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. 




About the Festival 

Now in its 31st year, the Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival is a Labor Day tradition down at the Riverfront Festival Park in Downtown Peoria. 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 many more. 

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". 

2019 Full Lineup




"Road To Memphis" International Blues Challenge

PBHFest is your opportunity to see the best of the independent blues bands competing for their place in history. Winners of the competition will be awarded a cash prize and perform at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis! Performers include Lizzi Neal BandHoosier Daddy, and Alex Jenkins & The Bombers. Don't miss this exciting competition on Saturday, August 31st from 12:30 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. on the Gateway Stage! 


Tickets On Sale Now! 

Early Bird 2-Day GA, Party Pit, and VIP Tickets are on sale now at But hurry - the Early Bird Pricing on 2-Day GA and Party Pit tickets ends Friday, July 26th at 12:00 p.m.! With tickets starting at just $35, don't miss out on your chance to experience PBHFest 2019 at the lowest price! 

Can't make it to the whole weekend? Don't worry, Single Day GA, Party Pit, and VIP Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 26th at 12:00 p.m.

VIP Amenities include Express VIP Entry, Special VIP Enhanced Viewing Area at Main Stage, VIP Bar in Viewing Area, Entry into the Late Night shows in Peoria, and an Official Festival T-Shirt (2-Day VIP Upgrade Only)! 

Exclusive Festival Hotel Rates Available! 

Coming in from out of town? Check out our exclusive hotel rates in the Peoria area for Festival attendees! There are a limited number of rooms available, so be sure to reserve your room right away! 

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