August 5 – Rock band Daughtry will deliver the final act of this year’s Decatur Celebration with an 8 p.m. performance Sunday on the Show Stage.
Fronted by namesake singer and former American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, the band produced five Top 20 singles including the platinum hits “It’s Not Over” and “Home.” The band’s fifth album “Cage to Rattle” was released last week.
Sunday’s other headlining acts include the Jeremiah Johnson Band playing two sets of southern rock and blues on the Funfest Stage (6:15, 8:15), and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Crowder on the Christian Stage (6:45).
Preceding Daughtry on the Show Stage will be the winner of the BlueRock Record Battle of the Bands contest (5:30), the Josh Holland Band (6:30), and a 50/50 Raffle and a third Country Financial $1,000 drawing (7:45). The Battle of the Bands finals will be held at 11 a.m. on the North Street Stage.
The earlier shows on the Funfest Stage feature Marquise Knox (2 p.m.) and William Marsala (4 p.m.), while Jeff Quick will take the Christian Stage for a pair of shows before Crowder (4, 5:45).
The Central Park Stage will feature Rock of Ages (1 p.m., 3 p.m.) and Dreaming in Colour (8:15), while the Imagine That Band will play the first of its three shows on the North Street stage at 4 o’clock. NCR will play three shows of modern country and classic rock on the Cabaret Stage (3, 5, 7), while the Prairie Street Stage features singer/songwriter Ashley Riley (noon, 2) and disco, funk, rock and pop from The Collective Band (4, 6, 8).
Also Sunday, the Miss Illinois Festival Pageant will be held at 2 p.m. in the Decatur Civic Center and the double-elimination Central Illinois Bags Bash tournament will be held from 1-5 p.m. on the Civic Center grass.