WCBU 89.9 presents “Peoria Public Radio in the Park”, its third annual fundraising variety show, on Friday, August 15th at 7pm in the Glen Oak Park Amphitheatre, off Prospect Road and McClure in Peoria. Gates open at 6pm. Admission is $10 and is available by cash, check or credit card at the gates (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card). All proceeds support the station broadcasting from Bradley University. WCBU’s Lee Wenger will be your MC and Producer.
It’s a relaxed, informal evening of musical entertainment by some of the area’s finest performers. Audiences attending the two previous concerts enjoyed beautiful summer evenings under the stars.
The ambiance is similar to that of the Peoria Municipal Band concerts in the Amphitheatre: Guests can sit on the benches or bring blankets or lawn chairs and sit on the grass, and can come early to stake out a favorite location in the lagoon-side venue and visit the food vendors, who will be available as soon as the gates open at 6.
The addition of the food vendors last year was very popular, so Haddad’s on Main will be back offering dinner items, the Park District concession booth will be open for snacks and The Spotted Cow will once again be selling ice cream. Guests can also bring their own picnic dinners if they prefer, but Park District rules prohibit alcoholic beverages.
We’re hoping for at least a thousand folks in the audience, and it would be great to see the Amphitheatre filled to the fences like it is on the 3rd of July.
Performers include Katie McLuckie from “Funny Girl” at Corn Stock;
cast members from “Guys and Dolls” and “Spamalot” at Corn Stock; singer/songwriter Mary Greenhood on guitar, singing her own "Illinois" song; cast members from “Ragtime” coming up at Peoria Players; the First Baptist Church Guitar Group “Higher Ground” with Sally Tiessen; Wilanna Vogel, accordionist with Mina Vogel, violin and vocal and Anna Vogel, viola; Molly, Dana, and Maggie Sloter on piano, woodwinds, trombone and voice; Michael Galletti, front-man of the band The Dirty Gentlemen on solo guitar; the “Taste of Friends” choral group from Pekin, led by Dr. James Rimington; and members of the Morton Civic Chorus directed by Denise Adams.
For more information, contact Lee Wenger at (309) 677-4190 and at firstname.lastname@example.org