About

The Radon Lounge is a little  hole in the ground of Springfield, Illinois that hosts unique live basement performances, feeds and houses up-and-coming touring bands, and encourages the local scene. We host a wide variety of genres, but we are primarily an indie music venue. Think Daytrotter, AudioTree, and NPR’s All Songs Considered.  It seems if you’re a fan of this kind of music, you have to travel far away from Springfield to see it. We decided it’s possible to bring indie to Springfield.

We usually host one show a month, and also hold open mics and cover shows to give more people a chance to perform. We also host a one day summer music fest called the Horse Show at Refuge Ranch. And we support the only other local DIY all ages venue Black Sheep Cafe, new local record store Dumb Records, and a new huge central Illinois music fest AudioFeed.

The Radon Lounge is owned and operated by Jeff and Cat Black with lots of help from an awesome community of volunteers. We are happy to say we are an all ages venue, and enjoy the fact our audiences are thoroughly diverse from teens to teen-havers. We always attempt to put on a show that pretty much anyone can enjoy.

For booking inquiries, contact us at radonlounge@gmail.com or message us at facebook.com/radonlounge

We have a sound system and a sound tech on hand for shows.

Please leave your drugs and alcohol at home so we can be friends.

Ask someone who’s been, or message us for a dress.

Plenty of street parking available.

Unfortunately we’re not very handicap accessible, lots of stairs.

6 Responses to “About”

  1. Bill Bretz November 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Where is the radon lounge for the Dylan shindig?
    Thanks

    • radonlounge November 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

      Send us an email at radonlounge@gmail.com or message us on facebook @ facebook.com/radonlounge and we’ll be happy to give you the address.

  2. Steve S. November 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Uh oh. Basement? What’s the wheelchair accessibility like?

    • radonlounge November 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

      Unfortunately not good, there are about 5-6 steps going down to the basement with a smaller than standard doorway, and then you have to go up a staircase to go to the bathroom. Maybe someday we’ll have a real venue with wheelchair accessibility, we’ll keep dreaming for now.

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