Headliners set for Backlot Bash '20

March 19, 2020 02:01 PM

Skokie's Backlot Bash, now in its fourteenth year, announced its 2020 headliners today, four of 16 live music acts that will play on two street festival stages over three days, August 28-30, featuring rock, blues, funk, folk, soul, roots and more.


The Bash begins on Friday night with ‘70s funk superstars, the Ohio Players, hitting the stage and busting out their hits “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster.”

Saturday night will feature a double bill kicking off with ‘90s rockers, The Verve Pipe, whose hits include “The Freshmen, “Photograph” and “Hero.” The evening ends with Chicago favorite Matthew Sweet, who charted ‘90s hits with “Girlfriend,” “Sick of Myself” and “I’ve Been Waiting.”

On Sunday, Tributosaurus, a collection of some of Chicago’s finest studio musicians, will become The Allman Brothers Band.

The three-day street festival will also host a carnival midway, a large beer tent with a small music stage, the Backlot Dash 5K Run, a children's stage and kid's activities at the Skokie Public Library, classic films, a classic auto show, a bingo tent, a dunk tank, a sponsor and community resource fair, exhibits at the Skokie Heritage Museum –– and on Sunday, a farmer's market and the Rotary Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m., featuring a bloody mary & mimosa bar.

Fri, Aug 28 at 8:30P – Ohio Players
Sat, Aug 29 at 6:30P – The Verve Pipe
Sat, Aug 29 at 8:30P – Matthew Sweet
Sun, Aug 30 at 6P – Tributosaurus becomes The Allman Brothers Band

Skokie's Backlot Bash is located at the corner of Floral & Oakton in downtown Skokie. For up-to-the-minute new information please visit www.BacklotBash.com.   

Skokie's Backlot Bash is presented by the Skokie Park District, the Village of Skokie, the Skokie Public Library, the Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Niles Township High School District 219.

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