Live Music Line-Up
The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Festival is proud to offer FREE live entertainment again this year! Find out about the bands performing at our festival this year in the line-up list below.
Thursday, July 26th
5:30 – 7:30 pm
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle
Friday, July 27th
7:15 – 9:00 pm
Back Country Roads
Back Country Roads is a 6 piece band based out of the northern Illinois area. BCR started as a 3 piece acoustic band in April of 2009 and quickly expanded to the 6 piece we are today. We have played at events such as Country Thunder (the last 5 years) and have been direct support for National acts such as Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, David Lee Murphy, Neal McCoy, Love & Theft, Steel Magnolia, Keith Anderson, Easton Corbin and Granger Smith. Back Country Roads plays mostly current Top 40 Country hits, with a few older selections and some originals thrown in the mix as well. We also occasionally leave the Country genre a little bit which gives the audience some variety. Our Facebook fan-base is over 9,400 fans and continues to grow. We are looking forward to expanding into new areas for another jam-packed fun filled year full of shows!
BCR tours regularly throughout the American Midwest and performs at festivals, fairs, clubs and private parties.
9:05 – 9:30 pm
9:30 – 11:00 pm
Since 1997, Maggie Speaks has been building a reputation from Sydney to Venice to our hometown of Chicago as the band that delivers more than a show. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Maggie Speaks changed the world of cover bands. With a repertoire that includes nearly every track on your phone, you’ll enjoy tunes you love played live on stage right in front of you. Dance and sing to your favorites, from that 80s song you love to hear to songs played at concerts in Chicago reaching back to the 50s to Top 40 hits released just last week.
You’ll hear music from some of the most talented singers and musicians in the industry. Maggie Speaks is famous for their unstoppable medleys, seamless transitions, and note-perfect performances that leave audiences begging for more.
Saturday, July 28th
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Girl power rock & roll! High energy, guitar fueled live music – playing your favorite songs over the last 30 years. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, modern music.
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Playing everything from Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash to Civil Wars and the Lumineers, The Redmonds perform as an acoustic duo featuring the impeccable harmonies of Mike and Katie Redmond; as well as a full band with some of the best musicians in the region.
Mike Redmond has performed professionally for 30 years. He first entered the music scene as a teen aged soundman for Soundz Music in 1979, working with such bands as Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, the Dixie Dregs and America. Along the way he pursued his own opportunities to take the stage, driving hundreds of miles to gigs while managed by R.J. Kaltenbach and T.J. Sheppard. By the time he was 24 he had a development deal with Phil Walden’s Capricorn Records.
Katie Hull Redmond joined Mike in music (and marriage) in 2005. A trained singer, she has performed professionally at weddings, corporate events, festivals, and other social functions around the Chicago area for 20 years. Her musical influences range the classic to the contemporary rock – from Schubert’s Ave Maria to Patti LaBelle to Janis Joplin. Together, she and Mike are magic.
Rounding out the Redmonds line-up for full band show are bassist Mike Gorman of Off Broadway and Pezband fame; top Chicago pedal steel player Rich Koc; studio drummer Rick Nelson; and multi-instrumentalist L.J. Slavin who has played everywhere from television’s “Tool Time” to the Steppenwolf Theater.
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5:45 – 6:45 pm
RockStar Rodeo is more than just your average country band, and a lot more than just your ordinary rock show. They strive to give every fan a true concert experience. RockStar Rodeo takes pride in real, genuine entertainment. Their goal for every show is to leave the fans wanting more, and at the same time, leave everyone 110% satisfied. How do they do it? These guys and gal deliver one of the most high-energy and professional performances in the Midwest. RockStar Rodeo has recently expanded much of their musical repertoire by delivering not only the best in top 40 country, but also many of the timeless rock classics from the 80s through today! A nonstop show with crowd interaction that is second to none. One minute you’ll feel the energy as the crowd sways their hands side to side while singing Wagon Wheel, and the next minute, they’re playing the air guitar to an ageless hit like Shook Me All Night Long. RockStar Rodeo is one of the hardest working, busiest, most dedicated bands on the market. Guaranteed, RockStar Rodeo will give all concertgoers an experience they will enjoy and remember forever.
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Drawing inspiration from some of country music’s leading ladies like Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift and songwriter Sarah Buxton, Ali puts a modern twist on her songs which creates a connection with her fans. “My fan base is growing and many of them reach out to me, I love hearing their thoughts and opinions about my music,” says Ali. “I read every word and I appreciate each one of them!”
When she isn’t in the studio working on her upcoming debut EP, Ali is performing at some of Nashville’s most well known venues such as the legendary Bluebird Café, Belcourt Taps, The Country and Tavern 96. Driven by her authentic love for writing and making music, this passionate performer dreams of the day that she takes the stage to find her fans singing her own lyrics back to her. “I hope someday that my music can affect people the way music has always affected me,” said Ali. “I can’t imagine my life without it.” Keep up with Ali at www.alimorganmusic.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @AliMorganMusic.
8:30 – 11:00 pm
SEMPLE is a Chicago based band that prides itself on it’s entertaining combination of musicianship and high energy stage performance. 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 great time! With styles ranging from 70’s Rock to modern pop songs and everything in between, everyone is sure to leave happy. Known for their diverse array of medleys that feature bands such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, 70’s Rock, party songs and even alternative/punk rock, each show is packed with variety and contrast that takes the audience on a generational tour of music genres. Not to mention, SEMPLE features several of their own original songs in almost every show! The mutual love and enjoyment of performing music that each member possesses is not only obvious from the moment the band starts playing, but also supports a strong chemistry that makes their shows an enjoyment for everyone in the room. From bars and fests to weddings and corporate events, SEMPLE is available for your entertainment needs in almost any fashion. With a driving determination to be the absolute best at what they do, this is a band that is sure to leave you satisfied!
Sunday, July 29th
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Car owners will be on had to talk about their automobiles. Summer weather has rolled into Sugar Grove. It’s time to get the family out and take in the sights.
For more information, check out the details on our website:
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Female fronted and from Chicago, Illinois, Ignescent is a rock band founded by Jennifer Benson. Since 2008, the band has been primarily touring throughout the Midwest and Nashville area. Ignescent is comprised of Jennifer Benson on lead vocals, Deven Elion on lead guitar, Joey Sepulveda on rhythm guitar, Cristian Aguilar on bass guitar, and Chris Calix on drums.
Ignescent combines their musical backgrounds to form a harmony that is both addictively musical and inspiring. Ignescent is more than just a rock band, they are real people with a combination of great stories. These stories, combined with moving guitars riffs and a driving beat create a sound people enjoy and relate to. Their influences include Flyleaf, Evanescence, and Paramore.
Ignescent’s music is a great mixture of rock and pop with a great message. You can tell that their music has a rock/alternative edge that sounds right at home with most Top 40 formats.
2:30 – 4:00 pm
On May 15, 2015, just before midnight, everything changed for Jonny Diaz. When he and his wife, Libby, welcomed their daughter, Charlie Grace, into the world, the singer/songwriter officially added “Dad” to his long list of accomplishments. In many ways, it was the beginning of a new chapter for Diaz and a period of change that’s proved far more exhausting and more rewarding than he could have ever imagined. In fact, the birth of his first child came in a long succession of events leading up to the release of his latest EP, aptly titled Everything Is Changing. Read more…
4:45 – 6:00 pm
At the heart of most success stories lies a framework of brand invention, the creation of a persona or x-factor that raises an artist above the noise. But for pop vocal group Anthem Lights, it’s reinvention that’s catapulted the talented foursome to over 147 million YouTube views and 1.4 million monthly listeners on streaming services. The indie group’s success is due in large part to the foursome’s vocal prowess (Caleb Grimm, Chad Graham, Spencer Kane and Joey Stamper are all exceptional singers),creative mash-ups and reinventions of pop hits and beloved hymns.