We will be hosting our 8th Annual Blues Fest on MAY 28th from 1-7pm. Our line-up this year will feature the awesome Reverend Robert, William Marsala Blues Band, and Mary Jo Curry! Pit Boss 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
Summer Music Series – Russ Howard :: 6-8pm
Russ Howard will be back to play acoustic covers of songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and a little from the current decade. Weather permitting, the music will be out on the patio; otherwise, we’ll set up inside. Bring your friends and some snacks for a fun evening of great tunes! We’ll have the wine!
No cover charge.
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.
Summer Music Series – Kristen Nelson :: 6-8pm
Kristen Nelson is a singer songwriter originally based out of Spokane, WA finding inspiration from folk, pop and R&B music. If the weather is nice, Kristen will set up on the patio and if not, we’ll move the show inside! Bring some friends and some snacks and come relax with us! No cover charge.
Summer Music Series – Matt & Brian :: 6-8pm
Music duo Brian Hunter and Matt Smegal will kick off our Summer Music Series on May 5th 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.
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!
Willow Ridge will be taking a short recess from February 13-21. Normal business hours will resume Wednesday, February 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we will come back fully refreshed and ready to make sure you enjoy yourselves when you visit again!
Banker Street Relics will be with us on Saturday, February 11th from 2-5pm to play a mix of classic rock and blues! We loved their sound last time they were here and we are excited to have them back! The band consists of four friends: James Stewart, Lance Downs, Denny Ricketts and Randy Myers who share a love of good music and good fun! Grab your friends, bring some snacks and join us for a fun afternoon of rock and blues music with Banker Street Relics.