2018 Festival of the Vine

Main stage at the Flavor Fare
W. State & N. Fourth streets
Main Stage is presented by STC Capital Bank
Sound by R/J Recording & Sound

Presented By

Friday, September 7

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Hitmen
When most people hear "hitmen", they think of deadly assassins, murderous thugs, and vicious criminals. That's not the case with Hitmen, Chicago's premier party cover band. Consisting of Dan Durley, Sean Martin, Danny O'Brien, Erik Opland, and Justin Peters, their chief concern is simple: play the hits and nothing but the hits.

6:00 - 7:30 pm: Paul, Jay and Tom Trio
Paul, Jay and Tom have been performing together for twenty five years. They are old friends from high school and college and their camaraderie and positive energy is infectious! They have become known for their varied show which includes Spanish guitar solos, great vocal harmonies. Pop tunes and crowd pleasing medleys from the 80’s. In short, it’s always a good time!

8:00 - 10:00 pm: Majors Junction
Majors Junction produces a diverse meld of country honky-tonk blues with folk undertones and hints of bluegrass pickin’ and good old rock & roll. It is a unique sound that celebrates individuality and hard work, two qualities the band shares with its hometown of Chicago.

Friday entertainment co-sponsored by Valley Insurance Group and Auto-Owners Insurance

Saturday, September 8

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Bert’s Revenge
Bert's Revenge is the acoustic duo that features Bob Ochoa and Dick Benda from the cover band Dirty Ernie. Bob and Dick have been performing together since 1991 in various bands, and as Bert's Revenge they deliver an engaging and interactive performance highlighted by exceptional vocal harmonies.

5:00 - 7:30 pm: Gregory Hyde
Gregory Hyde is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter who crafts inventive, intelligent, bombastic songs - often with a menacing edge. His tunes are riddled with nuances of slick pop hits, blues, classic rock, and a Southern sensibility that creeps in from his formative years living on the outskirts of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

8:00 - 10:00 pm: Hiline Band
Hiline delivers top entertainment with a can't miss combination of Motown, 70s and 80s dance hits.

Saturday entertainment co-sponsored by Kane County Chronicle/Shaw Media

Sunday, September 9

12:00 - 2:00 pm: The MacCartyns
The MacCartyns are a Geneva-based band performing harmony rock from the late 1960s. Featuring songs of great vocal groups such as the Grass Roots, Buckinghams, Turtles, and the Byrds. Harmonies and jangly guitars will remind you of songs you love.

2:30 - 4:30 pm: Drew Clausen
Drew Clausen is a singer and acoustic guitar player from Geneva. He specializes in creative arrangements of new country and rock cover songs from artists such as Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and The Eagles. Catch Drew at other venues throughout the Tri-Cities.

Sunday entertainment co-sponsored by Plandscape, Inc.

Concerts on the Green
Courthouse Lawn, S. Third Street


12:00 - 2:00 pm: The Thompson Duo
A musical journey from the 50s to today.


12:00 - 2:00 pm: Brian Allison
Brian Allison is a singer/songwriter with over 20 years in the music business. His passion and drive for music keeps him creative while touring the nation and bringing an energetic and soulful performance to every stage he plays.


12:00 - 2:00 pm: Kelsey Roberts with Owen Szorc
Kelsey and Owen crossed paths as instructors at the School of Rock Geneva. Owen and Kelsey have been playing music together for a short time, but their passion for performing music has been constant through their lifetimes. Recognizing their similarities in musical style and interest, they decided to join forces and build a set full of classics that they hope you enjoy!

Festival of the Vine entertainment presented by STC Capital Bank and co-sponsored by Valley Insurance Group, Auto-Owners Insurance, Plandscape and Kane County Chronicle/Shaw Media.