Open AOP weekend with First Fridays

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MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris Bandshell Concert Season is completed, Oregon’s Autumn on Parade weekend is ready to launch, and in between First Fridays at the Pinecrest Grove Theater on Oct. 6 is a great entertainment opportunity.
As usual the musician sign-up will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. The sound system will be engineered by Harold Harrison who also does the PAG performances and a number of the shows at the Band Shell. Also, seating capacity in the Theatre at the Pinecrest Grove Community Center in Mount Morris has been increased to guarantee First Friday’s a good seat.
The musical format will remain unchanged. After the individual performances, all of the musicians will gather on stage for a jam session to wrap up the evening’s festivities
Talented musicians from across Northern Illinois, and often neighboring states, appear on a regular basis. The music often described as New Folk or Americana is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, folk, mountain soul, gospel, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above. Instruments are all acoustic and a professional sound system is supplied. Participation is encouraged so bring your instrument and join the show, or kick back and listen to the music. Admission is by free will donation.  Bring a friend and enjoy a great evening.
First Fridays is a part of Northern Illinois’ Friday night music scene along with 2nd Fridays in Lanark, 3rd Fridays in Franklin Grove, a new 4th Friday at the Dixon Senior Center, and special 5th Friday (when they occur) shows in Franklin Grove.
Pinecrest Grove Community Center is located six blocks south of IL Rte 64 on McKendrie Street in Mount Morris. There is ample parking in the parking lot on the northside of PGCC, plus an overflow lot on the west side of PGCC. The building is completely handicap accessible.

Caption: Denny Jacobs of Byron has become a fan favorite at First Fridays with virtuoso guitar style and a voice that transform to be a perfect fit for any of the many songs in his widely varied repertoire.  


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