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 comes to town this weekend

Since 2018, the 56 Music Fix has been drawing scores of local and regional musicians and artists out of the woodwork, putting them on stages in venues, restaurants, shops and outdoor spaces throughout Mount Prospect.

This year, the three-day music festival sports more than 60 musical acts — plus fine artists and crafters, dance performances, a classic car show and even a Disney singalong for the kiddos (at Capannari’s Ice Cream — smart!).

The fest also adds a Teen Showcase, “The Kids Are Alright,” featuring up-and-coming young acts showing off their skills from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Mrs. P & Me.

Check out some of the town’s local businesses while enjoying a mix of musical styles with free admission for all performances.

2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19; 11:45 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, in downtown Mount Prospect. Free. Visit for info on all the bands, venues and schedules.

Friday, August 19th

Mrs. P & Me – in the tent 
4:00 John Koziol’s Spangled Banner
4:15-5:15 Coach House
5:45-6:30 El Condor
6:45-8:15 Whiskey Mick
8:45-11 Ken Dix & the 56
11:00-Late Ernie Hendrickson

The Red Barn Restaurant & Brewery :
2:00-4:30 Peacebloom
5:00-7:00 School of Rock Showcase
7:30-10:00 Leroy Winn Power Trio
10 PM-1 AM Sean Tha DJ

The Moose Lodge:
5:30-6:30 Ukulele Rebels
7-8:30 Chapter 1
9-11:00 Serendipity
Station 34 :
5-6:30 Ninja
7:00-9:00 The Mosquitos
10:00-12:00 My Metal Heart

7:00-10:00 Bill Uhler

Canta Napoli:
6:00-8:00 I’m Just Saying

Mia’s Cantina:
5:00-8:00 Day Drinkerz 

Amethyst Skye Salon

12:30-2 I’m Just Saying

Trezeros Kitchen & Tap:
6:00-9:00 The Alfonso Ponticelli Duo

Piano Parlor :
Play their Street Piano on Emerson & Northwest Highway- all weekend!

Saturday, August 20th

Station 34 :
Noon-1:00 Shampoo Drive-Thru
1:30-3:30 Surrounded By Hassles
4-6:00 The Whiskey Hill
7:00-9:00 Jak Tripper
10:00-12:00 Exit 147

The Moose Lodge :
3-3:45 JANNK JAzz Combo
4:15-5 Concrete Cupcakes
5:30-7:30 OK, Boomer
8-11 Bucket Number 6

The Red Barn Restaurant & Brewery :
Noon-3:00 Infunktious Duo
3:30-6:30 Gina Gonzales & Bryan Sansom
7:00-10:00 Deja voodudes
10 PM-1 AM DJ Erge

Mrs. P & Me

Special Event: The Kids are Alright! featuring all teen bands 12-6 PM

Noon-1 GPE
1:30-2:30 red orange 
3:00-4:00 3 Emmez
4:30-6 David’s House
6:30-8 The PanDamnits
8:30-11 Oh Yes!

Lions Park Band Shell- Artisan Fix:
11:45-Noon Riff Raff Dance Crew
Noon-1 MC Lil J
1-1:15 Ballet Expressions
1:15-2:45 Mike Flood
2:45-3 Impulse Dance Ensemble
3-5 No Age Statement
Mt Prospect Golf Course

3:00-5:00 Acousticity
5:00-8:00 Meteor

1:00-3:00 Mike Leazer
7:00-10:00 Day Drinkerz

Mt Prospect Classic Car Show:
5:00-8:00 The Throwbacks

Canta Napoli:
6:00-8:00 Joe Corrado

Mia’s Cantina:
6:30-8:00 The Locals

Trezeros Kitchen & Tap
6:00-9:00 Vaguely Familiar

Capannari’s Ice Cream:
2-3:00 Ukulele Jam in the Gazebo

Piano Parlor
Play their Street Piano on Emerson & Northwest Highway- all weekend!

Sunday, August 21st

The Moose Lodge:
1:00-2:00 Collision 
2:30-4 The Difference
4:30-5:30 SCMODS
6:00-8:00 Midnite Mile

Red Barn Restaurant & Brewery:
12:30-3:30 Chapter 1
4:00-6:00 3 Emmez
6:30-9:00 Ken Dix Band

Station 34 :
Noon-3:00 Reality Bytes
4:00-7:00 The Fairlanes

Mrs. P & Me : 
Noon-12:45 Meteor
1:00-1:45 leovisa
2:00-3:00 Triple Shot
3:30-4:45 56 Hoot Band
4:45-6:45 Big Style Brass Band
7:00-9:00 Gina Gonzales & Bryan Sansom

Capannari’s Ice Cream
2-3:30 Disney Sing Along Party with Claire
3:30-4:30 Prospect Music Therapy Drumming Event (Bring a drum or borrow one!)
5:00-7:00 The Pigs

Mia’s Cantina:
4:00-7:00 Day Drinkerz

1:00-3:00 Mike Leazer
4:00-7:00 Brian Flatley

Piano Parlor
Play their Street Piano on Emerson & Northwest Highway- all weekend!

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