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Andreas Kapsalis Live
September 28, 2017

20's Hideout Steakhouse | 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm


Come out to 20's Hideout Steakhouse for a free live performance by Andreas Kapsalis!


2602 Wanda Marion, Illinois, IL 62959
(618) 997-8325


Southern Illinois Irish Festival
September 29, 2017 - October 01, 2017

Walker's Bluff Winery | 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Celtic Fair will feature two outdoor stages both days, with performances by Saint Louis-area Irish and Scottish groups like The Wee Heavies, The Brianna Brown Band, Buckley & Walsh, and Celtica, along with Southern Illinois Celtic bands The Dorians and Roisín Dubh, and the local ensemble Heart Strings.  The Sunday lineup also includes some popular regional Americana bands.  The Festival includes food and drink for sale, merchandise vendors, Scottish Highland Games, bouncy houses for children, an Irish children’s village, piper Sean Folsom, Magic Storyteller Chris McBrien, and Liam the Extra-Large Leprechaun.
Admission is $10 for adults and Free for children under 18.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918


September 30, 2017

Zion United Church of Christ | 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Join Zion United Church of Christ for an amazing afternoon of German Music, Food and Fellowship at the 2nd annual Oktoberfest!
930 West Cherry Street- Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5190


David Phelps Live
October 01, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 06:00 pm
David Phelps was part of the Gaither Vocal Band from 1997–2005 and again from 2009–2017. He shared the tenor part with Wes Hampton from 2009–2017. In early 2017, he left the group to focus on his solo career. He was replaced by Reggie Smith. Phelps has received Grammy and Dove Awards and has had several platinum-selling projects. His recent Classic has aired on PBS. Doors at 5pm, concert starts at 6pm. Tickets range from $25-$50. All ages welcome!
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


The Southern Illinois Gospel Sing
October 06, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
Featuring Gospel Messengers, The Redeptions, and The Wanda Mountain Boys.
Doors open at 6pm.
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at door.
All ages welcome!
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Etta May Live
October 07, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
Winner of the prestigious American Comedy Awards "Comic of the Year," this Kentucky woman is a comedy icon!  Hailed as the "Polyester Princess," the reigning Queen of Southern Sass delivers a high powered, take no prisoners, performance full of truth, irony, humor, and wisdom.
This trailer park goddess has appeared on Oprah, Showtime, CMT, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, Columbia Pictures, and NBC.  She headlines the Hugely successful Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour and touts a huge fan base on SiriusXM comedy Channels.  Etta May is a seasoned performer with national appeal.  Doors at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm.  Tickets range from $21-$44.  All ages welcome!
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Rocky Horror Night with Cast from Skyline Creek Productions
October 07, 2017

Tiff's Saloon | 09:00 pm
The cast of the hit show Rocky Horror put on by Skyline Creek Productions at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center will be at Tiff's Saloon for a special night of Rocky Horror fun!  This night will include performance numbers and lots of dancing! Time warp contest and costume contests!  Special drinks at the bar made just for this night so don't miss it!
112 Bush Avenue- Hurst, IL 62949
(618) 987-2770


Southern Illinois Irish Festival
October 07, 2017 - October 08, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 11:00 am - 06:00 pm


The 21st annual Southern Illinios Irish Festival is coming back the weekend of October 7th and 8th!  The outdoor Celtic fair will be on Saturday from 11am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.  There will be live music both days including: the Heart Strings, Brianna Brown Band, The Dorians, Roisin Dubh, and the Wee Heavies!  There will be food and drink available for purchase, a variety of merchandise vendors, the Scottish Highland Games (they will be doing a demo on Saturday and the games will take place on Sunday), Irish Children's Village, piper Sean Folsom, a balloon artist, and a face painter. Admission to the festival grounds will be $10 per adult, and free for children under 18.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Live Music Lineup:
Saturday, October 7th:
  12:00pm  - 12:30pm Heart Strings
  12:50pm  -  1:50pm  Brianna Brown Band
    2:10pm  -  3:10pm  The Dorians
    3:30pm  -  4:30pm  Brianna Brown Band
    4:50pm  -  6:00pm  The Dorians
Sunday, October 8th:
    1:00pm  -  2:00pm  Roisin Dubh
    2:20pm  -  3:20pm  The Wee Heavies
    3:40pm  -  4:40pm  Roisin Dubh
    5:00pm  -  6:00pm  The Wee Heavies
326 Vermont Road- Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 956-9900


Howl at the Moon: Dueling Pianos for Hospice of Southern Illinois
October 13, 2017

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Performance Center | 07:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Save the Date for Hospice of Southern Illinois' 3rd Annual "Howl at the Moon" Dueling Pianos on Friday October 13, 2017 at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson.  Tickets are $35 each and tables of 8 are $250 each.
2400 Williamson County Parkway- Marion, IL 62959


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


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


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


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