Almost Home to celebrate 25 years with annual free music fest on the square

Sunday, August 16, 2015

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Almost Home Restaurant will celebrate 25 years in business by hosting the Greencastle Music Fest on the square in downtown Greencastle from 3-11 p.m.

Featured at this free event are three live bands: The Louisville Crashers, Soul Bus with Tad Robinson and Ellusion.

The celebration will include kids' activities, a corn hole tournament for adults with cash prizes, food and a beer garden. The event will continue with an after party in the Swizzle Stick Bar featuring the MacDaddys.

"Almost Home Restaurant has been an extraordinary asset to our community as a business and community gathering place," Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray said. "Gail Smith, the sole proprietor, has grown her business and withstood the many economic challenges of the last 25 years. No visit to our city is complete without a meal at Almost Home Restaurant."

Recognized as one of the best party bands, The Louisville Crashers will bring world-class entertainment to the Greencastle Music Fest with energy, musicianship and professionalism. The band has made TV appearances with David Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, and has toured worldwide, sharing the stage with Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Aerosmith and Luke Bryan.

Also, appearing is Soul Bus, considered for 13 years as an Indianapolis "super group," specializing in rock and soul classics, folk-rock anthems, and authentic Chicago-style blues. The group is composed of six solo artists, including Greencastle resident Tad Robinson. They will be performing in Greencastle for the first time.

Ellusion, a regional band from Terre Haute, will also perform. This cover band has played blues, funk, rock, pop and alternative music in Indianapolis, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis and everywhere in between.

Lastly, the MacDaddys, an entertaining cover band of seasoned professionals from Terre Haute, will keep the party going inside the Swizzle Stick Bar beginning at 11 p.m.

For more information about the event, persons may visit the Greencastle Music Fest Facebook Page.

Almost Home has been a popular Greencastle dining spot since it was founded in 1990, specializing in stylish comfort food. Located in a historic building on the courthouse square at 17 W. Franklin St., the atmosphere is timeless and charming and aimed at making visitors like they are indeed "almost home." For more information, visit the Almost Home Restaurant website.

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