MOUNT MORRIS – Wisconsin's premier Blues Band, The Jimmys make their triumphant return to the Mount Morris Band Shell on Sept. 8 to close our 2017 season.
One of the hottest tickets on the summer festival circuit and recent recipients of four more Madison Area Music Awards, Jimmy and his stellar group bring their high energy show back to our free Friday night Mount Morris Jamboree for a two hour performance starting at 7 p.m. to support their latest cd, Hot Dish.
The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter brings an authentic blues sound; Chris Sandoval drives the band with some mighty drumming; John Wartenweiler ties it up with powerful bass lines and a deep groove. The Amateur Horn Stars – Pete Ross, Saxophone; Darren Sterud, trombone; and Mike Boman, trumpet – combine 50-plus years' experience touring the world, playing with Clyde Stubblefield, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Davina and the Vagabonds, Youngblood Brass Band, B.B. King and his All Stars, and many others.
With multiple awards under their belts, and a growing legion of fans, the band will give everyone a good time to remember for a good long time.
Concessions for the evening will be provided by local salon, Polished Hair and Nails, who will serve BBQ sandwiches, chips, cookies, water and soda starting at 6 p.m. All profits from their sales will be donated to Village of Progress
Be sure to arrive early to get a good spot for the night and remember to bring a chair or blanket as the new benches will fill up fast as this band always sets a record attendance for our program. A great show by regional artists will be in the Gallery next door, several straw sculptures will still be on the Campus and extra craft vendors will be on site that evening as well. Come join the fun on our beautiful, historic campus in the center of Mount Morris, two blocks south of Rt. 64 on Wesley Ave and be ready to dance and have a rollicking good time!