In the spirit of a true street festival, all Appletime Stage events are provided free of charge to all festival visitors. Bench seating is available or bring your lawn chair to really sit back and enjoy the entertainment. With a wide variety of music, you are sure to enjoy an evening at the Murphysboro Apple Festival.
All concessions will be open, as well as the Kiwanis General Store and the Appletime Bakery.
Brought to you by our Appletime Stage Partners, The First Bank & Trust Co. of Murphysboro
4pm - 6pm / Tim Crosby
Event Partners: Prairie Living at Chautauqua
7pm - 10pm / Lewis Creek
Event Partners: TBA
2pm - 3pm / T-Lex
4pm - 6pm / Honey & Tar
NINE88 has been performing in and around Murphysboro for many years, including multiple appearances on the Appletime Stage. This group of Knights of Columbus Council 988 members play an acoustic mix of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Irish, Gospel, and everything in between. You'll be singing and dancing along in no time!
Lewis Creek made their Apple Festival debut in 2021 and drew our largest Thursday night crowd ever! We're pleased to have them return, this year on Friday night! Covering great Classic Country with voice and soul like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash, you won't hear many bands play like this anymore! Make sure to wear your dancing shoes and brush up on your two-step. Photo courtesy of Lewis Creek
The Swamp Tigers are infamous in Southern Illinois, playing Rock-a-Billy, Honky-Tonk, and traditional Country Music. When this talented trio takes the Appletime Stage Saturday night, you'll be transported back to the days of jukeboxes, white-walled tires, and greased-back hair, when the Apple Festival was something new. Dust off those saddle shoes, practice your swing moves and don't miss this amazing group. Photo courtesy of The Swamp Tigers
WHERE: The Appletime Stage
located in the main concessions area, South 13th & South Streets
ENTERTAINMENT CHAIR: Bill Carr
Bleacher seating available - lawn chairs strongly encouraged
The Murphysboro Apple Festival has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures and has added additional handwashing stations and sanitizing stations throughout the Festival grounds. Please follow all recommended guidelines while attending the Festival in order to keep it fun and safe for everyone!