Walla-Pa-Looza 2011 Band Announcement

Today we are very proud to announce our July 30, 2011 Walla-Pa-Looza 3 summer event main stage line up. This year we will be featuring five (no really, count them – there’s FIVE) great local bands and an earlier gate to boot!

The Walla-Pa-Looza 2011 Main Stage Lineup

Nemesis Theory

Nemesis Theory
Local Hard Rockers (2:30 – 4:00)
Frank Bang and The Secret Stash

Frank Bang & The Secret Stash
Former Buddy Guy Guitarist and National Recording Artist (4:30 – 6:00)
The Uncle Sam Band

Uncle Sam Band
Current and Classic Rock, has opened for many National acts (6:30 – 8:30)

And finally, headlining the Walla-Pa-Looza 2011 Main Stage …

Bad Medicine - The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band

Bad Medicine – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band!

We are going to rock Johnsburg a little harder this year. Village President Ed Hettermann will be receiving a few more complaints than last year but what the hell – its for charity right?

We will have our second stage again this year as well – as we found it was a great success and was a great way for us to fill our opening slot this year. This stage features a competition for high school bands to showcase their talent and have the opportunity to win cash prizes, recording time – and play on the main stage at Walla-Pa-Looza 2012.   Huey Long was last years Battle of the Bands winner. For more information on the participants in this years Battle, checkout our Walla-Pa-Looza 2011 Battle of the Bands page.

Please make sure to welcome the 2011 bands to our family by checking them out if they are playing locally and make sure to become a fan of the new bands on Facebook.

Grab your parachute pants, your Vans and your friends. This is going to be a good one.

See you on July 30th.


P.S. Our headliner appeared on WGN Morning News a few years ago. Checkout this video clip for a taste of whats in store for this years event.


  • Great news! Really going to be a fantastic time!

    Comment by Vickie — May 2, 2011 @ 9:56 am

  • AWESOME!!! This years bands will be really rockin’! Can hardly wait!!

    Comment by Suzy — May 2, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

  • I am looking forward to the show.

    Comment by Patrick — May 5, 2011 @ 10:50 am