August 2, 2019– Hard rock band Head East headlines the first night of events Friday at the Decatur Celebration.
Head East, which traces it’s roots to East Central Illinois, remains best known for their hit “Never Been Any Reason”, plays the 9:00 p.m. concert on the Show Stage (Franklin and Eldorado), with country rap duo Moonshine Bandits as the opening act at 7:30pm.
Earlier Show Stage acts feature the Opening Ceremonies at 6 p.m. and Neuhoff’s own DJ Tat and DJ Suave at 5pm.
Country Singer/ Songwriter Logan Mize, takes the Funfest Stage (Prairie and Franklin) at 7:15pm. Following MIze on the Funfest Stage is Grammy Award winning R & B Group “All 4 One” at 9pm.
The Christian Stage (Main and Water) will have Pjae & Living Sacrifice for a pair of shows at 7pm and 9pm.
The first night of the BlueRock Record Battle of the Bands will start at 6 p.m. on the North Street Stage (Water and North) AND the addition of a second stage at North and Water. The Central Park Stage has the Decatur Power Tumblers at 5 and Ees’aBella Belly Dancers at 7 o’clock. Central Park will also feature Indie Folk Duo Arbour Season at 9pm.
Country, rock and top hits band Wreckless Chelsea will take the Cabaret stage (William and Water) at 5 p.m., followed by a pair of shows with glam/ modern rock band “Lenny and the Lamplighters at 7 and 9pm.
Electric blues group the ” Mary Jo Curry Band” will take the Prairie Street Stage at 6 and 8pm, followed by hardrock/ heavy metal band “From Ashes Re-born” featuring Neuhoff’s Shyler Kraus at 10pm
The Wine and Craft Beer Garden at the northwest corner of Water and William streets will be open from 5-10 p.m. The Kids Block on the south end of the festival grounds will be open from 5-8 p.m.