Station 34 was one of the downtown Mount Prospect showcases for last summer’s 56 Music Fix, featuring Third Step on the Moon as well as many other area bands. // Brian Shamie

56 Music Fix celebrates live performances in Mount Prospect

The first set at a music festival can be a sparsely attended performance as patrons slowly wander in. But empty seats were rare at Station 34 when Mount Prospect rock band Third Step on the Moon launched day two of the 56 Music Fix Saturday.

Chicago-area musical acts, many from town, played across 11 venues and found performance spaces Friday and Saturday as part of the annual Mount Prospect event. And music buffs were ready for it, as festivalgoers excitedly trekked between concerts or browsed the goods at the 56 Artisan Fix, an arts and crafts fair at the Lions Park band shell Saturday afternoon.

The free celebration of music continues from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday with performances by General Joystick, Gina Gonzales, the 56 Hoot Band and more, including a Disney Sing-Along Party at Capannari’s for young music fans in training.

See for schedules and venue locations.

Prospect High School seniors Sean Pandaleon, Augie Mikes, Johnny Aldworth and Joey Craig started off the second day of the 56 Music Fix as Third Step on the Moon played at Mount Prospect’s Station 34. // Brian Shamie | Staff Photographer
Palatine’s Chris Marcanti takes the mic while his brother Josh Marcanti of Arlington Heights and Carpentersville’s Brandon Winger play. The Throwbacks rocked the Moose Lodge as part of the 56 Music Fix in Mount Prospect Saturday afternoon. // Brian Shamie | Staff Photographer
Sean Pandaleon of Mount Prospect took the lead on Third Step on the Moon’s originals at Station 34, kicking off Saturday’s lineup for the 56 Music Fix. // Brian Shamie | Staff Photographer
Mount Prospect’s Johnny Aldworth helped open up the second day of the fest with Third Step on the Moon, a band the teens created in part after attending a previous year’s 56 Music Fix. // Brian Shamie | Staff Photographer

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