Songbag Concerts
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:

Sat Feb. 22nd 7:00PM - Turas. Irish and Celtic dance and sentimental favorites

Sat March 29th 7:00PM - Joe and Vicki Price. Popular blues

Sat April 26th - Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti. Traditional folk, blues, country swing, jazz

Sat May 31 - Big River Reeltime Band. Irish traditional

Here are a few of other excellent folk music venues in the area.

The Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria.


The Hickory Ridge Coffeehouse at the Dixon Mounds Museum near Lewistown. This concert series is run by a favorite performer at the Songbag, and all round great guy - Chris Vallillo.

Tri-States Public Radio Celebration Concerts

Cottage where Carl Sandburg was born. Songbag Concerts are held in the barn in the back yard.
Photo by John Heasly