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Upcoming Events

brian fox ellis2007If you are interested in attending a public event (highlighted in blue) please follow the embedded link. Please check with the host to see if seats are available. School programs and other private events though listed, are not open to the public.

 
If you see that he will be in your area and you would like to book a program to share expenses, please Contact Fox. He is generally booked about a year in advance.
August 03, 2015
August 05, 2015
August 10, 2015
August 12, 2015
August 15, 2015
  • Fox will perform both Saturday and Sunday at the Franklin Creek, IL Chautauqua at Franklin Creek Grist Mill. There is a full weekend of activities including nature hikes, crafts, meals and music!. Saturday he will be "Austin Gollaher: Lincoln Tales Talls and True" and Sunday he will be Billie Herndon, speaking on Lincoln the lawyer.

August 16, 2015
  • Dreaming Tree Concert Series will be held at The Dairy Building in Bishop Hill, IL.  Our musical guest is a Swedish Quartet that sings both modern and traditional Swedish folk songs, Akervinda.  Concert begins at 4:00 pm.  For more information visit www.bishophillheritage.org  or call 309-927-3899.

  • Fox will perform both Saturday and Sunday at the Franklin Creek, IL Chautauqua at Franklin Creek Grist Mill. There is a full weekend of activities including nature hikes, crafts, meals and music!. Saturday he will be "Austin Gollaher: Lincoln Tales Talls and True" and Sunday he will be Billie Herndon, speaking on Lincoln the lawyer.

August 22, 2015
August 25, 2015
August 27, 2015
  • Fox will be teaching a workshop for elementary students in Orion, IL.

August 29, 2015
  • Fox is hosting the 3rd annual Bishop Hill Chautauqua, with performances from 1:00-4:00 pm both days. There wiil be a workshop for educators, actors, and homeschoolers Saturday morning at 10:00. Sunday at 1:00 local students will perform! Located in the Village Park, this small town tradition is a FREE, family-oriented event where you'll hear re-enactors tell inspiring stories portraying famous historical figures. This year we are celebrating the Life of Lincoln. Come meet his childhood friend Austin Gollaher, his law partner Billie Herndon, Mary's dressmaker and family confidant, Elizabeth Keckley, the Drummer Boy of Shiloh, James Monroe, and of course President Lincoln will be there. Rain or shine, we have in door options. Bring a lawn chair, bring a picnic, bring a friend! Come early to enjoy the shops of Bishop Hill. For more information visit www.bishophillheritage.org or call 309-927-3899.

August 30, 2015
  • Fox is hosting the 3rd annual Bishop Hill Chautauqua, with performances from 1:00-4:00 pm both days. There wiil be a workshop for educators, actors, and homeschoolers Saturday morning at 10:00. Sunday at 1:00 local students will perform! Located in the Village Park, this small town tradition is a FREE, family-oriented event where you'll hear re-enactors tell inspiring stories portraying famous historical figures. This year we are celebrating the Life of Lincoln. Come meet his childhood friend Austin Gollaher, his law partner Billie Herndon, Mary's dressmaker and family confidant, Elizabeth Keckley, the Drummer Boy of Shiloh, James Monroe, and of course President Lincoln will be there. Rain or shine, we have in door options. Bring a lawn chair, bring a picnic, bring a friend! Come early to enjoy the shops of Bishop Hill. For more information visit www.bishophillheritage.org or call 309-927-3899.

September 04, 2015
  • Fox will perform "Lincoln Tales Tall & True" at 4 schools in Greeneville, IL.

September 05, 2015
  • Fox will perform as Black Jack Logan "Follow the Drinking Gourd" for the Bicentennial celebration in Greenville, IL.

  • Fox will perform "Black Hawk's View of American History" at the Jacksonville, IL Chautauqua.  Performance begins at 5:00 pm in the Community Park.

September 08, 2015
  • Fox will perform as John James Audubon in Glenview, IL.

September 11, 2015
September 13, 2015
  • Fox is hosting the 3rd Annual Murphysboro Chautauqua at the Liberty Theater on Main Street in downtown Murphysboro, IL Meet Billie Herndon, Lincoln's Law Partner, Mary Todd Lincoln and President Lincoln. Performances begin at 1:00 pm.

September 14, 2015
September 17, 2015
  • Fox is performing as John James Audubon in Elmira, NY.

September 18, 2015
September 19, 2015
  • Fox will perform on the Mississippi Riverboat, The Spirit of Peoria.

  • Fox is leading a morning hike in Elmira, NY.

September 22, 2015
September 25, 2015
  • Fox will present "River Stories" in Murfreesboro, TN.

September 26, 2015
  • Fox will perform as Pere Zenoble Membre in Peoria, IL.

  • Fox will lead a morning workshop/keynote performance in Murfreesboro, TN.

September 27, 2015
  • Fox will be performing "Lincoln Tales" at the Lincoln Log Cabin Harvest Frolic in Lerna, IL.

September 29, 2015
September 30, 2015
October 01, 2015
October 06, 2015
October 12, 2015
October 15, 2015
October 17, 2015
October 19, 2015
October 22, 2015
October 23, 2015
  • Harvest Moon Shopping and Bonfire.  Return to Bishop Hill and shop by the light of the harvest moon when the Bishop Hill galleries and restaurants will be open after dark.  Then come enjoy ghost stories around the bonfire at Twinflower Inn.  Shops are open until 7:00 pm.  The bonfire and ghost stories are 7-9 pm.  Call 309-927-3506.

December 11, 2015
  • Lucia Nights - Festival of Lights in Bishop Hill, IL, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Coffee and sweets are served in shops and museums by young girls dressed as St. Lucia.  Musical entertainment fills the air throughout the village.  Call 309-927-3899.

December 12, 2015
  • Lucia Nights - Festival of Lights in Bishop Hill, IL, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Coffee and sweets are served in shops and museums by young girls dressed at St. Lucia.  Musical entertainment fills the air throughout the village.  Call 309-927-3899.

December 19, 2015
  • Dreaming Tree Coffee House at the Bishop Hill Welcome Center.  Our annual celebration of the Winter Solstice with singer/songwriter Barry Cloyd and storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis.  For more information visit www.twinflowerinn.com or call 309-696-1017.

January 14, 2016
March 03, 2016
  • Fox will perform as John James Audubon in Princeton, IL.

March 13, 2016
  • Fox will perform "Tribal Tales from the Rivers Edge" at the Naper Settlement Museum-Century Memorial Chapel in Naperville, IL.  Performance begins at 4:00 pm.