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The 10th Annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival with celebrate 90 years of Historic Route 66 with 90 miles of fun for the entire family. May 7th and May 8th will see all 13 communities along Route 66, from Joliet in the north to Towanda in the south, staging its own special celebratory events. (Download and Print the Festival Brochure below.) There will be car, tractor, and motorcycle shows, live entertainments, flea markets, bake sales, cooking contests, a petting zoo, and much, much more. Load up the family, hop on ol' Route 66, and explore 90 miles of adventure.
In Pontiac, the event gets an early start with a special, free concert by the 1942 All Stars Band at the Eagle Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 6th. The five piece band plays music from the "Big Band" era and has played in Pontiac several times in the past. The concert will start at 7:30 PM and there is no charge for admission. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center is located in downtown Pontiac at 319 North Plum St.
Saturday will start off in Pontiac with the Trunkin' Treasure Sale in downtown. Dozens of vendors, as well as many locals, will have new and gently-used items for sale in the parking lot just south of the courthouse. Last year's Trunkin' Treasure Sale was a huge success, so get the best selection by shopping early.
On Saturday evening, the Vermillion Players amateur theater group will present the premiere performance of their new musical revue, "Life is a Highway." The "road trip" themed show features hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The Saturday night performance will start at 7:30 in the historic pavilion located in Chautauqua Park. The performance is free, and reservations are not required. Come check out the new musical show!