Hartford House Band: Open Air Acoustic Sessions
Sep
27
4:30 PM16:30

Hartford House Band: Open Air Acoustic Sessions

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If you live in the Midwest you need to know John Hartford. You're invited to come enjoy this beautiful tribute to the legacy he left behind with fresh air, craft beer, and acoustic music from some of the best musicians this side of the Mississippi. No cover.

Friday, September 27, kicks off the inaugural performance of the Hartford House Band Open Air Popup Sessions, a new series at the Betty Jayne that pops up when the weather is nice and the nana wall begs to be wide open to the fresh air. These sessions are open air, early sets (late afternoons on weekends and happy hour sessions during the week)...flavored by amazing craft beer on tap and a full bar. Hosts Nathan Taylor and Daniel Watkins will feature some of the best folk and bluegrass musicians in the Midwest, all paying tribute to the legendary John Hartford with songs he wrote and songs he loved.

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Marshall Crenshaw Trio
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Marshall Crenshaw Trio

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Over the course of a career that's spanned three decades, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, film and TV appearances (Buddy Holly in "La Bamba") and thousands of performances, Marshall Crenshaw's musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of artfulness, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw, was acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a singular songwriter, record maker, and guitarist.

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NEW HEIGHTS: A Concert for Music Education (SOLD OUT)
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

NEW HEIGHTS: A Concert for Music Education (SOLD OUT)

New Heights is a full eight hours of music at the new Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts, benefiting the extensive music education and cultural diplomacy work of the Bluegrass Ambassadors.

This event features performances from some of the best musical artists in the country, a special menu from Slow Hand Craft Barbecue, a full bar from Pour Bros. Craft Taproom, an all-ages music workshop with the Bluegrass Ambassadors, and musical collaborations with some very special guests.

Featuring performances by:

HENHOUSE PROWLERS
CHICAGO FARMER
CLUSTERPLUCK
JAIK WILLIS
NATHAN TAYLOR BAND
WES DUFFY TRIO
DANIEL WATKINS
SETH COCQUIT (OF HARVEST SONS) & FRIENDS
+ MORE SPECIAL GUESTS 
+ RARE COLLABORATIONS 
+ SUPER JAM FINALE

This event is made possible with the generous support of the Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing ArtsPour Bros. Craft TaproomSlow Hand Craft BarbecueWhite Oak Brewing, Morton Community BanksCore ConstructionFarnsworth GroupPearl CompaniesLiving Places ArchitectureMohr & Kerr EngineeringStratus NetworksHal Leonard Music PublishingKidder Music, WTVP, The Village of Peoria Heights, Shopfront Creative, and the many talented artists performing at the event. Thank you!

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