A great weekend to enjoy the arts in the region – Shaw Local

1 – Enjoy live music in Marseille this weekend. The Fresh From the Midwest Music Festival returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Illini State Park. Saturday’s lineup includes David Redmore at 11 a.m., Chris Butler at noon, Aaron Kelly at 1 p.m., The Gaffney Davis Band at 2 p.m. and Nutzy Mac at 3:45 p.m. On stage Sunday, Dan Rub at 11 a.m., Tom Edwards at noon, Zodiac Rose at 1 p.m., Casey McGrath (Fiddlerock) at 2 p.m., and the Belle Rangers at 3:45 p.m. There is no set entry fee for admission. Participants can contribute to the Illini State Park Foundation for the betterment of the park. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/freshfromthemidwest.

2 – The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra’s season kicks off Saturday in Oglesby with music celebrating film. The IVSO, which is entering its 73rd season, joins cinema and music for its first concert of the musical season with Celebrate the Cinema! Pop concert at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Center at Illinois Valley Community College. The program includes music by Erick Korngold, Ennio and Andrea Morricone, John Williams and others from “The Sea Hawk”, “The Big Country”, “Vertigo”, “Cinema Paradiso”, “Jane Eyre” and ” Jurassic Park”.

3 – Go retro this weekend by catching “Get Smart” in Streator. Adapted from material originally devised by comedy legends Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the William C. Schiffbauer Center for the Performing Arts in Engle Lane, 1012 Columbus Road. Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday, October 4 through Friday, October 7.

4 – Shop, dine and sip on Saturday in Princeton. Princeton Tourism and the Princeton Art District organize Oktoberfest at Rotary Park. The German group Paloma Band will perform. Vendors will open at 4:00 p.m. and the band will play from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a German fair and beer available. In addition, there will be activities for children.

5 – Get loose with those fall vibes on Saturday at Walnut. The Walnut Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual Fall Festival on Main from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event caters to all ages with live music, craft beer, kids games, hayrack rides, face painting, a vendor show and other activities.

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