Single show tickets and a limited number of ALL ACCESS PASSES are available here.

Buddy Rogers Quartet

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The Grotto, 201 E. Main St., Carbondale, IL

 

Led by Buddy Rogers and Joe Liberto, the clty's premler jazz group, Mercy, held down a Sunday-night glg at Plnch Penny Pub for thirty-two years. That engagement finally came to an end In 2006, and keyboard player Liberto died in 2011. Sax player Rogers, a retired Murphysboro music teacher, continues on in the propulsive local Latin group Hot! Sauce.

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Flood Brothers with The Mudsills

PK's, 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

The Flood Brothers

The Flood Brothers are a two man THUMP MACHINE whos infectious melodies and animal rhythms will have your bones shakin' outta your boots! Heavily influenced by the early Rock 'N Roll sounds of Memphis and Deep Blues of North Mississippi, Gabe Meyer and Jacob Best add their own bend to the boogie that could only come from the muddy banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Hannibal, MO is where these boys and their music call home.

The Mudsills

North Mississippi Hill Country Blues for Southern Illinois.

FREE SHOW Age limit: 19+

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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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The Waydown Wanderers with The Bankesters

Tres Hombres, 119 N. Washington, Carbondale, IL

 

The Waydown Wanderers

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5 piece roots/americana band, The Way Down Wanderers, not only draw listeners in with their energy and originality but also captivate fans with their unique and touching story; Banjo player, Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player, Collin Krause, are half brothers who met each other for the first time 5 years ago. The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were each drawn to the same genres. In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the other band member's dramatically diverse backgrounds in bluegrass, jazz, classical and rap music, blend together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics and standout melodies.

The Bankesters

“This talented family band from Illinois has successfully navigated the most difficult hurdle facing groups of this kind: growing from a ‘cute kid’ act to a serious collection of young adult musicians,” says John Lawless of Bluegrass Today. In a short amount of time they have developed a unique sound that has drawn critical acclaim from across the bluegrass community. In 2012, Emily Bankester was also awarded the first International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award for Vocalist of the Year.

$5 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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Hooten Hallers with County Graves

PK's, 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

The Hooten Hallers

The Hooten Hallers were formed in Columbia, MO in 2006: playing open mics and house parties until they developed a local following. For the next four years, they branched out and played as many shows around the midwest as they could, including several small festivals and short tours. However, it wasn't until early 2011 that The Hooten Hallers began touring nationally with help from Bucket City Agency. Since then, they have been on the road almost full time.

County Graves

From the creaky floored dive bars, gravel roads, and general underbelly of the Midwest, come County Graves. Self-described as a Southern Illinois Americana band, County Graves employ a strong hold on an old sound with an able and young grip and a slight twist. Spinning goosebump-worthy tales about whiskey, murder, coal-mining, ghosts, the devil, and debauchery, laced with knowledge about local folklore and musical flavors, and delivered with urgency and honesty, County Graves are an old-soul powered band for a new generation.

FREE SHOW Age limit: 19+

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Trip Daddys with The Swamp Tigers

Tres Hombres, 119 N. Washington, Carbondale, IL

 

The Trip Daddys

Over the years The Trip Daddys have rubbed shoulders and shared the stage with acts such as Brian Setzer, Dick Dale, Hank 3, BR549, X, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and Wayne Hancock, just to name a few. They've even had the honor of opening for fellow Saint Louisan, inventor of rock n roll, Chuck Berry, on three occasions.

The Swamp Tigers

We play honky tonk country, rockabilly and garage music in Southern Illinois. We love it and we hope you do, too.

$5 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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Adam Williams, David Gene, Janis Esch & Jenny Johnson

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Fat Patties, 611 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

10PM - Adam Williams 9PM - David Gene 8PM - Janis Esch & Jenny Johnson

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A Live One (Phish Tribute)

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

 

A Live One began in December of 2010 by guitarist Josh Pearson and drummer Dan McGreevy of the band Moving Matter. As time turned elastic, the line up evolved to Wesley Haynes on keyboards, Andy Harn on Bass and Alan Eckert on drums. Being huge fans of Phish and heavily influenced by them, the band found it very exciting recreating their music. Soon realizing the difficulty of the music, A Live One rises to the challenge, striving to create a similar experience to the real thing, on a much smaller level.

$6 Age limit: 19+

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Dex Romweber Duo with Dead or Alives

PK's, 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

 

Dex Romweber

Dex Romweber is nothing less than an icon of the American music underground. Pioneering the template for the stripped to-the-essentials guitar/drums duo format in the (should be) world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo Jets—so often emulated, so rarely duplicated—Dex continues his resurgence with the new album Is That You In The Blue? With sister Sara on drums, the Dex Romweber Duo is a potent combo that’ll get your leg twitching with the beat and your heart racing -and sometimes breaking- with the feral excitement of music. If it don’t, you might want to consider turning in your “I Heart Rock n Roll” badge. Seriously.

Age limit: 19+

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Hobo Knife with After Barbed Wire AND Storm Crows with Whistle Pigs

Tres Hombres, 119 N. Washington, Carbondale, IL

 

Hobo Knife/After Barbed Wire (10-2:00 On the Inside stage)

Storm Crows/Whistle Pigs (10-2:00 On the patio)

$5 Age limit: 19+

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