Upcoming entertainment events in the Peoria area: Aug. 3, 2018 – Enter…


Items for the Cue calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Sally McKee at [email protected] or by mail to the Journal Star, 1 News Plaza, Peoria, IL 61643.

Riverfront Museum

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St., peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or call 686-7000. Tickets for all events available online.

Dome Planetarium: Daily shows: “Earth, Moon, and Sun,” “Uniview: Tour the Solar System,” “Stars & Myths Over Peoria,” and “Solar Superstorms,” narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Laser Light Night: Laser Floyd on Aug. 11 with “Dark Side of the Moon” at 6 p.m. and “The Wall” at 7 p.m.

Giant Screen Theater: Big Picture Film Festival, submissions open until Aug. 22. Educational films showing: “Amazon Adventure” and “America’s Musical Journey.” “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy marathon starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 4. Classic film “The Wizard of Oz” 6 p.m. Aug. 10.

Exhibition: “Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids” open through Sept. 30.

Special event: Wine and Art Night: Coat of Arms, Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m. Ages 21 and older.


Jukebox Comedy Club, 3527 W. Farmington Road; Aug. 3-4 Greg Warren; Aug. 9-11 Samuel J. Comroe. Call 673-5853 or visit JukeboxComedy.com.

Mason City Limits, 114 E. Chestnut St., Mason City; Aug. 3-4 Buzz Sutherland. Call (217) 482-5233 or visit mclimits.com.

Special events

Red Neck Fishing Tournament, Aug. 3-4, Bath. Also includes entertainment, raffles, beer, bags tournament, live music, honor guard ceremony, crafts and games for all ages. Fishing fee is $50 per heat. Admission is $3 per day or $5 for both days. Event benefits Midwest Veterans Association. Go to www.originalredneckfishin.com or call Betty Deford at 546-2957.

Minier Corn Daze, Aug. 4-5, Minier. Features concessions, antique tractor pull, craft and vendor show, live entertainment, free sweet corn and events for kids.

Bratfest, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 5, Hickory Grove Park, Dunlap. Hosted by Peoria German-American Society, it includes more than 25 different beers, arts and craft vendors, hot rods and sports car and bike cruise-in, music, food and beverages.

Taste of Peoria, 4-11 p.m. Aug. 8, Festival Park, Peoria riverfront. More than 40 local restaurants offer specialty foods, live bands. Admission is $2. For information, visit www.peoriaevents.com/.

St. Philomena Festival, Aug. 9-11, St. Philomena Church, 3300 N. Twelve Oaks Drive, Peoria. Carnival rides, children’s games, food, live music, beer, bags tournament and more.

Brimfield Old Settlers Days, Brimfield, Aug. 9-11. Featuring the Joe Stamm Band at 8 p.m. on Aug. 11. Includes food tent, carnival, 5K race, beer garden, games, arts and crafts, parade, kids events, Brimfield High School Band and Chorus. Visit brimfieldoldsettlersdays.webs.com/.

River City Soul Fest, Aug. 10-12, Festival Park, Peoria riverfront. Aug. 10 is Blues Night, Aug. 11 is Hip Hop/R & B Night featuring Ashanti and JaRule; Aug. 12 is Gospel Night. Admission is $10 for Friday night, $25 for Saturday and $5 for Sunday. Weekend passes available for $30. Gates open at 4 p.m. each night. Visit facebook.com/riverfrontevents/.

Summer Festa Picnic, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 12, Hickory Grove Park, hosted by the Italian-American Society of Peoria. Features Italian food, beverages, gift booths, music by Vince Amore and Jack Muccio, children’s activities, spaghetti-eating contest and bocce ball. Admission is $3/adults and free/children younger than 12. Free parking. Visit www.ItalianAmericanSociety.com/.

Heritage Days Antique & Collectible Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11 in Jones Park, downtown Canton. Features food and musical entertainment.

Dawg Days Discotheque Canine Freestyle Competition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Peoria Obedience Training Club, 425 W. Southport Road, Peoria. Free admission and parking. Dogs that are not competing are not permitted in the building during the event.

Segway tours are available along Peoria’s riverfront with World On Wheels. Daily by appointment. Call 453-0916 or visit www.worldonwheelspeoria.com.

The B-n-B Club hosts square dance lessons 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at the Miller Senior Center, 551 S. 14th St., Pekin. Cost is $4 per person. For information, call Kay at (239) 849-4090.

The Orange County Choppers® custom Cat Chopper is on display to the public for a limited time at the Caterpillar Visitors Center. For more information on this and other special exhibits, go to visitcaterpillar.com.


Live at the Five Spot, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., members/$8; public/$12. Aug. 3: Lizzi Neal Band; Aug. 10: Rachel’s Hippo.

Love & Theft, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, CEFCU Center Stage. Cost: $12. Visit eventbrite.com.

Concert at the Vineyard, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 Illinois Route 9, Mackinaw. Brushville, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, $10 admission; Highway J, 7 p.m. Aug. 4, $5 admission.

Band of Horses, 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Festival Park on the Peoria riverfront. Cost: $30 in advance or $33 day of show. Visit www.monarchmusichall.com.

Tribute to Jerry Garcia, 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Pour Bros. Courtyard Concert Series at Heritage Square. Free.

Highly Suspect with DJ Redbees and Monk Tamony, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, CEFCU Center Stage. Cost: $27 in advance, $30 day of show. Visit jaytv.com for tickets.

Rock the Farm, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 10, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Fundraiser for Easter Seals. Featuring The Way Down Wanderers with openers Joshua Powell and The Great Train Robbery and Violet and the Undercurrents. For tickets and information, visit www.GoTeamAlex.com.

The Kinsey Report, Mississippi Heat and Chicago R&B Kings, Blues and Jazz Night at the River City Soul Fest, 6 p.m. Aug. 10, Festival Park. Cost: $10 in advance or $15 day of show. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

Ashanti and Ja Rule with Chingy, Hip Hop Night at the River City Soul Fest, 5 p.m. Aug. 11, Festival Park. Cost: $25 in advance, $35 day of show. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

Kentuckiana Opry with guest Kim Bolin, 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Kentuckiana Kampground & Opry, Hopedale. Admission: $8/adults, $2/children.

Night life

Bogie’s Bar & Grill, 3000 N. Sterling Ave., Thursdays: open mic with Roger Kelch; Aug. 4: Even Steven.

Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; Aug. 3 and 4: Chicago Farmer; Aug. 9: Susto.

East Peoria American Legion, 100 Legion St., East Peoria, 7 p.m. Aug. 4: Southern Comfort; Aug. 11: Midnight Wind.

Jimmy Earp’s Hideaway, 1507 S. Laramie St., 8 p.m. Thursdays: Jimmy Earp House Band.

Jim’s Downtown Steakhouse, 110 SW Jefferson St.; live piano bar, 8 p.m., Fridays: Ben and Kate, Saturdays: Ed and Judy.

Kuchie’s Corner Tap, 4980 Edgewater Drive, Groveland; 8 p.m. Fridays: karaoke with DJ Stretch.

Kuchie’s on the Water, 579 Wesley Road, Creve Coeur; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: team trivia.

The Lindenhoff, 7601 N. Harker Drive; Aug. 3: Wilanna Vogel on accordion.

Michael’s Italian Feast, 605 Upper Ten Mile Creek Road, Germantown Hills; 6 p.m. Fridays: live music; 6 p.m. first and third Fridays: open mic.

Oliver’s Pizza & Pub, 1231 E. Samuel Ave., Peoria Heights; 10 p.m. Saturdays: karaoke; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays: team trivia.

Oliver’s Pizza & Pub North, 3300 W. Willow Knolls Drive; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: team trivia; 9:30 p.m. Fridays: karaoke.

Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson Ave.; 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays: free local musician jam session.

Rock’s Bar & Restaurant, 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria; 9 p.m. Thursdays: karaoke; Fridays: live music.

Schnucks, 1005 Centerway Drive; 6 p.m. Aug. 3: Harlan, Meister & Mitts.

Tannins & Hops, 619 SW Water St.; 6 p.m. Thursdays: Magician Mitch Williams.


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