The next concert at the beautiful Ellwood House Museum Music at the Mansion-Entertainment with the Stars in DeKalb (IL) will take place Wednesday, August 4th. This will be the Jazz at the Mansion tribute show featuring the talented big band Jazz in Progress.
Jazz in Progress is a local DeKalb county music ensemble. The organization was formed for musical, charitable, and educational purposes to support its mission to advance the appreciation, performance, and history of jazz music and its related genres. Their musical program will include selections of big band standards, well-known jazz tunes and will feature both instrumental and vocal soloists. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. The main show act starts at 7:00 PM
Due to a last-minute cancellation of the opening act that was scheduled for tonight, a new opening act has agreed to appear. The new opening act this evening is Bend In the Road.
Bend In the Road (aka Dave Balika & Friends) is a local folk group specializing in instrumental old-time folk tunes. This entertaining musical ensemble features Dave Balika on hammered dulcimer, Lynn Hanson on flute and pennywhistle, Jon Ball on guitar, and Denny Vaupel on bass. This extremely talented includes professional musicians and music teachers. The opening act starts at 6:30 PM.
These concerts offer some of northern Illinois’ best entertainment, Ravinia style without the drive. There will be refreshments available to purchase. A nice selection of craft beers and wines to purchase hosted by Fatty’s Pub and Grille in DeKalb. There will be an opportunity to purchase food from Big D’s Hotdogs.
All Music at the Mansion concerts are free and are very family-friendly. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Parking is available near the Ellwood Mansion (off Linden Place) as well as the Clinton Rosette school and Congregational United Church of Christ parking lots.
The August 4th concert will be honoring the local Lions club, noting their great charitable work.
Music at the Mansion summer concert series is sponsored by: The Irving Family Foundation. The August 4th concert is sponsor in-part by: FunME Events Travel and Entertainment.
All concerts are sponsored and paid for by local businesses, organizations, and families to provide free entertainment and make DeKalb that little ‘Paradise in the Country’.
Music at the Mansion is a community entertainment project and is supported by DeKalb Park District, Ellwood House Association, City of DeKalb, and FunME Events.
For more information contact:
Ellwood House – Brian Reis – 815-756-4609 or FunME Events – Michael Embrey (Event Producer) 815-756-1263.
Ellwood Mansion – 509 North First Street, DeKalb, IL.
Pre-show events: 6:30 – Main Show 7:00 PM
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