Shoe Fest

Shoe Fest 2014 to feature The Wood Brothers

Today Shoe Fest is releasing the second phase of the lineup for the 2014 edition of the festival. Featuring two nights of host band Old Shoe, the star studded line up will also feature The Wood Brothers, Split Lip Rayfield, Henhouse Prowlers and plenty more.

Shoe Fest Announces 2014 Dates

The fourth installment of Shoe Fest will be held on Labor Day weekend. The festival offers three days of music, camping and fun at the magical Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL, just 1 hour from downtown Chicago. Shoe Fest will showcase a diverse range of organic music on two stages with non-opposing schedules on August 29-31, 2014.

Fan-Fiddle-Tastic! Shoe Fest 2013 | Review & Photos

Santa came early this year.  I must have been a good girl because Sept 6-9 2013, everything I asked for was left under the trees at Shoe Fest.  I had a taste of Nederland CO here at Camp Shaw in Manteno IL.   I saw some of the best dub stop music all weekend long.  I had a song dedicated to me.  If I was still a little girl and had asked for a pony, I got something better.  I got fiddle. 

Shoe Fest 2013 adds Cornmeal, Drew Emmitt Band and Floodwood

Shoe Fest 2013 will be headlined by Chicago's own Cornmeal. The lineup also features The Drew Emmitt Band of Leftover Salmon, Floodwood with Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe. and Artist at Large Allie Kral. Shoe Fest is in its 3rd year and it will take place on September 6-8, 2013 at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL. There will be two stages of music with an emphasis on roots music.

Shoe Fest 2013: Third Round Artist Additions

Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon will bring The Drew Emmitt Band to Shoe Fest over the weekend of September 6th-8th. Shoe Fest is a three day outdoor music and camping event, featuring live music performances, which will take place at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL.

Shoe Fest 2013 Adds Jeff Austin, Giving Tree Band

Jeff Austin will join The Travelin' McCourys for The Bluegrass Ball at Shoe Fest this year. Shoe Fest is a three day outdoor music and camping event, featuring live music performances, which will take place September 6-8, 2013 at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL.

Shoe Fest 2013: Initial Artist Lineup Announced

The Travelin' McCourys will bring the Bluegrass Ball to Shoe Fest 2013 over the weekend of September 6-8th. Shoe Fest is a three day outdoor music and camping event featuring live music performances which will take place at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL.

Shoe Fest Announces 2013 Dates

Chicago, IL (January 18th, 2013) Shoe Fest will return to Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL for September 6-8, 2013. Shoe Fest is a three day outdoor music and camping event featuring live music performances which is entering its third year.

2012 Shoe Fest | Manteno, IL | Review & Photos

The time of year has come where that childhood anxiety of change and new adventures both excites and frights us to the bone. Mother Nature tells us that it’s time to progress. After Labor Day we all start to feel it. This is the time when some of us head back to school, and this is the time when some of us start packing away our wonderful toys of summer.  We say goodbye to our wonderful wilderness festival dance companions. The end of summer draws near. Festavarians, especially us in the Midwest, know that our times together are going in a new direction.

Shoe Fest 2012 Sets Schedule

The schedule for Shoe Fest 2012 is now online. Shoe Fest is a three day outdoor music camping event being held on September 7-9, 2012. The secluded Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL, just 50 miles south of Chicago, will host the festival in its second year.

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