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

  Pinch Penny Liquors  
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SIH   Oliver & Associates

Locally Grown 2017

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, Sunday May 7, 2017 from 2 to 6PM.

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Thai Taste Longbranch Bakery & Cafe Operant Therapy

Thanks to Pinch Penny Liquors, Southern Illinois Healthcare and Oliver & Associates for being our 2017 event sponsors! Our bands for 2017 are as follows:

  Band FB
Joey Odum & Friends Joey Odum & Friends Joey Odum & Friends
Cat Daddy'O Cat Daddy'O Cat Daddy'O
Party Pants Party Pants Party Pants
Cat Daddy'O

When Cat Daddy’O was asked to participate in the Locally Grown fundraiser for Carbondale New School last year, we were very aware of the excellent programs they offer and were happy to do our part to help support the cause.

What we didn't know was what an incredible event we had signed on for!

Looking out from the stage we saw a sea of fun and creative activities for all ages, families playing together, and alumni and friends catching up while enjoying the live music and beautiful surroundings of Rustle Hill Winery. We loved seeing the young and not so young movin' and groovin' to the music; Moms and Dads, kids and grandparents, all dancing and enjoying the day!

We knew before the day was out, we knew that we wanted to be a part of this event again!

Do yourself a favor and be there!

Judici ePay   Dr. Bert Fasnacht M.D.
Ready, Aim, Fire

Activities for the kids (and adults!) include:

Laddergolf LG 2015
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 2017 sponsors!
Green Ridge Landscaping love, crochet EClaire Salon
SIU Credit Union Brandon Zanotti Gold's Gym
SupplyWorks RSP Heating & Cooling Larry's House of Cakes
Marion Glass and Mirror   Willow Street Studios
Special thanks to:
Long Forestry EZ Rental Center Murphysboro Lawn & Garden