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Reds, Whites, and the Blues
June 29 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5 – $10
Grab your friends, family, lawn chairs and blankets and head out to Allerton for the sixth season of the Concert Series, presented by the U of I Community Credit Union! Experience nature, culture, music, and community as they come together in this unique venue to create lasting memories.
NOTE: Due to construction this concert will take place in the Meadow not the Gatehouse Lawn.
Mid-Piatt Fire will be bringing out a fire truck to do a Touch-A-Truck.
$5/person or $10/family, suggested donation (at the gate)
Food + drinks available for purchase:
No outside alcohol, please.
Limited overnight lodging is available. Call 217-333-3287.
About the bands:
“Billy Galt and the Blues Deacons have been a mainstay of the downstate Illinois blues scene since forming in 1990. Together, three veteran musicians form a tight blues machine while retaining a raw, soulful edge. When the East Central Illinois Blues Club was asked to send a representative to “Bluestock,” a Memphis showcase of blues bands from across the country and around the world, the Blues Deacons were chosen… With a huge catalog of material including originals, eclectic/lesser-known covers, well-worn classics, and modern blues hits, the Deacons are very adept at tailoring a live show to the venue at which they’re booked.”
John Primer and The Real Deal Blues Band has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces John Primer played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa’s, Checkerboard and Rosa’s Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend.
A master storyteller and songwriter, his catalog of songs is endless. Some of the awards attached to him include: 2 Grammy nominations and 2 Living Legend honors as well as a Blues Music Award for Best Traditional Blues Artist from the National Blues Foundation and many more.
For more information on the 2018 Concert Series, click here.
Concerts may be cancelled or postponed due to weather. View the cancellation policy here.