Lyons Fest is a 4 day family fun extravaganza with plenty of live music, food vendors and carnival rides. Lyons Fest is a celebration of American Independence and Village pride. This is a family fun event topped off with a great fireworks show Monday July 4th.
Red, White & BLUES is a whole day dedicated to Americas' Roots music, "The Blues baby". The Windy City Blues Society is proud to be working with The Village of Lyons, The Parks & Recreation Department and Mayor Christopher Getty to present the Saturday showcase.
The Windy City Blues Society has done it's best to present a line-up with diverse acts covering a wide range of blues . We hope you enjoy the show and become or renew your membership in the Windy City Blues Society.
Our Headliner Mullti-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of Blues music. The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the Blues. Mud’s singing is firmly in best of traditions of Chicago Blues,
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Formed in 2004, Felix Y Los Gatos is a National touring act with their roots planted firmly in the desert Southwest. With 16+ years of stage experience, the Gato’s have an improvisational style that is uniquely their own. Zydetejano Blues as the band refers to their sound is a unique blend of latin, blues, tejano, and rockin outlaw country.
Felix y Los Gatos remains one of the most popular & musically diverse sounds in the Southwest.
Pronounced Jah-see, Gyasi seems in many ways to come from another planet, and being raised in the woods of a West Virginia holler might as well be another planet in this day and age. His parents bought him a guitar at a local flea market when he was six years old and he still hasn’t gotten rid of the fleas. He approaches his music as an all-encompassing art piece, using fashion, storytelling, theatre, and his guitar to create a transportive world for his music.
Gyasi is a front man on par with the likes of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury with the ability to play guitar like the greats.
Rodney Bingenheimer : “We may not ever have another David Bowie or Marc Bolan but we've got Gyasi which is a step in the right direction. Make sure to see him live -- There's no room for boredom when Gyasi hits the stage!”
Gerald, known in Chicago as the “Soulkeeper.” is one of the most reminiscent and versatile soul, R&B, singer/songwriter/performer in the recording industry. Gerald's most recent CD, "Let's Have A Party" was a 2022 Blues Music Award nominee for best Soul Blues Album, of the year.
If you love R&B Soul music, you’ll truly fall in love with Gerald McClendon and his extraordinary style of performing R&B standards such as classic soul music and sounds of Motown, Stax and Atlantic records. He draws from the everlasting era of artist such as Ottis Redding, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Chi-Lites, Stevie Wonder and even songs of the Frank Sinatra jazz era. Gerald McClendon’s love for music screams out loud with his passion and love of entertaining his audiences.
This soulful rocker, originally from Chicago, has had a passion for singing throughout her entire life. Growing up in a household that was rich in music, her influences were widely varied from artists such as Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, The Pointer Sisters, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, and many more. .
Lauren shares her music story and experiences recording, working and living in Nashville TN.
Inspired by culture and motivated by the concept of family, Jason Ridgel founded Guidance Whiskey in October of 2018. Aged for 2 years, this premium adult beverage was introduced, distilled in Iowa in a small batch and housed in Nashville, TN. As an American whiskey, Guidance is a careful blend of corn and rye with a touch of malted barley which accomplishes a smooth intense finish.You can’t miss the burnt caramel from smoked barrels that lead to the maraschino cherry and vanilla base on your palate.
Marty “Big Dog” Mercer's heartfelt, southpaw Blues and soulful voice have growled through the Midwest music scene and abroad. Mercer's ability to combine emotional lyrics that tell stories of life and his aggressive guitar style and his slide guitar abilities makes him an artist unlike any other.
The 6'10”, 300 lb man owns every stage he walks on and his personality is as large as his stature.
Performing close to 200 shows every year, he and his band have captured fans' and critics' attention.