UPDATE: Route 66 Drive-In Moves Documentary Screening

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UPDATE – The Route 66 Drive-In's showing of “The Incident at Kickapoo Creek” will be moved to Thursday, June 25 due to rain concerns.

RC Raycraft's documentary about a rock festival that took place in Heyworth in 1970 will be shown alongside The Big Lebowski as a double bill.

Movies should start around sundown, and more information will be available through the Route 66 Drive-In Facebook page.
HEYWORTH – While many have heard the story of Woodstock, director RC Raycraft is telling the story of another rock festival that took place in Heyworth, Illinois.

The event is known to those who attended and remember it as “The Incident at Kickapoo Creek.” The film shares the same name. This rock festival took place in 1970 on Memorial Day Weekend in Heyworth, Illinois. According to the film's site, the festival was promoted by farmer Dave Lewis.

He decided to hold his own festival on the grounds of his 320-acre farm. Acts spanned from local performers to big name acts. They included: REO Speedwagon, BB King and Michael McDonald (who later joined the Doobie Brothers) among the around 30 acts in attendance.

Raycraft's documentary focuses on the reactions from the community and the culture of the music festival.

The film is currently on tour in Illinois and has appeared at the Normal Theater in Normal, Illinois.

Tonight on Saturday, June 13, the film will be shown at Heyworth Park across the creek from where the original festival took place. General admission may arrive starting at 7 PM. The film and other activities begin at 8 PM.

Another screening will take place at the Route 66 Drive-In in Springfield, Illinois on Thursday, June 18.  The film will start at sundown. Route 66 Drive-In is located at 1700 Recreation Drive in Springfield, Illinois.

More information about the film can be found at www.kickapoocreekmovie.com. For more information about the Springfield screening, call the Route 66 Drive-In at 217-546-8881.

(Image provided by RC Raycraft.)

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