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Locally Grown Music Festival & Fundraiser

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SIH   Oliver & Associates

Locally Grown 2018

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 21, 2018 from 3 to 7PM.

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Smile Doctors by Kevin Cook Othodontics   Wayward Wovens

Thanks to Southern Illinois Healthcare and Oliver & Associates for being our 2018 event sponsors! Our bands for 2018 are as follows:

  Band FB
Fiddle Rick and the Bourbon Boys Fiddle Rick and the Bourbon Boys Fiddle Rick and the Bourbon Boys
Honey and Tar Honey & Tar Honey & Tar
King Juba King Juba - Blues, Funk & Soul  
Porch Fire Porch Fire Porch Fire
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 2018 sponsors!
RSP Heating & Cooling Carbondale Family Pharmacy Clay Lick Creek Pottery
SIU Credit Union Fat Bottom Betty's Baine Roofing
Casey's Marion Glass & Mirror EZ Rental Center