Cornmeal, opening the Magic City Blues at St. John's Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road. Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m. Free, all-ages.
Saturday, August 9 at 3 p.m. at South Park.
Sunday, August 10 at 5 p.m. at South Park.
Cornmeal has never been a band to shy away from reinvention and after over a decade, the band sets out with a newly reformed lineup and a fresh energetic sound. A nationally recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of bluegrass and live performance.
While playing a blend of high prole venues, jam-band and bluegrass festivals to thousands
nationally, Cornmeal has been a main stage act at some of the most renowned festivals in the country. These festivals include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Magnolia Fest, Wakarusa Music Festival, and Summer Camp Music Festival as well as having performed on multiple stages at Bonnaroo, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, 10K Lakes, and many others. They pride themselves on the energy they put forth each night creating an unrivalled live performance that continues to shape itself into an energetic one of a kind experience. “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I & II” prove that Cornmeal continues to be a band to watch out for. Every show they play is a unique experience that leaves fans begging for more.