A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Bechtold Park for the 2018 Festival in Sycamore! The Festival was a tremendous success thanks to the hard work of our Parks and Recreation volunteers, Township staff, Hamilton County Sheriff, the Fire Department and of course the Township Maintenance Crews who work so hard to set up, clean up and make it all run smoothly!
The Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors! THANK YOU GOLD SPONSORS Mercedes Benz and Sycamore Township Republican Club and SILVER SPONSORS The Kroger Co., Kids First Sports Center, Bradley Payne LLC, Neyer Properties, Brandstetter Carroll and TEC Engineering!
Friday, July 13th lineup:
6:00 p.m. Empty Garden
9:30 p.m. DAVE MASON & STEVE CROPPER ROCK AND SOUL REVUE!!!
|Saturday, July 14th lineup:
6:00 p.m. Buzz Bin
9:30 p.m. NIGHT RANGER!!!
Park for free at one of the following locations and ride a FREE Shuttle to Bechtold Park:
Bethel Baptist Temple, 8501 Plainfield Road
St. Saviour Catholic Church, 4136 Myrtle Avenue
Behind Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road
Sycamore Township Administration Building, 8540 Kenwood Road
Shuttles will run a continuous loop from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight both nights.
Headlining Friday, July 13 will be DAVE MASON and STEVE CROPPER!
Two CLASSIC artists performing a night of CLASSIC hits!
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dave Mason and Steve Cropper join and play together for the first time on one stage to deliver a night of timeless music and endless hits, performing material that defined a generation.
Dave Mason, founding member of the band Traffic, highly successful solo artist, consummate guitarist, songwriter and producer, has performed and recorded with numerous members of the pantheon of pop and rock and roll music including Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Winwood and more.
Steve Cropper, member of Booker T and the MG’s, the Stax Records house band during the label’s most influential period, backed artists such as Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Rufus Thomas and member of The Blues Brothers Band. Cropper was ranked #39 on Rolling Stone’s top 100 guitarists of all time.
This collaboration and multi-media show will include some of each artists’ beloved and most memorable hits including “All Along The Watchtower”, “Only You Know and I Know”, “Every Woman” and “We Just Disagree” plus the rock anthem “Feelin’ Alright”, along with “(Sittin’ On) “The Dock of the Bay”, “Green Onions”, “In the Midnight Hour” and “Knock on Wood”.
Saturday, July 14 will be headlined by multi-platinum and gold album selling band NIGHT RANGER!
With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3,000 live shows performed, and more than 1 Billion in radio audience, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. With songs tht have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for success.
Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim, multi platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man in Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, When You Close Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with “Sentimental Street”, “Goodbye”, “Sing Me Away”, “Four In The Morning” and more. The band was one of the first big “video” bands, with over 10 number 1 videos on MTV.
Over the Years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and pop culture. Night Ranger’s songs can be heard in TV Shows: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation; Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL’s “Hear The Truth” brand campaign and many more!
2017 Festival Photos