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Decatur Celebration

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to Headline at Decatur Celebration
Decatur, IL, March 17, 2014 – Decatur Celebration officials announced today that rock ‘n roll legends, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, will headline the Ameren, Bud Light, and Main Place Properties Show Stage on Sunday, August 3, 2014 (time to be announced).  Dedicated fans who follow the festival on social media received the announcement as a special St. Patrick’s Day gift, citing the lead singer’s Irish heritage.  The entire festival line-up will be announced on May 9, 2014.
“Joan Jett & the Blackhearts have always been on my dream list,” states Lori Sturgill, Producer/Director.  “Exciting news like this is really hard to keep under wraps, so we are breaking from tradition to make this special early announcement.”
About for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order.

About Decatur Celebration
Each August, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Central Illinois to experience Decatur Celebration, the Midwest’s most exciting family street festival.  The massive 3-day event blankets the downtown business district with show stages featuring national and emerging music artists, three blocks of authentic Arts and Crafters, spectacular carnival rides for all ages, the Razzle Dazzle Goodtimes Parade and over 60 unique food items hand-picked for quality and inspected for safety.  At Decatur Celebration, there’s something exciting around every corner.


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