Suzy Bogguss, with special guest Morgan Myles, will be performing in historic Bishop Hill IL on Saturday August 5, 2023. These FREE family-fun performances will be held at the Village Park, rain or shine, unless dangerous conditions arise. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Golf carts will be providing rides to the park. The afternoon starts at 1 p.m. with Morgan Myles opening.

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go”, “Drive South”, and “Hey Cinderella”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily…

In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. In 2003 she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. An album of original music in 2007 landed her at number 4 on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, American Folk Songbook. In 2014 she released Lucky, a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy’s crystal vocals from the female point of view. Her latest offering, Aces Redux, is a re-recording of her platinum selling album Aces produced by Suzy with fresh arrangements and her signature sparkling vocals. She continues to tour the world, both on her own and with fellow country radio divas Terri Clark and Pam Tills as “Chicks With Hits”.

So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that’s just the beginning.

The town of Bishop Hill is a state historic site and a National Historic Landmark. Please come before the concerts and visit the seven museums and shop the twelve unique stores, which include a bakery, a broom maker, and potters. In addition to the refreshments offered by the three Bishop Hill restaurants, local organizations and food trucks will be set up to provide additional food and drink options at the NW corner of the park by the baseball diamond. Some vendors only take cash.

The Bishop Hill Heritage Association is hosting this free August 5th event. American Rescue Plan Funds from Henry County, approved by the Henry County Board, were used to help finance this event. For more details about this concert, contact the Bishop Hill Heritage Association at 309 927-3899 or .