Music on Main
For the third year in a row, D.C. Cobb’s will host the Main Street Music Festival.
D.C. Cobb’s owner Dan Hart said this year’s festival, which will be held Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, will be bigger than years previous. There will be no admission charge to the event.
“This is the most money we’ve spent on bands, and we hope the event continues to grow every year,” Hart said.
“Our goal is to promote the Woodstock Square and the businesses.”
Sponsored by Budweiser, Don Q rum and City Beverage Co., the festival will feature musical guests Barefoot Fred, C-Factor and Mr. Blotto Friday night, and the Aviators, Ian Hall Band, Partyhardigans, Supernaut and Modern Day Romeos Saturday night.
C-Factor guitarist and lead vocalist Bobby Edenhofer said the group is excited about its June 22 performance. He compares C-Factor’s sound to an iPod and said the eclectic band enjoys performing at D.C. Cobb’s regularly, especially because Woodstock is home to lead and backing vocalist Jennifer Cundiff.
“We’ve played the fest for three years. It gets better every year. It’s neat to play with all the different bands – it will be a guaranteed good time.”
Edenhofer said the band, which has played at United Center twice and numerous venues around the Chicagoland area, enjoys being interactive with the crowd and with Cundiff as a frontwoman, it’s not hard to get the masses going. “She get’s really involved with the crowd – [singing down] in the audience and dancing on tables.
“We’re like a party and everyone’s invited,” he said. “We feed off each other and we’ll get you eventually.”
Additional C-Factor members include Sean Doherty, Michael O’Connor and Dominick DeJulio.
Aside from the music, this year’s Main Street Music Festival also will feature several vendors including Rosati’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s and Swiss Maid Bakery, and on Saturday, a jump castle and games for kids, a flash mob dance at 3:30 (sponsored by Mixin Mingle) and a dunking tank.
“We’re looking for people to volunteer [for the tank],” Hart said. “Half of all proceeds earned from the [dunking] will be given to a charity of each volunteer’s choice.”
A bags tournament also will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. Registration fees will be $20 per team and the winners will keep all prize money.
Cherry vodka and lemonade and a wide beer selection also will be available for purchase.
“This is a free event for the community,” said Hart. “No one has to spend a dollar. Come out and enjoy the atmosphere for free – we will have a great group of bands with original and cover music.”
Hart also said the community has been very supportive this year.
“The city has been great working with us. Without community support we’d be unable to [hold the fest].”
People interested in sponsoring the event and purchasing a banner can contact Hart at 815-206-5880.
D.C. Cobb’s Main Street Music Festival 2012 will be held on Main Street, north of the Square.
For information, visit www.dccobbs.net.