Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. Apr 23, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

The Church Basement Ladies in The Last (Potluck) Supper (Thu. Apr 23, 2015 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-8600
briang@fivepointswashington.org
http://fivepointswashington.org/Performing_arts_center_CBLadies.shtml

The popular series began at the Plymouth Playhouse in Minneapolis with the first installment, Church Basement Ladies, in 2005. Subsequent sequels  have been seen in venues coast to coast to cheering, loving, sell-out crowds. In this final installment, the year is 1979, the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration, and past parishioners have gathered to share hot-dishes and stories from the last 100 years. As the women work in the kitchen, these shared memories burst into life through a series of flashbacks. As they time-jump through a century, these ladies manage to serve up a rib-tickling panorama of the changes in the kitchen, without spilling a drop of their egg coffee!

 

Meanwhile, the bittersweet Centennial Celebration continues on the lawn. Times are tough in this small farm community, and hard decisions will have to be made. Once again, the ladies handle it all with grace, hilarity, and more crazy antics.

 

Featuring all-new music by composer Drew Jansen, who wrote the music and lyrics for the past Church Basement Ladies installments, and a script by sketch comedy writer Greta Grosch.

 

Audiences from coast to coast have fallen in love with these ladies of the church basement, and all agree that each new installment gets better and better. What’s more, you do not have to have seen past installments in order to know what’s going on.

 

Tickets: $25 for the 2pm Matinee or $30 for the 7pm Evening Show
Group rates are available for parties of 12 or more.

 

Optional: $10 lunch and $15 dinner prior to each performance by reservation (Call Brian Garnant at 309-444-8600.)

 

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.fivepointswashington.org or call 309-444-8600.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Apr 23, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Sabella Street Station 335 Sabella Pekin IL 61554
309.509.1181
bobbiejobarnes@att.net

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

The Church Basement Ladies in The Last (Potluck) Supper (Thu. Apr 23, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-8600
briang@fivepointswashington.org
http://fivepointswashington.org/

The popular series began at the Plymouth Playhouse in Minneapolis with the first installment, Church Basement Ladies, in 2005. Subsequent sequels  have been seen in venues coast to coast to cheering, loving, sell-out crowds. In this final installment, the year is 1979, the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration, and past parishioners have gathered to share hot-dishes and stories from the last 100 years. As the women work in the kitchen, these shared memories burst into life through a series of flashbacks. As they time-jump through a century, these ladies manage to serve up a rib-tickling panorama of the changes in the kitchen, without spilling a drop of their egg coffee!

 

Meanwhile, the bittersweet Centennial Celebration continues on the lawn. Times are tough in this small farm community, and hard decisions will have to be made. Once again, the ladies handle it all with grace, hilarity, and more crazy antics.

 

Featuring all-new music by composer Drew Jansen, who wrote the music and lyrics for the past Church Basement Ladies installments, and a script by sketch comedy writer Greta Grosch.

 

Audiences from coast to coast have fallen in love with these ladies of the church basement, and all agree that each new installment gets better and better. What’s more, you do not have to have seen past installments in order to know what’s going on.

 

Tickets: $25 for the 2pm Matinee or $30 for the 7pm Evening Show
Group rates are available for parties of 12 or more.

 

Optional: $10 lunch and $15 dinner prior to each performance by reservation (Call Brian Garnant at 309-444-8600.)

 

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.fivepointswashington.org or call 309-444-8600.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. Apr 23, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Casting Crowns Concert (Fri. Apr 24, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61602
309.673.8900
https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/evening-casting-crowns/peoria-il#

Casting Crowns with be at the Peoria Civic Center, with special guest Josh Wilson! 

 

Casting Crowns' Thrive tour features popular songs including "All You've Ever Wanted" and "Broken Together." They have consistently delivered songs that spur listeners to evaluate their relationship with God and with each other. 

Josh Wilson is known for his songs including, "Savior Please," "Before the Morning," and "Faith is Not a Feeling."

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the website above.

 

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Fri. Apr 24, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

31st Annual Child Fair- "A Day at the Zoo" (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Sauk Valley Community College will host the 31st annual Child Fair "A Day at the Zoo." 

 

This special celebration will be bigger and better than ever with over 40 exhibitors on hand who will have hands-on activities, games or giveaways for participants. Children and families can visit the bounce house and obstacle course, emergency vehicles display, car seat safety checks, barrel rides and Miller’s Petting Zoo.

 

“Hoo” Haven, Inc. from Durand, IL will also offer two 30-minute educational programs with wildlife animals at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

 

WCIC will be at the Child Fair! Stop by the WCIC booth for "Kids on the Air," where kids can try out what it's like to be a DJ!

 

The Sauk Valley Community College Child Fair is free to the public and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Praise Concert (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Community Church
400 N. Walnut
Itasca, IL 60143
573.645.5685
admin@faithcommunitycc.org
http://www.faithcommunitycc.org/

Faith Community Church is having their 1st Annual Spring Praise Concert. All are welcome. Other churches encouraged to participate or fellowship with us.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

 

Senior Jam (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2105 E Rte 30
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.625.1957
firstopenbible@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Open-Bible-Church-RockFalls/219090742811?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

Open to anyone! Bring your instruments, gather 'round, and play music together. Senior Jam happens on the 4th Saturday of each month.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra concert (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln IL 62656
217.732.5158
jschumacher.co@christianhomes.org

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra will perform at a free concert. No tickets are needed, but seating is limited. The free concert is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Christian Homes, Inc., a chain of senior living communities.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Bradley Baseball (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:00 pm)

Fans who attend the Bradley Baseball game today against Evansville can receive half price admission by bringing their current church bulletin from this weekend.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Orpheus Club Spring Concert (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian Church
2400 W. Northmoor
Peoria, IL 61614
http://unitedpc.org/

The Orpheus Club of Peoria, under the direction of Aaron Ganschow, invites you to their Spring Concert. This male voice four part harmony will be singing such as, "The Prayer," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," "On a Clear Day," and many more!

 

For 113 years, the men of the Orpheus Club have been entertaining the Peoria area with their special blend of music. It's a great musical program and you won't be disappointed!

 

Admission is $5 at the door. There are no reserved seats. 

Williamson Branch Bluegrass Concert (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Salisbury Baptist Church
Byron St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217.544.3207

Williamson Branch is a family band and, like most families, they are rich in tradition, ripe with potential, and diverse in taste. This family has a love for each other and music. They make each performance special. Williamson Branch plays music that is mostly bluegrass, sometimes country, often times gospel, but always fresh and exciting. 

Sterling Municipal Band Spring Concert (Wed. Apr 29, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling High School- Centennial Auditorium
1608 4th Ave.
Sterling, Il 61081
815.622.1681
http://www.centennialauditorium.org/

The Sterling Municipal Band will perform its Annual Spring Concert. Admission is free!

 

Special guest tuba soloist Patrick Sheridan will also perform several selections with the band. Sheridan has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl.

 

Food will be available by Christ Lutheran School in the commons area starting at 6:00 p.m. before the concert and desserts will be offered at intermission.

 

For more information, please call the phone number above.

Mitch McVicker- Springfield, IL Free Concert (Wed. Apr 29, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Koke Mill Christian Church
475 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.787.0828
http://www.kokemillcc.org/

Mitch McVicker will be in concert at Koke Mill Christian Church. Come hear a fantastic musician, songwriter and Grammy award winning artist for FREE. Mitch spent many years performing with his good friend, the late Rich Mullins.

 

This is a rescheduled concert from back in February, when Mitch had to cancel due to a family illness. (An offering will be collected to help support Mitch in his travels.)

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Watoto Children's Choir Concert (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Normal
211 N. School St.
Normal, IL 61761
309.452.2096
btodd@normalfirst.org
http://www.normalfirst.org

The Watoto Children's Choir traveling from Africa will present a brand new choir production entitled, "Oh What Love." The children, who were once orphans, share their journeys to redemption and demonstrate that God desires to be a loving father to all mankind.  Ugandan songwriters have crafted songs that share the stories of the orphan child and God's love through worship.

 

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website above.