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Music at the Mansion - Entertainment with the Stars

Tue June 15, 2021


DeKalb, IL- The first 2021 concert at the beautiful Ellwood House Museum 'Music at the Mansion-Entertainment with the Stars' will take place Wednesday, June 23. This will be the ”Rat Pack at the Mansion" tribute show featuring the Frank Rossi Band and singer Tommy Panici. 

This “Rat Pack” tribute Band includes many of the songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. The band leader is Frank Rossi, a professional entertainer from Chicago. Frank is considered to be Mr. Entertainer in the regional entertainment industry. The lead singer is Tommy Panici who can touch the hearts of many with his romantic selections. The band plays a touch of love songs with some favorite show tunes to create their own special style. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. The main show act starts at 7:00 PM.

The opening act will be a special 'Fashion Show' for the great looks of summer for women. Presented by Lizzy's Pink Boutique in downtown Sycamore, this fashionable showcase will offer trendy outfits for summer. According to Ms. Lizzy, "A woman’s wardrobe is her opportunity to stand out and make a lasting first impression. The shoppe offers the styles women want at the prices ladies love. Because beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, ladies will discover that “Lizzy's Pink Boutique doesn’t just sell clothes, they sell confidence." The opening act starts at 6:30 PM.

There will also be a mini 'Classic Car Show', featuring some past car show winners.
There will be refreshments available to purchase. A nice selection of beers and wines to purchase hosted by Fatty’s Pub and Grille in DeKalb. New this year will be an opportunity to purchase food from Big D's Hotdogs.

These concerts are free and are family-friendly. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the start to the 2021 season. Limited parking is available at the Ellwood House Museum (420 Linden Place). The main parking lot is located at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (615 N 1st ST).

The June 23rd concert will honor the DeKalb Rotary and DeKalb ELKS Lodge #765. The Rotary is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in DeKalb. The DeKalb ELKS are kicking off their fundraising for the new "DeKalb Veterans Memorial'.

Music at the Mansion concert summer series is sponsored by: 'The Irving Family Foundation'. The June 23 concert is sponsored in part by FunME Events-Michael Embrey Productions. All concerts are sponsored and paid for by local businesses, organizations, and families to provide free entertainment and make DeKalb a little ‘Paradise in the Country’.

Music at the Mansion is a community entertainment project and is supported by DeKalb Park District, Ellwood House Association, City of DeKalb, and FunME Events.
For more information contact:  Ellwood House  — 815-756-4609
or FunME Events -  Michael Embrey 815-756-1263                                                        Ellwood Mansion - 509 North First Street - DeKalb, IL        
Pre-show events:  6:30 - Main Show 7:00 PM