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Concerts

Saturday Night - Fun & Games (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sunnyland Christian Church
2401 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 699-1332
sccwash@comcast.net
http://sunnylandchristianchurch.org

Sunnyland Christian Church is hosting a special night of fun and games in the church parking lot!

 

The festivities will include food, games, music by the Rosecrans, and a Coal Black Exotics Reptile Show.

 

Come and enjoy the fun! There is no charge.

Michael W. Smith in concert (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

ISU Braden Auditorium
100 N University St.
Normal, IL
800-745-3000
http://www.fantheflamechristianconcerts.org

An evening of worship through song with Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith, brought to you by Fan the Flame Christian Concerts! With special guest Grayson|Reed and their hit song "Fight for You."

 

The concert benefits Midwest Food Bank.

 

Tickets are available at Braden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at the number listed above. For special accommodations, please call 309-438-5444.

The Conklin Players - Smoke on the Mountain (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-8600
http://fivepointswashington.org

The Conklin Players troupe's next production is Smoke on the Mountain!

 

There will be performances at 7:00 p.m. on September 23rd and at 3:00 p.m. on September 24th.

 

Smoke on the Mountain is the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical.

 

Plot of Smoke on the Mountain: It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Caroline (home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory) and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join the congregation for a rollicking good time. More than two-dozen gospel.

 

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $8 for children and students through college. Reservations can be made in person at Five Points Washington or online at fivepointswashington.org. To order by phone, call the phone number listed above.

 

Optional buffet dinner tickets can be purchased separately for the performance on September 24th for $25 each. For more information, please call Brian Garnant at the number above.

The Conklin Players - Smoke on the Mountain (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-8600
http://fivepointswashington.org

The Conklin Players troupe's next production is Smoke on the Mountain!

 

Smoke on the Mountain is the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical.

 

Plot of Smoke on the Mountain: It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Caroline (home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory) and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join the congregation for a rollicking good time. More than two-dozen gospel.

 

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $8 for children and students through college. Reservations can be made in person at Five Points Washington or online at fivepointswashington.org. To order by phone, call the phone number listed above.

 

Optional buffet dinner tickets can be purchased separately for the performance on September 24th for $25 each. For more information, please call Brian Garnant at the number above.

Reformation Walk (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Lutheran Church
311 Hershey Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-5609
clcms@frontier.com
http://christlutherannormal.org

Come one, come all to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of life during the time of Martin Luther and the Reformation.

 

Travel back 500 years in one day and walk in the footsteps of the reformer. Find out what the young priest, Martin Luther did, that changed the world.

 

Free 45 minute tours and complimentary refreshments.

Senior Potluck (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-4209
cmcintyre@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com

Fried chicken and drinks provided! Bring your own table service.

 

Musical entertainment will be provided by Steve Norris.

Tenth Avenue North with Brandon Heath and Jon McLaughlin (Thu. Sep 28, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
1-800-965-9324
https://www.itickets.com/events/381449

Come join us for an evening with Tenth Avenue North on their I Have This Hope Tour!

 

Joining them will be Brandon Heath and Jon McLaughlin. 

 

General Admission tickets are $22 if purchased before the day of the show, or $27 on the day of the show. 

 

Deluxe tickets, which offer a 5:30 entry and access to the 5:45 question and answer segment, are $45 if purchased before the day of the show or $50 the day of the show. 

 

For more information or to order tickets, visit the link above. 

Diamond Jubilee Ribbon Cutting East Peoria First United Methodist Church (Fri. Sep 29, 2017 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

East Peoria First United Methodist Church
154 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-5417
epfumc@comcast.net
http://epfumc.com

The First United Methodist Church of East Peoria will be having a Diamond Jubilee on September 29th, 30th, & October 1st.

 

The Diamond Jubilee is a weekend of events to celebrate a couple historical events in the life of the church. They will be celebrating 60 years in the current church building! They will also be celebrating 150 years as a church in the East Peoria community.

 

The event will begin on Friday, September 29th, at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the church with the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce.

Diamond Jubilee Celebration East Peoria First United Methodist Church (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria First United Methodist Church
154 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-5417
epfumc@comcast.net
http://epfumc.com

The First United Methodist Church of East Peoria will be having a Diamond Jubilee on September 29th, 30th, & October 1st.

 

The Diamond Jubilee is a weekend of events to celebrate a couple historical events in the life of the church. They will be celebrating 60 years in the current church building! They will also be celebrating 150 years as a church in the East Peoria community.

 

On Saturday, an open house will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Performing throughout the open house will be the church’s own Puppets for Jesus, the various choirs and musicians of the church, and Ignite, their praise band. A video of the construction of the current church building will be shown continually.

 

There will be historical photos and items on display and lots of fun activities for the kids including a bouncy house.

 

A picnic lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Hymns & Hers tour with Page CXVI (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Rd.
Metamora, IL 61548
(309) 367-4892
metmenno@mtco.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/page-cxvi-w-aaron-strumpel-hymns-and-hers-tour-2017-tickets-37707594430?aff=ehomecard

We are pleased to announce that Metamora Mennonite Church will be hosting the Hymns and Hers tour, with Page CXVI and Aaron Strumpel!

 

About the Band: After forming The Autumn Film, band members Reid and Latifah Phillips and Dann Stockton were leading worship at churches and could not deny the strong beckoning of the hymns. They decided to develop a parallel band; the same people with a new purpose of making hymns accessible again under the new name, Page CXVI. It’s drawn from the page number in a particular copy of The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis, the brilliant passage where Aslan begins to sing Narnia into creation out of a black void.

 

This will be another great night of music and we hope you can join us! 

 

Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 12 are $5 at the door. Infants are free.

 

Grab a friend or two and take in a night of music that will move your soul!

Kim Walker Smith of Jesus Culture in Concert (Fri. Oct 6, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602
https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/jesus-culture-music-presents-my-side-tour-feat-kim-walker-smith/peoria-il

Kim Walker Smith's "On My Side" tour is coming to Riverside Community Church.

 

With special guests Chris Quilala and Urban Rescue.

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets start at $24.95 for General Admission and can be purchased at the above link.

Operation Christmas Child Special Event (Sat. Oct 7, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 258-2615
occ.prayer.central.IL.area@gmail.com

Meet Livia Young who received an OCC shoebox as an orphan in Romania! She will share her story of how God used that box to change her life!

 

Learn about the incredible ministry of OCC that sees a child accept Jesus every 25 seconds.

 

Learn how you can pack shoeboxes and bless children and grow the Kingdom.

Operation Christas Child Special Family Event (Sat. Oct 7, 2017 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Paul Baptist Church
114 E Forrest Hill (at Knoxville Ave)
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 258-2615
occ.prayer.central.IL.area@gmail.com

Help your children learn about sharing the Gospel and making Disciples through Operation Christmas Child!

 

Livia Young who received an OCC shoebox as an orphan in Romania will share with children and parents what their simple gifts can do.

 

St Paul Baptist Puppet Ministry will perform and families can make crafts to put into their shoeboxes.

 

Learn about the incredible ministry of OCC that sees a child accept Jesus every 25 seconds!

Glenn Kaiser - FREE Concert (Sat. Oct 7, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe City Park
Across from Post Office
Chillicothe, IL 61523
smallworldministries@frontier.com
http://smallworldconnect.org

Join us for a great evening of acoustic worship with international recording artist and founder of classic Christian rock group Resurrection Band (Rez Band)!

 

This free event will be an opportunity to worship with other believers in the heart of Chillicothe, and enjoy some great music as well.

 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy a relaxing evening in the park.

 

Please e-mail the address above with any questions.

Darryl Worley (Fri. Oct 13, 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

Back by popular demand!

 

Darryl Worley returns to Watseka Theatre.

 

Hit songs include "Have You Forgotten", "I Miss My Friend", "Sounds Like Life To Me", "I Just Came Back From A War", "Awful Beautiful Life", "A Good Day to Run", "Tenneesee River Run" & "When You Need My Love".

 

Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago.

 

Doors open at 5:30pm for restaurant and full bar.

 

Showtime is at 7:00 PM.

 

This is an all ages show.

 

Tickets are $40 and on sale at the theatre, online, or by phone. 

 

Visit the link or call the number above for more information.

Triumphant Quartet in Concert (Fri. Oct 13, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
210 S. 8th St.
Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-2533
fccpetersburg@gmail.com

The Dove Award and Grammy Nominated "Triumphant Quartet" will be in concert at the First Christian Church of Petersburg.

 

No tickets are needed and there is no admission fee. A free will offering will be received.

 

For more information call the phone number above.

Fall Fest (Sat. Oct 14, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Try-Valley baptist church
8385 N 1900 East Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61705
(309) 750-8478
specificity1200@gmail.com
http://trivalleybaptistchurch.com

An evening of free food and wonderful music!

 

We will be having a bonfire with hot dogs, brats, and s'mores, as well as homemade hand pressed apple cider, homemade pumpkin ice cream, cotton candy and snowcones.

 

Enjoy a free concert at 7 p.m. by southern gospel artists The Rices. A love offering will be taken for group.

MercyMe's Lifer Tour (Sat. Oct 14, 2017 7:00 pm)

Don't miss MercyMe's Lifer Tour!

 

MercyMe will be joined on stage by Ryan Stevenson and Unspoken at the Peoria Civic Center! It's a lineup you don't want to miss!

 

You can buy tickets at the link above.

Jay And The Americans (Sat. Oct 14, 2017 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Arcada Theatre
105 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 962-7000
info@oshows.com
http://www.oshows.com

Back By Popular Demand!

 

One of the Best Rock N Roll Vocal Groups of 1960s and 1970s, Jay And The Americans.

 

Twelve Top Ten Hit Songs including "Cara Mia", "This Magic Moment", "Only In America", "Some Enchanted Evening", and "Come A Little Bit Closer" (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2).

 

The group features 3 original members, Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders, the magnificent voice of Jay Reincke.

 

Sing along with all the hit songs!

 

Tickets are on sale now.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Mariachi Night: Block Party! (Sun. Oct 15, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Peoria
116 NE Perry Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 673-3641
dgrogan@fumcpeoria.org
http://www.musicatfirst.com/mariachi-night

Amigo, are you ready for an evening of great music, dancing, and wholesome family fun?

 

On October 15, 116 NE Perry Avenue will be transformed into a fiesta worthy of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring Mariachi Monumental de Mexico and The Mexican Dance Ensemble from Chicago.

 

Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, your appetites, and your dancing feet!

 

There is no admission cost. Delicious Mexican Food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

 

Visit the website above or call Doug Grogan at the phone number above for more information.