Community Bankers Association of Illinois

CBAI's 34th Annual Convention & Expo
September 11-13, 2008 in Springfield
Saturday Night Dinner, Show, & Dance

Saturday night you’ll dine on a wedge of iceberg with applewood smoked bacon, tomato, and maytay bleu cheese crumbles served with bleu cheese dressing, grilled Atlantic salmon served with a lemon dill beurreblanc sauce accompanied by a filet of beef topped with a wild mushroom sauce, asparagus, parmesan-crusted chantilly potatoes, and slanted cups of chocolate for dessert.

Then, the Saturday night dinner dance features the Capitol Steps, a troupe of Congressional staffers-turned comedians who travel the states satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. The Steps perform more than 500 shows a year all over the country. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded 23 albums, including their latest, “Between Iraq and a Hard Place.” They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio Stations nationwide. The Capitol Steps began in 1981, at a Christmas party in the office of former Illinois Senator Charles Percy. They dug into the headlines of the day, and created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor. No matter who holds office, the Steps contend there is never a shortage of material. The Steps have even performed for the last five presidents. The material is updated constantly, and whether it's the Presidential election and its contenders or the latest headline news, the Capitol Steps are equal opportunity offenders.

Then stick around for Rewind. A classic-rock quintet with approximately 200 years of combined musical experience, Rewind plays the music of groups including the Beatles, the Eagles, America, the Hollies, Bread, the Everly Brothers, the Moody Blues, and Pure Prairie League.

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