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The Jimmys return to open season

Schedule released for this year’s acts

MOUNT MORRIS – The Jimmys, an award-winning blues band from Wisconsin, will return to open the Friday Night Campus Concert series June 6 at the band shell downtown.

Bandleader Jimmy Voegeli brings his eight-piece powerhouse outfit to the local stage as part of the band’s Midwest tour in support of their latest release, “HaDaYa Do That Thing LIVE!”.

Concessions will begin at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7.

The 2014 Friday Night Campus Concert schedule is: June 6, The Jimmys; June 13, Destination Unknown; June 20, Illinois Rail; June 27, Dave Warkins & Country Standard Tyme; July 11, Jim Kanas, Randy Sabien & Company; July 18, Gaelic Fury; July 25, Lance Brown & Friends; Aug. 1, Lyle Grobe & the Rhythm Ramblers; and Aug. 8, June’s Got the Cash.

A Community Arts & Humanities grant for $3,400 was awarded by Community Foundation of Northern Illinois to the Mount Morris Friday Night Campus Concert Committee to help fund this year’s events.

The Rockford Area Arts Council has also contributed by awarding a Community Arts Access grant for $1,300.

Donations from local businesses and community businesses also help with the costs of the concert series. 

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