8:30P - The Steepwater Band
6:30P - Rivals of the Peacemaker
8:30P - The English Beat
6:30P - Deal's Gone Bad
4:30P - The Wanton Looks
Beer Tent: 3P - Joe Sounds Steel Drum Calypso
2P - The Blue Coast Band – Blues
Beer Tent: 1P - Brown-Reish 'Old Time'
12P - Filisko & Noden Roots Duo
11A - Skokie's Backlot Dash 5K Awards
6:15P - Tributosaurus becomes 'Kool & The Gang'
4:30P – Simple Simon
1:30P - The Intimate Machines
12P - Kitty Devine and the Big Whoop
Presidents of the United States of America, Lonnie Brooks, The Fixx, The Romantics, Local H, Cracker, Fastball, Smoking Popes, Bottle Rockets, The Dynamites with Charles Walker, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, The Ides of March, 72 Hours, Alex Wilson Band, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Forte, Green Tangerines, Hello Dave, Indika, Kraig Kenning, Little Nashville, The Shadows of Knight, Tributosaurus, Melvin Taylor, Mark Cleveland Band, Jimmy Suttons Rock-n-Roll Guitar, The Goldstars, Farewell Captain, Duwayne Burnside, The Bon Mots, American English, Bullet Called Life, Fundamental Blues Band, Mannequin Men, The Real Gone, School of Rock Evanston, The Congregation, Dr. K. and the Volunteers, Matthew Skolar Band, Sanctified Grumblers, The Statutes of Liberty, South Blvd. Band, Joe Cantafio and the 101st Rock Division, Dollar Store, Ha Ha Tonka, The Riptones
The English Beat
The English Beat burst onto the British music scene with the 2-Tone ska explosion of the late '70s and early '80s. While many of their contemporaries imploded after making their initial splash, The English Beat distanced themselves with carefully crafted pop and soul songs. The band scored numerous singles in the British pop charts and became a staple on American college radio with Mirror in The Bathroom and Save it For Later. After the band disolved in '83, vocalists Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public who recorded the U.S. radio hit Tenderness. The band will be playing selections from both The English Beat and General Public.
The Steepwater Band
These Chicago based road dogs have managed to release eight studio LPs and one live LP in the last decade while maintaining a grueling tour schedule playing with the likes of ZZ Top, Drive By Truckers, North Mississippi All Stars and more. Their latest LP, Clava, finds them hitting their artistic stride with a combination of classic blues rock, Americana and pyschedelia. Their live show is not to be missed.
Kool and The Gang
Crowd favorite, Tributosauus, returns to the Backlot Bash stage to recreate the sounds of Kool and The Gang.
Deal's Gone Bad
Mixing reggae, ska and American soul music, Deal's Gone Bad puts on unforgettable, high energy live performances.
Rivals Of The Peacemaker
ROTP plays gritty roots Americana with lush harmonies and a boot-stomping intensity.