Grafton's Music in the Park
Grove Memorial Park
Main Street and Market (Rt. 3) in downtown Grafton
June, 2019


Location: Grove Memorial Park. Corner of Market and Main Streets, Grafton, IL

Dates: Thursdays: June 7 - August 9, 2018

Times: Performances start at 7 pm

Description: Itís peach season in Grafton, Illinois and that means it is time for the great Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge. The Festival takes place once a year at this historic landmark and attracts visitors from all over the region. From young children to those who have been sampling peaches for decades, the Festival offers a chance to enjoy a free family outing and sample some of the most delicious peaches in the country. Local peach growers from all over the area present their carefully tended peaches for visitors to sample and purchase. But there is more to the Peach Festival than just peaches. Festival goers can also pick up a variety of other fresh produce, shop craft vendors, enjoy live music, sample peach wine and even grab some lunch in the Lodge Restaurant which is known for its perfectly prepared fried chicken. Kids can participate in special activities while others can learn about the history of peach farming from a documentary that will be playing during the festival.

This year will feature Pit Pitching. Pit Pitching sounds like a good way to break a window but at the Peach Festival it will be one lucky personís ticket to a free nights stay. The rules are simple enough. Purchase a peach and enjoy the juicy mess until all that is left is a soggy pit. Then line up to make the toss. Land the pit in a colored cup and win a prize. Toss three into a specially designated cup and patrons can walk away with a free nights stay at the historic Pere Marquette Lodge.


  June 7, 2018 - The Outlaw Opry
The Outlaw Opry is a good time band that likes to have a blast with the crowd and play some great old country music!
    June 14, 2018 - Mark Haggard and Friends
  June 21, 2018 - Matt Taul & Friends
Six experienced musicians who share a passion for well-crafted Americana songs with a country slant have form Matt Taul and Friends. The group performs music that has a classical country feel with some rock elements woven into the chord progressions.
    June 22, 2018 - Hill Williams Band
For nearly a decade the Hill Williams Band has captured the old "Honky Tonk" sound, and brought it back with much success. The members are all seasoned musicians with a love for classic country music. Performing the songs of Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb,
Faron Young, Ray Price & Hank Williams. The band also adds some Rock-a-Billy, old Rock & Roll, and killer Western Swing.
  July 5, 2018 - The Bella Band
  July 12, 2018 - Centennial Road
Hailing from Jerseyville Illinois Centennial Road loves to play live bluegrass and acoustic band music.
  July 19, 2018 - Nightlife
Nightlife specializes in Classic rock, Motown and oldies.
  July 26, 2018 - The Bonbon Plot
The Bonbon Plot blends bossa nova, Latin jazz, modern French jazz, new takes on American songbook favorites, and original compositions with an indie twist to produce a fresh sound.
  August 2, 2018 - The Owlz Band
The Owlz Band plays classic rock.
  August 9, 2018 - Rock-a-billy Revival
Authenticity and Fun are the two main ingredients of Rock-a-billy Revival. Heavily influenced by Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Marty Robbins, this family band cuts a wide swath through the rockabilly music of the 50s.

Directions and Map: In case of flooding conditions the concerts move to Red Hawk Park, 1200 Grafton Hills Drive

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