Doobie Brothers coming to State Farm Center in October

CHAMPAIGN — The Doobie Brothers are taking it to the streets — well, actually the State Farm Center, — on Oct. 10.

Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Sept. 7. The show is at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30.

Nightlife listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town.


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Chris Corkery, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Druids, Shazu and Terminus Victor (Free Music Thursdays), 9 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Live Karaoke Band, 9 p.m.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018


This weekend


Top of the Morning, Aug. 30, 2018


TONY LINDSEY is an accomplished singer who has performed at all sorts of venues. But never an interstate rest stop.

"It's going to be something different, that's for sure," said the 26-year-old from Fisher.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Aug. 26, 2018

It has been this area's last, best festival of summer for the past 75 years, and will be for the next 75 as long as it's held each Labor Day weekend.

Clergy Corner, Aug. 24, 2018

The first time Andre Tinsley set foot inside the Men's SAFE House in September 2017, his life was at a crossroads.

It was September 2017, and "alcohol had taken control over my life," Tinsley says. "I had been alienated from my family, and I didn't know what to do."

Eleven months later, the Champaign man is about to graduate from the SAFE House and return to society.

Weekend Top 10, Aug. 24, 2018

Places to be and things to see this weekend, courtesy of staff writer Tim Mitchell:

Singing for a cause

LANCO aka Lancaster and Co., an American country music band, is the featured attraction at tonight's Summer Bash, Andrae's Harley-Davidson's fundraiser for MDA. Park at the Champaign County Fairgrounds for a free bus ride to and from Andrae's.

Religion calendar, Aug. 24-31, 2018

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Entertainment listings, Aug. 23-30, 2018


This weekend


The Boys are back in town: C-U's first 'it' rock band returning for 2 shows

CHAMPAIGN — They made musical history, often compared favorably to REO Speedwagon and Cheap Trick, and now the Finchley Boys are making a return trip tonight and Friday night.

It was a psychedelic era: Lead singer George Faber wore a boa constrictor around his neck years before Alice Cooper make it a trademark look.