Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sweet Sounds On A Summer Afternoon

One of the lesser-known aspects of the Alley of Art show, which will be presented in conjunction with Walkabout: Theater on your Feet, is the music.

Each weekend, there will be a musical group featured outside at Du Page Court under the natural canopy of trees that shades the court.

It's a perfect setting for live music.

Photo: Rory Miller performing at the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival in Michigan, 2007.

We wanted to do this to create a laid-back atmosphere as the artists make, display and sell their artwork to people finishing up the Theatre Walk.

  • August 16 features The Rory Miller Band - an alternative-country, folk, rock quartet - and a finalist in the FameCast competition last year.

  • August 23 features The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Quartet, playing an array a classical favorites.

  • August 30 the third and final Saturday features the Ain't No Nothin' Jazz Band, a seven piece group orginating from Judson Univerity playing traditional jazz.

We'll being doing more in depth features about these groups as we get closer to Walkabout.

In the meantime, you can check out the first group on deck for August 16 - the Rory Miller Band at

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