Hopstring Fest 2014 Aug. 23 at Joliet's Silver Cross Field was a 13-hour celebration of roots music, craft beer, food and community. hopstringfest.com
|2014 Hopstring Fest|
This was the third fest presented by Mike "Triz" & Kathy Trizna, owners of Joliet's Chicago Street Pub. The pub is a hub for live, local, original bluegrass, roots, Americana and blues/folk/rock music in Joliet. chicagost.com
|The Prairie Ghosts|
|Scott McNeil and friends|
|The Leadfoot Band|
The Leadfoot Band, a great bluegrass ensemble, played an early set on the mainstage. theleadfootband.com
|The Alex Hoffer Band|
The Alex Hoffer Band performed next on the mainstage. Rain interrupted entertainment on the side stages for a while. alexhoffer.com
Up next on the mainstage was The Regressors.
Meanwhile, the rain let up and entertainment resumed on the Deschutes stage with a set by John Narcissi.
|Kev Wright and John Narcissi|
John's guitar teacher, Kev Wright of The Righteous Hillbillies, joined him for some songs.
Backstage, The Righteous Hillbillies drummer Barrett Harvey collected signatures from Hopstring Fest performers on a drumhead he planned to auction and donate the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. woundedwarriorproject.org
Back on the mainstage, Chicago Farmer performed. chicagofarmer.com
|The fourth stage|
|Tom and Becky|
|Edward David Anderson|
|Kevin Krauss and Cody Diekhoff|
|J Ross Green|
|Jeff Massey, Ed Anderson, Eric Saylors|
|John Condron & the Old Gang Orchestra|
Up next on the mainstage was John Condron & the Old Gang Orchestra. johncondron.com
|Old Gang horn section|
|The toast at Hopstring Fest|
|Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts|
Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts performed on the mainstage. milesnielsen.com
|Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins|
|Backstage with The Steepwater Band|
|Allison Flood with John Condron|
|The Steepwater Band|
|Brent James and Tom Maslowski|
There were other performers on side stages and performances by The Righteous Hillbillies and Cracker on the main stage but I missed getting pictures of them.