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Posted on: May 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Schwiebert Park Stage to be Dedicated to Ellis Kell

A dedication to Ellis Kell...

     The 2017 Laura’s Legacy Concert Celebration will be kicking off this year’s event with a dedication to Ellis Kell. The Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department and the Rock Island Arts Advisory Committee will be unveiling a plaque and officially renaming the Schwiebert Riverfront Park stage to the “Ellis Kell Band Shell”. Following the unveiling the Original RME Brat Pack featuring Julianna Logan will perform to honor Ellis Kell. Julianna and Lissie will also be performing one of Ellis’s original songs. 
     Laura’s Legacy Concert Celebration will be held at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island on June 3rd. Attendees of all ages can enjoy music, food, and family fun on the waterfront, all to support a great cause! All proceeds will benefit the ALS Association of Greater Chicago (serving Central Illinois, Greater Chicagoland, and Northern Illinois) and ALS Research University of North Carolina in support of raising awareness of ALS, patient support and research. Gates open at 3:00 pm, with admission of $10 for adults (cash only) and free for children 12 and under with paid adult. The Ellis Kell dedication will take place at 3:45 pm and at 4:00 pm get ready for The Oringinal RME Brat Pack featuring Juliana Logan and special guests.
     Valley Queen will take the stage at 5:00 pm and at 6:00 pm Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles and Dead Man Winter will perform. American folk rock artist, Lissie will perform with her band at 7:00 pm to finish off the event. In case inclement weather is forecast, call the Rock Island Parks & Recreation rain line at (309) 732-RAIN (7246). For more information call the Parks office at (309)732-7275.



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