Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Cinco de Mayo Community Festival (Sun. May 4, 2014 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

North Side Church of the Nazarene, 1203 NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL
309.673.5922
https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Side-Church-of-The-Nazarene/111670685537237

From face-painting, to Fun on the Run bouncers, to snacks and games, pinatas, fire trucks, and police vehicles: lots of snacks and activities. All are invited. Sponsored by North Side Church, Unes Printing, and the Hispanic Ministries of participating congregations and local businesses.

Music of Our Homeland (Sun. May 4, 2014 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Federated Church 3601 N. Sheridan Road Peoria, IL
Tickets, 309.693.6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://www.peoriacivicchorale.org

Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale for “Music of our Homeland,” at First Federated Church. This concert will celebrate composers and artists from the United States and their contribution to world culture. From Early American songs to radio hits, and from Aaron Copland to adventurous young composers, let the chorale take you on a journey that highlights the beautiful and innovative music that our nation has produced.

 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students in advance. Please call for tickets, and visit the website link above for more information.

Philharmonic Chorale Concert (Sun. May 4, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

ICC Performing Arts Center, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL
309.694.5136
admin@philharmonicchorale.org
http://www.philharmonicchorale.org/

Please join us for a Sunday afternoon of sacred music, spirituals, folk music, and famous patriotic Navy tunes such as "Eternal Father Strong to Save."  Your spirit will be uplifted and His name will be praised.  We hope you can join us. 

GCS Presents "Better Day" Gospel Concert (Tue. May 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethel Baptist Church - 1196 N Academy Galesburg, IL
cmoberg@galesburgchristian.org
htpp://www.GalesburgChristian.org

Galesburg Christian School Presents "Better Day" Gospel Concert with Presentations by GCS Students"

"Better Day" - Bob Huston, John Maaske, Kevin Rodeffer & Geoff Weech

Free Admission.  Love Offering will be taken with all proceeds going to Galesburg Christian School, 3&4 Preschool - 12th Grade.

Great entertainment & great opportunity to support Christian education!

Brian Free Concert (Fri. May 9, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church, 210 S. 8th Street, Petersburg, IL
Church, 217.632.2533 / 217.825.3817
rww333@hotmail.com
http://www.fccpetersburgil.com

"Brian Free and Assurance" will be in concert at the First Christian Church of Petersburg. Brian and the Quartet have received numerous fan based awards and have appeared on Prime Time Country (TNN), The "Today Show" (NBC) and 27 of the "Gaither Video"series.

 

 

No tickets are needed, and there is no cost for admission. A free will offering will be received. For more information call the Church.

Piper Family Adoption Concert Featuring Tricia Brock with Jonathan Thulin and Loftland (Fri. May 9, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rochester Christian Church 325 S. Walnut Rochester, Il. 62563
217.725.9848
Jopiper44@gmail.com
http://bit.ly/1fQKRLE

Come out for an evening of fun and worship and help the Piper's bring home their little boy!

 

Ticket sales and donations can be made at the provided website.

 

Pre-ordered tickets are $25.00 and tickets purchased the day of our $35.00.

Citizen Way Concert (Wed. May 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace United Methodist Church, 601 N. 4th St., Pekin, Illinois 61554
http://www.itickets.com/events/324740.html

Join us for an amazing evening of music featuring Citizen Way, Everfound and Katy Kinard.  Tickets can be purchased by using the provided link.  $5 for early buyers and $8 at the door.

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. May 16, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dorothy Svetich, 309.692.3485 or 309.370.7894
djsvetich@aol.com

Come out to the 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, accordion and a ventriloquist. All are welcome to attend. Snacks are provided after the service.

 

Living Rock Assembly Church

1208 E. Duryea Avenue

Peoria, IL

 

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.

North Normal Block Party (Sat. May 17, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

1811 N. Linden St., Normal, IL
309.310.3962
rons@heartcc.org
http://www.heartcc.org

North Normal Block Party at Heartland Community Church to benifit the Midwest Food Bank

Events include a 5K race/walk/kid fun run (8:00); a sausage and pancake breakfast (9:00- 11:30);

Magician Chris Bohne (11:00); Free Carnival for kids (12:00-3:00); Free hot dogs (12:00-2:00): Live music (12:00-3:00); much more!

All proceeds go to The Midwest Food Bank

Bells in Motion handbell concert (Sat. May 17, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Mennonite Church - 250 S Baltimore, Morton,IL
http://www.bellsinmotion.org

Bells in Motion will present a concert at First Mennonite Church, 250 S. Baltimore, Morton, IL.  Doors open 30 min before the concert.  Tickets are $10/adult and $5/children (12 and under) and can be purchased at the door.  Bells in Motion is a progressive handbell ensemble based in Springfield, IL.  Formed in 1997, the 19 members of this auditioned group are from Central IL, Missouri and Wisconsin.  Since their inception, they have performed at many notable venues and festivals in the US, Canada and Europe.  The ensemble combines 7 octaves of bronze and aluminum handbells and chimes, in addition to string bass, percussion and piano to enhance the music.

Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band (Sun. May 18, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Landmark Rec Center, 3225 N. Dries Ln, Peoria, IL
692.5330
http://www.peoriajazz.com

Come see the House Band and Carl Anderson and His New Orleans Jazz Band!  Members are $5, non-members are $7, and students are free.

Central Illinois Jazz Society with Carl Anderson and His New Orleans Jazz Band (Sun. May 18, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Starting Gate Banquet Room, Landmark Recreation Center, 3325 N. Dries Lane, Peoria, IL
309.692.5330
http://www.peoriajazz.com

The Central Illinois Jazz Society, serving Central Illinois since 1978, presents CIJS House Band (6:00 p.m.) and the Bradley Jazz Ensemble (7:15 p.m.)

 

Parking is available in Landmark lot and across Dries Lane.

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles.

 

Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.

 

Admission:

$5.00 Members

$7.00 Non-Members

Students are free

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who enjoys jazz. You do not have to be a musician to be a member or to attend our programs. The purpose of the organization is to further the appreciation of jazz among residents of Central Illinois. We provide opportunities for jazz musicians to perform and for jazz fans to enjoy their favorite music. Please consider joining the Central Illinois Jazz Society and supporting live jazz.

Mitch McVicker in Concert (Fri. May 30, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Oak Grove Bible Church, 3221 Springfield Road, East Peoria, IL
309.840.0898
http://www.oakgrovebiblechurch.com

Mitch McVicker Live in concert. Now, he is at it again.  McVicker's latest album, Underneath (Out of the Box Records), explores the earthy, practical truths and the mysterious beauty of the Kingdom of God.

 

 

Come hear his unique and entertaining music. A concert for all ages.

 

 

Free Admission. A Love Offering will be received to support his music ministry.

Three Bridges gospel concert (Sat. May 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church, 2105 E Rock Falls Rd., Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.625.1957
https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Open-Bible-Church-RockFalls/219090742811

Be here for a great night of music! We hope to see you and your family and friends!

 

Tickets are $10 each

Kids ages 6-12 are $5 each

Kids 5 & under are FREE

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Jun 20, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dorothy Svetich, 309.692.3485 or 309.370.7894
djsvetich@aol.com

Come out to the 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, accordion and a ventriloquist. All are welcome to attend. Snacks are provided after the service.

 

Living Rock Assembly Church

1208 E. Duryea Avenue

Peoria, IL

 

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.

TOM KEIFER of Cinderella @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL (Fri. Jun 20, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Tickets are on sale now at the theatre, order through the number provided or via the website.

Skid Row at the Watseka Theatre (Sun. Jul 13, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, order via phone or the provided website.

 

Crystal Bowersox at Watseka Theatre (Fri. Jul 18, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of herself and her music that is refreshing and rare. “I believe if you stand for something, stand your ground; stand it strong and stand it proud.” It is this fortitude and courageous spirit that resonated with millions night after night when the 2010 American Idol runner up took the stage. There is a sincerity and authenticity about her that just can’t be manufactured. The same can be said about her musical prowess, which has all the markings of a creative force to reckon with who is in it for the long haul. Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper, and BB King. "All That For This," Crystal Bowersox’s sophomore release and Shanachie Entertainment debut, is a powerful testament of her talents as both a singer and songwriter, as well as her unerring musical vision. She confides, “I am more proud of this body of work then anything I’ve done before. If this music can move someone to tears or makes them smile, then I have really accomplished something. That's all I can ask for.”

 

Doors open 5:30 p.m. for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7:00 p.m.

All Ages.

Tickets $35 & $25

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone, or online 24hrs-a-day.