Musical Entertainment 2017-06-23T05:15:27+00:00

The Eyes to the Skies Festival is proud to present two stages of musical entertainment for your listening pleasure.  Once inside the Festival, access to the music is free.  We recommend arriving early to get seating if you want to be up close to the entertainment.

We are currently working on finalizing our lineups for this years Festival, and will be announcing all of our musical acts shortly.  There may be some open spots in the schedule, but this is often due to the fact that due to contractual obligations we cannot always release certain band names right away.  We hope you enjoy the existing lineup we are sure to put together this year.

The VanKampen Stage (Main)

Located on the northwest side of the Festival on the hill, and overlooks a beautiful peninsula / island where the Band’s play surrounded by water on three sides.  There is plenty of room to sit on the hill (we recommend bringing blankets).  Regional and National acts perform on this stage with performances starting in the late afternoon.

The Riverview Sound Stage

Friday June 30th

The VanKampen Stage (Main)

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM – 13 Tikis (Chicago’s Premier Surf and Instrumental Band)

6:45 PM – 8:15 PM – Chris Weaver (Mixing southern rock, soul, and country blues, Chris and his band are inspire crowds all around the world – 2015 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year)

8:45 PM – 9:45 PM – Reverend Horton Heat (The godfather of modern rockabilly and psychobilly. The band mixes country, surf, punk, big band, swing and rockabilly into loud, energetic songs with often-humorous lyrics.)

9:45 PM – 10:00 PM – Fireworks

10:00 PM – 10:30 PM – Reverend Horton Heat

Reverend Horton Heat


The Riverview Sound Stage

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – West Side Winders (The West Side Winders are an original, American roots-rock power trio dedicated to the sound, attitude, lifestyle and advancement of rock, blues, rockabilly and surf-rock with a hard rocking aggression that we like to call “Shredabilly.”)

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Final Groove (Dance the night away to Motown, Disco, Classic Rock, Current Hits and More!  From familiar dance tunes to a soulful ballad, Final Groove plays music that moves you.)

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Junkyard Groove (Junkyard Groove is a mixture of musicians from many different backgrounds and styles. Each member of this group has perfected a style of music and are now challenged by mixing it up and grooving on some new ground.)

7:30 PM to 8:45 PM – Suburban Cowboys (Suburban Cowboys is one of the most saught after country cover acts in the midwest. Headlining 100+ annual shows including prestigious venues such as Joe’s On Weed Street in Chicago, Joe’s Live Rosemont, COUNTRY THUNDER, and many fairs and fests!)

9:15-9:45 PM – Boy Band Review (Boy Band Review – Is the best Boy Band Tribute Show in the country! Bringing full production lights, video, dancing, harmonies and energy, Boy Band Review has captured the hearts of fans with their shows that transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love.)

9:45 PM to 10:00 PM – Fireworks

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Boy Band Revue

Saturday July 1st

The VanKampen Stage (Main)

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM – Fortunate Sons (The Fortunate Sons are the world’s greatest tribute to America’s greatest band: Creedence Clearwater Revival. Using original vintage gear and instruments, accurate costumes, and spot-on musical ability, The Fortunate Sons instantly conjure up the full experience of the best Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.)

6:45 PM – 8:15 PM – Infinity (“Classic to Current: The Ultimate Rock Experience” – Formed in 1985, Infinity grew from being not only a Journey Tribute band, but one of the top drawing cover – bands in the Midwest.)

8:45 PM – 9:45 PM – Foghat (Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want. This band truly is timeless.)

9:45 PM – 10:00 PM – Fireworks to Music

10:00 PM – 10:30 PM – Foghat



The Riverview Sound Stage

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM – Peace Road (A 5-piece electric group that plays your favorite artists’ songs from the Woodstock era- TODAY!)

5:45 PM to 7:00 PM – Fender Benders (Greg’s Fender Benders are Joliet’s own Old School Rock & Roll band, playing high energy tunes and good ol’ Rock & Roll favorites from the 50s, 60’s and 70’s!! Get involved with the band, dance, sing along, and have a great time with Greg’s Fender Benders!)

7:30 PM to 8:45 PM – OMT (OMT play’s a variety of music from Rock to Indie to Country-from classic to current. Their approach is simple – choose great works and try to play them in their own style.)

9:15 PM to 9:45 PM – Joe Moss Band (Few blues performers walk the walk to the degree of Chicago based guitarist/bandleader Joe Moss. One of the hardest working performers on the scene today. Not just an imitator of the music’s glorious past, he strives to find his own sound and material within the styles he chooses to play.  2013 Inductee to the Blues Hall of Fame.)

9:45 PM – 10:00 PM – Fireworks to Music

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Joe Moss Band

Sunday July 2nd

The VanKampen Stage (Main)

5:00 PM to 6:15 PM – Junes Got the Cash (June’s Got the Cash now celebrating their 9th year in entertainment, is a musical tribute to the great Johnny Cash and June Carter. Bits of country comedy, vintage costumes and Cash’s collection of hits from the 50’s, 60’s and more!)

6:45 PM to 8:15 PM – Rob Morrow Band (Actor Rob Morrow is most well-known for his work on Northern Exposure, Numb3rs, Billions, People Vs OJ Simpson, The Fosters, and Designated Survivor (

For his band, he put together an all-star line-up of seasoned veterans, including Carlos Calvo, a Hollywood Film & TV Coach who’s taught Adam Levine, David Duchovny, Ambyr Childers, Marg Helgenberger, and many others to play guitar ( Rounding out the line-up are Jason Libs (keyboards), Carlos Costa (bass), and drummer Sam Aliano (Lukas Rossi, Billy Sheehan, Nuno Bettencourt, Slash).)

8:45 PM to 9:45 PM – Cassadee Pope (Fresh off her Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Academy of Country Music Award nomination for Vocal Event of The Year, both for her #1 duet with Chris Young, “Think of You”, Cassadee Pope is off to a momentous start to 2017.)

9:45 PM to 10:00 PM – Fireworks to Music

10:00 PM to 10:30 PM – Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope


The Riverview Sound Stage

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM – Next Tuesday Band (Next Tuesday is a 3-person musical group, based in the Chicago area, that plays acoustic versions of your favorite pop, rock and country songs.)

5:45 PM to 7:00 PM – 97 Nine (97Nine (ninety-seven nine) is the premier classic rock cover band in the Midwest. Having all grown up listening to Chicago’s Loop 97.9FM rock radio, these guys take the stage each night and truly re-create that once visceral experience we all had with the music of an unmistakable era.)

7:30 PM to 8:45 PM – Kashmir (Kashmir is a very entertaining show bringing only the best of Led Zeppelin to their fans.  Kashmir seeks to re-create the experience of a 70’s Zeppelin show utilizing authentic vintage stage gear, costumes, and special effects. But most importantly, Kashmir does not take liberties on improving the music. “It’s not about us, it’s about Led Zeppelin”.)

9:15 PM to 9:45 PM – Rod Tuff Curls and the Bench Press (Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is an exciting cover band from Chicago, entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, weddings, and other events all across the Midwest since 2008.  Their unique song repertoire include hits ranging from Hall & Oates to Taylor Swift, Queen to The Beatles, and Wilson Phillips to Elton John!)

9:45 PM to 10:00 PM – Fireworks to Music

10:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Rod Tuff Curls and the Bench Press

Music production and entertainment provided with the help of our partners at AVP Audio Visual Productions.

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