DeKALB - Though Corn Fest goers will need to wait until 2021 to enjoy the 43rd annual family fun weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the music line-up for next year's festival promises to make the wait worthwhile.
Organizers on Friday announced the band lineup for the three-day concert and corn festival which is slated for Aug. 27 through Aug. 29, 2021. Friday night's headliner will feature 7th Heaven, while the festival will close Sunday with Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry.
Here is the full weekend lineup:
Friday, Aug. 27, 2021:
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Rockin Moxie
7 to 8 p.m.: Generations
9 to 11 p.m. 7th Heaven
Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021:
Noon to 1 p.m.: Burn' N Bush
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Mr. Myers
3 to 4 pm.: 1976
4:30 to 6 p.m.: Mellencouger
6:30 to 8 p.m.: Simply The Best: A Tribute to Tina Turner
9 to 11 p.m. Hi Infidelity
Sunday, Aug. 29:
Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Stroker Red
2 to 3:30 p.m.: Back Country Roads
4:30 to 6 p.m.: Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry
In lieu of the popular festival which in the past 42 years has brought thousands to downtown DeKalb for the three-day corn and music family affair, organizers have developed a creative way to raise funds for this year's recipient, Opportunity House.
Each year, Corn Fest selects a local nonprofit to donate raise money for, and this year they'll raise money by selling special T-shirts, donating 100% of t-shirt proceeds to Opportunity House.
The nonprofit will also serve as the 2021 recipient when the festival returns. Sales for the 50/50 raffle will also take place for next year's festival at local outlets this year. For more information, visit www.cornfest.com.