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Ken\'s Friends - Annual Art Auction/Fundraiser for Peoria Art Guild
Ken\'s Friends - Annual Art Auction/Fundraiser for Peoria Art Guild

This year, the Peoria Art Guild’s Annual Art Auction is “Ken’s Friends,” an exhibition honoring artist Ken Hoffman. Hoffman is a professor emeritus at Bradley University who has been actively involved with the Peoria Art Guild for decades. His paintings of personified animal portraits are internationally recognized and have brought joy to collectors for over 50 years.

Ken has been recognized as one of the most outstanding professors at Bradley University, and students have benefitted from his dedication to teaching, his guidance in preparing them for careers in the arts, and for his perseverance as a role model. When Ken was diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment many years ago, he would return to Heuser Art Center and teach that very day. His passion for sharing his love of art and the personal act of creating was never deterred no matter how great the obstacle might be.

Many of Ken's friends are creating artwork to be included in an exhibition at Art Guild which will culminate with a live auction on Sunday July 31, 2022. The artist/art guild share will be 50/50 and all proceeds will benefit programming at the Peoria Art Guild.

The exhibition will be from 18-31 July 2022. The live auction will be held on Sunday 31 July 2022 at the Peoria Art Guild.

* Hors d'oeuvres 
* Cocktails
* Art Auction
* 50/50

Tickets price - $35
Members price - $30

Tickets: 309tix.com/events/108891



Fiesta en el Rio
Fiesta en el Rio

Join us for an unforgettable night of celebrating Hispanic heritage through music, dance, food and fun!

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, 6/30 @ 10am - $7 in advance / $10 at the door (per person) 12 and under FREE
Full children's area

Follow us for upcoming entertainment announcements!

For tickets: webtrac.peoriaparks.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html



Beat the Brewery Tournament at Gone Axe Throwing
Beat the Brewery Tournament at Gone Axe Throwing

Join us for a different kind of tournament. Enjoy the finest beers around and try to beat brewery reps from breweries like Stone, 3Floyds, Blind Pig and more. 

$30 entry fee

More details to come!

Tickets: pos.gonein60.com/redhat/checkout/default/addtocart/add/99



Playing in Peoria: Comedy Showcase
Playing in Peoria: Comedy Showcase

Help us say goodbye to The Broadway Lounge at the first ever Playing in Peoria Comedy Showcase 

We're sad to see them go but who doesn't love a GRAND FINALE

Tickets are just $12 or 2 for $20

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playing-in-peoria-comedy-showcase-tickets-382981547117?fbclid=IwAR3ntuCy0A73YG9yBTGXw-v1eLDixkA2KmVJ_Er_yeZkfQhgrdSuBguFX8E



Gladys Knight at The Peoria Civic Center
Gladys Knight at The Peoria Civic Center

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.

Knight is a two-time Grammy winner in the gospel category, and “Where My Heart Belongs” dropped on September 9 th, 2014 from Deseret Book, and won an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Gospel Album.”

Knight starred in the Lifetime original movie “Seasons of Love”. In the story about two lovers as they journey through life, love and family, Knight stars alongside Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson and fellow Grammy winner Cliff “Method Man” Smith. In 2015, she will guest on Lee Daniels and FOX TV’s new series “Empire” opposite Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
Knight, known as the “Empress of Soul,” a longtime Las Vegas resident, returned to the Strip in the late-2000s to the famed Tropicana Hotel for a special engagement that ran in the newly named Gladys Knight Theater, making her the first African-American performer to have a venue named after her in Las Vegas.

All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade: “Good Woman” (1991); “Just for You” (1994); the inspirational “Many Different Roads” (1999); and “At Last” (2001).”
In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Knight published an autobiography, “Between Each Line of Pain and Glory” (a line taken from her million selling recording “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”), in 1997, and the next year, she and The Pips were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. In 2004, Knight received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the annual BET Awards ceremony.

For tickets & more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/407475781043935?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D



Being Alive: A Musical Tribute to Stephen Sondheim! at Broadway Lounge
Being Alive: A Musical Tribute to Stephen Sondheim! at Broadway Lounge

On November 26, 2021, the world lost one of its greatest storytellers through lyric and music. Those of us who are "show people" lost our muse.

Humbly, with gratitude, admiration and Passion, July 28th-30th & August 4th-6th the Broadway Lounge pays tribute with an original cabaret revue celebrating the life, the music, the lyrics, and the stories of our inspiration - Stephen Joshua Sondheim.

Conceived by Broadway Lounge Owner Andrew Driscoll, the show will feature the amazing Anthony Roberts on the piano along with handling the musical arranging and singing too!

Joining Anthony is the STELLAR cast of singers for this limited 6 night only run: Susan Somerville Brown, Todd Michael Cook, Helaina Kalman, Dave Schick, and Ava Stovall!

The revue will feature songs from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Evening Primrose, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods, Assassins, Passion, & Bounce!

Cost is $48pp per person for the show and dinner featuring our award winning 3 entree buffet from The Waterhouse!

Seating is at 6p, dinner buffet at 6:30p, with the show starting at 7:30p.

The dinner buffet will feature Roast Beef au jus, Boneless Chicken Breast in a creamy White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms, Pasta Primavera with choice of Alfredo or Marinara, Traditional Tossed Mixed Greens Salad, Party Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon, Dinner Rolls, and for dessert Texas Sheetcake or Peanut Butter Sheetcake!!

For tickets: waterhousepeoria.square.site/product/being-alive-a-musical-tribute-to-stephen-sondheim/760



Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, August 4, ~ 8:00 - 10:00 pm

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

Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 7pm day of event)
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)

Tickets: 309tix.com/events/whisper-shout-open-mic-for-poetry-8-4-2022

*Please Note that purchasing a Poet Ticket is a commitment to share your poetry on stage.
´╗┐If you don't plan to read, then don't purchase a poet level ticket.

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 and 3rd 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.

Audiences experience more than just someone reading from a page. Poets often memorize the piece and perform it as in a stage play. These are often soul-baring performances that might make you weep or laugh out loud. One thing is for certain, this is an entertaining and stimulating event. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery.



River City Soul Fest
River City Soul Fest

The Peoria Park District is pleased to bring you Peoria’s original celebration of soul and R & B music!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
The 2nd annual VIBE NIGHT! 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 -
Mýa | RL from NEXT 

Tickets: 
Friday: $5/advance | $10 day of show
Saturday: $20/advance | $25 day of show 
2-Day Pass: $25
Available at soulfestpeoria.com, in person at the Noble Center or Proctor Center



Red Hat Pinball Tournament at Gone Axe Throwing
Red Hat Pinball Tournament at Gone Axe Throwing

The first pinball tournament starts April 1st (no joke!) at 6 pm.

Entry fee is $5. Cash prizes for top 4 spots.

Please click the link to sign up for the April 1st Tournament. Within 24 hours, you will be sent a link to pay. Your spot is not reserved until payment is received!

To sign up: www.goneaxethrowing.com/pinball



Being Alive: A Musical Tribute to Stephen Sondheim! at Broadway Lounge
Being Alive: A Musical Tribute to Stephen Sondheim! at Broadway Lounge

On November 26, 2021, the world lost one of its greatest storytellers through lyric and music. Those of us who are "show people" lost our muse.

Humbly, with gratitude, admiration and Passion, July 28th-30th & August 4th-6th the Broadway Lounge pays tribute with an original cabaret revue celebrating the life, the music, the lyrics, and the stories of our inspiration - Stephen Joshua Sondheim.

Conceived by Broadway Lounge Owner Andrew Driscoll, the show will feature the amazing Anthony Roberts on the piano along with handling the musical arranging and singing too!

Joining Anthony is the STELLAR cast of singers for this limited 6 night only run: Susan Somerville Brown, Todd Michael Cook, Helaina Kalman, Dave Schick, and Ava Stovall!

The revue will feature songs from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Evening Primrose, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods, Assassins, Passion, & Bounce!

Cost is $48pp per person for the show and dinner featuring our award winning 3 entree buffet from The Waterhouse!

Seating is at 6p, dinner buffet at 6:30p, with the show starting at 7:30p.

The dinner buffet will feature Roast Beef au jus, Boneless Chicken Breast in a creamy White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms, Pasta Primavera with choice of Alfredo or Marinara, Traditional Tossed Mixed Greens Salad, Party Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon, Dinner Rolls, and for dessert Texas Sheetcake or Peanut Butter Sheetcake!!

For tickets: waterhousepeoria.square.site/product/being-alive-a-musical-tribute-to-stephen-sondheim/760



Strat & Strad at Obed & Isaac\'s Microbrewery and Eatery - Peoria
Strat & Strad at Obed & Isaac\'s Microbrewery and Eatery - Peoria

Strat & Strad are back for another summer in the Beer Garden! We are excited to welcome them back for a few dates!

https://www.facebook.com/events/235905592052792/240951164881568?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D



Jonny Quest at Martinis
Jonny Quest at Martinis

Jonny Quest rocks Peoria’s best martini bar!



Peoria RiverFront Market
Peoria RiverFront Market

Open every Saturday morning, May 21 - September 24, 2022, 8 am - Noon in the 200 block of Water Street.

Featuring local produce, meats, eggs, cheese, breads, baked goods and fresh flowers!  Local arts, crafts, demonstrations and much more!

Bring the family and enjoy this beautiful community event.  Buy Fresh ~ Buy Local!



Being Alive: A Musical Tribute to Stephen Sondheim! at Broadway Lounge
Being Alive: A Musical Tribute to Stephen Sondheim! at Broadway Lounge

On November 26, 2021, the world lost one of its greatest storytellers through lyric and music. Those of us who are "show people" lost our muse.

Humbly, with gratitude, admiration and Passion, July 28th-30th & August 4th-6th the Broadway Lounge pays tribute with an original cabaret revue celebrating the life, the music, the lyrics, and the stories of our inspiration - Stephen Joshua Sondheim.

Conceived by Broadway Lounge Owner Andrew Driscoll, the show will feature the amazing Anthony Roberts on the piano along with handling the musical arranging and singing too!

Joining Anthony is the STELLAR cast of singers for this limited 6 night only run: Susan Somerville Brown, Todd Michael Cook, Helaina Kalman, Dave Schick, and Ava Stovall!

The revue will feature songs from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Evening Primrose, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods, Assassins, Passion, & Bounce!

Cost is $48pp per person for the show and dinner featuring our award winning 3 entree buffet from The Waterhouse!

Seating is at 6p, dinner buffet at 6:30p, with the show starting at 7:30p.

The dinner buffet will feature Roast Beef au jus, Boneless Chicken Breast in a creamy White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms, Pasta Primavera with choice of Alfredo or Marinara, Traditional Tossed Mixed Greens Salad, Party Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon, Dinner Rolls, and for dessert Texas Sheetcake or Peanut Butter Sheetcake!!

For tickets: waterhousepeoria.square.site/product/being-alive-a-musical-tribute-to-stephen-sondheim/760



River City Soul Fest
River City Soul Fest

The Peoria Park District is pleased to bring you Peoria’s original celebration of soul and R & B music!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
The 2nd annual VIBE NIGHT! 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 -
Mýa | RL from NEXT 

Tickets: 
Friday: $5/advance | $10 day of show
Saturday: $20/advance | $25 day of show 
2-Day Pass: $25
Available at soulfestpeoria.com, in person at the Noble Center or Proctor Center



Vinyl Tap at Martinis on Water
Vinyl Tap at Martinis on Water

We’re back at Martinis patio to bring you more of your favorite classic rock hits! Music starts at 7:30!