Rock the Farm 2019, a concert to benefit Easterseals Central Illinois, will be held Friday, August 9 at Mackinaw Valley Winery.  Headlining the stage are The Way Down Wanders, acclaimed as number one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone Magazine 2019 and the hometown band that has fans from around the world taking notice.  Special guest, Chicago Farmer, joins the lineup with stories and folk tunes that entertain and delight.  Jeni B That Folkin’ Girl & Friends will open the night.  Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site.  For tickets and more information visit

Team Alex is excited to host their sixth annual Rock the Farm Benefit Concert.  Mackinaw Valley Winery, with its scenic view and central location, complements the musicians and the guests’ experience while raising money designated for Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) at Easterseals Central Illinois.  CVI is the leading cause of visual impairment in infants and toddlers today.  Easterseals Central Illinois will be continuing to champion awareness and intervention by growing the program with funds raised by this event, along with donations made directly to Easterseals Central Illinois/CVI Program.

Team Alex, hosts of Rock the Farm, is 12-year-old Alex Camacho’s family.  Alex has multiple disabilities, including Cortical Visual Impairment.  He has benefited greatly from the care and love he has received at Easterseals Central Illinois.  The annual event is dedicated to the mission of helping children like Alex cope with disabilities and challenges to attain empowerment and inclusion.