MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Country artist and Eastern Illinois University alumnus Jake Maurer is scheduled to perform Saturday evening at the Mattoon Golf & Country Club.
Maurer is a regular performer at the famed Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in downtown Nashville, Tenn., and has released a self-titled, 13-song debut album. At Eastern, the Metamora native was a linebacker on the Panthers football team. Prior to pursuing his country music career, Maurer worked as a high school teacher and coach.
Saturday's concert is open to the general public of all ages. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., and the gates will open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $25 in advance by calling the country club, 234-8831, or for $30 at the gate. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, nachos and drinks, including beer, will be available for purchase. Parking is available at the country club, 6700 N. Country Club Road.