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Written by Annie Thompson   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:14

SPRINGFIELD – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and her band, Loose Gravel, will perform on Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair. This year marks the fourth consecutive year the group has performed at the fair in Springfield.

Loose Gravel will perform at the Shed from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Carbondale-based blues band debuted at the state fair three years ago and is the only group fronted by a constitutional officer to perform.

Throughout the fair, Simon is partnering with the Illinois Reading Council to showcase live readings, a book giveaway and a book drive at her tent. Visitors may drop off new or gently used children’s books to be donated to Springfield schools, and also register to win the 35 books selected for Illinois Reads 2014, a literacy project aimed at children and adults.

Lt. Governor Simon’s tent is located at the intersection of Main Street and Brian Raney Avenue, across from the Emmerson Building and will be open daily through Sunday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information about Illinois Reads, please visit

EVENT: Loose Gravel performance
DATE: Wednesday, August 13
TIME: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Shed, corner of Central Ave. and Greyhound St., Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield

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