Final spring Songbag concert in Galesburg
The Wacky Keys perform May 25 at Carl Sandburg State Historic Site
A unique mix of Hawaiian, swing, country and Jamaican music will fill the air Saturday, May 25, at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site.
The Wacky Keys perform at the site’s Barn at 7 p.m. for the final event in this spring’s Songbag Concert Series. The address is 313 E. Third Street in Galesburg .
The concert is sponsored by the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site Association. A donation of $3 per person is suggested. Refreshments will be served.
The “Wacky Keys” are a three-piece Hawaiian band. They play traditional Hawaiian music, pop, swing, Jamaican, Jimmy Rogers tunes and “pretty much anything.” Members include Diane Norman, guitar; Dave "DK" Kolars, Hawaiian lap steel guitar; and Mike Warfel, bass. Visit www.davekolars.com for more information.
This concert performance goes hand-in-hand with the feel of the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site. Sandburg was not only a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Lincoln biographer and children’s author – he was also a collector and performer of folk songs. Sandburg even wrote a book called The American Songbag that was published in 1927. That name now also serves as the name for this concert series held in tribute to Sandburg.
The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site is administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. For more information, visit www.sandburg.org.