CARPENTERSVILLE – If you have a love for music then Carpenter Park in Carpentersville is the place to be this weekend. Sargon Productions and NASA Education Corporation will be sponsoring the Carpentersville Musical Festival ’09 on Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th.
Moms, dads and children of all ages, plan now to attend an affordable weekend of old-fashioned fun, food, games and a lot of music. Saturday, August 29th the festival will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a business and vendor expo. This event is free admission, so please don’t miss it. Don’t let your little ones miss the KidXone – there will plenty of games and prizes, a climbing wall, sponsored by the U.S. Army and you won’t be able to miss the Suds Bucket, MONSTER TRUCK. The main stage will begin with a DJ, with opening ceremonies beginning at 11:45 am. The local Carpentersville VFW Post 5915, along with Sargon and NASA Education will kick this event off in a way that will be memorable to all that attend. Don’t forget about the good eats - local food vendors to include Piece of Cake Bakery, Sizzlin Spit, Barone’s Pizza, NASA Education, Jamba Juice, Jesters, Bennigans, Lukes and El Somberito Rojo will have something good for all taste buds. Your favorite coffee beverages will be available through Puzzle Dust. Come out and support your local Boy Scouts and buy popcorn, cotton candy and hoagie sandwiches. Serving Corn on the Cob will be none other than the infamous Steve “MONGO” McMichael from the Chicago Bears. He won’t be alone – Darnel Autrey and Fabien Bownes will be there as well. Beginning at 12:00 pm come and enjoy the big hair rock and roll of Rockus and those that would like to visit the Beer Garden, you need not worry, because there will be a huge jumbotron showing all events happenings at the main stage. The Beer Garden is made possible by Peter Baroud and The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery. Tilted Kilt has locations in Woodridge, the south side of Chicago and will soon be opening in Rockford. There are also plans for future development in the Algonquin and Elgin area. This franchise is growing very rapidly and if there is any interest in becoming a franchise owner, please visit www.tiltedkilt.com for more information. At 1:30 pm, pop/rock masters, Six Degrees of Separation take the stage, with the smooth blues tones of Universal Slim & the Blue Kangaroos to follow. Starting off the early evening is the DILFS – power rock, followed by MOXXY, ending with the class rock sounds of Laterdaze Band. Sunday, August 30th will begin bright and early at 10:00 a.m. with the Early Times car show, KidXone and DJ sounds on the main stage. Come out and show off your cars!! There will be plenty of games and contests for kids of all ages. A wonderful treat and special performances by local musicians, generous enough to donate their performances, will surely bring musical delight to the ears of many. Dave Byron hits the stage at 11:15 am and has been playing guitar and performing for over 30 years, with performances throughout the United States, Europe and Belgium. His blazing speed and pleasing tones captivates audiences of all ages. He has mastered the styles of Jazz, Rock, Metal, Classical, Blues, New Age, Celtic, Spanish & Flamenco. Dave has not missed an NASA Education fundraiser yet. At 12:00 pm, enjoy the Latino rock band, Viernes Rojo, followed by Mike Echlin with Honey Oil. 2:00 pm, No Clear Way hits the stage with today’s music and then the car show winner will be announced at 3:00 pm. Our afternoon and evening bands will be Crowd Effects, A Hero Named Hope and the event closes with the incredible sounds of 72 Hours. The fun doesn’t end at Carpenters Park; plan to attend the “After Festival Party” at the VFW Post 2298 in West Dundee, located at 117 S. First Street. This event begins at 7:00 with a special guest appearance by none other than Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears. He will be there to kick off the Bears vs Bronco game and will be mingling and signing autographs. This event is open to the public.
John Blanchard, executive director of NASA Education Corporation commented that “It is truly remarkable when people can come out for an entertaining event and support our heroes. NASA Education is proud to be a cosponsor of this event with Sargon Productions and is grateful to have some of the proceeds from this festival going to support the NASA Ed programs which assists those that defended our freedom and now are having some hard times of their own.” Blanchard continued to say, “This should be an enjoyable family event and I want to encourage the community to come out and support this great event and mostly, HAVE FUN!!!”
Parking is available around the park, where designated. Also, Cross Container Corp, located at 400 East Maple Avenue, has generously offered their parking lot for parking, as well as at the schools located on Cleveland Ave. We ask to please respect the residents that reside around the park by staying away from their driveways and out of their yards. If you see items that have been discarded, please take a moment and pick it up – let’s keep Carpentersville a beautiful place to live.
Sargon Productions, owned and operated by Franz Schumacher and P.J. McQuillen, is an event production company on a mission to do what no others can. They provide next level service and technology - and a commitment to the success of your meeting, tradeshow, or charitable event equal only to your own. The staff at Sargon has produced hundreds of successful events. Their clients are so impressed with their work that they ask them to manage and produce meetings worldwide. Please visit their website for additional information at www.sargonpro.com.
National Association of Systems Administrators Education Corporation (NASA Education), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, company was founded in 1999 by John Blanchard. NASA Ed is located in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, gives hope and promise to our military veterans. NASA Education’s primary program, Project Fresh Start, focuses on veterans who are homeless, displaced, disabled or are otherwise in transition to reintegrate them into the community and workforce with competitive wage jobs. An increase in skill level and income will result in greater self-determination, higher self-esteem and a healthier lifestyle. Along with reintegration into the workforce, they focus heavily on residential stability so that the veterans can finally get off of the streets and achieve stable, affordable housing. NASA Education prides their selves on being privately funded and welcomes any monetary contribution or participation in our fundraising events. Please visit their website, www.nasaed.org, for additional ways to be of assistance. Now you can do your part too, by coming out to the festival and supporting this great event and our veterans who have sacrificed their time to serve our country and contributed to our freedom. Contact Paul Ahrens at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy_Johnson@NASAEducation.org for further information or visit www.cmf09.com for more information.
For more information about NASA Education, contact Amy Johnson, Program Director, at 866-EDU-4YOU (866-338-4968) or send an email to Amy_Johnson@nasaeducation.org