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Check out who performed in 2019!

2019 KREKEL’S WEST FAMILY NIGHT

CITIZEN WAY

citizen way
Citizen Way is a contemporary Christian music and Christian rock composed of David Blascoe, Ben Calhoun and Daniel Olsson.  Citizen Way started the music scene in 2012 with their debut single “Should’ve Been Me.”  The band’s fan base quickly grew with hits “Bulletproof,” “How Sweet The Sound,” and “When I’m With You.” The band continues to make an impact both on and off the air as they’ve toured the country alongside acts like MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa and more.  2018 song release “WaveWalker.”  
krekelspromised land   Browns

ERIC BURGETT

EricburgettEric Burgett grew up on the family farm in Latham, IL and had several regular performances on an old upright piano at his parents’ tavern, The Korn Krib, as well as during the offerings on Sundays at Latham United Methodist Church. In 2012, Burgett made the move to Nashville to pursue his countrymusic dreams and learning from some of the best writers and artists. In Fall 2017, Eric signed with Bow to Stern Management, headed by Grammy nominated producer Matt McClure.  Eric’s career has been full of opportunities on the stage, where the piano playing country singer has landed opening slots and guest appearances for the likes of Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, Chris Stapleton, Charlie Worsham, Phil Vassar, Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Craig Morgan, and Jim Brickman.  Songs: “Town You Never Heard Of” and Nothin’ Better”

stmary's  sunbelt

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Eric McSpadden

eric_mcspadden_fsEric McSpadden grew up in Decatur, IL, before moving back to St. Louis in 1970’s, where he is one of the better-known blues performers.  He made his musical career playing with a number of groups, including famed St. Louis bluesmen Johnnie Johnson and Oliver Sain.  While he is known for his blues singing and harmonica, he also plays a wide range of styles and genres.  Over 6 million people have viewed the YouTube video, the Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer trailer, with McSpadden’s voice as a key part of the story.  McSpadden performs regularly at BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups on Broadway Street and Hammerstone’s at 9th St. & Russell St. in St. Louis, Missouri.  “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” (Esterly featuring Eric McSpadden featured in Call Of Duty WWII Trailer)

Bonfire (Illini Park)

Bonfire  A group of dudes that want to rock and entertain performing mostly Rock n’ Roll with songs ranging from Eric Clapton, Beatles, various other artists, and a few band originals.  They are a small band named “Bonfire” from Argenta, IL, composed of the members David Revelle, Coy Simmons, Stephen Ryan, Jacob Woodruff, and Nathan and Aaron Dahl.

Natu Band

natu bandIn the summer of 2017, The NATU Band was selected to compete in the Nash Next competition hosted by Big Machine. Out of  several bands voted by fans and Nash FM appointed judges to represent Illinois, The NATU Band came in a very close runner up.  Along with original music written by singer-songwriter Natu Visinia, The NATU Band also covers High Energy upbeat fusion of Country, Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Pop, and top 40 crowd favorites both classic and modern. Songs: “Man I am Today” and “Wild Turkey Style”