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Posted on: May 28, 2019

41st Annual Sunset Concert Series

Sunset Concert Series


CARBONDALE – The Southern Illinois University Student Programming Council and Student Center, Carbondale Park District and City of Carbondale are excited to announce the lineup for the 41st annual Sunset Concert Series.

The free outdoor concerts will be held at 7 p.m. every Thursday night from June 13-July 25, with the exception of the July 4 holiday. 

The 2019 Sunset Concert lineup is as follows: 

  • June 13 (Shryock Auditorium Steps): Donovan Keith, a soul rock, dance-infused act from Austin, Texas.
  • June 20 (Turley Park): The Josephines, a self-proclaimed “rag-tag group of rock-n-roll-drenched country hoodlums” from Bowling Green Kentucky, playing alternative county. 
  • June 27 (Corner of Washington Street & Route 13): Sweet Crude, a drum-driven pop band from southern Louisiana performing high-energy tunes in English and French. 
  • July 4: No Concert
  • July 11 (Corner of Washington Street & Route 13): Raging Fyah, reggae and contemporary island tunes straight from Kingston, Jamaica. 
  • July 18 (Turley Park): Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, soulful blues by the singer/songwriter prodigy from Clarksdale, Mississippi. 
  • July 25 (Shryock Auditorium Steps): Bottletones, the Carbondale-born, Chicago-based group performs a mix of rockabilly, surf, punk and psychobilly. The band played the local music scene in the mid-1990s and was a requested act by the Carbondale in the ‘80s and ‘90s Facebook group.

Various refreshments will be available for purchase at each Sunset Concert. You can also bring your own snacks and drinks. In an effort to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, glass bottles, pets, smoking and solicitation are prohibited. Underage drinking laws will be enforced and those attending may only bring single-serve containers.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Engagement at (618) 453-5714 or visit

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.” 


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