Special Events at the Carl Sandburg Visitors' Center

Sandburg Songbag Concert Series
Second Sundays of each month @ 2:00pm

Will resume March 13, 2022!
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 2:00pm, normally on the Second Sunday of the month.
Concert Date   Performer

Aug 8, 2021


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.


Sept 12, 2021

Carol Jean & Jera - Songbag Concert - Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 2:00 pm 
Carol Jean & Jera
Carol Jean Trulson & Jera Ferajpanahi
Acoustic Folk & Americana Music
Sunday, September 12, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Oct 10, 2021
Sandburg Songbag Concert - Sullivan's Daughter -Devin Flanagin - 10 October 2021 - 2:00pm
Sullivan's Daughter & Devin Flanagin
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 2:00 pm
Nov 14, 2021


Canceled Due to Scheduling Conflict...

Sunday, November 14, 2021 @ 2:00pm


We are grateful to Erin Glasnovich and the CSHSA Songbag Committee
for 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