Cuneo Mansion and Gardens Concert Series Returns with Audience Favorites
Enjoy the heat and listen to the beats
CHICAGO, June 7, 2012 — This July, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens will bring another season of music and entertainment to audiences with its annual Summer Concert Series. Come out and enjoy the beauty of summer with live performances from Sinatra & Friends, the Piano Man, and more. All concerts will be held on the sanctuary lawn of the Cuneo estate, located at 1350 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Vernon Hills.
Each concert will have an entry fee of $20 per car. 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 can be found below:
Sinatra & Friends
Wednesday, July 11
- Frank Sinatra
Dakota Horvath has had a passion for singing since he was a child, and his Sinatra covers are spot on. This young performer carries a voice that emulates the smooth sound of the late, great Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra.
- Neil Diamond
Steve Richards brings the music of Neil Diamond to life in a show that pays respect to the legendary rocker. Few can capture the energy of one of the most electrifying performers ever to grace the concert stage.
- Elvis Presley
Michael St. Angle will perform as Elvis Presley, bringing yet another legendary rock star to the stage making the Sinatra and Friends performance a show you won’t want to miss.
Britbeat (Beatles Tribute)
Wednesday, July 25
- Take a trip back to 1964 in this ultimate tribute to The Beatles. With retro costumes, vintage instruments, and vocal harmonies, BritBeat performs all of the memorable hits. They display the same youthful excitement and boyish charm as the original Fab Four, recreating the “British Invasion” that was Beatlemania.
Wednesday August 15
- Come and enjoy one of the most accurate representations of the world-renowned band ABBA. Audiences will be impressed by the entire production, as the band’s sound is on point with the original ABBA.
Wednesday, August 29
- Piano Man is the ultimate tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel. Lead singer Mike Sigman does the duo justice with his uncanny ability to mimic the voices of these superstars. Enjoy hearing some of your favorite songs and if you close your eyes you will swear it’s the read deal!
About the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Construction on the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens began in 1908 and stopped during World War I. 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, was donated to Loyola University Chicago in 2010 by John Cuneo, Jr., philanthropist and man of commerce, and the Cuneo Foundation to continue the legacy of his family’s rich history in Chicago. Cuneo Mansion and Gardens houses the Cuneo family collection of fine antiques, paintings by world-famous artists, tapestries, sculptures, silver, and porcelain.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. 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.