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January 29: Andy Hatfield with Doug Knecht - This bluegrass duo consists of two fabulous pickers who entertain around the area with each other and in a variety other bands.
February 12: the Brother Brothers Rich - harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin and banjo are offered by Peoria natives Adam and David Moss as the group Brother Brothers out of New York.
March 12: Turas - Meaning trip or journey in Gaelic, Turas brings traditional Irish music to central Illinois. This group of friends is on a journey to share songs, stories, and good times.
April 23: Banjovi & Hawkins - a mix of traditional bluegrass, country, along with folk and rock favorites from the 70s. With Jim Bonnett on banjo, guitar, harmonica and vocals and Chris Hawkins on guitar and vocals.
May 21: Random Strangers - Chuck Mahieu and Steve Fairbanks have been inspired their whole lives by the bands and the songs of the British invasion era, the psychedelic 60s and the folkie 70s.
June 11: SMD & the Underground - Sarah Marie Dillard, Brandon “Muffin Man” Mooberry, and Nick “The Kid” Fairley combine in this SoulFolk trio.
July 30: Bones Jugs - With bones, jug, xylophone, kazoos, resonator guitar, 6-string banjo, upright bass, trap kit, horns, washboard and a medley of knick-knacks and noise makers Bones Jugs conjures up their eclectic acoustic sound.
August 20: the Rainmakers - The Rainmakers, from Woodford County, specialize in playing new and old country, classic rock, and alternative music. Bill Harrison - Guitar/Vocals. Brad Wade - Guitar/Vocals. Zack Drawhon - Keyboard/Vocals. Katelynn Clement - Guitar/Mandolin/Vocals
September 10: the Sweet Potatoes - Featuring acoustic guitars, ukulele, accordion and harmonica, this trio will bring a smile to your face with their sweet harmonies and finely crafted songwriting.
October 1: Pint & A Half - Combining the intimacy of a singer/songwriter performance with the sound and soul of a full band, Pint & a Half’s catchy hooks, close harmonies, and hard-driving rhythms create a powerful and fun live show.
November 12: Roundstone Buskers - bringing a piece of Ireland to the heartland with jigs and reels.
December 17: Henhouse Prowlers - playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own.
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