mEET THE BANDS

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Foghat

Foghat celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2021, and their live performances show why the band is still  around and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want to play! Their music is timeless, and touring is part of their DNA. Foghat’s live show is as intense as ever with the incredible energy and  musicianship that one would expect and hope for from a seasoned band with such a long musical history and  they are bringing their fans along for the ride. These guys just love to play!  

Showtime - 9:15 - 10:45 p.m.

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smells like nirvana

Celebrate the legendary sounds of Nirvana & Kurt Cobain with national-traveling Nirvana tribute band Smells Like Nirvana as they perform songs from Nevermind, In Utero, Bleach, and more...including b-sides and deep cuts.

 

Smells Like Nirvana is based out of Chicago and is composed of front man Paul Wandtke (ex Trivium, Dead Original), drummer Sean McCole, and bassist Mike Petrasek (Bedlem). As hardcore Nirvana fans, their tribute to Nirvana is a haunting episode of grunge-filled angst without click or backing tracks, a trait that is rare in today’s contemporary musical landscape and one that Nirvana lived by.

 

Make song requests at smellslikenirvanatribute.com, and include the date of Indiana's Bacon Festival (8/27/022). 

Showtime - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

cook & belle

Born and raised in the heartland, Bret and Michelle fell for music long before falling for each other. After decades of performing all over the country together and opening for artists such as Rascal Flatts, Lonestar, Charlie Daniels, Dierks Bentley, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, and Steve Miller Band, Bret and Michelle’s passion to create and entertain has only grown. Whether you’ve watched them on their Emmy award-winning TV show ‘Cook and Belle’s Playhouse’, heard their songs on the radio, listened to one of their many records, or are just listening for the very first time, you will feel and hear years of passion and hard work that had one thing in mind…You. Their powerful mix of country, soul, 60’s and 70’s, and gospel will take the entire family for a ride.

Showtime - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 

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group therapy

Group Therapy includes four local musicians who have become one of Monticello's musical landscapes. Christin Lowry fronts Group Therapy, and her wide range allows her to perform anything from Led Zeppelin to AC/DC. 

 

Combined with the energy from the backing trio of John Sullivan (lead guitar), Doug Kingsley (bass) and Tony Huff (drums), the dance floor becomes packed and leaves listeners thirsty for more. With their eclectic and extremely diverse set list, you are bound to hear something you love, maybe even taking you back to a different time. You will be tapping your toes and bobbing your hear. We invite you to join us for some Group Therapy at the Indiana Bacon Festival.

Showtime - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Group Therapy Track