Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Randy Stonehill Live in Concert (Thu. May 25, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church
501 West Hazel Dell Road
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 871-1509
rickeymeredith@yahoo.com

Legendary Pioneer of Contemporary Christian music Randy Stonehill will be live in concert at Calvary Church!

 

Randy has an amazing 47 years of music ministry in his portfolio and was influential in the careers of well-known Christian musicians like Sarah Groves, Russ Taff and others.

 

This is a free concert, but there will be a free will offering taken.

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage IN CONCERT (Fri. May 26, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2015 East Route 30
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-625-1957
firstopenbible@comcast.net
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhonda-vincent-the-rage-in-concert-rock-falls-il-tickets-33525579912

Please join us for an up close and intimate evening with Rhonda Vincent and the band, as well as a special "meet and greet" time after the concert! There are no reserved seats, but every seat is a good seat!

 

You won't want to miss it! For more information, please refer to the contact information above.

A Night of Hope (Sat. May 27, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Darius Miller Park
13593 Bicentennial Park Dr.
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 303-4111
vanautreve1@gmail.com

Come enjoy live music from five groups from four different States!

 

This is a free event sponsored by Second Story Teen Center. Bring a lawn chair!

A Worshipper's Lament CD Release Concert (Sat. May 27, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Paul Baptist Church
114 W. Forrest Hill Ave.
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 696-3006
dhubbard@twotheking.com
http://www.twotheking.com

2 the King, LLC is proud to present Deveraux R. Hubbard in concert! The performance is family-friendly and open to the public, free of charge.

 

Following the passing of his eldest son in 2013, Deveraux was compelled to use his personal tragedy to record songs on his debut album, A Worshipper's Lament, that would encourage people to lean into God and honestly examine their own stories of pain, disappointment, and despair.

 

2 the King, LLC is the umbrella organization for Deveraux & Kristie Hubbard's ministry initiatives. Their life's mission is to inspire others to maximize their potential and to fulfill their purpose through God's strength. Please visit the website linked above for more information.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. May 28, 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.

Lakeside's Summer Kick-off (Thu. Jun 1, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lakeside Christian Church
225 Toronto Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 529-2513
http://www.lakesidechristianchurch.com

Come help Lakeside Christian Church kick off summer at a fun family night filled with lots of prizes!

 

The dinner will be from Chic-Fil-A. It will be served from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

 

Professor Steve's Unseen Forces Show will be from 6:45-7:30 p.m.

 

From 7:30-8:00 p.m. the prize raffle will take place.

 

For more information, visit the website linked above.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Around the Town Concert (Thu. Jun 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Temple B'rith Sholom
1004 S. 4th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 522-2838
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Listen live to the wonderful musicians of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) as they perform "Around the Town."

 

These FREE, hour-long concerts allow you the opportunity to get to know small ensembles of the ISO in an intimate setting. Experience the ISO for Yourself at these FREE concerts!

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Around the Town Concert (Fri. Jun 2, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist
211 N. School
Normal, IL 61761
(800) 401-7222
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Listen live to the wonderful musicians of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) as they perform "Around the Town."

 

These FREE, hour-long concerts allow you the opportunity to get to know small ensembles of the ISO in an intimate setting. Experience the ISO for Yourself at these FREE concerts!

35th Anniversary Organ Concert (Sat. Jun 3, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St Paul United Church of Christ
101 N. 8th St
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-5196
stpauluccpekin@yahoo.com
http://stpauluccpekin.org

Come out and listen to Western Illinois University Organist Linda Andrews in concert for the 35th anniversary celebration of St Paul's 1982 pipe organ dedication. This family friendly event is free and open to the public, and free will donations are accepted.

 

Hope to see you there!  

The Marshall Tucker Band Concert (Sat. Jun 3, 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

The Marshall Tucker Band is back by popular demand for the 5th time at Watseka Theatre! The band's hit songs include "Can't You See," "Heard It In A Love Song," and "Fire On A Mountain."

 

All ages are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, but the show starts at 7:00.

 

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, or can be purchased by calling the phone number or visiting the website listed above.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Jun 4, 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.

Pentecost at Tower Park (Sun. Jun 4, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tower Park
1222 E. Kingman
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
http://www.facebook.com/FeastsOfTheLordPeoria

Feasts of the Lord Peoria presents “Pentecost at Tower Park” in Peoria Heights on Pentecost Sunday. This free worship event will be hosted by Brett James Family and Friends and Kinisi 424.

 

Pentecost is when our ascended Messiah sent His Holy Spirit. Come celebrate with us as we gather as one. Let's worship the Lord with scriptures, shofars and tallits on His Feast!

 

For more information, visit the Facebook page linked above.

Big Daddy Weave Concert (Thu. Jun 8, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1467048-evening-big-daddy-weave-peoria/

Don't miss Big Daddy Weave when they come to Peoria! Big Daddy Weave has been playing since 2002 and has achieved five straight No. 1 singles, including "My Story," "Overwhelmed," and "Redeemed."

 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:00.

 

There are three ticket options:

  • General Admission: $20
  • Early Entry: $35 - Early entry ticketholders will be able to enter at 6:15 p.m. and pick their seat before the general admission doors open.
  • VIP: $45 - VIP ticketholders will be able to enter at 5:30 p.m. and pick the best seats in the house. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a pre-show Q&A with the band at 5:45 p.m.

 

Tickets are available for purchase now through the link posted above.

 

All tickets are subject to a $5 price increase at the door.

RIVER CITY UNITE FEST (Sat. Jun 10, 2017 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria High School
1615 N. North St.
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 264-1975
rivercityunitefest@gmail.com
http://www.rivercityunite.com

The River City Unite Fest is a free, not-for-profit, family friendly event headlined by two nationally acclaimed recording artists, Josh Wilson and Flame.

 

Contemporary Christian music artist Josh Wilson has released six top ten songs on the Billboard Charts. Flame, the other headliner, is a Grammy-nominated Christian Hip Hop artist who has had multiple #1 hits on the billboard, including over a dozen top ten singles.

 

Along with our two headliners, a number of local family friendly artists will be hitting the stage. In addition to music, there will be food, games, giveaways, and children activities.

 

We hope you can make it!

PFN Community Block Party (Sun. Jun 11, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Church of the Nazarene
3514 Broadway Road
Pekin, IL. 61554
(309) 346-3053
office@pekinfirstnaz.org

Pekin First Nazarene will have inflatables, Touch-a-Truck, carnival games, a dunk tank, backyard games, and a Pop-ice walk.

 

This event is free to the public unless you choose to purchase food at the food trucks.

 

Come enjoy a night of summer fun with your family!

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Around the Town Concert (Wed. Jun 14, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Old State Capitol
South Sixth St & East Adams St
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 522-2838
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Listen live to the wonderful musicians of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) as they perform "Around the Town."

 

These FREE, hour-long concerts allow you the opportunity to get to know small ensembles of the ISO in an intimate setting. Experience the ISO for Yourself at these FREE concerts!

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Around the Town Concert (Wed. Jun 14, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(800) 401-7222
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Listen live to the wonderful musicians of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) as they perform "Around the Town."

 

These FREE, hour-long concerts allow you the opportunity to get to know small ensembles of the ISO in an intimate setting. Experience the ISO for Yourself at these FREE concerts!

Sermon on the Mount (Fri. Jun 16, 2017 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Exposition Gardens
Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614
405.453.7686
sotmoffice@gmail.com
http://www.SermonOnTheMount.org

"The cross of Jesus is central to all we do. The horse is used to bring clear application and to motivate an active participation of each individual with their eternal God and Savior." Join us and discover what horses can teach you about your life. Dr. Lew Sterrett covers connection, character, and relationship as he demonstrates his horsemanship training skills. He relates this to our training from God as we learn to listen, submit and obey. There is no fee, and a free will offering will be taken. These proceeds will benefit Berean Prison Ministries.

 

Hope to see you there!

Missions at the Airport (Sat. Jun 17, 2017 7:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Municipal Airport
13906 Airport Ln.
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 348-3692
brinkman@mtco.com
http://www.pekinmunicipalairport.com

Come on out to Missions at the Airport! The event is taking place in conjunction with the Annual Fly-In Cruise-In Wings and Wheels.

 

You and your family will be able to ride in various aircraft:

  • Airplane rides: $25
  • Helicopter rides: $30

 

The rides are first come, first serve, so plan to arrive early to avoid a line. Additionally, children must be at least 2-years-old to ride.

 

There will also be exhibitors, vendors, displays and aircraft swap meet, awards to aircraft, and automobiles and motorcycles.

 

There will be a pancake breakfast served from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Faith and Family Night with the Peoria Chiefs (Sat. Jun 17, 2017 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm)

Jason Gray will be at Faith and Family night this year! Come on out to the ballpark to see the Peoria Chiefs play, and stick around afterwards for a fireworks show followed by a Jason Gray concert.

 

The game begins at 6:30 p.m., but gates open one hour prior at 5:30. Immediately following the game, there will be a fireworks show followed by the concert.

 

There are three ticket options available:

  • Dugout Box: $11
  • Field Box: $10
  • Lawn Seats: $7

 

You can purchase your tickets at the ticket window at Dozer Park or online at the link listed above.