There’s so much to do in the Peoria Area, and plenty of places to see live music.

Whether you’ve caught an afterparty at Kenny’s Westside Pub, or a dueling pianos competition at Jim's Steakhouse music fix at one of our many festivals. There's no better place to see your favorite local and national acts than in the Heart of Illinois. Check out some of our favorite places to see live music in the Peoria Area.


CEFCU Stage   //   The CEFCU stage @ The Landing on the Peoria Riverfront is the premier outdoor concert venue in Downtown Peoria. With the Illinois river behind the stage, it’s the perfect backdrop for Spring and Summer music festivals. 


Vineyard Tunes   //   We love seeing shows at vineyards… the open air, the scenic views and great wine is the perfect recipes for a memorable night. We recommend checking out the stages at Big Horse Vineyards, Tres Rojas Winery, or Mackinaw Valley Vineyard for an unforgettable viewing experience.


Tavern Tunes   //   At any given time, a music-lover can find live music somewhere in the Greater Peoria Area. When in doubt, check out any one of these great spots:  Ulrich's Rebellion Room, Oliver's in the Heights, Rhythm & Brews, Rhythm Kitchen Music CafeTwisted Spoke Saloon, The Neon Bison, City HeatKelleher's Irish Pub & Eatery, and many many many more!


Unexpected Melodies   //   Touch of Grey Cafe is a Grateful Dead-inspired venue in West Peoria, offering coffee, donuts, paninis and more. The cafe offers a truly unique experience in terms of establishment decor, its theme hinging on the popularity of arguably one of the greatest Jam bands of all time. 


Peoria Civic Center   //   The Peoria Civic Center, a jewel of the city that has featured major touring artists and circus performers alike, musicals and so much more. This incredible multipurpose event facility boasts a 2,196 seat theater and a separate arena with seating for just over 11,000 people. 

Peoria Civic Center Theater


And as always, for more information on all these venues and more, be sure to check out our event calendar for all the upcoming shows scheduled in the Peoria Area.