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This Thursday will be a first for Carbondale's Sunset Concert Series — the concert will be downtown on July 12, instead of in either of the typical venues.

The Jungle Dogs, which play world beat music, will take the stage at the corner of Washington and Walnut streets at 7 p.m. The Jungle Dogs are Carbondale legends who in recent years have made a tradition of playing a reunion show every Labor Day weekend.

Typically, Sunset Concerts are held either on the front steps of Shryock Auditorium on the Southern Illinois University campus or in Turley Park on the southwest side of Carbondale. The city has hosted several street concerts at the impromptu outdoor venue across the street from the Newell House in the past three years.

Sunset Concerts happen weekly on Thursdays in June and July. There are three more concerts left this season, including this Thursday's show.

Concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring food, beverages, grills and coolers. Only single-serve alcohol containers are allowed and no glass is allowed.

Here's the lineup for the rest of the series:

  • Thursday, July 12: Jungle Dogs, legendary Carbondale band playing world beat, at corner of Washington and Walnut streets
  • Thursday, July 19: Sheryl Youngblood, blues, at corner of Washington and Walnut streets
  • Thursday, July 26: The Band Be Easy, reggae, at Shryock

— The Southern

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