Summer Sundown Music Festival 2019 is set to present 3 days of local rock, soul, country, folk, and Americana on the banks of beautiful Lake Sara, just outside of Effingham, IL - Fri., Sep. 13 to Sun., Sep. 15, 2019. Celebrate the waning days of summer with the musicians and music lovers of the Central/Southern Illinois music scene.

This region is seemingly bursting at the seams with original, diverse, and powerful musicians and we have curated a festival that brings together the hard-working men and women who make music throughout these cornfields. On top of that, we will present some pretty dang amazing artists from across North America to play alongside our local talent.

Without further ado...your SSMF 2019 artist lineup:

Amy Helm (Woodstock, NY)
The Mighty Pines (St. Louis, MO)
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops (St. Louis, MO)
Steve Poltz (San Diego, CA)
Edward David Anderson (Bloomington, IL)
Sun Stereo (Champaign, IL)
Brothers Lazaroff (St. Louis, MO)
Taylor Steele & The Love Preachers (Effingham, IL)
John Till (Bloomington, IL)
Glad Rags (Chicago, IL)
Bill Poss and the Useful Tools (Effingham, IL)
One Way Traffic (St. Louis, MO)
Lone Howl (Carbondale, IL)
Todd Hazelrigg Music (Charleston, IL)
Mountain King (Cisne, IL)
Granville Live at Summer Sundown (Effingham, IL)
LoneHollow (Nashville, TN)
Local Honey (Effingham, IL)
Adam Gaffney & The Highway Saints (St. Louis, MO)

Tribute sets from:

Alabama Getaway (Edward David Anderson + friends) as the Grateful Dead
Lone Howl as The Band
Brothers and Sisters: Effingham's Tribute to the Allman Brothers

Songwriter Showcases by:

Fiona Kimble (Champaign, IL)
Songwriter Tim Crosby (Carbondale, IL)
Dakota Danielle (Teutopolis, IL/Nashville, TN)
Catriona Sturton (Ottawa, Canada)
Mat Kuhlig (Flora, IL)
Dani Flowers (Vandalia, IL/Nashville, TN)
Jeremy T. McConaughey (Benton, IL)
Erin Goldstein (Effingham, IL)
Trevor Parrent (Olney, IL)

FREE Thursday night pre-party with:

The Smoke Rings (Mount Carmel, IL)
Bathtub Hooch Band (Effingham, IL)
Porch Fire (Carbondale, IL)
Low Down Daze (Olney, IL)
Angela French Music (Mt. Vernon, IL)

$55 Weekend Passes available at:

Single day passes to come!

Our inaugural year in 2018 brought together musicians, artists, fantastic food, excellent weather and music-lovers from across the Midwest and beyond. We could not have imagined a better first year and we plan to kick things up several notches in 2019. We have added a whole additional day of music (get excited), a dozen more acts, a larger variety of food/craft/art vendors, and upgrades to the facilities at Larson’s Landing.

In addition to to all of the great music, Summer Sundown will feature yoga on the beach, interactive art projects, youth showcase, and excellent food and drinks.

Bring a friend and be prepared to meet a few hundred new ones! Get excited people, it’s #festivalseason!

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Summer Sundown Music Festival is produced in partnership with Poss Music Works. Poss Music Work is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation focused on bringing music and music education to Central Illinois, based in Effingham, IL.

  • Where: Larson's Landing on beautiful Lake Sara just outside of Effingham, Illinois. Don't worry – there will be plenty of signs along the way to get you there safely and easily.

  • When: Early Friday afternoon, Sept. 13th thru late Sunday evening, Sept. 15th.

  • Other: Summer Sundown will feature songwriter circles, a youth showcase, campfire jams, local food and craft vendors, swimming, yoga sessions, and camping.