Music at the Mansion



Is the opening Music Group of this year’s ‘Music at the Mansion’ Concert Series


On Wednesday, starting June 13 at 7:00 P.M., the Ellwood House Museum. FunMe Events and Kishwaukee Fest will present ‘Broadway at the Mansion,’ the first installment of the seven-part ‘Music at the Mansion’ summer concert series. The 90 minute performance is open to the public and free to attend.

The high energy Mary J Harris Trio, fronted by jazz vocalist Mary J Harris and featuring drummer Bob DeVita and pianist Bob Rub III, will perform a variety of jazz standards from the great American Broadway songbook. The concert will take place on the front porch of the historic Ellwood mansion, with seating available on the front lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and food. Beverages, such as: beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase by Fatty’s Catering of DeKalb. ‘Broadway at the Mansion’ is sponsored by DeKalb County Online.

The ‘Music at the Mansion’ series will feature performances from a variety of genres on select Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. All concerts will begin at 7:00 P.M. at the front of the mansion and are free to attend. For the complete series schedule or for more information, please visit or call 815-756-4609.

The Ellwood House Museum is located at 509 North First Street in DeKalb. On-site parking at the museum is limited. Guests are encouraged to utilize legal street parking near the museum or the public lots just a few blocks away in downtown DeKalb. The museum is operated by the nonprofit Ellwood House Association in conjunction with the DeKalb Park District.

Additional Mansion Concerts:
June 27 – POPS at the Mansion – US Navy Pops Band – Salute to the Military Concert – Sponsored by Ellwood House Mansion
July 11 – Blues at the Mansion – Johnny and the Boomers – Sponsored by Claesson Carpet Cleaning
July 25 – Rat-Pack Tribute at the Mansion – Sponsored by Joseph Koch Family 
Aug. 1 – Margaritaville at the Mansion – Mr. Myers Band – Sponsored by Michael Coghlan Law Firm 
Aug. 5 – Ellwood Family Social
Aug. 15 – Big Band at the Mansion – Jazz in Progress – Sponsored by Bill Finucane Family 

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