Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

DINNER & MOVIE: Resurrection of Gavin Stone (Fri. Jan 20, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Pizza Ranch
4114 N Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309-253-6947
rich@menofaim.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1894663320763459/

The next film from director Dallas Jenkins (who as a youth detasseled corn in the Peoria area!), is the first effort from Vertical Church Films (Harvest Bible Chapel).

 

Gavin Stone is a burnt out former child star whose latest party earns him 200 hours of community service at a local church. His mop is traded in for the lead role in the Passion play as he learns about church, second chances, and forgiveness in the biggest role of his career. It's probably the first Christian "romantic comedy" that I enjoyed for both the romantic and the comedy.

 

TV and entertainment fans will recognize actors from Agents of SHIELD, The Middle... and perhaps most surprising, professional wrestling (The WWE actually owns the film!).

 

Dinner is buffet or whatever your choose to order from the menu. The buffet with a drink costs $13.01.

 

We'll be eating dinner until 6:30 or so, but this last Friday there was no line at 5pm, and a line out the door by 5:40. During/after dinner we hope to share trailers and discussion of other upcoming Christian films - we need 20-25 or so to have a private room to do this. At 6:30-6:45 we'll head to theaters to watch the film.

 

In Peoria it is playing at both Grand Prairie 18 and Landmark, times have not yet been announced.

 

***NOTE:  If you can't make it to dinner or even the film on January 20, this is a regular full run of the film, with multiple showtimes daily until at least the next Thursday.

Feast and FaSoLa (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Home of Mark/Lori Graber
24666 Armington Rd
Delavan IL. 61734
309-303-6951
mlgraber78@gmail.com
http://www.fasola.org/

Annual all-day Sacred Harp singing

 

Sacred Harp, a form of shape note singing, is early American, a capella religious music. Singers sit according to vocal parts, facing each other to form a hollow square. It is passionate, spirited music, not for performance but sung by people who like to meet together to sing.

 

Come for a few songs or stay all day. Loaner books available.

 

The traditional "dinner on the grounds" will be shared at noon. If you can't bring a dish, come anyway- we've never run low on food!

 

For more info, the Web site listed above gives background, links, and details of singings throughout the US. Search YouTube for clips of singings.

 

Contact Mark at the number above with questions.

 

It is Sacred Harp custom to welcome new singers warmly. It's a great time to give this old tradition a try.

Jason Gray in Concert (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
211 N. School St.
Normal, IL 61761
309-452-2096
jpeterson@normalfirst.org
http://www.normalfirst.org

Christian artist Jason Gray's music brings hope, light, and joy to the everydayness of life. This intimate concert setting of Jason, his guitar, and his witness are not to be missed!

 

Suggested donation:

  • $15 for adults
  • $5 for children/students

Zobrist Double Play (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 S.W. Jefferson St.
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 676-1040
info@rivermen.net
http://www.rivermen.net/home

Join the Peoria Rivermen for Faith and Family Night as they take on the Columbus Cottonmouths!

 

Chicago Cubs World Series Champion Ben Zobrist is the game's guest of honor. There will be Cubs-related giveaways throughout the game.

 

After the game, stick around for a concert with Julianna Zobrist!

 

Tickets are $12 and will be in the upper bowl. You can purchase tickets by visiting the website linked above.

Augustana College Jenny Lind Ensemble (Sun. Jan 22, 2017 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Lutheran Church
714 E Capitol Ave.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-522-3965
http://gracelutheran-springfield.com/

Augustana's Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble will perform "Anchored & Unbound: Songs of Faith, Hope & Freedom" at four stops this year, beginning in Springfield, Illinois and ending in Davenport, Iowa.

 

The group is a select women's ensemble for singers who wish to develop advanced choral skills. The group is conducted by Michael Zemek, with accompanist Gail Baldwin. The ensemble is named after Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a Swedish opera singer often known as the "Swedish Nightingale."

My Heart's Home (Sun. Jan 22, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
https://alplmfoundation.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=922959

Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950), famed author of the 1915 American classic “Spoon River Anthology,” wrote a series of poems in his later years about Menard County, Petersburg, the farms, the rivers, the people, & the prairie.

 

These poems, including “Fiddler’s Contest,” “The Prairie: Sandridge,” “River Towns,” and “The Sangamon River,” form the centerpiece of this lively, musical production.

 

Tickets will be available at the door or visit the Web site listed above to purchase tickets. Your ticket allows entry into the Illinois Gallery, Rare and Rarely Seen, and the play.

 

E-Tickets must be presented for entry. (Printed or on digital device)

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Jan 22, 2017 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.

Jordan Feliz in Concert (Mon. Jan 23, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Thrive Ministries Bethel Campus
1208 3rd Ave.
Fulton, IL 61252
(815) 441-5453 or (815) 589-2501
http://www.bandsintown.com/event/13443995?artist=Jordan+Feliz&affil_code=js_jordanfeliz.com

Compassion International presents The Beloved Tour!

 

The tour features Dove Awards New Artist of the Year Jordan Feliz, Dan Bremnes, and Grayson/Reed. You don't want to miss it!

 

Tickets are $15 and are general admission.

 

The concert will be held at Thrive Ministries Bethel Campus in Fulton, IL.

 

To purchase tickets, call either of the two phone numbers listed above.

Poverty Cure Movie (Fri. Jan 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Family Resources Center
415 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 966-0385
smeismer@ccdop.org

Catholic Charities will be hosting the showing of Poverty Cure in three parts. It will be shown on Fridays January 27, February 3 and February 10.

 

You can send your RSVPs and questions to Suzie Meismer by calling the number or emailing the address listed above.

 

We are the hands and feet of Jesus to the world. Come join the conversation!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Jan 29, 2017 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.

Carrollton in concert (Sun. Jan 29, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 N Jackson
Clinton, IL 61727
217-935-3139
https://www.itickets.com/events/368606

Come out and see Carrollton live! This will be a great show for all ages!

 

Tickets are available by calling the church, Monday through Thursday, at the phone number listed above. You can also purchase tickets online at the website listed above.

 

Rows 1-7 are $15.00 and all other seating is $10.00 per ticket. A group discount is available for groups of 10 or more - that makes each ticket $8.00.

 

The concert benefits the charity Mission Pre-born.

Poverty Cure Movie (Fri. Feb 3, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Family Resources Center
415 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 966-0385
smeismer@ccdop.org

Catholic Charities will be hosting the showing of Poverty Cure in three parts. It will be shown on Fridays January 27, February 3 and February 10.

 

You can send your RSVPs and questions to Suzie Meismer by calling the number or emailing the address listed above.

 

We are the hands and feet of Jesus to the world. Come join the conversation!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Feb 5, 2017 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.

"Sons of Anarchy" Featured Topic at Christ in the Culture (Wed. Feb 8, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.787.2323 / 217.522.8151
christintheculture@trinity-lutheran.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church's popular discussion series "Christ in the Culture" returns on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm.

 

The featured topic for tonight's discussion is the TV show "Sons of Anarchy." Often described as "Hamlet on Harleys," is Sons of Anarchy more than just a 21st century update of Shakespeare's tragic play? What religious themes (grace, sacrifice, obedience and rebelliousness, redemption, faith, and peace) were depicted in this seven-season TV show? Or was there any religion at all in the series?

 

You can get more information, or email any questions to be discussed on Feb. 8, via the email and phone numbers listed above.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

Poverty Cure Movie (Fri. Feb 10, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Family Resources Center
415 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 966-0385
smeismer@ccdop.org

Catholic Charities will be hosting the showing of Poverty Cure in three parts. It will be shown on Fridays January 27, February 3 and February 10.

 

You can send your RSVPs and questions to Suzie Meismer by calling the number or emailing the address listed above.

 

We are the hands and feet of Jesus to the world. Come join the conversation!

Barry Cloyd and Friends (Sat. Feb 11, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr.
Peoria, IL 61616
309-686-3360
mmiller@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

The woods ring with music at Forest Park Nature Center's monthly concert series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters and folk musicians.

 

In February, Barry Cloyd and Friends will perform. Barry has been performing across America for years, but his roots run deep here in Peoria. An accomplished songwriter and exceptional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and historian, Barry always pulls in an exceptional line-up of musicians for this annual show to the hometown crowd.

 

$10/adult, $9/ages 12 and under, $8/CORE members

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Feb 12, 2017 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.

Winter Jam (Sun. Feb 12, 2017 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602
http://2017.jamtour.com/shows/peoria-il

Winter Jam 2017 is coming to the Peoria Civic Center!

 

Doors open and the Pre-Jam Party begin at 5 p.m. The main show will start at 6.

 

This year's lineup of artists includes Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Andy Mineo, Sadie Robertson, Colton Dixon, and more! You can find more information at the website listed above.

 

Jam Nation members receive free and early admission! Members can enter at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Sidewalk Prophets Concert (Thu. Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

*Please note this show uses haze and includes strobing lights/video. It is not recommended for those prone to seizures.

 

Join Sidewalk Prophets for an inspiring, creative, and one-of-a-kind event. During the night, you'll hear the hit songs you have come to love weaved seamlessly with Wander Creative's short film debut "The Prodigal." The end result is something truly powerful.

 

The band has gone to great lengths to make the show affordable for everyone.

 

Ticket Options
-$10 General Admission - This ticket will get you in the door for one of the best concerts around. Get yours today before they sellout!

-$25 Early Entry / FastPass (LIMITED!) - Early entry to the show. Gets you a chance at the best seats in the house. Doors open 30 minutes prior to general admission doors (approx 90 minutes prior to show start). Join the band as they get to the heart of the show during their nightly pre-show devotionals. Receive a limited-edition FastPass tour lanyard.

-$100 VIP After Party Experience (VERY LIMITED!) - Early entry to the show (get the best seats!). Gets you in the doors 30 minutes prior to general admission doors (approx 90 minutes prior to show start). Join the band as they get to the heart of the show during their nightly pre-show devotionals. Skip to the front of the line to meet the band after the show. Receive a limited-edition VIP FastPass tour lanyard and a limited-edition, autographed Prodigal Tour poster. Get access to the Prodigal Tour Exclusive VIP After Party. The after party includes snacks and private hang time with the band after the show is over. Ask the band the questions you've always wanted to know, take photos, and take part in a private acoustic performance from the band.

 

Bring your family, invite a friend, or invite a stranger - don't miss it! You can buy tickets at the above Web site.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Sat. Feb 18, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Valentines Weekend Concert!

 

Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-­platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin'InTheDark" and "Mr.Bojangles," multiple Grammy, IBMA, and CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr.Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014, "Fishin' In the Dark" was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA.

 

Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-­stop touring in their 50th year together. Recent tour stops included Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and many more. The plans for their 50th Anniversary will be extensive! On September 14th, 2015 they played to a sold-out crowd at The Historic Ryman Auditorium with some close friends to film a 50th Anniversary Special which airs on PBS.

 

Watseka Theatre is a 1931, Art Deco, 375-seat theatre located in Central Illinois, 92 miles from Chicago.

 

All Ages. Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner & bar. Showtime is 7:00pm.

 

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, or via the phone or Web site listed above.