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Rockin’ Fenderskirts will make debut at Jamboree on June 8

The Rockin' Fenderskirts will make their debut at the Mt. Morris Jamboree on June 8. Photo supplied
The Rockin' Fenderskirts will make their debut at the Mt. Morris Jamboree on June 8. Photo supplied

Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around the Clock to your favorite rock and roll oldies. 

“That’ll be the Day that The Rockin’ Fenderskirts come to town,” said Mt. Morris Jamboree organizer Larry Ubben. “Great Balls of Fire! There’ll be A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On. You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll laugh. You’ll get All Shook Up. Who knows, you might even Twist and Shout.”

Chicago land’s classic oldies rock and roll band, The Rockin’ Fenderskirts, are bringing their brand of good time 50s and 60s Rock and Roll to the Mt. Morris Jamboree for a free two hour concert on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the downtown band shell. 

“This band has been satisfying audiences with their electrifying oldies for over 30 years in the northern Illinois region,” Ubben said. 

With a few changes to the lineup over the years, the band now consists of Jim Matheson on guitar, David Shamrock plays guitar and sings, Rick Barr drives the beat on drums and Rocco Phipps digs good grooves on his stand up bass.

The Leaf River Methodist Church will serve Italian beef sandwiches, chips, drinks, and desserts starting at 6 p.m. 

The Encore! Old Sandstone Art Gallery next door will continue to show artwork from students in the Oregon School District from 6 to 9:30 p.m. 

The whole evening kicks off with the Mt. Morris Community Farmer’s Market, located at the corner of Ill. 64 and Wesley Avenue from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through October.  

“So, get on your happy feet and come join the fun on our beautiful, historic campus in the center of Mt. Morris, two blocks south of Route 64 on Wesley Avenue and be ready to have a rocking good time!” Ubben said.

In the event of inclement weather, the Jamboree will be at the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, 101 Moose Drive.