Celebrate the waning days of summer with the musicians and music lovers of the Central/Southern Illinois music scene. Summer Sundown Music Festival 2019 is set to present 3 days of local rock, soul, country, folk, and Americana on the banks of beautiful Lake Sara, just outside of Effingham, IL - Fri., September 13th to Sun., September 15th, 2019. Our region is seemingly bursting at the seams with original, diverse, and powerful musicians and we have curated a festival that celebrates the hard-working men and women who make music throughout these cornfields. Please check our artists page for a list of the amazing performers coming to SSMF 2019. 

Our inaugural year in 2018 brought together musicians, artists, fantastic food, excellent weather and music-lovers from across the Midwest and beyond. We couldn’t have imagined a better first year and we plan to kick things up several notches in 2019. We have added a whole additional day of music (get excited), a dozen more acts, more activities outside of the music, more food/craft/art vendors, and upgrades to the facilities at Larson’s Landing. 

In addition to to all of the great music, Summer Sundown will feature yoga on the beach, interactive art projects, youth showcase, and excellent food and drinks. 

Bring a friend and be prepared to meet a few hundred new ones! Get excited people, it’s #festivalseason! 

Summer Sundown Music Festival is produced in partnership with Poss Music Works. Poss Music Work is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation focused on bringing music and music education to Central Illinois, based in Effingham, IL.

Where: Larson's Landing on beautiful Lake Sara just outside of Effingham, Illinois. Don't worry – there will be plenty of signs along the way to get you there safely and easily. 

When: Early Friday afternoon, Sept. 13th thru late Sunday evening, Sept. 15th. 

Other: Summer Sundown will feature songwriter circles, a youth showcase, campfire jams, local food and craft vendors, swimming, yoga sessions, and camping.