ALL EVENTS

POSTPONED - The Hillbenders Present WhoGrass

April 10, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.hillbenders.com/Tour
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hillbenders-present-whograss-tickets-76055294433
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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A chronological journey of The Who's legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who's TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest bands.

From the early hits all the way through The Who's discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend's solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along!

S.I. Spirituality & Psychic Festival

May 2 - 3, 2020 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Celebrations Event Center
ADDRESS: 1602 Old Creal Springs Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.celebrationseventcenter.net/
PHONE: (618) 998-8901
EMAIL: events@celebrationseventcenter.net
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This will be our 4th annual festival and it will be bigger and better than ever! A two-day event with psychic readers, reiki practitioners, vendors, food trucks, beer & wine, and live music! $3 entry fee, stay and enjoy yourself all day!

Full Moon Kayak Tour

May 8, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/Events.html
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
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Join a refuge Ranger through the backwaters of the Refuge and explore nature in a unique way. Seeing nature from the water could expose you to a different perspective of the landscape. Learn interesting facts about the Refuge history, view wildlife as you pass by, and enjoy the summer breeze. Kayaks are limited, reserve your space!

Meets at Devils Kitchen Lake Line 13 Boat Ramp
Ages 15 years+ only
Reservations are required.

Corey Evitts

May 9, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.pookiesbar.com/stay-for-fun/
PHONE: (618) 440-5100
EMAIL: pookiesbar@gmail.com
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Enjoy live music in a great atmosphere!

Free Movie Night -Jumanji: The Next Level

May 15, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Production Room
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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We will be showing 'Jumanji: The Next Level'! Entry is FREE for this event with food and drink specials (below).

**Food & Drink Specials at Concession**
$1 popcorn
$1 water or soda
$1 candy
$2 hot chocolate
$2 cotton candy
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$4 spiked hot chocolate (over 21 only)

POSTPONED- SI Miners Opening Day

May 15, 2020 | 7:05 pm - 11:05 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.southernillinoisminers.com/schedule/2020_MINERS_SCHEDULE_FLYER.pdf
TICKETS: https://www.southernillinoisminers.com/tickets/tickets-tab
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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The Southern Illinois Miners 14th season kicks off May 15th, 2020. Help us welcome the New Jersey Jackals to Southern Illinois!

Game time is 7:05pm with Fantastic Friday Night Fireworks post game. Sponsored by People's National Bank, River Radio and WPSD-TV.

Fishing for Hope- Randy Ogden Memorial Tournament

May 16, 2020 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/fishingforhopetournament/
PHONE: (618) 694-2084
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The 9th Annual Fishing for Hope- Randy Ogden Memorial will take place at Pyramid Acres Marina on May 16th, 2020. This tournament is a buddy bass tournament with silent auction, raffles and much more.

Pollinator Talk and Garden Tour

May 16, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/Events.html
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
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Learn about the amazing attributes of pollinators and finish the talk with a stroll through the pollinator garden.

Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended.

SNTP Live

May 16, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.pookiesbar.com/stay-for-fun/
PHONE: (618) 440-5100
EMAIL: pookiesbar@gmail.com
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We are bringing the SOUL to Marion, IL for our debut at Pookie's! Get ready Marion, we'll see you there!

Shades of Gray Live

May 23, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.pookiesbar.com/stay-for-fun/
PHONE: (618) 440-5100
EMAIL: pookiesbar@gmail.com
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Project Red 'Heal'

May 29, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Wine Cave
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-red-heal-event-in-the-wine-cave-at-walkers-bluff-tickets-99403574768
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
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Join us for the Project Red 'Heal' Fundraiser to support the Modern Widow's Club of Southern Illinois!

Tickets are $25 each and include live music provided by Jessica Evans, light appetizers, refreshments and a cash bar featuring a signature drink, the Mo'heal'to... a fun spin on the tasty mojito! There will also be silent auction and a prize for the Red 'Heal' photo that gets the most donations! Special Honored Guest, Modern Widows Club Founder and Development Director, Carolyn Caple Moor, will be joining us, too!

Killer Pimps Live

May 30, 2020 | 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pookie's Beer, Burgers, Bocce
ADDRESS: 109 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.pookiesbar.com/stay-for-fun/
PHONE: (618) 440-5100
EMAIL: pookiesbar@gmail.com
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Talking Tombstones

May 31, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS: 8588 Route 148, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/Events.html
PHONE: (618) 997-3344
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Part of the Becoming an Outdoors Family Program.

Cemeteries can help you to know the past of the land that surrounds you, understand history, or get to know your ancestors. While traveling in time, join a Refuge Ranger and take a closer look at some of the Crab Orchard NWR cemeteries, explore parts of the refuge usually unseen, and learn interesting facts about the Refuge history.

Meets at Refuge Visitor Center. Reservations required.

Larry, Steve and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers

June 5, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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The Gatlin Brothers are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have dazzled audiences for more than 60 years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy for Best Country Song ("Broken Lady"), three ACM awards for Single of the Year ("All the Gold in California") Album of the year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, along with five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single, Album and Male Vocalist of the Year. The brothers have accumulated 7 #1 singles, 32 top 40, 22 Studio Albums and 5 BMI "Million-Air" Awards. Larry ranks 4th as Solo Writer's with the most self-penned top 40 Billboard Hits! His massive song catalog has been recorded by the Who's Who of entertainers, including Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Sir Tom Jones, Dottie West, Charlie Rich, Johnny Mathis and dozens of others, securing his legacy as one of BMI's top solo songwriters of all time.

For more than 62 years now, the Gatlin Brothers have entertained audiences in some of the world's largest venues and from some of the most iconic stages, including the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, the People's Choice Awards, the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Oprah, Barbara Mandrell Show and their own variety special on ABC - "Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers."

In 1976, the Gatlin Brothers were on the fast track, thanks to the chart-topping success of the Grammy Award-winning single "Broken Lady". The hits continued throughout the decade with their signature song "All the Gold In California' followed by "Houston (Means I'm One Step Closer To You)." The next decade brought number one hits with "I Don't Wanna Cry", "I Just Wish You Were Someone To Love," "Statues Without Hearts," "Love Is Just A Game", and "Night Time Magic."

This Able Veterans' Really Close to Almost 5k Color Run/Walk

June 6, 2020 | 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Harry Crisp Sports Complex
ADDRESS: 1606 South Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/IL/Marion/5KColorRunforThisAbleVeteran
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marion/5KColorRunforThisAbleVeteran?fbclid=IwAR3xSloyVHnZV4a3Y0SkvlpVrRTM9HMVr4Hffz-RX9tJxoh1HBaj8rdQVMY
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FUN, lots of color, some crazy costumes, informal, not timed, a great cause, oh and FUN.

- Raffle Items
- 50/50 drawing
- Photo-ops with TAV service dogs
- PTSD service dog demos
- Free bottled water at designated areas

20 American flags at the finish line representing the 20 veterans that take their lives every day. As you finish the race, remember and honor why you chose to participate in, and support such an amazing race! Please feel free to wear a picture of a veteran family member or friend on the back of your shirt to show your support and love for them.

Color Run Tips:
- Bring covers for your car seats
- Wear sunglasses
- Wear clothing you don't mind getting the color powder on
- Bring a bandana to cover your hair, mouth or ears
- Put your cell phone in a plastic bag

SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED AT RACE! ONLY SERVICE DOGS ARE PERMITTED. IF YOU BRING YOUR PET YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

Race registration is $25 and includes t-shirt.

Registration deadline is May 24, 2020.

Joe Nichols

June 7, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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With hits like "Yeah", "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off", "Brokenheartsville" ,and "Sunny and 75' you don't want to miss Joe Nichols!

As Joe Nichols began work on a brand new batch of old-school country music, he found himself looking back for inspiration. Back to his early career, back to true friends and the simple perfection of pure country music... back to things that never get old.
"Full circle is the term I would use," the Arkansas native says about his new project, fittingly titled Never Gets Old. "The whole theme of the record is 'Let's get back to where it all began for me. Let's get back to where my passion for music began."
From 2002's Man With a Memory on, Nichols harnessed that passion as a steady hit maker, racking up six Number Ones and eight Top 10s, including chart-topping modern classics like "Brokenheartsville" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." He's a four-time Grammy nominee, an ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winner, and his last album offering, Crickets, kept the success going, sending both "Yeah" and "Sunny and 75" to Platinum-certified Number One status.
But then four years went by - the longest span between releases of his career - as Nichols dug in to reconnect with his calling. In Never Gets Old, he's done just that.
"Instead of us making something that's built for instant success, the idea was 'Let's make something we're gonna be proud of 30 years from now," Nichols explains. "I'm thinking less about what will work, and more about what I love."

Magpie Market Days Spring Vintage Market

June 12 - 14, 2020 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thepavilionevents.com/event-types/
PHONE: (618) 767-5341
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Join us for a vintage market like never before! This event is indoor and will host over 90 of the best makers, flippers and vintage vendors in the country! LIVE music and food trucks!

Hours: Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

Admission: $10 Friday, $5 Saturday-Sunday - Pay once and come and go all weekend!
Children 12 and under are FREE! Parking is also FREE!

SI Miners Faith and Family Night

June 28, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://miners.v5.platform.sportsdigita.com/faith--family-night
TICKETS: https://www.southernillinoisminers.com/tickets/tickets-tab
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
EMAIL: info@southernillinoisminers.com
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The Southern Illinois Miners are proud to present Jermaine Bollinger and band for our annual Faith and Family Night. Jermaine and his band will be playing a post-game concert as well as a short pre-game set. Hear players' and coaches' testimonials throughout the game along with other faith-based activities.

Bring your group to the stadium and take advantage of the Miners great group pricing. Back this year is our popular T-shirt package, which includes your ticket to the game, Faith and Family T-shirt and a meal voucher for $25.

Buddy Guy

July 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: www.Marionccc.com
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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SEVEN TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER
BUDDY GUY
ALSO FEATURING PERFORMANCE BY TOM HAMBRIDGE
Brought to you by Cody Dunbar and MCCC
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At age 82, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Relay For Life Festival of Hope - Don't Stop Believin' in a Cure

July 18, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=97145&pg=informational&sid=212807&name=event-details
TICKETS: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY20NCR?pg=entry&fr_id=97145
PHONE: (404) 653-5288
EMAIL: stephanie.smith@cancer.org
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Join us for Relay For Life Festival of Hope - Don't Stop Believin' in a Cure! Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event.

Truthseekers Homecoming

July 30 - August 1, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/truthseekers-homecoming-march-19-21/
TICKETS: http://truthseekershomecoming.com/tickets
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Join us at the Marion Civic Center for the Truthseekers Homecoming!

Fun HUB Bash for CASA

August 7, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Hub Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thehubmarion.com/
PHONE: (618) 997-2482
EMAIL: marketing@thehubmarion.com
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Inflatable Fun and The HUB Recreation Center are teaming up again for our Fourth Annual Bash for CASA of Williamson County!

WRISTBANDS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY: this allows you access to the Aquatics Center for the day and at least 10 inflatables in the gymnasium throughout the afternoon.

$4 for Hubbers
$8 for Non-Members

Each non-member entering the facility MUST buy a wristband. Children 13 and under MUST be escorted by a paying adult (18+).

The HUB will be offering a one-day only $5 enrollment fee all day for our Five Year Anniversary from 8am to 8pm!

*A pro-rated amount of your first month's payment is required at the time of registration (cash or card ONLY). No exceptions. You must put a card or checking account on file for automatic deduction each month.

Inflatable Fun will be offering 15% off inflatables booked during the Bash from 3pm to 7pm that day only!

Huge thank you to the following sponsors for helping make this day possible: First Southern Bank, Cosimi Dental Implants and Periodontics, Novacom Communications and Clintech.

Our goal is to raise $8,000 for CASA of Williamson County this year so come on by and do your part to support this much-needed organization in Marion and surrounding communities. CASA is a nonprofit organization, training community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in our community.

Spring Mommy & Me Princess Party

August 16, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thepavilionevents.com/event-types/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-spring-mommy-me-princess-party-tickets-95634063057
PHONE: (618) 922-6767
EMAIL: information@thepavilionevents.com
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There will be entertainment, games, cupcakes and treats, prizes, a balloon drop, and more! Music will be provided by THE Mobile Music Man and professional photography by Shooting Star Photography. You can purchase pictures at the party that you take home with you for $5 or order picture packages.

General admission tickets are $40 per couple (mommy/daughter) and $10 for each additional child or adult (grandma, aunt, etc.). VIP admission tickets are an additional $15 per child. VIP ticket holders will get into the party 30 minutes early (1:30pm), have autograph opportunities, and receive a princess goody bag! Adults do not need to purchase VIP tickets for themselves. Carriage ride tickets are $100 per person and you will choose your ride time. We are offering four different levels of business sponsorships.

Tickets can only be purchased online. Contact Stephaney Odle for more information. There are limited tickets available for this event, so get yours before they sell out. We will be collecting donations again at the door for Pregnancy Matters. Please bring new diapers, wipes, formula, baby items, and clothes, etc. Clothing can be in new or gently used, smoke free condition. If you bring a donation, your child will be entered in our drawings to win a prize!

Come see Elsa, Anna, Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Jasmine, Moana, Snow White, Cinderella, Tiana, Tinker Bell, and more!

Hiplet Ballerinas

August 16, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.hipletballerinas.com/tour-dates
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiplet-ballerinas-tickets-64326805206
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
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Hiplet Ballerinas first found fame in 2016 when their videos went viral on BuzzFeed, Good Morning America, and The Huffington Post. Since then, they've traveled the world performing in Paris Fashion Week, at half-time shows for the NBA, in Hong Kong's Chinese New Years Day Parade, and more.

This must-see show fuses classical pointe technique with urban dance that is rooted in communities of color, fueled by inclusivity, modern movement, and Instagram-ready style. Come see the Company everyone is talking about during this special one night engagement.

This Show is Sponsored by River Radio and WSIL-TV3.

Paddle Fest

May 6 - 15, 2021 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 10257 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
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Grab your paddle and register for Pyramid Acres Marina's 2nd Annual Paddle Fest! Bring your kayak, canoe, paddle board or pedal boat and enjoy a day of water sports with friends and family on beautiful Lake of Egypt. Over $800 in prizes were given away to last year's participants. Let's beat our registration total of 229 in 2021!

Cost is $25/adult, $20/child 12 and under. Anyone who registers after April 17, 2020 is not guaranteed a T-shirt. Team River Runner participants must register directly through pamarina2018@yahoo.com or mail registration form to: Paddle Fest, 340 Shawnee Meadows Lane - Anna, IL 62906.