MOUNT MORRIS – Local Classic Rock and Blues Band, Bootleg Flyers will be reuniting to perform at the Mount Morris Jamboree on the Band Shell from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.
Co-founders, Kevin Remrey and Larry Ubben have performed together
since 1984’s Nuclear Mushroom’s all too brief, but well received lifespan
and have been part of all sorts of boogie bands, including the Rami Hall of Fame award-winning Blues Hawks and DVS. Kevin plays lead guitar, with Larry on rhythm guitar,
both providing lead and backing vocals.
Pastor Doc Newcomb drives the Flyers groove with unparalleled style and finesse on the drums. Doc has previously performed with Pastors of Disaster and also sits in with Dan's band, Goin' Postal.
Dan Elsasser sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar. Dan and Kevin also currently perform in the acoustic duet and sometimes electric band Goin Postal. Mount Morris Alum, Jeff Elbel sat in on the last few Flyers gigs, providing excellent Bass Guitar and backing vocals, so we've brought him on board to fill the shoes of original member Dave Weinberg, who's up and moved to Oklahoma. Jeff has performed with a multitude of bands over the years, most notably Ping, which will hopefully be releasing their new album, Three Finger Opera before the end of the year.
Concessions for the evening will be provided by local salon, Polished Hair and Nails, who will be serving BBQ sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks starting at 6 p.m. Profits will be donated to a local organization. The Below Zero ice cream shop across the street from the Campus will also be open that evening. The Encore! Art Gallery on the first floor of Old Sandstone will be featuring a new show by regional Artists that night from 6- 9:30 p.m. and several straw sculptures will still be on display around the Campus as well.
Come early and visit the Mount Morris Community Farmers Market, open every Friday through October from 4-7 p.m., located in the bank parking lot at the corner of Wesley Ave. and Rt. 64. Please bring a blanket or a chair, or enjoy the new benches and join the fun on our beautiful, historic campus in the center of Mount Morris. If you have any questions about any of these events, call event organizer Larry Ubben at 815-973-6786.