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Music at the Mansion - Entertainment with the Stars

Mon July 26, 2021

DeKalb, IL- The next concert at the beautiful Ellwood House Museum 'Music at the Mansion-Entertainment with the Stars' in DeKalb (IL) will take place Wednesday, July 28th. This will be the ”Salsa at the Mansion" tribute show featuring the talented "Salsa del Norte" band. 

Salsa del Notre was founded in August 2016, and strives to push the boundaries of Latin American musical traditions, covering and fusing together everything from Salsa and Latin Jazz to Son, Cha-Cha-Cha, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaeton, and other modern and traditional styles with the hope of helping celebrate the diverse cultures that have contributed to this vibrant genre of music. Their debut album, Lienzos, demonstrates this wide variety of influences while making them all feel connected at their roots and paying tribute to the groundwork laid by the innovation of the many musicians and their respective traditions that came before them. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. The main show act starts at 7:00 PM

Opening Act will feature an extremely talented, Wings & A Prayer Dixieland bandThis lively musical ensemble is a DeKalb-based group and includes professional musicians and music teachers. The band is led by John D Smith, Big-Band leader and former music teacher from the DeKalb music system.  The opening act starts at 6:30 PM.  

These concerts offer some of northern Illinois' best entertainment, Ravinia style without the drive. There will be refreshments available to purchase. A nice selection of craft beers and wines to purchase hosted by Fatty’s Pub and Grille in DeKalb. There will be an opportunity to purchase food from Big D's Hotdogs.

These concerts are free and are very family-friendly. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Parking is available near the Ellwood Mansion (off Linden Place) as well as the Clinton Rosette school and Congregational United Church of Christ parking lots.

The July 28th concert will be honoring the local DeKalb/Sycamore chapters of the 'Kiwanis'. The DeKalb Kiwanis is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.

Music at the Mansion summer concert series is sponsored by: 'The Irving Family Foundation'. The July 28th concert is sponsored in-part by: Fatty's Pub and Big-D Dogs.
All concerts are sponsored and paid for by local businesses, organizations, and families to provide free entertainment and make DeKalb that 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 - Brian Reis  — 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