WILL PREMIERE SCREENING: ILLINOIS COUNTRY (2019)
Date/Time(s): Fri, Sept 13, 2019, 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Seating: General Admission
Shot over the course of a year, Illinois Country is a one-hour documentary from Illinois Public Media that tells the story of Illinois’ singular role in the history of country music in the United States.
The film is a travelogue; it traces the progression of the genre from early gathering halls and small-town hoedowns throughout the state, to The National Barn Dance in Chicago and Farm Aid in Champaign, and on to today’s Illinois-bred Grammy winners.
Viewers will meet local “old-time” country music performers at the county fair, country music scholars, and Illinoisans who’ve made the big time, including multiple Grammy-winner Alison Krauss, and many others.
Illinois Country also features an original song written, produced, and recorded exclusively for the documentary by five-time Grammy nominee Graham Edwards and renowned songwriter/producer John Pennell.
For more, visit will.illinois.edu