A gifted songwriter and performer, Ellis is known for her stirring lyrics, openhearted performances and contagious laughter. She got her start at coffee shops and now tours the folk circuit with nine albums to her credit. She has been a four-time guest on A Prairie Home Companion, and Ellis has won more than a dozen songwriting and live performance awards.
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Directions: From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford, where it will become Jefferson St., one-way westbound. Turn right on IL 2, Wyman St., immediately after crossing the Rock River. After curving left, turn right on N. Main St. Emerson House is in the first block, on the left.