Special Events at the Carl Sandburg Visitors' Center

Songbag Concert Series
2020
A monthly concert series presented by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association in the "Barn" at Carl Sandburg's Birthplace, in an intimate smoke-free and alcohol-free environment, showcasing acoustic music in the traditional and folk style. 313 E 3rd Street, Galesburg IL, (309) 342-2361. The concerts are free and open to the public, however a $5.00 donation is greatly appreciated.  All shows start at 4:00pm, normally on the Second Sunday of the month.
Concert Date   Performer
Sunday,
March 8, 2020
2:00pm

Hammer & PIck Folk Ensemble - March 8, 2020 - 2:00pm 
Hammer & Pick Folk Ensemble
Old Time Music  •  Gospel  •  Railroad Ballads  •  Blues  •   Celtic  •  Civil War  • Traditional Dance

Sunday,
April 5, 2020

2:00pm


Semenya McCord - Sandburg Songbag Concert - April 5, 2020 - 2:00pm

Semenya McCord

Slave spirituals through the blues, along with the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.

 

Sunday,
May 17, 2019

2:00pm


Briar Road - Sandburg Songbag - May 17, 2020 - 2-4pm / Ian Johnson & Manny Lopez III
Briar Road
This multi-talented group performs a unique blend of contemporary folk, blues, jazz and original music.

Sunday,
June 14, 2020

2:00pm

 

 

Turas - Songbag Concert - June 14, 2020 - 2:00pm

Turas

Hailing from Peoria, the group plays a wide variety of Irish & Celtic music.

 

Sunday,
July 12, 2020

2:00pm


Andreas Kapsalis -Sandburg Songbag - Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 2:00pm
Andreas Kapsalis
Influenced by a variety of ethnic folk traditions, flamenco, Americana, blues and rock and roll, Andreas plays music with both hands in his unique “10-finger tapping” technique.

Sunday,
Aug 9, 2020

2:00pm


Dave Moore - Sandburg Songbag - Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 2:00pm
Dave Moore
The award winning guitarist, accordionist, and harmonicist will play music inspired by country blues, and Mexican-American music.

Sunday,
Sept 13, 2020

2:00pm


Joe & Vicki Price - Sandburg Songbag Concert - Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 2:00pm
Joe & Vicki Price
The husband & wife duo will play their take on traditional blues music.

Sunday,
Oct 11, 2020

2:00pm


Sean Kistler - Sandburg Songbag - Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 2:00pm
Sean Kistler
The Galesburg native, Sean Kistler, will entertain visitors as a one-man band.  

Sunday,
Nov 8, 2020

2:00pm


Roundstone Buskers - Sandburg Songbag - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
Roundstone Buskers
The acoustic power trio plays traditional and contemporary Celtic music as part of their sound.




We are grateful to Tom Foley
who is coordinating the Songbag Concert Series this year for the Association.

A donation of $5.00 per person is suggested as the door (or gate) entry fee.  These door receipts go to the Songbag Concert performers to supplement a base amount paid by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association.  If you enjoy the concert, please be generous in support of our performers. 

Songbag Concert Series performers and refreshment costs are underwritten by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and its members at a cost of approximately $2,500 per year. If you would like to support the Songbag Concert Series, become a member of the Association, and/or you are always welcome to make a donation to the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association, PO Box 585, Galesburg, IL 61402-0585.



Contact the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association: carl@sandburg.org
Suggest performers or get information about the Songbag Concert Series: tomfoley13@icloud.com