Tin Can Caravan: Thunderbird Abductions in the Land of Lincoln
Sat. Sept. 15 - Bloomington to Springfield, IL.
This ticket provides detailed travel itinerary along Rte. 66, inclusion in the Tin Can Caravan and priority admission to evening event.
The musicians on this segment of the trip include Fred Eaglesmith Band, Roger Marin, Gordie Tentrees, Bill Poss, Tif Ginn and Robbie Fulks.
The TIN CAN CARAVAN is an eighteen-day road trip down Historic Route 66, led by the master road warrior himself, Fred Eaglesmith. And where Fred leads, we follow. Fred and his band in their bus... and a motley crew of vans, campers, bikes and cars following, over the twists, turns and history of America's most legendary highway. Come for the whole tour, a week-long stretch, or just a day or two. It's all up to you. At least one show daily -public or private- in every state traversed by Route 66.
Visit Atlanta, Illinois where one can tour the Hawes Grain Elevator - the only working turn-of-the-20th-century Illinois grain elevator open to the public, view the slightly menacing Bunyan Giant, stroll the town square, and climb the town clock tower where you can have a turn cranking the 1906 hand-wound Seth Thomas clock. From Atlanta, we'll roll through Lawndale (site of the 1977 Lawndale incident, involving small children and large, scary birds). We'll roll past Shea's Petroliana and take a peek into the fetishistic world of vintage gas-related ephemera, then the Lincoln homestead - the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. An evening concert in Riverton is included.
Pick up a day ticket here - it gets you a complete itinerary of the day's journey, admission to the show that night, advice about where to camp and an entree to the late-night hang out at the campsite.
Come be a part of it.
The Generic Fine Print: At the time of purchase you will receive a preliminary itinerary. At least 45 days prior to the date, you will receive a fully detailed itinerary. This ticket entitles the individual purchaser to join the Caravan for this date, between the towns listed on the itinerary, and admission to that evening's show (in most cases this will be a public concert, in others it will be a private event). Food is not provided unless specified.
Unless an itinerary specifies that admission to a specific en-route attraction is included in the price, patrons are responsible for that cost (that's so that patrons aren't paying for attractions they may not want to go to).
Bill Poss (email@example.com) is doing the research to find out a sweet spot for Caravaners in their own vehicles to spend each night (it will be up to you to make reservations; that way, you can stay at a campground if you want, or at a motel of your choosing - it's all up to you). Bill anticipates a late evening campfire or similar informal get together most nights. Any fees charged by the campground or RV park are the responsibility of the buyer.
Full details about the Tin Can Caravan are available by going to rootsontherails.com and clicking on the "2012 Trips" tab and scrolling down to "Tin Can Caravan" or by clicking: <http://www.rootsontherails.com/2012-trips-route-66-tin-can-caravan>
There is a Facebook group for Roots on the Rails trips: <http://www.facebook.com/groups/rootsrails/>.
Bloomington to Springfield, IL (View)
Springfield, IL 62701