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Live Shows

Previous events


Jenny Johnson (House Concert)

Holly & Matt’s House, 5575 W. Pleasent Hill Rd, Carbondale, IL

Friday, September 6, 2019 Event 6-10pm/Show at 7:00

$15/person - includes New Orleans themed dinner (vegan options available)

Where: Holly Hurt & Matt Garrisons house, just West of Carbondale. The show will be outside if weather permits.



Beth Davis Fundraiser


Summer Sundown Music Festival

Larson's Landing, 8724 E Marine Rd, Effingham, IL

Summer Sundown is a celebration of our Central/Southern Illinois music scene, with two days of music from bands haling from Champaign to Carbondale and everywhere in between...along with two AMAZING headliners from Memphis and Nashville.

Summer Sundown would like to welcome: Southern Avenue - Memphis, TN Steve Poltz - Nashville, TN Matt Poss Band - Effingham, IL Jenny Johnson Band - Carbondale, IL Bones Jugs - Urbana, IL John Spicer and The Fightin' Side - Patoka, IL The Surviving Members - Effingham, IL Fiona Kimble - Champaign, IL Bill Poss and the Useful Tools - Effingham, IL Local Honey - Effingham, IL Todd Hazelrigg Music - Charleston, IL Mountain King - Cisne, IL Tim Crosby & the Lightning Strikes - Carbondale, IL Taylor Steele & The Love Preachers - Efffingham, IL Bathtub Hooch Band - Effingham, IL The Greyhounds - Effingham, IL Elastic Waist Band - Greenville, IL ...and more to come!

Jenny Johnson Band at the Varsity Theater

The Varsity Theater, 418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018 Doors and Bar Open at 7 pm $10 advance, $12 or $5 (students) night of show

Every show the Jenny Johnson Band does, they come rehearsed, arranged and as polished as possible. That won’t be the case when they come to The Varsity on June 23.

Jenny has written a set of new songs to be presented for the first time. The band, along with musical friends from the community, will be joining Jenny’s band as they work out these songs for the first time all together on stage.

This is a one-of-a-kind, intimate night where the process is shared with the audience. They don’t know who’s going to solo, how the songs are going to sound, or if the songs are any good. Some of the songs won’t even be finished by the time the show rolls around, but those will be performed, too, including some you might never hear again.

The performance at The Varsity will be in the Balcony space, which features state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.

The show begins at 7:30 Saturday, June 23. Advance tickets are $10 at www.thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com only. Tickets at the door on the night of the show are $12 or $5 for students.

Doors and The Varsity Bar open at 7 p.m. The bar features wine, beer, select cocktails, spiked coffee drinks, soda and snacks.