Received this press release from the city regarding ShadowFest. From what I understand, most, if not all of the bands are out of St. Louis so not the nationally known acts originally planned. Given the number of bands playing in Carbondale, I wonder if any outreach has been made to them to at least open.
Six vibrant performances, two days of music and one FREE weekend of fun. The City of Carbondale and Carbondale Main Street are excited to announce the lineup for Shadow Fest.
The festival kicks off on Saturday, August 19 with performances by American Idiot, a tribute to Green Day; Big Love, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac; and Elevation, a tribute to U2.
On Sunday, August 20, it’s all about the 80s. Johnny Rock-itt, That 80s Band and Superjam will take to the stage for the ultimate 80s experience. Festival goers can expect to hear hits from Kiss, AC/DC, Journey, Madonna, Prince and more.
Concerts will be held along Washington Street, between Walnut and Main Streets, from 5-11 p.m. Admission to all of the concerts is free.
To learn more about the bands performing at Shadow Fest, visit the American Bands Entertainment website at http://ambandsentertainment.com/.