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Edwardsville announces plans for 2016 Route 66 Festival

EDWARDSVILLE — The 2016 Edwardsville Route 66 Festival is underway and companies throughout the region are signing on as event sponsors and vendors.

The festival takes place on June 10 and 11 and is located at Edwardsville City Park.

Alongside the classic car cruise and show, the weekend will play host to food, beer, wine, art vendors, children’s activities, the annual Metro Milers 10k Run and the Trailnet Route 66 Bicycle Ride. On Saturday, all food, beverage, art vendors and children booths open at 10 a.m.

Entertainment will be include That 80’s Band at 6:30 p.m. and Platinum Rock Legends at 9 p.m. kicking off the weekend’s festivities on Friday night. Saturday night will start off with a children’s act during the day at 12:30 p.m., followed by The Mellow Dees at 2:30 p.m. and the fun doesn’t stop there. During the evening hours, patrons can enjoy tunes from Hurricane Ruth starting at 4 p.m., followed by Blackwater Revival at 6:30 p.m.

The headlining act for Saturday evening is a fan favorite: Johnny Holzum & Well Hungarians. Their performances include original music as well as country, rock, pop, Motown and classic cover songs ranging from the Zac Brown Band, to Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5. They take the stage at 9 p.m. and close down the festival at 11:30 p.m.

The 2016 Mother Road Sponsor of this year’s Route 66 Event is Cork Tree Creative, Inc. Cork Tree Creative is an Edwardsville-based, marketing, public relations and website development firm.

Those interested in being a festival vendor can contact Katie Grable at (618) 692-7538 or visit www.edwardsvilleroute66.com for more information. Registration forms are also available to download online.

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