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Allerton Festival featuring Rusted Root
September 16, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
presented by the U of I Community Credit Union
6–7pm Lupe Carroll | 7-7:30pm I-Pan | 7:30-9pm Rusted Root | Allerton Meadow
$15/person in advance (Available here until 3pm on September 16); $18/person at the gate (cash or check)
Ages 12 and under FREE
Food + drinks for purchase
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Limited overnight accommodations are available! Call 217-333-3287 for reservations.
Please note: Concerts can be canceled if weather is severe, unsafe, or deemed to be disruptive by the musicians. The decision to cancel the concert can be made at any time. Please note all sales are final; refunds are not available for weather-based issues. Allerton is an open-air venue that cannot guarantee refuge in the event of severe weather; guests are asked to be aware of their surroundings. Follow Allerton on Facebook and Twitter for the most recent updates.
About the bands: Rusted Root has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide, and was formed in Pittsburgh by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki in the early ‘90s. The band quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. After debuting with their self-released album “Cruel Sun,” Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum-selling breakthrough “When I Woke,” featuring hit songs “Send Me On My Way,” “Ecstasy” and “Martyr.” The band has been on tour with Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band and on the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. Known for creating a unique fusion of acoustic rock, world and other styles of music, Rusted Root’s sound uses a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American and Native American influences.
The bluesy and rustic folk sound of Lupe Carroll comes from a deeply steeped background of different musical styles. With a humble upbringing in both Tennessee and the southland of Chicago, he has combined these regional melodies into his own self-taught abilities. These talents have transitioned from the campfire with friends to national audiences. To fully complete his musical vision, he surrounds himself with the rhythmic accompaniments of childhood friends and family. Lupe is now capitalizing on the momentum from his self released album “The Love We Found”. As his music continues to evolve, the soul and the message stay the same. For every song has a story and with every story you get a piece of his life.
A small combo steel band founded in 1993, I-Pan is a student-run band affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The band plays a variety of musical styles including soca, calypso, jazz, Latin, and pop.
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