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17th Annual River City Soul Fest – August 7 & 8 – Festival Park on Peoria’s RiverFront


Dillard & NewG  photo- 2015 Soul Fest-480The Peoria Park District will present the 17th annual River City Soul Fest to be held on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 at Peoria RiverFront’s Festival Park, 200 NE Water Street. As one of Peoria’s signature community events, this two day Gospel and R&B music festival will include a premier lineup of national acts.

Tickets for the Gospel Fest on Friday, August 7 will be $15 both in advance and at the door. Previous Gospel shows have featured Grammy award winners and nominees including Erica Campbell in 2014. This year, Ricky Dillard & New G, a past Grammy Award nominee, will headline an evening full of entertainment and uplifting and soulful Gospel tunes. Gates will open at 6:00pm.

dru hill2-2015 Soul Fest-480Silk-2015 Soul Fest-480Saturday, August 8 features two headlining performances from R&B acts Dru Hill and Silk. Dru Hill has been together as a group since 1992 and has recorded four albums and seven Top 40 hits over the years. R&B quintet, Silk, has sold over 5 million records over their 25 years together. Best known for their 1993 hit, “Freak Me,” Silk has recorded six albums and is working on their seventh, Day & Night. Tickets for Saturday night will be $20 in advance and at the door. Gates will open at 6:00pm.

Weekend passes will be available for $25. Tickets may be purchased at Emack & Bolio’s on the RiverFront & Peoria Heights, Co-Op Record Stores, Janet’s Just For You and online at

Information may be found by calling 309-689-3019, at, or at