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The Blind Swine
July 5 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The museum’s raw space, once used as a garage, will be open for an authentic 1920s era speakeasy experience. Held the first and third Fridays from June 7th through October 4th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Each event will have a different theme related to the era. Guests enter through the museum’s south door, if they have the password, and can enjoy live music and fun activities to learn about local history – all while enjoying a now legal beverage. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door.
The Western Illinois Museum is located at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. The password can be found on the museum’s Facebook page or by texting “swine” to 309.837.2613. For more information contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.837.2750.
All that Jazz, with musical guest The Recipe & Company
The Prohibition movement was coined “the noble experiment,” yet many considered it a failure. There is no doubt the thirteen-year exercise played a role in breaking down social barriers. The exciting new sounds of jazz added to the club scene where dancing and drinking were all the rage. On July 5th, The Blind Swine welcomes musical guests, The Recipe & Company which includes, Markius Anthony, Brett Dougherty, and Lukas Keil. These cool, homegrown, WIU Jazz Symphony musicians bring hot jazz that would make any prohibition speakeasy proud. Be ready to cut a rug!