Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival Moving To Taylorville

Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival Moving To Taylorville

USA Concerts & Events / Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival

Central Illinois — Monday, December 23, 2019 — A recently formed entertainment company
has just opened in Central Illinois, the company is currently servicing clients throughout Illinois
and Iowa. USA Concerts & Events is a full-service talent buying and entertainment consulting

USA Concerts & Events is excited to announce new ownership of the country music festival
Tailgate N’ Tallboys. Wayne Klein & Steven Crusen, co-owners, have been major sponsors for
the past three years of the festival and wanted to be more involved. Wayne & Steven own the
two Crusens locations in Peoria, IL which host both regional and national acts. Crusens is soon
to open a third location in Creave Coure, called Crusens Rt 29, which is hosting their first show
New Year’s Eve with The Pimps.

Tailgate N’ Tallboys will be moving to South Fork park in Taylorville, IL July 30 –August 1.
The festival theme in 2020 will be “taking country back to the country”. The festival is going to
thrive on a true experience where memories will last forever. Artist announcements will be
February 4, 2020 at 10am.

Wayne Klein, co-owner, stated “Next year will be the 5th year of the festival and we are just
excited to be a part of it and make this a yearly tradition for friends and family. We are
refocusing on the experience part of the festival. It’s going to be a lot more than just music.”
Leroy Harris, Owner of South Fork, stated, “Terry and I have enjoyed providing quality
entertainment for many years to the Taylorville area. We Are looking forward to joining USA
Concerts & Events to continue bringing more top Entertainment to Central Illinois.”

More to come.

Old Dominion’s Pre Show Ritual

Old Dominion’s Pre Show Ritual

We don’t think we could do this every night!

Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey tells Inked magazine that the band’s pre-concert ritual always includes tequila. “Before every show, we take a shot of tequila. It started with just the five of us and now we have a crew of 30 people who get together, drink tequila, do a toast and take that moment to realize how lucky we are to have thousands of people waiting for us to play. We take that moment to let it sink in before we do our job.”

It’s good to have perspective… but yeah, we’re still not doing tequila shots.  We did that in college, and we’re still trying to scrub the Internet of photos. 🙂

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The Worst Holiday Drink of 2019

The Worst Holiday Drink of 2019

Stay away from this one!

The Sun claims Starbucks’ Caramel Hot Chocolate has been named as the Worst Holiday Drink of 2019. The largest serving contains 758 calories and 93.7 grams of sugar. That’s three times an adult’s daily allowance. The drink has four times the amount of sugar in a regular Mars candy bar.

Starbucks’ Gingerbread Latte finished third on the list with 523 calories and 56 grams of sugar.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce Dine with Stranger on Thanksgiving

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce Dine with Stranger on Thanksgiving

Pop Culture Country claims Michael Ray and Carly Pearce dined with a stranger on Thanksgiving.

Michael posted, “Let me introduce y’all to Bill. We flew home and decided to have Thanksgiving dinner at [Cracker Barrel] tonight. We saw him sitting alone and asked if he would like to sit and have Thanksgiving dinner with us, not knowing the blessing he was going to be. We sat and for 4 hrs listened to Bills 89 year story, learned about his wife Alice that passed away 2 years ago and how they met and the life that they lived. Learned about his love of books, the stars and classical music and so many other incredible things until we looked around and he said I think we are the only ones here haha. We cherished every sec and let him just talk. He put so much in perspective for us both. Bill and us now have dinner plans in Jan.”

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The Best Holiday Movies of All Time

The Best Holiday Movies of All Time

Music Magpie is out with their list of the best holiday movies of all time based on number of shots of Santa in each film, how many Christmas songs are played and number of Christmas outfits

  1. Home Alone (1990)

  2. Elf (2003)

  3. Love Actually (2003)

  4. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

  5. The Santa Clause (1994)

  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

  7. Arthur Christmas (2011)

  8. Gremlins (1984)

  9. The Polar Express (2004)

  10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

  11. Die Hard (1988)

  12. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

  13. Scrooged (1988)

  14. Jingle All The Way (1996)

  15. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

  16. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

  17. Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

  18. White Christmas (1954)

  19. Bad Santa (2003)

  20. The Holiday (2006)

What’s your favorite holiday movie?!

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Have the BEST Thanksgiving Tradition

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Have the BEST Thanksgiving Tradition

Gwen Stefani tells Entertainment Tonight that she and Blake Shelton have a Thanksgiving tradition. “We all fly out to Oklahoma, like 30 of us. Blake has this bed and breakfast hotel that we all stay at, and it’s just pretty incredible. We have fun, we all cook together, it’s fun. This’ll be — I wanna say the fourth [year], but it might be more than that. We’re taking all the Stefanis and then the Shelton bunch are gonna meet up there and just literally [spend] like, five days away.”

What’s your Thanksgiving tradition?

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Amazon Developing Delivery Robots

Amazon Developing Delivery Robots

CNN claims Amazon.com is testing robots that can carry packages on sidewalks. They’re also developing a self-driving delivery vehicle.

An Amazon representative tells CNN, “When we have a full drone fleet you’ll be able to order anything and get it in 30 minutes if you live near a hub that’s serviced by drones. That’s only possible because of robotics.”

Is it just us, or does this sound like a bad idea?  What if they accidentally drop a heavy package on your pet?!