Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Shine on with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for Saturday festival admission for two to Summer Solstice 2013 (a $40 value)
- $45 for Saturday festival admission for two and a craft beer tasting package, including a souvenir beer glass and up to 15 2-oz. craft beer samples per person between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (a $90 value)<p>
Kids aged 12 and under get in free.
On Saturday, June 22, the fest kicks off around 11:30 a.m. with the arrival of an armada of canoes down the Fox River. Then, the paddlers will join spectators in a day of music and craft beer from a dozen breweries.
Nine summer-ready artists are slated to take the stage, from the breezy Wisconsin bluegrass string quartet Back Alley Blossoms to young acoustic band Communist Daughter and outlaw country singer Sturgill Simpson. Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons produce a slow-burning sound that treads the edges of country music’s borders.<p>
Summer Solstice 2013
Visitors have an unusual transportation option for getting to Summer Solstice: if they get an early enough start, they can float up to the day of craft beer and concerts by canoe. As the Fox River ambles past the historic buildings of downtown Yorkville, it deposits a flotilla of revelers in Riverfront Park. Those who don’t want to paddle in are also allowed to arrive on foot or palanquin to enjoy the rootsy music and frosty brews of the fest, a collaboration between Rogue Barrister Records, Three Angels Brewing, and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce.