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Posted on: May 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 2022 Sunset Concerts Kick Off June 30

Sunset Concerts 2022

Southern Illinois University
May 20, 2022

CARBONDALE - It’s back! The Sunset Concerts Series, a popular summer tradition since 1978, is returning in 2022 with six weeks of free musical entertainment for all ages and interests.

This summer’s season opens June 30 on the steps of Shryock Auditorium at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The outdoor concerts, held each Thursday evening through July 28, are free, and everyone is welcome to attend. Concert visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as well as refreshments.

The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and last about two hours. The locations are:

  • The steps of Shryock Auditorium on the SIU campus.
  • Carbondale’s Turley Park, located on the west side of the city.
  • The corner of Washington Street and Illinois 13 in downtown Carbondale.

The 2022 schedule includes an eclectic mix of musical genres. Here’s the complete Sunset Concert schedule:




June 30


Modern Day Saints

July 7

Turley Park

Greg Klyma

July 14

Washington Street

Funky MojoDaddy

July 21

Turley Park

The Bashful Youngens

July 28



The concerts have been a summer staple for decades and typically draw large crowds. To assure that everyone has a safe, enjoyable time, a few rules are in place. Bans on glass bottles, kegs, smoking, pets and solicitation will be enforced as will underage drinking laws.

For more information, visit or follow the Student Center of Facebook or Twitter.

SIU and its Student Center and Student Programming Council, along with the City of Carbondale and the Carbondale Park District are collaborating to provide the musical entertainment. Sponsors also include Country Financial and the Southern Illinois Credit Union.

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