Posts Tagged ‘Blues Music’

Thanksgiving in Lincolnland/Central Illinois

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

The weather has finally turned crispy in the Heart of Lincolnland, the leaves have all fallen and the smell of roasting turkey

Roast Turkey

 and pumpkin pies filter through our taste  memories. Yep, it is almost Thanksgiving in Taylorville,IL  and we invite you to visit. One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Lounge is but one of the fine restaurants located in Taylorville, IL which will

Thanksgiving Dinner

feature a Thanksgiving Dinner/Buffet. One East  is also having “Open Mic” on Thanksgiving evening along with $10 dinner specials. “Open Mic” is a gathering of musicians from the area who come to play their favorites for your listening pleasure. You might hear country, jazz, bluegrass, country swing, folk, blues or R&B without a cover charge and with drink specials from 7 PM to closing every Thrsday night, including Thanksgiving.   If it is a getaway you are looking for then this is the place to come and our fine Central Illinois inn is the place to stay. You can have your turkey and eat it too along with world class lodging and great music. Come and enjoy Central Illinois, Lincolnland, Christian County and Taylorville, IL near Springfield, IL and Decatur, IL.


BBQ Blues Cruise and Art Fair

Friday, June 4th, 2010

The Taylorville Main Street Association is presenting a number of great activities here in Taylorville, less than 30 miles southeast of Springfield, Illinois. Come check out Barbecue, Blues & Cruise on June 4th & 5th at the Christian County Fairgrounds. Friday evening (no admission charge) from 5 to 10 PM “Talk to the BBQ Pros” and enjoy the Michelle Merker Memorial Concert.  Saturday ($5 admission)  From 10 am until 10:00 pm folks will be engaged in a Kansas City Bar-B-Q cook off, an Iron Chef competition and a Backyard grillers competition. While some folks cook and others taste, still others will be enjoying fantastic blues music from Big Babe Martin and the Chump Change Blues Band and The Manhattan Project.  

Start your day with a trip to the Farmer’s Market on the east side of Taylorville Square and pack a picnic, or enjoy good food from local vendors, and plan to make a day of it.  Also on the Square will be “Art On the Square”, a juried art fair which features beautiful paintings and sculpture and jewelry.

As if cook-offs and blues music aren’t enough, there will also be a Car and Bike Cruise and Show. This is guaranteed to be fun for vehicle aficionados of all ages. Taylorville is a perfect spot for Illinois Weekend Getaways. Come stay with us at our Central Illinois bed and breakfast and enjoy the Taylorville Main Street Association’s BBQ, Blues and Cruise on June 4th & 5th.


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