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Week of April 3, 2022

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Whiskey Myers
Whiskey Myers

Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers combine Country and Southern Rock influences to create a sound all their own, led by front man Cody Cannon’s raspy drawl and they’re heading out on there Is A Comin’ Tour. They will be stopping at the Peoria Civic Center on April 5, 2022.

WHISKEY MYERS, the band’s self-produced fifth studio album released September 27, is their most personal yet.

Each one of the releases from Whiskey Myers has been bigger and bigger — following their break-out third album, 2014’s Early Morning Shakes, their most recent record, Mud, climbed to No. 4 on Billboard’s country charts in 2016. And that was before the group was featured in Kevin Costner’s TV series Yellowstone in 2018 (not just on the soundtrack, but on screen, performing in a bar), which propelled the band’s entire catalogue into the Top 10 of the iTunes country chart.

To purchase tickets: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2021/whiskey-myers

Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra in the Broadway Lounge!
Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra in the Broadway Lounge!

CIJO is back in the Broadway Lounge on Wednesday April 6th!! 

Seating begins with food and drink available at 5:30p. Music from 7p-9p! Seats fill up fast so get here early to make sure you get good ones!!

Admission is FREE, but there is a required 2 item minimum purchase per person with at least one of those items being food!

You will order food from our full menu of Naan Flatbreads, Bread Bowl Soups and Pastas, Toasted Deli Sandwiches, and Salads as well as drinks at the counter, and then we will deliver the food to your table!

Founded in 1998, the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra (CIJO) is a big band committed to keeping the big jazz sound alive. The CIJO is made up of professional and semi-professional musicians from the heart of Illinois that include music educators, business professionals, and full-time performers. The group plays classic jazz charts from Count Basie to Stan Kenton and from Duke Ellington to Maynard Ferguson. The CIJO is fronted by Dr. Todd Kelly from Bradley University who also plays trumpet with the band.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1659948224369065/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

Second Show Added! - Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Second Show Added! - Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, April 7, ~ 5:00 -7:00 pm

Advance ticket sales are offered online via 309Tix.com
Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 4pm day of event)

When checking in at the door, be prepared to share your table and seat number.

If an event is not sold out, tickets will also be sold at the door.
Tickets at the door*: $9-members, $12-nonmembers, $5-poets
(*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)

Water and Pop for $1.00 is offered at the bar.
Attendees may bring their own food and drink or bring in food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen.

Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st Thursday of each month. Host: Ryan Lowry, DJ: Yvaine Washington

Each month the open mic features a popular regionally known poet. Poets from as far away as Maryland, Missouri and Florida have graced the stage. Regardless of a poet’s level of experience, everyone is welcome to share his or her work. One thing is for certain, this is an entertaining and stimulating event. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery.

Featured Poet: Brandon Alexander Williams
Born in Maywood and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Brandon Alexander Williams is a poet, MC and DJ. He is the most recent recipient of the Grant Wood Fellowship and is a visiting instructor at the University of Iowa’s School of Music where he teaches courses in Hip-Hop. Williams is an alumnus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he produced “The Yard: An A’Capella/Hip-Hop Musical”. As an active MC and DJ, he has performed and taught throughout the country, produced ten albums, published three books and given several guest lectures and keynotes centered around art-integrated education.

Knotfest Roadshow 2022
Knotfest Roadshow 2022

After an incredible 2021 that saw Slipknot top several festival bills – Knotfest Iowa, Knotfest LA, Riot Fest and Welcome to Rockville – in addition to the band’s release of their first new single in more than two years with the live Knotfest Los Angeles debut of “The Chapeltown Rag,” the band is resuming their relentless pace with big plans for 2022.

Following a safe, successful execution of the 2021 return of the Knotfest Roadshow which boasted performances from Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, and Code Orange, Slipknot have announced the first two legs of the caravan’s 2022 edition and the support underscores why the band has become so integral to heavy culture. Knotfest Roadshow 2022 will be at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on April 7.

Heading both legs of the run that will span from mid-March through mid-June, Slipknot will be flanked by In This Moment and Wage War through April 17th in Vancouver, BC. Resuming the run for the second stretch on May 18th in Pennsylvania, Slipknot have recruited the legendary Cypress Hill and genre game changers Ho99o9 for a trek that covers the spectrum of aggressive, alternative art.

2021 marked a banner year for Slipknot. Making a triumphant return to the road, their Knotfest Roadshow 2021 tour sold out amphitheaters across the country, bookended with the record-breaking Knotfest Iowa and the biggest headline show of their career, Knotfest Los Angeles at Banc of California Stadium where they debut their first new music in two years - the furious ‘The Chapeltown Rag’ taken from the highly anticipated new Slipknot album, expected to release this year. In addition, they topped the bills of multiple, internationally renowned festivals including Riot Fest, Rocklahoma, Inkcarceration, Welcome To Rockville, and more.

To purchase tickets: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2021/knotfest-roadshow-2022

Camelot, The Holy Grail! Benefit presented by the Richwoods High School Speech team!
Camelot, The Holy Grail! Benefit presented by the Richwoods High School Speech team!

A night of speeches, song and improv fun to raise funds to support the Richwoods High School Speech Team for upcoming tournaments!

$5 suggested donation at the door plus a required 2 item minimum purchase per person (at least 1 food item) so plan to come eat dinner! Seating begins at 6p with the show starting at 7:30p.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/502930378023119?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

Live at the Five Spot: Dorann & the Soul Mystics
Live at the Five Spot: Dorann & the Soul Mystics

Live at the Five Spot: Dorann & the Soul Mystics
April 8, 2022 ~ 6:30-8:30pm

Tickets in Advance Online: $8-members, $12-nonmembers + fees (till 5:00 pm day of event). No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our maximum capacity, then we will allow walk-ins.

Dorann’s music is as hot as ever. Many varieties of music are covered: Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Blues, R&B, and Funk all with that special mystical flair. Dorann will get you up on your feet with her amazing infectious energy.

As recommended by the CDC, individuals are encouraged, but not required to wear face coverings. Hand sanitizer will be present at the doors. 

Water and pop for $1.00 is offered at the bar. Attendees may bring their own food and drink or bring in food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen.

For more info & tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/5017441384943308/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

2022 UPA War of the Demigods Powerlifting Championship
2022 UPA War of the Demigods Powerlifting Championship

The 2022 UPA War of the Demigods Powerlifting Championship will be taking place in Exhibit Hall C on April 9.

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: $10

The event will consist of three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. 

More information can be found at gorillapitelite.com and upapower.com

From Grass to Garden at Soulside Healing Arts
From Grass to Garden at Soulside Healing Arts

Many people become overwhelmed or don’t know where to start with backyard (or front yard) gardening. This class will guide you each step from creating an easy garden bed from scratch to low maintenance organic growing techniques. You will learn how to make healthy soil, start seeds indoors, when, how, and what to plant, gardening by the moon, and trouble shooting. I want to help you succeed with gardening by bringing you inspiration and tried and true results from my years of gardening and organic farming experience. 


1) March 12, 10:30-12:
-Techniques for creating a garden bed from scratch
-Making a garden plan
-How to make healthy soil
-Starting seeds indoors


2) April 9, 10:30-12:
-Soil preparation
-Tools, spacing, timing, and conditions for planting
-What to plant early spring
-Protecting plants from cold
-Gardening by the moon


3) April 30, 10:30-12:
-Vertical gardening and trellising
-Plants for shade
-Mulching and watering
-Planting summer crops
-Companion planting
-Pest control


You are welcome to attend 1, 2, or 3 of the sessions. 


entire series: $50
per session: $20

*If finances are keeping you from signing up, email Nicole at ecoart2012@yahoo.com to inquire about partial scholarships*



About Nicole: 
In 2006, Nicole was guided by spirit to seek out an education in medicinal herbs and moved to Asheville, NC to embark on a 2 year clinical and family herbalist program. Since graduating, she has continued her studies with master herbalists from around the world, studied biology and chemistry, and has been learning the fascinating topic of medical astrology. She is a practicing community herbalist and teaches others how to empower their own healthcare and take care of themselves with herbal medicine. 

In addition to her herbal practice, Nicole has been immersed in the practice and study of the esoteric arts and tarot for more than 30 years. She organizes and facilitates sacred circle and ceremonies, drawing from experiences in a pagan mystery school and spent 4 years studying as a shamanic apprenticeship to learn how to work with energetic healing forces. She has worked with hundreds of clients doing readings, healings, and herbal education. She grows medicinal plants, makes herbal remedies, is an organic farmer and gardener, works towards local nature conservation efforts, and teaches people how to be their own herbalist and intuitive.

For tickets: www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/soulside

Bunny Hop Scavenger Hunt
Bunny Hop Scavenger Hunt

Hop on down to the Peoria RiverFront for the 2nd Annual Easter Scavenger Hunt!

For more details visit peoriajaycees.com/hop

To register: https://peoriajaycees.ticketleap.com/bunny-hop-2022/?fbclid=IwAR1OM3BAGTlGZ189z42tILPRz2EhYRLugBMnWiDPFanG6-1dwRPlsaba0bw

Art of Disney Film Festival at The Peoria Riverfront Museum
Art of Disney Film Festival at The Peoria Riverfront Museum



Saturday, April 9 through Sunday, April 10

See the original animated Disney films on the Giant Screen, the way they were meant to be seen!

Relive the Golden Age of Disney and see the world's first full-length original animated films, "Snow White," "Pinocchio" & "Cinderella" on Illinois' largest screen, the way they were meant to be seen! 

Join renowned Disney author & historian J.B. Kaufman for fascinating commentary before and after each film. 

Take a guided tour with Disney Collector Steve Spain through "Cinderella, Snow White & Pinocchio: Classic Disney Art from the Collection of Steve Spain" to see the original cels and backgrounds from each film! Exhibition admission included with each film.


Acclaimed Disney author and historian J.B. Kaufman joins us to provides the fascinating story behind the films, with a pre-film intro and insightful post-film commentary and Q&A with each screening. Each film is followed by a meet & greet book signing with the author in the "Cinderella, Snow White & Pinocchio: Classic Disney Art from the Collection of Steve Spain" exhibition, where you'll see the original cels, original matched backgrounds, conceptual art & movie posters. (Free exhibition admission with film.)

For tickets: www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/giant-screen-theater/art-of-disney-film-festival

Shinedown: The Revolution’s Live Tour
Shinedown: The Revolution’s Live Tour

Multi-platinum, record-breaking band Shinedown - Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – has sold more than 10 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide, earned 14 platinum and gold singles, 5 platinum and gold albums, 17 #1 Active Rock hits, amassed more than 4.5 billion total streams, and have recently been named #1 on Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists Chart after their latest hit singles “ Atlas Falls,” “ATTENTION ATTENTION,” “GET UP,” “MONSTERS,” and “DEVIL” brought their total to 16 #1s on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart - the most #1s ever in the history of the Billboard chart. 

Each of Shinedown's 27 charting singles on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart has reached the Top 5 – an unparalleled achievement – and they also hold the record for most Top 5s ever on this chart.

For tickets: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2021/shinedown