Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District
125 West Editro
Ashland, IL 62612
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District Branch
555 Buckeye Road
Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Darrell Evans (Tue. Jul 7, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads Chapel
1049 JC Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61705
309-828-7554
chris@crossroadschapel.com
http://www.crossroadschapel.com

Free Gospel concert with artist Darrell Evans

Nature Trek: Experience a Voyageur Canoe (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.547.3721
info-dmm@museum.state.il.us
http://experienceemiquon.com/content/nature-trek-experience-voyageur-canoe

Join us and bring your friends because we’ll need a lot of people to paddle a 28 and 34 foot voyageur canoe! Learn about history, geology, and biology as you paddle on Thompson Lake.

 

Registration is required and you will be provided with the information to obtain a free, necessary permit/waiver form. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. Seating is limited. Call the museum to register. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Open Gospel Sing (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Town and Country Baptist Church
18443 IL. Rt. 9
Pekin, IL
309.346.3215
tcbc.pastor01@gmail.com
http://Townandcountrychurch.org

Town and Country Baptist Church will host an Gospel sing, open mic style. If you sing or have a group who sings Gospel music, come and sing. Or if you just love to listen, come and enjoy.

 

Second Saturday of the month through August.

Moriah Peters Concert (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Chance Church
3300 West Willow Knolls Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
https://www.ivedecided.org/signup/moriah-peters-concert/

I've Decided Because I Can is bringing Moriah Peters to Second Chance Church to perform in concert!

 

Peters' music is described as "a powerful collection of anthemic and melodic pop songs that challenge us to boldly live our our faith as Christians. At 21, she delivers a cutting edge, energetic sound that confidently carries a message that resonates with both the young and young at heart."

 

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the website above. 15% of proceeds will go to South Side Mission.

Illinois Chamber Music Festival (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Wesleyan School of Music
1201 N. Park St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.556.3547
ilchambermusicfestival@gmail.com
http://www.ilchambermusicfestival.com

For the past thirteen years, the Illinois Chamber Music Festival has been offering a superior chamber music experience to high school and college students, coupled with world-class performances by faculty and guest artists. Join us this year as we continue to grow and present the highest quality of chamber music to Central Illinois.

 

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival for strings, piano, woodwinds, brass, and harp will be held July 12 - August 1, in Bloomington, IL at Illinois Wesleyan University. Over 14 performances by faculty, guest artists, and students will be offered in historic Presser Hall on IWU's campus. All concerts are FREE OF CHARGE! The Illinois Chamber Music Festival is a non-profit organization whose  primary missions are the promotion of a top-quality classical music experience and the development of young musicians through intensive chamber music training.

 

Please visit our website for more information about our concert series.

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District
125 West Editro
Ashland, IL 62612
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District Branch
555 Buckeye Road
Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Family Fun Day (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka Apostolic Christian Home
601 W. Cruger Ave
Eureka, IL 61530
309.467.2311
rmoser@each.org
http://www.each.org

The Apostolic Christian Nursing Home in Eureka is hosting a free event for families.

 

Join us for games, prizes, face painting, petting zoo, inflatable slide, hot dogs, hamburger sliders, chips, ice cream and lemonade.

Springfield Gospel Fest and Back to School Bash (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Comer Cox Park
S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Springfield, IL 62703
Darrin Sortor, 217.638.1906
Springfieldgospelfest@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/MZAC.SGF?fref=ts

12th Annual Springfield Gospel Fest 

 

There will be:

  • music from several talented groups in the community
  • fun games and activities for kids
  • 500 book bags filled with school supplies will be given away for FREE (Children must be present)
  • delicious food available for purchase

 

For more information on how to participate or become a vendor, please contact Darrin Sortor.

Kristian Bush of Sugarland @ Watseka Theatre (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 E Walnut St
Watseka, IL 60970
815.993.6585
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Kristian Bush of Sugarland will be performing at the Watseka Theatre.

 

For a decade, Kristian Bush built his reputation as one half of the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning country duo Sugarland. He steered the ship in many ways: playing multiple instruments, singing harmonies, co-producing the group’s platinum-selling albums, and co-writing an award-winning catalog of songs (including five No. 1 singles and nearly a dozen Top 10 hits) about life and love in the American South.

 

On Southern Gravity, his first release as a solo artist -- due April 7, 2015 on Streamsound Records -- Bush occupies the spotlight himself, juggling the roles of vocalist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. The new album draws on the 300+ songs that Bush wrote during the past two years, after Sugarland embarked on an open-ended hiatus. Included in the mix is Southern Gravity's lead single, "Trailer Hitch," written with Tim Owens and Bush's brother, Brandon. Bush's success with Sugarland, sold more than 22 million albums during the ten years that followed. Along the way, launched five No. 1 singles, earned a well-deserved induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and took home trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards.

 

All ages are welcome. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner & a full bar. Tickets are $30 and are sold at the theater, charged by phone at the number above, or online at the website above.

Illinois Chamber Music Festival (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Wesleyan School of Music
1201 N. Park St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.556.3547
ilchambermusicfestival@gmail.com
http://www.ilchambermusicfestival.com

For the past thirteen years, the Illinois Chamber Music Festival has been offering a superior chamber music experience to high school and college students, coupled with world-class performances by faculty and guest artists. Join us this year as we continue to grow and present the highest quality of chamber music to Central Illinois.

 

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival for strings, piano, woodwinds, brass, and harp will be held July 12 - August 1, in Bloomington, IL at Illinois Wesleyan University. Over 14 performances by faculty, guest artists, and students will be offered in historic Presser Hall on IWU's campus. All concerts are FREE OF CHARGE! The Illinois Chamber Music Festival is a non-profit organization whose  primary missions are the promotion of a top-quality classical music experience and the development of young musicians through intensive chamber music training.

 

Please visit our website for more information about our concert series.

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District
125 West Editro
Ashland, IL 62612
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District Branch
555 Buckeye Road
Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Free Block Party (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
1113 Peoria St
Washington
309.444.4559
secretary@fbcwashington.org
http://www.fbcwashington.org/#/vbs/block-party

We will have inflatable bounce houses, an obstacle course, Giant Slides, small inflatable for kids, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, food, games and more. Come out and join us for a good time. If you have questions feel free to call the church office at the number above.

Senior Jam (Sat. Jul 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.

Gospel Messengers Concert (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
319 E. Second St.
Centralia, IL 62801
618.532.5659
http://www.gospelmessengersministry.org

The Gospel Messengers consisting of father and sons, Bart, Dennis, & Daniel Southerd, will perform traditional southern gospel music at the First Baptist Church. The boys have opened for several nationally known Southern Gospel groups and singers including Dixie Echoees, The Perrys, The Kingsmen, Legacy Five, Palmetto State Quartet, Allison Durham Speer, Boothe Brotehrs, Ivan Parker and Southern Sound Quartet.

Illinois Chamber Music Festival (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Wesleyan School of Music
1201 N. Park St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.556.3547
ilchambermusicfestival@gmail.com
http://www.ilchambermusicfestival.com

For the past thirteen years, the Illinois Chamber Music Festival has been offering a superior chamber music experience to high school and college students, coupled with world-class performances by faculty and guest artists. Join us this year as we continue to grow and present the highest quality of chamber music to Central Illinois.

 

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival for strings, piano, woodwinds, brass, and harp will be held July 12 - August 1, in Bloomington, IL at Illinois Wesleyan University. Over 14 performances by faculty, guest artists, and students will be offered in historic Presser Hall on IWU's campus. All concerts are FREE OF CHARGE! The Illinois Chamber Music Festival is a non-profit organization whose  primary missions are the promotion of a top-quality classical music experience and the development of young musicians through intensive chamber music training.

 

Please visit our website for more information about our concert series.

Tot Time (Thu. Aug 6, 2015 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.547.3721
info-dmm@museum.state.il.us
http://experienceemiquon.com/content/dickson-mounds-museum-2

Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month in the Museum’s Discovery Center. Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.

 

A different topic and craft will be featured each month. Participants will enjoy light refreshments.

 

Registration is not required and admission is free.