Saturday, August 7, 2010

Merchant Street

Surprisingly, I never really posted anything on here about what we're doing with Merchant Street Music Fest. A few months ago, at a Feed event, Michael and I were asked to help out with organizing this annual music festival put on by the city of Kankakee. Obviously we were flattered by the offer and have been meeting every Monday to work out the details. The festival has been a major event in Kankakee for the last nine or ten years. This year it is bigger than ever with two stages, at least thirty musical acts, a kid's activity zone, a bunch of food & drink vendors, and an arts & crafts fair.

The main stage will feature 13 bands including the Ploughboys, Liquid Soul, Devon Allman and his band Honeytribe, Joel Paterson and the Modern Sounds, and the Chicago Afrobeat Project. Feed was given the opportunity to book the second stage so it is filled with local and regional musicians like nikku neko, Sneaky Gene, Lupe Carroll, Pony Boy, Poundcake, lighttribe and tons more.

We've also organized the art and craft fair, inviting merchants like Acorn Design Source, Darling Clandestine, Hooptopia, the Swell Crafters of Kankakee, Lundmark Studios, and of course the Feed Team, among many others.

That's all happening next weekend, August 13th and 14th so mark your calendars. This event is absolutely FREE. More info can be found at

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