Sure, headliners like O.A.R. and Smash Mouth are great and all, but free is a price that’s unbeatable. Here’s the low down on what’s happening on the free stage at the Naperville Last Fling.
Friday, Aug. 29
Pat McCurdy, 8 p.m.
The comedic folk musician of the southeastern Wisconsin bar and festival scene travels down to open the festivities. In addition to his original bar romps, Pat McCurdy also rounds up decades of music into a sing-along highlight reels of sorts. Here’s his “Tribute to the 80′s”:
Warming up the crowd is Milwaukee’s three-woman country act The WhiskeyBelles at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30
Black Cat Bone, 8 p.m.
Naperville’s own Black Cat Bone play a mix of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Here’s them performing at Ribfest this year. The song is Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor,” which has also been covered by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.
Rock and country band OMT (One More Time) at noon
Christian and gospel band Twist of Faith at 2 p.m.
Cover band of the ’70s to today Sinister Finch at 4 p.m.
Up-tempo cover band Love & Money at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31
Matthew Curry, 8 p.m.
Matthew Curry is a 19-year-old blues rock guitarist but doesn’t play like one. He and his band have put out two albums and have shared the stage with Steve Miller Band, The Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton. Check out this video of Curry playing with Frampton. The two begin dueling about halfway through.
All kids rock ‘n’ roll band LiveWire at 2 p.m.
Chicago rock band Phosphene at 4 p.m.
Rapper and Bolingbrook native CraCajaC at 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1
The Ents, 3 p.m.
The Rush tribute band closes out the free stage with a set of progressive rock music. Here’s them covering Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio.”
Opening the stage is jazz, classic rock, R&B and funk band The Mob Rules at 1 p.m.Tags: festivals, Guide, Last Fling