Rescheduled Songbag Concert to be Sunday, February 18 at Sandburg Historic Site

Martha Jane Downey
Rescheduled Songbag Concert to be Sunday, February 18 at Sandburg Historic Site
GALESBURG, IL –Sally Weisenburg and Don Berbaum will bring jazz and blues to the Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert on Sunday, February 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carl Sandburg 8State Historic Site in Galesburg.  This concert, originally scheduled for February 11, was postponed due to the weather.

A team both personally and musically since the mid-1970s, Weisenburg and Berbaum perform music from many categories in addition to jazz and blues.  The music they select has more to do with quality than the category.  Sally’s vocals are always the focal point of their performances.  Don’s playing on the guitar and harmonica provide inspirational coloring for her vocals.  Sally also plays the keyboard.  Their Facebook page is, and Sally’s website is

The performance by Sally Weisenburg and Don Berbaum will be in the Sandburg site’s Barn at 313 E. Third Street in Galesburg. The show starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. with a break for refreshments around 5 p.m. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.  The concert is sponsored by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. 
Joe and Vicki Price will perform at the March 11 Songbag Concert.  The April 8 concert will feature Small Potatoes, and on May 13 John Heasly and Jerry will perform.

Carl Sandburg was a collector and performer of America’s folk songs. The series is named in honor of Sandburg’s book “The American Songbag,” published in 1927.  The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site includes the home where the famed poet and biographer was born. For more information, visit

The Sandburg site is operated by the Illinois Department Natural Resources. 
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