Hello everyone,

We have great news for you. Tickets for this year’s show are now available online at: (Click the link below).


payment by credit card or cash only.

All tickets are General Admission; Thursday - $15. Friday - $35. Saturday - $35.

This year we have Mel Tillis Jr. performing many of Mel seniors tunes as well as some of his own! Returning by popular demand, the incredible Leona Williams and Ron Williams.

Steel Players performing are Mike McGee, Mike Sweeney, Gary Lloyd, Barry Wheeler, a trio of young blood from Central Illinois and the fellow that played steel and was road manager for none other than the iconic Merle Haggard himself, Norm Hamlet accompanied by Mario Carboni!

Several others have been invited and a few others to be invited. AND JUST CONFIRMED: The guy that for years on the road looked at the back side of Bocephus and now tours with Jamey Johnson, the sensational, Cowboy Eddie Long!


 See you at the show! April 18, 19 & 20, 2024.


On behalf of the Southern Illinois Productions Board,

we appreciate your attendance and support of our

 2023 Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show in Mt Vernon, Illinois.

This years show was a huge success and we want to personally

thank you.  You are truly making a difference and Shriner’s Hospitals

 for Children value your support tremendously.

SIP Board puts on only one show per year and since we are a not-for-profit organization, we work very hard to raise as much money as possible

for the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. We appreciate each and

every one of you and wouldn’t be where we are without your support.

 Because of your support we were able to give


to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in 2023.


Thank You!


      Southern Illinois Productions Board Members

President:                         Mark Fitch

                Vice President:                 Dennis Stroughtmatt

Secretary/Treasurer       Dow Smith

Member                            Gerald Mays

          Member                            Donnie Yearwood

Member                            Jeff Stoffel

Member                            Dan Huebel

Member                            Joe Arview



The Board, of the Southern Illinois Productions, welcomes you to the 20th Annual Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show.  We are so blessed to be able to finally have a show in Mt Vernon after a three year absence.  A lot of thought, hard work and determination has been put into this years show and it will be one of the best and certainly the most memorable ever. 

The headliners  for Friday and Saturday evening are just perfect for a steel show like ours and are top shelf entertainers with Teea Goans on Friday and David Frizzell on Saturday evening.  Our fan favorites Ron and Leoona Williams will entertain Thursday and Friday.

Dennis Stroughmatt will be helping out all weekend and has a show on Saturday afternoon. Darrell and mona MccCall entertain on Friday afternoon.

We have a tremendous group of steel players local and not so local (see our show schedule page) .  Lets not forget our fabulous stage band members (see our stage band members Page).

Finally, the most important reason we put on this steel guitar show is to help support and raise funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. All proceeds beyond the operating expenses of the corporation are donated to Shriner's Hospitals for Children. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, 

please visit our website at;






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