Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Concerts/Entertainment'

Concerts

Olde English Faire (Sat. Oct 1, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center
1922 Illinois Route 2 North
Oregon, IL 61061
(815) 732-6111
Richard@strongholdcenter.org
http://www.strongholdcenter.org/fairetickets.html

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Join us for a step back into the renaissance days.

 

Rain or shine, we celebrate Elizabethian England with our own Knights in armor, horses, a Queen, actors, actresses, musicians, singers, magicians and more!  

"Make Your Own Super Hero Cape" Family Workshop (Sat. Oct 1, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 323-6900
rherz@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaplayhouse.org

Come design and sew super hero capes that fit your unique personality! Your family will use basic sewing skills to make something truly amazing!

 

The cost is $15.00 per member pair and $5 for each additional family member. The price is $20 per non-member pair and $10 for each additional family member.

 

Register by calling the phone number above.

Faith Baptist Church 2016 Harvest Festival (Sat. Oct 1, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church
1026 Third Street
Carrollton, IL 62016
217-942-5115
https://www.facebook.com/FaithBaptistChurchSbc/?fref=ts

Please join us for the First Annual Faith Baptist Church Harvest Festival!

 

There will be crafts, baked goods, games, face-painting, door prizes, live Christian music and food. Everything is free of charge!

 

We would love for the community to come celebrate with us.

The Common Bond Quartet (Sun. Oct 2, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E. Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://www.commonbondquartet.com

The Common Bond Quartet is a group of men who have committed their time and talents to using music to present the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their desire to serve God provides the foundation for their ministry. While they endeavor to encourage and uplift believers through word and song, their passion is to plant seeds in the hearts and minds of unbelievers as they seek to further the Kingdom.

 

During a concert, The Common Bond Quartet will be sure to have you not only smiling, tapping your toes and clapping your hands; but you will also likely be challenged and encouraged in your walk with Christ.

 

Worship led by The Common Bond Quartet will be an experience that we're sure will be a blessing long after the last note is sung!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Oct 2, 2016 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Powerlight Family Christian Skate Night (Mon. Oct 3, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Skateland South
1500 Recreation Dr.
Springfield, Illinois 62711
(217) 553-5271
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com

Fun night for families, youth groups and friends to get together for a night of roller skating! We'll have the latest Christian music, games and prize giveaways!

 

Unlimited free passes are available! However, those do not include skate rental.

 

We will break for a short devotional from 8 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Quarter Auction (Mon. Oct 3, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grandview Municipal Building
1620 N Milton Ave.
Springfield, IL
217-679-4790 / 217-220-3423

A quarter auction at the Grandview Municipal Building in Springfield.

 

Doors open at 5 p.m.

 

The public is invited.

 

Sponsored by Clementine Memorial Church

 

For more information, call the numbers listed above.

Hayrides and Hotdogs (Thu. Oct 6, 2016 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park
6329 Koerner Rd
Edwards, IL 61528
309-691-8423
tmiller@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time!

 

For a small fee, you get so much: hotdogs for roasting, chips, carrots, famous baked beans, marshmallows, and drinks. Vegetarian hotdogs, beans and non-pork marshmallows are available.

 

Autumn Play Party activities are included. Children and adult costumes are encouraged.

Chinquapin Music & Storytelling Festival (Fri. Oct 7, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-579-2157
jmol@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org/chinquapin-festival

Come enjoy a two-day event of music, arts, food, dance, storytelling, vendors, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to see some of the nation's best musicians and storytellers.

 

On Friday, gates open at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday the gates open at 5:00 p.m.

 

The price of entry is $7/day or $10/weekend; children ages 4 and under are free.

 

Find out more at the website above.

AN EVENING WITH GAITHER VOCAL BAND (Fri. Oct 7, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
http://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/upcoming-events/event/2016/10/07/an-evening-with-gaither--vocal-band

On Friday, October 7 at the Peoria Civic Center Theater in Peoria, IL, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band.

 

This Gaither Vocal Band concert at the Peoria Civic Center Theater in Peoria, IL, will celebrate timeless themes of faith, unity and eternal hope through a variety of music the whole family will enjoy.

 

Tickets are on sale now! Group ticket options are also available.

Rick Springfield at Watseka Theatre (Fri. Oct 7, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 993-6585
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

This is a Rick Springfield ‘Stripped Down’ show: An intimate solo performance with music and storytelling. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage!

 

Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the 1980s, he’s a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” 

 

You can buy tickets by either visiting the website or calling the phone number listed above.

Chinquapin Music & Storytelling Festival (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-579-2157
jmol@peoriaparks.org
https://www.peoriaparks.org/chinquapin-festival/

Come enjoy a two-day event of music, arts, food, dance, storytelling, vendors, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to see some of the nation's best musicians and storytellers.

 

Price of entry is $7/day or $10/weekend; children ages 4 and under are free

 

Find out more at the website above.

Springfield Jr. Blues Faith & Family Night (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 6:05 pm)

Contact Info:

The Nelson Center
1601 N 5th St.
Springfield, IL
217-652-7516
tsmith@jrblues.com

Take part in the FREE post-game Powerlight Skate Night. (Skate rentals are $3.)

 

Discounted tickets available for church and youth groups!

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Tyler Smith at the phone number or email listed above.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Oct 9, 2016 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Carman: LIVE (Sun. Oct 9, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church
501 West Hazel Dell
Springfield, IL 62711
217-546-9700
https://www.itickets.com/events/365635

It's a concert. A movie. A play. A crusade. A must see event! Come hear Christian music legend Carman at this free interactive experience.

 

General seating is first come, first serve. Reserved seating and VIP tickets, including a meet & greet, are available at the link above.

 

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Anita Renfroe's Flat-Out Funny Tour (Tue. Oct 11, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 South Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 753-3939
https://www.itickets.com/events/364861.html

We all need a good laugh sometimes. Anita Renfroe will surely have you rolling with her unique take on being a woman, growing older, motherhood, pop culture, and more!

 

Anita tours with her own comedy concerts and inspirational women’s conferences where she routinely packs out venues across the United States.

 

Tickets are on sale now at the above link.
-$20 advance general admission
-$40 advance VIP with a 6pm Meet & Greet

 

Proceeds from this show will benefit Contact Ministries, which serves the Springfield community by providing food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance, referrals, and life skills education and training.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Musical (Thu. Oct 13, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastlight Theatre
1401 E Washington St
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-7469
http://www.eastlighttheatre.com/

The Caterpillar Chorus proudly presents Disney's The Little Mermaid musical at Eastlight Theatre.

 

Online tickets are $11 and are available at the link above starting on September 15th. Tickets may also be purchased for $10 by calling the box office at the number listed above beginning October 10th.

 

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World." 

Disney's The Little Mermaid Musical (Fri. Oct 14, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastlight Theatre
1401 E Washington St
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-7469
http://www.eastlighttheatre.com/

The Caterpillar Chorus proudly presents Disney's The Little Mermaid musical at Eastlight Theatre.

 

Online tickets are $11 and are available at the link above starting on September 15th. Tickets may also be purchased for $10 by calling the box office at the number listed above beginning October 10th.

 

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World." 

Disney's The Little Mermaid Musical (Sat. Oct 15, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastlight Theatre
1401 E Washington St
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-7469
http://www.eastlighttheatre.com/

The Caterpillar Chorus proudly presents Disney's The Little Mermaid musical at Eastlight Theatre.

 

Online tickets are $11 and are available at the link above starting on September 15th. Tickets may also be purchased for $10 by calling the box office at the number listed above beginning October 10th.

 

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World." 

Open Mic Gospel Sing (Sat. Oct 15, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

ClementineMemorial Church
2075 N 11th St.
Springfield, IL
Pastor Dan: 217-638-1648 / Church: 217-679-4790

If you like to sing or play an instrument, you're welcome to come! The public is invited.

 

For more information, call Pastor Dan Wilson or the church at the numbers listed above.