Thursday, June 20, 2013

Carus Mansion Concerts

This summer, the Hegeler Carus Mansion is expanding their Ravinia-styled Summer Sunset Concerts.  They have musicians booked on Friday evenings from June 14 through Labor Day weekend, concluding with the Music in the Air outdoor music festival on Saturday, August 31.

The Summer Sunset Concerts and the Music in the Air festival will be held outdoors on the west lawn in the newly constructed gazebo and gardens on the west lawn of the Hegeler Carus Mansion.  There will be a great variety of musical styles from Classic Rock, to Bluegrass, to Country, showcasing the very best in local musicians.

Like all of their events, the concerts will raise funds for the restoration of the Hegeler Carus Mansion and the Julius W. Hegeler I Home which will ultimately be a Center for Community Enrichment.  When completed, the Hegeler Center will offer more classes, lectures, concerts and event space to benefit our community.

In past years, the annual outdoor concerts have had between 75 and 600 attendees.  Expectations are to build upon the momentum created last year when attendance grew due to the consistency of having concerts every Friday instead of just twice a season.  The variety of music offered this year is very exciting.

All Concerts will start at 7 pm; however, guests are encouraged to arrive any time after 5:30 pm to enjoy a picnic on the grounds. (Just a friendly Uptown reminder that we offer carry-outs... order ahead and grab your to-go meal from us on your way to the show!)

Please call their office at (815) 224-5895 for more information, or view a list of upcoming performances and events on their website. You can also follow them on Facebook.

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