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Cuneo Mansion and Gardens Kicks-Off Summer Concert Series
Concert Series Extended to Nine Performances this Summer Season

CHICAGO, June 9, 2011 — On June 15, Loyola University Chicago’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens kicks off its second annual summer concert series on the Mansion’s beautiful outdoor grounds. This year the series includes nine concerts, up from three a year ago, and features a wide range of musical acts. All concerts will be held on the Statuary lawn of the Cuneo estate, located at 1350 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills.

“The three concerts that we had last summer were so successful that we thought we would try more concerts for this summer season,” said Kevin Ginty, general manager of Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. “We had nothing but great feedback from concert goers last year. Many commented on how it was a nice alternative to Ravinia, and with that, we had no choice but to expand on the number of concerts this year! The best thing about Cuneo’s summer concert series is that it is an affordable family outing, and this season brings such a range of music to the local community than ever before!”


Concert Information:
Admission is $10 per adult and free for children under 12-years–old and tickets can be purchased the day/night of the concert. For Wednesday evening concerts, gates open at 6 p.m., and concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are advised to bring their own blankets and chairs to sit on the lawn. Bauer’s Catering will be on-site offering fine foods and beverages for purchase at each concert. For concert inquiries, please call the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens at 847.362.3042. More information on the bands scheduled to perform is listed below:


The Neverly Brothers
Wednesday, June 15, and Wednesday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m.

International Music Concert featuring bands Rio Bamba and Guitarra Azul
Sunday, June 19, from 1–4 p.m.


Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.


ABBA Salute
Wednesday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Steve Richards is Neil Diamond
Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.


Dakota Horvath Sings Sinatra
Wednesday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m.


Piano Man
Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.

About the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Construction on the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens began in 1908 and stopped during World War. It was completed in 1918 as the home of Samuel Insull, the creator of Commonwealth Edison and a leading businessman of the 1920s, and designed by Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall in the Italianate style. Its gardens and landscaping were designed by world-renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. In 1937, John Cuneo Sr. bought the home. He and his wife, Julia, had two children, John Jr. and Consuela, whom they raised on the estate. John Sr. owned and operated Hawthorn Mellody Farms Dairy, the National Tea Company, and the Cuneo Press. The mansion, which opened to the public as the Cuneo Museum and Gardens in 1991, houses the Cuneo family collection of fine antiques, paintings by world-famous artists, tapestries, sculptures, silver, and porcelain.

About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Enrollment is nearly 16,000 students, which includes almost 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China and now features an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Loyola’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Loyola is consistently ranked among the “top national universities” by U.S.News & World Report, and the University is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations, such as the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit LUC.edu.




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