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Swedish Days 2011 Entertainment

Entertainment this year ROCKS, with music to please everyone.

Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 62nd  Annual Swedish Days—Midsommar Festival from June 21-26 has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan. 

“We’ve brought back some favorites and invited some special newcomers to continue our tradition of quality entertainers for all types of music lovers,” noted Jean Gaines, president of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. “The Central Stage lineup this year is once again great--everyone will get a chance to enjoy different types of musical entertainment throughout the week.” 

Beatles fan? Back by popular demand, Liverpool begins the lineup on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Recognized as the “house band” for the nationally acclaimed “Fest for Beatles Fans, Liverpool has concentrated on re-creating the “Fab Four” sound with unprecedented accuracy.  

On Wednesday evening Mike & Joe takes the stage to show why they are one of the most popular cover bands in the Midwest. Playing modern and alternative music from the '90s through today, you are sure to recognize these songs. 

From classic rock to jazz, a rhythm section that's red hot and a horn section that smokes, Thursday evening is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with Brother John.  

On Friday, Spoken Four will “tear the roof off,” performing more than five decades of music. They’ll rock your childhood fave, then astound you with today’s smash hits. 

The festival’s music concludes Saturday evening with music from Yard Fulla Cars.  Covering a wide variety of country and rock hits from the past and present, this enormously entertaining band will have you dancing and singing along in no time! 

If you have some time around lunch, don’t miss “Unplugged on the Lawn.”  With a name change, this ever-popular midday musical event held Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 1- to 3 p.m, is taking it up a notch. The line-up includes the talents of Charlie Prazma, Dennis O’Brien and One Stormy Heart—Joey McCall. 

All evening concerts will be held at the Central Stage and Unplugged on the Lawn are during the day in front of the courthouse.  Both venues are on Sout Third and James streets.  

Festival brochures will be available in May at the Geneva Chamber office or visit our Web site at www.genevachamber.com for more details.

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