3920 E. Hospitality Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: (217) 872-7700
Fax: (217) 872-7711
Thee Death Tower is tucked away in a commercial area and only those in the know are aware of this place. This DIY venue is equipped with a good sound system and is popular among punk and alternative music lovers. Some of their previous listings are Wooden Indian Burial, Poney, Poundcake, Slow Chapel, Doomsayer and Orbit Dangerfield.
One of the premier venues for live music in the city, The Highdive has been bringing live music to the its stage for several years. All the shows here are for those above 19 years, but you have to be over 21 years to get a drink, there's no cutting slack there. But once you do get in, then the music will definitely make you want to stay there. Local as well as nationally touring bands perform here. See the website to know more.
Home turf to the Fighting Illini wrestling and volleyball teams of University of Illinois, Huff Hall remains a popular multi-use area. Established in the year 1925, the arena commemorates the university's athletic director, George Huff.
The Memorial stadium is located inside the University of Illinois and hosts numerous sports since 1923. The stadium has undergone a lot of changes and now has a seating capacity of 18000 in each stand and 10000 in each balcony. The university has co-ed summer camps for tennis, baseball, football and many more sports, giving young boys and girls an opportunity to learn their favorite sport.
The Spurlock Museum is nestled within the University of Illinois, and it chronicles the cultural heritage of all the continents across the world. From Babylonian Clay Tablets to wood carvings done by Japanese artists, this museum boasts of a vast collection. For more details, check website.
One of Bloomington's most sought-after destinations for live music, The Castle Theatre first opened as a move theater in 1916. Its architectural beauty has been well-preserved, with the art-deco inspired style, complete with chandeliers and gilded columns, but it does boast excellent modern technological upgrades. Usually a +21 venue, the theater does host all-ages or +18 events now and then. Do see the website to know more.
Sangamon Auditorium has been the pulse of performing arts in the city of Springfield since its opening in 1981. Introducing entire generations of youngsters to the magic of the stage and cultivating an appreciation for the arts, Sangamon Auditorium has become an integral part of the cultural life of the city. Home to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Ballet Company, its stage has been graced by the best names in theater, comedy, dance and opera. The auditorium is located within the University of Illinois at Springfield. Ticketed performances here are worth attending for the guarantee of quality and for the opportunity of being a part of a discerning audience.
Laugh Comedy Club is known for its rib-tickling shows by traveling and local humorists. The affordable food and drinks are an added bonus to enjoy the stand-up performances. It won't be a surprise if you are laughing all through the show and wanting to stop but can't because of the amazing funny gags.
Six Strings Club is a 21-and-over venue that brings musical sensations from all over the country to the city of Bloomington. There's a lot of country music to be enjoyed at this Downtown venue; fans of the genre have been delighted to see the likes of Ashley Buchart and Brother Trouble perform here. Regular open mic nights are organized, and you can even sign up for country dancing lessons.
The Hoogland Center for the Arts is a former Masonic Temple and is one of the city's esteemed entertainment venues. Spread across 80,000 square feet (7432.24 square meters), this beautiful building is equipped with the best of technology and is home to fabulous theater shows, art exhibitions and musicals.
Located across East Lawrence Avenue, the Legacy Theatre is a hub of all creative activities in Springfield city. Replacing the Springfield Theatre Centre, it has been completely refurbished and renovated, thereby making the theater-going experience for its patrons more comfortable. Drama, comedy shows, musicals and many other entertaining events are a regular feature here. For event schedule and other details, check website.
Come check out a scheduled stand-up act or strut your stuff at open mic night. You can also rent out the venue, officially called Doghouse.