ALL EVENTS

Clay Hand-Footprint Ornament

October 14, 2019 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Fish Tales Pottery & Pets
ADDRESS: 1021 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.potteryandpets.com/
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: linda@fishtalespetshop.com
Visit SI Facebook

We will be getting a jump start on Christmas gifts all day. These hand or foot prints are $10 for the first one, $7 for additional ones. This makes the perfect gift for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or yourself! A keepsake to cherish forever and we do all the work. Open to all ages, no sign up necessary!

Dave Clark: Tacos and Tunes

October 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Chevie's Lounge
ADDRESS: 913 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Hey y'all, it's Taco Tuesday brought to you by Newman & Co and Chevie's! Come on out for $1 tacos, $3 loaded nachos and $1.50 drafts. Food starts at 5:30pm and music kicks-off at 7pm.

Ceramic Pumpkin Painting Party

October 17 - 18, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 12:30 pm
WHERE: Fish Tales Pottery & Pets
ADDRESS: 1021 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.potteryandpets.com/
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: linda@fishtalespetshop.com
Visit SI Facebook

Come paint your very own lighted ceramic pumpkin! Lasts forever (unless someone breaks it) and no scooping yucky seeds! We have several sizes and styles to choose from and we will show you how to paint it to match your decor or mood. Prices range from $29-$49. Don't miss out and sign-up today!

Thursday 5pm-8pm and Friday 10:30am-12:30pm

Music Trivia with Big Papa G

October 18, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street , Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.bigpapag.com/event
PHONE: (618) 998-2291
EMAIL: casa.director@williamsoncountyil.gov
Visit SI Facebook

CASA of Williamson County presents Music Trivia with Big Papa G! This fun-filled evening will have lots of prizes, games and MUSIC! Cash bar will be available (no outside alcohol allowed) but you are welcome to bring your own snacks! Prizes given to best/worst score, best decorated table and MORE!

Tickets are $20 per person or $150 for a table of 8 - call CASA for tickets today!

Movie Night: Monster House

October 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Production Room
ADDRESS: 14250 Meridian Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/monster-house-free-movie-night-101819/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

This month, we will be showing "Monster House" in the Production Room attached to The Tasting Room. Entry is FREE for this event with food and drink specials.

Specials: $1 popcorn/candy/cans of soda, $2.50 root beer/coke float, $4 spiked soda/hot chocolate.

Monster House (2006) [PG] Synopsis: No adults believe three youths' (Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner) assertion that a neighboring residence is a living creature that means them harm. With Halloween approaching, the trio must find a way to destroy the structure before innocent trick-or-treaters meet ghastly ends.

Pirate Ship Haunted House: Kids' Night

October 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

Bring the kids to our Free pirate ship themed haunted house, located in the big barn next to our marina bar at PA. Make it a night because we have dinner options as well inside the marina- and kiddie cocktails!

Menu: pizza, chicken wings and strips, jalapeno poppers and boudin balls.

Dave Clark Solo Show

October 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Just Add Water, Bait, Tackle and More
ADDRESS: 12092 Lake of Egypt Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Hey y'all, it's gonna be a fun night at a fun place. Looking forward to being back here again!

Abracadabra LIVE!

October 18, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/abracadabra19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abracadabra-live-tickets-67233458083
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

From the Co-Creator of Broadway's "The Illusionists" franchise, comes an all-new Illusionary Spectacular - ABRACADABRA Live on Tour. Featuring Five World-Class Magicians/Illusionists/Escape Artists/Sleight-Of-Hand Specialists along with a supporting cast of talented Dancers/Visual Artists. Not to mention Five Magnificent Macaws and Cockatoos who will appear from nowhere and fly high and low directly above the audience!

ABRACADABRA promises "Thrills and Skills" in an all-ages family-friendly format. World Champion Grand Illusionist Brett Daniels, in partnership with Legendary Rock and Broadway Promoter, Arny Granat's Grand Slam Productions, will stage magic and illusionary acts that have drawn industry raves "Magnificent! ... Flawless! ... A Dazzler!" - Variety.

OTIS

October 18 - 19, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: John Brown's on the Square
ADDRESS: 1000 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://theotisband.com/
EMAIL: otisheavyblues@hotmail.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

The NEW Southern Rock Sensation from Kentucky, "OTIS" is back from Europe and LIVE at John Brown's on the Square!

Deep in South Central Kentucky, authentic music is alive and well through native musicians who are still testifying to brothers and sisters all around the world. Otis has taken in a steady diet of Roots, Blues, Classic Rock and Roll, and created their own unique sound. Otis draws from the raw electric sounds of Muddy Waters and stirs in a heavy influence of Southern sounds, courtesy of The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and more. This sums up what the sound of Otis is musically and gives a glimpse into the sound and soul of the four-piece band.

October Junk Fest Flea Market Craft Fair & Car Show

October 19 - 20, 2019 | 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Pickers Outlet Mall
ADDRESS: 9764 Herrin Road, Johnston City, IL 62951
WEBSITE: https://www.pickersoutletmall.com/
PHONE: (618) 983-5151
EMAIL: mur_man@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

Our Junk Fest keeps getting bigger and better each year! We have a flat 10-acre field convenient for both shoppers and vendors, located between Herrin and Johnston City on the busy Herrin Road. There will be lots of cool and unique things to shop for, a food vendor and music! Stay tuned for updates.

Vendor space (12x12): One day is $20, Two days is $35. Sponsorships are $100 and are limited. We will display information about your business during the event, post to social media, and distribute flyers.

Car Show entry is $10 on Sunday, October 20 from 10am-3pm. There will be at least 3 choice awards and first 20 dash plaques.

Fall Festival: Car Show & Flea Market

October 19 - 20, 2019 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Williamson County Fairgrounds
ADDRESS: 101 North Fair Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 715-9318
Visit SI Facebook

Come out to see us at the Inaugural Fall Festival: Car Show and Flea Market! There will be kids activities, music, awards, vendors, food, and more family fun!

Car Show will be on Saturday, Flea Market is open both days. $10 entry fee per car, vendor spots are $25.

Halloween Havoc Pickleball Tournament

October 19, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Black Diamond Pickleball Complex
ADDRESS: 500 East DeYoung Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionparks.com/event/black-diamond-pickleball-complex-ribbon-cutting/
PHONE: (618) 997-1115
EMAIL: info@marionparks.com
Visit SI Facebook

Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles. Non-Sanctioned, Self Officiated. Double Elimination. Matches governed by USAPA Rules. Light snacks and water provided.

Entry Fee is $25/person, $5 for each additional division. Proceeds go to Black Diamond Pickleball Complex equipment.

Register online only by October 15th. For assistance, please call MPD 993-3940 or Jeffro 559-0550.

Yin Yoga & Meditation Retreat

October 19, 2019 | 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Mandala Gardens
ADDRESS: 1704 North State Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.mandalagardens.org/mandalagardensevents
PHONE: (618) 889-0427
EMAIL: mandala.gardens@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

"The body benefits from movement... the mind benefits from stillness" Sakyong Mipham.

Join me for this wonderful Fall mini retreat to benefit mind and body. Dharma talk on mindfulness, yin yoga, walking meditation in the garden, ending with deep relaxation. Please bring a light brown bag lunch. We will eat together mindfully and silently in nature. All Levels welcome.

Room on the Broom Story Time

October 19, 2019 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
WHERE: Fish Tales Pottery & Pets
ADDRESS: 1021 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.potteryandpets.com/
PHONE: (618) 942-3474
EMAIL: linda@fishtalespetshop.com
Visit SI Facebook

We will be reading the "Room on the Broom" story and painting this super cute witch. This event is for kids of all ages and is only $10. Call us to reserve your spot as space will be limited!

Pumpkin Plunge

October 19, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WHERE: JALC Logan Fitness
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/loganfitness
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: loganfitness@jalc.edu
Visit SI Facebook

Join us for the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Plunge open to all ages! Featuring a floating pumpkin patch, pick-your-pumpkin, pumpkin painting, haunted 5K trail run, costume contest, and hot cocoa!

3pm-5pm Pumpkin Plunge and Painting
5:30pm 5K Haunted Trail Fun Run Race Time

Registration:TBA
Price: $5 per pumpkin plunger
$20 per person 5K haunted trail run registration
$25 for both

Children 10 years and younger no charge for trail run. Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool by an adult 18 years or older. Parents/Guardians must be present during the entire event. *Proper swim attire for the pool.*

This event sponsors a current John A. Logan Student Scholarship! October 1st deadline to register for the trail run and receive a guaranteed T-shirt.

PA Haunted House: Adult Night

October 19, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 12057 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

Get tanked on the plank at PA's Annual Halloween Party! Free haunted house for kids on Friday and a scarier version on Saturday for the "big kids". Costume contest at 8pm with a DJ/karaoke. You will be amazed at the frightening details of this year's event!

BBQ plates will be for sale 12pm-9pm outside of the marina bar.

Music and Memories with Bryan Duncan

October 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/bryan-duncan19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bryan-duncan-tickets-71094835567
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

On January 19, 1991, Bryan Duncan flew to Marion to be part of BVN's 3rd event. Now, almost 30 years later, he will be fly back to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary! It will be a night filled with the great personality of Bryan Duncan -not easily duplicated!

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of ministry at 104.5FM. Tickets: $12/$15/$18. Add-on options for Meet & Greet will take place prior to concert and will include Bryan, a song, and a cookie.

Raquel Ray

October 19, 2019 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Historic Log Cabin Tavern
ADDRESS: 1105 South Court Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-9537
Visit SI Facebook

Singer/songwriter, Raquel Ray will perform her music for 2 hours. Come out and support this young new artist and hear her beautiful voice. Free admission.

Haunted Hayride

October 24 - 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: James Street Park
ADDRESS: 501 James Street, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/
PHONE: (618) 985-2252
Visit SI Facebook

Wagons load at James Street Park and head to Cannon Park where the haunting begins! Come have a howling good time! Ticket prices remain at $5 per ride. Hosted by Carterville Lions Club.

Marion Pumpkin Glow and Stroll

October 25 - 26, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Heartland Regional Medical Center
ADDRESS: 3333 West DeYoung Street, Marion, IL 62959
Visit SI Facebook

In its 2nd year, this pre-Halloween display of 500 carved and illuminated pumpkins will line the walking path around the pond behind HRMC. Halloween inflatables, tasty Fall foods and warm beverages will be available. FREE Admission!

Glo Bingo Boo Bash

October 25, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Kokopelli Golf Club
ADDRESS: 1527 Champions Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.artstarts.biz
PHONE: (618) 645-2787
EMAIL: artstarts2005@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

GloBingo, this is not your grandma's bingo! Bring snacks and wear your best costume for a chance to win over $1,000 is cash prizes! Cash bar will be available. Boo Bash Bingo fundraiser proceeds benefit Artstarts. Doors open at 6pm, Bingo starts at 7pm.

Ronnie Milsap and the Kentucky Opry

October 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/ronnie-milsap19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ronnie-milsap-tickets-67039722615
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

All ages welcome. Online ticket sales end 3 hours prior to performance.

Tickets:
$135 - Platinum (Pit and A-B)
$95 - Gold (Rows C-G)
$53 - Reserved (Remainder of Floor)
$37 - Balcony

Karaoke - Dress Your Genre Halloween Bash

October 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62901
WEBSITE: http://www.honkerhillwinery.com/event-calendar/monthcalendar/2019/10/-
PHONE: (618) 549-5517
Visit SI Facebook

Who is your all time favorite artist or band? John Lennon, Prince, Jackson 5, or was it NKOTB? Did you dance to some Soul Train or two step to Merle Haggard? Were you the Aqua Net wearing generation rockin' some Bon Jovi or Metallica? Whatever your favorite decade/genre was, Rock it and let's party!

Prizes for best dressed, door prizes and free finger-foods while supplies last. Make your plans now!

Stand Up Comedy with Tim Northern

October 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 14250 Meridian Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-at-walkers-bluff-tim-northern-tickets-75153639559
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

You've seen him on Last Comic Standing, he's opened for Rodney Carrington, he's been on Star Search... and he's coming to Southern Illinois!

Tim is 6'3", 200 pounds of manly man with what is often described as an obscure sense of humor. He is articulate, smart and deceptively witty, but most importantly he's funny. The combination of his gruff exterior and his easy on the ears style could be catastrophic, but this mixture works well. His opening line 'I love y'all' leaves audiences wondering what's next. They soon realize he's sincere.

Join us for LIVE stand up comedy- the perfect date night or night out with friends! Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Dave Clark Solo Show

October 25, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Chevie's Lounge
ADDRESS: 913 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Hey y'all, I'm back for more music and good times. Join me for a fun night with friends!

Pumpkin in the Park

October 26, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Park District
ADDRESS: 1010 North 5th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-1844
Visit SI Facebook

Join us for this Free Community Event! Lots of treats for the trick-or-treaters, inflatable slide, costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, entertainment, Free corndogs and drinks, movie, Free popcorn and more!

Great Candy Corn 5K

October 26, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Inmed Diagnostic Service
ADDRESS: 10419 Fleming Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: http://www.cartervillechoirs.org/candy-corn-5k.html
EMAIL: cartervillechoirs@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

A Frightfully Fun Run & Walk sponsored by Diagnostic Imaging of Carterville. All funds benefit Carterville Choirs. Checks payable to Applause Choir Boosters.

4pm - Registration and packet pick-up
4:30pm - Kids Dash (free)
5pm - 5K begins
5:30pm - Concessions open
6pm - Awards

MPD Halloween Spooktacular

October 26, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Rent One Park
ADDRESS: 1000 Miner Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://siminers.com/landing/index
PHONE: (618) 998-8499
Visit SI Facebook

It's that time again, Ghosts and Goblins, for this year's MPD Halloween Spooktacular!! Rent One Park has partnered with MPD to help bring the community a fun-filled evening of trunks, treats, candy, and eats- even a DJ to play Monster beats!!

Don't forget to check out our SpookHouse upstairs in the Diamond Club! This is a FREE event for the community, so grab your family, put on your craziest costumes, and come join us for the MPD/Rent One Park Halloween Spooktacular!!

Tiffany Concert

October 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/tiffany19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tiffany-pieces-of-me-tour-tickets-64260821848
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Come have some fun with this 80's Pop Star! Dance and sing along to hits like "I Think We're Alone Now", "Could've Been" and "I Saw Him Standing There".

Brawl-O-Ween Scrimmageathon

October 26 - 27, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.soillrollergirls.com/
EMAIL: sirg.brawloween@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

The event you've been waiting for all year is almost here! Six open-gender scrimmages and two main event games. Check in will start at 8am, with the first scrimmage starting at 9am.

Scrimmages will be black and white, with two skill levels. Registered skaters will be guaranteed three scrimmages each, and a chance to play in the Main Event mixer that night!

Event pricing (includes the Brawl 2019 t-shirt!):
Skater - $40
Skater w/ name & # on back of shirt - $44
Skater w/ name & # on back of shirt, and # on sleeves - $45

We are also bringing back the vinyling booth, where you can get your name/number/almost-any-combination-of-letters-or-numbers-you-want put on your clothes! Costumes will DEFINITELY be encouraged! (No blood, please, real or fake)

Officials, we will need you, too! Skating and non-skating. Only 60 spots available! Refunds will no longer be issued after 10/18/19.

Halloween Party

October 26, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Historic Log Cabin Tavern
ADDRESS: 1105 South Court Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 997-9537
Visit SI Facebook

Come out to our 9th Annual Halloween Party! We'll have Tarot Card readings, Live DJ and Free chili- while supplies last!

Pittsburgh Trunk or Treat

October 27, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Pittsburgh Village Hall
ADDRESS: 302 West Avery Avenue, Pittsburgh, IL 62974
PHONE: (618) 922-6121
EMAIL: villageofpittsburg@hotmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Enjoy fun Halloween fun for the whole family. There will be candy and treats, hot dogs, chips and drinks, games, prizes and cake walk. Costume contest starts at 3pm, prizes awarded for best decorated trunk!

Monster Cookie Bar

October 27, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Carterville Community Center
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/community/community-center/
TICKETS: https://www.freshtix.com/events/monster-cookie-bar-
PHONE: (618) 985-6942
EMAIL: khollister@visitcarterville.com
Visit SI Facebook

With Halloween right around the corner, why not gather your little ghouls together and attend a Monster Bash? This fun Make-Your-Own Monster Cookie Bar will be a guaranteed hit (with both the kids and the adults). It's a quick and clever way to encourage your kids to get creative.

A snack, a craft, and an activity all rolled into one, this fun idea invites your kiddos to unleash their creativity, enjoy a yummy nosh, and spend some memorable fall minutes with their friends. (All without causing Mom to go catatonic with cleanup!) . At this party, everything you need for some next-level spookiness will be provided. Cookies, buttercream and all sorts of toppings. Get the creative juices brewing at this freestyle make-your-own cookie bar!

The cost is $15/person. Parents must stay with their children. The purchase of 1 ticket gets you all the supplies to decorate 3 cookies to take home. There will be goodie bag drawings, a few games, cookies and drinks available to munch on.

Trunk or Treat

October 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: First Church of God
ADDRESS: 1409 Broeking Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.marionfcog.org/
PHONE: (618) 993-6369
EMAIL: kidzstreet@marionfcog.org
Visit SI Facebook

Come be a part this fun event and indulge in lots of candy, food and fun in a friendly environment!

Halloween Treat Walk

October 30, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Integrity Healthcare
ADDRESS: 1900 North Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-2525
Visit SI Facebook

Attention all ghosts and goblins! Come to Integrity Healthcare of Herrin for a Halloween Treat Walk! No charge ... lots of treats, snacks, drinks and a costume contest!

Library Trick-or-Treating

October 31, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Carnegie Library
ADDRESS: 206 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.marioncarnegielibrary.org/calendar-of-events/
PHONE: (618) 993-5935
Visit SI Facebook

Enjoy trick or treating at the library. Free and open to the public!

Carterville Pumpkin Path

October 31, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/events/pumpkin-path/
PHONE: (618) 985-2252
EMAIL: online@visitcarterville.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter

One of the biggest events in downtown Carterville is the Annual Pumpkin Path. Sponsored by the Carterville Chamber of Commerce, the Pumpkin Path is a huge success each year. Nearly all of the businesses in Carterville participate by opening their doors to the hundreds of "Trick or Treaters" in search of candy.

The Downtown streets are blocked off in the evening to allow children to go door-to-door at the downtown businesses. Many businesses decorate as a specific theme or create a spooky environment for the trick-or-treaters. All of this is free of charge to all parents and children and provides a safe environment for them to enjoy the evening.

Rocky Horror Show LIVE

October 31 - November 2, 2019 | 11:59 pm - 2:00 am
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/rocky-horror19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-horror-show-live-halloween-tickets-71074861825
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Show Dates: October 31st at Midnight, November 1st and 2nd at 7pm and Midnight.

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiance, Janet Weiss -a wholesome, well-behaved, pleasant, utterly normal young couple in love -innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night-out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter, an alien transvestite scientist with an insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank 'N' Furter's cohorts are swept up into the scientist's latest experiment, which consists of blonde hair and a tan! The night's misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they've known about themselves, each other, love and lust.

A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock'n'roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget. *For MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY*

Dave Clark and Shawn Mayer

November 1, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Sergio's Mexican Restaurant
ADDRESS: 1400 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

My wonderful and exceptionally talented friend Shawn Mayer from Nashville, TN will be joining me at Sergio's in Herrin. Get there early for dinner and let's pack the place!

Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party

November 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 14250 Meridian Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-drink-and-be-scary-costume-party-at-walkers-bluff-tickets-73811372803
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Get your costume on and bring your friends! Walker's Bluff has partnered with BNI (Business Wealth In Networking) to host a spooktacular costume party featuring the sounds of DJ Nasty Nate with 618 Productions and several Costume Contests with Prizes!

-Scariest Costume
-Funniest Costume
-Most Creative Costume
-Best Movie Character/Famous Person
-Best Group Costume
-Best Couple's Costume
-Overall Best Costume

Tickets/Entry: $15 per person -includes entry, light appetizers, and a glass of Hallo-wine. Sales end October, 24th.

Southern Illinois Chili Cook-off

November 2, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks Club
ADDRESS: 204 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 969-8800
EMAIL: sichilicookoff@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Does your chili recipe have what it takes to win a cook off? This fun event hosted by the Marion Elks Club and sponsored by local businesses to raise funds for local charities is one you don't want to miss! Enjoy chili, bloody mary's, bags tournaments, and so much more!

Fairly Odd Duo

November 2, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

The Fairly Odd Duo plays upbeat Acoustic Americana/Pop music, using original arrangements and lush vocal harmonies to capture the mood and share their brand of light-hearted fun.

Drawing from singer-songwriters, both obscure and famous, The Fairly Odd Duo plays originals as well as covers from every decade of American Popular music, with a knack for picking songs everyone knows but nobody plays. Their setlist will surprise and entertain audiences young and old alike.

10 Artist Showcase

November 2 - 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
WHERE: Teddy's Sports Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 118 East Walnut Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 988-1200
Visit SI Facebook

ITS GOING TO BE AWESOME! 10 ARTISTS! NO COVER! Chris Slone, Kali Lynn, Jonny Coller, Ben West, Danny Brown, Heather Hammers, Kasey Lee Rodgers, Wade Keel, Logan Chapman, and Matt Basler will be taking the stage for a night of music and madness!

Glo Bingo

November 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Elks Lodge
ADDRESS: 221 East Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 942-5603
Visit SI Facebook

Come out and support the HJHS PTO as they put on their annual Glo Bingo event! Doors open at 5pm with Bingo starting at 7pm. There will be over $1000 in cash prizes, 50-50 drawings, raffles and silent auctions. Must be 18 years or older to play.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Reserve a table for 8 in advance for $175. Call or come by the HJHS office to get your tickets!

Dave Clark and Shawn Mayer

November 2, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Hey y'all, my Nashville partner in crime is back. If you've never heard Shawn Mayer before, you're missing out. Let's pack the Oak!

Jermaine Bollinger

November 3, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Tasting Room at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Jermaine will be playing his acoustic solo #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Maroon V, Dobie Gray, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Gavin DeGraw and more! Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Dave Clark: Wing Night

November 7, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Elks Club
ADDRESS: 204 South Market Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Come on out for WING night at the Marion Elks. Wings are $0.75 each and you can choose from buffalo, Asian zing, sweet BBQ, garlic parmesan and extreme heat sauces. The regular menu will also be available.

Harvest Moon Masquerade Ball

November 8, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Legends at Walker's Bluff
ADDRESS: 326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Come support a great cause at the 5th Annual Harvest Moon Masquerade Ball. Enjoy great food, music, silent auction, and help support your local child advocacy centers. This is a joint fundraiser for the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center and the Franklin Williamson Child Advocacy Center.

The Masquerade Ball will be held at Legends with a formal dinner. Dress in business casual or formal attire, and bring your masquerade mask! Tickets are $50 and must be pre-purchased. ***TICKET SALES END 10/25/19***

Timeline:
6pm - Cocktail hour with music
7pm - Formal dinner buffet with music
8:30pm-11pm - DJ, drinks, socializing, dancing and more!

Grandparents & Me Dance

November 8, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.thepavilionevents.com/public-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-grandparents-me-dance-tickets-73580510287
PHONE: (618) 922-6767
EMAIL: info@thepavilionevents.com
Visit SI Facebook

There will be dancing, games, activities, desserts, treats, prizes, a candy buffet for the kids, and more! Music 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.

Tickets are $35 per couple (grandparent/grandchild) and $5 for each additional grandparent or grandchild. Tickets go on sale October 1st and are very limited, so get yours before they sell out!

The Petty Junkies

November 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Midwest Event Center
ADDRESS: 11580 Route 37 North, Marion, IL 62959
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-petty-junkies-tickets-69306701209
Visit SI Facebook

We're just a bunch of pals who love Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and wanted to honor the memory of Tom, and his timeless, artistic creation. What We AREN'T: impersonators or a band cashing-in on a tragic loss. So you won't see someone who looks like or acts like TPHB. What we guarantee you will hear, are his greatest songs performed as closely to the original releases as possible WITHOUT the aid of supplemental computer tracks in a live, high-energy setting.

The Petty Junkies band is made up of professional musicians and artists who have been very successful in their own right. Well over 300 hit songs have been penned, played-on, sung, or produced by the members of this band.

Tickets:
GA Standing - $12.50
Floor Seats - $20
Premium Elevated Box Seat w/Table (plus fees) - $25

Blackwood Brothers Quartet

November 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/blackwood-brothers19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blackwood-brothers-quartet-tickets-59793815913
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Join the gospel acclaimed Blackwood Brothers Quartet for an evening of gospel music presented by The Gospel Messengers of Mount Vernon.

Doors open at 6pm, show will start at 7pm.

O'Charley's 5K On The Runway

November 8, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois
ADDRESS: 10400 Terminal Drive, Marion , IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://runtosucceed.com/honorflight5k/
Visit SI Facebook

Join us on the Runway at Veterans Airport in Marion for a 5K (3.1 mile) race under the lights! November 8, 2019 @ 9pm. $25 Early Registration ($30 Race Day).

Register by October 11 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Runners and walkers welcome. Medals awarded to top 3 male and female finishers in each age category. Register in person at O'Charley's in Marion or at Run To Succeed at 702 North Carbon Street #A, Marion.

AutumnFest Arts and Crafts Show

November 9 - 10, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: John A. Logan College
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/activities/autumnfest-arts-crafts-show
PHONE: (618) 985-2828
EMAIL: autumnfest@jalc.edu

The 44th Annual AutumnFest is a juried event with over 120 exhibitors of handcrafted arts, crafts and specialty foods. It is held on the second full weekend of each November. Attendance is approximately 8,000.

Saturday, November 9th: 9am-4pm
Sunday, November 10th: 10am-4pm

Application Deadline: July 31st
Waiting List: Apply August 1st - October 31st

Taste of Freedom Wine & Brew Fest

November 9, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Marion VFW Post 1301
ADDRESS: 201 East Longstreet Road, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://vfw1301.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp?pid=53397
PHONE: (618) 997-1188
Visit SI Facebook

This Veterans Day weekend, join us for a day of wine and beer tasting, along with great food and live entertainment. Purchase tickets in advance for $20 at Marion VFW, or $25 at the door the day of the event. The plan is to hold this event outdoors, weather permitting.

Fire Vendor Fair

November 9, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 319-0986
EMAIL: coalbeltfire@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Vendors providing information on current and upcoming equipment, raffles, vehicle displays. Presented by Coal Belt Fire Protective Association.

Corey Evitts

November 9, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: 618 Tap House
ADDRESS: 2703 17th Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://www.coreyevittsmusic.com/performance-calendar
PHONE: (618) 440-3600
EMAIL: coreyevittsmusic@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Instagram

Corey Evitts is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer known for his high-energy live shows and his ability to play and sing several genres of music. His playlist includes music from all eras and styles. See him in a variety of music venues, including restaurants, wineries, bars, clubs, civic centers, and private parties.

Dave Clark Solo Show

November 9, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Teddy's Sports Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 118 East Walnut Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Looking forward to a great time at Teddy's. Get there early for dinner and stick around for the music!

WOD for Warriors

November 11, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WHERE: The HUB Recreation Center
ADDRESS: 917 West Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://thehubmarion.com/event/veterans-day-2019/2019-11-11/
TICKETS: https://www.teamrwb.org/national-events/wod-for-warriors/
PHONE: (618) 997-2482
EMAIL: marketing@thehubmarion.com
Visit SI Facebook

Join The HUB and Team RWB at 12pm as they unite and complete the scaled version of the WOD for Warriors challenge alongside hundreds of gyms across the nation! Team RWB will also be rucking the block around The HUB Recreation Center at 12am until 11am on Veterans Day. Sign-up to carry the flag and ruck for those who put their lives on the line for our country.

Veterans with proof of service and their immediate family are invited to join and/or enjoy the rest of the amenities our facility has to offer at no charge on Veterans Day.

Holiday Explosion

November 14, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Cornerstone Church
ADDRESS: 2705 Walton Way, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://cornerstonesi.org/events/
PHONE: (618) 997-7884
EMAIL: info@cornerstonesi.org
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

The Holiday Explosion will feature a resource fair, prizes, games, crafts, holiday costume contest, face painting, photo booth, hayrides, Free food and Free Winter wear (coats, scarves, gloves). Brought to you by Franklin-Williamson County Positive Youth Development Action Team.

Dave Clark Solo Show

November 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

It's Thirsty Thursday! Come out for good times with friends and listen to Dave Clark music!

Purse-N-Ality

November 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: http://business.herrinchamber.com/events/details/purse-n-ality-843
TICKETS: https://herrinchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/843
PHONE: (618) 942-5163
EMAIL: officemanager@herrinchamber.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Doors open at 5:30pm. A portion of the proceeds are going to benefit the Franklin/Williamson Child Advocacy Center.

General Admission: $25 per person and includes:
- (5) purse drop tickets
- (2) signature drinks
- Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
- Photo booth!
- Participate in a LIVE auction
- Option to purchase additional tickets for purse drop (6/$5)

Black Light Bash Bingo

November 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall
ADDRESS: 1601 West White Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 927-3634
EMAIL: bneal@southportebank.com
Visit SI Facebook

Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army of Southern Illinois. Our dollars stay local and provide Disaster Relief, Emergency Financial Assistance and a much utilized Food Pantry!

The Peyton Sisters & The Haneys

November 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/peyton-sisters-with-the-haneys-and-blessed-esther-november-15/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-peyton-sisters-the-haneys-tickets-74308758497
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

The Peyton Sisters, The Haneys, Blessed Esther and Phillip Frittz in Concert to raise funds for Heaven's Kitchen and SI Clothes for Kids.

Hosted by Evie Allen and Will Stephens. Come out and enjoy a great night of Gospel Music and fun for a great cause!

Movie Night: The Lion King

November 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Production Room
ADDRESS: 14250 Meridian Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/the-lion-king-free-movie-night-111519/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

This month, we will be showing "The Lion King" in the Production Room attached to The Tasting Room. Entry is FREE for this event with food and drink specials.

Specials: $1 popcorn/candy/cans of soda, $2.50 root beer/coke float, $4 spiked soda/hot chocolate.

The Lion King (2019) [PG] Synopsis: Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Kevin and Art Reveal Memorial Turkey Run

November 16, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Herrin Civic Center
ADDRESS: 101 South 16th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2303828224
TICKETS: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Herrin/KevinandArtRevealMemorialTurkeyRun
PHONE: (618) 942-6115
EMAIL: mary@herrincc.com
Visit SI Facebook

5K Run, 15K Run, 5K Walk, and Fun Run for kids. Sign-up by November 4th to be guaranteed a shirt. Volunteers are needed if unable to run.

Fall Fairy Tale

November 16, 2019 | 10:00 am - 6:00 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
Visit SI Facebook

Southern Illinois Spirituality and Psychic Festival presents... Fall Fairy Tale! A fabulous one-day event with psychic readers, free workshops, food trucks, a DJ, and lots of vendors selling magical treasures!

$5 entry. Dress as your favorite fairy tale creature or character for a chance to win cash and gift certificates!!

Dave Clark Solo Show

November 16, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Come on out for a fun afternoon of country music and enjoy Honker Hill wines, sangria or beer!

The ABBA Show

November 16, 2019 | 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-abba-show19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-abba-show-tickets-74350884497
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

The ABBA Show is also famed for its flashy stage production, complete with costumes, choreography, and plenty of audience interaction. Direct from the U.K., The ABBA Show is the sensational, authentic, and truly magical tribute to ABBA!

Dave Clark Solo Show

November 16, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Chevie's Lounge
ADDRESS: 913 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Hey y'all, I'm back at one of my favorite watering holes- a Herrin classic. Get yourselves on out for a fun night with friends!

Mistletoe Market

November 19, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Carterville Community Center
ADDRESS: 120 North Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/calendar/
PHONE: (618) 985-3083
Visit SI Facebook

Carterville Heritage and Preservation Foundation presents the annual Mistletoe Market! Come to Downtown Carterville for this Christmas shopping event complete with local, small businesses, crafts, and vendors of all types. Food will be offered for sale. Stop in and stock up on some goodies!

Artstarts Presents: Frozen Jr.

November 22 - 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/frozen-jr-on-sale/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Artstrarts' Frozen, Jr. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage! This production features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

November 22 - 7pm
November 23 - 2pm, 7pm
November 24 - 2pm

Dave Clark Solo Show

November 23, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
WHERE: Linemen's Lounge
ADDRESS: 100 East Broadway Boulevard, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

I'm looking to be back at Linemen's again. Come join me for a fun night of music!

Hometown Christmas

November 30, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
ADDRESS: 100 East Broadway Boulevard, Johnston City, IL 62951
PHONE: (618) 983-6651
EMAIL: ars528@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, community comes together to ring-in the holiday cheer. Hometown Christmas features pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch comes down to enjoy cookie decorating, coloring contest, treats and warm drinks. There'll be a bell choir, JC school dancers, vendor booths and memory angel tree. At 5pm, we light the tree to close the event.

Second-Hand CarTunes

November 30, 2019 | 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/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Second-Hand CarTunes will be playing their exciting #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Survivor, The Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Santana, The Eagles, Lenny Kravitz and more! Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker

December 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/nutcracker19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-moscow-ballets-the-great-russian-nutcracker-tickets-60595601074
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Join The Moscow Ballet for an enchanting evening of dance and theater as they present The Great Russian Nutcracker!

In 1993, Moscow Ballet toured the Great Russian Nutcracker to Washington DC, Baltimore, Syracuse, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, New Haven, Reading and Charleston, WV for the first time to critical acclaim. Directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov, former soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet, and well known as a "Grand Dance Artist", the inaugural six-week tour starred principal ballerina Lillia Sabitova. It also featured the innovative rolling backgrounds first created by a Saint Petersburg Conservatory of Music producer, and which were the inspiration for Eisenstein's cinematic technique. Since then the annual tour has increased to include about 100 performances on the tour to cities from San Juan to Calgary, and from New York to California, traveling with two simultaneously touring companies of forty dancers each.

PL5 Balcony - $29
PL3 Floor - $49
PL2 Bronze - $69
PL1 Silver - $79
PL4 Reserved + Nutcracker - $79 * This add-on is 1Under Balcony or Front Balcony Section ticket plus 1 hand-painted wooden nutcracker figure. Bring ticket to merchandise table to redeem.

Farmhouse Christmas Open House

December 6 - 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Magpie Market House
ADDRESS: 1300 East Main Street, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 767-5341
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Instagram

Come shop our new Farmhouse Christmas Line of Products & gifts! We will have a store FULL of gift items, stocking stuffers and snacks! Crown Brew Coffee will be joining us for both days!!

Christmas in Carterville

December 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown District
ADDRESS: 103 South Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.visitcarterville.com/events/christmas-in-carterville/
PHONE: (618) 525-8304
EMAIL: khollister@visitcarterville.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Flickr

The annual Christmas in Carterville is a free community event sponsored by the City of Carterville, with help from many local businesses and volunteers, to help bring people together to celebrate the season. As with the Pumpkin Path, the downtown streets are closed-off in the afternoon to allow for a safe and fun Christmas experience.

The first Friday in December, downtown businesses open their doors to provide endless options for memory making with families. Enjoy visits with Santa, carriage rides, a Christmas Market and more. Warm treats will be available for purchase as you take-in the season with carolers, Christmas trees, and holiday decorations.

Exile

December 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/category/upcoming-events/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exile-tickets-70776906633
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

EXILE has #1 hits, 3 gold albums, 8 million records sold worldwide- come see these entertaining legends at MCCC!

Originally known as The Exiles, this American rock band was founded in Richmond, Kentucky by J.P. Pennington. They started by playing local clubs which led to touring with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars, opening shows and providing backup for major rock artists of the period.

Dave Clark and Chris Brooks Birthday Bash

December 7, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WHERE: Honker Hill Winery
ADDRESS: 4861 Spillway Road, Carbondale, IL 62902
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Hey y'all, it's Chris Brooks and my annual birthday party. Come out for some great wines, sangria, beer and FOOD. We will provide the food. Local musicians are invited to come jam with us, too!

The Prophecy: Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra

December 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/category/upcoming-events/
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Launching it's 13th touring season, this powerhouse group creates an evening of holiday rock music. Performing in the style of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Prophecy has spared no details when it comes to costumes, choreography, music, lasers and fog. With more than 10 million albums sold, the original Trans-Siberian Orchestra has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera.

Meanwhile, on the road, they have become one of the world's top acts, with Billboard magazine naming TSO as one of the top touring artists of the past decade. The Prophecy Show delivers all of the flash, flair, and musical magic to smaller audiences across the country. Each of these musicians possess several music degrees and have been hand selected by Producer and Lead Guitarist Thomas Rudebeck, who prides himself on giving the audience the best possible production and sound available. Audiences everywhere are celebrating over 20 years of the most famous holiday rock music ever created with the TSO rock opera that is legendary. Come experience the power, the music and the magic once again this Christmas season at The Marion Cultural and Civic Center, as the Prophecy performs all of your favorite music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more!

Tier 20 Balcony - $25
Tier 18 Upper House - $32
Tier 17 Floor - $39
Tier 16 Orchestra - $45

Christmas Stroll

December 8, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Harrison-Bruce Historical Village
ADDRESS: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.jalc.edu/facilities/the-harrison-bruce-historical-village
PHONE: (618) 985-3741
EMAIL: facilities@jalc.edu
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Join costumed villagers for a Yuletide walk through Southern Illinois in the 1800s. Festive music, sweet treats, heirloom seed packets from the village gardens, local farmers displaying their wares, children's crafts, and a visit from Saint Nicholas complete this journey through history.

The Stroll is free and open to the public.

Diamond Rio

December 12, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/diamond-rio19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diamond-rio-tickets-70186478647
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

With 5 chart topping #1 hits, 22 top-10 hits -don't miss this legendary country band perform at MCCC!

NewSong Very Merry Christmas Tour

December 14, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/newsong19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newsong-very-merry-christmas-tour-ft-mac-powell-and-citizen-way-tickets-67054406535
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

WBVN Presents The NewSong Very Merry Christmas Tour Featuring Mac Powell & the Family Reunion and Citizen Way. NewSong is back and they're bringing Citizen Way and the voice of Third Day along help you get into the Christmas Spirit! Mac Powell will sing some of your favorites with his new band.

Performance times are at 3pm-5:30pm and again 7:30pm-10pm. Tickets are $19/$23.

Movie Night: The Polar Express

December 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: Walker's Bluff Production Room
ADDRESS: 14250 Meridian Road, Carterville, IL 62918
WEBSITE: https://www.walkersbluff.com/event/the-polar-express-free-movie-night-122019/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

This month, we will be showing "The Polar Express" in the Production Room attached to The Tasting Room. Entry is FREE for this event with food and drink specials.

Specials: $1 popcorn/candy/cans of soda, $2.50 root beer/coke float, $4 spiked soda/hot chocolate.

The Polar Express (2004) [G] Synopsis: Tom Hanks and Director, Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for this inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Second-Hand CarTunes

December 21, 2019 | 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/happenings/
PHONE: (618) 956-9900
EMAIL: info@walkersbluff.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Second-Hand CarTunes will be playing their exciting #Top40 act with covers of some of the most famous artists over the last 70 years including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Survivor, The Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Santana, The Eagles, Lenny Kravitz and more! Grab a friend and join us for great drinks, music, and atmosphere!

Big Ol' Christmas Shindig

December 21 - 22, 2019 | 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
WHERE: Chevie's Lounge
ADDRESS: 913 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948
WEBSITE: https://www.coreyevittsmusic.com/performance-calendar
PHONE: (618) 942-4349
EMAIL: coreyevittsmusic@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Instagram

Corey Evitts is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer known for his high-energy live shows and his ability to play and sing several genres of music. His playlist includes music from all eras and styles. See him in a variety of music venues, including restaurants, wineries, bars, clubs, civic centers, and private parties.

The Midtown Men: Holiday Hits

December 22, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/midtown-men19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midtown-men-tickets-64245078760
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

The Midtown Men, reuniting stars from the Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS, will ring in the Christmas season with their "Holiday Hits" show. This evening of songs and stories will feature iconic Yuletide classics such as "Winter Wonderland," "Let It Snow," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," as well as their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll hits of the 1960s.

The popular vocal group will treat their audiences to the songs of The Beatles, The Temptations, The Four Seasons, and more! Additionally, The Midtown Men will perform their holiday single, "All Alone on Christmas," which they recorded with Stevie Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen's The E Street Band. Come celebrate "the most wonderful time of the year" with these seasoned Broadway veterans!

Dave Clark and Greg Clutts

December 27, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
WHERE: Pin Oak Pub
ADDRESS: 1200 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville, IL 62918
PHONE: (618) 925-5971
EMAIL: daveclark2895@gmail.com
Visit SI Facebook

Hey y'all, it's always a blast getting to play music with one of my long-time buddies. Greg and I go way back and not just with music. Classic country and Classic Rock is always win-win. Let's pack the Oak and have some fun!

Extreme Fun Day Camp

December 31, 2019 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
WHERE: Extreme Kids
ADDRESS: 1109 North Railroad Street, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://www.extreme-kids.com/
TICKETS: https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/extremekids/
PHONE: (618) 997-3505
EMAIL: office@extremekidsmarion.com
Visit SI Facebook

This camp is the perfect opportunity for your child to spend the day with their friends participating in games, crafts, free play, and more!

Pre-Register $30/day
Walk-ins $35/day
Time: 9am-2:30pm
Who: Kids ages 5-11
What to bring: sack lunch, snacks or snack money

Limited spots available so Register Early!

Ever After Bridal Fair

January 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Pavilion
ADDRESS: 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://everafterbridalfair.wordpress.com/
PHONE: (618) 993-2657
EMAIL: lorena@riverradio.net

Buy a dress, pick out flowers, and find a photographer all in one place with over 100+ vendors to choose from- all under one roof!

Meet vendors, sample the services, and potentially even find your dream dress during the fashion show. Fashion Show begins at 3pm with the Cake Eating Contest brought to you by Diamond Designs and Marks Bakery directly afterwards. Presented by River Radio and Joyce's Boutique & The Pageant Room.

Dinosaur World Live

January 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/dinosaur-world-live-20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinosaur-world-live-tickets-68485753733
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Looking for fun days out with the kids? Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family (ages 3+).

Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few!

I've Got a Little Twist: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

January 18, 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/twist-19/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ive-got-a-little-twist-new-york-gilbert-sullivan-players-tickets-64323129211
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

This one-of-a-kind show proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh, and full-of-life as, well, three little maids from school! Celebrate the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman. Life is a cabaret and so is this show - and as we all know, it's always more entertaining when you add a little twist!

Bald Eagle Tours

January 24 - 25, 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
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram Visit SI Flickr

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. Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 8am, 11am, and 2pm.

Bald Eagle Tours

January 31 - February 1, 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
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram Visit SI Flickr

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. Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 8am, 11am, and 2pm.

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
Visit SI Facebook

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.

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
Visit SI Facebook

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.

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
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

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.

All You Need Is Love - Liverpool Legends

February 14, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion , IL 62959
WEBSITE: http://marionccc.com/liverpool-legends-20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-liverpool-legengs-all-you-need-is-love-tickets-66233982625
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

MCCC is proud to announce Liverpool Legends; "The Ultimate Beatles Experience" coming to Marion on Valentine's Day for an evening of "All You Need Is Love!

Liverpool Legends are considered the best Beatles tribute band, playing all over the world, from California's prestigious Rose Bowl to multiple arena shows in India and beyond. They have received national attention with their recreation of The Beatles' famed 1966 concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Liverpool Legends have headlined at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City where The Beatles performed in 1964. Liverpool Legends have toured the world, playing in historic venues such as The Cavern Club in Liverpool and recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London.

Jo Dee Messina with Dave Fenley and Tucker Kuhnert Band

February 22, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
WHERE: Marion Cultural and Civic Center
ADDRESS: 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
WEBSITE: https://marionccc.com/jo-dee-messina20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jo-dee-messina-tickets-75765287013
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Jo Dee is a seasoned veteran in the music industry, always evolving and reintroducing herself and her sound as she gains new experiences in life. Jumpstarting her career, Jo Dee's breakout song, "Heads Carolina, Tails California", made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Jo Dee posted 9 #1 hits, 16 Top 40 songs, sold over 5M albums worldwide, and was honored by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, and GRAMMY Awards. As Jo Dee's resume grew, she proved to be a trendsetter and history-maker, becoming the first female in country music history to celebrate 3 consecutive multi-week, chart-topping songs.

Jo Dee later parted ways with her long-time record label and embraced the strong, empowered female persona for which she became known. Taking matters into her own hands, Jo Dee created Dreambound Records, called on her fans to become her dedicated team, and released her most personal album to date- Me. Aside from her studio successes, Jo Dee has also created a reputation for herself as one of the most passionate, high-energy performers in the business. Sharing her hit tunes; newly penned, emotionally-driven songs; and personal testimony, Jo Dee has been traveling the country for many years, receiving rave reviews for her authenticity, commitment, and openness on stage. bHoping to inspire and enlighten fans from all walks of life with every step she takes, Jo Dee has made it her mission to present herself and her story with honesty, allowing people to see behind the masquerade.

With a decorated past in the rearview mirror and endless dreams and an open road of possibility before her, this relatable woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, speaker, author, and incredibly gifted singer-songwriter has only just begun. Fueled by faith, belief, and love, Jo Dee pours her heart and soul into everybody she meets and everything she touches, which is perhaps why Jo Dee Messina is such a timeless name in the music industry.

Dave Fenley was a top 10 finalist on The Voice in 2018 and made it all the way to the semi-finals on America's Got Talent in 2013. This soulful singer, songwriter, and beatboxer will knock your socks-off. Dave was born and raised in the small town of Lufkin, an East Texas town and is deeply rooted with religion, family values, and music. At a young age, Dave showed an aptitude for learning melodies and lyrics. As a child, he sang with the children's choir in his Southern Baptist church while his father sang bass in the "big choir". His father, Elton, would sing in the home and teach Dave harmonies to all the "good" country songs on the radio. Dave also joined the choir elementary school and stayed with it until high school when his family moved to Canada.

There, he had a whole different set of influences. No longer surrounded by only country music, Dave found that he loved anything with soul. Starting with Boyz II Men, Dave back tracked to artists like Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Percy Sledge. That's when Dave really started using his voice. He began writing songs at the age of 15 and picked-up a guitar at 18. There was no stopping him after that. He taught himself how to play songs he loved and would perform them at bars before he was even legal to drink alcohol. The next decade was just Dave honing his craft, figuring out what type of artist he would be, and learning that he loved every kind of music. He had a "genre-free philosophy" for his shows so the audience would always be surprised by what would come next. Dave's talent with an audience did not go unnoticed. He has shared the stage with musical royalty like Dwight Yoakam, Miranda Lambert, and Dierks Bentley. Dave currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and writes songs for a living.

Tucker Kuhnert is a DuQuoin Native that is currently working his way into the country music scene as a country singer songwriter with his original song "You Make Me Believe".

Brought to you by River Radio, Z100, and WSIL-TV3.

Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience

March 5, 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/rave-on20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rave-on-the-buddy-holly-experience-tickets-64325324778
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

Rave On re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n' roll extravaganza featuring America's Premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin' Rave On Band, their incredible musicianship help to ignite the stage and breathe new life into the music of Buddy Holly.

This Event Sponsored by River Radio and WSIL-TV3.

Hiplet Ballerinas

April 4, 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/hiplet20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiplet-ballerinas-tickets-64326805206
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

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.

An Evening with Real Talk Kim

April 16, 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/realtalk-kim20/
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-real-talk-kim-tickets-70804671679
PHONE: (618) 997-4030
EMAIL: derek@marionccc.com
Visit SI Facebook Visit SI Twitter Visit SI Instagram

An Evening with Real Talk Kim with opening band, Bless Esther.

Kimberly Jones-Pothier, commonly known as Real Talk Kim, travels the world fulfilling her passion and purpose of loving people back to life. She is a wife, mother, pastor, entrepreneur, best selling author, and most importantly, a worshiper after god's own heart. Pasor Kim and her husband, Mark, are the Senior Pastors at Church of the Harvest in Fayetteville, Georgia and together have 4 sons. She is a human rights advocate with a passion for giving back and believes in the compassion of the Holy Spirit, delivering it to those who need it most. Pastor Kim is an advocate partner with Rock, Paper, Scissors Foundation, a non-profit organization, which exists to foster healing and give a voice to those who have been silenced from all forms of abuse and human trafficking. She is truly a living and walking testimony of God's redemption plan in action.

Bless Esther, a 7-member live band, is Not your typical gospel band. They do a wide variety including hymns, southern gospel, worship, originals and the fan favorite "rock-a-billy-gospel". Based out of Eldorado, and formerly known as Judah, Bless Esther has been together for 12 years. Most members are lifelong friends, and their priority is winning souls for the Kingdom of God.

Paddle Fest

May 16, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Acres Marina
ADDRESS: 10257 Marina Road, Marion, IL 62959
PHONE: (618) 964-1184
EMAIL: pamarina2018@yahoo.com
Visit SI Facebook

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 2020!

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.