Willow Ridge Winery


Andy Rueter – July 16

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Andy Rueter is a one man show featuring country music and covers songs from the past to the present as well as original music. With over 25 years experience playing guitar and a deep love of music, Andy always gives a great performance!!
No cover charge, bring a picnic basket and come on out for a beautiful evening

Smoke on the Ridge BBQ Cook-Off – July 17

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Willow Ridge Winery’s Annual Smoke on the Ridge BBQ Cook-off. This event will also raise money for Saving Orphaned Animals in Shelbyville.
Please message us for details on how to register for this event. Entries are due by July 9!
We will have local celebrity judges –
Erin Valle is the current storyteller for WCIA3’s local lifestyle shows, ciLiving. As a feature multi-media journalist, Erin enjoys shooting, writing and producing stories which highlight the fun and unique things Central Illinois has to offer.
Jamie Burrell is a member of team “Meat Mitch” a world class BBQ team. Their team just won the world title in BBQ sauce, and is headed to Memphis in May, an invitation only world championship BBQ cooking competition.
Dr Craig Brown is an MD and inventor of the Dr Brown baby bottle. His world renown invention, these bottles are considered to be the best bottles on the market for babies with colic and gas. Dr. Brown writes his own patents, and he designs his own molds using a 3D printer and food-grade silicone. He works with various production companies and innovators worldwide, and he creates educational literature for his products with the help of his wife.
Food will be available all day from Pauly’s BBQ! We will have live music from Antics from 6-9 pm!

Blazing Saddles – July 23

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Smokin BBQ Stewy Style will be providing food starting at 4:30 pm
We are a band from Central IL playing covers from George Jones to Florida Georgia Line with a few original songs in between.

Van Waylanband – July 24

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For the first time, we are welcoming the Van Waylonband to Willow Ridge Winery. They play classic rock, southern rock and even throw in some country!

Brick’s Exquisite Eats will provide food!

Russ Howard – July 30

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Former B. J. Thomas guitarist Russ Howard is a seasoned performer of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s….and occasionally, the current century!
His repertoire includes songs by Neil Diamond, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Van Morrison, Alabama, Eagles, Zac Brown, Alan Jackson, John Denver, Steve Wariner, Johnny Cash, Mamas & the Papas, Brad Paisley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Everly Brothers, Rolling Stones, The Beatles…. and much more

West End Boogie Project – July 31

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We are so excited to have this band playing hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Please dress up in appropriate attire for your favorite decade! We will have a prize for our favorite outfit!
Bricks Exquisite Eats will be providing food, more details to come.
The West End Boogie Project is dedicated to playing AM radio hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Rock and Pop music that brings back smiles to all.