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Concerts

Newsboys Love Riot Tour (Fri. Apr 21, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
217-788-8800
support@premierproductions.com
https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/newsboys-love-riot-tour-2017/springfield-il

The Newsboys' Love Riot Tour is coming to Springfield! The concert starts at 7:00 p.m., but doors open at 6:00.

 

The show also features God's Not Dead Live - Rivals! A theatrical experience including cast members, live drama and more!

 

The following tickets are available:

  • Ultimate VIP Experience Package (Very Limited Number!): $100.00 - Includes early entry at 5 p.m., best seats, photo opp with artist, pre-show artist Q&A, souvenir laminated pass (received at the concert) and coupon for discounted Newsboys merch for use on the band's online store (to be delivered approximately one week before the show).
  • Premium Package (Limited Number!): $45.00 - Includes early entry at 5 p.m., pre-show artist Q&A and souvenir laminated pass (received at the concert).
  • Reserved: $25.00
  • Friends & Family 4-Pack: $20.00/ticket
  • Groups of 10+: $18.00/ticket - Groups of 10 or more receive 1 FREE ticket!

 

You can purchase tickets by visiting the website above or by calling 1-800-745-3000

 

For more information, you can call the phone number or email the address listed above.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert (Fri. Apr 21, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2777
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Experience George Gershwin at his best. Enjoy Rhapsody in Blue with dynamic Canadian pianist Ian Parker, and more of George Gershwin's musical masterpieces. A concert you do not want to miss!

 

Meet guest conductor Vladimir Kulenovic & guest artist Ian Parker at our Concert Comments at 6:45 PM.

 

There will also be a post-concert reception in the ballroom. Mingle, munch, and sip with the guest conductor, guest artist, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts.

 

You can experience it for yourself by calling the number above, or visiting the website listed above. Ticket prices range from $60 down to $5. There are also senior rates available.

33rd Annual Child Fair (Sat. Apr 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sauk Valley Community College
173 Illinois 2
Dixon, IL 61021
815-835-6212
brenda.helms@svcc.edu

Join us Under the Sea for our 33rd annual Child Fair!

 

Enjoy a petting zoo, barrel rides, car seat safety checks, YMCA activities, and much more. You can also get your picture taken with Once Upon a Dream characters such as Cinderella & Arabian Princess.

 

This is free admission, and for more information please refer to the contact information listed above.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert (Sat. Apr 22, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
One University Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 206-6160
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Experience George Gershwin at his best. Enjoy Rhapsody in Blue with dynamic Canadian pianist Ian Parker, and more of George Gershwin's musical masterpieces. A concert you do not want to miss!

 

Meet guest conductor Vladimir Kulenovic & guest artist Ian Parker at our Concert Comments at 6:30 PM.

 

There will also be a post-concert reception in the ballroom. Mingle, munch, and sip with the guest conductor, guest artist, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts.

 

You can experience it for yourself by calling the number above, or visiting the website listed above. Ticket prices range from $60 down to $5. There are also senior rates available.

 

 

Orpheus Club Spring Concert (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian Church
2400 W. Northmoor Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

The Orpheus Club invites you to attend their Spring Concert!

 

Come enjoy a program of choral music including Were you There, This is My Father's World, Shenandoah, This is My Country, April Showers, A Medley of Military Anthems, and other songs. The men of Orpheus have been entertaining the Peoria area with their male voice four-part harmony for 115 years.

 

We are always looking for additional singers. Come enjoy the concert and sing with Orpheus!  

Easter Sing-Spiration Concert (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Messiah Lutheran Church
1601 Avenue F
Sterling, IL 61081
815-625-2284

Each year, churches from around the Sterling-Rock Falls area gather together to sing praise to our Resurrected Savior. This Easter Concert features musicians and musical groups from churches and other organizations from the Sauk Valley community, gathered together simply to praise God for Jesus' victory on the cross!

 

Hope to see you there!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

RHMA's Celebration Banquet (Tue. Apr 25, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Embassy Suites Conference Center
100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
866-263-2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

All are invited to attend RHMA's 75th Anniversary Celebration Banquet. Dr. Erwin Lutzer will be the featured speaker, and there will be a special portrayal of CJ Rediger, RHMA's founder, by Reg Grant.

 

Tickets are $20 per person. They can be purchased by phone or online with a credit card. The reservation deadline is April 19 and is first come, first serve.

 

This is a celebration banquet and no offering will be taken.

 

Dress comfortably (business casual is fine). There is also free parking.

 

Hope to see you there!   

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra- Fantastic Finale (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2777
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Celebrate the close of a brilliant season with Dvorak’s jubilant Carnival Overture, the ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez with the return of Grammy-Award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and Berlioz’s epic self-portrait of his passion for a beautiful woman in Symphonie Fantastique. A fantastic finale for everyone!

 

Guest conductor Andrew Sewell and guest artist Jason Vieux begin at 6:45 PM in the BCPA Ballroom.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the BCPA ticket office at the number listed above. Tickets range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are available as well.

 

There will also be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with the guest conductor, guest artist, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts. 

Celebrating 35 Years of Music! (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
309-693-6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/concert-dates-and-tickets/

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will conclude its 35th anniversary season with a program that celebrates the power of music and singing, humor, perseverance, and the magnificent American landscape.

 

Songs will include a sing-along medley of popular songs from the early 1900s including Meet Me in St. Louis, Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Carly Simon’s Let the River Run, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, and many others.

 

The Chorale will collaborate with featured soloist Thomas Studebaker on an inspirational setting of The Lord’s Prayer. Tom, a native of Eureka, IL, has established himself as a powerful Heldentenor, having appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London and New York Philharmonics, and opera companies since 1995.

 

The Chorale will also collaborate with the impressive young singers of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus on John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth.

 

Friday night will feature a festival choir of 3rd and 4th grade singers from eight local schools, and Saturday night will feature a post-concert 35th anniversary cake reception sponsored by Lexus of Peoria.

 

You won’t want to miss a moment of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s season finale celebrating 35 years of sharing beautiful and inspirational music with Central Illinois!

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students through college, and $18 for groups of 10+. Tickets are available at the above phone and Web site or at the door.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Fantastic Finale (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
One University Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 206-6160
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Celebrate the close of a brilliant season with Dvorak’s jubilant Carnival Overture, the ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez with the return of Grammy-Award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and Berlioz’s epic self-portrait of his passion for a beautiful woman in Symphonie Fantastique. A fantastic finale for everyone!

 

Guest conductor Andrew Sewell and guest artist Jason Vieux begin at 6:30 PM in the BCPA Ballroom.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the BCPA ticket office at the number listed above. Tickets range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are available as well.

 

There will also be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with the guest conductor, guest artist, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts. 

Celebrating 35 Years of Music! (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Ave
Washington, IL 61571
309-693-6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/concert-dates-and-tickets/

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will conclude its 35th anniversary season with a program that celebrates the power of music and singing, humor, perseverance, and the magnificent American landscape.

 

Songs will include a sing-along medley of popular songs from the early 1900s including Meet Me in St. Louis, Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Carly Simon’s Let the River Run, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, and many others.

 

The Chorale will collaborate with featured soloist Thomas Studebaker on an inspirational setting of The Lord’s Prayer. Tom, a native of Eureka, IL, has established himself as a powerful Heldentenor, having appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London and New York Philharmonics, and opera companies since 1995.

 

The Chorale will also collaborate with the impressive young singers of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus on John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth.

 

Friday night will feature a festival choir of 3rd and 4th grade singers from eight local schools, and Saturday night will feature a post-concert 35th anniversary cake reception sponsored by Lexus of Peoria.

 

You won’t want to miss a moment of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s season finale celebrating 35 years of sharing beautiful and inspirational music with Central Illinois!

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students through college, and $18 for groups of 10+. Tickets are available at the above phone and Web site or at the door.

"D" is for "Simply Divine" (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church
2477 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62702
217-691-0033

The Springfield Choral Society will be presenting a concert, "D" is for "Simply Divine." Represented will be master composers Maurice Durufle, Leo Delibes, Antonin Dvorak, Claude Debussy and Frederick Delius. Under the direction of music director and conductor Marion van der Loo, this beautiful music will feature a set of three songs by Dvorak written for men's voices, as well as wonderful settings of folk songs from the Czech Republic, France and England, and soaring sounds from all five composers.

 

This is a not-to-be-missed concert. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, or by calling the number above.

 

Hope to see you there!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. May 7, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. May 14, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Outdoor Adventure Fest (Sat. May 20, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA
2505 YMCA Way
Sterling, IL 61081
815.535.9622
http://www.srfymca.org

 

Join us for free outdoor family activities! The goal of the event is to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun, and families will get to experience traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities.

 

This event will offer a mix of information centers and activities where guests-especially kids-can learn to fish in the Y pool, try out archery, and much more. Learning centers will offer critter talks featuring native and zoo animal presentations that run throughout the event.

 

Admission, activities, and a meal will all be available for free. For more information, please refer to the contact information listed above.

 

Hope to see you there!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. May 21, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. May 28, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Marshall Tucker Band Concert (Sat. Jun 3, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 993-6585
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

The Marshall Tucker Band is back by popular demand for the 5th time at Watseka Theatre! The band's hit songs include "Can't You See," "Heard It In A Love Song," and "Fire On A Mountain."

 

All ages are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, but the show starts at 7:00.

 

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, or can be purchased by calling the phone number or visiting the website listed above.