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Carbondale’s Sunset Concert Series Returning This Summer

CARBONDALE – An exciting summer tradition will return in late July! The City of Carbondale, in partnership with the SIU Student Center, SIU Student Programming Council, and Carbondale Park District, is pleased to announce the popular Sunset Concert Series will make a comeback in 2021.

When Illinois moved into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan, organizers began scheduling bands for the concert series. Typically bands are booked in December, but after a significant effort, the lineup has been finalized.

The free concerts will happen each Thursday at 7 p.m. beginning July 22 and running through August 26. This year, the concerts will alternate locations between the Shryock Auditorium steps on the SIU campus and Turley Park.

July 22
Turley Park
Shawn Holt and the Teardrops

July 29
Natty Nation

August 5
The Cerny Brothers

August 12
Turley Park
Steel City Jug Slammers

August 19
Turley Park
Josh Gilbert Band

August 26
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hell Raisers

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, concert locations and acts may change.