The last week of June is when festival season seems to kick into high gear around the city and the suburbs. Next week’s July issue of IE showcases a rundown of where to sample some good food and music in the next month. Plus online, we’ll give festgoers a recap of what’s coming in the next two weeks.
Taste Of Joliet: Friday through Sunday
Will County’s largest festival kicks off on June 28 with a set by former ’70s and ’80s classic rockers REO Speedwagon (supported by 7th Heaven and Arra). Grammy-winning country performer Hunter Hayes (featured on The Voice in June and supported by Dustin Lynch, Easton Corbin and Maggie Rose) has already sold-out his premium seating at TOJ, so best to get to ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium (3000 W. Jefferson) early to get a good seat. Sunday features Disney Channel’s Zandaya, on the heels of her Dancing With The Stars performance and her claim-to-fame: the Mouse House’s Shake It Up series. Admission is $10. Taste Of Joliet features an eclectic mix of 27 food vendors and a bevy of carnival rides to make it a near-ideal weekend in the City Of Champions.