-Weekend Entertainment 2012-
Battle Creek Country Band put on pure, solid-gold performances that keep them tirelessly living up to their reputation as “the hardest working country band in Central Illinois!” This is an excellent LIVE band that knows how to entertain people of all ages, with all musical preferences. With a little something for everyone… from Johnny and George to The Everly’s and Elvis; from Merle and Waylon to the Beatles and CCR… they are back here again at The Patch by popular demand. You don’t want to miss them!!
- Sunday, September 23 1:00-4:00pm
- Saturday, September 29 1:00-4:00pm
- Sunday, October 7 1:00-4:00pm
- Sunday, October 14 1:00-4:00pm
- Sunday, October 21 1:00-4:00pm
Gunny Sack Revue is a group of highly and multi-talented musicians who play for the absolute fun of playing music, while living by the commendable credo “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Playing Gospel, Roots, Country, Bluegrass and any type of music that is good for the soul, they impeccably illustrate the vibrant sounds of BIG local area talent. They are the “grinners and pickers of Arthur IL.” They have a well-deserved following in this area. Be sure to catch at least one of their two booking dates here at The Patch.
- Saturday October 6 1:00-4:00pm
- Saturday October 20 1:00-4:00pm
Mackville is a bluegrass/gospel band from the Atwood IL area. They have been on the entertainment circuit since 2008. Having a great time playing, they hope that their music will inspire or encourage faith. Their acclaimed melodic and vocal talents are very impressive, which keep them looking forward to a bright future as they continue on their musical journey! Be sure to join us here at The Patch, and become part of their ever-growing fan base.
- Sunday September 30 1:00-4:00pm
- Saturday October 13 1:00-4:00pm
Me-N-Him have gone through a transition or two as a band for over 30 years now. Starting with a chance acquaintance at a mutual friend’s wedding back in the mid-70’s, this duo band has become a highly sought-after acoustic country music sound. They claim they have grown OLDER, but not necessarily UP. Well, we know they’ve definitely grown INTO the premier talent that captures an audience, by flawlessly belting out classics by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – just to name a few. Don’t miss their single appearance here at TGPP this season.
- Saturday, September 22 1:00-4:00pm
- Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day) 1:00-4:00pm
Eastern Woodlands Native American Re-Enactors bring their research of 19th-century Native American life, including the Kaskaskia, to The Great Pumpkin Patch. They are dressed in period clothing, preparing pumpkin and squash varieties as would have been done over 100 years ago. They are also available to answer questions you may have, and show you artifacts from that time period. We welcome them to the farm Friday, October 19–Sunday, October 21.