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Posted on: September 9, 2014

Music Fest added to Park Forest Art Fair

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The Village of Park Forest, in conjunction with the 59th Annual Park Forest Art Fair, will host a music festival in DownTown Park Forest on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The lineup of bands performing includes an eclectic mix of renowned artists from Chicago and the Southland area.

Luciano Antonio Quartet featuring Neal Alger 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Blessed with a beautiful voice, exquisite guitar skills, and a penchant for finding meaty yet lyrical tunes from the vast Brazilian music canon, Luciano Antonio has led a variety of groups in Chicago that perform "Brazilian jazz" at its finest. His quartet, however, is large enough to deliver the captivating rhythms of that beloved South Amercian country but small enough to capture the intimacy that both great bossa nova and creative jazz possess. Featuring Park Forest native Neal Alger on electric guitar, Luciano's quartet also spotlights long-time Chicago drummer/percussion marvel Heitor Garcia and the melodic electric bass of Jack Zara.

Two Five One 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The talented teaching staff of Park Forest’s very own MuzicNet School of Music will perform smooth jazz and R & B. When not sharing their love of music with students, these musicians have performed world-wide with top bands and musicians. They combine their talent for this special performance.

“Blu” Willie T & da Mid-Nite Lovers 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. “Blu” WillieT started with his brothers as “Pretty” Willie & the Delta blues Band. Playing the blues clubs of Chicago, Detroit, and St.Louis, “Blu” Willie T made a name for himself as a young firebrand on guitar and as a gifted vocalist. He’s performed alongside Muddy Waters, Lefty Diz, Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells and other blues greats from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. “Blu” Willie and his band members Bradley “D”, Mo Thirus, and Chuck Franklin, perform blues standards and original material.

Lexus BBM 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Lexus BBM was formed in 1999. Lead by Henry Smith, the founder and Musical Director, Lexus BBM specializes in old school and contemporary R &B and features many top musicians from the Chicagoland area. Great musicians to play with Lexus BBM have included musicians who have also played with Kool & the Gang and the Ohio Players. The Band has been honored to play for the Department of Children and Family Services, Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, Black on Black Love and the Indiana Delegation for the Obama Inauguration Party in Washington D.C.

Come on out to downtown Park Forest for a day of rock, jazz, blues and more! Admission is free.

For more information, call 708-747-0580.

Learn more about the Park Forest Art Fair!
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