Josh Turner/Easton Corbin/Kate Armiger Tickets on Sale
: Show is Thursday, December 13 at Assembly Hall in Champaign. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/12) at 9:00am. Tickets are $25, $35, and $40 and are available by phone at 1-866-ILLINI-1 or online at www.uofiassemblyhall.com
Downtown Springfield Roktoberfest
: Saturday 2pm - Midnight downtown Springfield at 7th and Washington. Admission is $8 at the gate. Lineup includes...
2pm - Murder of Crowes
4pm - Die Musickmeisters
7pm - Miss Roktoberfest
7:30pm - The Notorious Night Crawlers
10pm - Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters
Carve for the Carillon: Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm in Washington Park at the Carillon. They will be carving over 2000 pumpkins! The pumpkins will be provided, while they last. Bring your own carving tools.
Indian Summer Festival
: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm at Lincoln Memorial Garden. Live music, pumpkin decorating, racing turtles. Admission is $5 for 13 and up, $3 for children. Infants and toddlers are free. Proceeds benefit the educational programs and care of the garden.
Lineup Saturday includes:
11am - Sarah Schneider
12:45pm - The River Ramblers
2:30pm - Square of the Roots
Sunday Lineup includes:
11am - Ben Bedford
12:45pm - Tom Irwin
2:30pm - Emerald Underground
New Salem Fall Festival
: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site. www.lincolnsnewsalem.com
Rendezvous at Spoon River
: Saturday and Sunday 8:30am - 5pm on the grounds of the Dickson Mounds Branch of the Illinois State Museum. Free.
Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive
: Saturday and Sunday with 24 sites and 15 villages along the 140-mile route.
Out of the Darkness Springfield Illinois Community Walk
: Sunday in Washington Park (large shelter). Register at 9am, walk at 10am. Benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For more info click here.
Haunted Houses --
Boo Crew Haunted House - "The Attic 2: Greg"
Clayville Haunted House
Extreme Haunted House
Lincoln Jaycees Haunted House
Terror on the Square
Bill burger Benefit Auction:
Sunday 2pm - 7pm at Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin.
Tommy Mike Parks Fundraiser
: Sunday Noon - 8pm at the Sangamo Surf Club.
Have You Seen the Rock on Jennifer Aniston's Finger?
She's going to have to build up her arm muscles just to hold the thing up. Geez.
"The Walking Dead" Season 3 Premieres Sunday
The much-acticipated third season of "Walking Dead" is almost here. Sunday you can see it on AMC, and if you're a Dish Network customer you can still see it online. AMC will stream the first episode for everyone to see.
Jeff Gordon to Play Himself on "The Simpsons"
Guess who's making a pitstop in Springfield? Not our Springfield, the Springfield on "The Simpsons." It's Jeff Gordon. The NASCAR driver will play himself on the October 21st episode of the show.
"Munsters" Reboot Will Be a One-Time Special Instead of a Series
Looks like there won't be a new "Munsters" TV show after all. No word on why the series was scrapped, however we will still get to see the pilot episode. NBC will air it as a Halloween special on October 26th. The cast includes Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa.
36 Bags of Heroin, Marijuana, and a Gun Found on Nelly's Bus
Rapper Nelly is in a bit of trouble. His tour bus was stopped at a border patrol check point in Texas, and police found heroin, marijuana, and a gun on board. According to the police, one of the members of Nelly's entourage, Brian Keith Jones, came forward saying the drugs and gun were his. He was taken into custody. Everyone else on the bus was sent on their way.
First Look at "Hitchcock"
I'm a HUGE fan of director Alfred Hitchcock, so I'm looking forward to seeing Anthony Hopkins take on the role. Here's the first look at the trailer for "Hitchcock" which is based on a book about Hitchcock and the relationship with his wife (played by Helen Mirren) and the time period he was filming "Psycho."