Summer Garden Concert Series: Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi

Join the Champaign County Forest Preserve for an evening of music and treats all with a view of the stunning Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens on August 12 as the Congolese musicians Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi perform from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sounds of jazz and gospel will be intertwined with an African rhythm for a truly unique performance. Having toured in Africa, Europe and the United States, their talents have been appreciated across the globe.

Don’t let the summer sun get you down, as visitors can also make and sample ice cream! This event is free and open to the public. Other refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more info: (217) 586-2612 or

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