Welcome to Bonifest 2013!! This year marks the 29th Annual Bonifest, which will take place on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 of Memorial Day weekend. Bonifest has always been a major community event and significant fundraiser for the St. Boniface Parish. It has become known as the traditional "kick-off" to summer in the area. Edwardsville, Illinois is home to St. Boniface Catholic Church and it is one of the fastest growing communities in the St. Louis Metro East area. St. Boniface is located at the intersection of Vandalia and Buchanan Streets in Edwardsville.
Bonifest 2013 will feature many of its previous activities such as the 14th Annual 5k Run for Bonifest, great food, drink, games, and music. We are also excited about our "Main Stage" venue that will highlight the crowd pleasing music of the bands "Kim Massie", "Dirty Muggs", and "DrZhivegas".
Dr. Zhivegas, pronounced Doctor-zhi-vegas, is one
of the most sought out dance and rock acts in the United
States, performing over 200 shows a year. DR Z is the
intersection of a hard pop dance-floor rock-show! A
Dr. Zhivegas show is a multimedia nonstop dance party
event. Using the latest technology, incorporating
(optional) video back drops, lighting and pyro effects,
Dr. Zhivegas brings a larger than life concert experience
to your private event. Your audience will always be
dancing as the live sets segue seamlessly into the DJ
breaks and back to the live show. Always rocking,
always compelling. always playing your favorite song.
Love Me Leave Me plays a wide variety of over 50 covers from the 90's to today, with a concentration on modern rock. This band prides themselves on stage presence and has the crowd involved at every show! As part of the Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands competition, Love Me Leave Me competed at Splash City in Collinsville, IL defeating 7 other area teen bands to advance to the regional competition in Champaign, IL. They emerged as regional champions and will be competing at the Illinois State Fair on August 18 for the state title. This group of kids is dedicated to their community and has played many charitable events, including four shows for Relay for Life. This band practices hard- once a week during the school year and twice a week in the summer. They are dedicated to bringing you a performance you won't forget!