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Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket to headline Champaign Music Festival

An “All-Star” lineup is set to hit the Champaign Music Festival on July 11th this year. Toad the Wet Sprocket had a number of hits in the 90’s and reunited in 2013 to put out a record that hit #97 on the US Top 200. They’re probably best known for 1991’s album fear, which ended up becoming a platinum seller.

Smash Mouth are also performing. It’s difficult to explain their popularity or how they have managed to record six albums — two of which are platinum sellers. The band, which Guy Fieri’s aesthetic is loosely based off of, has been featured in films such as the Shrek franchise and Geoffrey Rush’s finest work, Mystery Men. If, after that, you’re still doubting Smash Mouth’s credentials, well, you might as well be walkin’ on the sun.

More from the release from Champaign Park District:

The Champaign Park District announces the rebirth of the Champaign Music Festival, returning to the heart of Downtown Champaign, to take place Saturday, July 11. The event will feature nationally-recognized musicians, as well as tremendously talented local acts that will perform between 6pm-midnight.

Headlining the event is Multi-Platinum and Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Smash Mouth. Well-known for their 1997 hit “Walkin’ on the Sun” off their major-label debut “Fush Yu Mang” and follow-up album “Astrolounge” featuring three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby,”), this band is back with their new vibrant CD “MAGIC”.

Preceding Smash Mouth will be the nationally-recognized band Toad the Wet Sprocket. While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong,” and “Fall Down,” new fans will also be well familiar with their new hits such as “California Wasted.”

See Toad the Wet Sprocket and Smash Mouth for free at the Champaign Music Festival, presented by the Champaign Park District in Downtown Champaign on July 11. For more information, visit

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