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…
Marina Concert Series Goes Electric, This Saturday

Marina Concert Series Goes Electric, This Saturday

This weekend marks the return of legendary Americana rockers Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts to Starved Rock Country, this time for a special full band show on Heritage Harbor's beautiful floating pavilion, Knot's Landing.This will be the first installment of the highly antic…
Big acts headed to the Down by the River Music Festival

Big acts headed to the Down by the River Music Festival

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with craft beer and nationally touring bands at Dockside Bar and Grill's first Down by the River Music Festival, presented by NTL Productions.MladicAdam Ezra GroupChris MathienHeather Gillis Rick King's Royal Hustle The Commonheart LoneHollowC…
Photo Gallery: 2019 Streator's Fourth of July Celebration

Photo Gallery: 2019 Streator's Fourth of July Celebration

This past weekend, Streator hosted their biggest Fourth of July Celebration to date. Headliners Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Jerrod Niemann and Jackyl brought thousands of music fans and carnival goers to the Northpoint plaza and park. Take a look at this photo gallery, featuring a se…
Your guide to Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest

Your guide to Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest

The Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest, returning for its ninth year this weekend, will be bringing the finest wines from vineyards across Illinois and some of the best nationally touring jazz acts to the heart of Starved Rock Country.Jump ahead to read about:THE WINE THE MUSIC…