Chicago tribute band to play Jamboree


MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris Jamboree is pleased to announce the debut appearance of Chicago Tribute Anthology on our band shell stage for a free two-hour concert on Aug.16, from 7-9 p.m. 

In April of 1969, a new rock 'n roll band burst onto the scene garnering nationwide attention. Born in the Midwest and infused with elements of jazz, blues, and Latin influences, the first album by "Chicago Transit Authority," or CTA as they were commonly known, went double platinum. Such hits as “Beginnings,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and “Question 67 & 68” propelled the band to popularity.

Chicago became a dominant force in popular music during the 1970's, producing at least one new album each year. This period was marked by the release of classic songs like “Saturday in the Park,” “Feelin' Stronger Every Day,” and “Old Days,” to name a few.    

CTA brings to life the 'Golden Age' of Chicago by meticulously recreating many of the great songs from the first 11 albums. Members include Tom Anderson, Paul Bata, Terry Geraci, Paul Mabin, Chuck Parrish, Reed Pauley, Dan Peters and John Springbrunn. Enjoy CTA live and experience all of these classic songs.

Concessions for the evening will be provided by the Mount Morris Moose Lodge starting at 6 p.m. Come out to support a good cause and enjoy their famous grilled burgers and pulled pork served with cole slaw, chips, soda, water and brownies.

The Campus will be extra festive that evening as the 4th Annual National Strawsculpting Competition continues, with 10 new sculptures on display all around the south end of the Campus until Aug. 24. The Airbrush Art Show continues at the Encore Old Sandstone Gallery next door until the end of the month, open from 6-9:30 p.m., featuring original works by local Artists and historical displays celebrating the founding of the Mount Morris College. 

Other food and craft vendors will likely be on site as well, including Jen's Artisan Breads, featuring many different varieties of scrumptious fresh baked bread.

 Be sure to come uptown early to visit the Mount Morris Community Farmers Market, open from 4-7 p.m. every Friday through October, located at the corner of Rt.64 and Wesley Avenue. Please bring a blanket or chair, or enjoy the new benches and join the fun on our beautiful, historic campus in the center of Mount Morris, two blocks south of Rt. 64 on Wesley Avenue and enjoy the free rock & roll concert.

In the event of rain, the whole show moves to the Moose Lodge at 101 Moose Drive, at the same times.