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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:03 am
 As we wind our way through the second Thursday of the Illinois State Fair, let’s see what we can find to do at the fair and otherwise. Fair enough?With the wet and wild washout last Friday and...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:03 am
 Here comes the Illinois State Fair, ready or not. Not long ago, many wondered if the fair would even happen with all the state budget nonsense but never fear, folks, the fair is here.Due to the...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:03 am
 After the super summer so far, you might think we’d be slowing down a bit but things look to be charging full speed ahead into those august days of August. Onward into the music, my friends.I�...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:03 am
 Ready or not, here comes the last weekend in July 2016, jam-packed with all kinds of cool music events to make the time fly by even faster.The sixth annual Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:03 am
 Is it hot enough for you? If I hear that phrase one more time … Anyway, onward to the music, please.In the parade of weekend festivals that comes each July in our community, the Downtown Sprin...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:01 am
 The future sure looks bright, but maybe not bright enough to wear shades, as Pat McDonald once informed us. Did you know Timbuk3, Pat’s duo with his then-wife plus a tape player (they did that...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:03 am
 With one of the strangest weather periods for a Fourth of July weekend that I can remember behind us, we look forward to that good, old, hot and humid, central Illinois summertime.Here’s a qui...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:03 am
 Well, June doesn’t really bug me, except it’s one of my favorite months and goes by so quickly. Plus, I wanted to get a June bug reference in since I haven’t seen many in 2016. Now, let’...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 Welcome to mid-June in central Illinois. The weather is heating up along with the music scene, save for the occasional thundershower that washes out a performance.Here comes the Sangamon County...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:03 pm
 What wonderful weather we’ve been blessed with this week. Let’s hope the atmospheric conditions continue for a bit to get us through the wonderful music we’ve been given as well.The weeken...


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