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Saturday, December 6, 2014- ICMA Christmas
how starts at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: TBA

This annual event is comprised of a little country, a little christmas and a little country christmas. Enjoy a good show that the ICMA members are excited to bring to their guests every year.

Toys for Tots drive will be taking place at this event. If you purchase a toy to donate, you will receive a $2.00 discount off of your entry fee..

Admission - FREE with a new ICMA membership at the door.
ICMA Members: Adults - $9.00 Children 4-12 $4.50
Non-Members: Adults - $10.00 Children 4-12 $5.00
Children 3 & Under Free

Buffet style meal will be served - $6.00
Price of meal is separate and in addition to show admission.

Door Prizes! 50/50 Drawing!

iPad Mini Drawing tonight. Final chances to purchase tickets for the drawing which will take place during intermission. If the winner is in attendance at this show a bonus gift will also be awarded.


2015 Events currently being scheduled. Check back for updated information. Thank you.




We would like to find out any venues you may have in your area, where we could present an ICMA show.

We are running out of affordable places in the Bloomington-Normal area, and would like to possibly expand into other areas.

Entertainers would be encouraged to put on a show themselves, with other ICMA members as "openers" for the stars. The ICMA has a good sound system which can be used for most small to medium size venues.

If you know of anything in your area, and you would like to host such a show, let us know where, how much, seating, plus anything else you want to tell us about the facility. Just send an e-mail to or write to us at PO Box 79, Downs IL 61736-0079.

ICMA Newsletter Deadlines

The deadline for submitting material for the January/February 2014 newsletter is December, 1 2013. We will of course accept material later than that, but we won't guarantee that we can get it in that particular issue; however, we will do our best.

I guess my main concern isn't deadlines, but in offering the members the best newsletter possible. I would like to issue a newsletter that doesn't need to resort to "fillers" to complete an issue. Send us a note and a picture or two from your performances.



This is a new feature drawn from our newsletter; an idea picked up from our friends in the Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association. If you have a local jam session open to the public, let us know and we will be happy to include your information. E-mail or by mail at ICMA, PO Box 79, Downs IL 61736-0079.

Historic Rose Bowl Acoustic Jam, Urbana
Mondays, 8 PM at the Rose Bowl Tavern. Open mic, acoustic jam with Sam & Dustin from the Corn Desert Ramblers hosting. No cover, 8 "til ??. Bring your instruments, your songs, have some fun. Play on the stage at the oldest venue for live music in Champaign county, perhaps down-state Illinois.

Urbana, Bluegrass Jam at Lincoln Square
every Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. inside the main south entrance at Lincoln Square. All are welcome.

Clinton, Karaoke
Ron Devore is hosting a Karaoke show every Wed. night from 8:30 to Midnight at BREAKERS BAR & GRILL - Rt. 54 West in Clinton (located across from Anderson Ford). Great Song Selection (tons of country), a great sounding P.A. & good people make for a good time for all who attend. Singers are always welcome to bring their own CDGs. Details online at

Heyworth, VFW Hall
Every Thursday. Potluck at 5:00 p.m., song circle and jamming. 203 E. Main St. 309-473-2343

Armington, Country Jamboree
4th Friday jamboree, 6:30 p.m. Armington Christian Church, 202 S. Monroe. Country/Gospel. Freewill offering. Roselawn, Indiana -- 1st Friday of each month, Roselawn American Legion, Post 238 Located approximately 10 miles east of Illinois state line on State Road 10, which crosses at Momence. El Paso -- Chapter 617, El Paso American Legion, six times annually. See elsewhere in this newsletter for complete details.

Roselawn, Indiana
1st Friday of each month, Roselawn American Legion, Post 238 Located approximately 10 miles east of Illinois state line on State Road 10, which crosses at Momence.

El Paso -- VFW
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays. 2013 schedule TBA. Cullom 4th Sunday, Cullom Community Building, 4-8 p.m. 815-689-2778

Cullom 4th Sunday, Cullom Community Building, 4-8 p.m. 815-689-2778

Frankfort, Each Thurs, 7-9 p.m. Down Home Guitars, 11 S.White St. Contact Steve Haberichter: 815-469-6321 or

Harding, 1st Saturday, Harding Community Center, 6:00-10pm, Oct.-May. Open stage & jamming. Bring a dish to pass. 815-792-8406 or 815-792-8402

*New Jam Session Debuts*
ICMA members Bill Grubb and Dean Greenlee announce the opening of a brand new jam session, which will be held on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the VFW building in El Paso.

They have hosted two sessions already, with a dozen or so at the first session, and growing to over 25 for the second one.

One of the sessions featured ham and beans provided by the Grubbs, and this was greatly enjoyed by the crowd. They will have snacks and treats at every event, but not necessarily a full meal such as the ham and beans. A 50/50 drawing will also be held to help pay for the facility.

Everyone is welcome, singers, pickers and just plain listeners.

The next session will be January 8, 2013. They would love to see you there.

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