The Veranda is located right outside the Back Door Lounge and overlooks the Illinois River Valley! Dogs are more than welcome on the Veranda, be sure to ask for our Doggie Delights menu. Outdoor dining on the Veranda will begin Memorial Day Weekend and last through the end of October (weather permitting).
Music takes place on Friday nights from 8-11pm in the Back Door Lounge once the weather has gotten too chilly to be outside on the Veranda. Be sure to try a Starved Rock Signature Ale or take advantage of our seasonal drinks! No cover charge!
Music on the Veranda takes place every Friday and Saturday night through Labor Day weekend. After Labor Day weekend, music will be moved into the Back Door Lounge. No cover charge!
Veranda Music Schedule:
Friday, May 26: Champaign Freight Classic Country, Rock and Pop
Saturday, May 27: The Steve Sharp Band Local Favorite Singer and Songwriter
Friday, June 2: The Jeff Manfredini Band Blues, Folk, Pop and Reggae
Saturday June 3: Carsick Heavy Rock
Friday June 9: Second Chance Band Classic Rock and Contemporary Blues
Saturday June 10: David Gerald Blues Rock
Friday, June 16: Stephen Bores Pop
Saturday, June 17: Stingrays 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Classic Rock & Roll
Friday, June 23: Bagshot Row Retro Rock
Saturday, June 24: Saints N Sinners Classic Rock
Friday, June 30: Big Dog Mercer Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
Saturday July 1: Brother’s Giant Americana
Friday, July 7: Tennessee Slim Americana
Saturday July 8: Rodeo Drive Classic Rock and Country
Friday, July 14: Rich Selquist Trio Folk
Saturday, July 15: Three Day Weekend Classic Rock and Country
Friday, July 21: Jeff Manfredini Band Blues, Folk, Pop and Reggae
Saturday July 22: Jimmy Buffett Tribute
Friday, July 28: Mongolian Death Wyrm Progressive Blues Boogie Band
Saturday, July 29: Steam Shovel Original Soul, Blues and Rock
Friday, August 4: Second Chance Band Classic Rock and Contemporary Blues
Saturday, August 5: Sweetwater Dance Music Covers From Yesterday and Today
Friday, August 11: Stephen Bores Pop
Saturday, August 12: Saints N Sinners Classic Rock
Friday, August 18: Tennessee Slim Americana
Saturday, August 19: Big Dog Mercer Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
Friday, August 25: The Pe0ple Acoustic Folk and Country
Saturday, August 26: Ashley & Simpson Blue Grass Duo
Friday, September 1: BagShot Row Contemporary Rock
Saturday, September 2: Steam Shovel Original Soul, Blues and Rock
Friday, September, 8: CoCo & Fancy Contemporary Classic Folk and Rock
Saturday, September 9: Silverstrings Country and Bluegrass
Starved Rock Signature Ale is our own special beer for Starved Rock Lodge. Produced by Leinenkugel Breweries, the hand-crafted beer is a cross between an English-style amber ale and a pale ale. It’s fresh and it’s on tap.
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Got talent? Want to be heard? If you’re a vocalist or part of a band and believe you would be perfect for entertaining on the Veranda, please send your promo package to the address below.
Des Ratajczak (Lounge Manager)
Starved Rock Lodge
P.O. Box 570
Utica, IL 61373
Email: [email protected]
Who will be Starved Rock’s ROCK STAR in 2017? Join us on February 16, February 23, March 2 and March 9 and see who wins this annual singing contest! Enter if you want a chance at the title of 2017 Rock Star on WAJK’s website. Show starts on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm in the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lodge. Come early and join us for dinner. Rock Star is sponsored by Starved Rock Lodge, 99.3 WAJK & 96.5 WOLF radio stations as well as Euclid Beverage. Contact Starved Rock Lodge at (815) 220-7375 for more information.