Buzzing with creative energy, Carbondale thrives with lively venues, renovated theaters and a young, eclectic crop of musicians, churning out everything from bluegrass to punkabilly.

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What do architect Buckminster Fuller, poet Rodney Jones, and singer Shawn Colvin have in common? All three spent formative years in the intellectual, innovative, and creative powerhouse known as Carbondale. On any given night visitors can choose between an intimate acoustic set, heavy-based DJ, or a renowned orchestra’s interpretation of Bach. Did we mention that there’s often no entry fee? More reason to dive deep into Carbondale history, catch a performance at one of our historic theaters, or view the work of local and national artists.

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On Map 8515 State Route 127 N
Alto Pass, IL 62905
Winery
On Map 1370 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Theaters
On Map 304 W. Walnut Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Arts
On Map 1430 N. 7th Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Brewery
On Map 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road
Makanda, IL 62958
Winery
On Map 213 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Brewery
On Map 200 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Event Venues
On Map 410 Thorn Lane
Makanda, IL 62958
Winery
On Map 1613 Edith Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Museums
On Map 1598 Hickory Ridge Road
Pomona, IL 62975
Winery
On Map 4861 Spillway Road
Carbondale, IL 62901
Winery
On Map 83 Kitehill Road
Carbondale, IL 62903
Winery