Special Events at the Carl Sandburg Visitors' Center

Songbag Concert Series
FALL 2016
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.
Date Performer

August 29, 2015


Andreas Kapsalis, August 27, 2016, 7:00pm

Mike Anderson


September 24, 2016




Carol Jean Trulson and Jer Farajpanahi, Sept 24, 7pm


October 22, 2016



An Evening of Cool Jazz - Daniel Leahy & Friends - Songbag Concert, October 22, 2016, 7:00pm

An Evening of Cool Jazz

Daniel Leahy & Friends

Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:00pm

November 26, 2015


Mike Baum - Songbag Concert - Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 7pm
Mike Baum
Saturday, November 26, 2016, 7:00pm

We are grateful to Tom Foley who is coordinating the Songbag Concert Series this year for the Association.

A donation of $5.00 per person is suggested as the door (or gate) entry fee.  These door receipts go to the Songbag Concert performers to supplement a base amount paid by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association.  If you enjoy the concert, please be generous in support of our performers. 

Songbag Concert Series performers and refreshment costs are underwritten by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and its members at a cost of approximately $2,500 per year. If you would like to support the Songbag Concert Series, become a member of the Association, and/or you are always welcome to make a donation to the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association, PO Box 585, Galesburg, IL 61402-0585.

Contact the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association: carl@sandburg.org
Suggest performers or get information about the Songbag Concert Series: heasly@frontiernet.net