Country singer Rodney Atkins performing at homecoming

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Country singer Rodney Atkins will perform in Grange Grove prior to the homecoming game against Wisconsin on Oct. 24.

Atkins will be one of the musical acts that will perform that day. According to a press release issued by the University athletics department, Grange Grove will open at 7 a.m. for free tailgating. A live performance from The Feudin’ Hillbillys and other family-friendly activities will begin at 11 a.m.

The Fighting Illini drumline will perform at noon, right before the Fighting Illini Walk through the middle of the Grove at 12:15. Atkins is scheduled to perform from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m.