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Lower Town Arts And Music Festival is May 18-19

Friday-Saturday,  May 18-19, 2018
Lower Town Arts & Music Festival
Friday: 3-10:30 p.m .
Saturday: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Lower Town district, 7th and Madison streets, Paducah, Ky.

lowertown-festivalThe Lower Town Arts & Music Festival introduces the art, music and food of our region for the purpose of cultural enrichment and economic growth. The Festival creates an experiential learning opportunity through accessibility, entertainment, and inclusiveness, allowing festival goers to become familiar with the regional arts and to encourage their support through attendance and patronage.

The annual Fine Art and Music Festival will feature art displayed in the heart of this nationally recognized gallery district. Bands will perform free concerts and lots of food and artist vendors available. Other activities and Children’s Pavilion also featured.

For details click the following links.
Music Schedule – Musicians List
Participating Artists List

The festival is a fundraiser for the Yeiser Art Center with donations and money earned from the festival directly benefiting this nonprofit arts organization.


Website – Facebook

Porkstock & Barbecue on the River start Sept. 27


Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 28-30, 2017
23rd Annual Barbecue on the River
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Downtown Riverfront at Broadway, Paducah, Ky.

Can you think of a better way to spend an early fall weekend than enjoying great BBQ, lively entertainment, exquisite crafts, a charming downtown and a great time with 40,000 of your closest friends?

Come for three days of barbecue as 35 plus BBQ teams from Western Kentucky and beyond cook up over 80,000 pounds of pork and chicken in hopes of taking home the coveted Grand Champions trophy. Along with delicious mouth-watering food and fabulous fun you will be helping out many local charitable organization.

There will also be over 60 market day vendors, United Way 5K Run, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Performance and Photo Opportunity. For schedule of events and music line up, visit website.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
6 p.m.
Downtown riverfront, Paducah, Ky.

This is a one-night event to kick off Barbecue on the River with musical entertainment. See listing below. General admission is $10 with reserved seating for $25. There will be a meal and reserved tables for 10 for $500. For more information, call 270-534-5951.


Wednesday, 27th – Porkstock

  • 6:00 DJ AJ Martin spinning favorite party hits.
    “My Old KY Home” sung by Leight July
  • 7:00 Murr Vegas All Stars (Party Rock, Funk, & Soul)

Thursday, 28th

2nd St Beer Garden

  • 6:00 John Fuller (Wide Variety of Americana)

Main Stage

  • Emcee: Lew Jetton
  • 5:00 Rolling River Royalty (Swampgrass Country Rock)
  • 6:00 The Wheelhouse Rousters (Old Time River Music)
  • 6:30 Chris Black & The Eagles of Unemployment (Rock and Roll)
  • 7:30 The Wheelhouse Rousters
  • 8:30 The Hooten Hallers (Pre-War Blues to Dark Americana)
  • 9:30 The Wheelhouse Rousters
  • 10:00 The Wheelers (Smart Post-Punk Rock and Roll)

Friday, 29th

2nd St Beer Garden

  • 6:00-10:00 Leight July (Folky,Americana, with some Blues)

Main Stage

  • Emcee: Terry Reeves
  • 5:00 The Savage Radley (Delta inspired indie rock)
  • 6:30 Miranda Louise, Legendary Sweet Heart of the Blues
  • 8:00 Lew Jetton & 61 South (Mississippi River Electric Blues)
  • 9:30 The Cruisers ( A Mixture of Modern Pop, Classic Rock, & Blues)

Saturday, 30th

2nd St Beer Garden

  • 6:00-10:00 Haleigh Martin (Acoustic Jazzy Country, with a little indie on the side

Main Stage

  • Emcee: Mike Mallory
  • 11:00 Soul Dog (Mixture of R&B & Soul)
  • 12:15 Dusty Bottoms Band (Country,Classic Rock)
  • 1:30 Mandy Vixen & Gas Station Chicken (Groovy American Southern Soul)
  • 2:30 Rooted in Southern Illinois (Classic Rock, Blues, Americana)
  • 3:00 Justen Cayse (Old School Rock N Roll)
  • 4:00 BBQ Awards Presentation by Courtney Williard & Mike Mallory
  • Emcee: Courtney Williard
  • 4:30 Rooted in Southern Illinois
  • 5:00 Rising Life (Arena Rock, Contemporary Christian)
  • 6:00 Adam & The H-Bombs (Funk,Blues,Jazz,Classic Rock)
  • 7:00 The Melungeons (Southern Illinois Hill Music)
  • 8:00 Adam & The H-Bombs
  • 8:30 Brass Monkey (Modern Rock & Contemporary Pop)
  • 9:30 Adam & The H-Bombs
  • 10:00 Feathers, A Celebration of the Black Crowes

Worship in the Park with Blend is Sept. 17

Sunday, September 17, 2017
9:30 a.m. Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Worship

First Christian Church, Metropolis invites you to Sunday Morning Worship Service at Fort Massac Park. across from Sonic Drive-In. Come early for a time to fellowship and stay for worship with a special performance by the a cappella group, Blend.

Blend is able to entertain crowds of all ages with their energy, humor, renditions of songs which most everyone has heard at some time. In addition to their classic doo-wop routine, they love to share their gospel music as well. After this performance, they will be retiring and will no longer be performing as a group. We want to have a big turnout for their final singing appearance.

Invite your family and friends.

Please bring lawn chairs or blanket for seating. Potluck luncheon will follow service. Please bring your favorite covered dish for everyone to enjoy. A love offering will be collected. For information, contact the church at 618-524-7118 or Rhonda at 618-638-2512.

Moonstock 2017 Music Festival with Ozzy Osbourne Starts Aug. 18

moonstock 2017 ozzy

Friday-Monday, August 18-21
Moonstock 2017
Friday: 3:00 pm. gates open
Sat.-Sun. 11:00 am. gates open
Mon.  10:0o0 a.m. gates open
Walker’s Bluff, 326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL

Moonstock 2017 is a four-day Music Festival celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse taking place at Walker’s Bluff, a picturesque vineyard located in beautiful southern Illinois.

On August 21, 2017 the United States will witness a Total Solar Eclipse. At Moonstock, beginning at approximately 1:20 pm, for a duration of 2 minutes and 29 seconds, the sun will be completely blocked by the moon. On that day, at 1:20 pm, you can experience the light turn to darkness as Ozzy Osbourne kicks off his concert with the song Bark at the Moon.



  • 4:00-4:30 PM  DOC & THE PRACTICE (main stage)
  • 5:00-5:30 PM  AMERICAN LION (main stage)
  • 6:30-7:30 PM  KYNG (main stage)
  • 8:15-9:15 PM  SALIVA (main stage)
  • 10:00-11:30 PM  BLACK STONE CHERRY (main stage)


  • 12:00-1:30 PM  CAUSE OF RUIN (side stage)
  • 2:00-3:00 PM  FOUR DEEP (side stage)
  • 3:00-3:30 PM  WILSON (main stage)
  • 3:30-4:00 PM  ISABELLA (side stage)
  • 4:15-5:15 PM  TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION (main stage)
  • 5:30-6:00 PM  ISABELLA (side stage)
  • 6:00-7:15 PM  POP EVIL (main stage)
  • 7:30-8:00 PM  LORI’S PUPPETS (side stage)
  • 8:00-9:15 PM  THEORY OF A DEADMAN (main stage)
  • 9:30-10:00 PM  LORI’S PUPPETS (side stage)
  • 10:00-11:30 PM  PAPA ROACH (main stage)
  • 11:30-1:00 AM  METAL TOYZ (side stage)
  • 12:00-1:30 PM  PHILLIPS BAND (VIP Tasting Room)
  • 1:30-3:00 PM WHISKEY GRIT (VIP Tasting Room)


  • 12:00-1:30 PM  TEEZE (side stage)
  • 12:00-1:30 PM  A STELLAR GOODBYE (VIP Tasting Room)
  • 1:30-3:00 PM  DANETTA MASON (VIP Tasting Room)
  • 2:00-3:00 PM  SYSTEM SLAVE (side stage)
  • 3:00-3:30 PM  FAILURE ANTHEM (main stage)
  • 3:30-4:00 PM  SKYDWELLER (side stage)
  • 4:15-5:15 PM  OTHERWISE (main stage)
  • 5:30-6:00 PM SKYDWELLER (side stage)
  • 6:00-7:15 PM  ALL THAT REMAINS (main stage)
  • 7:30-8:00 PM  EMACIATION (side stage)
  • 8:00-9:15 PM  HELL YEAH (main stage)
  • 9:30-10:00 PM  EMACIATION (side stage)
  • 10:00-11:30 PM  FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH (main stage)
  • 11:30-1:00 AM  BETTY WHITESNAKE (side stage)


  • 11:00-12:30 AM  AQUANET  (main stage)
  • 1:20-2:50 PM  OZZY OSBOURNE kicks off with “Bark At The Moon”  (main stage)
  • 3:00-4:30 PM  PSYCHEDELIC LOVE MACHINE (main stage)
  • 5:00-6:30 PM  PUMP (main stage)


Front Row (4 Day Pass) – $750 + 42.24
Includes reserved Front Row seats, food and beverage package, access to VIP tent, VIP restrooms & more, and free VIP parking

VIP Gold Rows 2-7 (4 Day Pass) – $425 + $24.37
Includes reserved VIP seats, access to VIP tent, VIP restrooms & more, free VIP parking and option to upgrade to VIP Meal Package at Eventbrite.com.

VIP Silver Rows 8-23 (4 Day Pass) – $300+ $17.49
Includes reserved VIP seats, access to VIP tent, VIP restrooms & more, free VIP parking and option to upgrade to VIP Meal Package at Eventbrite.com.

4 Day General Admission/Lawn – $125 + $7.87
(lawn chairs allowed)

Monday General Admission – $85.00 + $5.67
Valid only Monday, August 21st (Ozzy Osbourne performance date.) Single day tickets will not be offered for any other dates of the festival.

For more information, visit website.

Harrah’s Hometown Celebration is July 1

Saturday, July 1
Hometown Celebration
6:00 p.m.  -11:00 p.m.
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino parking lot
between Ferry St. and Metropolis St.

Harrah’s Metropolis is once again hosting the Hometown Celebration for the entire family. The event will feature music, a Kid’s Zone along food and drinks available for purchase. Cash is required for all purchases. The Kid’s Zone will feature obstacle courses, bounce houses and more from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Live music will be provided by Throwing Copper starting at 7:30 p.m.

A large display of fireworks will be lighting up the sky at approximately 9:15 p.m. provided by Melrose Pyrotechnics. The fireworks display has been generously sponsored by Harrah’s Metropolis, Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Metropolis.

A $5 entry fee is required for anyone 2 years and older which will benefit the Harrah’s Metropolis School Supply Giveaway being held on Friday, July 28 at the Metropolis Community Center beginning at 5 p.m.

As an added bonus, another display of fireworks is planned for Tuesday, July 4 located on the Metropolis riverfront at dusk. This public display is hosted by the Farmer family in memory of the late Steven Farmer. Music will be provided by Michelle Bradley.

13th Annual Southern Illinois Music Festival starts May 26

MAY 26 – JUNE 11, 2017


The 13th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival features nearly three-dozen performances in venues from Carbondale to Cairo, Murphysboro to Marion and at many points in between. In addition to members of the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, musicians from throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, patriotic music, and jazz in an informal and inviting atmosphere. Casual dress is welcome.

This year’s Festival is titled “An Offer You Can’t Refuse” and runs May 26-June 11. Highlights include unique performances of Mozart’s masterpiece, Don Giovanni, updated with gangsters, fully staged, sung in Italian with projected English titles, with full orchestra and an incredible cast (June 9 and 11); three large orchestral concerts (June 2, 3 and 4) featuring symphonies and concertos by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky; a Memorial Day Extravaganza, modeled on the one in Washington DC (May 29).

Also: a virtuoso organ recital (June 5), numerous chamber music performances (May 27, 31 and June 1, 4, 5, 7, 8. 9 and 10); the New Arts Jazztet (May 26 and June 8), Young Artists Concerts (June 5 and 6); and Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz events at venues throughout the region.

Many of the Festival events are free. Admission for other performances are noted on the website. Go to www.SIFest.com for the latest schedule updates or email benyas@siu.edu. Please join us for our 13th season of great music!

Tickets for all 2017 Southern Illinois Music Festival performances are available: In advance, online and in person at any of the SIU Ticket offices, or at the door of each performance. Patrons may also purchase a non-transferable SIFest pass, through the ticket office at a cost of $100. This will allow admission to all SIFest events (except the Chamber Music Soirées and Happy Hour Mozart), a value of $160 with no waiting in line for tickets and special reserved parking on the SIU campus.

Lower Town Arts And Music Festival is May 19-20

Friday-Saturday,  May 19-20
Lower Town Arts & Music Festival
Fri. 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m .
Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Lower Town district, 7th and Madison streets, Paducah, Ky.

The annual Fine Art and Music Festival will feature art displayed in the heart of this nationally recognized gallery district. Bands will perform free concerts and lots of food and artist vendors available.
Music Schedule – Artists List – Website