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Take a walk down memory lane with our Tribute to the Stars musical shows

Sorry, but our Tribute to the Stars" Shows are cancelled through September of 2020. Check back for updates. When our shows return, here are the details: Each tribute show includes lunch with a performance by talented entertainers that take you back in time. Relax and enjoy the show in the historic ambiance of Starved Rock Lodge’s Great Hall.

Matinee Shows: 11:30am check-in begins

Tickets start at $38 per person (includes lunch & show)
Prices vary by show. 

Book tickets by calling 815-220-7386 or reserve online.

Click here to see our 2020 Tribute schedule

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October 2020

Oct 12

Nashville Connection

Mon, October 12 @ 11:30 am

Country music at its finest! Dave and Daphne (a Nashville duo) perform a high-energy show with Classic Country music roots! Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell's lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music's Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel Music Conventions. When she sings country music, she's best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline. Together, they bring Country Legend favorites, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and…

Oct 13

Nashville Connection

Tue, October 13 @ 11:30 am

Country music at its finest! Dave and Daphne (a Nashville duo) perform a high-energy show with Classic Country music roots! Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell's lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music's Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel Music Conventions. When she sings country music, she's best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline. Together, they bring Country Legend favorites, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and…

Oct 14

Nashville Connection

Wed, October 14 @ 11:30 am

Country music at its finest! Dave and Daphne (a Nashville duo) perform a high-energy show with Classic Country music roots! Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell's lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music's Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel Music Conventions. When she sings country music, she's best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline. Together, they bring Country Legend favorites, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and…

Oct 26

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll

Mon, October 26 @ 11:30 am

Helen Russell & Company bring live music that features keyboard, bass, banjo and drums with a great variety of Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and Classic Rock of the 50’s to the 70’s, plus a tremendous Veteran’s tribute! Fun audience participation and comedy along with impersonations of Reba, Dolly, Tammy Wynette, Waylon and many more!  Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two Click here to book your…

Oct 27

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll

Tue, October 27 @ 11:30 am

Helen Russell & Company bring live music that features keyboard, bass, banjo and drums with a great variety of Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and Classic Rock of the 50’s to the 70’s, plus a tremendous Veteran’s tribute! Fun audience participation and comedy along with impersonations of Reba, Dolly, Tammy Wynette, Waylon and many more!  Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two Click here to book your…

November 2020

Nov 09

WWII Radio Show

Mon, November 9 @ 11:30 am

Featuring favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In the Mood,” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree," our costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenact a 1940’s radio hour that is perfect for all ages! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during wartime, the group will entertain the “studio audience” with Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches and a touching tribute to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.  Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet…

Nov 10

WWII Radio Show

Tue, November 10 @ 11:30 am

Featuring favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In the Mood,” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree," our costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenact a 1940’s radio hour that is perfect for all ages! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during wartime, the group will entertain the “studio audience” with Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches and a touching tribute to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.  Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet…

Nov 11

WWII Radio Show

Wed, November 11 @ 11:30 am

Featuring favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In the Mood,” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree," our costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenact a 1940’s radio hour that is perfect for all ages! While answering musical requests from soldiers and loved ones during wartime, the group will entertain the “studio audience” with Andrews Sisters-style tunes and choreography, Abbott and Costello comedy sketches and a touching tribute to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.  Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet…

Nov 23

Tribute to Lionel Richie

Mon, November 23 @ 11:30 am

Lunch Matinee Show Recreating all the hit songs of a living music legend “Lionel Richie” is Gregory James. Greg has opened shows for the O’Jays, Bobby Womack, The Temptations and also accompanied the legendary Drifters on stage. Prepare yourself to fall in love all over again and dance All Night Long with this unforgettable Lionel Richie experience. Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two Click here to book…

Nov 24

Tribute to Lionel Richie

Tue, November 24 @ 11:30 am

Lunch Matinee Show Recreating all the hit songs of a living music legend “Lionel Richie” is Gregory James. Greg has opened shows for the O’Jays, Bobby Womack, The Temptations and also accompanied the legendary Drifters on stage. Prepare yourself to fall in love all over again and dance All Night Long with this unforgettable Lionel Richie experience. Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two Click here to book…

December 2020

Dec 07

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Mon, December 7 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 08

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Tue, December 8 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 09

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Wed, December 9 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 10

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Thu, December 10 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 14

Under the Mistletoe – Notsalgic Holiday Favorties

Mon, December 14 @ 11:30 am

Make the season bright with Matt and Cynthia Gruel in their Holiday Cabaret, “Under the Mistletoe!”  Feel the jingling beat with Holly Jolly Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. Reminisce with Baby It’s Cold Outside, Let it Snow and White Christmas. This joyful music and festive stories will surely get you into the Holiday Spirit! Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two…

Dec 15

Under the Mistletoe – Notsalgic Holiday Favorties

Tue, December 15 @ 11:30 am

Make the season bright with Matt and Cynthia Gruel in their Holiday Cabaret, “Under the Mistletoe!”  Feel the jingling beat with Holly Jolly Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. Reminisce with Baby It’s Cold Outside, Let it Snow and White Christmas. This joyful music and festive stories will surely get you into the Holiday Spirit! Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two…

Dec 16

Under the Mistletoe – Notsalgic Holiday Favorties

Wed, December 16 @ 11:30 am

Make the season bright with Matt and Cynthia Gruel in their Holiday Cabaret, “Under the Mistletoe!”  Feel the jingling beat with Holly Jolly Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. Reminisce with Baby It’s Cold Outside, Let it Snow and White Christmas. This joyful music and festive stories will surely get you into the Holiday Spirit! Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two…

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