Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

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.    

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.

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.

Seventh Day Slumber Concert (Fri. Aug 7, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Jefferson Street Christian Church
1700 North Jefferson Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
217.671.9814
hhoinc@yahoo.com
http://www.itickets.com/events/345169.html

His Hands Outreach presents Seventh Day Slumber live in Concert.

 

Tickets are $10 for General Admission, buy 10 or more for $9 each and receive 1 free!

 

Meet and Greet/Early Admission/Choice Seats are $25 each, buy 10 or more for $23 each and receive one free.

 

Tickets at link above or order by phone, 1-800-965-9324

Open Gospel Sing (Sat. Aug 8, 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.

Senior Jam (Sat. Aug 22, 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.

Powerlight Christian music fest (Sun. Aug 23, 2015 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois State Fair- Lincoln Stage
801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield,Illinois 62703
217.416.5042
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com

There will be an all day FREE Christian music fest on the final day of the Illinois State fair at the Lincoln stage.

 

This music fest will feature FAMILY FORCE 5, HAWK NELSON, AND RAPTURE RUCKUS. The fest starts off with a Praise and Worship service followed by several local artist prior to the National artist.

Josh Wilson Free Outdoor Concert (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tower Park
Prospect Road
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.685.7649
churchadmin@sbcglobal.net
https://www.facebook.com/PeoriaHeightsCongregationalChurch

Peoria Heights Congregational Church Presents - Josh Wilson - Free Outdoor concert.

 

Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets

 

Free Will Offering – Concessions

Senior Jam (Sat. Sep 26, 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.

Steve Green Concert (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N State Rt 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309.688.9699
cefofcentral@sbcglobal.net
http://cefofillinois.com/CEF/Steve_Green.html

Celebration of Praise Night!

Child Evangelism Fellowship Annual Fundraiser

Goal: $30,000

 

Adult Tickets: $15

High School and Under (Free)

All General Admision Seating

 

For more Info or to Purchase Tickets, go to the website listed above.

Senior Jam (Sat. Oct 24, 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.

Senior Jam (Sat. Nov 28, 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.

Senior Jam (Sat. Dec 26, 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.

Senior Jam (Sat. Jan 23, 2016 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.