Live Music

Thursday, July 20: Krekel’s West/ Krekel’s MTZ Family Night!

The Back Porch Trio at 5 P.M.

We are excited to have The Back Porch Trio as our Festival Opener! Jim Wilkerson has opened for several years as a solo singer and as a lead singer for a band or worship group. This year he will be singing with his daughter and friend as a trio! Thank you to Jim Wilkerson and the Back Porch Trio for sharing your talent with us!


The Black Neil Diamond at 6 P.M.

We are excited to announce the Krekel’s West and Krekel’s Mt. Zion Family night entertainment! Black Neil Diamond Tribute Singer is coming back to the area to perform his fantastic tribute to Neil Diamond.  Black Neil Diamond

David Leonard at 7:45 P.M.

Quickly honing his plethora of musical skills while in college and in his band Jackson Waters, Nashville-based David Leonard began performing with NEEDTOBREATHE before becoming one-half of the critically acclaimed and GRAMMYⓇ-nominated duo All Sons & Daughters. Now, as a GMA Dove AwardⓇ-winning producer (Confio/Jaci Velasquez) and creative partner in The Creak Music (Brandon Lake, Cody Carnes, NEEDTOBREATHE, Ben & Noelle Kilgore, and more), he’s also racked up stellar songwriting credits such as “Great Are You Lord,” “Christ Be All Around,” and “All The Poor and Powerless.” It was in 2019 when he released his first solo project, The Wait, a special collection of personal and reflective songs. David followed up the critically-acclaimed album with The Wait: Silence The Noise, encompassing recreated and intimate versions of each of the original tracks.  David Leonard – Good Lord (Official Music Video)

FRIDAY, JULY 21: Performance Welding Night

Josh Holland Band at 6:00 P.M.

Hard Rock/Alternative Rock/Country Artist out of a small town in Illinois. Writing music about personal experiences with addiction, depression, relationships and world affairs…With influences from Alice in Chains, Staind, and Stone Temple Pilots to Cody Jinks, Chris Stapleton, and the old outlaw country. Direct opener for artists such as Aaron Lewis, 38 Special, Tracy Lawrence, Drew Baldridge, Dylan Scott, Daughtry, and many more. Bringing that 90s rock vibe adding some country elements. Josh Holland Band can be found on all music streaming services.
Josh Holland Band-Outlaw (Official Video)

Justified (Justin Timberlake Tribute) at 9:00 P.M.

The Earth To Mars – Tribute To Bruno Mars Band rocked out the 2022 Festival! They are back making their first Illinois performance debut as JUSTIFIED (Justin Timberlake Tribute)!
Earth To Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)

Saturday, July 22:

Ultimate Eric Church Tribute at 6:00 P.M.

Ultimate Eric Church Tribute at 6:00 P.M.

Ultimate Eric Church Tribute is nationally recognized as the #1 tribute show dedicated to the Chief.
“How Bout You” (Cover) by Ultimate Eric Church Tribute

Cowboy “Kid Rock” Tribute at 8:30 P.M.

His name is Cowboy: Ultimate KID ROCK Tribute Band!! The real Kid Rock has seen him live and chose him to be the grand master of a charity ride for ALS in Indiana and called him a Bad M&%$! Cowboy is set to rock the Main Stage at 8:30pm! Make sure to mark your calendars! A Kid Rock Tribute “Cowboy” Live @ SBB (Full Show) Pt. 1

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