Arts Beat | August 2018

Aug. 1: Peoria Municipal Band. 7 p.m. Warehouse District. 691-3318.

Aug. 2 and each Thursday: Tanner Picton. 5 p.m. Kickapoo Creek Winery. 495-9463.

Aug. 2: Thursday Night Jazz Series, featuring Ellen and Derel Monteith. 7-8:30 p.m., CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, Peoria riverfront. 689-3019.

Aug. 3: Lizzi Neal Band “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

Aug. 3 and each Friday: Dave Hoffman and Friends. 5 p.m. Two25 in the Mark Twain Hotel. 282-7777.

Aug. 3: Love & Theft, 8 p.m., CEFCU Center Stage. 689-3019.

Aug. 3 and each Friday: Ben & Kate. 7:30 p.m. Ben & Kate singing and playing at Jim’s Steak House. 673-5300.

Aug. 4: Band of Horses, 8 p.m., Festival Park on the Peoria riverfront.

Aug. 4: The Perrilles Project. 9 p.m. Red Barn. Red Barn. 692-3792.

Aug. 4: Tribute to Jerry Garcia, 8 p.m., Pour Bros. Courtyard Concert Series at Heritage Square. 670-0430.

Aug. 5: Peoria Municipal Band. 7 p.m. Glen Oak Park. 691-3318.

Aug. 7 and each Tuesday: Sarah & The Underground. 9 p.m. Red Barn. 692-3792.

Aug. 7: Highly Suspect with DJ Redbees and Monk Tamony, 7 p.m., CEFCU Center Stage. 689-3019.

Aug. 7 and each Tuesday: John Miller and Preston Jackson. 7 p.m. Broken Tree Coffee. 648-1439.

Aug. 8: Peoria Municipal Band. 7 p.m. Warehouse District. 691-3318.

Aug. 10: Rock the Farm 2018, a concert benefiting Easter Seals featuring the Way Down Wanderers, Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery, and Violet and the Undercurrents. 6 p.m. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in Mackinaw. 208-8770.

Aug. 10: “Dancing Dream,” an ABBA tribute. 7:30 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center. 694-5136.

Aug. 10-12: The Peoria Park District and Inked Entertainment present the 2018 River City Soul Fest, with the Kinsey Report, Mississippi Heat and Chicago R&B Kings for Friday’s Blues and Jazz Night. 6 p.m. Festival Park on the Peoria riverfront; Saturday’s Hip Hop Night features Ashanti and Ja Rule with Chingy starting at 5 p.m.; and Sunday’s Gospel Night will feature local gospel choirs and performers starting at 4 p.m. For details: 682-1200.

Aug. 10: Rachel’s Hippo unplugged “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

Aug. 11: Alex Hoffer Band, 8 p.m., Pour Bros. Courtyard Concert Series at Heritage Square. 670-0430.

Aug. 12: Peoria Municipal Band. 7 p.m. Glen Oak Park. 691-3318.

Aug. 12: Vince Amore and Jack Miuccio, noon to 5 p.m. Italian Society Festa Picnic, Hickory Grove Park.

Aug. 16: Thursday Night Jazz Series, featuring the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra. 7-8:30 p.m., CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, Peoria riverfront. 689-3019.

Aug. 16: CEFCU Jazz Series with the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra, 7-8:30 p.m. CEFCU Center Stage. 689-3019.

Aug. 17: Derel Monteith “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

Aug. 17-18: “Grand Nationals Weekend” featuring JJ Grey & Mofro, Blackberry Smoke and more, Peoria riverfront. 839-1220.

Aug. 17: Luke & the Drifters, 8 p.m., Pour Bros. Courtyard Concert Series at Heritage Square. 670-0430.

Aug. 18: Wildfire concert series with the Cusack Bros. 6 p.m. Wildlife Prairie Park. 676-0998.

Aug. 18: Patrick N Swayze, 8 p.m., Pour Bros. Courtyard Concert Series at Heritage Square. 670-0430.

Aug. 19: Chip McNeill Quartet, with the Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band. 6 p.m. Trailside Event Center in Peoria Heights. 243-1582 or 692-5330.

Aug. 24: The Smokers Blues Band “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

Aug. 25: ClusterPuck, 8 p.m., Pour Bros. Courtyard Concert Series at Heritage Square. 670-0430.

Aug. 26: “Music in the McKenzie” with the Nathan Taylor Band. 2 p.m. Peoria Public Library North Branch. 497-2100.

Aug. 28: Peoria Heights Community Band with guest conductor Tony Jones. 7 p.m. Tower Park, Peoria Heights. 692-3166.

Aug. 31: The Rosser Brothers Band “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1: The 30th annual Peoria Blues and Heritage Festival this year is bringing back favorite performers Buddy Guy, the Robert Cray Band and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, with first-time artists Ben Folds and Billy Strings, with others yet to be announced. Festival Park on the Peoria riverfront. For more information, visit peoriabluesandheritagefestival.com. 839-1220.

THEATER

Aug. 1-5: “Grease” (Summer Youth Theatre). 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Peoria Players Theatre. 688-4473.

Aug. 3-11: “Newsies.” 7:30 nightly. Corn Stock Theatre. 676-2196.

Aug. 3-4 and 8-11: “42nd Street.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Eastlight Theatre. 699-7469.

Aug. 24-Sept. 1: “Camelot.” 7:30 nightly. Corn Stock Theatre Tent. 676-2196.

OTHER

Aug. 2-4: Greg Warren. 8 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Friday and 5p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Jukebox Comedy Club. 673-5853.

Aug. 4: The Peoria Park District presents India Fest, with live music, Indian cuisine and dancing. 3 p.m. CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, Peoria riverfront. 682-1200.

Aug. 9-11: Samuel J. Comroe. 8 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Jukebox Comedy Club. 673-5853.

Aug. 23-25: Tim Meadows. 8 p.m. Thursday; 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Jukebox Comedy Club. 673-5853.

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