Tuesday, August 25, 2020

This Saturday's Gathering at the Amphitheater

 Jake Hoult & the Casey United Methodist Worship Team and Danelle Jackson & the Harvest Vineyard Worship Team will be leading us in a night of praise & worship this Saturday, August 29.  A variety of hymns and contemporary worship songs will be sung.  

Come unite with others in the body of Christ as we praise and glorify the ONE who has the answers to all the chaos that has been surrounding us in the past few months.

Food will be available for purchase.  Bring lawn chairs and enjoy a night of worshipping outside in God's beautiful creation. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp This Saturday!

  You won't want to miss Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp this Saturday, August 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Amphitheater!

From their website:  

A Cajun Creole Honkytonk Party!

Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. Led by French-speaking Creole fiddler and accordionist Dennis Stroughmatt, Creole Stomp keeps listeners enthralled and dancers moving on the floor with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco dance tunes.

Creole Stomp shows have become legendary for the heart and passion conveyed from the stage—music with emotion and energy that literally jumps from the band. In fact, over the years the band has become informally known as “The Grateful Dead of Creole Music,” for their well-oiled, dancer-driven, crowd-pleasing marathon jams and improvisation. Traditional Louisiana Cajun two-steps, reels, and waltzes sizzle in the stew along with Creole blues and mazurkas.

A favorite on the Cajun-zydeco dance circuit, the band has also become a celebrated fixture at venues around the United States, ranging from park concerts and theaters to folk and blues festivals. No matter the venue, wherever they come from, and wherever they go, Creole Stomp is a band that knows how to throw a Louisiana party!

What grew out of his Louisiana bayou experience, in 2002 Dennis Stroughmatt along with Robert Russell, created the foundation of what has become the premiere Cajun-Zydeco band in the midwest.  They continue to carry the torch...along with new members including Greg Bigler and Doug Hawf...bringing the Louisiana bayou straight to your festival, dance or concert hall.  

Monday, August 3, 2020

Generation Gap this Saturday

Don't miss Generation Gap this Saturday at the Amphitheater.

GENERATION GAP is a popular local band from Casey.  The band plays a variety of Country styles, but also include some 50's, 60's, 70's rock, and bluegrass. Generation Gap consists of two young men and one not so young. Richard (grandpa) has been playing in local bands since 1967. Cody and Derick (grandsons) are new to the scene. They were active in school band and have had some formal music theory. Grandpa is rooted in classic country and bluegrass music and has had a lot of experience on the local level. Generation Gap does cover songs of Charley Daniels, Billy Currington, George Strait, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alan Jackson, and many others. 

Rescheduled: Sisters & Company

Since the Sisters & Co. event was cancelled last weekend, we have rescheduled the event for October 3. Mark your calendars.  Please join us.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Sisters & Company Tomorrow Night-Cancelled

Due to the heavy rains we have had in the past two days and the fact more rain is forecast tomorrow we are cancelling the Sisters & Company concert/worship tomorrow night (Saturday, August 1).  The event will be rescheduled and the date announced soon.  Thanks for helping us get the word out.

Sisters & Co. Tomorrow Night

Carolyn Yoder and her sisters, who blessed us in a beautiful night of worship last year, will be returning this year under a new name, Sisters & Co.

Raised in a family called to full-time ministry, Carolyn, Amy, and Emily spent their adolescent years traveling to prisons and churches across the country declaring the good news of the gospel.  After many years of being labeled "the sisters" when they led worship together, they have decided to take on a new name: Sisters & Co.  This title reflects their desire to partner with other voices across generations and denominations, creating a family worship experience.  If you love tight harmonies, powerful worship anthems, and an environment where an encounter with God is the expectation, please bring your family and join us for this special evening. (Prayer ministry will be available during and after worship).

Sisters & Co are artists of VWorship and actively involved in the Vineyard Church of Central IL. 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Battle Creek Band - This Saturday

One of our most favorite bands will be returning again this year to entertain us with their down home country sound.  This talented, versatile band gets everyone's feet to tapping before the evening is over.

But country is not all they play.  The following is from their website:
Variety is the spice of life. So when a stranger walks in to a Battle Creek show, they may be surprised to hear The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Elvis sandwiched in between some Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens & Waylon JenningsBattle Creek is first and foremost a "Country" band, but they enjoy performing and have been influenced by music from many genres. Nobody blends Country, Rock n' Roll, Gospel & Comedy like Battle Creek. It's The Grand Ole Opry, a Sock Hop, Hee Haw & Sunday Morning - all rolled into one. There's something for just about everybody - within reason. Although you may not hear any Hip Hop, Heavy Metal, or Rap - well ... You're Welcome.

Friday, July 17, 2020

This Saturday, July 18

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 18, local talents, Doug Haddix & Kurt Williamson will be performing at the Amphitheater beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Don't let the forecast of heat keep you away from a great concert.  By the time the concerts most of Linn Park is in shade.   So bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful evening in the fresh air.

Sadie's Restaurant and Linn Park Concessions will have food available for purchase beginning at 6:00.