Old favorites and hot new entertainment acts can be
found on the main stage lineup for this year's carnival at St.
Joseph Parish, just 1/2 block west of 56th and Harlem.
Taking the stage from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, May
31 will be RockStar Rodeo, an exciting band known for both country-music and classic rock favorites.
Strung Out, which bills itself as “Chicago’s Ultimate 70’s musical experience playing an incredible treasure trove of classic 70’s music that other bands overlook,” is first up on Fri-
day, June 1, playing from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Closing out Friday’s live entertainment from 9 p.m. to
midnight is Libido Funk Circus, recently voted the Best Dance Band in Chicago by Chicago Rocker Magazine.
LFC boast a "monstrous set list" that includes songs made famous by such artists as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, The Jackson 5, Katy Perry, Prince, Cee Lo Green, the Bee Gees, Rihanna, KC and the Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, Ke$ha, Vanilla Ice, Led Zeppelin, Salt N’ Pepa, Britney Spears, AC/DC, P!nk, and on and on.
On Saturday, June 3 a succession of some of the Chicago area’s best disc jockeys will spin a variety of Top 40 favorites to hot house mixes from 3 to 5 p.m., and then again from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Sunday promises a bit of something for everyone.
The Ampol Aires polka band will play from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by Reino Norteño from 5 to 6 p.m.
Devastatora will close out the carnival from
7:30 to 10 p.m.
St. Joseph Carnival hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, June 1; 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 2; 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 3; and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
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.
The Carnival Committee at St. Joe's is encouraging everyone to stop by and have a great time: parishioners, alumni, friends of the school and parish, as well as everyone in the larger community. That's you!