The Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Summerfest Concert & Garden Party with Corky Siegel at St. Augustine's Church at 1140 Wilmette Ave. on Friday evening, July 11, 2014. |
Join us for an incredible evening of music, entertainment and family fun at this new Friday evening event! The annual Wilmette Summerfest will kick off celebrations on Friday, July 11 at 7:30 PM with a Concert and Garden Party with artist, Corky Siegel.
The Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber welcomes you to enjoy pre-concert festivities at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Events start with a garden party in St. Augustine's courtyard at 6pm. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer in a beautiful setting with live music. Explore music-making by participating in a free instrument petting zoo provided by William Harris Lee & Company and be amazed at performances by students from the Music Institute of Chicago.
The Corky Siegel concert will be held in the church starting at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:00pm for general admission.
About The Artist
Audiences don't merely like it, they love it. - The Banff Centre - Canada
Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music. In 1966, Corky Siegel did just that with the help of world renown Classical Maestro Seiji Ozawa who came into a famed Chicago Blues club discovered the blues harmonica virtuoso and suggested a collaboration. Guiding the blues of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John's and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and beyond, the harmonica-playing mad scientist had the tuxedo-and-gown crowd on its feet, clamoring for more of this blues-classical alchemy. These days, the harmonica virtuoso and composer is continent-hopping with Indian percussion and string quartet in Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, continuing to bring classical and blues fans shoulder-to-shoulder, and obliterating musical categorization in the process.
Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce: www.wilmettechamber.org
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church: http://www.staschurch.org/Corky Siegel : http://www.chamberblues.com/presenters/cb_about.html
Music Institute of Chicago: https://www.musicinst.org/
William Harris Lee & Co.: http://www.whlee.com/
|Friday Jul 11, 2014 6:00 PM - Friday Jul 11, 2014 9:00 PM | $20.00 - $50.00
St. Augustine's Church (View)
1140 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|