When WTVP wants to help you throw a third anniversary party and you can get The Accidentals to play you don’t hesitate.
Don’t worry. We didn’t.
Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The Accidentals recorded and released a pair of independent albums in 2012 and 2013, the latter funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter. Their original songs revealed a band with wide-ranging influences but always true to their orchestral roots.
Bends & Brews moves outside Sunday, June 23! Join us for an hour of yoga, accompanied by live music from Chris Tarpley Music on keys, in the Heritage Square courtyard, paired with a post session craft beer tasting by POUR BROS. Craft Taproom! The Yoga session is appropriate for all levels, from beginner to advanced and lead by Ann E. Kraut R.Y.T. 200 of Abundant Health Yoga & Wellness and The Yoga Projekt. Must be 21+ to participate.
Join us for a very special evening with Rick King's Royal Hustle, a funk, jazz & soul combo featuring some of Chicago's finest musicians.
Rick has played drums for Blues legends including B.B. King, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Guy. Film credits include B.B. King's History Makers Documentary, as well as Martin Scorsese's award winning documentary "The Blues", and many others.
Let’s funk up the courtyard with this Royal Hustle!
Midwest roots run deep with these two as they jam their way through a little bit of funk and a lot of jive.
No cover! Let’s funk up the fourth season of our Courtyard Concert Series together with the best soundtrack, craft beverages & #midwestsmoke from Slow Hand Craft BBQ under the stars...with all the beautiful people who come to share it with us. Cheers!
Join us for our annual day of celebration honoring our Veterans and the freedoms we enjoy because of their unending sacrifices.
Come early and enjoy craft BBQ from Slow Hand Craft BBQ, craft beverages from Pour Bros. and all kinds of great people. Celebrate, shake and dance to music by PhanieRae & the Soul Shakers and the Memphis Dives.
Jammsammich is one of those local legends that needs no introduction. Come dance, party and sing along to the best jams in history in the courtyard!
No cover! Let’s jam out for the fourth season of our Courtyard Concert Series together with the best soundtrack, craft beverages & #midwestsmoke from Slow Hand Craft BBQ under the stars...with all the beautiful people who come to share it with us. Cheers!
The Bogart Jones Band is a Rock + Soul, Blues Country Funk Band. The Bogart Jones Band creates handcrafted music with adrenaline pumping live performance. Within the last year Opening for 38 Special, Los Lobos, Molly Hatchet, Samantha Fish, Vince Neil, Whiskey Meyers, Head East and Blues Traveler, playing National Music Festivals and the Full Throttle Saloon during the Sturgis Bike Rally....The Bogart Jones Band is a force to be reckoned with.
Slick and slightly rockin’, Chicago’s own Thompson Springs hits the Courtyard for their debut performance to cool us down with the sunset in the heat of the summer.
No cover! Let’s rock the fourth season of our Courtyard Concert Series together with the best soundtrack, craft beverages & #midwestsmoke from Slow Hand Craft BBQ under the stars...with all the beautiful people who come to share it with us. Cheers!
The BraziLionaires sound is an infectious blend of jazz, rock, & pop over hypnotic Latin Grooves. Fronted by vocalist Dove Benoit and guitarist Rico Johnson, the band is backed by a stellar cast of musicians which include horns, bass, drums, and percussion. Since forming in 2012, the band has developed a strong following with a dynamic and engaging stage show. The BraziLionaires music can be heard on the radio and through streaming sites including Pandora and Spotify and many, many more. Besides performing their original music, they are also known to give a “Latin twist” to jazz and pop hits, to the delight of the crowd.
Patrick n Swayze is now a household name among all of the popular venues in the central Illinois area and is quickly growing a fan base in the Midwest. Patrick n Swayze is not afraid to deliver some of the best modern pop music and party favorites, setting them apart from other area acts. The group is made of 2 lead singers, a rhythm section that is second to none, and an energetic set list that will keep the dance floor packed. Whether it's an all-time favorite or the latest craze, Patrick n Swayze will give you note perfect covers and an enthusiastic performance every time.
King Jeremy is new to the local music scene, but the band’s set list will bring back great musical memories from two and three decades ago. Let nostalgia take over as this group of skilled musicians takes on the music they love, putting genuine heart behind all your favorites from the 1990’s. King Jeremy’s set list includes songs from the bands Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, Fuel, The Wallflowers, Space Hogs, Spin Doctors, Better Than Ezra, Matchbox 20, Nirvana and Barenaked Ladies.
Edward David Anderson is an American songwriter and veteran of the road who spent his formative years fronting the revered Midwest band, Backyard Tire Fire. Known for infectious melodies and memorable messages he penned 8 albums for the band and played countless shows across the US and Canada. Ed’s musicianship and songwriting are equally captivating, drawing audiences in from the first note and keeping them holding on to the last lyric.
Ed’s band Black Dirt Revival is essentially a bunch of old buddies he picked up when asked to play the "Blues at the Crossroads" festival in Terra Haute, Indiana in September. The promoter wanted him, but with a full band. "So I put together this band and we headlined this festival. It was a huge amount of people; I think 8000 people attended. We had never played a show together. We had one rehearsal together the night before, and we just KILLED it," said Anderson.
West Macqueen Street Band is named after the starting point of where the groups journey began, a street located in the middle of the city of Peoria, Illinois. For 30 years this Central IL band has been playing soft rock, motown and original compositions with the passion and experience that can only come from time, experience and a deep love for the music.
For well over a decade The Kris Lager Band has been a vehicle for Kris Lager’s unique brand of original music. Self described as ‘Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance’ KLB doesn’t fall neatly into any one category or genre. The best way to categorize them would be ‘Feel Good Music’ because as soon as it hits you, you just feel good! Whether it is a funky soulful number, a groovy beat, a boogie guitar driven riff, or a tug on your heart strings ballad. A KLB song or show has that ability to just lift you up and make you feel good EVERY TIME!
Brainchild is a band that combines the feeling of jazz & soul with the intensity of shredding guitar solos. Their growing list of original songs combined with a diverse selection of covers are a perfect blend of many styles of music. The best way to describe the sound is Brainchild.
The Joe Stamm Band (JSB) is a high energy country rock group rooted in the Black Dirt of the American Midwest. Born and raised in the fields and fence rows of central Illinois, Joe and the band play a soul pumping brand of country rock uniquely their own. In 2018, DirtRoadAnthems.com told their readers, “If you are looking for a great new country/rock/Americana band to listen to, [Joe Stamm Band] is the perfect one.” JSB songs are laced with rural American imagery, hard-driving guitar, and songwriting that invites listeners into a deeply personal, authentic life experience.
Old Smoke is an American blues rock band. A tasty soup of heavy grooves and high flying guitar that has been left to soak in the blues and take you to your happy place. Taking influence from the masters of southern blues / rock and modern roots revivalists, Old Smoke brings classic American roots music and infectious grooves to the table and leaves you licking your chops.
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, a hub of historical soul and blues that crafted much of the world’s modern music, Dirty Streets have spent years on the road and in the studio forging their own style. Drawing from influences that span from the bluesy twang of Howlin’ Wolf and Wilson Pickett, to the heady expansiveness of Hendrix and Donovan, The Dirty Streets live show brings us all to a brand new time and place.
Dexter O’Neal’s Funk Yard is a tour de force of funky jams that leave the audience little choice but to get up on the dance floor and let it fly. No cover! Let’s funk up the fourth season of our Courtyard Concert Series together with the best soundtrack, craft beverages & #midwestsmoke from Slow Hand Craft BBQ under the stars with all the beautiful people who come to share it with us. Cheers!
Much like the melting pot that is the Dallas - Ft. Worth area of Texas from which they hail, Kent Bell, Kyle Gaston, and Lauren Hall became an unlikely trio aptly named Breaking Southwest.
This country group represents the Texas pride and tradition, as well as the unique culture and flavor of that region. In 2015 the trio won the inaugural Cumulus NASH Next Artist Development competition after an extensive series of challenges that allowed the contenders to showcase their musical and creative talents.
Americana's wild child, ClusterPluck, mixes bluegrass, folk, rock, and country into a hearty sonic stew. Throwing tradition aside, they utilize banjo, guitar, bass, violin, mandolin, and dobro. This four piece band from St. Louis produces an upbeat, grassy energy with a little country jam for listeners of all ages to savor.
Let's get ready to party with one of the best party bands across the state! A high energy four-piece, Illinois-based band that covers top pop, rock, and country tunes from the 90s to present. They carry these classic party tunes as far west as Colorado and beyond, on top of numerous shows in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Join us every Saturday night in the beautiful Heritage Square courtyard.
Luke and the Drifters is an amazing country music band based out of Bloomington, Illinois. Interestingly, Hank Williams, Sr. inspired the name “Luke and the Drifters! In 1950, the legendary singer/songwriter developed an “alter-ego” that he named "Luke the Drifter" and went on to produce albums under the alter-ego. The name seemed the perfect fit for this talented country group.
Alex Hoffer has been playing music in the Midwest for the past five years and has been building a loyal following since doing so. Coming from the city of Joliet, IL, and spending more than a few years in Chicago, Alex has been influenced by all kinds of music. You might call it Rock, but it's easy to pick out the Funk, Blues, Pop and Americana in his songs as well. With or without the band, the music is rhythmically driven and gritty. We LOVE it.
Art of Ill Fusion plays Jerry...oh man. Yes PLEASE!!!
Join us for an evening of incredible craft pours by one of our favorites, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, masters of deliciousness handcrafted in Chicago's Logan Square district. Paired with plenty of badass tacos from El Taco Rico and an open bluegrass jam, this evening will be full of food, drink and tunes that will make you drool...but don't worry. We'll mop it up.
Were you here last time JammSammich played Pour Bros? Wow - it was incredible, the crowd was jumping, the vibe was amazing! These guys have been putting on some of the best shows around Illinois for 20 years now. Join us for another memorable night with Sammich under the stars. Free Show! Join us every Saturday night in the beautiful Heritage Square Courtyard!
Join us for a free Courtyard Concert Series performance by the phenomenal PhanieRae & the Soul Shakers and the Memphis Dives. Come enjoy food trucks, raffles, and so much more!
Join us for a day to celebrate our Veterans, the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, and the freedoms we enjoy. Music by PhanieRae & the Soul Shakers and the Memphis Dives, food trucks, raffles, and so much more!
Matt Miller is an outlaw country Singer/Songwriter from the Central IL area. Inspired by people like Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, Chris Stapleton, and older outlaw country, Matt's soulful yet raspy tone will leave you wanting so much more of him. From rockin' country ballads to songs that are full of emotion and heart, Matt's songs tell stories that just about anyone can relate to. Join us every Saturday night in the beautiful Heritage Square courtyard!
Groovement is a 6-piece funk-rock band that embodies the soul of Northwest Arkansas – fun, unpredictable, and full of life. Currently the band is touring the U.S. in support of their highly anticipated second album, "Clouds." Groovement sounds like a Led Zeppelin collided into a Soul Train in front of the Saint Motel; more easily described as high-energy funk-rock. Their catchy melodies, big harmonies, tasteful solos, and funky grooves easily create songs you can't help but dance to. Join us every Saturday for amazing FREE shows like these in the beautiful Heritage Square courtyard!
Simply one of the best! We are so honored to host Chicago Farmer again here at Pour Bros. Get ready for a magical evening by one of the best storytellers in the world. Seth Cocquit of the Harvest Sons opens the night with his simple melodic singing and fiddle playing.
Join us for a night of bluegrass and americana at its finest. Kickin' & Pickin' starts the night off at 7pm followed by the Deep Hollow, an incredible group who is getting all kinds of national attention. A great free night of music is coming your way. Join us every Saturday night in the beautiful Heritage Square courtyard!
With his country-tinged roots rock, Dan Hubbard captures audiences with candid and playful lyrics, an inviting, warm stage presence, and a sound that harkens to Jason Mraz, Ryan Adams, and Bob Seeger, seamlessly blending big, vibrant vocals with whispered, almost conversational musings that brim with raw emotion and truth. Come and join the party every Saturday night in the beautiful Heritage Square courtyard!
The BraziLionaires sound is an infectious blend of jazz, rock, & pop over hypnotic Latin Grooves. Fronted by vocalist Dove Benoit and guitarist Rico Johnson, the band is backed by a stellar cast of musicians which include horns, bass, drums, and percussion. Since forming in 2012, the band has developed a strong following with a dynamic and engaging stage show. The BraziLionaires music can be heard on the radio and through streaming sites including Pandora and Spotify and many, many more. Besides performing their original music, they are also known to give a “Latin twist” to jazz and pop hits, to the delight of the crowd. Come join the party every Saturday night in the beautiful Heritage Square courtyard!
We are kicking off WTVP's Season 3 of State & Water with a party in the Courtyard at Pour Bros. Taproom! Our party features a performance by The Accidentals, one of the hottest bands touring today (and named by Yahoo Music among their Top Ten Bands to Watch in 2017). We will also have special guest Alex and the XO's, who has come back to Central Illinois for a short tour and for a State & Water taping.
A genuine musical journeyman, Kris Lager brings a feel good musical experience everywhere he goes. One of those rare and dynamic performers who deliver a combination of musical ability and charisma, Kris Lager will make you want to dance, clap, and sing along creating a fun and interactive show laced with road tested songs, and contagious grooves. Come join the party in the beautiful Heritage Square courtyard every Saturday night!
If you haven't heard or seen Joe Stamm Band yet, you must be hiding under that black dirt he loves to sing about. “We started this thing in the grassroots of Central Illinois. And we plan to stay firmly rooted. Roots and growth are dependent on one another. We trust our fans will keep us centered on both.” Joe Stamm, whose band has exploded nationally with their talent and stunning live performances, is a Courtyard favorite. If you haven't seen him you are missing out. Join us on this Saturday for his FREE show and see why.
Join us May 26th from 2pm-6pm to help raise money for the Peoria Heights Police Benevolent. The PHP Benevolent sponsors a ton of local organizations, teams and good causes. Let's help them continue their good will while having some family fun. Enjoy a police exhibition, bouncy house, games, and a dunk tank with some officers taking the plunge for the cause!
Come party with us when Dexter and his crew turn the Courtyard into a Funkyard for one very special evening!
We are honored to welcome the funkiest of the funk, Dexter O'Neal (who has played with Ashford and Simpson, The Temptations, Average White Band, Boosty Collins, Reggie Calloway of Midnight Star, Jerry Garcia, Phil Perry, Patti Labelle, Jeff Beck Band and numerous more) and his funked up band Funk Yard to the outdoor stage for a big old school funk party under the stars on May 19.
FREE SHOW with one of the rising stars in the Chicago scene stops by the Courtyard Concert Series for a one of a kind night! Althea Grace is a young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music can best be described as new aged-blues with a heavy dose of jazz, funk, and soul. A powerful soulful voice with guitar skills to match.
Joined by Nathan Taylor Band and their down-home country folk blended with Heartland jazz and soaked in Delta blues, there's going to be a funky dance party in beautiful Heritage Square courtyard this Saturday night!
Please join us in welcoming Fishback & Stephenson, an incredible craft cidery out of Iowa making Boutique Midwestern Ciders Since 2013, to the state of Illinois!You will not only be able to meet the cidery folks and taste all of their delicious offerings for the first time in our taproom. You will also be here on a Thursday, which means drinks in the courtyard with our weekly Wood & Wire Collective: open jams with the best string players in the area featuring bluegrass, folk, funk and Americana music beginning at 6:30pm every Thursday.
Come celebrate amazing cider straight outta the Midwest and your favorite mothers to the tune of some amazing acoustic jams this Thursday, May 10, beginning at 5pm.
Please join us on March 17 at 1pm for the 2nd Annual FOOD TRUCK FEIS. Taste the eats from 5 food trucks featuring Irish inspired bites, plus live music from 1-7pm...and amazing craft beer (that's not green)! Come join this incredible celebration in the beautiful Heritage Square courtyard. THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND! So get on your eating, drinking and dancing shoes and let's do it!
Come enjoy this painting fundraiser at Pour Bros. Taproom: a fun, casual atmosphere in Peoria Heights. You will spend 2 hours creating your very own piece of art to take home. Ticket price for one ($50) includes admission, one drink ticket (glass of beer/wine) and appetizers. Must be 21 years of age.