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Topic: Trying to plan a Cagle show on 5/10/03 in Springfield, IL.
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View profile for caglefanfromillinois
Started on: 1/2/2003 9:54:55 PM
Hey there fellow Cagleheads, I am in the process of trying to get a concert together for Central Illinois. I am trying to get Chris and Trick Pony to perform at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, IL. I have contacted both booking agents and am waiting for a response. I was just wondering how many of you would make the trip to Springfield for this one? Illinois loves Chris but usually we have to wait until the artist comes to Nashville North in Taylorville, but with the fiasco in October (which I don't even want to think about again), he won't be coming back there. Springfield is only an hour from me and the venue is great!! It seats 7,500 with around 1200 Floor seats. Just wondering if you think it would be a success or not. Because my other idols Trick Pony had to cancel shows earlier this month because of lack of tix. sales and that would be horrible if that happened to them and Chris. As I said I am still waiting for a price from ea. agent so I'm not sure exactly how many tix we would have to sell, but I hope it works. Drew
View profile for #1mich_caglehead
Posted on: 1/3/2003 6:54:51 AM
I would probably go if the date was on a Friday or Saturday. That would be 3 tickets!!!!!
View profile for Kara_Jo
Posted on: 1/3/2003 6:59:18 PM
I would definitely go....@ least 2 tickets.
View profile for kincaidcaglefan
Posted on: 1/3/2003 7:59:31 PM
That would be great, I live about 20 mins from Springfield> you can count on at least 3 ro 4 more tixs for that show from us if it happens keep us posted. P.S. make sure if it happens to keep up on the promotion for the show the center tends to not promote a whole lot plus you can party at the center unlike the fiasco in Taylorville..Suzie
View profile for caglefanfromillinois
Posted on: 1/3/2003 9:52:06 PM
I haven't received anything back from Chris's booking agent yet, but I did receive a reply from Trick Pony's and I have to call this guy in California on Monday. I will probably do the same with Chris's. I am trying to get Smokey Jennings Chevrolet to sponsor the event but again have to call back Monday. Monday will be busy!!! Still waiting on prices so not sure how many tickets will need to be sold. As far as prices what I am looking at is $30.00 for Floor seats, then Risers $27.50, Mezzazine $22.50, and Balcony $20.00. But that is estimating the artist fee being around $30,000. The darn rental fee is 12% of ticket sales (not sure if that is of the profit or not). It's all a mess right now. But with them getting 12% that covers them handling the Ticketmaster deal. You can look at a seating chart by going to

I know what you mean about the center-- There we can Party!!!

Take care all, Drew

View profile for caglefanfromillinois
Posted on: 1/3/2003 9:54:02 PM
I don't know why it didn't post the address up there. Anyway you can look at the seating chart by going to

View profile for CagleChick1488
Posted on: 1/4/2003 11:21:39 AM
I would definatley be interested in going. I live about 45 min. from springfield. I can tell you that I would be able to get a LARGE group to go with me around 10 at least. So DEFINATLEY KEEP ME POSTED!!
View profile for Aimee78
Posted on: 1/4/2003 11:25:36 AM
I would be there, Springfield is an hour and a half north of me. Take care.. Aimee
Posted on: 1/4/2003 1:11:43 PM
I would go. I never get to see Chris because I can't drive and Springfield is only an hour and a half away from me so I would go. And it would also be a great b-day present for me.
Posted on: 1/4/2003 1:32:58 PM
I would really like to go to the Springfield show if you could get scheduled there. I only live about 45 to 60 minutes from there.
View profile for hoosiercagle
Posted on: 1/4/2003 10:34:07 PM
Posted on: 1/5/2003 9:47:52 AM
Keep us updated!
View profile for Caglefan4ever
Posted on: 1/5/2003 1:14:38 PM
I'd drive over to Springfield to see Chris! Keep us posted!!


Posted on: 1/5/2003 3:35:07 PM
Getting Chris back in Illinois will be great! Will he be the headliner? The more Chris the better. I will be able to get a group together, so count us in!!!
Nuthin But Cagle
View profile for Nuthin But Cagle
Posted on: 1/5/2003 9:01:00 PM
Hi, I'll be there I think chris will be opening for trick pony if this occurs. No offense but that is the way it sounds.
View profile for caglefanfromillinois
Posted on: 1/5/2003 9:37:53 PM
Hi there all, I am so glad to hear all of the interest. And there was a question about who would be headlining and yes it will probably be Trick Pony as they are further along in their careers, but rest assured Chris will have plenty of time to play (unlike the Wild West show) I have about a dozen phone calls to make tomorrow so Ill have an update tomorrow evening. Drew
View profile for caglefanfromillinois
Posted on: 1/6/2003 10:07:22 PM
Ok all, I was on the phone all day (on hold mostly) and this stuff takes ALOT of planning! It is kind of looking like Chris will be the headliner as Trick Pony has become a very expensive act. You have to have Fire fighters on Duty and security and so on and it seems neverending. I am still desperately trying to find a co-sponsor to help foot the bill, but so far no luck. I will post here with all the updates. Drew
Caglehead 1217
View profile for Caglehead 1217
Posted on: 1/8/2003 1:03:24 PM
Chris will be in Illinois on 3/22/03 in Mundelein, IL north of Chicago area - believe it is the Wild Horse Saloon. Went a little over a year ago there for his show and it was awesome. Just Chris - no other headliners but him.

Cincy Caglehead
View profile for Anasta<U>s</U>ia<P>Cincy Caglehead

Posted on: 1/8/2003 5:46:20 PM
One slight correction: The show in Mundelein will be at the Sundance Saloon. You can check out their website at

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