2nd Annual Catfish John Memorial Music Festival - June 27th and 28th
by Gregory C. Johnson
Concerts for Charity and Toys for Tots present the Catfish John Memorial Music Festival, a benefit to provide student sized guitars and music instruction to needy children and schools in the Rockford area.
The two day Bluegrass, Folk, and Jam music festival will be held at Lyran Park, 4781 S. Bend Rd., Rockford, IL. The festival was created in memory of "Catfish" John Pritchett. "Catfish" John was a 2000 RAMI Hall of Fame inductee after he won the Acoustic Singer/Songwriter category five years in row. Upon his passing, the Catfish John Memorial Fund was established to raise money for purpose of advancing live music throughout the Rockford area and teaching new generations of children to play guitar. John had a love for Bluegrass and Folk music which is the theme of the festival.
Lyran Park is located on the beautiful Kishwaukee River in Northern Illinois. Camping, swimming & dancing to loads of great live music on 2 stages with late night music in the pavillion. The band line up and schedule subject to change. many other performers to be announced!
Friday June 27 2008
4:15P - The Leafrakers (kick-off party pavillion stage)
6:00P - Harmonic Movement
7:00P - Jaik Willis
7:30P - Ernie Hendrickson
9:30P - The Blue Moon Project Lyran Park
11:00P - LATE NIGHT-PAVILLION STAGE
Saturday June 28 2008
12:30P - Basement Blues Band
2:00P - The High Sausalitos
3:30P - Forest City Ramblers & friends
4:30P - Chicago Farmer
5:00P - Vista Cruiser Band
6:30P - The Reggie
8:00P - The Sons of Many Bitches
9:30P - Rollin’ in the Hay
Sunday Jun 29 2008
12:00P - Catfish John Memorial OPEN JAM
The band line up and schedule subject to change. many other performers to be announced!
Weekend Pass $35 (camping included!)
Friday concert ticket $10 ($10 extra camping)
Saturday concert ticket $15 ($10 extra camping)
Children under 12 FREE!
Tickets available at:
Minglewood, 1300 Broadway, Rockford
Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E State St, Rockford
Postal Shoppe, 1643 N Alpine Rd, Rockford
Postal Shoppe, 2205 S Perryville Rd, Rockford
4781 S. Bend Rd. Rockford, IL, 61109
Just South of the Chicago/Rockford Airport RFD
Hosted By: Concerts for Charity / Toys for Tots (Doug Furze)
Catfish John Music Festival
4781 S. Bend Rd
Rockford, IL 61109