The 2017 concert season will be the 80th year of free concert performances for all of Central Illinois. It is never too early to mark your calendar. 🙂 The Peoria Municipal Band Commission has approved the following concert dates for 2017:
Memorial Day Services on the Riverfront, Monday, May 29
Concerts at 7:00 p.m. in Glen Oak Park: June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 3 (fireworks), 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13
Concerts at 7:00 p.m. on Water Street: June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 12, 19, 26 August 2, 9
A special full band concert at St. Philomena Church and School, Friday, June 30 @ 7:00 p.m. Two additional Friday evening concerts will be added to the schedule at a later date.
The 79th season of the Peoria Municipal Band concluded in grand fashion Sunday, August 14, 2016. Thank you to each and every individual who was able to attend one or more of the concerts this summer. The audiences were terrific energizing the band throughout the season.
A special thank you to the City of Peoria and the Peoria Park District for all they do! While there are many, many individuals who assist the band each summer special thanks goes to Pat Sullivan and Todd Pilon.
Finally, thank you to all the restaurants who supported the band with gift certificates for lucky audience members. These are the top places to eat in this area and we encourage everyone to support these local businesses. You can find a list by clicking here.
Wednesday, August 10 @ 7:00 pm in the Warehouse District
It is the annual College Fight Song Salute so wear your favorite college gear to this performance. Katie McLuckie, a music theater regular, is our featured vocalist.
Sunday, August 14 @ 7:00 p.m. in Glen Oak Park
Showstoppers brings our 79th season to a close. Don’t miss Katie McLuckie singing and the band playing. The Peoria Fire Department Honor Guard will be on hand to help us pay tribute to America.
Thanks to Marcy and Zina for allowing Kristin Lelm and the Peoria Municipal Band the opportunity to perform “Taylor, the Latte Boy” this week. Sunday, August 7th is the last time you can catch this clever, engaging work. See you at Glen Oak Park at 7:00 p.m.
MARCY HEISLER (Author/Lyricist) and ZINA GOLDRICH (Composer) have been collaborating together since 1993. They were the first women ever honored with the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting, and Heisler was honored with the 2012 Kleban Prize for Outstanding Lyrics. Current projects include EVER AFTER, (Paper Mill Playhouse/NJ), Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School(Lucille Lortel, Off-Broadway), Hollywood Romance (Scott Sanders Productions) and a musical adaptation of a Universal Studios romantic classic (Universal Stage Productions). In 2012, Goodspeed Opera House premiered The Great American Mousical, based on the bestselling book by author/director Julie Andrews. In 2016, Goldrich and Heisler continued their collaboration with Andrews, contributing songs to her Netflix series Julie’s Green Room.
They have provided original songs for The Disney Channel, Disney Interactive and Feature Animation projects, Disney Theatricals, PBS, Nickelodeon, and others. As performers, they have toured domestically and internationally with The Marcy and Zina Show. November 2009 marked the release of MARCY AND ZINA: The Album on Yellow Sound Label. They are both active members of The Dramatist Guild, and have served as contributing writers to Dramatist magazine.
Wednesday, August 3 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Warehouse District
Bring your track shoes as it is time for an Olympic Prelude. Charming Kristin Lelm is our featured vocalist and an instrumetal section feature will be on tap.
Friday, August 5 @ 7:00 p.m. The Shoppes at Grand Prairie
Our final Friday night performance of the summer, bring a lawn chair and your credit card! Kristin Lelm sings and the band brings you an hour of invigorating music.
Sunday, August 7 @ 7:00 p.m. in Glen Oak Park
Tonight is all about The Wizard . . . Music of mystery and amazement along with some very familiar melodies. Kristin Lelm is back and yes, she will be singing “her song” for you this evening.