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kaleidoscope: an a cappella experience

Hey Peoria! Here’s something for you to enjoy this weekend.

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Acaharmodies! brings together vocal talents from all over central Illinois to create a unique a capella sound. The group combines refined harmonies with elegant melodies to make beautiful music. Their experienced voices perform both religious and secular classics, offering a wide range of entertainment.

From their event description:

This charity concert is going to be the most extensive multi-genre show we’ve performed yet! You’ll hear opera, classical, vocal jazz, R&B, secular night club music, barbershop, and many more ALL through the vein of a capella!

The best part of this show is that the artists will be donating a big portion of the proceeds to Dream Center Peoria’s ‘Freedom Arts Project’ which is about to kick off its fall semester.

Freedom Arts Project aims to change the community by teaching young people lessons in the arts in a safe environment. Junior and senior high students participate one night a week in an 8-week course. The classes encourage young people, who otherwise would be unable to attend art classes, to pursue old and new passions in the arts.

It’s a winning combination this weekend at DCP. You’ll be helping a great program, while enjoying some talented performers.

You have two chances to see the show. Friday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 21st at 2:30 p.m.

Be sure to check it out. Thank you for supporting the arts!

Jars of Clay: A Concert with a Cause (Backpack Peoria)

This is going to be awesome.

Jars of Clay will be performing live at Riverside Community Church in Peoria on Friday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Cool stuff…but the reason it’s going to be a truly great event is because every ticket that is purchased will buy one child in our area a backpack filled with supplies or a school uniform gift card.

I repeat, this is going to be awesome.

$15 gets you a ticket to the concert and it also gets a kid either a backpack or a school uniform for ‘back to school’ time this fall.

It’s part of the Backpack Peoria program, run by Dream Center Peoria. The program has been running for nearly a decade and this year, the folks at DCP plan to give out 2,500 backpacks filled with supplies and 1,000 school uniform gift cards.

Those items will come at no cost to the students who receive them. They do cost money to purchase, however and that’s where this concert comes in.

Anyone familiar with Christian music knows that Jars of Clay is a top-notch band with a great sound and wonderful message in their songs. The concert itself is more than worth the 15 bucks. The fact that you’ll be enjoying a great show AND helping kids with their back to school needs, well, you just can’t beat that.

If you can’t attend the show but still want to support the program, your donation would be greatly appreciated. Visit the highlighted Backpack Peoria link above or you can give directly at this site: https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=52-2376242

If you want more information, just call the Dream Center at (309) 676-3000 and the staff will be more than happy to tell you all about it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you in advance to those who plan to attend the concert or make a donation. God bless.