LilFest Concert: Ellis Paul

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LilFest Concert: Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters.  Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing.  The exhilaration of the open road.  A celebration of heroes.  The hope for redemption.  Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear.  The sharing of love…, intimate, passionate and enduring.

Tickets are available online or at the door:

  • General admission:  $20
  • Premium ticket for reserved upfront seating:  $50
  • Student tickets are only available at the door:  $5

Patrons can bring their own adult beverages and soft drinks in addition to any edibles they choose with the purchase of a MVCC Sippy Cup.

The LilFest Series regularly presents folk and international concerts in intimate settings in the Eastern Iowa region. Past performers include Jim Post, James Lee Stanley, Eric Taylor, The Sweet Potatoes, Claudia Nygaard, and Nathan Bell.

LilFest was originally developed in the Chicago area by Nancy Emrich Freeman, the now-resident of Mount Vernon continues a grand tradition of bringing the finest musicians to play in the places that are best for both the person onstage and the fan in the nearby seat.

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Oct 13 2017


7:30 pm - 7:30 pm



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First Street Community Center Uptown Theatre - Mount Vernon, Iowa
221 First Street NE


Nancy Emrich Freeman
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