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World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

May 22, 2015
100 Conference Center Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
217-356-3012
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World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

FINAL YEAR

Come hear some of the best old time piano players in the world as they compete in the final year of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.  The competition runs from Friday to Sunday, with the festival beginning Thursday.  More $4,000 dollars in prizes will be awarded to new rag, duets, junior and regular division champions.  The festival includes a Thursday evening 'Tune-Up" at Sky Harbor Steak House at 5 pm and a cruise on the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Friday morning.  For more information, you can visit OldtimePianoContest.org.

World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

May 22, 2015
100 Conference Center
East Peoria, IL
815-922-3827
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Every year over Memorial Day weekend in Peoria Illinois, the Old-Time Music Preservation Association (OMPA) stages the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest to educate people about old-time piano music written prior to 1940.

Through the years, the contest has provided more than $50,000 in prize money to more than 500 piano players from across the United States and from five foreign countries.

Players in 2015 will compete in two divisions—Regular and Junior—as they vie for over $4,000 and trophies—including in the New Rag andPiano Duet Contests, where aspiring composers present their original tunes.

A variety of other activities including workshops, a sing-along variety show, a luncheon cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Peoria, a party roomeach evening and a chance play in the Old-Time Orchestry.

This is a weekend packed with Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley and Standard tunes played by amazing piano players. You don’t have to play piano to enjoy music that will have your toes tapping. You’ll have the old-time of your life at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.

Summer Camp Music Festival 2015 First Round of Artist Announcements For the Big 15th Anniversary Cel

May 22, 2015 - 12:00PM
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment
Chillicothe, IL
1-­‐800-­‐514-­‐ETI
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Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment are proud to
present the first round of artist announcements for the
15th annual Summer Camp Music Festival

Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on May 22, 23 and 24,
2015.

The Summer Camp Music Festival will feature over 75 artists on 7 stages including 5 
sets of moe. and 5 sets of Umphrey’s McGee. On top of all the live music, festival-­goers have access to on-­‐site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a non-­‐
profit village, unique arts & craft vendors and tons of great food and beer. 

Level 1 3-day tickets are $189.50 and are currently on sale on-­‐line at www.summercampfestival.com or by phone at 1-­‐800-­‐514-­‐ETIX.  There will be a limited number of 
tickets available at this price, and once they sell out the ticket price may go up without notice. 

 

 

SEETHER

May 22, 2015 - DOORS OPEN AT 7PM. ALL AGES. 8pm
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment
8102 N. University Street
Peoria, IL
309.839.1220
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Tickets will be $27.50 in advance and go on sale Friday, March 13th at 10am. Tickets will be available at the Limelight box office, all Co-Op Records locations, all Emack & Bolios locations or www.jaytv.com.  VIP ticket packages will also be available.  Limelight Eventplex is located at 8102 N. University Street in Peoria, IL.

On their sixth full-length album Isolate and Medicate, multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether (Shaun Morgan [vocals, guitar], Dale Stewart [bass, backing vocals], and John Humphrey [drums]) strip their trademark melodic thrash to its core and deliver the most poignant, passionate, and powerful record of their illustrious career. With rigorous minimalism and maturity, chief songwriter Shaun Morgan, long one of rock’s most unheralded melodists, has become a composer of deep emotion and clear-eyed vulnerability. The band too has developed into one of rock’s most fearsome units, playing with precision, grit and authority, yet still light on their feet. After 15+ years of hardscrabble success, it’s evident that Seether felt like survival was not enough. They had something to prove with this new album somewhere farther to go.

For more info on Seether : www.seether.com

Produced by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment.

More info at www.jaytv.com

ICC Guest Artists Series presents New Odyssey

May 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61602
309-694-5136
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Showcasing three guys playing 30 different musical instruments, New Odyssey features a vast array of music spanning more than five decades. With a unique combination of great music, audience participation, and sheer zaniness, mayhem can ensue at any moment.

2015 IESA Class AA State Track & Field

May 22, 2015 - Check Website for Schedule
1 Eastside Dr.
East Peoria, Il
309-829-0114
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Pub Night Under the Stars

May 22, 2015 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-676-7000
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Pub Night Under the Stars

Fri, May 22   |  7-9 pm

Learn the latest news from Space while you enjoy local craft beer and soft pretzels under the stars! Planetarium Curator, Renae Kerrigan, will take you on a tour of the Universe using our remarkable Uniview software. Beer, soft pretzels, fixings, and bar snacks served.

$25 Members  l  $30 Public

Contact Renae Kerrigan at 309-863-3030 or rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org for more information.

Register in person at the Front Desk or by calling 309-676-7000. Preregistration required. Seating is limited. Walk-ins allowed as space permits. Must be 21 to attend.

51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show

May 22, 2015 - The show is open to the public during library hours

The 51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show highlights the artistic talents of our community members. Art work is open to oil painting, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, colored pencil, charcoal, mixed media, photography, pottery, porcelain, sculpture, glass, textiles, fiber art and printmaking.  Work must depcit a Central Illinois theme from within a 100 mile radius from the tri-county area.  This may include landmarks, nature, landscapes, events, animals or people.  All work must be completed in the last two years and framed and ready for hanging or display. Artist reception will be May 16, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Peoria Public Library LL gallery. Please call the PHS office at 309-674-1921 for more information.

World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

May 23, 2015
100 Conference Center Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
217-356-3012
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World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

FINAL YEAR

Come hear some of the best old time piano players in the world as they compete in the final year of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.  The competition runs from Friday to Sunday, with the festival beginning Thursday.  More $4,000 dollars in prizes will be awarded to new rag, duets, junior and regular division champions.  The festival includes a Thursday evening 'Tune-Up" at Sky Harbor Steak House at 5 pm and a cruise on the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Friday morning.  For more information, you can visit OldtimePianoContest.org.

World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

May 23, 2015
100 Conference Center
East Peoria, IL
815-922-3827
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Every year over Memorial Day weekend in Peoria Illinois, the Old-Time Music Preservation Association (OMPA) stages the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest to educate people about old-time piano music written prior to 1940.

Through the years, the contest has provided more than $50,000 in prize money to more than 500 piano players from across the United States and from five foreign countries.

Players in 2015 will compete in two divisions—Regular and Junior—as they vie for over $4,000 and trophies—including in the New Rag andPiano Duet Contests, where aspiring composers present their original tunes.

A variety of other activities including workshops, a sing-along variety show, a luncheon cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Peoria, a party roomeach evening and a chance play in the Old-Time Orchestry.

This is a weekend packed with Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley and Standard tunes played by amazing piano players. You don’t have to play piano to enjoy music that will have your toes tapping. You’ll have the old-time of your life at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.

Canoe Trip to Banner Marsh: Wheel Lake

May 23, 2015 - 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 579-2157
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This trip is for beginning and experienced paddlers, so bring the whole family! We will enjoy the wildlife and the tranquility of the open water. Bring binoculars, cameras and extra water gear. We provide the canoes, paddles, and personal flotation devices. Lunch is included in the price of the program. Meet by 9:30 am at Camp Wokanda’s upper parking lot to catch a shuttle to the site.

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

May 23, 2015 - Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.
J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC
526 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309-839-0591
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J.K. Williams is a family distillery producing high-quality craft whiskey and bourbon in the tradition of our bootlegging great-great grandpa, J.K. Williams.  Stop by for an educational tour and samples of our products Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.

Summer Camp Music Festival 2015 First Round of Artist Announcements For the Big 15th Anniversary Cel

May 23, 2015 - 12:00PM
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment
Chillicothe, IL
1-­‐800-­‐514-­‐ETI
Add to Itinerary

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment are proud to
present the first round of artist announcements for the
15th annual Summer Camp Music Festival

Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on May 22, 23 and 24,
2015.

The Summer Camp Music Festival will feature over 75 artists on 7 stages including 5 
sets of moe. and 5 sets of Umphrey’s McGee. On top of all the live music, festival-­goers have access to on-­‐site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a non-­‐
profit village, unique arts & craft vendors and tons of great food and beer. 

Level 1 3-day tickets are $189.50 and are currently on sale on-­‐line at www.summercampfestival.com or by phone at 1-­‐800-­‐514-­‐ETIX.  There will be a limited number of 
tickets available at this price, and once they sell out the ticket price may go up without notice. 

 

 

2015 IESA Class AA State Track & Field

May 23, 2015 - Check Website for Schedule
1 Eastside Dr.
East Peoria, Il
309-829-0114
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Laser Light Nights

May 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm - Laser Beatles 7:00 pm - Laser Zeppelin
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
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Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, and more - while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience - pick up spectrum glasses and refreshments from our concession stand and enjoy the show! 35-50 min.

Dueling Pianos

May 23, 2015 - 07:00PM to 11:00PM
Kickapoo Creek Winery, Inc.
6605 N. Smith Road
Edwards, IL 61528
309.495.9463
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If you have not seen these guys perform...you are missing out! If you have seen them, then you know what an AWESOME show this is! You set the playlist for the night.....there is NOTHING these amazing performers cannot play! $40 per person and that includes a gourmet buffet dinner, dessert, and one superb show! To purchase your tickets online: shop.kickapoocreekwinery.com

51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show

May 23, 2015 - The show is open to the public during library hours

The 51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show highlights the artistic talents of our community members. Art work is open to oil painting, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, colored pencil, charcoal, mixed media, photography, pottery, porcelain, sculpture, glass, textiles, fiber art and printmaking.  Work must depcit a Central Illinois theme from within a 100 mile radius from the tri-county area.  This may include landmarks, nature, landscapes, events, animals or people.  All work must be completed in the last two years and framed and ready for hanging or display. Artist reception will be May 16, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Peoria Public Library LL gallery. Please call the PHS office at 309-674-1921 for more information.

Spider John Koerner In Concert

May 23, 2015 - Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
The Princeton Coffeehouse
25 East Marion St.
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 875-4555
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The Princeton Coffeehouse presents acclaimed singer & guitarist Spider John Koerner for an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Koerner is best known as a member of the seminal blues trio Koerner, Glover & Ray. Bob Dylan has cited Koerner as an early influence in his musical development. Bonnie Raitt covered one of Koerner's songs on her debut album. Without a doubt, he is a national treasure.

World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

May 24, 2015
100 Conference Center
East Peoria, IL
815-922-3827
Add to Itinerary

Every year over Memorial Day weekend in Peoria Illinois, the Old-Time Music Preservation Association (OMPA) stages the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest to educate people about old-time piano music written prior to 1940.

Through the years, the contest has provided more than $50,000 in prize money to more than 500 piano players from across the United States and from five foreign countries.

Players in 2015 will compete in two divisions—Regular and Junior—as they vie for over $4,000 and trophies—including in the New Rag andPiano Duet Contests, where aspiring composers present their original tunes.

A variety of other activities including workshops, a sing-along variety show, a luncheon cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Peoria, a party roomeach evening and a chance play in the Old-Time Orchestry.

This is a weekend packed with Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley and Standard tunes played by amazing piano players. You don’t have to play piano to enjoy music that will have your toes tapping. You’ll have the old-time of your life at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.

World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

May 24, 2015
100 Conference Center Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
217-356-3012
Add to Itinerary

World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival

FINAL YEAR

Come hear some of the best old time piano players in the world as they compete in the final year of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.  The competition runs from Friday to Sunday, with the festival beginning Thursday.  More $4,000 dollars in prizes will be awarded to new rag, duets, junior and regular division champions.  The festival includes a Thursday evening 'Tune-Up" at Sky Harbor Steak House at 5 pm and a cruise on the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Friday morning.  For more information, you can visit OldtimePianoContest.org.

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