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Biennial Ellnora: The Guitar Festival Sets 2019 Dates
The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announced that its 8th biennial Ellnora: The Guitar Festival will be held this coming Sept. 5–7, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Performers have yet to be announced but past lineups have included GRAMMY winners Ani DiFranco, Jerry Douglas, Bill Frisell, Buddy Guy, Los Lobos, the National, Punch Brothers, Vernon Reid, John Scofield, Derek Trucks, and Jeff Tweedy.
The fest's name and location both refer to generous philanthropist Ellnora Krannert, who together with her husband helped build many institutions in Illinois and Indiana. Music was her college degree and special affection, so naming the festival after her is a fitting tribute.
The performer lineup will be announced in April. Tickets go on sale at the Center's website on July 13.