The Sweet Corn Blues Festival rounds out the summer season this weekend in Uptown Normal, with live blues and more fresh sweet corn than you can shake a stick at ... if shaking sticks at corn is your thing.
- The Town of Normal hosts the festival to attract visitors to Uptown and highlight all that it has to offer.
- The festival offers visitors a chance to sink their teeth into 16-20 tons of corn. The corn is harvested the morning of the festival from the Delmonte Farm near Mendota.
- Over the course of the weekend, 108 pounds of butter gets slathered on the freshly steamed corn. Don't forget the salt ... oh, and some dental floss!
- Hot Sauce Universe, Shuga Beatz and Billy Galt and the Blues Deacons are just a few of the bands scheduled to play. The Gamma Phi Circus will also perform.
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