Country Showdown at Starved Rock Lodge


Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

SHOWDOWN WINNER 2014Tim Gleason of Yorkville, is the winner of the 2014 WALLS 102 Country Showdown finals held on the Veranda at Starved Rock Lodge on Tuesday, July 15. And what a week it was, Gleason just became a new father last Thursday when his son, Brennan, was born! After weeks of competition, Gleason, performed two original songs and played guitar before a standing-room-only crowd. Haley Miller, of Ottawa, was the runner up in the Showdown. Everyone had to wait out a short rain delay before the judges brought their decision to the stage. Gleason took home a $1,000 along with the title and now moves on to the next round of competition, which will be held at Starved Rock Lodge on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The state finals have never before been held at Starved Rock Lodge. “We couldn’t pass up the chance when we were asked to host this event,” said Andrea Yeruski, Lodge Food & Beverage Manager, “We think our competition is the best in the state, not only because of the quality of vocalists, but because of the unique and amazing setting overlooking Starved Rock and the Illinois River Valley.” More details will be released about the state finals as they become available.