Rock Star to Return to Starved Rock Lodge

December 15, 2022

Rock Star will return to the Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge with opening night on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. This popular, mid-winter competition had been a tradition prior to the pandemic. is back on the calendar for 2023. It’s been almost 3 years since Sherri Scott from Earlville walked away as the winner of Rock Star 2020! Vocalists will compete for the title in the 4-week long contest with finals on Wednesday, March 15.

Starved Rock Lodge is teaming up with Starved Rock Media to bring back this singing contest which will include a weekly “Fan Favorite.” “We are so pleased that Euclid Beverage has agreed to be our sponsor once again,” said Lodge General Manager Abby Farrell, “This means there will be a weekly door prize, a few surprises and some talented competition.” 

For the first time ever, Starved Rock Media will promote Rock Star on all three of its stations: WAJK, WLPO and 96.5 The WOLF. “Jaimie London, co-host of Rise & Grind will be the 2023 Emcee,” said John Spencer, President/owner of Starved Rock Media, “Jaimie is an award-winning talent with energy to spare so we are excited to have her welcoming all the contestants to the stage.”

A panel of judges along with audience votes will determine who advances through each week of the contest. The winner will take home a trophy and a $500 grand prize. The 2nd place award is $250 and $100 for 3rd place. The weekly “Fan Favorite” will take home $100.

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. In addition to the full menu with appetizers, entrees and desserts, a wide variety of Signature and seasonal cocktails, wine, craft and draft beer will be available.  Contestant registration is set for 6:30 p.m. with Rock Star starting at 7:00 p.m. Details about how to register as a contestant will be announced in January of 2023.

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