'Song + Story' Hosts Intimate Concerts In Unexpected Settings

'Song + Story' Hosts Intimate Concerts In Unexpected Settings

Born from Ottawa's Wallace Hall, the home of WRWO 94.5 FM Community Radio, the Song + Story concert series began as a monthly showcase of Starved Rock Country musicians. Now, it's grown to include a roaming concert series, that's pairing talented local acts with with touring perf…
Giveaway: See Legendary Guitarist Richard Smith In Concert

Giveaway: See Legendary Guitarist Richard Smith In Concert

From Bach to Beatles, barn-burners to ballads, audiences around the world delight when the legendary finger-style guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose. Now's your chance to see this world renowned act in person. Richard will take the stage at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots, this…
Sixpence None The Richer singer comes to Red Dog Grill

Sixpence None The Richer singer comes to Red Dog Grill

Leigh Nash, the lead vocalist in the seminal 90's pop band Sixpence None the Richer, will be preforming an intimate acoustic show in Starved Rock Country, as part of Red Dog Grill's Harbor Stories: Unplugged series.For more information on Red Dog Grill's Harbor Stories: Unplugged…
Starved Rock Country Musician Offers Classical Combination

Starved Rock Country Musician Offers Classical Combination

Violinist Casey McGrath hasn’t been performing her musical mashup for very long, but that hasn’t stopped her from occasionally earning a little rock star status. The classically trained musician nonetheless gets recognized “at random places" across Starved Rock Country. (Photos p…
Free Show Explores Lincoln's Legacy

Free Show Explores Lincoln's Legacy

Abraham Lincoln: The Great Communicator is coming to Starved Rock Country! Taking place March 28th, this show will merge music and spoken word to explain the Great Emancipator's lasting legacy. Here's everything you need to know about this free show, hosted by one of the state's …
Kick Off The New Year In Starved Rock Country

Kick Off The New Year In Starved Rock Country

Ring in the new decade with seven memorable NYE parties taking place across Starved Rock Country. From a Neoplitan pizza experience to an intimate eventing of live music, here's a guide to help you find your perfect NYE activity!Start Your Year Off With A Gourmet Pizza By Iniga N…
Chicago Farmer To Headline Pre-Thanksgiving Concert

Chicago Farmer To Headline Pre-Thanksgiving Concert

This "Black Wednesday", join noted folk-singer Chicago Farmer and Nashville-based songwriter Chris Gelbuda for another intimate double-bill concert inside the Tangled Roots' Taproom.When former Starved Rock Country resident Chris Gelbuda isn't penning songs for the likes of Megha…
Chicago Comics Pay Visit To Starved Rock Country

Chicago Comics Pay Visit To Starved Rock Country

For one night only, Chicago comedians Marty DeRosa and Derek Graff will be performing stand-up comedy live on the stage in Starved Rock Country!The public is invited to join hosts Festival 56 for an evening of unforgettable laughs at Princeton's Grace Performing Arts Center, this…
Starved Rock Country's Secret History As A Folk Music Capital

Starved Rock Country's Secret History As A Folk Music Capital

Starved Rock Country resident Keith Clark lived something of a double life. By day, he worked as a teacher and coach at Ottawa high school, bringing numerous victories to their famed track and field program, between the years of 1949 and 1962. But on the weekends and during the S…
National touring acts come to Red Dog Grill

National touring acts come to Red Dog Grill

"It's such a beautiful venue, we started playing right as the sun was setting over the harbor. They have something really special going on out here, you just wish every show was like this," said Kelly Steward as she greeted fans, following a Sunday night performance at Ottawa's R…