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The mission of the Carbondale Music Coalition (CMC) is to showcase, strengthen and grow the Carbondale Music Industry by partnering with local aritsts, live music venues, music educators, businesses and the community. Click here to see how to become a member and help support Carbondale's historic local music scene.

All Access Passes and single show tickets are now available here for
The 4th Annual Carbondale Rocks Revival
September 4-6, 2014

CRR IV TICKETS

Nikki Hill with Jenny and the Johnsons

Hangar 9, 511 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

Those who have seen Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.

$8 in advance/$12 day of show Age limit: 19+

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Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp

Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

Ten years on the road has honed Creole Stomp into a well oiled machine: hard driving, fast, and smooth. Creole Stomp shows have become legendary and those who have seen them know the emotion and passion that literally jumps from the band. In fact, over the years the band has become informally known as “The Grateful Dead of Creole Music.” A favorite on the Cajun-Zydeco dance circuit, the band has also become a celebrated fixture at venues around the United States ranging from park concerts and theaters to folk and blues festivals.

$10 Age limit: All ages

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Lucero w/ Promise Land Sound

Hangar 9, 511 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

As punks, Lucero were masters of restraint, with country music beer stains dribbled down the front of their shirts. As whiskey-soaked bohemians, they didn’t shy from sweeping Americana tableaus. And then they added an accordion. “When we started, we were building on a foundation we weren’t aware of,” says guitarist Brian Venable. “Listening back to our early stuff, we hear ourselves reference the old Sun Records. We didn’t hear it or feel it then, but we hear it and feel it now.”

$15 in advance / $18 day of show Age limit: 19+

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Tommy Womack

Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

As both an artist and a person, Tommy Womack has been called everything from “Tom Lehrer with a Telecaster” to “Nashville’s best loved musical eccentric,” and he might blushingly, but proudly, accept both titles. That’s because separating Womack the man and Womack the artist is impossible, as they’re both the same guy. An award-winning recording artist and a published author, Womack writes songs as honest as anything Hank Williams or Steve Earle ever recorded, and has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following.

$10 Age limit: All ages

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Charlie Parr

Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota's Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: They are authentic.

$10 Age limit: All ages

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