Hopstring Fest

Sat. Sept. 29th @ Silver Cross Field 11am-11pm

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Sat. Aug. 22nd - Time: 10:10PM

Cornmeal has never been a band to shy away from reinvention and after over 15 years, they are proving just that as the band sets out with a reformed lineup, fresh energetic sound and a long awaited first studio album in over 9 years. nationally recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire.

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The Steepwater Band

Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 9:05

Although The Steepwater Band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences taking on everything from psychedelia to Americana, and of course, rock and roll music. Formed in Chicago in 1998, the band’s signature sound is at once a nod to earlier rock n’ blues combined with a raw and gutsy musical approach.
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The Righteous Hillbillies

Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 8:00PM

The Righteous Hillbillies are an axe shredding, ace dealing, foot stompin’, Southern rock, high-powered Americana boogie blues band that plays with talent and passion. They have built a strong, supportive, and loyal following throughout their hometown of Joliet, Illinois and into the Chicago area. The Righteous Hillbillies baptize their work in the blood of Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, ZZ Top, and the Black Crowes while still managing to create an original and independent style. They make rock “n” roll music for people who still believe in rock “n” roll music.
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John Condron & the Old Gang Orchestra

Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 6:55PM

John Condron is a Philadelphia born singer-songwriter, musician, & producer who currently makes his home in the Chicago-land area. The former front man for the power quartet “the benefit” has been spending much of his time lately focusing on solo performances as well as performances w/ his new full band project “The Old Gang Orchestra”.
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Paige & the Reverent Few

Sat. Aug. 22nd - Time: 5:50PM

Paige & The Reverent Few was formed in Chicago and has most recently relocated to Austin, TX. The band is known for raw, dynamic live performances and DeChausse's sultry vocals. The band takes the crowd on a journey from folk acoustic sets to electrifying rock n’ roll, and soulful blues. Their song selection comes from an array of influences such as The Band, Chess Records, The Wood Brothers, John Prine, Gillian Welch, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Otis Redding & more. Full of youthful energy and a fiery rock n’ roll spirit Paige & The Reverent Few are a must see and hear!.
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Edward David Anderson

Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 4:50PM

Edward David Anderson is an artist as ancient as he is modern. In a time when the music business flails about, grasping at any new trend that will save its sinking ship, he exists far beyond its confines.
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The Regressors

Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 3:55PM

Some time in the not too distant future, Molly Hatchet and The Specials meet and party down at a Dead show held at the Grand Ol Opry by Lee Perry. All the while, moonshiners push their beverages in the parking lot to a sea of unsuspecting college girls stumbling drunk in their khaki pants and white tank tops. They'll shout, "The Regressors rock!" "Have you ever even heard them?", "No, but I heard they really rock!" It's alright, just enjoy a bowl of split pea soup from the parking lot venders - listen to the bluegrass of the parking lot pickers.
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Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 2:50PM

Chicago-based quartet The Leadfoot Band founded itself on bluegrass roots almost a decade ago and have branched out from there. Their influences include everything from The Band to Hank Williams, Sam Bush to Metallica, Split Lip Rayfield to Lou Reed and everything in between. Reformed in 2011 after more than a five-year hiatus, they have picked up steam and spread the wings of possibility, pushing their hard-driving, high-octane brand of bluegrass, roots, and rock-influenced acoustic music farther than before.
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Prairie Ghosts

Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 1:45PM

Michael Shehan, lead singer, guitarist, harmonica player, and songwriter, had always been into singing, but didn't pick up a guitar until an injury ended his military career. He broke his neck playing football at West Point, and while he recovered, he used a roommate's guitar to teach himself how to play songs that he always liked to sing. When he was officially discharged from active duty, he reconnected with his childhood friends in the area.
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Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 12:40PM

Vaudevileins is a rock band from Chicago. Since 2010, the band has toured the U.S. of A using the power of aviator sunglasses, sweat, beards, and a green Ford van.
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Alex Hoffer Band

Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 11:40AM

Alex has been a fulltime musician in the Chicagoland area for five years now and in that time he has been building a loyal following around the Midwest. From the city of Chicago and the suburbs that contain it, to Milwaukee to Ann Arbor to San Diego and almost everywhere in between. Alex has found his way to many places in this country with guitar in hand, voice in mind, loving every moment of the journey.
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Hatfield Sisters

Sat. Aug. 22nd - TIME: 11:00AM

The Hatfield Sisters, as a musical group, was formed inadvertently by sisters, Anne and Mary Hatfield, after many years of playing together at home. Although classically trained, the Sisters musical repertoire thrives on a fusion of Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle music. Steeped in tradition, these Celtic fiddle styles retain their musical relevance with the Sisters subtle variations and fresh arrangements.
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$20 presale/$30 at door



Hopstring Fest 2015 is a 12 1/2 hour celebration of craft beer
and roots rock!

Hopstring Fest is the brainchild of Mike and Kathy Trizna (Owners of Chicago Street Pub. The festival is a celebration of Midwestern Craft Beer, and Roots Rock Music. 

During the festival people will be able to experience an amazing cross section of the many styles of beer from around the world…Brewed right in their own backyard. While they are sampling some of these beers, they will also have the opportunity to taste the local wares from several Joliet restaurants.

Oh yeah, don’t forget about the music…..
This lineup is easily the best Illinois has to offer.

2015 STAGE 1
10:10-11:40pm CORNMEAL
9:05-9:45pm The Steepwater Band
8:00-8:40pm The Righteous Hillbillies
6:55-7:35pm John Condron & the Old Gang Orchestra
5:50-6:30pm Paige & the Reverent Few
4:50-5:30pm Edward David Anderson
3:55-4:35pm The Regressors
2:50-3:30pm Leadfoot
1:45-2:25pm The Prairie Ghosts
12:40-1:20pm Vaudvilleins
11:40-12:15am Alex Hoffer Band
11:00 -11:30am Hatfield Sisters
2015 STAGE 2
9:45 PM On the Off Chance
8:40 PM J Ross Green
7:35 PM Matt Biskie & Island City
6:30 PM Riverhorse
5:30 PM Allison Flood
4:35 PM Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen
3:30 PM The Mugshot Saints
2:25 PM Chris Flood
1:20 PM Pat Spiroff
12:15 PM Scott McNeil
2015 STAGE 3
8:45 PM Miles Over Monutains
7:35 PM Pickin' Grinners
7:05 PM Pete Jive
5:30 PM Growler
4:35 PM John Till
3:30 PM Bad Saddles
2:25 PM Charlie Champene
1:20 PM Chase Walsh
12:15 PM Hope Barry
11:30 PM No eXscape