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

Rustle Hill Winery Pinch Penny Pub WSIU
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Pinch Penny Liquors El Greco Longbranch Bakery & Cafe

Locally Grown 2016 - Rocking the Hill for the Sixth Year!

Locally Grown is Carbondale New School's single biggest annual fundraiser. It is adult beverages for parents, 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 Rustle Hill, April 17, 2016 from 2 to 6PM.

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Thanks to Rustle Hill Winery, WSIU, Mayer Branding, Longbranch Bakery & Cafe, El Greco, Dr. Bert Fasnacht, Pinch Penny Liquors and Judici for being our 2016 event sponsors! Sponsorship information for LG 2016 is available here. Our bands for 2016 are as follows:

  Band FB
Cat Daddy'O Cat Daddy'O Cat Daddy'O
Joey Odum & Friends Joey Odum & Friends Joey Odum & Friends
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!

Mayer Branding Dr. Bert Fasnacht M.D. Judici ePay
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 2016 sponsors!

T-shirt Sponsors
Magnolia Doulas Southern Illinois OB-GYN Rule of Pie
My Favorite Toys Building Services Supply Oliver & Associates
Duckworks Lawncare Operant Therapy Carbondale Counseling Associates
Thai Taste   SIU Credit Union
Activity Sponsors
Scratch Brewing Company Green Ridge Landscaping RSP Heating & Cooling
Bandy's Pumpkin Patch Ultimate Gymnastics Chip Banks Chevrolet
Wild Chrysalis Julia Long, Century 21 Realtor (534.4712) Andrea LeBeau Designs
Windy Hill Hops Scott Evans, CPA SIU Dept of Criminology & Criminal Justice
EClaire Salon   Carbondale Family Pharmacy