Stories from the Big House

09 July 2012

The Hegeler Carus Foundation Announces Music in the Air-Outdoor Music Festival

The Hegeler Carus Foundation will host an outdoor music festival on the Hegeler Carus Mansion Grounds on Saturday, September 15, 2012.  Music in the Air will be modeled after European festivals which feature local musicians.
Bagshot Row-Returns to the Mansion on August 10!
The festival will move through the gardens and grounds during the day with local talent featured in 45 minute concerts. 
The Music in the Air festival will be the closing event in the Music at the Mansion Summer Sunset Concert Series that has been presented on Fridays at 7 pm all summer long.
The final concert of the day will be “Happy Days-Music of the 50’s and 60’s.”  Happy Days will be hosted by Classic Hits 106’s Rock and Roll Wizzard, host of The Wizzard’s Juke Joint for over 30 years.
Bring a picnic and a beach chair- 
We'll see you on the lawn!
The closing concert for the festival will be co-directed by Meridith Donahue and Meagan Zomboracz-Cullinan and will be performs by many of your favorite local musicians. 
Summer Sunset Concerts take place on Friday evenings all summer long outdoors on the Mansion lawn.  Meet up with your friends, have a wonderful time and listen to great music in the Illinois Valley.
The grounds open at 5:30pm, so come early to set up a picnic at your favorite spot on the lawn. The music starts at 7pm and ends after the stars come out.  Or, rent a table for four in our VIP section, and let us set us up a picnic for you, complete with snacks and beverages.
Food and drinks will be for sale at many of the concerts.  Please check our website for current offerings and concert/dining packages for the individual concerts.
The Hegeler Carus Mansion  is located at 1307 Seventh Street, La Salle, IL 61301.  Admission to the Summer Sunset Concerts is $5. Season tickets are available at a discounted rate. Membership information is available at http://www.hegelercarus.org/
Concert Goers enjoying "Last Call"
they return to the Mansion on August 24!
Mark your calendars! 
Upcoming Summer Sunset Concerts leading up to the Music in the Air Festival include:
**No concert on July 13** Please enjoy Lou's Lagratto Concert for a Cause fundraiser at the Peru Airport.
The Henry Torpedo Boys on July 20th
Alex Dittmar on July 27th
Smilin Todd on August 3rd
Bagshot Row on August 10
**No Concert on August 17** Please enjoy the Maud Powell Music Festival in Peru instead!
Last Call-Beach Party on August 24
Al and Jeannie Brown on September 7
Meerkat Mobsters on September 14

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