September 26

September 26: 11:30am-2:30pm October 8: 5-7pm October 9: 5-7pm October 15: 5-7pm October 16: 5-7pm A Celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German Wine and Beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. When booking an overnight stay, Oktoberfest is NOT included in your stay. Sign up for 9/26 here Sign Read More

Music Of The Heart

Music of the Heart

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than at Starved Rock Lodge listening to music of America by Kevin Kramer and friends. You’ll enjoy listening to guitar, piano, Native American flute and vocal interpretations. Randy Starnes of Thunder Bear Flutes will have a display of hand-made Native American Style Flutes for the public. This event will take place in the Great Hall and is free and open to the public, donations welcome.


Sunset Drum Circle

6:30pm Fox Ridge Free Move to the beat with local musician Dave Peterson as he leads an interactive sunset drum circle featuring African Percussion and Native American flutes. It’s an experience for all ages and ability levels. An energetic and fun way to create “in the moment” music with percussion instruments. Drums provided!


Lip Sync for Charity

Come out to Starved Rock Lodge for our Lip Sync for Charity event! Performers will be lip syncing to their favorite tunes in the Great Hall from 7-9pm on June 2, 9 and 16. Money raised will be donated to local charities. Join us for three nights of fun!


2016 Country Showdown

Join us on the Starved Rock Lodge Veranda for the 2016 Country Showdown!

dueling pianos

Dueling Pianos Evening Show

An experience like no other! Don’t miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Our interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing and laughing so hard you’ll be doubled over. When booking your overnight package, you must call (815) 220-7386 to request your show date and time. March 20: 5:30pm evening show March 21, 22 & 23: 11:30 am matinee performance Prices: Evening Performance: $45 – includes wine tasting, dinner Read More


Leinenkugel Dinner 2016

November 11th 6:30pm $50/person This fun evening includes a dinner with all dishes made with Leinenkugel beer. You will also be able to taste the Leinenkugel beer variety. There will be chances to win great prizes, plus one lucky guest will win a grand prize. Must be present to win. $50.00 per person. Reservations are required, and must be 21 years of age or older. 815-220-7386.


A Touch of Kenny & Friends

Dave Karl has been entertaining audience’s for years! He looks like Kenny, sounds like Kenny and his natural speaking voice is Kenny! He even appeared as Kenny Rogers in the motion picture “Queens of Country” released in 2011. If you are a Kenny Rogers fan, this show is for you! When booking your overnight package, you must call (815) 220-7386 to request your show date and time. June 6: 5:30pm evening performance June 6, 7 & 8: 11:30am matinee performance Read More


New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Party December 31st Theme: Masquerade RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Join us in ringing in 2017 at Starved Rock Lodge with our Masquerade themed party!  Celebrate with us as ring in the new year! Overnight Party Package: $475 (for two) – Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar until midnight, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment in the Great Hall, champagne toast at midnight, late check-out, New Read More

Tommy & the Nitecaps Rockin' at  the ROCK

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

There’s no better way to relax on a Saturday 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. February 13: Jeff Read More