New schedule for Ogle County First Fridays

Beginning March 4, the First Fridays open stage music shows at the Pinecrest Grove Community Center, 414 S. Wesley St. Mt. Morris, will begin one hour earlier at 6 p.m. Musician sign-up will be moved up to 5:30 p.m.

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 by Kent Anders is supplied. Participation is encouraged so bring your instrument and join the show, or kick back and listen to the music. Admission is by freewill 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 shows in Franklin Grove.

The McKendrie Street Café, directly adjacent to the theatre, features an extensive menu of quality food and beverage.

There is ample parking in the parking lot on the north side of PGCC, plus an overflow lot on the west side of PGCC. The building is completely handicap accessible.

–Ron Colson

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