Long Grove Arts & Music Council
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Season 2012 - Summer Concert Series

July 8th  

Occidental Gypsy

Occidental Gypsy

Occidental Gypsy’s unique approach to pop, jazz, and dance music stems from the influence of Gypsy Swing founders, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The members of the group possess a deep knowledge and reverence for the Gypsy style and are honored to bring their music to the audiences who share their enthusiasm.

July 15th  

Lil' Ed's

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

The Washington Post describes Lil' Ed's music as “contagious wildness.” The Philadelphia Inquirer expresses it as “raucous and hugely entertaining.” But no matter how you describe it, Lil’ Ed’s seriously inspired music will take you on a fast trip from your chair to your feet.

July 22nd  

Corky Siegel & The Chamber Blues

Is it blues, is it classical with a bit of folk added? Gritty Chicago blues, folk and classical chamber music might not seem like a match made in Heaven - until you hear composer and harmonica virtuoso Corky Siegel bring them together. Back for their second visit to Long Grove.  
July 29th


Rory Block

"Rory Block has become one of the world's most important preservers of the roots of American music.. she has become a national treasure in the form of an uncompromising mature blues artist."
- Guitar Extra

August 5th  

Vance Gilbert

Vance Gilbert

For years, Vance Gilbert has been taking audiences across the country by storm. And according to a review in the Fort Worth Star, Vance brings "... the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god..." In other words, we couldn't be more pleased to introduce Vance
to Long Grove.

August 12th  

The Special Consensus

The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band

Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass band in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every music lover. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people love bluegrass.

August 19th  

Krista Detor

Krista Detor

The reviews from around the world are glowing and we are excited to welcome a such a terrific singer/songwriter to Long Grove.

“..A small miracle... wonderful, intensive music.. she would be good on every stage in the world..”
- Rolling Stone

August 26th  

Long Grove Day & The Best of Beans & Leaves
Featuring our own Reid Olson and a host of other terrific performers who play at the greatest coffee house in Lake County, Illinois - Beans & Leaves