All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song. ~Louis Armstrong

We love, love, love having live music at The Great Pumpkin Patch and our visitors do too. You can sit and watch or continue to roam while the musicians do their thing. Here is the line up of entertainers for 2019. Plan your visit so you can catch some music while you are here!  Music plays from 1 pm – 4 pm on September weekends and 12:30-4:30 on October weekends.


Battle Creek Country Band

2019 Scheduled Dates
Sunday, September 22
Sunday, September 29
Sunday, October 6
Sunday, October 13

Battle Creek puts on pure, solid-gold performances that keep them tirelessly living up to their reputation as “the hardest working country band in Central Illinois!” This is an excellent LIVE band that knows how to entertain people of all ages, with all musical preferences. With a little something for everyone… from Johnny and George to The Everly’s and Elvis; from Merle and Waylon to the Beatles and CCR… they are back here again at The Patch by popular demand. You don’t want to miss them!!




The Gunny Sack Revue

2019 Scheduled Dates
Sunday, October 20

Gunny Sack is a group of multi-talented musicians who play for the absolute fun of playing music, while living by the credo “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Playing Gospel, Roots, Country, Bluegrass and any type of music that is good for the soul, they impeccably illustrate the vibrant sounds of BIG local area talent. They are the “grinners and pickers of Arthur IL” and have a well-deserved following in this area. Be sure to catch at least one of their dates here at The Patch.





2019 Scheduled Dates
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 5
Saturday, October 12

Mackville is a bluegrass/gospel band from the Atwood IL area. They have been on the entertainment circuit since 2008. Having a great time playing, they hope that their music will inspire or encourage faith. Their acclaimed melodic and vocal talents are very impressive, which keep them looking forward to a bright future as they continue on their musical journey! Be sure to join us here at The Patch, and become part of their ever-growing fan base.





2019 Scheduled Dates
Saturday, September 14
Monday, October 14

Me-N-Him have gone through a transition or two as a band for over 30 years now. Starting with a chance acquaintance at a mutual friend’s wedding back in the mid-70’s, this duo band has become a highly sought-after acoustic country music sound. They claim they have grown OLDER, but not necessarily UP. Well, we know they’ve definitely grown INTO the premier talent that captures an audience, by flawlessly belting out classics by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – just to name a few. Don’t miss their appearances at TGPP this season.



Jonny Coller

2019 Scheduled Dates
Saturday, October 19

Jonny will be playing at The Great Pumpkin Patch for the first time this fall.  Although he currently lives in southern Illinois, he’s no stranger to us since he grew up in Arthur and has family here.




Jake Tatar

2018 Scheduled Dates
Saturday, September 28

Jake is the former lead singer of the Boat Drunks.  He performs original songs and songs that have influenced him as a musician (Beatles, 70s, lots of 80s, 90s, current pop, and country) on acoustic guitar and piano.




Wildwood String Band

2019 Scheduled Dates
Sunday, September 15

The Wildwood String Band is an acoustic group that loves a good harmony. Whether it’s bluegrass, old time, country, or the blues, they always try to make the song our own. Wildwood hails from Mahomet and Champaign and currently features Kaitlin Lonergan on vocals/mandolin, Megan Rushing on vocals/mandolin/guitar, Brian Lonergan on vocals/upright bass, and Keith Rushing on vocals/guitar/fiddle. And yep, it’s a family band.



Bailee Rainwater

2019 Scheduled Dates
Saturday, September 7

Bailee is from a big family and a small town. She taught herself to play guitar in middle school and then after high school, moved to Nashville to go to college and pursue music.  Bailee is a former employee and we can’t wait to have her play at the Patch!



Conner Clayton

2019 Scheduled Dates
Sunday, September 8

Conner is a native of Arthur and a local favorite. This will be his debut performance at The Great Pumpkin Patch.




Check The Patch calendar to view all events and plan your visit.


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