Music at the Mansion to Feature Mr. Myers Band


On Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 P.M. the Ellwood House Museum will welcome the Mr. Myers Band back to DeKalb for Margaritaville at the Mansion. This is the fifth installment of the seven-part Music at the Mansion summer concert series, presented by the Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb Park District, FunME Events, and Kishwaukee Fest. A pre-show performance by Hawaiian-themed group the Wacky Keys, will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the front of the historic Ellwood mansion. Margaritaville at the Mansion is open to the public and free to attend.

The Mr. Myers Band was a mainstay of college band entertainment in the 80’s and 90’s around Northern Illinois University. The band plays “Caribbean Rock”- a mixture of reggae, soca/calypso, beach music, and their own originals. In the band’s 37 year history they have played thousands of shows ranging from clubs to festivals and park districts to corporate and private events. The magic of Mr. Myers’ tropical sound comes from leader/founder Todd Donnelly’s steel drums and percussion. Their unique musical mix includes rock, jazz, Latin and of course Caribbean music. The band has an energetic upbeat sound that has thrilled audiences young and old. Mr. Myers has played from St. Thomas to Las Vegas with many fun stops in between.

Concert attendees are welcome to bring food and are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the mansion’s front lawn. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase by Fatty’s Catering of DeKalb. The concert is sponsored by the Michael Coghlan Law Firm.

The Music at the Mansion series features performances on select Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. All concerts are open to the public and 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  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.

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