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Sweet Corn Blues Fest

The Blues are free and the corn is cheap!

When: August 22 & 23, 2015
Where: Uptown Normal, IL
Time: Saturday 10 AM  to 5 PM. Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM (both days go until the corn runs out!)

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Celebrate two of central Illinois's most beloved offerings at this say-goodbye-to-summer street festival: fresh yellow sweet corn and red hot blues. The corn is cheap, the live blues are smokin' and the festival is free! You can eat your freshly cooked corn on the spot, or take home dozens to cook at home. Browse the arts & craft vendor booths, enjoy a tasty corn dog, and find end-of-summer super bargains at the Uptown Normal merchants' sidewalk sales. GLT staff will be at the festival signing you up for free subscription to the GLT E-Newsletter. It's the best way to stay in touch with everything GLT and just for signing up, your name will be tossed in the hat for fabulous prize drawings!

This year's lineup includes the traditional and original blues of Milwaukee's Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys along with local favorites tearing it up on the CEFCU stage. Because of CEFCU's continued support of the Sweet Corn Blues festival stage, you get to see all this talent for free! Grab some friends and a spot on the roundabout for an afternoon of free blues and almost-free sweet corn.

While you're at it, leave the car at home and take the bikes to Uptown. GLT's Good to Go, Bike BloNo and the Friends of the Constitution Trail are providing secure valet-style parking for bicycles. It's free, it's easy, it's good for the environment, it's healthy. You can also justify one more ear of that delicious fresh-cooked corn.

Saturday, Aug 22
9:45-10:45 - Gamma Phi Circus demonstration
11:15-12:30 - Berchtold & Stear
1:00-2:30 - Joe Zaklan Band
3:00-4:30 - Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

Sunday, Aug 23
11:00-noon - Shuga Beatz
noon-1:00 - Corn Eating Contest - enter at the Town of Normal booth
1:00-2:30 - Chicken Shack
2:45-4:15 - Sugar Prophets

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Thanks to the Town of Normal and Uptown Partners for presenting this festival.

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