As rumors started trickling out that WTVP’s State & Water had been cancelled, those who are familiar with it are upset that it might be gone, while those who are not yet familiar with it wonder how in the world something this amazing was happening in Peoria and they didn’t know about it.Read More
I’ve spent a large portion of the last year an a half with Peoria Music Live breaking out of my shyness. It’s not easy, and I still find myself reverting at times… but the fact is I LOVE PEOPLE and I LOVE PEORIA. That’s why this event was a no-brainer for me…Read More
Here’s my recap of Summer Camp Music Festival 2019, with lots of photos… and a few thoughts looking ahead to the 20th Anniversary of the festival next year!Read More
In August of 2014, Tyler Childers sat in the front of a diner, playing his heart out to an audience who seemed to eat without looking at him or acknowledging his contribution to their day. Four and a half years later, his Peoria show sold out, people in other cities are paying $100 to see him, and many of the people in that diner still don’t know that they missed out.Read More
PML is fun, but a lot of hard work too! If I wasn’t stubbornly convinced this would succeed, positive that Peoria has more to offer when we all work together, I wouldn’t have made it this far. The potential is huge, but I’ve reached a point where gathering the resources is imperative… and I could use your help.Read More
Who wouldn’t want to hear from any of our amazing Peoria Area artists while doing their shopping, going for a walk out at the mall, or stopping somewhere for a bite to eat?! We want to help fill the air with music, all over the Peoria Area!Read More
I sat down with local comedian, Blind Stein, at W.E. Sullivan’s over lunch to talk about his love of the live local music scene, building community, and his upcoming show as well!Read More
I am not a musician, but damn, do I love music!
Working in radio is my dream job, All.Music.All.The.Time. 99.9 WWCT is all about music discovery and all about our community, which made our partnership with Peoria Music Live a no-brainer. Together, we aim to bring you great music you already know you love, AND intro you to music we are sure you will soon love.Read More
How we can all help make the Peoria Area music scene amazing again…Read More
Summer Camp On The Road is a 16-city battle of the bands with the winner in each city earning a spot at Summer Camp that year! It’s already started this year… check it out!Read More
Check out this guest post from Nick Lee on a trend that he’s noticed in reactions to the word “talent.”Read More
Nobody can disagree these days when I say that Peoria has some amazing talent, and I don’t just mean musicians! When considering how I could include some of this other talent while sticking to highlighting music, I had an idea I’d love to try…Read More
Time is one of our most precious commodities… so I can’t tell you how humbling it was to find out you have spent a whopping 97,000 minutes in 2018 watching Peoria Music Live videos. NINETY-SEVEN THOUSAND! And that doesn’t include Instagram! What can I say besides THANK YOU!!!
Check out our top posts from Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook in this blog post!
Whether you just love live music and appreciate the coverage we've given it locally, or you believe in our mission of reinvigorating the Peoria economy, starting with the live local music scene …
We hope that people will support us because they love us. The benefits we offer in return for that support is just icing on the cake!
I’ve avoided talking much about funding Peoria Music Live for quite awhile, but all of the ideas I've had for making Peoria Music Live better and more effective keep being put on a shelf while I work on the day-to-day of the business... and not only is that not sustainable, it isn't what PML was designed to do.
I want to get back to doing what I love… creating content and sharing my vision! The list of ideas I have is always growing and it's really exciting! The way we get to them is by making sure PML is fully funded.
Before I share HOW you can help, let me show you what an fully funded Peoria Music Live looks like…Read More
I’ve heard it said many times over…
“The music scene will slow down when Summer is over.”
Guess what? NOVEMBER starts TOMORROW! What was that you said about a slow down? It’s not happening… keep reading to find out what is!Read More
This music experience is the greatest gig on earth. It frees you: mind, body, and spirit… and everyone on earth should walk in and donate at least an hour of your life it will change you forever. - Tim Woods
Every Wednesday morning, just before 10am, participants, referred to as “consumers,” at the Fulton County Resource Center begin waiting patiently for one of their favorite weekly events... Live music provided by local artists.Read More
It’s hard to believe a little over a year ago I knew nothing about live local music or Peoria’s music scene! How did I learn so much in the last year? Listening… to musicians, to venue owners, to venue staff, to bookers and managers and promoters… but mostly it was listening to the fans!
Now, you can support live local music by sharing your thoughts, opinions, and stories with others!
T-Shirt Pre-Orders are now OPEN!Read More