Happy anniversary to F5, consistently one of Springfield’s favorite bands since their first gig at Bootlegger’s on Dec. 13, 1996. They’ve weathered a few personnel changes but have remained committed to playing contemporary hits in a way no other local group has. Illinois Times readers certainly like them — F5 has won the Best Band category more times than any other combo in town. The celebration is 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Buster’s (1120 Sangamon Ave., 217-522-0552
DECEMBER 15, 2005
Entertainment & nightlife
by Tom Irwin