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.
What better way to wind down after a long work week than by relaxing on our Veranda with some music, a cocktail or two and a gorgeous view on a beautiful summer night? Music starts at 8pm and lasts until 11, but we suggest getting here early to grab a table and experience the breathtaking sunset from the Veranda! Weather permitting, Veranda Parties kick off Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day. No cover charge!
Veranda parties start Memorial Day Weekend. Outdoor dining mixed with great music and an amazing view of the scenic Illinois River Valley is a combination you must try this summer! See you there – music kicks off at 8 pm and runs until 11 pm. Free event open to the public.
Disclaimer: Subject may not be suitable for all audiences
Friday, July 22: Kevin Kramer Band (Roots, Rock, Reggae)
Saturday, July 23: Mark Lorden (Rock, 90s Covers, Acoustic)
Friday, July 29: Cody Calkins (Country)
Saturday, July 30: Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel (Original Soul, Blues, Rock)
Friday, August 5: Rodeo Drive (Classic Rock, Blues & Country)
Saturday, August 6: Paddy’s Favorite Sons and Friends (Celtic, Folk, Pop Classics)
Friday, August 12: She’s a Maybe (Pop, Rock, Country, Folk)
Saturday, August 13: Bagshot Row (50s & 60’s Rock, British Invasion)
Friday, August 19: Double Dave Trio (Rock, Blues, Jazz)
Saturday, August 20: Gas Road Riot (Rock)
Friday, August 26: Last Call (Classic Rock, Country, Blues)
Saturday, August 27: TBD
Friday, September 2: Cody Calkins (Country)
Saturday, September 3: Champaign Freight (Country, Rock, Pop)
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.
Ana Rucker (Lounge Manager)
Starved Rock Lodge
P.O. Box 570
Utica, IL 61373
Email: [email protected]
Kayla Haines Wins 2016 WALLS 102 Country Showdown
(Oglesby, IL) – Kayla Haines from Seneca, Illinois won Country Showdown 2016. She sang “My Church” and “A Broken Wing” to be chosen the best singer in the 2016 WALLS 102 Country Showdown. Tim Gleason of Yorkville, Illinois was voted first runner up. This year, Country Showdown took place on the Starved Rock Lodge Veranda for one night only, on July 14, 2016. Seven vocalists performed two songs each and received critiques from judges Eric Mills, Cody Calkins and Ryan Cocking. The winner was determined from a combination of votes from the audience and the judges. Kayla will advance to the state finals later this summer.