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Posted on: March 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Soul Asylum to Headline 2022 RomeoFest

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The Village of Romeoville has announced the headlining band for the return of the 2022 RomeoFest. Soul Asylum will be taking the stage on the Saturday night of the four – day event. Saturday night will also include a NEW Laser Light Show. RomeoFest is scheduled to take place August 4th – 7th.

“We are very excited to have Soul Asylum headlining Saturday night’s entertainment at RomeoFest,” said Mayor John Noak.” “With this year’s return, we thought it only right to really take it up a notch and we’re not going to stop there. Our Parks and Recreation Department is working tirelessly to gear up for this year’s event season and we have a few more surprises up our sleeves that we hope to announce soon.”

The Village also announced its 2022 summer event lineup, which is set to include over 30 special events. In addition to the return of RomeoFest, the schedule of events also includes nine Rockin’ the Ville concerts, Movies Under the Stars, a NEW teen movie night, Drive – In movie, Community Day of Play, and Founder’s Day Parade. 

Also returning this year will be one of the suburbs biggest and most unique fireworks displays on July 3rd .   Once again Romeoville will be having three simultaneous large fireworks displays shot off at three separate locations. When many places had to cancel their firework displays during the pandemic, Romeoville chose to take a different approach and expanded its show across a large portion of the community. The change gave more residents an opportunity to enjoy the displays from their own neighborhoods. It was so overwhelmingly successful it has already become a new community tradition.

“We’ve planned this summer’s events so that there is something fun for everyone,” said Kelly Rajzer, Director of Parks and Recreation.

2022 Summer Event Lineup: 

May 7 – Community Garage Sale
May 17 – Park Party
May 21 – Public Works Open House
May 25 – Flea Market Frenzy
May 30 – Memorial Day Celebration
June 2 – Rockin’ the Ville – Strung Out
June 9 – Rockin’ the Ville – Back Country Roads
June 13 – Movie Under the Stars
June 16 – Rockin’ the Ville – Fool House
June 21 – Park Party
June 22 – Flea Market Frenzy
June 23 – Rockin’ the Ville & Pride Event – Libido Funk Circus
June 30 – Rockin’ the Ville – Sandi Haynes & The Blue Rocket Band
July 3 – Fireworks (3 shows)
July 7 – Rockin’ the Ville – Billy Elton
July 11 – Teen Movie Night (Tentative)
July 14 – Rockin’ the Ville – Bluewater Kings Band
July 19 – Park Party
July 20 – Flea Market Frenzy
July 21 – Rockin’ the Ville – Hi Fidelity
July 26 – Romeoville/Lockport Co – Op
July 28 – Rockin’ the Ville – The Lounge Puppets
August 2 – Police Dept. National Night Out
August 4 – 7 – RomeoFest
August 6 – Food Fest 1 Mile Race
August 11 – Opportunity Matters Picnic
August 19 – Drive in Movie
September 8 – Community Day of Play
September 10 – Community Garage Sale
September 16 – Mexican Heritage Celebration
September 18 – Founder’s Day Parade

More information about this year’s RomeoFest and other upcoming summer programs and events will be available in the 2022 Summer Brochure and online at www.romeoville.org/recreation.

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