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Appletime Stage Entertainment

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:00PM - Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:00PM

The Appletime Stage is the focal point of the downtown event area during the Apple Festival.

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.

Appletime Stage Entertainment Schedule

Brought to you by our Appletime Stage Partners, The First Bank & Trust Co. of Murphysboro


5:30pm - 6pm / Opening Ceremony

6pm - 10pm / Faith & Family Night ft. Rebecca St. James


5:30pm - 6pm / Apple Pie & Apple Butter Champion Auction

6pm - 10pm / Lewis Creek
Event Partners: Crain Funeral Homes & Cremation Services


10am - 1pm / Senior Day Events

4pm - 6pm / Bill Harper
Event Partners: River Radio

7pm - 10pm / Downstate Music Company
Event Partners: River Radio


3:30pm - 4:30pm / Bruce Blew
Event Partners: TBA

5pm - 6pm / The Cattails
Event Partners: TBA

7pm - 10pm / We Got It Covered
Event Partners: Jackson County Abstract & Title Guarantee Co.

About the Headlining Artists

Photo courtesy of Lewis Creek

Lewis Creek made their Apple Festival debut in 2021 and drew our largest Thursday night crowd ever! We're pleased to have them return for an encore performance. 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.

Downstate Music Company plays the Appletime Stage in 2019

Downstate Music Company are making their return to the Appletime Stage on Friday night! These area favorites describe themselves as a party band for all ages. Featuring horn-driven crowd dance favorites in rock, soul, disco, blues and R&B from today and yesterday. You'll find yourself tapping your feet and singing along!

Photo courtesy of We Got It Covered

We Got It Covered is returning to the Apple Festival after overwhelming demand! They've built a reputation around the area for their high-energy, sing-along shows, playing everywhere from weddings and wineries to fundraisers and festivals. Song selections include favorites from Classic Rock, Traditional Country, and 90s Country... but definitely NOT Pop Country.

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WHERE: The Appletime Stage
located in the main concessions area, South 13th & South Streets



Bleacher seating available - lawn chairs strongly encouraged

  • No outside food or alcohol
  • No animals in the concessions or Funland areas
  • No skateboards or bicycles
  • Please do not park in or block business or private residence driveways
  • Handicapped parking is available after 4pm Wed-Fri and all day Saturday in the Regions Bank parking lot

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!

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