Old favorites and hot new entertainment acts can be
found on the main stage lineup for this year's carnival at St.
Taking the stage from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, June 2 will be Kashmir, one of the nation's top Led Zeppelin tribute bands.
Maggie Speaks, one of the most popular and eclectic cover bands in Chicago history, will commandeer the stage at 9 p.m. Friday, June 3 and shake it for three hours.
On Saturday, June 4, starting at 3 p.m. and running all the way to midnight, a string of the Chicago area's hottest DJs will spin exciting club mixes in a high-energy day of today's music.
The final day of the annual carnival will feature an eclectic mix of music. Starting things off on Sunday, June 5 will be the nationally acclaimed Ampol Aires polka band, performing from 2 to 4 p.m. Atorón Norteño will play Latino favorites from 4 to 6 p.m., and Hillbilly Rockstarz will close the carnival from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Hillbilly Rockstarz bills itself as "Chicago's very
own country super group, specializing in covering the latest hits in country music, along with many of your classic favorites" and will cover a pickup truck's worth of today's country hits, as well as covers of favorites by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Patsy Cline.
St. Joseph Carnival hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, June 2; 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 3; 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 4; and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
In addition to musical entertainment, the four-day event features carnival rides, games of skill and chance.
All are encouraged to bring hearty appetites. In
addition to familiar favorites like cotton candy, lemonade and ice cream, several local restaurants and other food vendors will sell such taste-tempting delights as pizza slices, Italian beef and sausage sandwiches, Maxwell Street-style Polish sausage, hot dogs, corn dogs, meatball sandwiches, eggplant sandwiches, chicken parmigiana, barbecue chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, steak tacos, marinated pork tacos, chicken tacos, taquitos and fajitas, pork stew, rice and beans, empanadas, funnel cakes and more.
Wristbands that offer discounts on carnival rides are still available. For more information, call the St. Joseph Parish rectory at (708) 458-0501 weekdays.