park Fun Fest will have a good chance at seeing just that.
Beginning on Friday evening, Sept. 3, and going through Sunday night, Sept. 5, the tunes will be loud and abundant at the gathering west of Elburn.
On Friday, Millerâ€™s Hometown band takes the stage from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Playing covers from Linda Ronstadt to Eric Clapton, Millerâ€™s Hometown Band continues to thrill audiences with its old-fashioned harmonies and multi-layered vocals. Itâ€™ll be followed by Field Day at 9 p.m., which specializes in rock nâ€™ roll from the â€˜60s to current music.
On Saturday, Brian Lavender and Whiskey Bent brings its covers and original music with a country slant to the stage at 2 p.m.
The group will be followed by Caozz, which comes on at 5 p.m. and deals with late â€˜60s to current popular hits. Caozz will stop after one hour for the Fun Fest parade, and resume for another hour-long set at 7 p.m.
At 9 p.m., the attraction is area staple Hi Infidelity. Virgil Neace, Brad Hollands, Gary Scofield, Jim Warren, Dave Mikulskis and Bobby Scumaci make up the band. The group plays numerous festivals and hits venues like Americaâ€™s Roundhouse.
On Sunday at 5 p.m., Roadhouse Prophets plays country music to close out the Fun Fest harmonies.