John Byrne Band

John Byrne Band Returns—With a Cookout!

Macomb Arts Center (formerly West Central Illinois Arts Center) will welcome the John Byrne Band back to Macomb on Thursday June 6th. This year the audience will enjoy favorite songs from the band’s previous albums, as well as songs from their new album scheduled to be released in the fall. Burgers and hotdogs fresh off the grill, as well as a cash bar, will make this a fun and festive evening to kick off the summer months!

The popular Philadelphia-based band, led by Dublin native John Byrne, performs regularly at the renowned World Café Live. With John’s strong vocals, impressive lyrics and the band’s talented performances on banjo, fiddle, cello, guitars and bodhran, their continued success comes as no surprise to anyone who has heard them. The Philadelphia Inquirer called John Byrne Band “one of the few musical artists today who truly manage to be traditional and modern at the same time.” The Macomb Arts Center has been included on their annual Midwest tour since 2014.

Tickets are $10 for adults/$5 for students and are available online at and at the Macomb Arts Center during gallery hours (12-3pm, Tue-Wed-Fri; 10am-4pm, Sat).

Tickets will also be sold at the door. Doors will open at 6:30 and the performance will begin at 7:30.

Visit the band’s website for a sample of what you’ll hear:

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