Macomb Local News

The Western Illinois Museum will be welcoming The Corn Potato String Band to Macomb on Sunday, July 1. The Detroit-based traditional American music duo of Lindsay McCaw and Aaron Lewis are known for their spell-binding reels, boisterous blues tunes, and even a bit of country gospel.


“What sets the music of the Corn Potato String Band apart is a deeply pervasive strain of soulful spontaneity,” Doug DeLoach wrote in his review for Songlines.


Pie will be served at 1:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 2 p.m on Sunday. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the front door. This is part of the Western Illinois Museum’s “Our Front Porch” exhibit, which allows people to learn about the history and experiences of their guests.


The Museum is located indoors at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. For more information, contact the Western Illinois Museum at 309.837.2750 or


For more information about the band and to listen to a sampling of their performance, visit their website at