Thursday, June 17, 2010

Music Notes: BeauSoleil Cajun concert at UIS

BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet will anchor an outdoor New Orleans-style party at 8 p.m. Friday at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Blending elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more, BeauSoleil have performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the Newport Folk Festival.

The show includes dancing, dessert and an announcement of the 2010-11 season at Sangamon Auditorium. There’s also a pre-show Creole dinner, but that’s already sold out.

The concert will be in Parking Lot E on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. It’s just outside Sangamon Auditorium, where the event will move in case of inclement weather.

Tickets cost $22 and are available at the Sangamon Auditorium ticket office, by calling 206-6160 or visiting

The event was featured in a June 17, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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