Corn Fest community stage moves to Egyptian Theatre, full lineup announced

Here’s the full music lineup for DeKalb Corn Fest, set for Aug. 27 to 29 in downtown DeKalb

DeKALB – The community stage for the summer’s biggest bash, DeKalb Corn Fest, is moving to the Egyptian Theatre this year, event organizers announced this week, while the soundstage will remain outdoors.

The event is a free three-day music festival held in downtown DeKalb on Lincoln Highway between First and Fourth Street, and though the COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 festival to be canceled, the 2021 festival is on the books, set for Aug. 27 through 29.

The soundstage, which is the outdoor music component, will remain outside as always, free and open to the public, with a $5 admission fee for those wanting to watch inside the soundstage area. The soundstage lineup was announced last year, and will remain the same for the 2021 festival.

Corn Fest Soundstage lineup

*$5 entry for those over 12 on Friday, $10 entry for those over 12 on Saturday, $5 entry for those over 12

Friday, Aug. 27

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

Noon to 1 p.m. – Burn’ N Bush

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Mr. Myers

3 to 4 p.m. – 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 p.m. – Back Country Roads

4:30 to 6 p.m. – Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry

Corn Fest Community Stage lineup (free):

Where: Egyptian Theatre (now with air conditioning), 135 N. Second St., DeKalb

Concession stand and bar will be open

Friday, Aug. 27

5 p.m. – Banda NIU

5:45 p.m. – TBA

6:30 p.m. – Jon Babin

7:15 p.m. – Huskie Hunks

8 p.m.– Jazz in Progress

Saturday, Aug. 28

11 a.m. – Cohesion

11:45 a.m. – Stage Coach Players

12:30 p.m. – Sycamore/Rochelle Performing Arts Academy

1:15 p.m. – DeKalb High School Band

2 p.m. – NIU World Music Ensembles

2:45 p.m. – TBA

3:30 p.m. – CCT

4:15 p.m. – Ethan Larson

5 p.m. – Live Wire Brass

Sunday, Aug. 29

11 a.m. – Kishwaukee River Boys Traditional Jazz Band

11:45 a.m. – Just For Kix DeKalb

12:30 p.m. – NIU Steelband

1:15 p.m. – Arco Musical

2 p.m. – Northern Illinois Dance Center

2:45 p.m. – Beth Fowler School of Dance

3:30 p.m. – Dimensions Dance Academy