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Lincoln building concert to be rescheduled

Switchback – Marty McCormick and Brian Fitzgerald – will reschedule their concert at the historic H.I. Lincoln Building.
Switchback – Marty McCormick and Brian Fitzgerald – will reschedule their concert at the historic H.I. Lincoln Building.

FRANKLIN GROVE – The two-show concert featuring Switchback in the historic H.I. Lincoln Building is being rescheduled because one of the musicians broke his leg.

The building is closed for remodeling work, but it was going to be reopen briefly for the Nov. 23 concert with award-winning duo Marty McCormick and Brian FitzGerald, who broke his tibia.

A new date is being worked out but is difficult due to the group’s international travel schedule, which includes Italy, Scandinavia, Ireland and Costa Rica, according to a news release.

Updates likely will be available on the group’s Facebook page, where well-wishes also can be posted.

Switchback’s connection to the building dates back to a musical friendship with the late Jack Kelley, who was part of the 1995 restoration.

Some of the remodeling work at the building at 136 N. Elm St. includes installing new windows, cleaning and repainting, as well as constructing a new boardwalk.

It will reopen as the Lincoln Highway Interpretive Center under new management, and souvenirs will be upgraded and expanded. The lineup of music shows will be announced at a later date.

Built in 1860 as a dry goods store by a cousin of Abraham Lincoln, the building has served a variety of uses over the last 135 years.

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