Chicago-based StarEvents has announced a four-day music festival called Long Play Music Fest that will be held at Rivets Stadium in Loves Park, Ill., from Thursday, July 1 through Sunday, July 4, 2021. Long Play Music Fest will feature two stages and over twenty bands, fireworks, a carnival, and local food vendors and artisans. Headliners will include Cheap Trick, Jeff Tweedy, and Gin Blossoms.
Rivets Stadium is conveniently located right off I-90 at 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, Ill., just an hour and 15 minutes from Chicago’s northwest side.
Headliners and bands announced today include:
- Friday, July 2: Gin Blossoms with other bands including Hairbangers Ball and Blooze Brothers
- Saturday, July 3: Jeff Tweedy with other bands including Too Hype Crew and Catfight
- Sunday, July 4: Cheap Trick with opening band 7th Heaven
THE FEST – 2021 DATES, TIMES & TICKET PRICES
The inaugural Long Play Music Fest will be held at Rivets Stadium in Loves Park, Illinois, on the following dates:
- Thursday, July 1: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
- Friday, July 2: Noon – 11:00 PM
- Saturday, July 3: Noon – 11:00 PM
- Sunday, July 4: Noon – 10:30 PM
General admission tickets start at $19.99. The carnival will be held outside the stadium, and unlimited carnival ride passes will be available for $30 per day or $50 for the entire weekend.
To purchase tickets, visit www.starevents.com/event/long-play-music-fest/
Fireworks shows will be held for Long Play Music Fest attendees at Rivets Stadium on three nights:
- Friday, July 2 at 9:00 PM
- Saturday, July 3 at 9:00 PM
- Sunday, July 4 at 10:00 PM
Tailgating will not be allowed in parking lots.
BASEBALL, THE CARNIVAL & THE GRILL PIT
Long Play Music Fest will kick off with a baseball game between the Rivets and Battle Creek and the Carnival both starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 1.
“After Thursday’s event, the stadium will be transformed into Long Play Music Fest with the addition of our Main Stage to Center Field and the Grill Pit that will feature local restaurant vendors,” said StarEvents CEO John Barry. “Rivets Stadium will be filled with smells of BBQ, beverages, and people joining their friends and families for a reunion like no other.”
The Carnival outside the stadium will be held July 1 through July 4 and will feature rides like Pharoah's Fury, Orbiter, Moby Dick, Freakout, Cliffhanger, Fast and Furious, Zero Gravity, and more! Details of the Carnival are also available online at www.starevents.com/event/long-play-music-fest/
The Grill Pit will feature food from local restaurants. Restaurants and food vendors - in addition to local businesses, artisans, merchants, and nonprofits - who are interested in participating in the event may contact Jessie Burdett at jburdett@StarEvents.com for more information.
“StarEvents will follow all state and CDC guidelines at the time of the event. Our team has trained through several COVID Certifications and Courses through John Hopkins, Cornerstone, and more,” said Barry. “We have also met with the Winnebago County Health Department and put together a code of conduct to keep all of our event attendees, vendors, and staff safe. We look forward to a wonderful event over Fourth of July weekend.”
StarEvents is an award winning event management company that specializes in festivals, galas, corporate conferences, and private events. For over 25 years, StarEvents has produced over 1,000 events with over one million attendees per year and has raised over $20 Million for charity. Event-production services include consulting, project management, logistics, marketing, and talent buying. For more information, visit StarEvents.com.