Grounds Open

Grounds Open

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Summer Celebration kicks off it's annual celebration on Thursday, July 18th.  Please join us for excellent food, carnival rides, entertainment.  We'll cap the night off with spectacular fireworks!

$25 CARNIVAL WRISTBAND SPECIAL

Pelvis Brothers

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Thursday night musical entertainment to be announced soon!

Radio Heroes

Radio Heroes

Radio Heroes is the newest high energy party band in town! Aimed at being a top drawing cover band for all local bars, festivals and parties, RH brings together five members each from unique backgrounds. Combining individual strengths with instant synergy, RH creates an exhilarating live show with powerful sound and contagious stage-energy guaranteed to entertain any crowd, any age, anytime!

Our music selection is jam packed with Radio Hits from fist pumpin’ favorites to “I know this song” sing-a-longs, sure to get your feet movin’ and butt groovin’. We play only the best classic rock-rockers, metal head-bangers, 80’s dance hits, 90’s fav’s and new hits from the 2000’s with some popular Latino songs sprinkled in. Our shows are geared towards equal amounts of entertainment and participation and RH strives to make every show a unique party fun for everyone in the audience. F­­rom the very first note, we never stop jumping, dancing, and banging our heads. RH will entertain you and your friends with our electric stage presence, epic harmonies and legendary guitar solos!

Mellencougar

Mellencougar

Mellencougar plays the best of John Cougar Mellencamp and so much more! This is the perfect band for your festival, casino or club

Car + Bike Show

Please join us for our 6th Annual Car + Bike show! The event will be held at the Rust-Oleum Development Center parking lot.

All cars and bikes will be registered on-site.

Kiddie Corner

Kiddie Corner

Beat the heat and join us for a fun day as we provide face painting, balloon artists, and free crafts under the Big Tent!

Trippin' Billies

Trippin' Billies

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Born in the pubs on the north side of Chicago, reminiscent of Luther’s College, Trippin Billies took to the “stages” of these small rooms in the early nineties as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t long before lines grew to long for the small bars and calls started coming in from around the Midwest. As a result the band was forced to rise to the occasion, and they’ve done just that. Having the luxury of living in a city called home to many great musicians, Trippin Billies is comprised of some of Chicago’s best. This talent coupled with their mutual love of high energy performance has moved them above the bar band circuit and into concert settings. Whether it’s a club in Iowa City, a Hockey arena in North Dakota or a summer festival in Rochester, New York or Lincoln, Nebraska, the show is always the same, just that, a show.

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BoDeans

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Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable 30-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock & roll loyal following like no other. Best known for their catchy single, “Closer To Free,” the band’s accessible adult alternative sound has led to many a milestone, including a Rolling Stone Reader’s Poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and support slots with U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie and numerous others. Appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, ACL Festival and others followed, along with TV appearances on “Saturday NightLive,” “Letterman,” “Today,” “Imus,” CNN, and ESPN, to name a few. BoDeans have a permanent installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland as part of their Midwest Artists exhibit. After multiple chart-topping radio singles, and TV placements, BoDeans have defined a generation that embraced songs like “Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” “If It Makes You,” “Closer To Free,” “Stay,” and “All The World.” BoDeans signed their first recording contract with Slash/Warner Brothers Records in 1985 and their debut record, “Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams” was released May, 1986. Since then, they have released 12 studio albums with ten records that hit the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and numerous singles on the Mainstream Rock, Top 40 and Triple A radio charts.

Few would expect them to still be going strong – so many years after Wisconsin’s favorite musical sons first formed, but they’ve proved as energetic and determined as they did on day one. Their music is featured throughout the new Netflix original series, “The Ranch,” which features Sam Elliott, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson and Debra Winger. They have major festival dates confirmed for the summer, and a new single coming out that is sure to be another chart-topper.

BoDeans now reside in a small group of bands that have managed to survive the ups and downs of the industry, remaining true to their sound and their style, for 30 years, and show no signs of slowing down.

Kiddie Corner

Kiddie Corner

Howard from A to Z Entertainment with his High Energy Trivia Game!

Cream A Cop Fundraiser

VH Commander Pat Zimmerman

VH Commander Pat Zimmerman

We're super excited to partner with the Vernon Hills Police Department for a fundraiser benefiting AR17 in honor of Officer Andy Rheintgen who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year.  All proceeds will benefit his family.  

This year, kids (and adults) will be able to "cream a cop" - meaning you can purchase a plate of whipped cream to toss in a cops face!  Our officers already do so much for us in addition to protecting the community and we're thankful they're willing to be goods sports once again!  

Cost is $5 per plate

Vernon Hills "Idol" Karaoke!

Have your moment on the big stage with our 3rd annual Karoake showcase to wrap up our family fun day!  Open to anyone aged 16 and above.  Stay tuned for more details!