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7th Annual Blue Christmas

The Varsity Center, 418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL

For the last six years, Ivas John's "Blue Christmas" concert has been a hallmark of the holiday season in Southern Illinois. Drawing from the region's best and brightest musical acts, the show has been featured on WSIU TV for the last three years running. The extraordinary lineup this year will include The Swamp Tigers, Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin, The Jenny Johnson Band, The Gordons, Shadi Frick, Robbie Stokes, The Free Range Chicks, and more! Tickets are available at The Life Community Center (618-549-4222), and Plaza Records. We look forward to making this the BLUEST Christmas you've ever had!!!!

Jenny Johnson on Planetary Radio with Mat Kaplan

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Shryock Auditorium, 1050 South Normal Ave., Carbondale, IL

Join Planetary Radio host MAT KAPLAN for two interactive panel discussions and audience Q&A sessions covering a wide range of eclipse related topics - from eclipse basics and what to expect, to amateur astronomy, astrophotography, and more!

The event will be live-streamed online at and The event is FREE and open to the public (but tickets are required). Reserve space now through the SIU Ticket Office by phone at (618) 453-2000, online at SIUSALUKIS.COM, or in person at the SIU Arena Ticket Office.

SPECIAL GUESTS | Jenny Johnson Local musician Jenny Johnson, of Jenny Johnson Band, will perform music from her catalog, including an original song inspired by the solar eclipse.

PARKING | This exciting event will draw visitors from all over the country! We encourage guests to arrival early and explore our beautiful campus. Public parking is available for visitors both on campus and at select municipal lots nearby. Learn more about parking options:

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Jenny Johnson Band Private Event

Jenny Johnson Band w/ Joseph Huber & Ethan Stephenson

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Alto Vineyards, 8515 Hwy 127 N, Also Pass, IL

Due to the success of Raddle the Bottoms over the last 10 years Sandras Comfort Inc. has been able to help more and more patients. They are in need of more funds to keep up the great work they do so we're happy to announce the first Halfway to Raddle.

We're very excited to have the amazing Joseph Huber from Milwaukee Wisconsin, local favorites The Jenny Johnson Band and Ethan Stephenson!

Pork Parfaits, Pork Nachos, and Pretzels will be available with all the profits going to Sandra's Comfort. There will also be a basket raffle and drawings throughout the day.

Admission is $10 at the gate

SCHEDULE: 1:00-2:00 - Ethan Stephenson 2:30 - 4:00 - Jenny Johnson Band 4:30 - 6:00 - Joseph Huber


Jenny Johnson Band

Cornerstone Cabins, 772 Godwin Rd. , Pomona, IL

A reunion and a mixing of generations old and new that have a common bond in Southern Illinois. Halloween was/is a special celebration that inspires. The celebration located in the Shawnee National forest in Pomona, Illinois is family friendly and meant to foster camraderie between many generations. Join family and friends this October 27th thru 31st. for this outdoor, camping, Halloween celebration at CornerStone Cabins (near the Pomona natural bridge) for 4 days of Bands, Costume and Campground decoration contests, Star Gazing and Bonfires in the Heart of the Shawnee National Forest. Rooms available, campers and tents welcome. $30 for all 4 days, $10 dollars a day. PayPal ( Contact me for details or check out our event, Halloween 2016 for more details!