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2021 Streator 4th of July Celebration

Updated: May 13

Streator, IL (February 19, 2021) – Streator’s 4th of July Celebration Committee is excited to announce that in addition to the already scheduled concerts (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July 8-10, 2021) there will now be a concert on Sunday July 11, 2021. Sunday will feature country music’s preeminent independent maverick, Colt Ford with Craig Gerdes.

Also just announced: One of Rolling Stones “10 New Country Acts You Need to Know”, Troy Cartwright will be joining Joe Nichols on Friday night!


General admission to all the concerts is free. V.I.P. tickets are available and include access to the section in front of the stage, with private restrooms and bars. V.I.P. prices vary per night and multi-day passes are available. V.I.P. Passes are on sale now at www.streators4th.org.


Music will start at 5P each night.


Please see below for the complete concert lineup:

Thursday July 8th: Lita Ford with Enuff Z’Nuff and 80’s Bush

Friday July 9th: Joe Nichols with Troy Cartwright and Breaking Storm

Saturday July 10th: Buckcherry with Adelitas Way, Burden of the Sky and Paralandra

Sunday July 11th: Colt Ford with Craig Gerdes


About Lita Ford – Lita Rossana Ford, popularly known as Lita Ford, is a British-born American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist in the all-girl hard rock band, The Runaways, in the late 1970s.Their punkish sound and rebellious lyrics helped them get noticed in the rock world. The band was not able to achieve major success in the United States but earned huge popularity overseas, especially in Japan. After the band split in 1979, Ford embarked upon a successful solo career in heavy metal. She took voice lessons, and released her first solo album ‘Out for Blood’, followed by ‘Dancin' on the Edge’. Both the albums did not receive much success, and Ford just vanished from the rock world for a few years. She returned with a bang with her smashing hit album ‘Lita’, which was released in 1988. The single ‘Kiss Me Deadly’ and the ballad, ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ were both big hits. Unfortunately, her success was short-lived, and she vanished from the industry for several years. She re-emerged with the release of ‘Black’ in 1995, and ‘Wicked Wonderland’ almost 15 years later. Her most recent album ‘Time Capsule’ was released in 2016. She was awarded The Certified Guitar Legend Award by the Guitar Player Magazine.


About Joe Nichols – Multi-platinum Red Bow recording artist Joe Nichols is one of Country music’s most praised traditional Country artists. His latest album NEVER GETS OLD is available now and features his new single “Billy Graham’s Bible,” which hits Country radio on May 29. Nichols’ album CRICKETS debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and spawned the two multi-week #1, RIAA gold-certified hits “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75.” Nichols has six #1 hits and eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including chart-toppers like “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” and “Gimmie That Girl,” and Top 10 smashes like “The Impossible,” “If Nobody Believed In You,” “What’s A Guy Gotta Do,” “Size Matters,” and “I’ll Wait For You.” The 4X Grammy nominee is the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Male Vocalist” award, the CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and the prestigious “Horizon Award” from the Country Music Association.


About Buckcherry – Buckcherry is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry (1999) and Time Bomb (2001), before dissolving in the summer of 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry and released a new album on April 16, 2006, 15. It contained Buckcherry's biggest crossover hit to date, "Crazy Bitch", and their first Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, "Sorry". Their fourth album, Black Butterfly, was released in September 2008, and their fifth album, All Night Long, was released on August 3, 2010. Buckcherry released their sixth album titled "Confessions" on February 19, 2013.


About Colt Ford – By 2019, Colt built a series of staggering successes as he rose to mainstream notoriety. He notched five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart with Declaration of Independence bowing at #1 in 2012. Two years later, Thanks for Listening ascended to the Top 10 of the Top 200, with the album reaching #1 on Billboard Rap & Independent charts. Meanwhile, he lobbed six songs onto the Hot Country Songs Chart with “Back” [feat. Jake Owen] going Top 40. Among many accolades, Ford received a nomination in the category of “Vocal Event of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards for “Cold Beer” with Jamey Johnson.Selling over 3 million albums, attracting millions of followers on social media and hitting 1 billion-plus streams, the country rap pioneer’s dynamic discography spans collaborations with everyone from Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Jermaine Dupri to members of No Doubt, Lit, and Lady Antebellum.


About Streator’s 4th of July Celebration – The 2021 Streator's 4th of July Celebration will, again, be held at Northpoint Plaza and downtown Streator. The series will span 8 days. We feature fireworks, a parade, carnival, national music acts, food and beer garden, Run for Glory 5K, Emergency Vehicle Show, and much more.


Find out more about the Celebration and the concerts by visiting www.streators4th.org or by following them on Facebook @streator4thofjuly.


About Grandstand Concerts - “From Start to Finish.” Grandstand Concerts is a one-stop shop for all your concert needs. We are a full-service talent buying and entertainment consulting agency. Based in the central Illinois area, we are here to help you grow your event to what you want it to be. With over 20 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry, Grandstand Concerts knows what it takes to put on a successful event.


Find out more about Grandstand Concerts and other events in your area by visiting www.grandstandconcerts.com or by following them on Facebook @grandstandconcerts.



Streator’s 4th and Grandstand Concerts Media Contact:

Leon Edwards, Edwards Marketing LLC

309.224.9389 | leon@leonedwardsmarketing.com




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