Oct. 5: 7th Annual Fox Fall Fest. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Fox Pub and Café. 692-3693.
Oct. 8: USAF Band of Mid-America in concert. 7 p.m. Five Points Washington. 444-8222.
Oct. 11: Harlan, Meister, & Mitts. 7 p.m. at the Hungry Moose. 213-1407; plus 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Schnuck’s on Knoxville. 621-7340.
Oct. 13: John Miller & The Romaniacs, with the Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band. 6 p.m. Trailside Event Center. 740-7171.
Oct. 13: “The Hearts Celebrate America.” 2:30 p.m. ICC Performing Arts Center. 694-5136. The Heart of Illinois Chorus, part of Sweet Adeline International, will feature the Sunshine Celebration Quartet and other special guests in a benefit for the Greater Peoria Honor Flight.
Oct. 19: Bradley Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.
Oct. 19: Dexter O’Neal & Funkyard. 8 p.m. Brasky’s. 240-8422; plus 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Crusens on War Memorial Drive. 686-3890.
Oct. 23: Blue October’s “I Will Follow You” tour – farewell 2019, with New Dialogue. 8 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826. Now featuring Justin and Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey and Will Knaak, the alt-rock group has produced 11 Top-40 singles from seven albums and is best known for their hits “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean,” both from their 2006 platinum album “Foiled.”
Oct. 25: Chris Stapleton. 7 p.m. Civic Center Arena. 673-3200. Nominated in three categories at the 61st Grammy Awards, Stapleton is performing his “All-American Road Show” through 2019.
Oct. 26: The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in concert. 7 p.m. Peoria Civic Center Theater. 671-1096.
Oct. 3-6: “Peter and the Starcatcher.” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. BU’s Hartmann Center. 677-3707.
Oct. 4-6 & 9-13: “Million Dollar Quartet.” 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Peoria Players Theatre. 688-4473. The Tony Award-winning musical is a dramatized version of the spontaneous collaboration between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Record Studio in Memphis.
Oct. 11-13 & 18- 20: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.” Corn Stock Theatre. 676-2196. A talented teen who may be on the autism spectrum finds a neighbor’s dead dog speared with a garden fork. Suspected in the incident, he wants to find the killer and embarks on an unusual journey.
Oct. 10-12: Larry “Uncle Lar” Reeb. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Jukebox Comedy Club. The Chicago comic produced three volumes of his “It’s A Sick World, I’m Happy Guy” from 1999-2009.
Oct. 16-Dec. 20: “Change Agents: Midwest Women Eco Artists,” with a public reception set next month. BU’s Hartmann Center Gallery. 677-3707. Held in conjunction with next month’s Midwest Women Artists Symposium, which will explore the contributions of Midwest women environmental artists and eco-artists to the art history canon, this exhibit displays work that shows the intersections between art and science.