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Mount Vernon’s LilFest kicks off with Lucie Thorne, the Yearlings


LilFest, featuring Lucie Thorne

Uptown Theatre — Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Lucie Thorne headlines the first LilFest concert of the season -- photo by Heike Qualitz
Lucie Thorne headlines the first LilFest concert of the season — photo by Heike Qualitz

Mount Vernon residents will be treated to an auditory trip Down Under this weekend as Aussie songbird Lucie Thorne of Melbourne headlines LilFest this Saturday, Sept. 10. It’s the first of four shows scheduled this season at the city’s Uptown Theatre (First Street Community Center, 221 First Street NE) through the fall and winter. Adelaide’s alt-country duo The Yearlings are on the bill, as well.

Thorne released her 11th album, Everything Sings Tonight, last year. The songwriter has drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchell and to Emmylou Harris, cementing her well-deserved reputation as a thoughtful, intelligent chanteuse. Thorne also performs Sunday, Sept. 11 at The Mill in Iowa City, as a supporting act for Lucy Wainwright Roche.

The Yearlings, comprised of husband and wife duo Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson, are Australia’s answer to the U.S. alt-country Renaissance, brimming with harmonies. The pair’s most recent album is All the Wandering.

LilFest organizes concerts in three states, including Iowa, and is dedicated to bringing great performers to intimate venues. Saturday’s concert is the first in a series that includes Malcolm Holcombe in late October and Chad Elliot and Claudia Nygaard in February. Suggested donation for each show is $15-20; a donation of $100, if received by Sept. 10, guarantees the ticket holder front center section seating through the season.


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