The SongBag Concert Series
A monthly concert series presented by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association in the "Barn" at Carl Sandburg's Birthplace, in an intimate smoke, and alcohol, free environment, showcasing acoustic music in the traditional and folk style. 313 E 3rd Street, Galesburg IL, (309) 342-2361. The concerts are free and open to the public, however a $3.00 donation is greatly appreciated. All shows start at 7:00pm.
Click HERE for a list of past performers:
Saturday August 31st - 7:00PM to 9:00PM - Hammer and Pick - Jon Wagner, Jan Sams and John Heasly. Old time American folk music on hammer dulcimer, banjo, bass, guitar and vocals.
Sat Sept 28th. Dahn Zahn and Kate Moretti. Over the years Dan and Kate have performed as a duo throughout the Midwest. Playing traditional folk, blues, country swing, jazz and Dan’s originals.
Sat Oct 26th. Marc and Brandi Janssen. American folk and roots music. Marc & Brandi Janssen’s foot-stomping old-time and bluegrass music and plenty of high & lonesome harmony singing as they serenade you on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar.
Sat Nov 30th. "Greenmore". Rob Dahms & Bob Burns playing celtic music with guitar, hammer dulcimer and vocals.
Here are a few of other excellent folk music venues in the area.
Cottage where Carl Sandburg was born. Songbag Concerts are held in the barn in the back yard.
Photo by John Heasly