FOTA Releases Live Music Lineup

20+ bands and artists to preform at free open-air show

The Starved Rock Country Festival of the Arts, or FOTA for short, has just released their full live music schedule for their upcoming inaugural festival, slated to be held in Ottawa from Sept. 24 to 26. This impressive lineup for free open-air live music features more than 20 fan favorite bands and artists spawning a number genres. Held in Ottawa’s beautiful downtown Jordan Block park, guests will be able to enjoy these complimentary music acts throughout the three day festival, all within walking distance of dozens of other public art displays and events.

FOTA is a juried competition and town-wide celebration of the arts. This new juried visual arts and film competition is soliciting entries from artists working in a wide variety of mediums, through the end of October. Entrants will be competing for cash prizes awarded by professional judges in several distinct categories.

For more information, and to submit your own artwork to the fest, visit:

Here’s a look at the lineup for the 2021 FOTA Live Music Stage:

Friday 9/24

5pm - Steve Cerqua

6pm - Open Mic Night

7pm - Reverend Hellbilly

8pm - Manny & the OK Boys

9pm - NBG DR3K0

9:30pm - DJ Famou5

Saturday 9/25

2pm - Jeff Manfredini

3pm - Amber Kay

4pm - Nicodemus

5pm - Josh Robson

6pm - The Timekeepers Student Band

6:30pm - Matriarchy Student Band

7pm - Urban Posers

8pm - Half Shell Heroes

9pm - Dead Rest

Sunday 9/26

11:45am - Mark Dudek Bagpipes

12pm - Templeton Family Gospel

1pm - Zomnyet Webster

2p - Joseph Templeton

3pm - Henry Torpedo Boys

4pm - Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers

5pm - TBA

6pm - MMCM