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
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
Check out this guest post from Nick Lee on a trend that he’s noticed in reactions to the word “talent.”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
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!
Over 230 different bands have been mentioned in the posts of Peoria Music Live over the last year that Peoria Music Live has been in existence… we want to make sure we haven’t missed any. Check out the list and leave a comment if you don’t see someone who should be on here!Read More
The soft open of the new Monarch Music Hall was fantastically put together. The taping of State & Water included several amazing artists and raised money for public broadcasting, all while putting together one of the most entertaining nights of music you'll find in the area.Read More
A live performance is the most authentic way to experience music. Nothing is produced, mixed, or perfected. Tunes are not played to a studio or a collection of producers slash engineers slash music biz folk. The songs are played for (and with) the audience. Live music is alive. Everything you see and hear is real.Read More