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Irish Fest

August 10 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

$5 – $10

Grab your friends, family, lawn chairs and blankets and head out to Allerton for the sixth season of the Concert Series, presented by the U of I Community Credit Union! Experience nature, culture, music, and community as they come together in this unique venue to create lasting memories.

Irish Fest will feature The Shanties and The Tannahill Weavers.

$5/person or $10/family, suggested donation (at the gate)

Food + drinks available for purchase:

  • Dragon Fire Pizza
  • Fusilli Tony’s Italian Food
  • NitroCup
  • The Pop Stop
  • Dave’s Dogs
  • Cool Bliss Popped Bliss

    Also, don’t forget to get your face painted at our Kids’ Corner to get in the Irish spirit!

    No outside alcohol, please.

    About the bands:

    The Shanties “new Irish” music is filled with rocked-up Irish favorites, old, new, and originals. The focus is the up-tempo rowdier melodies with pop Irish influence from Solas, Gaelic Storm, Great Big Sea, and Flogging Molly. The blended singing and instrument sounds of fiddle, mandolin, whistle, guitar, and the Irish (drum) bodhran create their unique sound.

    The Tannahill Weavers celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, and they are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.

    For more information on the 2017 Concert Series, click here.

    Concerts may be cancelled or postponed due to weather. View the cancellation policy here.

  • Details

    August 10
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    $5 – $10