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Out and About
Fridays at 8:50 a.m., 4:50 p.m., 6:50 p.m. | Saturdays at 8:20 a.m. | Sundays at 7:20 a.m.

A weekly spotlight on arts activities in Central Illinois. Each week, host Jenn Gordon of Arts Partners of Central Illinois talks with area actors, musicians, artists and community leaders about an upcoming arts event.

Out and About is supported, in part, by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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  • On this episode of Out and About, producer Daniel Musisi sits in for host Jenn Gordon and is joined by Contemporary Art Center of Peoria executive director William Butler to discuss its Juneteenth Celebration.
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, Andrew Driscoll of the Broadway Lounge and Broadway veteran Bart Shatto join Jenn Gordon to talk about “Back to Broadway with Bart… and Friends” happening Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 at the Broadway Lounge. Find out about Bart’s unique connection to the Peoria region and how his start in community theatre was the first step on his journey to Broadway. For tickets and more information visit The Broadway Lounge.
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, producer Daniel Musisi sits in for host Jenn Gordon and is joined by owner of J. Draper Glass, Jeremie Draper to talk about Warm Yoga & Hot Glass - their new summer series that kicks off this weekend and about the glass blowing opportunities offered at J Draper Glass, which is located within the Studios on Sheridan at the Sunbeam Building at the corner of Main and Sheridan.For more information visit J. Draper Glass.
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, producer Daniel Musisi sits in for host Jenn Gordon and is joined by the owner of the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Diane Hahn to talk about the 13th International Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard.
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, producer Daniel Musisi sits in for host Jenn Gordon and is joined by Peoria Riverfront Market manager, Sharon Gramm and Down River Farm owner and market vendor, Evan Barry, to talk about the 18th season of the Peoria Riverfront Market. The market is open Saturday mornings 8AM – 12PM, from May 22nd to September 25th, in the 200 block of Water Street in Downtown Peoria.
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, Peoria-based singer songwriter Emily Antonacci - known musically as emily - joins Jenn Gordon to talk about the recent debut of her EP entitled “living room” now available on all streaming platforms and on CD. Learn about Emily’s unique "Sad-Girl Ukulele Pop" sound that has garnered over 375,000 plays on Spotify. Learn more at emilyoffstage.com
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, David Commanday of the Heartland Festival Orchestra joins Jenn Gordon to talk about “Blue Sky”, the upcoming concert by the Heartland Festival Orchestra featuring virtuoso violinist and fiddler, Tessa Lark. Tessa’s world premiere performance and recording of “Sky”, Michael Torke’s bluegrass-inspired violin concerto, won widespread acclaim and a Grammy nomination in 2019. This performance marks the regional premiere of this piece. The concert takes place at Five Points Washington on May 15 at 7:30PM. In person tickets are available as well as online live streaming passes. For more information visit Heartland Festival Orchestra.
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, Laura Evancho and Merce Baldwin join host Jenn Gordon to talk about the long-anticipated reopening of Wheels…
  • On this week's episode of Out and About, Dan Matisa and Mia Katz join us to talk about Bradley University's upcoming production of "The Importance of…
  • On this week’s episode of Out and About, Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra David Commanday joins Jenn Gordon to talk about Beethoven’s…