Events

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

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Breaking Bread in McLean County

McLean County Museum of History/Cruisin' with Lincoln 66 Visitors Center 200 N. Main Street, Bloomington

Beginning February 9, 2021, the McLean County Museum of History, in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, and West Bloomington Revitalization Project together creating a supportive environment for immigrants to McLean County), and Design Streak at Illinois State University, will launch a 10-part program…

State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A special exhibit telling the story of Illinois music opened Friday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, with stunning artifacts from legends like Miles Davis, Howlin’ Wolf, Cheap Trick and Earth, Wind & Fire. “State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois” explores the state’s impact on musical genres…

27th Annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery 302 E Miller St, Bloomington

Bloomington, IL- The McLean County Museum is proud to announce tickets go on sale for this year’s Evergreen Cemetery Walk on Tuesday, August 31. Twenty-seven years ago, the Museum, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and Illinois Voices Theatre—Echoes came together to solve a growing problem in our community—cemetery vandalism. Leaders at these entities realized that there was…

Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker Rededication

VFW Post 5422 557 W Baltimore St, Wilmington

Calling all veterans and those who are proud of our outstanding veterans. November 11th is Veterans Day. It is also the 95th birthday of the start of Route 66. The VFW Post 5422 in Wilmington will be rededicating a Blue Star Memorial Highway plaque. This special location is directly alongside original Route 66 in front…

Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute

Wildey Theatre 252 North Main Street, Edwardsville

Back by popular demand, this is the Hotel California that has entertained audiences at the Wildey for 5 years. Since 1986, Hotel California has recreated the legendary sound of The Eagles, thrilling audiences worldwide and sharing bills with rock's legends. Why is Hotel California special? Incredible vocals, intensely accurate instrumentals, soaring harmonies, and top-flight performances…

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