Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lake Villa German Music Festival - June 22, 2008

This annual German Music Festival is hosted by Chicago radio announcer, Armin Homann. Armin Homann has been the host of Deutschland Echo in Chicago many years and once a year he brings wonderful German entertainment to the pavilion in Lake Villa that is owned by the American Aid Society.

The doors open at 11 am and food is available for purchase from the American Aid Society. The afternoon promises 2 performances and the first one is at 1 p.m.

The headliner is famous singer and song writer, Guenther Behrle. Mr. Behrle wrote "Patronia Bavarea" and has again written some great songs that are in this year's Grand Prix der Volksmusik. Captain Cook will be performing "Ich denk so gern an meine Mutter" representing Germany. Mr. Behrle is the Prodozent for Captian Cook so be sure to click on the "fanbereich" button to see Mr. Behrle's comments. Vincent & Fernando will perform "Glaube an Gott" for Sudtirol. They are one of my personal favorites because they were the first entertainers that gave the Stimmung Stunde an interview. If you click on the link I provided above, you can go to their website and hear a sample of the song they will be singing. We have seen them perform live many times and think they have a great chance in Zurich, Switzerland on August 30.

Filling out the program will be Petra Boeck of Austria, the M & M Musikanten from Bavaria and Josef Holzmann. There is a picture of Josef Holzmann on the right side of this posting and a link to his website for information about this talented singer from Bamberg. Chicago's own Perlen will provide dance music for the afternoon. If you are not sure where Lake Villa is located, just click on the link below and you will see a map. It is located west of 6 Flags - Guernee, Illinois.

American Aid Society Pavilion - Lake Villa
259 W. Grand Ave., Lake Villa, Illinois (Route 132, 1 mile west of 83)

For more information, call Armin Homann: 1-847-583-1941.