Encore! Mt.Morris – Jam Fest 2017 on 9/23 !

Saturday, September 23, 2017

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A. O. & C. to Open Jam Fest in Mt. Morris, September 23rd

The first annual Encore! Mt. Morris Jam Fest will feature an afternoon of live music, tasty food, local artisan businesses and family fun on the historic Mt. Morris campus, Saturday, September 23rd.

Beginning at 1 pm on the bandshell, three of the top bluegrass musicians in the Chicago area, Rob Anderlik, Pat Otto and Mike Church will play a 90-minute set. This group of gifted players first met at a late night jam session and felt a deep musical connection from the moment they played together. Even better, they discovered they shared a wide range of musical interests, ranging from Southern and Classic Rock, Blues, Swing, Jazz Standards, Cinematic Instrumentals, Folk Music and of course, Bluegrass. They formed a trio in 2015 and quickly built a reputation as one of the most versatile acoustic bands in the Midwest. Steeped in a variety of musical genres with chops to spare, the trio plays together with great finesse and is capable of switching gears to constantly amaze and impress any audience. Come hear these talented pickers perform a wide variety of favorite tunes on Dobro, Mandolin and Guitar.

2:30-4:00 Aireloom Music Studio & others will be participating in the Campus Jam! There will be several stations for different genres of music. Country, Blues, Rock & More! All musicians are invited to join in and Jam! Bring your instrument, be a part of the fun, come out & watch your community Jam!

4:00-5:00 Ukulele Station America will be on the bandshell with John Lindhorst and the Rock River Strummers, featuring the Ukulele Club Players from Lindblom Math & Science Academy of Chicago.

Discover Market will be open for the afternoon. Cheese and Jam Slam special grilled cheese sandwiches will be featured along with Jen’s Artisan Breads, Triple Cutt Designs, BerryView Orchard, Barker’s Brew Iced Coffee, Cakes by Dolores, Dietrich Ranch, Oregon Soap Shoppe & Green Art, and more!

Bring the whole family, Encore! Mt. Morris has organized this as a super fun, family-friendly day, filled with a little something for everyone! The Kids Play Zone will be open from 2:30-6:00! Kerry Hughes from Living Hope and Aireloom Music Studio, have teamed up to bring you a fun afternoon for the kids. We’ll have bouncy houses, games, & kids music! It’s going to be a great time!

Noon – 6 pm, Old Sandstone Gallery will be open hosting their fifth event of the summer, a juried Fine Art Show. Presenting over 80 works of art on display from 30 artists, several from Mt. Morris and other close-by communities. The gallery is located on the campus, next to the bandshell.

Encore! Mt. Morris is composed of volunteers committed to developing Mt. Morris, IL into a unique, thriving rural and cultural arts destination in northwest Illinois. ENCORE! Mt. Morris is a cultural initiative of the Mt. Morris Economic Development Corp. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Learn more at EncoreMtMorris.com, also on Facebook.

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