Date(s) - 06/22/2023 - 07/27/2023
The 2023 schedule includes an eclectic mix of musical genres:
June 22 – Skylar Rodgers, Shryock Auditorium steps at SIU. A blues singer and
songwriter hailing from Chicago, Rogers has been compared to music icons such
as Tina Turner and Etta James. She has performed at the All Star Showcase at the
Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, worked alongside timeless artists, and earned
Blues Blast Award and Grammy committee nomination considerations for her
songs and contemporary blues album.
June 29 – Chain Station, Turley Park. This four-person string bluegrass band from
Denver is known for its high-energy Americana/“newgrass” sound. The repertoire
features original mountain songs, and the shows engage audiences.
July 6 – Taylor Steele and the Love Preachers, Shryock steps. The five-piece
Americana band led by the powerful and soulful Taylor Steele, a 22-year-old
rhythm guitarist, performs original music and hits from favorite artists. Audiences
will experience a performance with roots in rock ’n’ roll, Southern blues and more.
July 13 – The Mighty Pines, Washington Street and Illinois 13. From St. Louis, this
band covers a variety of musical styles from roots to folk ballads, from rock to
soul. Neil Salsich, founding member and singer/guitarist, is gaining a large fan
following as a contestant on the current season of NBC’s “The Voice.”
July 20 – Brandon Santini, Turley Park. Santini has toured internationally playing
blues and harmonica. From North Carolina, he founded Delta Highway in 2003,
and the band earned a Blues Music Award nomination. His recent release, “The
Longshot,” incorporates blues and rock influences from legends such as The
Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Creedence Clearwater
July 27 – The Ark Band, Shryock steps. The Saint Lucian reggae band performs
rock reggae across the country. Currently based in Ohio, the band plays a mix of
harmony-filled originals and classic/current hits while spreading a message of
peace and love.
A few rules assure all enjoy the fun
The popular concerts have been drawing large crowds to the city for evenings of
musical fun for decades. To assure everyone has a safe, enjoyable time, there are a
Bans on glass bottles, kegs, smoking, pets and solicitation will be enforced as will
underage drinking laws. Single-serve containers only are permitted.
For additional information, visit sunset.siu.edu, call 618-453-5714 or follow the
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