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Fred Fest | August 18, 2018

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Fred Fest returns to the Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington, Saturday, August 18, from 12–6 pm. There is no rain date. The event features a diverse lineup of local bands, food and drinks for purchase, and family-friendly activities. Fred Fest benefits the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Fred Fest raises funds for restoration of Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. Efforts include restoring nearly 100 acres along the Fox River to its presettlement condition by removing invasive species and planting native species. 

Entertainment Lineup


Sons_of_Bildor_32012 pm | Sons of Bildor 
Sons of Bildor is an acoustic rock duo comprised of Barrington brothers Rob and Charlie Knapik, covering popular music of all decades and genres. Join Sons of Bildor as they feature your favorites with a mix of rock n' roll, classic rock, alternative and indy rock, and today's current hits.  


pat_mckillen1:15 pm | Pat McKillen
Hailing from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Dennis Caravello has a contemporary sound steeped in roots music. While his approach to songwriting stays true to most things modern, it is the music of yesterday that continues to inspire the foundation on which he builds.


earthmother2:30 | Earthmother
Earthmother was formed under the philosophy of delivering an unforgettable and unique live experience. They met in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music and soon discovered that they shared a love for improvised music. While most of their infleunces come from 60s and 70s rock, each member is influenced by an array of different styles, from funk to progressive rock to country. They use this as an advantage to express their music in as many different ways as possible, while keeping their music dripping with psychedelia.

 


083-The_Fluffers_(2)3:45 pm | The Fluffers
Since 2005, the Fluffers have been entertaining audiences with their beautiful renditions of dance-hop, rock, lounge and blues. The uniqueness of their originals and obscurity of covers will leave you intrigued and eager for more. 

 


Hudson

5:00 | Hudson-McCoy 
Known for their high-energy interpretation of classic rock, as well as mood-setting ballands, Hudson-McCoy is classic rock! Honing their craft opening for such legendary classic rock acts, including Iron Butterfly, Foreigner, Blue Oyster Cult and Canned Heat, the "Boys" will entertain you as an old friend. 

 


 

12–4 pm | Enjoy Family-Friendly Activities

  • Join the Lake County Forest Preserves to collect insects and learn about the early Native Americans of Lake County.
  • Visit Cosely Zoo for a touch table and to learn what is happening at the Zoo. 
  • Enjoy visiting with the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. 
  • Head to the preserve before the concert and hike the trails, fish along the river banks, or have a picnic.
  • More information coming. Please check back at a later date. 

Event Details

  • Free parking.
  • Dress for the weather. Fred Fest is held outdoors under a large pavilion.
  • Limited, first-come, first-served seating is available under the pavilion. Arrive early to secure a spot.
  • Lawn space is also available. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the main event space for your use and enjoyment.
  • Pack your own food and beverages, or purchase at the event.
  • Limited food and beverages available for purchase from Kookers and Riverside Chocolates.  
  • Alcoholic beverages are permitted; those drinking must be 21 years of age. No alcohol consumption within 100 feet of parking lot.
  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted. 

Tickets

Tickets are availble for $10 for adults, $5 for kids or $25 for families. Tickets are available for purchase at the event, or you can purchase online. 

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QUESTIONS

Call 847-968-3447 or contact us via email

DIRECTIONS

The preserve entrance is on Roberts Road west of River Road in Port Barrington.

View on Google Maps.


2018 EVENT SPONSORS

Special thanks to our sponsors for their generosity and support of Fred Fest. Please remember them with your business throughout the year.

SPONSORS

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Body Shop of Barrington 

Doghouse of Barrington 

E
nhance Your View 

The Miles Family

Lake Cook Ortho, A Division of Illinois Bone and Joint

Living60010

Rieke Office Interiors 

SLYCE coal fired pizza company

Wickstrom Auto Group 

Special thanks to our programming partners:

Cosley Zoo 

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois 

Lake County Forest Preserves

          *More information coming. Please check back later. 
 

2018 EVENT COMMITTEE

David Nelson, Chair

  • Kiffer Allen
  • Elissa Brebach
  • Mandy Garcia
  • Bob Kenney
  • Bob Lee
  • Chrissie Mena
  • PattiAnn Miles
  • Jacob Niggemann 
  • Libby Rieke
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