Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Local Christian author book signing (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Blend
1130 Peoria St.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 642-1711
http://www.jmcranford.com

Jennifer Cranford, a local Christian author of The Recruits: Answering the Call, is going to be at the Blend!

 

Mrs. Cranford will be signing books and teaming up with the Blend for a GIVEAWAY.

Summer Splash (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Falls Riverfront
200 E. 2nd Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-625-4500
http://www.rockfallschamber.com

This year's Summer Splash will feature a wild game cookout, live entertainment, princess and super hero kid's day, a petting zoo, a classic car cruise-in, a pub crawl and so much more! This event is free fun for all ages!

 

We are looking for businesses and organizations to help host! You can host a booth or an activity, and spaces start at $15!

 

For more information please refer to the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

African Children's Choir (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Wesley United Methodist Church
120 North Ave A
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-1015
http://​​www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

 

The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

 

The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

The Ides Of March Featuring Jim Peterik (Fri. Jul 14, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 E. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL 60690
(815) 993-2880
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

The Ides Of March featuring Jim Peterik will perform all their million sellers (that Peterik wrote) at Watseka Theatre including "Vehicle," "Eye Of The Tiger," "Hold On Loosley," "High On You," "The Search Is Over," "I Can't Hold Back," "Burning Heart," "Is This Love," "Thats Why God Made The Radio," "L.A. Goodbye," "Rockin Into The Night," "Fantasy Girl," "Caught Up In You," and "You Keep Me Running Away."

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner & bar, but showtime is at 7:00.

 

Tickets are on sale now at the theatre, by phone at (815) 993-6585, or online at the website linked above.

Powerlight Supercruise & Movie Night (Fri. Aug 4, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knight's Action Park
1700 Recreation Dr
Springfield, IL 62711
217-553-5271
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/abelincolncarshow/

Join us for a police escorted supercruise to preview for the Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular! Each vehicle will be photographed at Knights Action Park and these pictures will be available for free on the day of the show.

 

The first 30 cars will receive two Rt 66 Drive-In passes plus other prizes! Movies that will be featured are current releases and regular prices will apply. Please refer to the website listed above for more information.

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular (Sat. Aug 5, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knight's Action Park
1700 Recreation Dr
Springfield, IL 62711
217-553-5271
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/abelincolncarshow/

Join us for an all-day car show that will feature both air and ground displays! Witness a helicopter perform a flyover and landing, as well as an airplane and drone photo flyover. You can also view a police and veterans tribute, replica movie/TV cars and much more! Judging will take place from 12 PM-4 PM, and awards will be presented by Abe!

 

There will be an entry fee of $15. Proceeds will benefit the Powerlight Christian Music Fest. For more information, please refer to the website listed above.

Sesquicentennial Celebration Parade (Sat. Aug 5, 2017 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

City of Rock Falls
E 10th St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-625-4500
sarah@rockfallschamber.com
http://www.rockfallschamber.com/parade

Help Rock Falls celebrate its 150th birthday with a parade! You can come out to watch or join in on the fun! Entries are free, and registration forms are due no later than July 26th.

 

For more information about how to join or to view the parade lineup, please refer to the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

26th Annual Powerlight Fest (Sun. Aug 20, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois State Fair Lincoln Stage
801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
217-553-5271
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/PowerlightFest/

Rain or shine, join us for an all-day Christian Music Festival on the final day of the Illinois State Fair! This fest will feature both local and top national artists and the headliners this year include Tenth Avenue North, Hawk Nelson and newcomer Tori Harper. We will begin with a praise and worship service. This is a free event, however it is $5 to be admitted into the State Fair.

 

For more information, please refer to the website listed above.

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.

Atlanta Rhythm Section Concert (Fri. Oct 20, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 E. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL 60690
(815) 993-2880
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Southern rock legends Atlanta Rhythm Section will be at Watseka Theatre! The band has multiple gold and platinum albums to their credit, as well as top hits like, “So Into You,” “Imaginary Lover,” “Doraville,” “I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight,” “Champagne Jam,” Angel,” “Do It Or Die” and “Spooky.“

 

Watseka Theatre is a 1931 art deco theatre with a restaurant and full bar. All ages are welcome.

 

Doors Open 5:30 p.m., but the show doesn't begin until 7.

 

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, by phone at (815) 993-6585, or at the website linked above.