UPCOMING EVENTS

Jonny Coller takes on Beer N Bonez

January 29, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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This will be Jonny's 1st time to the JOM stage and he does it on our favorite night Beer N Bonez. The .50 cent wings and $3.50 shrimp skewers will be cooked up in your favorite sauce, the beer as always ice cold and another top notch local music talent keeping ya entertained.

Greg Clutts

January 30, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Dr, Carterville, IL 62918
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Join us for the best of the 70's & 80's!

Trivia Night Thursdays

January 30, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/trivia-night-2019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Bring your friends to Trivia Night every Thursday evening (up to 6 people per team). The top team will win $25-off of their bar tab for the evening!

Amazing food and drink specials include:
$2 Coronas
$8 Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Pizzas
$10 All Other Pizzas
$15 Pitchers of Sangria
$8 5-Domestic Bottles
$4 Pints-Local Draft Beer
$5 Long Islands

Now offering a 3-bottle wine special! Get three bottles of Walker's Bluff wine for only $35 on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. *Not valid with any other offer. Excludes Cabernet and Syrah.

Bald Eagle Tours

January 31 - February 3, 2020 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/seasons_of_wildlife/index.html
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: craborchard@fws.gov
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The winter is a good time for spotting bald eagles on the Refuge. The colder and snowier the weather, the better your chance for spotting these majestic birds in their natural environment!

Crab Orchard is home to six nesting pairs of resident bald eagles and their offspring. Resident eagles will be strengthening their pair bond while working on their nests. A few nesting sites are visible from public roads throughout the Refuge and eagles are spotted daily. Look in large sturdy trees near the water, especially around Crab Orchard Lake.

Guided tours visit eagle nests and areas of the Refuge where eagles may be spotted. Reservations are required.

77th Annual Dinner - Back to the Future of Herrin

January 31, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Chamber of Commerce
ADDRESS: 3 S. Park, Herrin, IL 62948
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-to-the-future-of-herrin-celebrating-the-30s-40s-tickets-85696563729?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2Vr7BpSJOSFyyrxbt8GgxDH0STEaAH3qm6VW3DonH1jCy8NGYHtueJLWk
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Listen up Cats & Babes! We're celebrating our 77th Annual Dinner with a real Killer Diller kinda shindig- Back to the Future of Herrin- Celebrating the 30's & 40's!

Food and Wine Pairing Event in Wine Cave

January 31, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-and-wine-pairing-event-in-wine-cave-tickets-88835841393
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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**Amuse bouche**
Scallop and Mango Ceviche
Paired with WB White

**First Course (Soup)**
Three Mushroom Veloute
Cream based and made using locally sourced mushrooms from Flyway Family Farms
Paired with WB Gruner Veltliner

**Second Course (Appetizer)**
Shrimp and Grits
Paired with WB Pinot Gris

**Third Course (Salad)**
Hot Spinach Salad
Spinach, Egg, Croutons and Hot Red Wine Bacon Vinaigrette
Paired with WB Crimson Cabernet

**Fourth Course (Entree)**
House Cured Filet oscar style
Served with Potato Au Gratin
Paired with WB Petite Sirah

**Fifth Course (Dessert)**
Brandy Roasted Pear with mascarpone cream and locally sourced honey
Paired with WB White Port

Daddy Daughter Dance

January 31 - February 1, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miner Drive, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: http://gp1.glitnirticketing.com/gpticket/store/index.php?s_product_name=daddy
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Online registration is now open for the 2020 Daddy Daughter Dance at Rent One Park with the Southern Illinois Miners. Reserve your date today for either of our two great nights, January 31st or February 1st at 6pm each night.

Cinderella

January 31 - February 2, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Kre8ive Fine Arts presents this classic musical story of Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella!

Come experience this classic fairytale live on stage! Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a Musical for the ages. It follows the story we all know and love through beautiful songs and scenery.

Performance dates are January 31st, February 1st and 2nd.

Back Road County

January 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Come listen to Back Road County play at the Tasting Room on Friday, January 31st from 7-10pm!

Dave Clark Solo Show

January 31, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 985-4834
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
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Nothing better than starting off the weekend at the Pin Oak. Y'all come on out for cold drinks, live music, and good times with friends.

Leight July

January 31, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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Leight July started performing towards the end of October in 2016, just a few months after she began to experiment with the suitcase drum her father assembled. She has always claimed music as an emotional outlet, and is more than grateful to now claim it as a career. Leight's first performance took place at the Silent Brigade Distillery in downtown Paducah, Kentucky and has eventually migrated throughout KY and Illinois.

Finding Forever Animal Rescue: Tailgate Adoption Bowl

February 1, 2020 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond RV
ADDRESS: 2405 Black Diamond Drive, Marion, IL 62959
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Come tailgate with Finding Forever Animal Rescue for their pet Adoption Bowl. Finding Forever Animal Rescue will be having an adoption event on Saturday, Feb 1st 11am to 3pm inside the heated indoor showroom. Finding Forever Animal Rescue will have cats available for adoption. Spend time with the animals as they run, jump, and play. You may be their forever home.

Feel free to drop off any needed supplies for Finding Forever Animal Rescue at BDRV:
Bleach, laundry detergent, cat/dog toys, canned cat food, paper towels, fabulouso, and purina kitten chow

Finding Forever Animal Rescue is a non profit rescue that started August of 2016. They are located in Marion, Illinois. Their mission is to help animals in need and place them in their forever homes.

Jermaine Bollinger

February 1, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
WEBSITE: http://www.honkerhillwinery.com/
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
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Jermaine will be playing his acoustic solo Top 40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Maroon V, Walk the Moon, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Gavin DeGraw, and more. Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

5th Annual Daddy Daughter

February 1, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion of the City of Marion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Dr, Marion, IL 62959
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The 5th Annual Father/Daughter "Frozen" Princess Ball will be held at the Pavilion of the City of Marion on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Bring your little girl and enjoy an evening of fun and memories! We will have a special appearance from your favorite Frozen characters. There will be carriage rides, dancing, games, contests, a candy buffet, desserts, prizes, and more! Balloon twisting and face painting will be provided by Professor Play. Music will be provided by THE Mobile Music Man and photography by Shooting Star Photography. You can purchase pictures at the dance that you take home that evening or order picture packages. Tickets are $35.00 per couple (father/daughter) and $10.00 for each additional child. Carriage rides are $10.00 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase online at eventbrite.com. You can get more information by calling Stephaney Odle at (618) 922-6767. There will be a limited number of tickets available. Dress is semi formal and all ages are welcome.

Taylor Steele & the Love Preachers

February 1, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Walker's Bluff welcomes Effingham powerhouse Americana band Taylor Steele & the Love Preachers. They are making waves in Central Illinois and you will be in for a treat with unique original music and an R&B inflected roots-rock sound

Eli Tellor

February 1, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Dr, Carterville, IL 62918
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All the best of country music and always a fun time!

Joey Odum Live

February 1, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
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The Joey Odum Blues band will be playing Originals and Covers of Blues, Funk, and Soul. Joey has a new album out called Lonely Heart. Check out his title song on YouTube.

The Blue Eyed Bettys

February 1, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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The Blue Eyed Bettys can't wait to get back to John Brown"s!

Jonny Coller

February 2, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Come listen to Jonny Coller play rock/pop/country from 3-6pm at the Tasting Room on Sunday, February 2nd!

Paint Nite Don Sol

February 3, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Don Sol
ADDRESS: 2800 17th Street, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.yaymaker.com/us/il/marion/7402/events/don-sol-marion/february-03/paint-nite-at-don-sol-marion-10213928/?fbclid=IwAR1NB_Ch7KSUllPFUQuoQcr3nsXx4ttY0wgyh1-rCsK-551ifHICXdilF-8
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Advance registration required.
SPECIAL EVENT - AGES 13+

Yaymaker invites you to a paint nite event for ages 13 and above. Grab a bite to eat and your favorite drink and have a relaxes painting experience. No painting experience necessary!

Yoga Outside the Box

February 4, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Lavish Bath Box
ADDRESS: 605 Tower Square, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-outside-the-box-tickets-91078120109?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2aqqNIr5D4lf7AB7BK_tJqoqJp9DNf4BYY5FUC13rb8Hvh1cTg_q1iz1M
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Your Yoga Element and Lavish Bath Box are hosting an evening of yoga and self-care.

The Ivas John Band

February 4, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: John Browns On The Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plz, Marion, IL 62959
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Join the Ivas John Band on the first Tuesday of the month at John Brown's on the Square!

Paul Zollo/American Songwriter

Matt Basler

February 5, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Just One More Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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JOM welcomes Matt Basler to the experience that is Beer N Bonez every Wednesday. As always .50 cent wings and $3.50 shrimp skewers

Paint Nite at Pookie's

February 5, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.yaymaker.com/us/il/marion/7402/events/pookies-beer-burgers-bocce/february-05/paint-nite-at-pookies-10213932/?fbclid=IwAR2kVVlxi-lVtFsmZfc-9xzDRojXoH4Z1D3MvFge3srpHA7Zyw3xRd2DCGM
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Ages 21+

The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist

Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You'll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way. Guided by a talented and entertaining artist, you'll be amazed at what you create, and how much fun you have doing it.

Menopause The Musical

February 5 - 6, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/menopause20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/menopause-the-musical-tickets-77114883693
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain, and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer "The Silent Passage".

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of "The Change". The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change". Now celebrating 18 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

Now in its 18th year, this show ranks 14th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history at Harrah's Hotel and Casino on the Strip. Seen by more than 15 million, it has played every state in the continental US and more than 500 cities worldwide, and has been translated into nine languages. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.

Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show

February 7 - 9, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.visitsi.com/view-all-events
PHONE: (618) 997-3690
EMAIL: info@visitSI.com
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Friday 3 pm- 8pm
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday 10 am - 3 pm

In celebration of our 'Lucky 13' year, visitSI and Black Diamond RV Superstore have partnered together to present a great show packed with boats, trailers, campers, fishing tackle, educational sessions, live entertainment and more!

Attendees must be present to win any big prize giveaways; sign-ups will be done during show hours in the visitSI booth. We will also be collecting can goods, have door prize drawings on Friday night, bluegrass entertainment on Saturday afternoon and continue our Saturday and Sunday seminars instructed by local NFP organizations.

As one of the only free shows in the Midwest, the Boat and Fishing Show offers a combination of FREE parking, admission, and seminars for the whole family to enjoy. Thousands of people attend each year, proving that outdoor recreation is a way of life and a sure sign that spring is returning to Southern Illinois. The support of our vendors, media and attendees allows us to continue to support two local charities with 100% of ALL proceeds from this event going to their organizations.

The Traveling Salvation Show: Neil Diamond Tribute

February 7, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/travelling-salvation20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/traveling-salvation-show-neil-diamond-tribute-tickets-79351601777
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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This up-tempo, rock-oriented tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond will have you dancing and singing along to all of the classic hits. Don't confuse this with the "AM radio" version of Neil Diamond, we are a hard-driving, ten person ensemble that works to recreate the energy of Mr. Diamond's live arena performances while incorporating our own rock flair. Think of it as Neil Diamond's music played by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra... and it is so good, so good!!! Neil Diamond Rocks - and The Traveling Salvation Show will prove it to you!

So pack up the babies, grab the old ladies and #comegetsaved at our next performance that will leave you feeling #sogoodsogood. Wearing sequins is not required, but highly encouraged!

Dave Clark Solo Show

February 7 - 8, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
WHERE: Chevie's Lounge
ADDRESS: 913 W. Monroe, Herrin, IL 62948
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It's always a great time at Chevies y'all come on out! Drinks and live music!

Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon

February 8, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 5778 Coal Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/FlywiththeEaglesHalfMarathon
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
EMAIL: genetincher@yahoo.com
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It's not often you get to feel like you're flying. This flat, fast course winds through the stunning Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, including areas typically reserved for eagles alone. The course features 13.1 miles of beautiful scenery, pavement sections and trips down back roads, always accompanied by plenty of water stations.

David Brewer's Audubon Presentation & Exhibit

February 8, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Hartley Art Gallery and Event Center
ADDRESS: 100 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 967-8142
EMAIL: hartleyvenue100@icloud.com
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The Hartley Art Gallery is hosting a reception for professional photographer David Brewer.

Guests will be offered an opportunity to view David's exhibit of over 125 exceptional photography prints of 52 different species of North American birds. David will also be making a presentation called Nature's Journey. Part of this presentation will contain details regarding what David has learned about the discipline and science behind photography. Brewer explains that his photography includes the emotion from nature and describes his collection as "Naturescapes as Art".

This exhibit displays Brewer's skill as an artist to capture moments in nature that remind us of the importance to take the time to enjoy what nature gives to us. David will explain why he pays homage to Audubon and how he influenced his career and talent in photography. This exhibit will bring to you what our surrounding nature in this region has to offer.

Please join us for this educational reception as we support David's gifted talents. Enjoy meeting David in person, his Nature's Journey presentation and a unique culinary experience.

Naas Brothers

February 8, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Rd, Carbondale, IL 62902
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Live music, drinks!

John Ryan

February 8, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Come out to hear a selection of classic rock/country rock music live!

The Natives

February 8, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Classic Rock variety band from Makanda, IL playing live at The Tasting Room

The Coasters

February 8, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/the-coasters20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-coasters-tickets-64324368919
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock n' roll vocal group who had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Beginning with "Searchin'" and "Young Blood", their most memorable songs were written by the songwriting and producing team of Leiber and Stoller. Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo-wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo-wop legacy through the 1960s. Don’t miss some of their great hits like "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", "Along Came", and "Poison Ivy".

This Event brought to you with sponsorship by River Radio and WSIL-TV3.

Shades of Gray

February 8, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 N Madison, Marion, IL 62959
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Live music at Pookie's

Southern Comfort Band

February 8 - 9, 2020 | 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
WHERE: Just One More Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 1303 Enterprise Way, Marion, IL 62959
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Well, well look who coming back to bring us the up beat tunes we all love. Had a great crowd and great time in November and we fully expect the same this time. Mark your calendars, like, and share the event. See ya then!

Dave Simmons Duo

February 9, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
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Come listen to Dave "Rhythm Man" Simmons Duo play ez listening/acoustic Sunday, February 9th at the Tasting Room from 3-6pm!