Special Events at the Carl Sandburg Visitors' Center

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-free 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 $5.00 donation is greatly appreciated.  All shows start at 4:00pm, normally on the Second Sunday of the month.
Date Performer

February 11, 2018


Songbag Concert - 11 Feb 2018 - 4:00pm - Sally Weisenburg & Don Berbaum, Blues & Jazz



March 11, 2018



Joe & Vicky Price - Songbag Concert, March 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Joe and Vicki Price

Traditional blues, from Decorah, Iowa

Award-winning rhythm and blues from Joe & Vicki Price. Over their 30 years together they have opened for such notables as Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, and many other notable blues performers.  They won the Independent Music Award for Best Blues CD 2010.  The couple was awarded an official showcase at the Far West Folk Alliance Music Conference 2011.


April 8, 2018




Songbag Concert - 8 April 2018 - 4:00 pm - Small Potatoes

Small Potatoes

Celtic to cowboy, with Jacquie Manning & Rich Prezioso, from Chicago, IL

May 13, 2018




John Heasley & Jerry Schroeder - Songbag Concert - May 13, 2018, 4:00pm


John Heasly and Jerry Schroeder

Folk roots from Galesburg, IL

We are grateful to Tom Foley who has coordinated the Songbag Concert Series for the past two years 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 feel free 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