Overview of the Geneseo Music Festival


June in Geneseo brings with it a long-standing tradition – the weekend of the Geneseo Music Festival.

The 2022 Music Festival, in its 54th year, will run from Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19. A Girls Night Out shopping event is planned as an introduction to the weekend and will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at Geneseo.

Zack Sullivan, Executive Director of the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce, said, “The Geneseo Music Festival is a cornucopia of free family entertainment. We invite people to visit Geneseo for free summer fun on Father’s Day weekend. Enjoy live music, craft vendors, food trucks, tractor exhibits, and experience a classic small-town Midwestern summer festival at its finest.

A complete schedule of events for the Music Fest weekend is available on the Chamber’s website at www.geneseo.org or by calling the Chamber office at 309-944-2686.

Residents and visitors are urged to be aware of street closures throughout the weekend.

The 2022 Geneseo Music Festival will feature its classic attractions, including the Rotary Music Fest Club Queen Pageant, Summer BBQs at City Park, and Geneseo and area concerts.

Guests will notice an improvement with the music festival arts and crafts fair, and Sullivan explained, “The Geneseo Chamber has received a lot of feedback about the need to improve this aspect of the event. We have worked hard to attract more than double the vendors that were introduced last year. »

There are more than 50 confirmed vendors for this year’s music festival arts and crafts fair, he said.

Food trucks will be set up in City Park during the event, offering selections ranging from barbecues and lemon shakes to classic carnival dishes.

Other attractions that will be featured this year are the Geneseo Farmer’s Market, an antique engine and tractor display, and an outdoor movie presented by the Geneseo Park District.

Live music sounds will be present at various locations throughout Geneseo, not just City Park. A patio party with live music jams will be featured at In-A-Godda-Da-Vida Music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. Live music can also be found at Geneseo Brewing Company and the Central Bank Pavilion. .

A street dance will take place from 8pm to 11pm on June 18 at the Central Bank Pavilion, with live music from The Dawn.

On Sunday, June 19, the Gen-Air Park Group will host its annual Fly-In – Drive-In Breakfast for Father’s Day.

The weekend culminates in two popular parades for the whole family – the Kiwanis Club Doo Dah Parade on Friday, June 17 and the annual Music Feat Father’s Day Parade at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. The Father’s Day Parade is sponsored by Geneseo Communications.

Sullivan expressed a special “thank you” to the gold level sponsors of the 2022 Geneseo Music Festival – Eye Surgeons Associates, Fareway Meat & Grocery, Farmers National Bank, Geneseo Communications and McDonald’s


Thursday June 16

-4pm to 7pm – Girls’ Night Out – downtown Geneseo.

friday june 17

-5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Geneseo Rotary Cookout & Ice Cream Social – Geneseo City Park.

-6:00 p.m. – Kiwanis Club Annual Doo Dah Parade – downtown Geneseo.

-6:00 p.m. – SOS Young Talent Show – City Park Bandshell.

-7:00 p.m. – 2022 Queen Pageant sponsored by the Rotary Club – Bandshell City Park.

-8 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Live music – Geneseo Brewing Company.

Saturday, June 18 – at Geneseo City Park Bandshell

-8:30 a.m. – Music Fest Flow Yoga presented by Geneseo Park District.

-10h – Force Jazzercise – 45 min. in the park – by Jazzercise.

-11:30 a.m. – Musical Memories Recital.

-2 p.m. – GHS Cheer Clinic.

-3 p.m. – CRASH Trash Can Band Clinic presented by Alan Kiser.

-4:30 p.m. – Chris Stevens and his friends.

-6 p.m. – The Moonlighters.

Saturday June 18

-8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Geneseo Farmer’s Market – North City Park.

-8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – AE&TA Tractor Display – North City Park.

-8 a.m. – Maple City 4 Run presented by Geneseo Rotary, from Geneseo Middle School.

-9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Family Fest – with activities for the whole family (inflatables, fire truck sprinklers and more) presented by Geneseo Park District & Geneseo Fire Dept. – in the Municipal Park of Geneseo.

-10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Live Music – Patio Party – In-A-Godda-Da-Vida Music at 302 South State St.

-10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Geneseo Music Fest Art & Craft Fair – Geneseo City Park.

-11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – barbecue lunch, sponsored by Ag Alumni and FFA – Geneseo City Park.

-12:30 p.m. – FFA Pedal Tractor Pull – Geneseo City Park – trophies sponsored by Clementz Farm.

-5pm to 7pm – Ice Cream Social – Geneseo Art League – Geneseo City Park.

-7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Live music – Frankie Joe & Kinfolk – Geneseo Brewing Co.

-8pm to 11pm – Live Music – Geneseo Music Festival Street Dance – featuring The Dawn – Central Bank Pavilion.

-8:00 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Series – “Encanto” – presented by the Geneseo Park District Foundation – Geneseo Park District Athletic Field.

Sunday June 19

-7 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Fly-In/Drive-In Father’s Day lunch at Parc Gen-Air.

-10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Arts and crafts fair in the city park.

-10:30 a.m. – Worship – First Congregational United Church of Christ – Geneseo City Park Bandshell.

-11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Staging of the Father’s Day parade – Geneseo high school parking lot.

-1:00 p.m. – Music Fest 2022 Father’s Day Parade – State St./Downtown – parade sponsored by Geneseo Communications.

-2:30 p.m. – Live music – “River City 6” – City Park Bandshell.

-4 p.m. – End of the Geneseo Music Fest.


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