The Backwoods Boat Festival is one of the fastest growing festivals in the Tri-State Area. The 2016 event will be held on Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th. More details to come, please follow our facebook page.
Friday, August 26
6pm Doors Open
8pm Devin Clemons Band
11-1pm (inside) Devin Clemons Band
Saturday, August 27
11am Check In
Noon Cardboard Boat Regatta
6pm Doors Open
7-9pm Stump Town
9:30-11pm Keith Anderson
11pm-1am (inside) Stump Town
Friday tickets: $10 in advance/$15 at the Door
Saturday tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the Door
Tickets are available at the following locations:
Lake Hill Winery (normal business hours or by phone)
Wear Drug - Carthage, IL
Wear Drug - La Harpe, IL
This is an 18 and over event.
Singer/Songwriter Keith Anderson’s debut CD, "Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll", was certified Gold and garnered two Top 10 hits (accompanied by two No. 1 music videos), "Pickin’ Wildflowers," and "Every Time I Hear Your Name," along with two Top 30 hits "XXL" and "Podunk". This success prompted music trades Billboard and Radio & Records to name him country music’s No. 1 New Male Artist of 2005 and the top new solo country artist of the year.
Anderson’s sophomore CD garnered the biggest hit of his career, “I Still Miss You”, which peaked at #2 and another Top 25 hit, “Sunday Morning In America”. Taking the lead with other gold and platinum artists, Anderson decided to take hold of the reigns this time by launching his music his own way and letting the fans help drive his music and passion. “I’ll Bring The Music” has had a huge resonance with the fans.” says Anderson. “As I tour all over the country, that is the song that gets them on their feet and is the song they are still singing as they head out the door. It reminds me of how “Pickin’ Wildflowers moved them”.
He has co-written hits for other artists, most notably "Lost In This Moment", the No. 1 smash for Big & Rich which garnered him a CMA and ACM Song of the Year nomination. Anderson also co-wrote the Grammy-nominated, "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)" for Garth Brooks and George Jones, "The Bed" for Gretchen Wilson and "Barn Burner" for Jason Michael Carroll.
The Cardboard Boat Regatta continues to grow in participants, and attracts larger crowds each year. The regatta's evolution has produced faster boats, more creative designs, and more spectacular sinks! Rules and registration forms can be found below. For more information, please contact Lake Hill Winery at (217)357-2675 (CORK). Boat registration is $30 per team. Admission to watch the race is free.