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The beat goes on at the 2012 Decatur Celebration.

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  • Thursday August 2, 2012

    Heinkels Packing Hot Dog Eating Competition We Accept Credit Cards - Details Inside Land of Lincoln Credit Union 21 Film Project Wine Garden featuring Patio Seating and Blues Music The Back Lot featuring Indie Music, Art

    Exhibitions & Craft Beers

    www.decaturcelebration.comDowntown Decatur, Illinois

    August 3rd-4th-5thwhats new See Pg. 10

    2012 Celebration Pages 7/26/12 11:33 AM Page 1

  • 2 Decatur Celebration August 2, 2012 www.herald-review.com

    WHATWHEREWHEN

    WHAT:

    The 27th AnnualDecatur CelebrationWhen:Thursday, Aug. 2 ......4 pm to 11 pm93.1 The Partys Carnival Preview

    $20 all you can rideFriday, Aug. 3 ............5 pm to 11 pmSaturday, Aug. 4 .....11 am to 11 pm10 a.m. RK Dixon & Tate & LylesRazzle Dazzle Goodtimes Parade

    Sunday, Aug. 5 ...11 am to 9:30 pmBoard of Directors:Steve Furrow, PresidentEric Pries, Vice PresidentHeather Cross, SecretaryCathy Mansur, TreasurerKevin Chapman,Immediate Past President

    Frank FerracaneJim Hoback IIIJack KileyChris PhillipsDebbie SeitzGreg Spain

    Staff:Lori SturgillProducer/DirectorCarissa MannEvent CoordinatorAshley Bujack-KaterAdministrative AssistantAshley LaVelaEvents Assistant InternMelissa LambEvents Assistant Intern

    Admission:All stage shows and streetentertainment are Free.NO SHOES, NO SHIRT = NO SERVICENO PETS, NO BIKES, NO SKATES,NO COOLERS or OUTSIDE ALCOHOL

    For questions regarding the contentof this publication, contact theDecatur Celebration office.Decatur Celebration160 E. Main St, Suite 200Decatur, IL 62523217.423.4222217.423.4271 faxwww.decaturcelebration.comhavefun@decaturcelebration.comThe Decatur Celebration phonenumber will be operational andstaffed during festival hours, andthe offices will operate out of theDecatur Civic Center.

    2012 DecaturCelebration GuideApublication of the Herald & Review

    601 E. William St.Decatur, Illinois 62523

    217.421.5151Fax: 217.421.7965

    PUBLISHERTodd Nelson

    EDITORGary Sawyer

    ADVERTISING DIRECTORJoel Fletcher

    LAYOUTLaura Kazmer

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    2012

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    Visit www.herald-review.comfor Decatur CelebrationVideo, Story & Photo

    Coverage All weekend long!!

    Band Together .................................350/50 Raffle ....................................3Heinkels Hot Dog Contest ...............3Entertainment..................................4Events/Exhibits ...............................7Map .................................................8Whats New ...................................10Accessible Services ......................11Public Transportation ....................11Visitor Services .............................11Chairpersons .................................11Stage Schedule .............................12Kids Block .....................................13Razzle Dazzle Goodtimes Parade ..14Grand Marshall..............................14New Foods.....................................15

    INSIDE THE GUIDEDecatur Celebration is excited to offer threebooths where attendees can purchasewristbands, beer tickets and Pepsi tickets usingtheir Visa, MasterCard, Discover or AmericanExpress credit or debit cards.

    Cash will be accepted at all booths. Ticketswill not be required to purchase a Pepsi, theyare simply available as a convenience forpeople who want to use a credit or debit card.

    Booth Location Available for PurchaseNorth & Water Wristbands

    Beer TicketsPepsi TicketsCraft Beer Tickets

    Prairie & Merchant WristbandsBeer TicketsPepsi TicketsWine Garden Tickets

    South Park & Franklin WristbandsBeer TicketsPepsi Tickets

    NEW THIS YEAR - CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED!

    2012 Celebration Pages 7/26/12 11:35 AM Page 2

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    50/50 RAFFLEHelps Celebration Funding

    The Annual 50/50 Raffle helps fund theever popular Kids Block. You can findtickets at the following locations: Franklin & North Streets Franklin & South Park StreetsTickets can be purchased in advance atall Decatur Earthmover Credit Unionlocations.

    The lucky winner of half the proceeds isannounced Sunday, August 5 at7:30 p.m. on the Show Stage

    Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six.

    The Beat Goes OnAs tradition has it, each year

    the festival is planned around anew and unique theme. The2012 Decatur Celebrationtheme,The Beat Goes On,hints at the festivals focus onnostalgia while extending aproverbial fist pump toeveryone who has stepped upto buy a wristband and keepDecatur Celebration alive-The Beat Goes On!The stageis set for success once againwith a well-rounded andhighly energized lineup ofnational, regional, and localmusic artists as well as newand traditional festivalfeatures.

    Decatur Celebration plans tocontinue the Band TogetherWristbands, now sponsoredby Country Financal.A streamlined process with

    only one wristband and aseparate stamp for I.D.verificationPre-sales available at local

    area Country Financal officesplus other participatingsponsorsCountry Financial Band

    Together Wristband requiredin order to purchase food orbeverages at the festival.

    The cost is $5 for theweekend if purchased inadvance or $6 on site.

    CountryFinancial

    Wristbandsband Together

    At 5 p.m. Saturday on the SpotlightStage, 10 finalists will compete for thetitle of champion in the first DecaturCelebration Hot Dog EatingCompetition.

    The event is sponsored by HeinkelsPacking Company, marking its 100year anniversary.Prizes in the competition are:First prize $500 and 4 All-inclusiveCoca-Cola Scoreboard Tickets for aCardinals baseball game

    Second prize $250 and a $100 giftcertificate to Heinkels PackingCompany

    Third prize $100 and a $50 giftcertificate to Heinkels PackingCompany

    2012 Celebration Pages 7/27/12 8:28 AM Page 3

  • FRIDAYOpening CeremoniesShow Stage 6 pm

    1960s Soul Artist, MitchRyder with special guestMichael "Supe" Granda ofthe Ozark MountainDaredevilsShow Stage 6:15 pm | 9:00 pm

    Legendary Disco Group andGrammy Award Winners,The Trammps featuringEarl YoungFunfest Stage 7:30 pm | 10:15 pm

    95Q ContestGoodtimes Stage 5:00 pm

    Three-Time Illinois CountryMusic Association DanceBand of the Year, RyanIdeus & Feudin' HillbillysGoodtimes Stage 7:15 pm | 10:00 pm

    Gospel R&B Artist,Erica ReedChristian Stage 5:00 pm | 8:15 pm

    Christian Rapper, 737Christian Stage 6:30 pm | 9:15 pm

    Breakthrough Artist inChristian Rap, LeCraeChristian Stage 7:00 pm | 9:45 pm

    Indie & Classic Rock,DecadentsBack Lot Stage 5:30 pm | 8:15 pm

    American Roots Rock andRoll, Dan Hubbard and theHumadorsBack Lot Stage 6:30 pm | 9:15 pm

    Vegas-Style Show, Scotch,Soul & Rock 'n Rollfeaturing Ron GartnerCentral Park Stage 6:00 pm | 8:30 pm

    WEJT Guitar Riff OffCompetitionNorth Street Stage 5:00 pm

    Hits of Yesterday and Todaywith The Hitmen and a DameNorth Street Stage 7:15 pm | 10:00 pm

    Celtic Fusion,Emerald UndergroundCabaret Stage 5:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:30 pm

    Indie Folk Music Duo,Somebodys DaughterHeritage Stage 5:00 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:00 pm

    Y103 Karaoke SuperstarWinnersSpotlight Stage 5:30 pm

    Local Rapper, Sense L.Spotlight Stage 6:00 pm

    Prairie Land Dance ClubSpotlight Stage 6:30 pm

    Local Rock Band,Thousand Yard StareSpotlight Stage 8:15 pm

    Ees'aBella Belly Dance GroupSpotlight Stage 9:15 pm

    SATURDAYRazzle DazzleGoodtimes Parade10:00 am

    1990s Chart ToppingPop/Rock Band,Spin DoctorsShow Stage 7:00 pm | 9:30 pm

    The Dave MatthewsTribute Band Trippin BilliesFunfest Stage 6:00 pm | 8:30 pm

    Alternative Country,Sonia LeighGoodtimes Stage 4:00 pm | 8:00 pm

    Current Top 20 CountryArtist and American IdolFinalist, Casey JamesGoodtimes Stage 6:00 pm | 10:00 pm

    Christian Mens Chorus,The Singing Men of WGNNChristian Stage 2:00 pm | 5:00 pm

    High Energy Pop/Rock &Soul, ShureeChristian Stage 7:00 pm | 9:30 pm

    Guitar Driven Jazz & Soul,BrainchildBack Lot Stage 3:00 pm | 7:00 pm

    Hypnotic Guitar DrivenRock Group voted BestRock Band in St. Louis,LogosBack Lot Stage 5:00 pm | 9:00 pm

    Decatur Athletic ClubZumba Party!Central Park Stage 11:15 am

    Award-Winning DecaturPark SingersCentral Park Stage 1:00 pm | 3:00 pm

    Award-Winning WoodlandString Mummers BandCentral Park Stage 5:00 pm | 7:30 pm

    Decatur UndergroundTheaterCentral Park Stage 9:30 pm

    Top 40, Rock & Country,Imagine That BandNorth Street Stage 2:00 pm | 4:00 pm | 6:00 pm | 8:00 pm

    A mix of Blues, Americana,and Southern Rock withAlligator WineCabaret Stage 12:00pm|2:00pm|4:00pm

    2011 International BluesChallenge Finalist, SugarProphetsCabaret Stage 6:30 pm | 8:30 pm | 10:15 pm

    Unique Folk & Jazz, Jenny &Robin BienemannHeritage Stage 2:00 pm | 4:00 pm | 6:00 pm

    Best of the 70s, 80s, 90sand Today withRock of AgesHeritage Stage 8:30 pm

    Karaoke by DJ Big DaddyFrankSpotlight Stage 11:00 am | 9:00 pm

    4-H Project Runway FashionShowSpotlight Stage 1:30 pm | 3:30 pm

    Heinkels PackingCompanys Hot Dog EatingCompetition FinalsSpotlight Stage 5:00 pm

    Up & Coming Singer, JessieAnderson, who is also thegranddaughter of DecaturCelebration founding father,Mayor Gary K. AndersonSpotlight Stage 3:00 pm | 7:00 pm

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