Entertainment line-up announced for Swedish Days Festival
Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 69th Annual Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine runs from June 19-24 in downtown Geneva and has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan at three different venues.
“Bringing a mix of genres and styles to the festivals is always top of mind. I believe everyone will be pleased with the line-up this year. These performers bring crowds to Third St. and Central Stage,” noted Jean Gaines, President of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday evening entertainment kicks off at 8 pm when The Four C Notes take the stage. Having appeared throughout the United States, The Four C Notes are quickly becoming the country's premier Frankie Valli tribute and they're not to be missed! Four guys, smart choreography, and headliner John Michael Coppola’s performances with Jersey Boys musical, give The Four C Notes an authenticity to their performance that similar tribute groups simply cannot match…ANYWHERE!
Wednesday evening’s Central Stage entertainment will begin at 5:30 pm as the Swedish American Children’s Choir takes the stage to perform songs from Sweden with sweet sounding voices. The group is Illinois’ largest Swedish Children’s Chorus for ages 5-14. At 6:30 pm the semifinalists from “Geneva’s Got Talent” will perform. Stick around after for Rosie & The Rivets. Performing the best music of the 50s and 60s. This is not your typical bunch of oldies playing oldies.
At 7:30 pm on Thursday we welcome back Libido Funk Circus and their high-energy renditions of the disco and dance hits of the 1970's, they also perform the best very best dance and rock songs of the past 40 years. With their instrumental gymnastics, outrageous clothes and over-the-top stage show, Libido Funk Circus turns every night into an event of crazy, non-stop, mind-blowing fun!
Friday night opens with South Shore Drill team. You’ve seen their unique marching style in our parade, now experience their talents on the stage. Next up are the award-winning recording and performing artists, The Moods. A singing group consisting of three guys dedicated to the fine art of harmony and choreography. They’re known for their vocal stylings, but are equally accomplished in theater and on the big screen. They have performed with and opened for such major talents as The Temptations, The Spinners, Mary Wells, Bernie Mac, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, The Stylistics, The Impressions, The Chi-Lites, and the list goes on and on.
Saturday don’t miss “Geneva’s Got Talent” finalists, starting at 6 pm and then at 8 pm, Breakfast Club will have you rockin’ to the 80s. Breakfast Club is a high energy rock/dance 80′s tribute band, whose every song is a hit that brings the house down with spontaneous, exuberant ‘I know this song!’ singalongs. Moonwalk down memory lane with Breakfast Club as they spin you right round to all the radical sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980′s In over-the-top retro 80′s attire.
If you have some time around lunch, don’t miss “Concerts on the Lawn”. This ever popular midday musical event is held 1-3 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The line-up includes the talents of The Thompson Duo, Flip-Flop Dave and Danny O’Brien.
Saturday and Sunday get your Swede on as singers, dancers and musicians perform at Sweden Väst.
All evening concerts will be held at the Central Stage and Concerts on the Lawn are during the day in front of the courthouse. Both venues are on S. Third & James St. Sweden Väst entertainment takes place on the corner of S. Fourth & State streets.
Central Stage is presented by Gerald Auto Group and co-sponsored by Advanced Disposal, Geneva Park District and Kane County Chronicle/Shaw Media.
Concerts on the Lawn is sponsored by 150th Annual Kane County Fair.
Festival brochures will be available in May at the Geneva Chamber office (8 S. Third St., Geneva), many shops/restaurants around town or visit our website at www.genevachamber.com for more details.