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Jimmys return to Mt. Morris Jamboree Sept. 8

Wisconsin’s premier Blues Band, The Jimmys, will make their return to the Reckmeyer Band Shell on Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. to close the Mt. Morris Jamboree’s 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 the free Friday night Mt. Morris Jamboree for a two-hour performance 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,” said event organizer Larry Ubben. 

Award-winning keyboardist, singer, and songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran guitarist, singer, and 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,” Ubben said. “Get yourself to this next performance and see what everyone’s hollerin’ about.”

Concessions for the evening will be provided by local salon, Polished Hair and Nails, who will serve barbecue 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 benches will fill up fast as this band always sets a record attendance. 

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.

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