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 Barn Hosted Folk and Blues Legends

Starved Rock Country Barn Hosted Folk and Blues Legends

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…
Tangled Roots' Storytellers Sessions returns for third season

Tangled Roots' Storytellers Sessions returns for third season

Tangled Roots' Storytellers Studio Sessions, which heads into their third season this October, gives nationally touring acts a unique venue, and an attentive audience.Nielsen and Steward serve as hosts and interviewers of sorts. In one special show this season (with Martin Zellar…
NBC's The Voice Winner Coming to Starved Rock Country

NBC's The Voice Winner Coming to Starved Rock Country

The winner of NBC’s The Voice 2016, Sundance Head, is bringing his soul-country stylings to Ottawa’s Dockside Bar and Grill this Friday, August 30th.Sundance Head’s unmistakable voice landed him in American Idol’s Top 20 in 2007, and the grand prize on NBC’s The Voice, back in 20…
Hidden Gem: Enjoy live music on the banks of Covel Creek

Hidden Gem: Enjoy live music on the banks of Covel Creek

For 11 years, concerts at Covel Creek have been bringing top tier live music to the banks of one of Starved Rock Country's natural gems. This Saturday evening is your chance to enjoy this annual show, featuring a rising band, and befitting a great cause.With beautiful cascades of…