Center For The Performing Arts

Architectural rendering of the future Center For The Performing Arts exterior 2

With construction planned to begin mid-Fall 2020, the $8.9M Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known as the Performing Arts Center), will support the academic mission and programs in Western Illinois University‘s College of Fine Arts and Communication and is the first Macomb campus building constructed with public funds in nearly 40 years. The 130,000-square foot Center…

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Starry Night Repertory Theatre

Founded in 2009, Starry Night Repertory Theatre is a project-based, nonprofit theatre that uses community spaces to create a repertory of theatre productions in Macomb, Illinois and to tour selected productions throughout the region. Starry Night Repertory Theatre is an ensemble of theatre artists dedicated to the continuing pursuit of artistic excellence through the creation…

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Forgottonia Brewing

With a name inspired by the mythical Forgottonia republic in which it resides, Forgottonia Brewing strive to offer quality house-made craft beer and non-alcoholic beverages in a safe, comfortable, and community-focused setting. A carefully curated selection of snacks with an emphasis on local producers that are specifically selected to pair well with their beverages will be…

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Hainline Theatre in Brown Hall

The Hainline Theatre is a part of Browne Hall, which houses the Western Illinois University Theatre Department offices, along with the College of Fine Arts and Communication and School of Music. Four Mainstage productions and two dance concerts are presented in this theatre each year in addition to several touring productions. This proscenium theatre seats…

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Annual Events, Festivals & Fairs

For Events, Festivals and Fairs, Forgottonia‘s Macomb and the McDonough County area have everything you’d hope for, from Parades, Carnivals, Beer and Music Fests, to Fireworks, Tractor Pulls, Car Shows, Haunted Houses, Art and Balloon Festivals, Dog Shows and Tests of Endurance, you can find it all Right Here.

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Macomb’s Historic Downtown Courthouse Square

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Macomb has functioned as the hub of county activity since the centerpiece structure was erected in 1871. Here, at the very heart of Forgottonia you’ll find, unique shops, dining, entertainment, nightspots, all set in a charming atmosphere amidst a beautiful historic buildings. Watch…

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Spotlight Event Center

Spotlight Event Center is a newly renovated building in Colchester, IL. It is the building that once housed the R&D grocery store and is now the new home for the On Stage Band.  The event center can be rented out for wedding receptions, birthday parties, family reunions and other gatherings.

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Tennessee Tap

If you want an authentic, classic roadhouse, The Tennessee Tap in Tennessee, IL is exactly what you’re looking for. Whether it’s an ice cold can of Stag, a made-from-scratch Bloody Mary, or some very entertaining karaoke, “The Tap” is where it’s at.  Just a shot, scotch and a jump down the road from Colchester, “The…

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