Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment, presenters of Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival, have revealed that due to challenges created by the pandemic, the annual Blues Festival held along the Peoria Riverfront will take a hiatus in 2021. The festival is planning to return over Labor Day Weekend of 2022 where music fans across central Illinois and beyond will be able to enjoy a weekend filled with talented national and local artists.

“We always strive to provide the best experience that we can, and due to a variety of circumstances presented with the initial uncertainty as a result of the pandemic, and the shortened timeline to try and put the event together, we are not confident that we could meet that standard this year. We hope that you will be able to join us for our return over Labor Day Weekend 2022.”

– Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival Management

About the Festival

Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival is a Labor Day tradition you don’t want to miss! With the beautiful Illinois River valley serving as the festival backdrop, the Peoria Blues and 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. 

Previous performers include Albert Collins, Ben Folds, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buddy Guy, Canned Heat, Charlie Musselwhite, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater, George Porter Jr., Here Come The Mummies, James Cotton, John Butler Trio, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Johnny Winter Band, Keller Williams, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Mavis Staples, O.A.R., Rebirth Brass Band, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Taj Mahal, Victor Wooten, Walter Trout, and many more.

More information on the festival is available at the official festival website and social links:


Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/peoriabluesandheritagemusicfestival/ 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pbhfest

Produced by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment in association with the Illinois Blues Coalition. For more info, visit www.JayTV.com


Peoria Blues and Heritage Music Festival