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Here’s the lineup for Hogchute Opry Harvest, taking place October 14th

Hogchute Opry (the summer edition, and their fall edition called Hogchute Harvest) is one of the best series to take place all year in the area, hands down. They’re announcing Hogchute Opry Harvest will take place Saturday, October 14th at Kalyx Center in Monticello. As someone who has attended both of these events — I highly recommend checking it out.

This year’s lineup includes ZXO, Tractor Kings, Walt Falbo & the Falbonauts, and many more listed below.

Just make a quick search to see our coverage in the past.

Here’s all the information about the event from their Facebook event:

Hogchute Opry Harvest

October 14, 2017

Kalyx Center for Sustainability

Monticello, IL

Hogchute Opry Harvest is back for it’s 2nd year, and we couldn’t be more excited to get back to the Kalyx Center barn out in the woods! We’re proud to be welcoming a whole slew of newcomers to this year’s bill (keep your eyes on this bunch!) as well as some of our faithful and wisened Hogchute alums. Dont miss out on one of the area’s most unique and intimate music events: music, bonfires, camping, and more for the “unreasonably low” price of $15.


Featuring the music of:

Colonel James Presents

The Dry Look

Fiona Kimble Music

Jack Anthony Johnston

Lonely Trailer

Patriot Patrol

Rebekah Songer

Tractor Kings

Walt Falbo & the Falbonauts


… and a special edition of our open-jam styled Singer/Songwriter Snakepit in the barn before the show. Bring an instrument and show us what you’ve got!


Of course it wouldn’t be the Hogchute Opry without special performances by these guys:

Hogchute’s Poet Laureate and MC, Sean Lamkin

Central Illinois’ hottest DJ, Horsecorn Cole & His Country ’45s


More details and extras to be announced soon!



The Opry will be held at the Kalyx Center for Sustainability, near Monticello, IL. The Kalyx Center is located just outside of Allerton Park, but is set back from the road in the woods, so it may be difficult to find for the uninitiated. There will be signs pointing the way, but we suggest you follow these directions from Bill to find the place:



From Champaign – Urbana, take Church St, in Champaign westbound onto I-72. (not I-74) Exit 166..It’s the first exit for Monticello (marked “Market St. – IL 105”)


Take Market St./IL 105 through two stop LIGHTS to the first stop SIGN. (corner of the ugly County Market)


Turn right onto Marion St., and go to the end (a “T” intersection by a golf course)


Turn left onto Allerton Road, and go about 3 miles, then past

Allerton Park, to another “T”


Turn right onto 1300 North Rd. and look for the Kalyx Center sign

after about 3/4 mile on the right side of the road.



The backwoods roads of Piatt County can be perilous at night even to seasoned veterans, so we encourage you all to bring a tent and camp out. There’s no additional cost, and the fun usually continues around the bonfire after hours. Our friend Fusilli Tony’s Italian Food will be out there to serve up some food, but you’re also welcome to bring your own to grill or throw on the fire. If you’re musically inclined, feel free to bring out an instrument to pick on. Get there early and stake out your claims, pioneers!

Executive Editor

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