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Walker's Bluff rocks with eclipse concert

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- It's a weekend full of live music at Walker's Bluff… with musicians known all around the world bringing their sound to southern Illinois.

Some of the biggest names in Rock music, "Ozzy Osborne", "Halestorm", "Theory of a Deadman"  playing at Walker's Bluff on the main stage, but if you take a walk across the venue you'll find the side stage. Where musicians who have lived in southern Illinois their whole lives get the opportunity to play alongside those big names."

Brandon Evrard, Siger Giroux, Caleb Snyder and Jeremy Meyers are the four southern Illinois natives that make up Skydweller, a local hard rock band. 

And after years of listening and looking up to some of the big names at Moonstock 2017,  they find it pretty surreal that those legends are playing in the place they call home. 

"It's really cool to see all of these big names coming here. Especially since it's such a small town, Carterville, IL. Never thought anything like this would happen here," said Caleb Snyder of Marion. 

The best part, Skydweller sits on the same list of bands that those big names do, with two different sets Sunday on the side stage at the festival. 

And they have a crowd of visitors from all over the world.. to share the story of their music with. 

"We're all very into space and astronomy and various things and we follow kind of a rough concept in terms of the lyrics and everything so we kind of play off that with a lot of our stuff." said Siger Giroux, of Benton.

Which makes it all seem as if the stars or the sun and moon aligned, giving them this opportunity. 

"It's kind of a weird coincidence that, you know, we're Skydweller and there just happens to be this big time sky event and everything like that," Snyder explained.

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