FreedomFest 2016 Music Lineup

The City of Marseilles is excited to welcome back the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run on June 18th, 2016.


(Marseilles, IL) — Thousands of motorcycle riders, Gold Star Families, and people from all across the United States make their way to Marseilles for the annual event, which honors the warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  The 2016 ILMFR will leave the Grundy County fairgrounds in Morris, then make the emotional trek to Marseilles, where there will be a service at 1:00 in front of the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial.  For details on the run, please visit

Following the ceremony, the City of Marseilles brings you the annual, “Celebration of Freedom,” which we call FreedomFest (for short.)   Several downtown businesses and vendors from around the state participate by grilling food, providing drinks, as well as displaying and selling merchandise.


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This year, Marseilles is extremely pumped about the music offerings.  Kicking off the festival will be Rockie Lynne, a national recording artist, who has been a mainstay of the Rolling Thunder ride to Washington DC, as well as the chairman of the Tribute to the Troops foundation.  Rockie is a friend of the Gold Star families, and will perform a tribute to those who gave all.   Following Rocky, Sybil the first time performing at Freedom Fest. High energy female fronted band that does not play what you think we do…unless you were thinking Judas Priest, UFO, Deep Purple, DIO and more! Wrapping up the Freedom Fest will be South Side Hooligans who play music by Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Journey, Van Halen, Poison, Motley Crue, Foo Fighters, Night Ranger, Reo, Billy Idol, Grand Funk Rail Road, Zac Brown Band, Garth Brooks, Pearl Jam, Candlebox, Def Leppard, Lit,Cheap Trick & much ,much more !!!


For more information, please contact: Cherise Byone – Freedom Fest Coordinator – 815.481.0760 –


Bands and Stage Management Contact Information Susan Levy Rash.


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