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Friday Appletime Stage Entertainment

Friday, September 16, 2022 10:00AM - 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 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 Appletime General Store and the Appletime Bakery.


10am - 1pm

5pm - 6:30pm


2021 Entertainment Highlights

Bill Harper on the Appletime Stage in 2019

Bill Harper has been a mainstay at the Murphysboro Apple Festival for many years. According to his ReverbNation Bio, "Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Bill Harper is a man, his acoustic guitar, crystal clear vocals and a passion for singing. The former Natives member & co-founder brings a lifetime of vocalizing and 40 years of performing, recording (8 CDs), producing, and engineering. Bill has performed in California, Nevada, Arizona, Missouri, and all over Illinois. Venues include nightclubs, fairs, and wineries, civic and private functions. Bill does a significant amount of work for local charities by providing his talents for various fundraisers."

Influences include John Denver, Dan Fogelberg, Gordon Lightfoot, Vince Gill, Pure Prairie League, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Merle Haggard, and Jackson Brown. Playing songs from the 60s to the present. Classic Rock, Folk, Country in an eclectic mix of musical entertainment.

Photo Courtesy of We Got It Covered

We Got It Covered, a Perry County, Illinois-based band, are making their Apple Festival debut in 2021! 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.

Music includes favorites from Classic Rock, Traditional Country, 90s Country, but definitely NOT Pop Country.

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Bench 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 private driveways

Handicapped parking is available in the Regions Bank parking lot after 4 PM Friday

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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