Illinois Blues Festival
Illinois Blues Festival

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Written by: Matthew McGuire

The Illinois Blues Festival is set to fill downtown Peoria, Illinois with world famous blues musicians including: Jonny Lang, Taj Mahal Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Victor Wooten.


There will be two stages of live music and food on the grill for the two day event taking place on September 4 & 5.

Enjoy live music with the heart and soul of Illinois on the Riverfront in Peoria.

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Grab tickets to the Illinois Blues Festival.


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Budweiser Main Stage


6:00 pm
: Doors Open

7:00 pm – 8:15 pm:
Victor Wooten

8:45 pm – 10:00 pm
: Doyle Bramhall II

10:30 pm -12:00 am: Robert Randolph & The Family Band



12:00 pm
: Doors Open

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Bret Bunton Project

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
: Nick Boettcher

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
: Rusty Wright Band

6:30 pm -8:00 pm:
Tinsley Ellis

8:30 pm -10:00 pm:
Taj Mahal

10:30 pm -12:00 am:
Jonny Lang



The Blues Tent Stage


7:00 pm: Nick Boettcher

8:00 pm: T & C

9:00 pm:
Anderson East


2:00 pm: Keyboard Workshop with Larry Heyl

3:00 pm: Larry Heyl

4:00 pm: The Guitar Player’s Guide to Blues Patterns & Rhythms with Ron Roling

5:00 pm:
Putting It All Together Workshop with Larry Heyl, Chris Stevens, and Ron Roling

7:30 pm
: Bret Bunton

9:00 pm: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band



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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.