Friday, August 31, 2012
Well, it's official. Hurricane Isaac's rain, which was so badly needed here, has caused the Jerseyville Victorian Festival to be cancelled for all three days. The Chris Talley Trio plays at this event every year, and we so look forward to seeing everyone! It's almost like a family reunion, and it's always so much fun to tour the mansion and revisit all the exhibits and the flea market. We even look forward to the antique malls in downtown Jerseyville and eating together with the reinactors Saturday evening. So to all you Jerseyville friends and acquaintances, we will miss you this year and we look forward to seeing you next year!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Important Update for the Hee Haw Show! We have moved it to The Bull Pen so that we will have enough seating and parking available. The address is 101 N. Van Buren, which is the main road in New Athens. This location is only a couple of blocks from the previous location. When you turn at the stoplight from Hwy. 13 onto Van Buren, you will simply stay on Van Buren for about 5 blocks until you see The Bull Pen. You can turn on Kaskaskia and park in the back. Entrance through the back of the building where the HALL sign is. There will be signs posted.
The Hee Haw Show will be on Saturday, August 25, 2012. It is scheduled for 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., and is completely family-friendly entertainment. Don't miss seeing Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Patsy Montana and more!
There will be a break from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. which will allow everyone to stretch their legs and grab something to eat. You can eat right at The Bull Pen, or you can choose from several other nearby restaurants if you prefer.
From 6:30 - 10:00 p.m., we will be having top notch bands from as far away as Nashville, TN and Wisconsin, and also many local favorites! Bands include The Worthing10s (Sparta, IL), Dual Generation (Fayetteville, IL), The Red Haired Boys (Marine, IL), The Burie Family (Wisconsin), The Chris Talley Trio (New Athens), and The Farm Hands Quartet (Nashville, TN).
One price pays for it all! Click on the flyer below to enlarge it. If you still need more information, call The Bluegrass Shack at 618-475-3678.