Jamboree opens July 2 in Mount Morris


MOUNT MORRIS – The Mt. Morris Jamboree is pleased to welcome back the 60's tribute band, Shindig for their performance at the band shell on July 2, starting at 7 p.m.

Shindig presents a tribute to the 60's and always delivers a trip back to the greatest and most diverse decade of Rock and Roll music. Covering over 90 different bands from that period of time where music told the story of an entire generation – early 60's, British Invasion, Psychedelic, pop, girl groups, Woodstock ... are all part of the show.

Tom Rychter and Tom Benson play guitars and sing, John Murphy plays bass, Sharman Strode sings and Mark Lega plays drums and sings. Everyone fortunate to see their performances here in years past will readily attest to the excitement this band brings to the stage. 

The Ogle County Pork Producers will be serving their famous butterfly pork chop sandwiches with chips and drinks starting at 6 p.m. as part of the opening night of the three day Let Freedom Ring Festival. The Jonas Fultz Memorial Car Show and Cruise will be happening on the North end of the Campus that night, starting at 5 p.m.

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

In the event of rain, the whole show moves to the Pinecrest Grove Community Center, located at 500 Evergreen Ln., 7 blocks south of Rt. 64 on McKendrie St. at the same times.