By Ron Colson
OREGON, Ill. — Spring has sprung (finally!), and there is no better place to celebrate its arrival than First Fridays at the Oregon, Ill., VFW for live music entertainment.
Starting at 7 p.m., May 3, the best musicians in the region gather, and each musician (or band) will take 15 minutes at center stage, and that format will continue until each group has been featured.
After the individual performances, all of the musicians will gather on stage for a jam session to wrap up the evening’s festivities
Talented musicians from across northern Illinois, and often neighboring states, appear on a regular basis. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, folk, gospel, soft rock and eclectic mixes of all of the above.
Instruments are all acoustic, and a professional sound system is supplied. Participation is encouraged, so bring an instrument to join the show, or kick back and just enjoy the music.
First Fridays is a part of northern Illinois’ Friday night music scene, along with Second Fridays in Lanark, Third Fridays in Franklin Grove, Fourth Fridays in Polo, and special Fifth Friday (when they occur) shows in Franklin Grove.
The VFW features an extensive menu of food and beverage. Admission is by free-will donation.
The Oregon VFW Club is at 1310 W. Washington St., on Illinois Route 64 at the west edge of Oregon, Ill.
Posted April 30, 2014