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First Fridays music in Mt. Morris

Published: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:50 p.m. CDT

The First Fridays open stage music show will be held on Friday, March 3 at Pinecrest Grove Theater, Mt. Morris.  

In keeping with the new schedule initiated last summer, the show will begin at 6 p.m.  

Musician sign-up will be a half hour earlier than last season at 5:30 p.m.  

Also, the seating capacity in the theatre at the Pinecrest Grove Community Center in Mt. Morris has been increased to guarantee First Friday’s fans 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.

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 an instrument and join the show, or kick back and listen to the music. 

Admission is by free will donation. Bring a friend and enjoy the evening.

First Fridays is a part of northern Illinois’ Friday night music scene along with Second Fridays in Lanark, Third Fridays in Franklin Grove, Fourth Fridays at the Dixon Senior Center, and special Fifth Friday (when they occur) shows in Franklin Grove.

The McKendrie Street Café, directly adjacent to the theatre, features an extensive menu.

Pinecrest Grove Community Center is six blocks south of Ill. 64 on McKendrie Avenue in Mt. Morris.  

Ample parking is available in the lot on the northside of PGCC, plus an overflow lot on the west side.  

The building is completely handicapped accessible.

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