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Events under 'Concerts/Entertainment'


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

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

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.

Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti at Arcada Theatre (Sun. Oct 15, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Arcada Theatre
105 East Main Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630) 962-7000

Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti with Black Tie Brass will headline the Arcada Theatre!


Sal first learned the American standards at his grandmother’s knee and his passion grew further when he discovered his hidden vocal talent in his teenage years. “Sal the Voice,” as he is known by everyone form Brooklyn to Bayshore, can be found on most Sundays sipping cappuccino at the cafe, telling stories, making jokes and planning his next move— to bring back to American pop culture the consummate, classy, old-school entertainer with a heart of gold.


When his grandmother passed away, her music was all Sal had to remember her by. He had previously tried out for season 14 of American Idol, where he successfully made it past the auditions but did not proceed to the live shows.


On season 11 of America’s Got Talent Sal wowed the judges and won Heidi Klum’s golden buzzer. He then made it past the Semi-Finals and competed in the Final Show. Sal breathes fresh air into the classics; "The Way You Look Tonight", "My Way", "Summer Wind", "The Girl From Impana", "Mack The Knife", "That's Life", "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing".


Check out Sal's hot debut CD and his soon to be released classic Christmas CD. His debut EP "The Voice" is # 2 on Billboard Top Jazz Album Chart.


Sal will entertain you like you have never been entertained before!


Advance tickets are on sale now at the link above.

Alison's Choice - Free Chillicothe Christian Film (Mon. Oct 16, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Town Theatre
1029 N. 2nd St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 253-6947

It's the latest Christian film in Chillicothe hosted by a partnership of Men of AIM and seven area churches.


About Alison's Choice: When young Alison finds herself pregnant by a dead-beat boyfriend, she turns to abortion. There in the clinic, as she waits for her name to be called, she encounters a cast of extraordinary characters; a flamboyant counselor, a suburban mom, a heart-weary receptionist, an inner city counterpart… and more than anyone, a gentle-faced janitor with mop “eternally” in hand. The two begin to talk and it quickly becomes clear he is no mere janitor, but the living God manifest – and He’s come to plead for the life of her baby. With the clock ticking precious minutes away, it is a fight for life or death. Suddenly a nurse appears, “Alison, we’re ready for you.” What will Alison choose…


The film was written and produced by Bruce Marchiano, best known for his portrayal of Jesus in The Gospel of Matthew.

Same Kind of Different as Me Movie Premiere (Wed. Oct 18, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

AMC Grand Prairie 18
5311 West American Prairie Drive
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 676-6416

Peoria Rescue Ministries is excited to host a red carpet movie premiere of "Same Kind of Different as Me"! There will be showings at 7 & 7:30.


Based on the New York Times bestseller, "Same Kind of Different as Me" tells the story of a wealthy Texas art dealer and the unlikely friendship he forms with a homeless man he met at a Rescue Mission. It is a story of God's redemption & forgiveness and what it really means to love & care for the homeless & hurting. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight.


Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets are limited. To get your tickets, you can visit the website or call the phone number listed above.

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

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.

Ball Brothers in Concert (Sat. Oct 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E Rt. 29
Athens, IL 62613

Athens Christian Church will host a concert by The Ball Brothers!


The Ball Brothers are the popular quartet which offers a mix of musical styles, melted together by tight, four-part harmony. Since their formation in 2006, the Ball Brothers have rapidly made their mark in Christian music by finding a musical balance between the old and the new for people of all ages to enjoy and worship together. Their music style and song selection is based around that blend. They have several hit songs on iTunes Christian Chart and won the 2011 Singing News “Horizon Group of the Year.” They have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Christian music.


Doors open at 5:00 p.m.


Advance tickets for the concert are $15. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $18 (12 and under free—groups of 10 or more $12 per person).


To purchase advance tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope and check payable to: Karla Daubs 504 S. Keefer ST Mason City, IL  62664.


For more information, call the number above (leave a message and your call will be returned) or e-mail the address above.

The Ides Of March Featuring Jim Peterik (Sat. Oct 21, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 993-6585

The Ides Of March Featuring Jim Peterik performing all their million sellers (that Peterik wrote) 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 Gd Made The Radio", "L.A. Goodbye", "Rockin Into The Night", "Fantasy Girl", "Caught Up In You" & "You Keep Me Running Away'.


Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner & bar.


Showtime is at 7:00pm.


Tickets are on sale now at the theatre or by phone.


Visit the link above for more information.

Andrew Peterson in Concert (Sun. Oct 22, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Harvest Time Bible
1802 Dixon Ave.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 626-1234

Come to Harvest Time to enjoy a free concert by Andrew Peterson!


He is an amazing singer/songwriter who writes incredible music sure to appeal to people of all ages. His folk/bluegrass roots shine through with a contemporary sensibility that clearly communicates the truth of God's love for each of us.


Here is his bio: “We’re eternal beings stuck in temporal bodies. We live in the tension of what has been called ‘the already and the not yet’. We sense the loss, but we also find joy in the glimpses of redemption to come. There’s something so beautiful about seeing the little boy inside your grandfather. It’s like, just for a second, he’s old and young at the same time, which I suspect is something like what heaven will be.” --Andrew Peterson


A free will offering will be taken.

Todd Oliver & Irving The Talking Dog (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630) 962-7000

Ventriloquist Todd Oliver brought the house down as a finalist on America’s Got Talent! The duo’s major television appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


Todd’s comedy and ventriloquism show is award-winning and one of the most popular shows in Branson’s theatre row!


Advance tickets on sale now at $19 and $39. Visit the link above to purchase tickets.

The Duprees and The Brooklyn Bridge (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Arcada Theatre
105 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 962-7000

Direct from PBS.


Two excellent Rock N Roll Vocal Groups!


The Duprees "You Belong To Me" "Have You Heard" "Why Don't You Believe Me" "Gone With The Wind"


The Brooklyn Bridge "The Worst That Could Happen" "16 Candles" "The Wanderer" "Runaround Sue" "Blessed Is The Rain" "Your Husband My Wife" "Unchained Melody" "Step By Step""Trouble In Paradise""The Angels Listened In" "Welcome Me Love" etc...


Don't miss this great show!


Advance tickets are on sale now.


For more information, visit the link above.

Paul Revere's Raiders, Mitch Ryder, Peter Rivera (Sat. Nov 11, 2017 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Arcada Theatre
105 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 962-7000

Where The Action Is tour with Paul Revere's Raiders (Kicks, Just Like Me, Indian Reservation, Louie Louie), Mitch Ryder (Devil With The Blue Dress, Sock It To Me Baby, Jenny Take A Ride) & Peter Rivera original member lead singer drummer of Rare Earth '69-'75 (Get Ready, I Just Want To Celebrate, I Know I'm Losing You).


Advance tickets on sale now.


For more information, visit the link above.

Jackyl (Sat. Nov 18, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 993-6585

Back by popular demand.


For the fifth time at Watseka, multi-million selling Classic Rock stars Jackyl.


Get ready for the wildest rock n roll party you have ever attended.


Doors open 5:30 pm for dinner and full bar.


Showtime is 7 pm.


For more information, visit the link above.