Live Music

We’ll have a great selection of music bands. Following are some of the bands that will be performing

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Saturday, August 10th, 2024

Sunday, August 11th, 2024 

  • Zach – 11:00 AM – Noon
  • Rico – Noon – 2:30 PM
  • Gizzae – 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Funkadesi – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Afinca’o is a group of diverse, passionate and experienced musicians from the Chicagoland area noted for their Salsa, Cha-Cha, Latin Jazz, and Merengue performances. Each of the members have played with world-renowned Latin recording artists like Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis Enrique, Victor Manuelle, N’Klabe, Frankie Negron, Eddie Santiago, and more!  


Funkadesi, for over 25 years, has been wowing crowds with their blend of Indian bhangra, Bollywood & folk with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves, Funkadesi emphatically personifies inclusive joy.


Gizzae is an award-winning reggae band. Their members come from the beautiful Carribbean island of Dominica, the Ancient and Holy Lands of Ethiopia, and the South Side of Chicago. A Chicago and Veggie Fest favorite, Gizzae brings people together to dance and celebrate.


Rico is as a band with a rich sound of diversified musical cultures influenced by the sound and spirit of Santana. Fiery and soulful, the band is comfortable in any genre and is right at home putting their spin on covers and musical pioneers from Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Hendrix, Santana, etc.


Zach is a nationally touring vegan singer-songwriter and has been performing his uplifting pop-folk music from house concerts to theatres to festivals for over a decade. He recently released a new record, Luminosity, and he is also the creator of Akron Peace Project, working to cultivate nonviolence in the self, the home, and the community.

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