Shoe Fest announces 8th annual lineup

Article Contributed by Groove On Music | Published on Monday, August 6, 2018

Shoe Fest is proud to announce the lineup for the 8th annual festival.  Shoe Fest will once again be held at the beautiful and scenic Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See in Manteno, IL (less than 1 hour south of Chicago), Labor Day weekend (August 31-September 2).  Tickets are on sale now!

Jam packed with events for both adults and kids, Shoe Fest will be loaded with family friendly and kid activities, special music sets for the kids, family camping and more – so bring the kids along or take them to Grandma’s and set out on your own, there is something for everyone!  In addition to the great music and activities, Shoe Fest once again encourages you to enjoy the amazing surroundings; swim in the creek, dance among the water fall, and enjoy nature walks along the Kankakee State Park. This year will also feature the inaugural Shoe Fest Leisure Olympics!

But as always, it’s all about the music. With 3 stages and campfire corner, your ears will never go hungry. 

2018 Lineup 

Old Shoe (2 Nights)

The Travelin’ McCourys

30DB (with Jeff Austin and Brendan Bayliss)

Grateful Ball w/ The Travelin’ McCourys and Jeff Austin playing the songs of the Grateful Dead

Allie Kral from Yonder Mountain String Band (Artist at Large)

Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival with Taarka

Love Canon

Dead Horses

Henhouse Prowlers

Mr. Blotto

Chicago Farmer

Lowdown Brass Band

Helping Phriendly Orchestra

People Brothers Band


Sun Beard

Miles Over Mountains

Still Shine

Jaik Willis

Dan Andree Trio

Packy Lundholm


Bashful Youngens

Althea Grace

Kara Cavanaugh

Lunar Ticks

Fall Classic


River Valley Rangers

The All Good Things Band

Mr. Dave Music