Concert at Covel Creek

Outdoor Elegance. Musical Splendor. A picnic with pizzazz.

Set in Ottawa, Illinois against a picturesque Covel Creek backdrop, this seventh annual event invites concert-goers to pack their picnic baskets, a bottle of wine and a cozy blanket for optimal viewing enjoyment. (Click the link above to preview the concert setting.)

Classical music and nature lovers alike will enjoy an outdoor concert featuring the musical talent of:

The Chicago Jazz Septet

…plus special guest Dee Alexander, Chicago’s premier vocalist!
This group performed our 2015 concert, and they return for an encore in 2016. This year, enjoy their tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  |  Ottawa Friendship House Grounds
1718 N. 2525 Road  |  Ottawa, IL 61350

Click here for driving directions.


Made up of seven members of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, this ensemble represents decades of Chicago jazz history and some of the finest musicians in Chicago jazz. Comprised of a rhythm section, three instrumentalists, and a vocalist, this combo will perform jazz standards and original compositions in a way you’ve never heard.

Purchase Tickets in Advance

$25.00 each for adults 18 and older.

Purchase your tickets online in advance using PayPal.
Simply print your receipt and present it at the door for admittance.

Tickets also available at the door or by calling 815-434-0737.
(Please call about our discounted children’s rate.)

In the event of inclement weather, concert will be located at Central Intermediate School (711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa).

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