Carbondale New School

Serving Southern Illinois since 1974

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled

Locally Grown Music Festival & Fundraiser

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SIH   Castle Perilous

Locally Grown 2020

Locally Grown is Carbondale New School's single biggest annual fundraiser. It has games and art activities for kids, and rock 'n roll for everyone. Whether you want to sit in the sun and watch the kids play, or rock out on the dance floor, it's all going on at Turley Park, Saturday April 25, 2020 from 3 to 7PM.

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SIU Credit Union   Wayward Wovens

Thanks to all our 2019 event sponsors! Our bands for 2019 are as follows:

  Band FB
Porch Fire Porch Fire Porch Fire
Kelven Kelven Kelven
No Image Available Bill Carr & Friends  
Loose Gravel Loose Gravel Loose Gravel
Ready, Aim, Fire

Activities for the kids (and adults!) include:

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Every year at Locally Grown, there is one particular moment that I wait for: the band and the adults are wrapped up in a song, the kids are enjoying the games, our volunteers are having fun with each other and the kids---and for a moment, time stands still. That is IT; when you know you've had a hand in creating THAT--it's a feeling you can live on for a year.

--Robin Cardwell-Mullins, 2016 CNS Director of Fundraising

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Admission to Locally Grown is free while wristbands for fun activities for children, such as face-painting, paint-pendulum, Jenga, Angry Birds, a mini-golf course and much more, will be available for $10. Festival t-shirts will be available for purchase at $15 (kids) and $20 (adult sizes). Food and beverages will also be available to purchase at the festival.

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Thanks to all our 2019 sponsors!
Chip Banks Chevrolet Casey's Family Drug of Carbondale
EZ Rental Center Baine Roofing Camp Manitowa
Thai Taste Wepsiec Law Office, LLC Melodious Bindery