Monday, July 16, 2012
Listen to some of the tunes played at this past weekend's Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, and check out some of the other activities that went on.
Hundreds of people were in attendance at the 2012 Frankfort Bluegrass Festival over the July 14-15 weekend at Breidert Green to see more than a dozen bluegrass bands perform, despite some scattered showers on the first day. "I really like the music and nice setting they have here for the festival," said Park Forest resident Ken Sauvage. There was entertainment for more than just the adults at the Bluegrass Festival, that also had a kid's tent about 100 feet away from the stage. At the kid's tent, children were able to get their face painted, play with hula-hoops, learn about instruments and watch a magic show on Sunday afternoon. Check out the video in the media gallery for a taste of the music played and what went on over the weekend. …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Check out the schedule of the final day's performers and find out what follows the free, outdoor music event.
Frankfort Patch has everything you need to know to enjoy this year's Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, which ends Sunday, July 15. You also can check out these other stories for more background on the festival: All performances on Breidert Green and are free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit and listen to the musical acts. Because of the Country Market on Sunday, festival-goers will not be able to park in the Fra-Milco Cabinet parking lot. Street parking—except the spots in front of Breidert Green—and the lots at Prairie Park and 1 N. White St. parking lots. Downtown Frankfort businesses will be holding a Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale in conjunction with the festival. Shops will be offering special deals and discounts through Sunday, July…
We capture the fun festival-goers had Saturday at the Frankfort Bluegrass Festival on Breidert Green. Check out our photo gallery of the opening day of the outdoor music event.
A few sporadic showers weren't enough to dampen the performances at the second annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 14, on Breidert Green. Rain and lightning briefly suspended the festival around 4 p.m., but the musical acts were back onstage in less than an hour. VOTE: Pick Your Favorite Frankfort Summer Photo for June Before and after, festival-goers not only enjoyed bluegrass music, but were entertained by cloggers from New Lenox. Kids got to compete in a frog-jumping contest, as well as hula hoop, do crafts and get their face painted. A "pickers' tent" also was set up to let musicians of any skill level play with one another. The festival continues for another day, Sunday, July 15. Before you head out for the final day…
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Check out the schedule of Saturday's performers, find out where you can park and see which businesses are participating in the Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale. All that and video from last year's event.
Frankfort Patch has everything you need to know to enjoy this year's Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, which runs Saturday, July 14, to Sunday, July 15. The video in this article is from last year's event. You also can check out these other stories for more background on the festival: All performances on Breidert Green and are free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit and listen to the musical acts. For Saturday, festival-goers can park along the street as well as the Prairie Park, Fra-Milco Cabinet and 1 N. White St. parking lots. Downtown Frankfort businesses will be holding a Sizzling Summer Sidewalk Sale in conjunction with the festival. Shops will be offering special deals and discounts through Sunday, July 15. Some of the …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Organizers of this second annual free music celebration are sticking with the formula that made last year's event a success. But that doesn't mean there won't be a few changes. Find out what to expect this weekend.
Last year's first-ever Frankfort Bluegrass Festival was the culmination of a lot of hard work, planning and a little dreaming for organizer Steve Haberichter. The event, which attracted more than 1,000 people over two days to Breidert Green to listen to a variety of bluegrass performers, was considered a success by the Down Home Guitars owner and village officials, and the free music celebration is poised to become a summertime tradition for Frankfort, like Concerts on the Green or Cruisin' Frankfort. So what does Haberichter and his group of volunteers do differently to make the festival's encore bigger and better? READ: Village Prepares for Inaugural Bluegrass on the Green Festival Well, nothing, according to Haberichter. Organizers aren…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Learn how Down Home Guitars owner Steve Haberichter turned his dream of a free outdoor music festival into a reality last year with the first Frankfort Bluegrass Festival. The event returns to the village this weekend.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
From Movies on the Green to the Bluegrass Festival, which Frankfort summer activity are you looking forward to the most? Check out the schedule and share your thoughts.
Purists will quibble and tell you that summer doesn't begin until next month, but if you ask most Americans, they'll agree that the Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of the summer season. (Remember when the Memorial Day weekend also marked the beginning of the summer movie season? Oh, those were the days. Now, the big blockbusters open in middle April. Is The Avengers even still in theaters?) Since we can all sensibly agree that summer is upon us, let's take a look at this year's lineup of Frankfort's traditional—and in some cases, new—events. Of course, the season culminates in the village's premiere event, Frankfort Fall Festival. Cruisin' Frankfort What: The village's classic car cruising night, sponsored by the Frankfort Car Club. …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Organizers will hold a fundraiser Friday, May 18, for the 2012 music festival. Food, raffles, a silent auction and, of course, live music will be part of the affair. Find out how you can participate.