‘Tinker with Music’ finale features acoustic folk/pop artist Ron Rawhoof

Staff Report

Acoustic folk/pop artist Ron Rawhoof will be featured in the final concert of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens’ “Tinker with Music” free summer outdoor concert series Sunday, Aug. 28.

The free concert will start at 6 p.m. on the museum grounds, 411 Kent St.

After a gift of a guitar from his father one Christmas (when he hinted for a clarinet!) resulted in his taking to it like it was a basic survival need — like air, water or food — Rawhoof had to make up his own tuning because there was no one around to show him the basics.

The audience is encouraged to bring beach chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy food prepared and served by the Thunder Bay Grille while listening to the music. The Tinker Museum Gift Shop will be open during the concert and a “sample” tour of the entry level of the cottage will be available following the concert.

For more details, call Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens at (815) 964-2424 or visit tinkercottage.org.

From the Aug. 24-30, 2011, issue

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