Events

JUNE 27

         2:00pm – Harold Hackett Memorial Bingo 

         Charleston VFW Banquet Room – 1821 20th Street, Charleston.  Air Conditioned!   

         Comfy seats and GREAT FUN!

         Come out for your chance to win prizes, gift certificates and cash!

         Snacks provided for a small fee

JULY 1

         7:30 – Patriotic Concert

         Daum Amphitheater – Kiwanis Park

         Charleston Community Band

JULY 3

        6:30am – 4 For The 4th

         4 mile Run/Walk Habitat for Humanity

         6:30am – Registration

         4 mile run on city streets – some rolling hills. 2 mile walk on city streets.

         AWARDS: Run – 1st Place overall – Male and Female Finishers

         Male – 1st and 2nd places                 Female – 1st and 2nd places

         14 & under                                     14 & under

         15 – 19                                          15 – 19

         20 – 29                                         20 – 29

         30 – 39                                         30 – 39

         40 – 49                                         40 – 49

         50 – 59                                         50 – 59

         60 and over                                   60 and over

         Walk – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Finishers

        9:00am – 10:30am – First Annual Car and Bike Show Registration

         Morton Park

         Judging begins at 11am

      9:00am – Noon – Chalk-in 

         Coles County Arts Council

         Pierce & Division Streets

       3:00pm – Vendors open / Games begin

         Morton Park

       4:00pm – Joyful Bubbles

       6:00pm – Free Concert 

         Kelsey Miles

  Kelly Miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCK . BLUES . SOUL

With one of the biggest voices in Wisconsin, acoustic guitar in hand, and harmonica at her fingertips, Kelsey Miles delivers high-energy shows of blues, rock, soul, and a splash of country. She will take you on a musical celebration of the soul; where you’ll laugh, sing along, and dance the night away.

  • 2020, 2019, 2018 ‘Best of Madison’ silver and bronze blues singer
  • 2020, 2019 Blues Performer of the Year, Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs)
  • 2019 ‘Best of Madison’ silver singer-songwriter
  • 2018 female vocalist of the year nominee, Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI) and Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs)
  • 2018 WAMI Award winning song for Celtic/Folk Album

       

         8:00pm – Free Concert

Tusk – Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

 

 

 

 

 

     “The Chain” Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHOB7HObheo

      Montage Video:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukveJqFLXq0  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none.  No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.

Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!

 

July 4

        9:30amPet Parade 

         Sponsored by 4-H SPIN Club

         Registration at 9:00am

         10:00am – Inflatables, Fire Hose Fun, other activities run throughout the day

         1:00pm Parade

         2:15pm – Bell Ringing Ceremony

         2:30pm – Free Concert 

        Pizzazz

Pizzazz is a variety dance band that also appeals to those that just want to sit and listen to a wide variety of music done with a flare.  The band features two of the best lead vocalists in all of Central Illinois; Ashley Chapman and Donny Hudson.  Along with Brenda Wilcott on lead and background vocals and keyboards, Bob Wilcott on lead and background vocals and guitar, and Tim Fulk on background vocals and drums.

Ashley Chapman is a Central Illinois powerhouse vocalist producing renditions of songs with the soul of an Etta James or Ella Fitzgerald to the brashness of Janis Joplin.  Her sultry voice along with the ability to capture the essence of a song leaves crowds in awe, and always wanting more.

Donny Hudson uses his vocal range to cover songs by Joe Cocker to Smokey Robinson with a style that has marveled people for many years and helps create a groove with his smooth base lines.  Having returned to Illinois from Phoenix, AZ, Donny was the featured vocalist at many of the finest Resorts throughout Arizona pleasing many a crowd.

Brenda Wilcott has arranged harmony vocals for years backing some of the greatest talents to have visited central Illinois including Pizzazz.  Her prowess on keyboards and ability to blend vocally sets her apart from other musicians creating a full and rich sound for the band.

Bob Wilcott plays rhythm and lead guitar with a feeling and smoothness that captures the true feeling of songs enticing people to want to move right along with the groove.  While also singing harmony, Bob can still play lead solo’s that leave an audience sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for his next guitar lick.

Tim Fulk is the Grove Master of the band.  With his vocals and expertise on drums, he creates the infectious rhythm that starts feet a tappin’ and a dancin’.  Having played in central Illinois with some of the finest bands, Tim has set himself apart from other drummers and continues to lay down the beat in a way no others can.  If you want to dance, Tim is the drummer you demand.

 

                                          All Day – All You Can Eat Ice Cream – $2

 

         Fireworks – Dusk, Coles County Airport