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Week of July 5, 2020

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Matt Eckberg Live From the Beer Garden at Obed & Isaac\'s Microbrewery and Eatery - Peoria
Matt Eckberg Live From the Beer Garden at Obed & Isaac\'s Microbrewery and Eatery - Peoria
Stroll and Sign Story Time
Stroll and Sign Story Time

Join us for Stroll and Sign 2020! We are so excited to be bringing back Stroll and Sign for this summer. Join Communication Junction Thursday mornings at the Peoria Riverfront (Liberty Park - in front of RC Outfitters) for a self-paced stroll along the riverfront - strollers, wagons, baby wearing, scooters are all welcomed!. Then, enjoy a small snack provided by one of our fabulous local sponsors and a short Sign and Sing Story Time with Communication Junction. Expect songs, signs, movement, and of course, bubbles! 

**New for 2020**
Per Restore Illinois guidelines regarding gatherings, Stroll and Sign is unable to be walk-up event. All tickets MUST be purchased in advanced and all attendees must be accounted for in the ticket purchase. Cost is $5/family and additional attendee tickets can be added at no additional cost. 1 Ticket per household please. (grandparents and aunts/uncles will need to purchase an additional family ticket). Tickets must be purchased in advanced at www.signwithcj.eventbrite.com . Max Capacity: 50 individuals.

Stroll and Sign is sponsored by:

Communication Junction, RC Outfitters, The Spot, Trefzger's Bakery, Jonah's Seafood House & 2601 Oyster Bar, Garden Spot Vegetable Farm, Kamaelas Kreamery, Four30 Scones, and Tanner's Apple Orchard


Walking Tour of High Street and Moss Avenue with Peoria Historical Society
Walking Tour of High Street and Moss Avenue with Peoria Historical Society

Meet at the parking lot behind Converse Marketing. Join guide Gary Ebeling as he takes you on a stroll down High Street, first settled by distillers and financiers and others associated with the brewing and distilling industries. You will learn fascinating details about many of the lavish homes found there, from the Easton Mansion/Converse Marketing to the Greenhut Mansion. Continue down the first part of Moss Avenue, one of the first paved streets in Peoria, and home to the second generation of whisky barons.  
• Participants are asked to wear masks during the tour and to socially distance from one another.
• Tours will last approximately 1 ½ hours, unless otherwise indicated.
• Tour fee is $15 per person. 
• Tours will be limited to no more than 8 participants to assure social distancing.
• Participants should feel comfortable walking 1 ½ miles and standing up to 20 minutes. 
• There may be uneven ground at Springdale Cemetery or on public sidewalks. 
• Tours will go rain or shine, except in the case of severe weather. Participants should dress accordingly. If severe weather comes up while a tour is taking place, it may be cut short to ensure the safety of the participants. 
• Cancellations permitted up to 24 hours ahead with full refund or reschedule.

For tickets: www.309tix.com

Live at the Five Spot: Soft Spoken at Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Live at the Five Spot: Soft Spoken at Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

Soft Spoken
July 10, 5:30-7:30
Tickets in Advance Online: $8-members, $12-nonmembers + fees (till noon day of event)
Tickets at the door*: $12-Members, $16-nonmemebrs (*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)

Bloomington based Soft Spoken covers a lot of musical territory: jazz, funk, R&B, soul and blues with the smooth jazz filter set on high. Their sophisticated sound is due to some amazing players: Gary Muhammad-lead guitar/vocals, Mike Gardner-keys/bass/vocals, Myra Johnson-percussion, AJ Chinnery-drums, Kenny Johnson-bass guitar and featuring Jamika Russell-lead vocals. If you’re a smooth operator and enjoy dancing and romancing, you’ll want to experience Soft Spoken.

Admission for all of our events will be prepaid online via 309Tix.com.See Ticket link above. A new seating arrangement is in place. To keep everyone as safe as possible and to comply with new government guidelines, attendance is limited. Attendees will prepay and may choose a table. If friends plan to share a table, it is advised that one person purchase for the group. BYOB is still in place. Drinks and ice will not be provided. No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity. Walk-in prices will be more, so purchase ahead of time. Only small tables will be placed. Tables may NOT be moved or moved together as they are spaced 6 feet apart. Except when eating and drinking, masks must be worn when entering, exiting, moving about the room and talking to someone other than those you came with. Performers are required to wear a mask when not performing. Prior to the event, surfaces will be sanitized and sanitizer will be present at the doors. Thanks for your understanding and patience in light of all the changes!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421661831367572?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22[]%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Peoria RiverFront Market
Peoria RiverFront Market

Peoria's RiverFront Market will be opening in phases for 2020 season.

We are excited to open the RiverFront Market for the 2020 season.  Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the market will open in the following phases using a fluid timeline...

Phase 1 - In-and-out grocery style setting to allow our community to buy the best and freshest produce available.
Phase 2 - Adding meat, eggs, cheese, honey, and other agricultural products
Phase 3 - Adding baked goods and value-added products
Phase 4 - The return of ready-to-eat food vendors and arts & crafts

Please watch our social media @VisitDowntownPeoria and @PeoriaRiverFrontMarket for the latest updates!

Decade of Decadence 80’s Hair Night at Martinis Beer Garden
Decade of Decadence 80’s Hair Night at Martinis Beer Garden

After a record breaking crowd last year at Martinis, The Party Boys of the Midwest are BACK FOR MORE! Hot Summer Nights with Budweiser’s Premiere 80's Rock Tribute Band, Decade of Decadence on Peoria's beautiful Riverfront at Martini's Saturday July 11th! 
Decade of Decadence will be performing the Greatest 80’s Rock Hits LIVE AND LOUD from artists like, #DefLeppard, #VanHalen, #Ratt, #Tesla, #GunsNRoses, #MotleyCrue, #Poison, #Dokken, #Scorpions, #Warrant, #Steelheart, #REOSpeedwagon, #Whitesnake, #SkidRow and many more! 
If you love 80's Rock, there's only one place to be Saturday, July 11th!!! It’s the ULTIMATE 80’s Rock Party! See YOU there! 
95.5 GLO - Peoria's Classic Rock House Band


For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/228068838204484/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22[]%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D