GALESBURG, ILLINOIS (July 8, 2022) — The Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert Series continues with musical artist Angela Meyer on Sunday, July 10, at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site in Galesburg.

Growing up in rural Iowa, Meyer first encountered music as a child on her grandparents’ record player. Picking up a guitar at age 15, she began writing her own songs. She now makes her home in the Quad Cities and recently released her new album Legions and Legends. Meyer’s acoustic set will incorporate many genres. Featuring country and western music, she will play both original and cover tunes.

Meyer’s performance will be in the Sandburg site’s barn at 313 E Third St in Galesburg. The show starts 2PM, with a break for refreshments at 3PM. A donation of $5 per person is suggested to help offset the cost of the performance.

The 2022 Sandburg Songbag concerts are funded in part by the Mark and Celia Godsil Family Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the Galesburg Community Foundation. The concert is presented by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

Upcoming performances include: Alaskan fiddling poet Ken Waldman on September 11; folk, rock, and oldies artists Dance Hall Doves on October 9; and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Hayes on November 13.

Carl Sandburg collected and performed American folk songs. The concert series takes its name from Sandburg’s book The American Songbag, published in 1927. The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site includes the birth home of the famed poet and biographer. For more information, visit

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