Who we are:


Poss Music Works is a 501c3 NPF with a mission to bring and foster music and culture to the Downstate Illinois area, with Effingham, IL as ground zero. We present music festivals and one-off music shows featuring national and regional original music touring acts, including the Downstate Americana Series which is co-presented by the Effingham Public Library.


Poss Music Works aims to instill an interest in, and love of, great Americana music in the regions youth. All of our festivals offer free admission to patrons 15 and under. We provide youth open mics around the region and we are attempting to partner with communities to present ‘youth music shows’ featuring young performers, for young patrons in a family friendly, alcohol free environment.


Please visit the pages of this website to learn more about the individual festivals, we have lots to offer if you love music. We’d love to have your support in the form of either donations or sponsorships. If you send a donation to ‘Poss Music Works’ (1915 S. Banker St. Effingham, IL 62401), we will send you a receipt for your tax deduction. If you would like to discuss a sponsorship, either for the PMW NFP generally, or one of the festivals individually, please email Bill Poss (Director) at billposs@yahoo.com.

June 20-23, 2019

September 1-2, 2018

October 12-14, 2018

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Some of the performers we have presented include but are not limited to: Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, Lukas Nelson, James McMurtry, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, Todd Snider, Slaid Cleaves, Della Mae, Robbie Fulks, Billy Strings, The Bottle Rockets, Steve Poltz, The Accidentals, Heather Maloney, Chicago Farmer, Edward David Anderson, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellies, The Way Down Wanderers, Chain Station, Tom Russell, Old Salt Union, Fred Eaglesmith, Tif Ginn, The Mighty Pines, The Steel Wheels, Mary Gauthier, Greg Klyma, David Olney, Rod Picot, Brock Zeman, CATL!, Matt Poss Band, BonesJugs, Freddie and Francine, Charlie Roth, Dead Horses, The Wooks, The Barefoot Movement, Violet and the Undercurrents, Taylor Steele and the Love Preachers, Southern Avenue, David Davis, Larry Sparks, Po Ramblin’ Boys, Firebox, Five Mile Mountain Road, High Fidelity, Tim Crosby, The Howlin’ Brothers and many more.

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