The Paul Ruby Foundation's Concert for a Cure raises money for Parkinson's Disease research.
A Parkinson's patient himself, Ruby, his friends, and his supporters started Concert for a Cure in 2007. This year's 4th concert promises to be the best yet.
Tickets can be purchased online using VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, or Discover and will be printed from the site. For those who prefer to purchase tickets in person, Kiss the Sky, 301 W. State Street, Geneva, and Fagans, 524 W. State Street, Geneva, will have tickets available.
This year's family-friendly music extravaganza will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. at Tanna Farms, 39W808 Hughes Road in Geneva. Tickets are $25 for adults; $10 for those under 21.
To date, the acts already scheduled to perform include The Antennas, Nashville; HOSS, Chicago, The Michael Heaton Band, Chicago; Dave Ramont & Friends, Chicago; Gallery, Chicago; The Future Burns, Chicago; Noah Gabriel (and band), Chicago; Greg Boerner, Chicago; The Wandering Endorphin, Chicago; Gabe Perez, Chicago; Hix Bros. Junior All-Stars, Chicago; The Dallas Motorcade, Chicago
Doors will open at 1 p.m. on the 28th. The first band will take the stage at 2 p.m. The subsequent eight-hour, non-stop musicpalooza will be produced by Rank Entertainment and WXRT's Richard Milne. Lisa Dent, morning co-host at US-99, America's Country Station, will emcee the event.
This family friendly all day music event will include a variety of kid-friendly activities such as a moon jump and face painting. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns will act as auctioneer for the live auction, and many local businesses will provide items for a silent auction.
Other major sponsors of the 2010 concert include Markham Vineyards, The Shodeen Family Foundation, PositionTech, Teva Neuroscience, Thomas and Nancy Cantwell, Cerwick Family Foundation, Power Pax, Habitat Corporate Suites, Lisa Dent, The Firm Foundation Construction Company, and the Geneva Film Festival.