Fest hosts country Lady


Corn Fest will play host to one of the hottest groups in country music, Lady Antebellum as they will close DeKalb’s free music festival Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m.

The trio has only been performing since 2006 and has already made an impression on the music world. The group’s self-titled debut album went Gold, its song “Love Don’t Live Here” was a Top 5 hit and the Nashville natives won a CMA Award for “Best New Artist.” The band was nominated for a Grammy Award as well, according to its official Web site.

Lady Antebellum previously played DeKalb when they supported country act Jason Aldean at a performance at the Convocation Center late last year.

A Northern Star article from Nov. 3, 2008 reviewed the band as “energetic” and “captivating.”

The group continues the trend of country music reigning supreme at Corn Fest as in recent years headliners have included Travis Tritt, Sawyer Brown and The Marshall Tucker Band.

Performing additionally at this year’s Corn Fest on The Soundstage will include country-influenced Penny Mae Dixon rockers Hi Infidelity and the all-girl Chicago band Catfight among others.

There will also be a community stage featuring local musicians, dancers and gymnasts.

Complementing the music at Corn Fest will be a carnival, food stations, craft shows, kiddie korners and a beer garden, according to the festival’s official Web site.

Corn Fest will be held at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St. The festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 21.