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Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX
July 29, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
The "Will Rock For Food" Concert Series is very pleased and proud to bring the legendary Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center Saturday, July 29th at 7pm!  This annual event continues to be a great vehicle that enables us to serve those in our community who need it the very most.  This year’s fundraiser is the Marion Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.  
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Summer Pops Concert
July 30, 2017

O'Neil Auditorium John A. Logan College | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm


Bring family and friends to enjoy this concert performed by the John A. Logan College Community Band directed by Bob Swearingen. A variety of music will be performed from jazz (Duke Ellington & Sonny Rollins) to classic rock (Chicago & Queen) to Hollywood (George Gershwin & John Williams). 

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free Admission

For more information contact Student Activities & Cultural Events at or 618-985-2828 Ext. 8287


700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918


Williamson County Fair
August 08, 2017 - August 12, 2017

Williamson County Fairgrounds | 07:00 pm
Illinois' longest running county fair, the 161st Annual Williamson County Fair will be held in Marion August 8th-12th.
Nightly from 6pm-10pm
   - Carnival Rides
     (Armbands per night, single ride tickets)
   - Sheena's Friends: Pony Rides/Petting Zoo
   - Food Vendors and Exhibitors
Tuesday, August 8th
   - Demolition Derby #1:
      Compact, Chain and Wire Cars,
      Kids Power Wheels
Wednesday, August 9th
   - Family Night:
      Free Grandstand Entertainment
Thursday, August 10th
   - Rodeo:
      Bareback Riding, Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Miniature Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping,
      Cowgirls Barrel Racing, Bull Riding
Friday, August 11th
   - Antique, Garden, Super Stock, and ITPA Tractor Pulls/Hot Farm Stock Pullers
Saturday, August 12th
   - Speed Horse Show

101 North Fair Street/1500 East Main Street- Marion, IL 62959


August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
Skyline Creek Productions brings you CATS!  The record-breaking musical specacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is coming back to Marion.  All ages welcome.
Doors Friday and Saturday - 6:30pm
Time Friday and Saturday - 7:30pm
Doors Sunday - 1:00pm
Time Sunday - 2:00pm
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Stars and Steel Guitar Concert
August 11, 2017 - August 12, 2017

Herrin Civic Center | 07:00 pm
The Stars and Steel Guitars Concert will be back at the Herrin Civic Center August 11th & 12th.  Show starts at 11:00 am on August 11th and 10:00 am on August 12th.
Tickets are $40 for a two day pass!!
Entertainment Line Up:
Joe Wright
Rodney Crisp
Amber Martin
Tom Campbell
Perley Curtis
Steve Alonzo Walker
Mason "Little Hank" Ramsey
Barbara Fairchild
Billy Easton
David Chamberlain
Lynn Owsley
Vendor tables are available for $100 included is your 2 day pass.  If you would like to sponsor The Stars and Steel Guitars Concert, you can purchase an ad in their book.
$35 small
$80 half page
$150 full page
101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-6115


Moonstock 2017
August 18, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Walker's Bluff | 03:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This 4-day Music Festival will celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse at Walker’s Bluff, a picturesque vineyard located in beautiful Southern Illinois.  On August 21, 2017 an estimated 200,000 tourists will travel to our region to observe the point of greatest duration.  On that day, at 1:20 pm, you can experience light turn to darkness as Ozzy Osbourne kicks off his concert with Bark at the Moon.
14250 Meridian Road- Carterville, IL 62918


The Phelps Sisters Benefit- Mentors 4 Kids
August 18, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
Come watch The Phelps Sisters, with special performance by The Phelps Brothers, to help raise money for Mentors 4 Kids!  This event is for all ages.  Doors open at 6pm.
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


SI Junk Fest
August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Pickers Outlet Mall | 06:00 am - 03:00 pm
If you haven't already heard, this is the weekend of the Total Solar Eclipse!  Southern Illinois is the best place in the "WORLD" to see it.  It is estimated that over 300,000 people will be coming to experience this event.  Pickers Outlet Mall wants to give travelers fun things to do while they are here visiting so, we decided to have a Big Flea Market.  We have 10 acres of flat grassy land to set-up and have convenient parking for our customers.  There will be porta potties, music and one of Southern Illinois' Finest, Big Blues Que Barbecue!  Please let us know ASAP if you would like to set-up so we have an idea how many are coming.
9764 Herrin Road- Johnston City, IL 62951


Josh Gracin
September 09, 2017

Marion Cultural and Civic Center | 07:00 pm
Harrisburg Medical Center is proud to bring country music artist and former American Idol contestant, Josh Gracin to the Marion Cultural and Civic Center Saturday, September 9th at 7pm for their first ever "Rockin for the Health of It" benefit concert!  Local duo from Harrisburg, Zola Road, will be opening for Josh Gracin.  All ages are welcome.
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


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


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


Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos
October 13, 2017

Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Performance Center | 07:00 pm
Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos brings the total experience of the famous piano bar to you!  Proceeds benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Tickets go on sale July 14th, 2017.
2400 Williamson County Parkway- 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 “Knock Out!” – New York Times
800 Tower Square Plaza- Marion IL, 62959


Hospice Red Carpet Gala
January 27, 2018

The Pavilion | 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The 8th Annual Red Carpet Gala will be Saturday January 27, 2018.  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.  The Red Carpet Gala has grown and now is one of the premier social events in Southern Illinois.
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959