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Summer Concert Series at Rock Springs Nature Center

Enjoy long, lazy summer evenings with live acoustic music in the great outdoors. The Macon County Conservation District is excited to once again host its free, outdoor concert series this summer. The concert series will be held Sunday evenings in June, July, and August starting at 7pm and will go to about 8pm.

Each show will be held on the west lawn of the Rock Springs Nature Center. The musicians will set up on the deck and you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Seating will be first come, first served on the lawn. Parking will be in the main lot, with the volunteer and bus parking areas reserved as handicapped spaces.

The bands play mostly bluegrass, folk, and old country favorites.  This year, Cactus Ranch kicks off the series on June 2.  This band is a friend of the Conservation District that often plays at the monthly Bluegrass Music Jams.  On June 16, the Burr Oak String Band will entertain with their old fashioned melodies.  June 30 brings out the young duo called Stone and Snow.  After a few weeks break, we return to the lawn on July 21 with Switchback.  July 28 welcomes the Hood Family Band for some down home tunes.  Finally, August 11 wraps up the series with our friends, Cross Country Classics, who play at Rock Springs Nature Center year round.

Please consider joining us for these family friendly shows.  In case of rain, the concerts will move inside Rock Springs Nature Center.  All shows are free and begin at 7pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Refreshments will be available for sale by the Home and Community Education group of the University of Illinois Extension Office.

The success of this series is thanks to participants like you and our financial co-sponsor, Stifel Investment Services.  Invite your family and friends to the west lawn of Rock Springs Nature Center and relax to the tunes of yesteryear.

2019 Summer Concert Series Lineup

Switchback
Switchback – July 21

Cross Country Classics
Cross Country Classics – August 11

Hood Family Band
The Hood Family Band – July 28