The New Heartaches to play Mt. Morris June 28


MT. MORRIS — Vintage honky tonk country band, The New Heartaches, make their debut at the Mt. Morris Jamboree for a free concert from 7-9 p.m. on June 28. Band leader, David Huizenga, has been here twice before with his classic rock band, Generation, and now brings a completely different outfit specializing in playing classic country honky tonk music. Sounding like what you would find in a dive bar or dance hall in Nashville, the New Heartaches play classic tunes from Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens to more recent artists like Dwight Yoakum, Marty Stuart and George Strait. So come on uptown and kick up your heels to the big bottom sound of Michael "Q" Quiroz, our guns on the drums Theresa Drda, the guitar stylings of Tony Wittrock, the purty vocals of Dave Huizenga, and Kary Ream,  the unforgettable fiddling and voice of Emily Albright, and tickling the ivories isPaul Mally.

The Mt. Morris Senior and Community Center will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, brats with all the fixings, along with chips and drinks. 

Just 4 Fun Ice Cream will be there, too. All starting at 6 p.m. Ewe and Me Acres will have a fresh produce stand with a variety of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, jams, jellies and dog treats on the campus along with other craft and plant vendors, from 5-8 p.m. 

On either side of the band shell, The Student Art Show has its final showing in the Sandstone Encore Art Gallery, and the new location of the Mt. Morris Historical Museum in the newly renovated College Hall will both be open during the concert. 

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 Illinois Route 64 on Wesley Avenue and enjoy the free country honky tonk concert.