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 firstname.lastname@example.org.