Geneseo Chamber announces 2024 Geneseo Musical Festival

Music, crafts, Father’s Day Parade, more on tap

Geneseo Music Festival

GENESEO, Illinois, – The 56th Annual Geneseo Music Festival, June 14-16, the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce announced recently.

According to a chamber news release, the weekend promises fun and entertainment for people of all ages, with music performances, food vendors and a variety of family-friendly activities.

The popular Father’s Day Music Festival Parade, sponsored by Geneseo Communications, in downtown Geneseo will step off at 1 p.m. Sunday. June 16. The parade celebrates fathers, grandfathers, and uncles with a classic Midwestern summertime backdrop.

Craft fair boast 60 booths

Music lovers will appreciate the wide range of musical genres, including rock, country, jazz, and blues. Foodies will enjoy the variety of food vendors, offering mouth-watering dishes for all to enjoy. Festival-goers can also participate in such activities as carnival games, buy unique crafts and gifts from over 60 vendors at the Music Festival Craft Fair and more.

New in 2024 will be the first Little Miss Music Fest Pageant, which will take place before the annual Geneseo Rotary Music Festival Queen Pageant on Friday evening. 

There will be live music on Saturday at the Geneseo City Park, Geneseo Brewing Company, and the Geneseo Moose Lodge 990. On Sunday morning, the Father’s Day Fly-In Breakfast at Gen-Airpark is a popular draw. 

Event organizer and Geneseo Chamber Executive Director Zack Sullivan said: “We are thrilled to bring this festival to Geneseo and provide a fun and memorable experience for all attendees. The Father’s Day Parade is always a crowd favorite, and we are excited to see the community come together for this special occasion.”

For more information about the Geneseo Music Festival and the Father’s Day Parade, please visit  or call the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce at 309-944-2686.

The 2024 Geneseo Music Festival Platinum Sponsor is Werner Restoration Services Inc.; Gold Sponsors:, Eye Surgeons Associates, Fareway Meat & Grocery, Farmer’s National Bank, Gendron McDonald’s, Geneseo Communications, Hammond-Henry Hospital, and UpLoved.

The Geneseo Chamber’s Geneseo Music Festival calendar of events includes:

Friday, June 14

  • 5 p.m.:  Geneseo Music Fest begins and Food Trucks open.
  • 5 – 8 p.m.: Geneseo Rotary Ice Cream Social – Geneseo City Park.
  • 5 p.m.: Kiwanis Annual Doo Dah Parade – Downtown Geneseo.
  • 5:30 pm:  Little Miss Geneseo Music Festival Pageant – City Park Bandshell.
  • 7 p.m.: Geneseo Music Fest Queen Pageant presented by Geneseo Rotary – City Park Bandshell.
  • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.: LIVE MUSIC – Dueling Pianos fundraiser for GPD IMPACT Program –Central Bank Pavilion.

Saturday, June 15 (City Park Bandshell)

  • 7:-10 a.m.: Maple City 4 Run presented by Geneseo Rotary Club.
  • 10 -11 a.m.: Jazzercise Strength 45 in the Park by Jazzercise.
  • 11:30-1 p.m.: Musical Memories Recital.
  • 1:30-3:p.m.: Geneseo Panic & Paxton Sherbyn.
  • 3:-4 p.m.: GHS Cheer Clinic.
  • 4-5 p.m.: Shaun Easton &; Friends.
  • 6-8 p.m.: Ron Tegeler Jazz Organ Trio.

Saturday, June 15 (Other locations)

  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Geneseo Farmer’s Market – North City Park.
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: AETA Tractor Display – North City Park.
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Sundance For Our Soldiers Miniature Equine Express Therapy Meet Team Arena – North City Park.
  • 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.: Family Fest (inflatables &; more) presented by Geneseo Park District – Geneseo City Park.
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Geneseo Music Festival Arts & Craft Fair – Geneseo City Park.
  • 10 a.m. -1 p.m.: Pony Rides by Tri-Co Equestrian Center, LLC – $10 per ride – Geneseo City Park near the intersection of State & North Streets.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: LIVE MUSIC – Party on the Patio – In-A-Godda-Da-Vida Music.
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: FFA Ag Alumni Lunch Cookout – Geneseo City Park.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Dean Olson Memorial Pedal Pull – Geneseo City Park. (Trophies Sponsored by: Clements Farm).
  • 4-5 p.m.: LIVE MUSIC – Geneseo Panic! – Geneseo Brewing Co.
  • 5- 7 p.m.: Ice Cream Social – Geneseo Art League – Geneseo City Park.
  • 5-6:30 p.m.: LIVE MUSIC – TaG – Geneseo Brewing Co.
  • 7-10 p.m.: LIVE MUSIC – Jerm Theory – Geneseo Brewing Co.
  • 8-11 p.m.: LIVE MUSIC – Moosic Fest presents: X-Krush – Geneseo Moose Lodge 990.
  • 8 p.m.: Outdoor Movie Series & LIVE MUSIC – “Wonka” – presented by the Geneseo Park District Foundation – Geneseo Park District Athletic Field.

Sunday June 16

  • 7 a.m. 11 a.m.: Father’s Day Fly-In Breakfast – Gen-Airpark.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Geneseo Music Fest Art & Craft Fair – Geneseo City Park.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Sundance For Our Soldiers Miniature Equine Express Therapy Meet Team Arena – North City Park.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Sunday Morning Church Service – New Life Fellowship – Geneseo City Park Bandshell.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Father’s Day Parade Staging – Geneseo High School Parking Lot.
  • 1 p.m.: 2024 Geneseo Music Fest Father’s Day Parade – State Street/Downtown Geneseo (Sponsored by: Geneseo Communications).
  • 2:30 p.m.: LIVE MUSIC – Ryan Bizarri and Friends – Geneseo City Park Bandshell.
  • 4 p.m.: Geneseo Music Festival concludes.

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