- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
With Appalachian-inspired harmonies, masterful songwriting, and a sweet old-time sound, The Early Mays bring a deep love of community music-making to regional and national stages. Drawing from musical roots in Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, they burst on to the folk scene in 2014 with a #2 debut on the National Folk-DJ charts.
Most recently, the band appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage and took home the blue ribbon in the Neo- Traditional Band Competition at Clifftop (The Appalachian String Band Music Festival.
For the 2020 season you can purchase advance tickets and/or Season Passes online. Tickets for the April concert are available in advance at bit.ly/matmapr20 or at the door. Season Passes are good for 12 admissions to any 2020 Music at the Museum Concert. When you purchase a Pass, you will receive a punch card good for 12 admissions. Each admission is good for one person to attend one concert (for example one person can attend all 12 concerts or 12 people can attend one concert). You can purchase a Season Pass at http://bit.ly/musemusic20season.
Music at the Museum is a monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles. Concerts are held the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Museum auditorium. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at intermission. For more information on the featured acts and a full series schedule, visit http://www.museumconcerts.com.