Thursday Night Live!

Thursday Night Live!

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day – Cedarhurst stays open late until 8 pm every Thursday. The museum converts the back patio and lawn into a third space, giving the community members a place to gather, network, and enjoy the beautiful southern Illinois summer and scenery. Thursday Night Live is a no-pressure way to engage first time visitors of “non-art folks” to gain appreciation for the arts and learn about the many different programs that we offer year round.► ON MOBILE PHONES CLICK HERE TO EXPAND FOR MORE INFO ◄😷 Please abide by Social Distancing guidelines and practice 


🎵 Live Music – Entertainment is a staple of Thursday Night Live, as local and regional musicians are hired to perform each week.

🎨 Art Programs & Activities – Museum staff help the committee design and facilitate special art experiences and activities from week to week to encourage visitors to become more involved with the arts i.e. – artist demonstrations, DIY craft nights, art chats, games, pottery firings, community art projects, and more.

🍷 Beer & Wine Cash Bar – The museum welcomes annual sponsors to serve as volunteer bartenders and network with attendees.

🍕 Food Concessions – Cedarhurst invites local food vendors to set up and sell concessions each week, creating community partnerships that help local businesses and enhance the TNL atmosphere.

June 2 TNL Summer Kickoff: Music by Hoot ‘n Holler Band | JCCC Business After Hours | Complimentary Snacks

June 9: Music by Alyssa Moore & Dave Fuller | DIY Art Night: Fan of Cedarhurst | Food by The Frosty Mug

June 16: Music by Terri Sullivan | Food by El Rancherito | Drink Special – Margarita

June 23: Music by Shades of Gray Blues Band | Art Chat with Michele Wortman – Shrode Art Center Gallery | Food by Kingdom Catering

June 30: Music by Pardon My French | Food by Ringside Buffet

July 7: Music by Mr. Hydration and Bongo Pablo | DIY Art Night: Pulled String Art | Food by Dominos Pizza

July 14: Music by Scotty Qualk | Art Demo: Cedarhurst Basketeers | Food by Agave Mexican Restaurant | Drink Special – Holly Jolly

July 21: Music by The Clyde Band | DIY Art Night: Leaf Prints | Food by Bandana’s Bar-B-Que

July 28: Music by The Presswoods | Art Chat – Permanent Collection Gallery | Food by Ringside Buffet | Ladies Night Drink Special – Sangria

August 4: Music by Dylan Mitchell | DIY Art Night: Rock Painting | Food by Kingdom Catering

August 11: Music by Stash the Keys Dueling Keyboards | Art Demo: Cedarhurst Quilters | Food by The Frosty Mug

August 18: Music by Michael Herzing Duo | Art Chat with Andy Saftel – New Semantics Gallery | Food by Elks Lodge #819

August 25: Music by Jive | Join the ‘Dog Members’ Pooch Parade! | Food by Jack Russel Fish Company

September 1 TNL Summer Finale: Music by RBR Trio | Food by Joe’s Pizza | Drink Special – Razzle Dazzle

All art exhibition galleries are open and free of charge during Thursday Night Live. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or authorized adult in the galleries and on the museum grounds.

Full calendar can be found on our website at

Venue: Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
2600 Richview Road
Mt.Vernon, IL 62864

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