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2019 Rockin' Fall Concerts

Just because the sun is starting to set earlier in the evening doesn't mean the fun has to end! Rock out all night long to these great concerts happening right here in Central Illinois all fall! 

The Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival 

The 31st Annual Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival is this Labor Day Weekend! With the beautiful Illinois River valley serving as the festival backdrop, the Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival celebrates the foundation of blues music, as well as all genres that stem from it, including roots, funk, soul, and everything in between. 

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment in association with the Illinois Blues Coalition, 99.9 WWCT, Pekin Insurance, and Lenny The Lawyer are proud to announce the full lineup and schedule for Friday, August 30th through Saturday, August 31st. Friday will feature "terrifying funk-rockers beyond the grave" Here Come The Mummies, plus JGB Ft. Melvin Seals & John Kadlecik, and blues guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks! On Saturday the PBHFest will feature Louisiana born axeman and songsmith Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, plus blues and soul legend Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, and Laith Al-Saadi of NBC's "The Voice". 

When: August 30th & 31st 

Where: Riverfront Festival Park in Downtown Peoria

Where to Buy Tickets: www.PBHFest.com/tickets

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the PBHFest? Check out our PBHFest blog post that gives more information about the performers, challenges, and how to book a hotel room! 

 

St. Jude Runs Presents Joe Diffie & More

The Avanti’s Dome in Pekin, IL is excited to host Joe DiffieMatt Miller, and Katelyn Smith for an outdoor show on Friday, September 20! All proceeds from the event will go to benefit St. Jude Runs. This is Joe Diffie’s 4th year being involved with St. Jude Runs in Central Illinois. 

Joe Diffie has earned twelve #1 Country Hits including “Home,” “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun” and “John Deere Green.” He has earned over 20 top 10 singles, has released 13 albums and has garnered sales exceeding 6 million. Joe Diffie has won a Grammy Award, CMA Awards, and was once honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the Country Music Broadcasters. Matt Miller and Katelyn Smith are both uprising country stars who will help kick off this rock'n night. Matt Miller is even a native of Central Illinois! 

When: September 20th with the gates opening at 5:00 p.m. & the show starting at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Avanti's Dome in Pekin, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-diffie-with-matt-miller-and-katelyn-smith-tickets-68805279443

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Facebook Event page to stay up to date on the concert and how you can help St. Jude Runs! 

 

95.5 GLO Celebrates 25 Years with Hairball

95.5 GLO is celebrating 25 years of rocking the radio airwaves with Hairball at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday, September 21st! Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't forget.  Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith are but a few of the acts fans will see brought to life. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.

When: September 21st at 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/070056E9A7F022C0

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Peoria Civic Center's official Hairball webpage

 

Dream Theater - The Distance Over Time Tour

The music of Dream Theater relies on the interplay and brotherhood of the musicians as much as it does on the harmony of the instruments at the Peoria Civic Center on October 1st. The chemistry the band unlocked upon forming in 1985 remains central to the music they create today. In addition to releasing three platinum videos and two gold videos, the group would be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010. 

When: October 1st at 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/070056EFDCDA440B 

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Peoria Civic Center's official Dream Theater webpage

 

TOTO - 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour

Like the rains down in Africa, few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together equal a sale history of a half a billion albums. The Peoria Civic Center is excited to bring this iconic group to Peoria on Wednesday, October 2nd. 

When: October 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/07005698DF2F975A

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Peoria Civic Center's official TOTO webpage

 

Home Free

The Peoria Area is excited to host many country concerts this fall and one of the first ones being Home Free at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday, October 4th. With more than 100 million career audio streams and over 291 million YouTube views; and being declared “Country music fans’ favorite a cappella group” (Taste of Country) following their victory on NBC’s The Sing-Off. 

When: October 4th at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/070056A8FE91BE44

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Peoria Civic Center's official Home Free webpage

 

Chris Young - Raised on Country Tour World Tour

After Chris Young's banner year, the Peoria Civic Center is excited to host Chris Young, The Eli Young Band, and Matt Stell on Saturday, October 5th. Chris Young crossed the 2 Billion streams mark for his music, including newly-released songs “Drowning” from his upcoming 8th studio album. 

When: October 5th at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/070056EFA47D2327?f_resale_order_fee=true&ab=efeat7506v1

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Peoria Civic Center's official Chris Young webpage

 

95.5 GLO Celebrates 25 Years with HEART - Love Alive Tour

95.5 GLO is celebrating 25 years of rocking the radio airwaves with HEART, the Love Alive Tour at the Peoria Civic Center on Thursday, October 10th! Formed by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted group not only pioneered the female-fronted rock band, for all intents and purposes, but they also soundtracked four decades and counting. 

Enjoy Peoria has an exclusive $10 code for you to use when purchasing your HEART tickets, use promo code: CVB (only good through Ticketmaster)! 

  • $10 off the $65, $95, and $125 tickets

  • The discount runs through 10/9 or while supplies last.

  • No limit on how many are purchased

When: October 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/070056DADA5786FC?dma_id=357&f_resale_order_fee=true&ab=efeat7506v1

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Peoria Civic Center's official HEART webpage

 

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: Rock N' Roll Dream Tour

The Peoria Civic Center and BASE Hologram are excited for Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour, a groundbreaking tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends, to come to the Peoria Area on Thursday, October 24th. Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge, multi-media holographic performance and remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage. 

When: October 24th at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/roy-orbison-buddy-holly-rocknroll-dream-tour/event/070056CE9D6B377D

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Peoria Civic Center's official Roy & Buddy webpage

 

Chris Stapleton - The All-American Road Show

To wrap up the fall concerts in the Peoria Area, the Peoria Civic Center is excited to bring Chris Stapleton with Brothers Osborne and Kendell Marvel here for the sold-out All-American Road Show on Friday, October 25th. This was another monumental year for Chris Stapleton, who is nominated in three categories at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and won Male Vocalist of the Year last year at the 52 Annual CMA Awards.

When: October 25th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL

Where to Buy Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/07005635E5D370A9

Learn More: Still, want to know more about the show? Check out the Peoria Civic Center's official Chris Stapleton webpage


For full information on events going on in the Central Illinois area be sure to check us out at www.peoria.org or consult our Experience Guide

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