Live music and more - January 15

Updated: Jan. 15, 2023 at 6:00 AM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - It’s all about weddings and live music! Check out some of the events happening in Central Illinois this holiday weekend.

The Elegant Bridal Expo

Getting married soon? Start planning your wedding at the Elegant Bridal Expo! Over 50 vendors will be in attendance. There will also be inspirational tablescapes, photo booths, and specials to help you save money for your big day.

When: 12 - 3 pm

Where: DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom in Bloomington

Cost: FREE

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Eat, Drink & Be Married

Five Points Washington is also helping you plan your wedding. The 2023 Bridal Showcase – Eat, Drink & Be Married is taking place today. It’ll be an afternoon of all things weddings with local vendors and free tastings of champagne, food, and desserts. The event is free, but all attendees must register online or on-site.

When: 12 - 3 pm

Where: Five Points Washington

Cost: FREE

More information and online registration can be found here.

The Harry Tonchev Trio

Spend your evening relaxing and listening to jazz music in Peoria Heights. The Harry Tonchev Trio is playing at the Trailside Event Center at 6 pm – hosted by the Central Illinois Jazz Society. Beverages will be available for purchase at this event, and food may be brought inside.

When: 6 - 8:30 pm

Where: Trailside Event Center in Peoria Heights

Cost: $8 members | $12 non-members | Free for students

More information can be found here.

Chuchito Valdès

Live jazz music can also be found in Bloomington tonight. Seven-time GRAMMY® and four-time Latin GRAMMY® Awards winner Chuchito Valdès will be playing two shows at Jazz UpFront.

When: 6:30 - 8 pm and 8:30 - 10 pm

Where: 107 W. Front Street in Bloomington

Cost: $20 advance | $25 at the door

More information and tickets can be found here.

The Brother Brothers

Head to the Peoria Riverfront Museum Monday night to listen to an indie folk duo – originally from Peoria – often compared to Simon and Garfunkel.

When: Monday at 6 pm

Where: Peoria Riverfront Museum

Cost: $10 museum members | $15 non-members

More information and tickets can be found here.

The Brother Brothers also stopped by the 25 News studio this past Wednesday. Click here to watch their full interview and musical performance.

If you know of an event that’s happening in Central Illinois, add it to our Community Calendar!