Best of Springfield®


Bass player

Ty Ellis

Finalists: Kortney Leatherwood, Chris Harris, Bruce Williams, Harrison Ketchum

Choral group

Rochester High School Madrigals

1 Rocket Drive, Rochester, (217) 498-9761

Finalists: Springfield High School 7 & Senators, Glenwood Titan Fever, Lincoln Troubadours, Sound Celebration Chorus

Cover music band

Deja Voodoo

Finalists: UNCHAiNED, Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters, Off the Wall, JackAsh, Kapital Sound


DJ Mikee - The Curve Inn

3219 S. Sixth St., (217) 529-5806

Finalists: DJ J (Jaime Estell) – Clique, DJ RobB - Blue Grouch Pub, DH3 (David Hale III) - Crows Mill, DJ Dave Isaacs - Goodfellas Pub

DJ Wedding

Cory Brown

Finalists: Mike Greer - Audio Effects, Troy Armstrong, Brandon Austin, David Hale III (DH3)


Chris Mizera

Finalists: Matthew Runions, Eric Austin, Anthony Kirk, David Shaw, Rick Snow



Finalists: Country, Blues, R & B, Rap/Hip-Hop


Cooper Marx

Finalists: Micah Walk, Jeff Wheaton, Adam Maletich, Jack Stege, Josh Hutchison

Horn player

Dave Littrell

Finalists: Frank Parker, Dennis Jones, Blake Martin, Jason Brewer, Kerri Donavan


Ashley Staley

Finalists: Roger Wainwright, David Coonrod, Stan Rapp, Steve Marvel, Ezra Casey

Live music venue - large

Danenberger Family Vineyards

12341 Irish Road, New Berlin, (217) 488-6321

Finalists: Sherman Village Park Amphitheater, UIS Performing Arts Center, Boondocks, Hoogland Center for the Arts

Live music venue - small

Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill & Museum

600 Toronto Road, (217) 679-7323

Finalists: Curve Inn, Blue Grouch Pub, Riverton Party Store/Backroom Lounge, Weebles Bar & Grill

Music festival

Old Capitol Blues & BBQ

Finalists: Levitt AMP Music Series, Downhome Music Festival, Legacy of Giving Music Festival, International Carillon Festival

Open mic

Blue Grouch Thursday Open Mic with Sam and Kortney

510 W. Maple Ave., (217) 527-8395

Finalists: The Wakery, Tom Irwin's songwriter night, George Rank's, Boone's

Original music band


Finalists: Lick Creek, The Deep Hollow, The Longmeyer Band, The Lovelorn

Overall band

Deja Voodoo

Finalists: UNCHAiNED, Lick Creek, Off the Wall, JackAsh, Branded - formerly NCR country

Place for karaoke

Curve Inn

3219 S. Sixth St., (217) 529-5806

Finalists: Clique, The Blue Grouch Pub, Buzz Bomb Brewing Co., Burger Bar and Backdoor Lounge, Kookoo's 2

Place to dance

Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill & Museum

600 Toronto Road, (217) 679-7323

Finalists: Curve Inn, Clique, Weebles Bar & Grill, The Blue Grouch Pub


Micah Walk

Finalists: David Allen, Tom Irwin, Ella Gibson, Patrick Longmeyer, Adam Maletich, Keagan Cross

Vocalist female

Ashley Staley

Finalists: Brandy Kristin, Melanie Dennison, Avery Kern, Cydney Long, Ella Gibson

Vocalist male

David Allen

Finalists: Steve Clark, Jason McKenzie, Lucas McCafferty, Tony Young, Jack Jacobs

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