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Zumba & Wine
October 19, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 06:00 pm
Come out to Walker's Bluff for Zumba and Wine at the Tasting Room! This 45 minute, all-levels Zumba class is a great excuse to drink wine, dance and have fun with your friends. Zumba instructor Amy Corso will guide you through a fun and upbeat class designed to get you moving! No matter what your level of experience, Wine and Zumba is a fun way to return to the class you love doing already or to try something new. Men and women are encouraged to join us. The cost for the Zumba class is $20/person and includes a Walker's Bluff glass of wine or domestic beer. Other beverages can be purchased at the bar. After the class, continue the fun in our Tasting Room! There is a full menu of food and drinks, with free live music until 9pm! The class will take place in the wine production room. Pre-registration/payment is required. Purchase tickets online here: . Please wear your comfortable dancing shoes and arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled in. Don't forget to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, as well! 
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 956-9900


Southern Illinois Opry
October 21, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 06:00 pm


Come out to the Herrin Civic Center for the Southern Illinois Opry on Saturday, October 21st! Performances by Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek, and Dennis Stoughmatt with Swing'n Country.


101 South 16th Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948
(618) 942-6115


Halloween Bash
October 28, 2017

Pin Oak Pub | 09:00 pm
Save The Date!  The Pin Oak is gearing-up for an Epic Halloween Party!  More information to follow.
1200 Pin Oak Drive- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-4834


Megan Ruger Live
October 28, 2017

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina & Sports Center | 04:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Come out to Mack's for food and music!  Please bring a lounge chair for the patio!  Tickets can be purchased at Mack's.
12024 Laguna Drive, Marion, Illinois
(618) 964-1821


Kick-off to Farewell Tour: Blend
November 03, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
Join the Little Egypt Arts Association as they celebrate Blend, the a cappella doo-wop group bringing back hits from the 50's, 60's, and more with a twist of fun!
Tickets: $12-Reserved $15-Orchestra.
800 Tower Square Plaza Marion- IL 62959
618-997-4030 (618) 998-8530


Music in November
Weekly on Fridays
November 03, 2017 - November 30, 2017

Irons In The Fire | 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Irons in the Fire will be hosting live music every Friday night in November.  Bring your own wine or beer in a cooler and buy your tickets now before they are sold out!  Catch a deal when you buy tickets for all 4 Fridays. Happy Hour takes place 5-7pm in the Crown Brew Coffee Co. Shop located right below the Event Center. Live music in the Event Center takes place from 7-9pm. Grab special price drinks & food prior to the show. Stay tuned to Iron's In The Fire's Facebook page for details on performers for each show. 
113 Jersey Street Carterville, Illinois 62918
(618) 713-7950


A Tribute to the Trans Siberian Orchestra
November 25, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
St. Louis powerhouse Denial 3 will bring their signature and highly-energized Rock Opera to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center on November 25th.  Touring as a Tribute to The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Denial 3's Theatrical performances have been igniting stages nationwide.  This is a band that loves TSO - loves their audiences - and knows how to create an electifying evening of rock!  Given that their founder and lead guitarist has been tributing this band for 7 years and has an endorsement from TSO themselves, it is no surprise that Denial 3 has come to be known as the "Next best thing to TSO band".
Denial 3 headlines and performs in major Chistmas celebrations, concert halls, and some of the largest performing art centers throughout the United States.  Launching it's 7th touring season, Denial 3 performs some of the greatest songs of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra that continues to captivate audiences everywhere.  Emulating the very show that has entertained millions, This Production has spared no detail when it comes to the Music, Narraration, Lasers, or Snow.  A Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra contains all of your favorites from the Christmas Eve and Other Stories CD, including The Lost Christmas Eve, plus many many more!
Doors at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets range from $18-$32.  All ages welcome!
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
December 04, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm!  Marking the 25th North American Anniversary Tour in 2017, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists.  Larger than life puppets and nesting dolls, and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life.  Gather the family and see why the press raves this show a “Knock Out!” – New York Times.
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Jaimee Paul - Christmas Time is Here
December 09, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:30 pm
Jazz vocalist, Jaimee Paul, sings and swings in the holiday season with an eclectic mix of arrangements of Christmas classics including Big Band, lush orchestration, jazz combo, and intimate acoustic renditions.
Raised in Southern Illinois, Jaimee Paul found herself falling in love with the soulful sounds of Gospel, Blues and Jazz.  Coming from a musical family, music constantly filled the house, ranging from Beethoven to Bing Crosby and Abba to Aretha Franklin.  She began singing in church at the young age of 4, and has never stopped!
Doors at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets range from $25-$35.  All ages welcome!
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Blend Acapella's Farewell Tour Doo Wop Christmas Concert
December 16, 2017

The Herrin Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This is one of Blend's last concerts on their farewell tour! Come out to the Herin Civic Center for Blend Acapella's Doo Wop Christmas concert, which benefits The Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation scholarship program. Saturday, December 16th. Doors open at 6; Concert starts at 7. Call Marie at 618 988 1234 to reserve tickets. Tickets $10 each.
101 S 16th St, Herrin, Illinois 62948
(618) 942-6115


The Event
December 31, 2017 - January 01, 2018

Kokopelli Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant | 06:30 pm - 01:00 am
Come ring-in 2018 at Kokopelli Golf Club's first New Year’s Eve Party!  This party will be the first of its kind in Southern Illinois and one that you won’t want to miss.  Kokopelli’s elegant ambiance will provide the perfect backdrop for our celebration.  David Hays will prepare a gourmet selection of international cuisine and deserts for an evening of delicious “grazing”.
“The Main Stage” will feature Stretta, a premier cover band from Nashville, TN.  Stretta will have everyone out of their seats and dancing with popular songs spanning five decades.  As part of our fundraising efforts, “The Second Stage” will feature a Casino Night atmosphere complete with roulette and blackjack tables.  Professional dealers from St. Louis Casino Party will be in charge of running the casino.
Our Photo Booth, from My Michelle’s, will capture you and your friends on film in New Year’s Eve hats and masks to commemorate our celebration.  At midnight, we will ring in the new year with a champagne toast and a fireworks display by Frierdich Fireworks of Belleville, followed by a tasty Midnight Snack.
Country Inn & Suites is offering discounted room rates for guests that would prefer to stay in “the neighborhood” rather than drive home.  River-to-River will provide a shuttle from the hotel to Kokopelli and back to the hotel after the event.  River-to-River is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. This is Kokopelli's way of giving back to the community and an opportunity for you to help them as well.  Come enjoy a fun and memorable evening!
1527 Champions Drive- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5656


Hospice Red Carpet Gala
January 27, 2018

The Pavilion | 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The 8th annual Red Carpet Gala is one of the premier social events in Southern Illinois.  We have a great show planned this year.  Hospice of Southern Illinois is a free standing, community based hospice organization and has been providing care in the community for over 35 years.
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959