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Sunset Concerts

This series promises to be packed full of great music.

Bring your coolers and grills and enjoy the FREE music at 7pm!

We can always use a little help but volunteer sign-ups are closed. If you want to be added to a waitlist, please email us!

For the safety and enjoyment of all: single-serve containers only. No glass bottles, no underage drinking, no solicitation, no pets and no smoking please.

Sunset Concerts Flyer


Thursday, June 15

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
SIU Shryock - Soul Rock • Concessions provided by Saluki Dawgs

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages are sure to entertain with their raw vocals and soulful punk sounds.


Thursday, June 22

Version City Tour
Turley Park - Ska/Reggae/Dancehall • Concessions provided by Haute Wheels Food Truck

Version City Tour is an all-star group of reggae-rocksteady-ska performers.


Thursday, June 29

Kiko Villamizar
SIU Shryock - Latin Roots/Latin Folk • Concessions provided by Pat’s BBQ and Catering

Austin Texas' Kiko Villamizar is sure to entertain with his Latin American folk music.


Thursday, July 06

King Mixer
Turley Park - Album Rock • Concessions provided by Haute Wheels Food Truck

Hailing from Chicago, SIU Alum, King Mixer fronts a sound that is, at once, equal parts Paul McCartney and Paul Simon backed by R.E.M.


Thursday, July 13

Cha Wa
SIU Shryock - Mardi Gras Indian Funk • Concessions provided by Pat’s BBQ and Catering

Cha Wa is a Mardi Gras Indian funk band hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana.


Thursday, July 20

Ivas John & local legends
Turley Park - Blues • Concessions provided by Haute Wheels Food Truck

This is a night to remember beloved local legend singer Sharon Clark. Ivas John and local blues legends will pay tribute and honor the memory of Clark, who passed this past January and is considered the “Queen of Blues” in Southern Illinois.


Thursday, July 27

Taj Weekes and Adowa
SIU Shryock - Reggae • Concessions provided by Saluki Dawgs

Taj Weekes is a creative, poetic singer-songwriter who fronts a dynamic reggae band named Adowa.



Sponsored by: Student Programming Council, Student Center, City of Carbondale, and Carbondale Park District.