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2015 Country Showdown

This annual singing competition is the best in the nation because contestants have the opportunity to advance to the national finals and perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Guests enjoy the high quality performances, paired with great food and an amazing view from the Starved Rock Lodge Veranda. Grill opens at 5pm, competition starts at 7.

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Music on the Veranda – Saturday Nights

Want to enjoy the beautiful weather but aren’t sure what to do? Come out to Starved Rock Lodge for music on our Veranda! Enjoy some appetizers, your favorite cocktail, something from the grill and a view of the Illinois River Valley from the Veranda. Parties start at 8pm and lasts until 11pm. Weather permitting, Veranda Parties kick off Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day. Veranda parties start Memorial Day Weekend. Outdoor dining mixed Read More

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Music on the Veranda – Friday Nights

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. Music Schedule Read More

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Falconry on the Fly

Join us on the Veranda for an impromptu question and answer session all about the birds of prey! Rich Escutia, Certified Falconer, will be on hand to answer your questions and inform you of these magnificent birds! He will also have some of his Hawks available for viewing!

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Falconry on the Fly

Join us on the Veranda for an impromptu question and answer session all about the birds of prey! Rich Escutia, Certified Falconer, will be on hand to answer your questions and inform you of these magnificent birds! He will also have some of his Hawks available for viewing!

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Falconry on the Fly

Join us on the Veranda for an impromptu question and answer session all about the birds of prey! Rich Escutia, Certified Falconer, will be on hand to answer your questions and inform you of these magnificent birds! He will also have some of his Hawks available for viewing!

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Music in the Back Door
Lounge (8-11 pm)

There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks. Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner. Starting Memorial Read More

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Music in the Back Door Lounge (Fridays 8-11 pm)

Stop by the Back Door Lounge & Veranda for casual dining. Outdoor dining on the Veranda is available when warm weather returns! Kick back and relax with some Gorgonzola Nachos and Starved Rock Signature Ale.  Join us for live music every Friday night in The Back Door Lounge. Stop by and listen to talented, local guitarists from 8-11 pm.  Just outside the door is the Lodge Veranda where  the panoramic view is amazing. A few eagles have been spotted Read More

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Music Outside the Back Door Lounge

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. Music will return inside to the Back Door Lounge after Labor Day. Veranda Music Schedule »

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Signature Ale

We have our own special beer and it’s called Starved Rock Signature Ale. 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. “You can’t buy it in a store,” said Food and Beverage Manager, Andrea Yeruski, “You can only get this at Starved Rock’s Back Door Lounge.” The last time we counted, Starved Rock sold 7,582 pints of Signature Ale! Read More