Hegeler Carus Foundation

Summer Sunset Concert Series

Hegeler Carus Mansion Summer 2016
Newsletter Signup
Electronic Press Kit

Upcoming Events


Hegeler Carus Insider-Bedroom Tour-May 2016

Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Hegeler Carus Insider-Bedroom Tour

Thursday June 2, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Tour the Mansion
The Hegeler Carus Mansion is open for tours all year long!
Tours are available Wednesday through Sunday at noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  Admission is $15
Tai Ch'i Mondays
Join us on the lawn every Monday at 6 pm starting in June for Tai Chi.
We are proud to be a Blue Star Museum!
The Hegeler Carus Mansion is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense
Become a Hegeler Carus Insider!
You can use this sidebar to communicate something other than the details of your event to your contacts. It may be news in your industry, organization changes or the results of your most recent website poll. Inserting a link in your article lets you track which topics attract the most interest.
We are grateful to our sponsors!
Platinum Sponsors
logo ivch

starved rock lodge

Last Call


Grab your friends, pack a picnic, and bring your favorite bottle of wine and join us on the lawn! 
Live music is performed every Friday all summer long in the gardens at the Hegeler Carus Mansion.
The Mansion grounds open at 5:30 pm for picnics, all concerts start at 7:00 pm.  Admission to the lawn is $5.
Save money by purchasing a season pass.  Attend all thirteen concerts for $50.
Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers 
June 3
When the moon is full and the hour is late, carnival sounds of Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers can be heard flowing through Starved Rock Country. Stomp your feet to a sound that's equal parts outlaw country and heavy metal. Maybe you'll stay long enough to get drawn into the tales; little short stories with many layers of meaning and a touch of madness.
 Henry Torpedo Boys
June 10 
A local favorite! Tap your toes and clap along with great Bluegrass music-a hard-driving and powerful sound that uses traditional acoustic instruments and featured distinctive vocal harmonies.  The music of the Henry Torpedo Boys incorporates songs and rhythms from string band, gospel, country, and blues music repertoires. 
70's Rewind
June 17 
Find a comfy spot on our lawn and listen to the greatest hits from the decade of the 1970s. Covering acts such as Supertramp, Simon and Garfunkel, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Billy Joel, CCR, Bruce Springsteen, America, as well many one hit wonders; 70's Rewind will take you back for many memories of times gone by.
Cody Calkins
June 24
New hit country that ROCKS!
Song writer Cody Calkins performs original country music and hits you hear on the radio.
July 1 
Classic "oldies" you know by heart.
From the Buddy Holly 50's era to the Beatles, Mamas and Papas, Zombies and America early 80's,
join us on the lawn for Moementum.
 USO Show
July 8
Local stars from stage 212, Engel Lane, and many other local theaters  join the Hegeler Carus Community players for a musical tribute to our veterans.
Free admission to the lawn for veterans, general public admission $5.
Last Call
July 15
The band that started it all! Classic rock and modern hits that are perfect to listen to under the stars.
Last Call has been performing at the Mansion for many years and helped us to organize the Summer Concert Series.
July 22
Steve Cerqua and his band Crossroads have been keeping the blues tradition alive in the Illinois Valley for the past 20 years.
Covering music by such artists as Robert Johnson, Muddy Water, Bonamassa and many more!
 Double Dave Trio
July 29
A fun Eclectic mix of Jazz, and Blues performed by time traveling jazzy freedom fighters The Double Dave Trio.
Come early to find a cozy place on our lawn.
Al and Jeannie Brown
August 5 
Al and Jeannie Brown
Jeannie and Al Brown have been making music together for over 30 years. Covering nearly every musical style through the years, their piano and upright bass duo favors jazz standards. Jeannie and Al like to have fun with their music. Come to hear them and you will, too!
 Written Warning
August 12
Screaming guitar and whaling harmonica amplifies this modern day soulful blues band to an impressive sonic level. Whether playing for a small crowd or a packed concert hall, Written Warning delivers and connects with every member of the audience.
Bagshot Row
August 19
Fun music from the 50's rock and roll to the 60's British Invasion, Bagshot Row puts their own identity on the best music of all time. If you enjoy catchy, bouncy melodies, power chords and three part harmony you won't want to miss this show! Bring your dancing shoes, sing along and bring back some great memories!
Steve N' Steve
August 26 
Steve N' Steve
*Final Outdoor Concert for 2016*
Our season ends with classic rock by Steve N' Steve one of our favorite local duos.
Enjoy music from the 70's through now.
Thank you for making the Summer Sunset Concert Series a success.  We appreciate YOU for supporting live music, arts and culture in Starved Rock Country!
Kelly Klobucher
Hegeler Carus Foundation
Season Passes make a great gift for the music lover in your life!  Admission to the grounds for all thirteen concerts is $50, a $65 value. 
Admission at the door is $5 per guest.