The concert is sponsored by the Carl Sandburg Festival Committee, the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site's
313 E. Third Street in Galesburg.
Chris Vallillo is returning to Galesburg for a special Carl Sandburg Festival appearance as part of the Songbag Concert Series.
Chris Vallillo is an outstanding singer/songwriter and roots musician who makes the people and the places of “unmetropolitan” America come to life in song. He has recorded several CDs of period and folk music and has performed for the past 30 years across the Midwest.
Performing on six-string and bottleneck slide guitars and harmonica, Vallillo weaves original, contemporary, and traditional songs and narratives into a compelling and entertaining portrait of the history and lifestyles of the Midwest. He will be performing a variety of music including some Sandburg-inspired tunes.
During intermission, the Sandburg site’s bookstore will be open providing a chance to do some shopping. The store features books written by and about Carl Sandburg, Sandburg recordings, mugs, bookmarks, items of local historical interest, and more.
Carl Sandburg was a collector and performer of America’s folk songs. The series is named in honor of Sandburg’s book “The American Songbag,” published in 1927. The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site includes the home where the famed poet and biographer was born.
The Sandburg site is operated by the Illinois Department Natural Resources.