April Murder Mystery Dinner Theater :: Hamilton Homicide

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Our next dinner theater is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Our shows sell out fast so don’t wait to reserve your tickets!  Call today to get your tickets!

Who shot Alexander Hamilton? Hip hop meets homicide in this musical mystery!

Our dinner theater events are a riot and will have you laughing all evening! Reservations are required and will be taken until one week prior to the show. Reservations can be made by calling 217-738-2323. Payment is due at the time of reservation. Seats have been known to sell out quickly so call us as soon as possible!

Tickets are $45 each and include a three course dinner and the performance. There are 8 seats per table but you are free to purchase as many or as few tickets as you need. If you make a reservation for a group of friends you will automatically be seated together; if members of your party make separate reservations, be sure to tell us you’d like to be seated with your friends.

Social time begins at 6:30pm and the dinner begins at 7pm with a plated salad. The first act begins as soon as the first course is complete. A buffet style dinner is served after the first act, giving you time to restock the wine at your table too! A plated dessert will be served near the end of the show.

The performances are created and performed by Upstage Productions, which has been producing interactive comedy murder mysteries since 1989, Upstage’s shows are a perfect blend of witty improvisation and legitimate mystery. They perform at a variety of locations all over the United States with a strong following wherever they perform, and have been doing shows at Willow Ridge Winery for over three years. Some of their fans have been to over fifty of their performances across the country! Don’t miss this terrific evening of comedy, mystery, and murder at Willow Ridge Winery!

Andy Rueter :: May 4th, 2018

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Summer Music Series – Andy Rueter :: 6-8pm

Andy Rueter is a one man show fittingly called “The Only One”. His performances feature country music covering 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!!

Bring your friends and some snacks and we’ll have the wine! If the weather is nice, Andy will set up on the patio; if not, we’ll be inside!

No cover charge.

Noah & Nick :: May 11th, 2018

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Noah is a guitarist and vocalist for the band William Marsala that performed at last years Blues Festival and Nick plays with The Natu Band. This dynamic duo will be at Willow Ridge May 11th from 5-7:00. You will not want to miss this group playing everything from Louis Armstrong to country and a lot more in between! If you like the sounds of a keyboard Nick can bring you to your feet! Please join for great wine and music.

No cover charge



Brian & Matt :: May 18th 2018

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Summer Music Series – Matt & Brian :: 5-7:00

Music duo Brian Hunter and Matt Smegal will be here playing on Friday, May 18th with their beat-filled, acoustic covers of modern and classic country, 80’s pop and hair bands and current hits. Bring your friends and some snacks and help us kick off summer with some great music and awesome wine!! Weather permitting, the music will be out on the patio; otherwise, we’ll set up inside. No cover charge.

Shawn Dawson :: May 25th, 2018

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Shawn Dawson

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Shawn Dawson is a Smokey singer songwriter / guitarist. With his roots originally from Southern IL -Carbondale area, Dawson enjoyed some travel playing in many bands of different genres for years before moving up to Sullivan 12 years ago. He then began soloing at local festivals, events, wineries and private parties with a good following. Also playing in sideline bands. Shawn’s voice and soulful style is one to be remembered.

Weather permitting, music will be out on the patio.  In the case of inclement weather we will move the music indoors.  As usual, feel free to bring your favorite snacks.


No Cover Charge.

Blues Fest 2018

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We will be hosting our 9th Annual Blues Fest on MAY 27th from 1-7pm. Our line-up this year will feature the awesome Robert Sampson, William Marsala Blues Band, and Mary Jo Curry! Pauly’s BBQ will be selling their amazing BBQ creations to keep you satisfied through the whole event!

This event has a $10 per person cover charge which includes a souvenir Blues Fest wine glass. We are planning on holding the event outdoors so bring your lawn chairs, popup canopies and sunscreen.


No coolers and no pets, please!