Evening Show

Evening Show

Please note the parking, traffic & other restrictions listed on the Spectator Guide Page.


The evening's festivities begins at 7 p.m. with musical entertainment on the main stage which will be located along Kirby Ave between First & Oak Streets. There will also be childrens activites. (bounce house/inflatables)
Parking is available in the Assembly Hall and Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) parking lots. Click HERE for a map. Following the music, at around 9:10 p.m., there will be some announcements & presentations. After the announcements, there will be the singing of our National Anthem, an invocation, and then the retiring of our nations flag by a color guard. Immediately following, the always entertaining fireworks display.


Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets

CAPTAIN RAT AND THE BLIND RIVETS puts on a high energy 50's and 60's rock'n'roll show, bursting with humor and satire.  Great American Music, and a festival of fun-fun-fun for everyone!  They have been legends since 1980 for their boffo stage show, featuring props, silly hats, funny faces, zany antics, and of course, great rock'n'roll expertly performed.

Specializing in American music of the era:  The Monkees, Elvis, Turtles, the Ventures- the band chooses the right song for each moment from a repertoire of over 400 vintage oldies, fast and slow songs from the greatest era in American popular music.


  • Master of Ceremonies: Josh Laskowski ( Promotions Director & Morning Show Host - SJ Broadcasting)
  • National Anthem: Enigma Quartet: Jennifer Sims, Jacalyn Compton, Martha Scheffler, Barbara Gardiner
  • Invocation: Kent Hollis (Meadowbrook Community Church)
  • Taps: Champaign Fire Department Bagpiper
  • Honor Guard: Champaign Fire Department