Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival 2018 Initial Lineup

Article Contributed by Jay Goldberg Events | Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment in association with the Illinois Blues Coalition is proud to announce the initial lineup for the 30th Annual Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival this Labor Day Weekend! The 2018 lineup will feature PBHFest veterans Buddy Guy, Robert Cray Band, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, as well as welcoming first time performers Ben Folds and Billy Strings. Many more artists will be announced soon!

Early Bird 2-Day GA Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 15th at 10AM CT for only $50! Supply is limited, so be ready to buy yours on Friday before they're gone!

VIP Tickets also go on sale this Friday! Amenities include Express VIP Entry, Special VIP Enhanced Viewing Area at Main Stage, VIP Bar in Viewing Area, Entry into the Late Night shows in Peoria, and an Official Festival T-Shirt (2-Day VIP Upgrade Only)!

Don't miss your chance to see all these amazing acts along the scenic Peoria Riverfront at the Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival 2018 presented by 99.9 WWCT!

About The Festival

Live at Riverfront Festival Park in Peoria, IL on August 31st and September 1st, 2018. Now in it’s 30th year, the PEORIA BLUES & HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL is a Labor Day tradition you don’t want to miss! With the beautiful Illinois River valley serving as the festival backdrop, the PEORIA BLUES & HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrates the foundation of blues music, as well as all genres that stem from it, including roots, funk, soul and everything in between.

Previous performers include Albert Collins, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buddy Guy, Canned Heat, Charlie Musselwhite, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater, George Porter Jr., Here Come The Mummies, James Cotton, John Butler Trio, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Johnny Winter Band, Keller Williams, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Koko Taylor,Lonnie Brooks, Mavis Staples, O.A.R., Rebirth Brass Band, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Taj Mahal, Victor Wooten, Walter Trout, and many more.

Exclusive Festival Hotel Rates Available!

Coming in from out of town? Check out our exclusive hotel rates in the Peoria area for Festival attendees! There are a limited number of rooms available, so be sure to reserve your room right away!

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