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To lift people up and enrich their lives through the arts while providing affordable, educational, and recreational activities in a safe clean and inviting environment for people of all ages and groups through sound business and management practices.  Dedicated to the preservation of historic theatres and like properties in downtown locations within the Midwest which have the potential to create an economic anchor for their community.  Creating new economic and employment opportunities through education in film, media, theatre production, radio, and the fine arts.

"Our first mission was to create a community radio station in Ottawa, Illinois, which will cultivate the artistic minds in our community to produce economic opportunities in the arts and entertainment".

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Song + Story

Music In the Park – Knudson Park - Marseilles, IL 

Summer House Music Series

Marseilles IL Big Ideas - Economic Development - Tourism

Cherry IL Big Ideas - Economic Development - Tourism

Norway IL Big Ideas - Economic Development - Tourism

Majestic Theatre – Streator, IL

Will Rogers Theatre – Charleston, IL 

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Music in Knudson Park featuring One-man-band Jaik Willis plays an 11 piece drum set with his feet, while playing guitar/bass/harps, and singing while beatboxing simultaneously without any looping or electronics. Jaik Willis is a strumming & drumming One Man Band, a wild fire-breathing freakshow; playing an 11 piece drum set with his feet while playing guitars / bass / & harps; while sing and beatboxing simultaneously, live with no looping or electronics. Performing 300 shows a year with appearances at Bonnaroo, Summer Camp Music Fest, Dunegrass, the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fests etc. Jaik Willis got a shout out in Rolling Stone magazine for his vocal contribution to the Bassnectar album “FreeStyle” that debuted at #1 on iTunes. Jaik Willis has shared bills with artists such as Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Wilco, Bela Fleck, MMW, Del McCoury, NIN, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Leftover Salmon, Justin Townes Earle, Digital Underground, Blueground Undergrass, Garaj Mahal, EOTO,The Schwag, Ekoostik Hookah, Tea Leaf Green, Split Lip Rayfield, and performed on stage with acoustic blues dynamo, Corey Harris, and Chicago blues legend Billy Branch as well. He has performed at innumerable festivals and major venues around the US including Bonnaroo in TN, Summer Camp Music Fest in IL, Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fests, Schwagstock in MO, Dunegrass in MI, Terrapin Hill Music Fest in KY, Walla Walla Guitar Fest in WA, Hyperion in IN, Jammin on the Wolf in WI, Michigan Peace Festival, Shoe Fest, Tall Tree Lake Music Fest, and dozens of others per season. On this evening we will be celebrating outdoor fun. Come enjoy our Farmers Market, Food Vendors, & Artists Market

Music in Knudson Park featuring Scott Lee Scott Lee is Country/ Rock Singer and song writer from Ottawa Il. He started playing Guitar and singing in 2019 and started playing Live in 2022. In his short time in music he has gained a respectful position in the musical community and has performed close to 200 live shows.. he is consistently working to learn new songs and invent new ways to entertain crowds! Song’s by Cash, Waylon, Hank Sr, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Tom Petty, Skynyrd, Mellencamp, Elvis, Stapleton, D Yoakem, Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, STP, Pink Floyd, Eagles, originals, parodies and more.

Come enjoy our Farmers Market, Food Vendors, & Artists Market

Jay Vonn is an Americana/Folk musician from Dixon, Illinois who has been writing songs since he knew how to talk. He has played all around the Midwest and beyond, wandering the countryside with his guitar and harmonicas in an old Toyota camper. Heavily influenced by Bob Dylan and John Prine, he sings about travel, love, adventure, misadventure, life, death, and just about everything else in between, usually with a story or two sprinkled in for good measure... Stay tuned, he’ll be playing soon in a town near you!!

Come enjoy our Farmers Market, Food Vendors, & Artists Market