Summer Stomp 2018

Fri Aug 3 2018 - Sun Aug 5 2018

3:00 PM (Doors 12:00 PM)

Mchenry Extreme Sports and Event Park

1911 W Fernview LN Holiday Hills, IL 60050

All Ages

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Brought to you by Mackey's Music Productions and Midwestival Productions

SUMMER STOMP is a 2 day Festival featuring music on 2 stages with camping, on-site food, art, craft beer, vending, &  more!

Gate Price is $100

(Ticket price includes Camping and  car Parking)
Gates Open Friday @ 12 pm
Gate Close @ Midnight Friday Night
Gates Reopen @ 8am Saturday

Gates Will Close @ 10pm Saturday Night

This is an all ages event. Attendees under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 
Kids 12 and under admitted free of charge with parent or legal guardian.

* RV camping allowed - With the purchase of a RV ticket

 All people in a RV must have a tickets, or Volunteer pass in order to enter the festival grounds

we are NOT able to provide power or water hookups, sorry!

Camping spots are first come first serve basis

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  • Henhouse Prowlers

    Henhouse Prowlers


    On stage, the group's enthralling performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do; while on record, the band manages to explore their collective life experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music, the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound all their own.

    With over 175 shows a year, the quartet has managed to tour more than 25 countries, often going to places traditional American music has never been.

    Tours in Siberia or the Middle East are not uncommon since the Prowlers started working as cultural ambassadors with the US State Department in 2013. These global experiences have pushed the band in new directions musically, with songs from Africa and Asia on several albums, but they have also moved the group to start an educational outreach program for both school children and festival-goers alike.

  • The Big Wu

    The Big Wu

    Alternative Rock







    The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.


  • The Schwag

    The Schwag

    Jam Bands

    The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead.  Founded in 1991 the band has performed over 3000 concerts all over the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog.     For four years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band). The Schwag has opened for many noteable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Truck from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of a high energy organic interpretation of the Grateful Dead.  

  • Terrapin Flyer Featuring Tom Constanten

    Terrapin Flyer Featuring Tom Constanten

    Jam Bands

    errapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago. Through the many associations developed there and many that have continued since, the band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired touring acts in the nation. The band draws from the a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and Vince Welnick (RIP). They also tour with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan. Additionally, they have done one off shows with guest musicians such as grammy award winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, guitar prodigy Fareed Haque, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans. The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation.

    From the band’s humble beginnings sprang forth an ever growing network of musicians. From a loosely associated group of musicians at a jam night, a band began to develop. The original band came into fruition when they were asked to perform with Grateful Dead keyboardist (1990-1995) Vince Welnick on a cable access television show and festival in Madison, WI. After that the band continued to tour with Welnick and performed several times as “Vince Welnick and Friends including headlining the 2004 Dunegrass Festival in Empire, MI to several thousand in attendance. After several tours with Vince Welnick, the band was ready to move on to its next potent association.

    An 8 day tour was planned in 2004 with Melvin Seals the consummate B3 organist of the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years. The tour was enough fun for Melvin to recognize that this band could perform under the name JGB on it’s next tour and performed to packed houses under the JGB name on another short tour a bit later in the year. From there several shows were performed with that band as Melvin Seals and Friends. After a decade, the partnership with Melvin Seals and Terrapin Flyer continues today and features the band digging deeply into the JGB catalog and sometimes also includes Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan and Tom Constanten as well.

    Vince Welnick passed away in 2006. Tom Constanten first performed with Terrapin Flyer shortly after Vince’s passing on the “Vince Welnick Memorial Tour” to celebrate Vince’s memory. The association with Constanten produced several additional tours including performing as Tom Constanten and Friends on occasion. The pairing of Terrapin Flyer and Constanten continues presently and interprets the era that he performed in the Grateful Dead from 1968 – 1970.

    In 2009 Terrapin Flyer began performing with Grateful Dead midi-wizard Bob Bralove. Bralove who produced and co-wrote songs on the Grateful Dead’s Infrared Roses album was the proverbial man behind the curtain of the Grateful Dead’s legendary drums and space segments. During this part of the Grateful Dead shows from 1987-1995, Bralove was playing sampled strange and beautiful sounds on a keyboard behind the stage. After the demise of the Grateful Dead, Bralove joined Tom Constanten to perform tours and record several albums as the band Dose Hermanos. Terrapin Flyer has explored deepest space with Bob Bralove on keyboards as well as performing shows with both members of Dose Hermanos together on stage.

    Most recently in 2011, the band has been touring with Grateful Dead family lead guitarist Mark Karan. Mark was the lead guitarist for the post-Grateful Dead band which featured all the former members The Other Ones. He also performed for 12 years in founding member of the Grateful Dead Bob Weir’s band Ratdog. Recently Mark has been consistently performing with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh at his new concert venue Terrapin Crossroads.

    oday Terrapin Flyer performs with a lineup that continues to bring in new guest musicians, nationally recognized artists and mix up various members from its history to create new and intriguing musical dynamics to each show performed. Other members of the band include current and former members of Cornmeal Wavy Dave Burligame, Kris Nowak and JP Nowak. Jimmy Tebeau and Dave Hebert from Melvin Seals JGB and many other prominent players in the Grateful Dead extended family.

    From a jam night to a nationally performing headlining band, through time the resume of the band Terrapin Flyer has indeed become impressive. The band has headlined such prominent festivals as The Dunegrass Festival in Empire, MI, The Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Nelson, OH, The Highberry Festival in Ozark, AR, The Whippersnap Festival in Earlville, IL , Jam Along the Creek in Millmont, PA, The Grateful Garcia Gathering and the Field Trip Festival in South Elgin, IL. Additionally, the band has headlined major venues such as the House of Blues Chicago, Martyrs’, The Traverse City Opera House in Michigan, The Kinetic Playground, 23 East in Ardmore, PA, The Met in Pawtucket, RI, The Shrine in Tulsa, OK, The Mousetrap in Indianapolis, IN, Diamond Concert Hall in Louisville, KY, The Royal Oak Theater in Michigan, Quixotes in Denver, CO, The Rave in Milwaukee, Shank Hall in Milwaukee, SPACE in Evanston, Founder’s Brewing in Grand Rapids, the The Old Rock House in St Louis, MO amongst many others.

    So what or who is Terrapin Flyer? As you have likely surmised that is not simple to define. What is at the core of fundamentals of the band is the idea that the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s music still has plenty of life in it and that the music being so improvisational in nature can and should go to new places in each performance. No two Terrapin Flyer shows will ever be the same and you never know who might show up to jam at a show, but you can always count on a great time with some of the most recognized artists in the music community.

  • Miles Over Mountains

    Miles Over Mountains


     ​Miles Over Mountains is a progressive bluegrass band based in McHenry, IL. Their live shows are high energy, centered around an arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs served up in their own unique style.

    "A four-piece act consisting of guitar, banjo, mandolin, and upright bass MoM provides the listener with a paradoxical calming, yet exciting experience."  - Andrew Preissing​ - liveforlivemusic

    Touring through their third year as a band, Miles Over Mountains continues to turn heads across the nation as their momentum, fanbase and touring schedule continue to grow. Since their inception in early 2014, they've performed hundreds of shows at bars, clubs and music festivals with no signs of slowing down. Besides playing every state in the Midwest, the band has been true to it's name touring through the mountain regions of Colorado, Arkansas and Tennessee to name a few.

    The 2014, '15 and '16 festival seasons have seen M.O.M. performing at dozens of Midwestern music festivals, including multiple appearances at Shoe Fest (Manteno, IL), Frankfort Bluegrass Fest (Frankfort, IL), and co-hosting the Summer Stomp Music Festival in their hometown of McHenry, IL.
    M.O.M. has been the opening act for such groups as Town Mountain, Hot Buttered Rum, Ben Miller Band, Danny Barnes Henhouse Prowlers, Cornmeal, The Big Wu, and many other longtime staples of the music scene.

    Collectively with decades of stage experience under their belts, M.O.M. strives to provide the audience with a fun and freeing experience at each show with unique sets every time. The band released their debut album "Five Star Heart Breaker" on March 20, 2015, and have been on the road constantly in support of this record. The band is currently at work on their second full length album due out in early 2017.

  • Teed



    Teed is a Rock band based out of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Their Genre bending original music stems from a multi faceted interest in all styles of music including Rock, Funk, Latin and Bluegrass. The music has a groove oriented base with a heavy focus on intricate compositions that gives the band a unique sound. Teed has played hundreds of venues and festivals across the midwest and beyond. They have shared the bill with great acts like Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Umphreys McGee, Willie Nelson, The Wailers, and many more.

  • EGi


    Jam Bands

    Progressive and fresh, EGi pushes the boundaries of genre specifics to create a soundscape reflecting the freedom that gives purpose to the acronym’s definition: Ethereal Groove, Incorporated. With a sound that has been described as, “what it would feel like to live in The Never Ending Story”, the band’s versatility and appreciation for many genres of music can be heard in their fusion of rock, funk, instrumental post-rock and hard, progressive rock. Starting from tightly arranged structures, EGi builds improvisational passages and high energy jams that seek to lift the band and audience to a higher plane.

    Hailing from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the band dually claims its roots in the city proper as they have grown to encompass the region as a jam fan favorite. EGi. is comprised of a classic rock style, string and drums 5 piece including Noe Perez and James Hernandez sharing lead roles on guitar, Allan Borukhovich on bass guitar, Devon Bates on drums, and Michael (Gonzo) Gonzalez on percussion. The band maintains their appealing dynamic with a relationship amongst each other that bonds them as brothers in arms both on and off the stage.

    Infectiously danceable and experimentally funky, EGi.'s young and original approach pushes the limits of improvisation and energy rich concert events. Fusing everyone's favorite heights of funk, rock, and instrumental post-rock, they display a great versatility and stupendous appreciation for multi-genres both on stage and amongst their audience. EGi. defines their own sound through shameless development trials of all sounds.

  • The Way Down Wanderers

    The Way Down Wanderers


    Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band’s debut, self-titled album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is now available wherever music is sold.

  • Useful Jenkins

    Useful Jenkins


    Useful Jenkins is a contemporary acoustic band with a foundation rooted in bluegrass, and readily taps into other genres, such as folk, funk, rock, and hip hop. Their music generates emotion and sends a message to a wide range of listeners, giving them an eclectic group of followers from all walks of life. The band is a 4 piece at its core (bass, lead acoustic, rhythm acoustic, mandolin) and has currently been integrating the violin as a fifth melodic layer. 4-part vocal harmonies accompany the wall of stringed instruments, leaving listeners with a strong, clean, and unique sound. Useful Jenkins thrives on energy; they flourish in the moment and have an unmatched resonance with the crowd. While frequenting Minneapolis, MN, the band was established in, and currently resides in Mankato, MN.

    Formed as a 5 piece band in 2007, Useful Jenkins remained under-the-radar during their first few years performing. Open mic’s and campfire jams were their source of inspiration, which allowed them to form a strong and intimate bond between band members and fans alike. As their message grew, so did the network of friends who supported their direction. In February of 2009, the band released their first full-length album “Fast Eddie” which was the catalyst for their initial, and continued success in the Minnesota music-festival scene. Their second album, “Festival Express,” was released in September of 2012. It provided a more dynamic sound by capturing the raw bluegrass elements of “Fast Eddie” and combining them with funk and soul. Useful Jenkins continues to write and create music, on pace to release their third album in the spring of 2015.

    The best way to experience Useful Jenkins is live in concert. Whether you are barefoot at a festival or standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a theatre, you will undoubtedly feel the pulse of their music and leave the show with a smile on your face. Their songs are memorable and easy to relate to, leaving them stuck in your head long after the performance. So if you are a sucker for acoustic music with a strong message, do yourself a favor; call up a group of your closest friends, clear your calendar, and go see Useful Jenkins. It’s a moment you will not soon forget.

  • The Hooten Hallers

    The Hooten Hallers


    Columbia, MO trio The Hooten Hallers are known for hard-traveling and wild, energetic live shows, criss-crossing their way through North America and Europe with their seemingly endless tour schedule. They continue their decade-long search for their roots, drawing from the surrounding agricultural lifestyles, the river communities, the college kids and the tweakers that roam Columbia, Missouri, all in the looming foothills of the Ozark Mountains. 


    The myriad of influences in their music range from pre-war blues to punk rock to dark Americana, with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. In the same vein, the Hooten Hallers’ music isn’t quite Americana and it’s not quite punk, but a bit of both, fused together in a drunken tangle.


    The Hooten Hallers’ new self-titled album, out April 21, 2017 on Big Muddy Records, is the culmination of their experiences from 10 years of performing and travelling together.  They’ve injected their new album with the stories and characters they’ve been meeting on the road all this time. This combined with hometown pride is key to The Hooten Hallers’ ability to ride the line between DIY punk and American roots music. Produced by Johnny Walker (Soledad Brothers, All Seeing Eyes) and Kristo Baricevic (captain in chief at Big Muddy Records), the Hooten Hallers' latest effort showcases their evolution as musicians and songwriters. 


    John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and blues-inspired, manic guitar, and Andy Rehm's screaming falsetto vocals and steady, pounding drum beat keep the band focused on their unique blend of deep blues and country punk. Kellie Everett brings the power with the deep rumble of her baritone and bass saxophones. When The Hooten Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna be a party!

  • Urban Pioneers

    Urban Pioneers


    Mix one part Texas fiddle, one part Tennessee banjo, a splash of guitar, stir it with a doghouse bass and you have a swingin’ cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers. 
    “Hillbilly Swing Music is true to the title, filled with fun ditties and infectious reels that reawaken the simple joy of primitive American string music in a way that is invigorating and fun, yet still enriching with intelligent turns and deceptively-smart songwriting.
    Their fourth overall record...really is a step up in quality across the board from the trio, from the songwriting, to the production, to simply the audio grade of the recordings. It’s probably worthy of naming as their best record yet.
    A former classically trained violinist and an enlisted man in the Navy take time from trapping feral hogs on their property in North Texas to play a few songs for you to help spin the troubles away. This is what old time primitive country is all about.”

  • Kind Country

    Kind Country


    Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Minneapolis based band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members and band alike. 

    Kind Country released their debut self titled album “Kind Country” in the fall of 2013. Since then they have been bringing their music on the road playing live performances at theaters, bars, auditoriums, festivals, and everywhere in between all throughout the United States. The band released their second independently released full length album, Hwy 7,  in the fall of 2015. Produced by Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles, Hwy 7, thrust the band further into a regional spotlight. The guys quickly followed up with a 5 track studio EP, Mountains, which was released in the spring of 2017. The band has no plans of stopping and will be releasing new material on a regular basis for the foreseeable future. 

    "Snagging the last spot and rounding out our not-very-extensive list is Kind Country, the Minneapolis-based jamgrass band forged in 2012. Originally started as a four-piece string band, the band expanded into six-member ensemble featuring Mitch Johnson (guitar), Brandon Johnson (guitar), Max Graham (mandolin), Joe Sheehan (bass), Chris Forsberg (violin), and Chris Wittrock (drums). These guys have some thing special going on, with the addition of drums allowing the group to go deeper in exploring how bluegrass can morph and intersect with other genres and giving them the freedom to create a sound that is truly their own. However, they still stay true to their string-band origins and bluegrass roots, with their energetic playing and the talent among the six players more-or-less guaranteeing a foot-stompin’ good time."-  Ming Lee Newcomb, Live for Live Music. From article Five Up and Coming Bluegrass Bands Poised to Take Over the Scene. 

  • Joesph Huber

    Joesph Huber


    Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber was a founding member of the .357 String Band--a group that, despite its abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity and is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movement. Having moved from .357, Huber has honed his songwriting abilities immensely and now continues moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well-crafted songs under his own name and with his backing band. Whether it's irresistible, fiddle-driven, dancing tunes or honest, heart-wrenching "songwriter" songs, Huber spans the spectrum of 'Roots' music while preferring not to stay within the boundaries of any strict genre classification. 

    His lyricism and introspective writing style has received high acclaim from many Americana enthusiasts looking for a more substantive substitute to much of today's modern country. Maintaining a solid touring schedule, playing all throughout both the U.S. and all around Europe, Huber continues to gain positive press, including being listed on L.A. Weekly's '10 More Country Artists To Listen To (2014).' Blue Ridge Outdoor writes, “Songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Chris Smither, and John Prine can marvel listeners in the simplest of acoustic settings,...From time to time, I stumble upon a new singer/songwriter whose work warrants comparison to the luminaries on this list. ...Huber’s songwriting has me comparing him to my favorites above.”


    Huber's 4th solo release, 'The Suffering Stage' is a shift both in writing style and in it's filled-out production style, which looks beyond his usual minimalist folk recordings. It features many of Milwaukee's best players, such as Ryan Knudson on pedal steel; Dustin Dobernig on keys; Andrew Koenig on electric guitar; as well as his long-time touring band members--Jason Loveall on fiddle; and Eston Bennett on bass. It follows his early self-released material--'Bury Me Where I Fall' (2010) and 'Tongues Of Fire' (2012)--and  his 3rd album, 'The Hanging Road,' which was released under Nashville's 'Muddy Roots Recordings' label in Spring 2014.

  • Fox Crossing String Band

    Fox Crossing String Band


    Formed in November 2016 ~ Fox Crossing is an all female bluegrass group from Chicago

  • The Coop

    The Coop


    In between electronica, jazz, jam, and rock exists a merging of organic and digital sounds known as The Coop.

    The band’s creative mantra – Lost in Thought, Found in Sound – belies a process immersed in purpose but delivered in compulsion by drummer Jake Barinholtz, guitarist/rhythm laptop Danny Biggins, keyboardist Joe Re, and bassist/lead laptop Cason Trager. Formed in Chicago, the group’s synchronization of breakbeat, dub, jazz, and jamband rock culminates in musical bursts like 2011′s LP “Internalize,” and 2012′s EP, “A Fleeting Glimpse.”

    Most recently, 2013′s single “Succubus / Loose Chains,” begins with ominous synth lines and tinkling piano, and erupts with guitar and drums and thunderous bass samples that leading blog The Dankles described as “an even dosage of easy going jam and bass fueled electronica.” Live performances operate simultaneously in the realms of DJ’s and live bands; described as “live-glitch-hop aesthetic that runs rampant,” (The Untz) and “a high energy experience perfectly suited to the earliest hours of the morning” (

          The repeated live recreation of the band’s songs has equipped them with the ability to record and produce themselves (both “A Fleeting Glimpse” and “Succubus / Loose Chains” were completely self-produced, with Cason acting as Lead Producer and Danny and Jake as Co-Producers). Acting as musicians, recording engineers, producers, and DJ’s, The Coop resembles a traveling audio house more than an old-fashioned band. Considering they contain all the musical ingredients needed for a self-sufficient creative vehicle,  it’s a wonder what The Coop will move onto next.


  • Alabaster



    We are a jam band at our roots. Our style is very passionate and energetic. We pour our emotions into every lick and riff we play. We play Rock, Blues, Psychedelic, Reggae, and Hard rock with a more old school take, similar to Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin. We challenge ourselves to push our creativity and musicianship to a new level, and to make sure the crowd really gets down.

  • Althea Grace Band

    Althea Grace Band


    Althea Grace Band Featuring: 
    Althea Grace (guitar/vocals)
    Janis Wallin (Bass)
    Mike Bruno (Drums) 
    Adam Lewis (guitar) 

    Althea Grace:
    Althea Grace is a young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Chicago area. Althea’s music can best be described as new age blues with heavy doses of jazz, funk, and soul featuring her powerful, soulful voice and guitar skills to match. Growing up the daughter of music lovers and in a city filled with talent, music quickly became her sole passion in life. Before even learning to drive, Althea began sharing the stage with many notable bands such as X Ambassadors, The Shins & Sylvan Esso. Michael Kaiz of Jambase described Althea as “One of Chicago’s rising gems”.
    In 2016, her duo “FUTURE STUFF” released their debut EP. She has spent much of the last year touring the country with “Future Stuff” opening for blues legend, Doyle Bramhall II and Grammy award-winning band, Los Lobos. — Quote via Sheryl Crow (Twitter/Instagram): “Saw a young duo called future stuff last night at City Winery Nashville. They blew me away! Check them out!!”

    Exclusive premiere with Live for Live Music:

  • Concrete Roots

    Concrete Roots


    The Concrete Roots is a reggae band based out of the Chicagoland area. This group is compiled of musicians from various backgrounds that have a very deep respect for all sub-genres of reggae music & culture. their eclectic sound is a great mix of roots-rock-reggae soul and hip-hop that that could move a diverse crowd & keep them moving. since 2012 they have been playing live shows at both traditional & unique venues throughout the Midwest. With the help of their first self titled EP (release July 2016) The Concrete Roots are a band whose live performances have them catching a buzz that is separating them from from a vast majority of independent acts across multiple genres


  • Zombie Mañana

    Zombie Mañana


    Every morning, Zombie eats surreal for breakfast and then does its abstract workouts. Inconsistence is routine and the unknown is caffeine. No fear is the next frontier. PERSEVERE; embrace the blood, sweat, and tears. This half-band, half-dream seeks refuge from this place, this world where everything is a race. Tragedies and adversities taught me more than universities. Happiness and ecstasy comes from living with no jealousy. All it takes to be inspiring is to be inspired, and now is the time to rewire. With a head full of static, and a heart that weighs a ton, these omnifarious tunes may not be for everyone.

  • Dance Monkey Dance

    Dance Monkey Dance



    featuring Doug Dicharry

    Dance Monkey Dance! was formed out of the necessity to create. Doug Dicharry spent years honing his chops in a successful international touring band, but needed to get back to his roots and rediscover his love for playing music. Even while becoming a talented multi-intrumentalist (drums, trombone, trumpet, mandolin, washboard, spoons), he decided to pick up the guitar and has been obsessively writing songs since.

    The guitar laid the foundation for what would become the core of DMD, but Doug craved a driving beat. So… he built the STOMPSTAGE!!! It’s an amplified mobile stage, which creates two unique percussive sounds: *boom – crack!* With soulful vocals, percussive guitar, loop rigs and the steady stompstage backbeat, he has penned an evolving repertoire of songs.

    Dance Monkey Dance! is the perfect name, because this monkey is literally dancing while playing for you.

  • Mississippi Stranglers

    Mississippi Stranglers

    Folk Rock

    "The Mississippi Stranglers hit the main vein of American Music. 

    From folk to progressive rock they cover a spectrum that spans from front porch hoe-downs to traditional garage rock offering something for everyone. The band is always writing and recording, putting out new songs that are always free for fans to download. The current line up of the Stranglers features Neal Ernst and long time friend Kurt Carlson with Garrett Pedersen, David Young and drummer Matt Ford. With their lo-fi till you die, garage rock, sonic Americana music for the people by the people approach, The Mississippi Stranglers truly are an original "American band."

  • Gary Moore II

    Gary Moore II

    Alternative Country

    Born and raised to a working-class family, singer/songwriter Gary Moore II blends his blue-collar mentality with songs aboutheartbreak, hard work, and hard living. With influences from Hank to R.A.T.M., TVZ to the DBTs, and everywhere in between, GMII's songs find a place in the ever-evolving Americana genre. As a founding member of the Miles Burning Band, he co-fronted the band, releasing one EP and opening shows for regional/national touring acts and taking part in festivals like the Honky-Tonk Throwdown and Nippersink Fest. While recording the bands second release, vocal issues and the subsequent surgery forced him to take over a year off, and ultimately leave the band.

    With a successful surgery under his belt, and a newfound respect for music and singing, GMII began pushing forward as the working-man's troubadour. Working closely with long-time collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Michael Pentz, they've carved out an original roots-rock sound with a familiar feel.

  • Pete Jive

    Pete Jive


    Performing live since 2002, Pete Jive has been spreading the message of self affirmation and compassion throughout the greater Chicagoland area.
    Pete Jive, provides a feel-good show every time, diffusing positivity and spreading good vibrations nightly to his rapidly growing fan base.
    His first LP No Sign of Regret, released June 2011, This record features elements of traditional American folk music, roots reggae and rock ‘n’ roll, which have shaped Pete Jive’s sound and direction from the start. It was the first album to showcase Pete Jive’s “old country picking style and youthful wisdom”, as Josh Hisle from Neil Young’s Vapor Records put it.
    In April 2012 Pete was signed to Josh Hisle’s new record label V.R.C. records, recording the EP “Sleep When I Die” for the label’s debut release.
    Pete spent the year of 2013 touring nationwide from Philadelphia to California. 2014 finds Pete going back to Philadelphia and California as well as multiple tours throughout the Midwest.
    The energy of Pete Jive live is contagious and he has had the opportunity to share the stage with national artists such as Slightly Stoopi), Josh Heinrichs, Badda Skat, Josh Hisle and DJ Redlox. -Pete jive is a breath of fresh air for people of all ages & musical interest.

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  • Great Sky Band

    Great Sky Band

    Jam Bands

    At the crossroads of Soul, Jazz and Prog Rock lives an entity driven by the natural positivity emitted through music: Great Sky Band.  Those who join the journey with Great Sky Band will find themselves beholden with an unparalleled musical experience that combines heavy-duty rock n roll, jazz-influenced harmonies, soulful vocals and bittersweet melodic motifs.


    Formed in 2016, Great Sky Band is the genesis of many years of playing music in and around Chicago.  Its seasoned members have learned to balance the fundamentals of advanced music theory with the spontaneity of improvisation.  In other words, "playing from the heart" is what Great Sky Band aims to do with each and every performance.


    Comprised of 5 individuals with differing but complementary musical backgrounds, Great Sky Band takes the sounds of many rooted genres and blends them together.  This creates a unique and tasteful sound that's easy for fans to latch onto

  • Bodhicitta



    Bodhicitta is a Funk/Jazz Quartet hailing from the North Chicago area. Solid melt-your-face, funky dance grooves mixed with exotic rhythms and sultry sounds, Bodhicitta brings a high energy improv-heavy show that leaves audiences eager for the next.

Summer Stomp 2018

Fri Aug 3 2018 3:00 PM - Sun Aug 5 2018

(Doors 12:00 PM)

Mchenry Extreme Sports and Event Park Holiday Hills IL
Summer Stomp 2018
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All Ages

Brought to you by Mackey's Music Productions and Midwestival Productions

SUMMER STOMP is a 2 day Festival featuring music on 2 stages with camping, on-site food, art, craft beer, vending, &  more!

Gate Price is $100

(Ticket price includes Camping and  car Parking)
Gates Open Friday @ 12 pm
Gate Close @ Midnight Friday Night
Gates Reopen @ 8am Saturday

Gates Will Close @ 10pm Saturday Night

This is an all ages event. Attendees under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 
Kids 12 and under admitted free of charge with parent or legal guardian.

* RV camping allowed - With the purchase of a RV ticket

 All people in a RV must have a tickets, or Volunteer pass in order to enter the festival grounds

we are NOT able to provide power or water hookups, sorry!

Camping spots are first come first serve basis