Summer Music Series Library Park:
400 North State Street, Litchfield, IL 62056
Thursday Nights from 6-8 PM
See Musician Schedule Below
The Litchfield Tourism Office is excited to announce Live in Library Park, the live music summer concert series. Live will be held every Thursday night from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Litchfield’s Library Park located at 400 South State Street. Live will feature a different acoustic performance each week. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and relax on a summer evening in Downtown Litchfield. All concerts are free to attend. While you are out, stroll to some of the local businesses that will have extended hours during Thursday night Live. Food will also be available in Library Park. Everyone is invited to come and kick the weekend off early with Live in Library Park located in Litchfield, IL.
The Live in Library Park schedule is:
June 22, 6 PM – 8 PM: Jason Stowe McIlroy
June 29, 6 PM – 8 PM: Taylor Steele
July 6, 6 PM – 8 PM: Timothy Campbell
July 13, 6 PM – 8 PM: Hunter Sharp
July 20: No performance. Visit Party in the Park on July 21: 8:30 PM for Captain Geech & the Shrimp Shack Shooters brought to you by the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.
July 27, 6 PM – 8 PM: Jason Stowe McIlroy
August 3, 6 PM – 8 PM: Joshua Stanley
August 10, 6 PM – 8 PM: Taylor Steele
August 17, 6 PM – 8 PM: Hunter Sharp
August 24, 6 PM – 8 PM: Jason Stowe McIlroy
August 31, 6 PM – 8 PM: Leah Osborne
September 7, 6 PM – 8 PM: Joshua Stanley
September 14, 6 PM – 8 PM: Hunter Sharp
Jason Stowe McIlroy (Performing: June 22, July 27, and August 24)
Jason Stowe McIlroy is an American poetic songwriter, singer, guitar and Mandolin player and writer of poetry, short stories, etc. He has been influential in local music and culture for more than 3 decades. Jason writes and plays Folk, Blues, Country and Americana influenced original songs as well as a wide variety of covers from these and other genres of music. The influences for Jason’s song lyrics come from his upbringing in the small Illinois town of Litchfield, his Southern roots and his time spent living and traveling around the USA as well as love, loss, rain, dirt, faith and family. For booking information contact Jason at “Jason Stowe McIlroy” Music on Facebook or 217-313-4599.
Taylor Steele (Performing: June 29 and August 10)
Taylor Steele is a songwriter with pipes to match. She has proven to be, as many agree, an “old soul” with an earthy style beyond her years. It is evident in her performances that she is passionate about the words she puts to melody. Still quite young, her songwriting is mature and holds deep feeling. Taylor’s blues and folk influences are shown easily through her unique style. Music entered her life at a very young age. Taylor Steele has been playing acoustic guitar and writing songs since the cute age of 11. Effingham is newly her home, although she has attended the Village Wine and Gifts Open Mic hosted by Bill Poss for two and a half years. Her talent has recently been featured at Moccasin Creek Festival 2016 & 2017, as well as opening for Chicago Farmer, and will be Featured playing at Beesonstock and at Wander Down Festival in Benton in October. Check Taylor at at www.taylorsteelemusician.com. For booking information please contact Garrett Burris at 217-823-1365
Timothy Campbell (Performing: July 6)
Timothy Cambell, also known as Campbell’s acoustic, has been playing in bands, performing live show, and hosting studio sessions since he was 14 years old. Timothy, native of White City, Illinois, plays an array of music from classic rock to classic country all in the key of acoustic. Timothy also plays bass for “The Strugglers” out of Litchfield, IL. For booking information, Timothy can be reached at www.facebook.com/timothy.campbell.10004.
Hunter Sharp (Performing: July 13, August 17, and September 14)
Hunter Sharp, age 17, plays bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin. Despite his young age, his musical talent extends well beyond his years. This Litchfield, IL native has a passion for hunting, fishing, and all things involving the great outdoors which has influenced his love of good old country music. Hunter plays country songs dating back to as early as the 1900′s to 1960′s plus mixes in some hit classic rock songs as well. In 2017 alone, Hunter has performed at over 75 different venues around Central Illinois, ranging from small private parties to large scale public events. Hunter Sharp can be found on Facebook under “Hunter Sharp Music” and for booking information contact 217-246-0176.
Joshua Stanley (Performing: August 3 and September 7)
Country music singer songwriter, Joshua Stanley, was born into a family immersed in musical influence in the heart of the Midwest. With a grandfather who still plays guitar and sings in a country western band well into his 80’s, Joshua was destined to perform. His father who performed in a band for many years plays numerous instruments, having taught Joshua to play not only guitar but piano, trumpet, and drums beginning at an early age. Joshua wrote his first song at the age of sixteen and from that point continued to pursue his musical talents. During his high school years, Joshua lent his talents to several bands and eventually formed alternative southern rock band “Stories Unfold”. Though the band achieved local success, Joshua always knew his style and talents belonged to the country music world and thus began to develop his solo career in the summer of 2014. The ability to connect people to a time or emotion fuels Joshua’s song writing. Finding inspiration in anything, Joshua Stanley’s musical style is that of traditional country western seasoned with pop, R&B, and blues influence. The Joshua Stanley project offers music that appeals to a broad audience and a complete EP that delivers. Check Joshua out at www.jscountry.com. For booking information please contact email@example.com or 314-561-1627.
Leah Osborne (Performing August 31)
Leah Osborne (formerly of St. Louis’ ClusterPluck) brings a new sound to the folk singer songwriter circuit. Strong vocals, original songs and catchy ukelele melodies place Leah in her own genre of music. You’ll hear the likes of Elephant Revival, Dolly Parton and Sylvan Esso in her collection of covers as well! Her energy and charm make her sets among those not to be missed. Leah writes, sings, plays ukelele and washboard. This is her chance to share her love and passion with you all. “When words fail, music speaks.” For booking information find Leah on Facebook or contact 314-783-7993. Listen to Leah here.
For more information please contact the Litchfield Tourism Office at 866-733-5833, firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more online at www.VisitLitchfield.com.