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25th Anniversary of Silent Lights:
Luminary Walk, Refreshments and Song
Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 6:00 p.m.

Candles will be lit from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Stroll the 2/3 of one mile hard-surfaced trail at Severson Dells Forest Preserve as it is lit up with hundreds of luminaries. Inside the Nature Center enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace and music. Donations will be appreciated. Call 815-335-2915 for more information. Sponsored in part by Specialty Screw Corporation and the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County.

Friday, December 5, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Kelly Steward with guest guitarist Greg Whitson
will be performing. Kelly is a Midwest songbird and classic singer-songwriter in the vein of Emmy Lou Harris, Shelly Lynne, and Kelly Willis. It will be a great session of song and reflection that you will not want to miss.

Friday, December 5, 8:00-9:15 p.m.
The Tom Mac Group
is a diverse multitalented musical group that plays a unique mixture of originals and cover tunes in a fresh new manner that derives from the differing musical backgrounds of its individual members. One attempt at a description would be a jazzy, folksy, bluesy, Latiny rock band. They have an uncanny ability to amaze all crowds.

Saturday, December 6, 6:00-7:45 p.m.
Screw City Swingers
play gypsy swing in the style of the Quintette of the Hot Club of France. They play popular songs from the traditional gypsy swing repertoire, as well as some modern additions to the book, with a few jazz and bebop standards thrown in for good measure.

Saturday, December 6, 8:00-9:15 p.m.
Casey’s Fancy and Friends is a long time local favorite of the Severson Dells Luminary. Attendees will have a few surprise friends playing with them this year. Their sets are loaded with great seasonal favorites and a mix of some fun folk music, too. This will be their 25th luminary, yes that means they have played in every one of the luminary events we have hosted. It is with deep regret that I inform you their masterful hammer dulcimer/flutist/singer Barb Whitsitt passed earlier this year. This evening will be dedicated in her memory, please come out and take part in song.


The Bottle Rockets are coming back!
Acoustic set
Saturday, January 10 doors at 6:00pm show at 7:00pm
$25 call 815-335-2915

more info coming!


Severson Dells promotion video produced by charles johannsen and note the music by The Pines. Thank you to all!