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.