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RENT
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Don’t miss the 20th Anniversary Tour of the story you know and love- RENT!
Passage to India
Friday, April 26, 2019, 5:30 P.M.
Join Easterseals Central Illinois for the 13th Annual Passage to India, a premier destination cultural event that provides a rare glimpse into the beautiful and unique Indian lifestyle.  Don’t miss this chance to experience authentic Indian cuisine, culture, and entertainment on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Peoria Civic Center.
RENT
Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Don’t miss the 20th Anniversary Tour of the story you know and love- RENT!
Peoria Recovery Project
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 A.M.
Whether an individual is currently stuggling with addiction, in recovery, or has a loved one who has been affected by this disease, all are welcome to the 2nd annual PEORIA RECOVERY PROJECT on Saturday, April 27 from 10am-3pm at the Peoria Civic Center. This is a community-wide free event to raise awareness, educate and provide wellness services for those in need. 
Zac Brown Band
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER ARENA
Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern rock group lead by front man, Zac Brown.

Peoria Symphony Orchestra - Great Cities: New York
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
The PSO’s 121st season closes on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 pm, at the Peoria Civic Center Theater with GREAT CITIES: NEW YORK. From the romantic sounds of Barber and MacDowell to Bernstein’s rhythmic Symphonic Dances from West Side Story to the “lullaby” of Broadway, this concert will be a whirlwind celebration of the “city that never sleeps.” GEOFFREY DUCE finishes his year with the PSO with MacDowell’s Piano Concerto #2.
IESA Scholastic Bowl State Tournament
Friday, May 3
Illinois elementary students compete at the Peoria Civic Center in the IESA Scholastic Bowl State Tournament on Friday, May 3.
Double Dare Live!
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare,  Double Dare Live features two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal
Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
Peoria Civic Center Arena

Cirque du Soleil like you have never seen before!
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER ARENA
Crystal is not just an ice show, it's the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobats. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ices to defy all expectations.
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal
Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER ARENA
Crystal is not just an ice show, it's the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobats. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ices to defy all expectations.
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 4:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER ARENA
Crystal is not just an ice show, it's the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobats. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ices to defy all expectations.
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER ARENA
Crystal is not just an ice show, it's the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobats. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ices to defy all expectations.
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 1:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER ARENA
Crystal is not just an ice show, it's the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobats. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ices to defy all expectations.
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 5:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER ARENA
Crystal is not just an ice show, it's the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobats. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ices to defy all expectations.
South Side Mission Annual Banquet
Monday, May 13, 2019, 5:00 P.M.
The South Side Annual Banquet is set for Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom. This year we are featuring keynote speaker Rev. Wayne Gordon and gospel musician Pastor Jeremy Williams.
DEREK HOUGH: LIVE! THE TOUR
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Following the sold-out successes of the Move Live on Tour and Move – Beyond – Live on Tour acclaimed shows, including multiple sellouts at large prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall, DEREK HOUGH returns with a monumental experience for 2019 – DEREK HOUGH: LIVE! THE TOUR.
63rd National Sängerfest
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 5:00 P.M.
The German-American Central Society is hosting the 63rd National Sängerfest of the North American Singers Association in Peoria this May!  A mass chorus concert of approximately 1000 voices will be held in the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Saturday afternoon, May 18 at 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are available to the general public.
Dwight Yoakam
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 8:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
21-time award winning country star Dwight Yoakam plays the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Wednesday, May 22 at 8:00 pm. 

Tony Bennett - The I Left My Heart Tour
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Live Nation proudly presents TONY BENNETT, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on SATURDAY, MAY 25 at the PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER. Tickets range from $55 to $179, and can be purchased now through the Toyota box office (309-673-3200) or online at Ticketmaster.com
Daniel Tosh Live
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Comedian and Comedy Central star Daniel Tosh will perform at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm. The stand-up comedian is known for his dark comedy. He is the host of the Comedy Central show Tosh.0, as well as a number of television specials.
 Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band
Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER-
On Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Peoria Civic Center Theater in Peoria, IL, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band.

The Gaither Vocal Band will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Few events have the ability unite individuals from all walks of life the way Gaither concerts do. “The longer I live, the more I learn to appreciate the here and now - this moment - this place in life - this group of people with whom I am privileged to collaborate,” states Gaither Vocal Band founder and bass singer, Bill Gaither.

Joining The Gaither Vocal Band for this special evening will be talented female vocalist, Charlotte Ritchie and powerful male vocalist Gene McDonald, as well as guitarist and comedian, Kevin Williams.

This event with the Gaither Vocal Band at the Peoria Civic Center Theater in Peoria, IL, begins at 7:00pm and will celebrate timeless themes of faith, unity and eternal hope through a variety of music the whole family will enjoy. Complete information, including ticket pricing and group ticket information, is available by visiting www.gaither.com or www.premierproductions.com.
Central Illinois Pet Palooza
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:00 A.M.
Join us for the 1st annual Central Illinois Pet Palooza on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Hall B at the Peoria Civic Center. Show hours are 10am-4pm. Furry Friends are welcome!
Styx
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Averaging 100 shows per year, each Styx live show is better than the last. As the first group to accomplish four consecutive triple-platinum albums their international fame is undeniable. With over four decades of revolutionary hits the band’s music draws on an unlimited cache of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound.
Alice Cooper
Sunday, July 7, 2019, 8:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.
Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour
Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Get ready for one of the hottest comedians in the country - as Tom Segura will play the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday, July 26 at 7:30PM!
St Jude Telethon
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 6:00 P.M.
The Peoria Civic Center is home to the annual St. Jude Telethon beginning at 6:30pm and live broadcast on WEEK-TV 25. The telethon features local leaders committed to raising funds for the kids of St. Jude. Prior to the telethon, St Jude Runners from all over the Midwest will run into the Peoria Civic Center.
Brandi Carlile
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 8:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is bringing her 2019 tour to the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Saturday, August 3 following the release of her 2018 Grammy award-winning album By The Way, I Forgive You. Known for her Americana style, Ms. Carlile presents a refreshing view of American roots to the national stage.
Ignite Peoria
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9:00 A.M.
Spark your Creativity at Ignite Peoria on Sat, Aug. 10. Perfect for the whole family, Ignite Peoria showcases hundreds of local makers, musicians, artists, innovators, dancers, and actors, in one STEAM inspired interactive FREE day of fun and learning!
Happy Together 10th Anniversary Tour
Sunday, August 18, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER- Music fans have been enjoying the hits of the sixties and seventies since the Summer of Love and beyond. They get to relive those moments on the renowned Happy Together Tour 2019, which is going on its 10th consecutive year and stops at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm. This summer, the Happy Together Tour returns with six headline artists who delivered the biggest hits of the era: The Turtles, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & TheUnion Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.
Friday, August 30, 2019, 8:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations.  The legendary musical satirist follows his sold-out 2018 tour of intimate venues - where he played deep cuts for his hardcore fans - with his biggest show ever.  Weird Al is back to playing the hits and classics with his Strings Attached tour, a high-energy rock and comedy production featuring his original band, costumes, props, a video wall and - for the first time - background singers and a full symphony orchestra.
We Will Rock You
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

WE WILL ROCK YOU is the first additional show of the Broadway 2019-2020 season with one show on September 19. With the Oscar-winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody, the music of Queen is more popular than ever. WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world where there are no musical instruments and rock n’ roll has died. WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history.
Peppa Pig LIVE!
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back with a brand new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure. The latest rendition of Peppa Pig Live!, one of the most successful family theater tours in North American history, will visit cities coast to coast in the United States including Peoria, IL on Thursday, October 17 at the Peoria Civic Center. Tickets are on sale on to the public beginning April 5.
Chris Stapleton
Friday, October 25, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER ARENA
Chris Stapleton will continue his extensive, sold-out “All-American Road Show” through 2019 with newly confirmed performances this summer and fall.

The newly confirmed shows follow yet another monumental year for Stapleton, who is nominated in three categories at the 61st GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 2) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Millionaire”) as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his performance on Justin Timberlake’s “Say Something.”
The Spongebob Musical
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

Playing two performances in the Peoria Civic Center Theater is THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL! October 29 and 30. A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.
The Spongebob Musical
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

Playing two performances in the Peoria Civic Center Theater is THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL! October 29 and 30. A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.
Jersey Boys
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS, playing two performances, November 19 and 20. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”
Jersey Boys
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:00 A.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS, playing two performances, November 19 and 20. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”
Peoria Ballet Nutcracker
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

THE NUTCRACKER has been a tradition for generations of Peoria families. Put on by the Peoria Ballet, THE NUTCRACKER will delight the audience in dazzling all new choreography, spectacular sets and costumes, graceful dancers from the famous Joffrey Ballet, and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky performed live by the Heartland Festival Orchestra. This is the first year the show will be included in the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series, with three performances December 14 and 15.
Peoria Ballet Nutcracker
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

THE NUTCRACKER has been a tradition for generations of Peoria families. Put on by the Peoria Ballet, THE NUTCRACKER will delight the audience in dazzling all new choreography, spectacular sets and costumes, graceful dancers from the famous Joffrey Ballet, and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky performed live by the Heartland Festival Orchestra. This is the first year the show will be included in the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series, with three performances December 14 and 15.
Peoria Ballet Nutcracker
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

THE NUTCRACKER has been a tradition for generations of Peoria families. Put on by the Peoria Ballet, THE NUTCRACKER will delight the audience in dazzling all new choreography, spectacular sets and costumes, graceful dancers from the famous Joffrey Ballet, and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky performed live by the Heartland Festival Orchestra. This is the first year the show will be included in the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series, with three performances December 14 and 15.
Waitress
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

WAITRESS makes its Peoria debut for two performances on February 16. Inspired by the beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. The show features music from Grammy award winner Sara Bareilles. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Waitress
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 6:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

WAITRESS makes its Peoria debut for two performances on February 16. Inspired by the beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. The show features music from Grammy award winner Sara Bareilles. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Blue Man Group
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Peoria for two shows March 17 and 18. At BLUE MAN GROUP, you’ll rock, laugh and party. three bald and blue men explore our world, together we’ll discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn. BLUE MAN GROUP performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. The show is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds, and continually injected with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and sensory stimulating graphics.
Blue Man Group
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7:30 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Peoria for two shows March 17 and 18. At BLUE MAN GROUP, you’ll rock, laugh and party. three bald and blue men explore our world, together we’ll discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn. BLUE MAN GROUP performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. The show is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds, and continually injected with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and sensory stimulating graphics.
Beautiful
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 8:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

BEAUTIFUL finishes the Broadway season, with two performances April 7 and 8. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Beautiful
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 8:00 P.M.
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER

BEAUTIFUL finishes the Broadway season, with two performances April 7 and 8. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

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