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33633 State Rt 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
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Country Idol Contest with 107.7 & 92.1 THE BULL
Friday, July 21, 2017:  6:00 pm-11:00 pm


FIRST EVER!! Country Idol Competition sponsored by 107.7 & 92.1 THE BULL  Bloomington-Normal radio station and Mackinaw Valley Vineyard.  There will be prizes for first and second place winners.

  • The First place winner will receive a cash prize and also a recording session at Eclipse Recording Studios in Bloomington Normal.  Eclipse Studio will do full tracking, mixing, and mastering during a five hour recording session with the competition winner.
  • Gretchen Wirtz, a long time friend and fan of the vineyard, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, bringing her fun personality and laughter to the competition.
  • We have a panel of three judges, two are local people in our Music community and one judge is from a publishing house in Nashville.
  •  The 6 piece band Spurs and Lace will entertain from 6-7pm, Contestants will perform between 7-9pm. then the Spurs and Lace will close out the evening from 9-11pm with high energy Country Rock so bring your dancing shoes.
  • A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Colon Cancer Conncections Group, locally supporting early screening, colon cancer education and support for cancer survivors and their loved ones.
  • Admission is $10 per person for the concert and contest, kids 12 & under are free.




Videos for contestants must be submitted by email to-

Entries may be acapella or with musical accompaniment. 

Showoff your musical talent and have some fun, we can't wait to see what you've got!


Entries will be reviewed and finalists for the competition will be contacted in advance for the July 21st competition.


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