The Travelin' McCourys will bring the Bluegrass Ball to Shoe Fest 2013 over the weekend of September 6-8th. Shoe Fest is a three day outdoor music and camping event featuring live music performances which will take place at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL.This year's installment of the midwest festival will feature bluegrass legends, The Travelin' McCourys, and witness the return of the Ben Miller Band, Ed Anderson, Jaik Willis and more.
February is too cold for the outdoor music festivals of summer to thrive, so Old Shoe, the host band of Shoe Fest, is going to bring the experience indoors on Saturday February 2nd. The spirit of the festival community will come to life during the first annual Snow Shoe, featuring Old Shoe, Zmick and Sneaky Gene, at The Majestic Theater in Kankakee, IL.Snow Shoe will be a new experience for Kankakee, with live artists and local vendors taking part in the festivities.
The time of year has come where that childhood anxiety of change and new adventures both excites and frights us to the bone. Mother Nature tells us that it’s time to progress. After Labor Day we all start to feel it. This is the time when some of us head back to school, and this is the time when some of us start packing away our wonderful toys of summer. We say goodbye to our wonderful wilderness festival dance companions. The end of summer draws near. Festavarians, especially us in the Midwest, know that our times together are going in a new direction.
Last night as I entered the Ace Bar for Shoe Groove, I was greeted by Old Shoe’s manager Mike Kaiz. He saw that I was burdened with my arms full of stuff and gestured to the back booth. Reflecting back upon this, not only was this show a great summer skin showing show, but also an entire club where everyone could set their stuff together.
Tonight! Ace Bar Chicago will host a birthday bash of epic proportions. Performing live for the very first time, Shoe Groove is a collaboration of Family Groove Company and Old Shoe. This new Chicago super group will be supported by Afternoon Moon and Chicago's own Catfish & the Dogstars.