Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Apr 2, 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.

Matthew West: The Live Forever Tour (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Decatur Civic Center Arena
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza
Decatur, IL 62523
217.422.6161
info@spldecatur.org
http://tickets.ticketforce.com/performancelisting.asp?NoMobile=true&venue=934&venuename=Decatur+Civic+Center

The Live Forever Tour with Matthew West, including special guests Colton Dixon and Mr. Talkbox, will be at the Decatur Civic Center Arena.

Matthew West's "Live Forever" album features his latest single, "Day One." He is also known for his songs, "Motions," "Forgiveness," "Hello, My Name Is," and "Do Something."

 

Tickets are $40 for Premium Reserved Seating, $22 for Reserved Floor Seating and $17 for General Admission (Bleacher) Seating. Tickets are available through the Civic Center Box Office.

 

Tickets are available through the Decatur Civic Center box office at the phone number or website listed above.

Brass Quintet (Tue. Apr 7, 2015 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Presbyterian Church
2000 E College Ave
Normal, IL 61761
217.522.2838 ext. 10
bwakefield@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org/concerts/summer-concerts.html

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra invites you to a FREE hour-long concert featuring members of the fabulous Illinois Symphony Orchestra. The Around the Town concert series gives you an opportunity to experience the excellence of these musicians performing a variety of works in an intimate setting. Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy an hour of beautiful music brought to you by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra!

Brass Quintet (Wed. Apr 8, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Old State Capitol
Fifth & Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217.522.2838 ext. 10
bwakefield@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org/concerts/summer-concerts.html

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra invites you to a FREE hour-long concert featuring members of the fabulous Illinois Symphony Orchestra. The Around the Town concert series gives you an opportunity to experience the excellence of these musicians performing a variety of works in an intimate setting.

 

Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy an hour of beautiful music brought to you by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Apr 9, 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.

Rockin' the House Family Dance Party (Sat. Apr 11, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615
309.621.1501
RockintheHouse@yahoo.com
http://rockinthehousefamilydance.weebly.com/

A dance party for the entire family!  Come enjoy an evening of dancing with your friends and dance performances by local dance groups including Peoria Latin Vibe, Cornerstone Academy of Performing Arts, the Peoria Chinese Folk Dance Team, local school flag cadet corp, and more! Free desserts and soft drinks served throughout the night.  Children welcome - this is a family friendly event!

 

New this year, the MAMBO FOR MEALS COMMUNITY LINE DANCE - a flash mob style dance.  Come learn the easy line dance at 6:30 p.m. in a free lesson by Dan Stone from the area's premier line dance venue, Stone Country. Then, stay and join the Mambo for Meals Community Line Dance at 8:00 p.m.

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 if reserved in advance via the e-mail address above. Visit the website above for more information.

Fiery Fiddlin' - Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Sat. Apr 11, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
1 University Plz #397
Springfield, IL 62703
217.206.6160
bwakefield@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org/

Feel the fire of sensational fiddler Jeremy Kittel, joined by ISO’s concertmaster Violetta Todorova in Evan Chambers Concerto for Fiddle and Violin and the enchanting orchestral wizardry of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Brahms’ pastoral Third Symphony opens the program directed by the ISO’s Conductor Laureate Kenneth Kiesler.

 

Tickets can be purchased online at the website above.

The God Experience Tour 2015- Comedian Brad Stine (Sat. Apr 11, 2015 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Walnut Community Bible Church
125 Jackson Street
Walnut, IL 61376
815.379.2645
wcbc@mchsi.com
http://walnutcommunitybiblechurch.org/WCBC/test-wp-shopping-cart/

Walnut Community Bible Church welcomes comedian Brad Stine on his The God Experience Tour 2015!

 

Brad Stine is one of the most popular Christian comics of our times. He has been called “God’s Comic” by the New Yorker magazine and has been compared in style to Robin Williams, Sam Kinison, and George Carlin. However, as a Conservative Christian, Stine finds humor without resorting to sordid or profane topics as is common among modern comedians.

 

There are two shows times: 5:00 p.m. (sold out) & 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. Tickets may be purchased via the church website or from the office at the phone number above.

"The Chosen Ones" Concert (Sun. Apr 12, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
210 S. 8th Street
Petersburg, IL 62675
217.632.2533
rww333@hotmail.com

Gospel Music family, "The Chosen Ones," will be in concert at First Christian Church. Everyone is also invited to come early for "The Coffee Hour" from 8:45-9:45 a.m. for coffee, tea and something sweet (coffee cakes, rolls etc.).

 

There is no admission fee. A free will offering will be received. For more information, please call the Church at the phone number above.

Fiery Fiddlin' (Sun. Apr 12, 2015 2:00 pm)

Feel the fire of sensational fiddler Jeremy Kittel joined by ISO’s concertmaster Violetta Todorova in Evan Chambers Concerto for Fiddle and Violin, and the enchanting orchestral wizardry of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Brahms’ pastoral Third Symphony opens the program directed by the ISO’s Conductor Laureate Kenneth Kiesler.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the website above.

Singing Auctioneer Concert (Sun. Apr 12, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Salem Church
4925 East 1250 N Road
Gridley, IL 61744
815.796.2207
info@heart2heartsupport.org
http://www.heart2heartsupport.org

Mr. Dane Bailey, the Singing Auctioneer, will be providing a musical concert to receive a love offering. Mr. Bailey is coming to the Bloomington/Normal area to provide his services to the Heart To Heart Support Services fundraising event.  He does not charge a fee for his services for the benefit event, but simply asks to have opportunity to give a concert for a love offering to cover his travel expenses to the H2H event.

Plumb and JJ Heller in Concert (Sun. Apr 12, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 N Jackson St
Clinton, IL 61727
217.935.3106
http://www.itickets.com/events/341129.html

You are invited to The Ready Now Tour, featuring Plumb and JJ Heller, plus special guest Everfound! This is Fan the Flame Christian Concert's 7th concert!

 

Plumb is known for the songs "Need You Now" and "Lord, I'm Ready Now," and you might recognized JJ Heller's song "What Love Really Means."

 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets start at $10 and are available via iTickets. For more information, please call the number above.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Apr 16, 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.

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Apr 17, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Living Rock Assembly Church, 1208 E. Duryea Avenue, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.692.3485 or 309.370.7894
Dorothy6161@comcast.net

Come out to our Monthly Jam Session on the 3rd Friday of every month.  People come from all around to listen to steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet, and a ventriloquist.  All are welcome to attend.  Snacks are provided after the service.

 

A free-will offering will be taken for Missions.  Giving is not required.  The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs.  Therefore, we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.

Miss Patty Cake Live Event: Patty Cake Praise! (Sat. Apr 18, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
2201 E Washington St.
East Peoria, Il 61611
309.694.4433
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ea8a72aabf85-miss

Calling kids of all ages! Come join the fun with a FREE Miss Patty Cake concert! She always says “We are going to have …FUN!” With hands to clap, and heart to love, and a voice to SING- Miss Patty Cake uses music to teach biblical truths in an age-appropriate way. 

 

Registration is required at the website listed above. The registration deadline is April 15th, and those who RSVP by then will be entered into a drawing. Those who miss the registration deadline are still welcome to come that day- just sign in at the door!

Lost & Found Concert (Sun. Apr 19, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606
309.676.4609
scottmrauch@gmail.com
http://www.trinitypeoria.com/calendar/

A Lost & Found concert is interactive, driven by the audience. Each show is different, always spontaneous, improvisational and musical, often poignant, and occasionally funny.

 

As Michael Bridges & George Baum play, you find that you feel welcome, that strangers become friends at the concert, and that the music of faith is fun. More information about Lost & Found can be found at http://www.speedwood.com.

 

Tickets are $5. For more information, please contact 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.

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.