One of the best events to kick off the summer in Chicago is A Day In The Country at The Hideout. This year they celebrate 11 years of the day-long festival that features country/folk music from local artists as well as some nationally known performers. You can also enjoy some delicious BBQ and homemade pies from Honky Tonk BBQ and Bang Bang Pies, as well as coffee from Metropolis.
The headliners this year are still a little under the radar, but if you’ve been paying attention you’ll recognize them. You’ll certainly know them if you watched Twin Peaks: The Return, as The Cactus Blossoms played at The Roadhouse to close out the third episode. I caught them a little before that, when they opened for Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins at Chicago Theatre during the Rabbit Fur Coat tenth anniversary tour. They’ve got a great 50’s vibe that fits perfectly with the dreamy kind of world that Lynch creates as well as the gospel-folk of RFC.
The Lawrence Peters Outfit will, of course, be playing just before The Cactus Blossoms. Peters has been an integral part of the festival since it’s inception, curating the artists that play. The band was recently nominated for the 2018 AmeriPolitan Award for Best Honky Tonk Group and previously won the Chicago Music Award for Best Country & Western Entertainer.
Out on the porch The Hideout will feature some Chicago mainstays like Al Scorch and Los Gallos. The music starts at 2pm and goes until 4:30 and then moves indoors until 10:45. Tickets are only $15 for the full day of music! Get them here.
Front porch 2pm
2 to 2:30- Michelle & Corbin Ferry Road
2:40 to 3:10- Al Scorch’s Country Soul Ensemble
3:20 to 3:50- The Mountainaires
4 to 4:30- Los Gallos
4:30 to 5- Cropduster4
5:15 to 5:45- Lonesome Still
6 to 6:30- Golden Horse Ranch Band
6:45 to 7:15- The Saluda Moonlighters (Bailey Dee with an all-star country band!)
7:30 to 8- Lawrence Peters Outfit
8:15 to 9:15- Cactus Blossoms
9:30 to 10- Three Blue Teardrops
10:15 to 10:45- Hodie Snitch