Celebration Concert Series

Tri States Public Radio has a 25 year history of bringing great concerts to the area.

If you are a regular attendee, or you've never joined us for a concert, you will love the upcoming shows featuring the best touring folk, Americana, singer-songwriter and independent music acts.

We are continuing to take the show on the road to venues around the region.  While most of the concerts will be in the Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio in our offices in Macomb, we will continue branching out to other venues around the tri-state area.

Tickets may be ordered online by clicking the links provided in the show descriptions below, or call 800-895-2912 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Friday to order your tickets. Tickets are $10 for Tri States Public Radio members; $15 for non-members. *All shows begin at 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted.*

Sorry, NO REFUNDS!

Everyone is encouraged to bring along a non-perishable food Item or personal care item for the local food pantry. For directions to our offices in Macomb, click here.

Victor & Penny- 7:00pm, September 12, 2015 The Box in Galesburg

Mar 8, 2015
victorandpenny.com

Victor & Penny hail from Kansas City, MO, America’s roaring 1920s “Paris of the Plains.” With tight vocal harmonies, fearless feats of guitar daring and a fiery ukulele, Victor & Penny bring a modern voice to prohibition era jazz and clever original tunes. Celebrating a time when style mattered, antique pop duo Victor & Penny impress and delight with charm and hot licks - they are "...an absolute rollicking blast."

motherbanjo.com

Featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals, Mother Banjo is a New England-raised, Minneapolis-based songwriter. Called “an outstanding poet” (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com.

Kari Bedford

Ben Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives.

With three albums to his credit, Bedford’s songs tackle scenarios including homelessness, the plight of a Confederate soldier’s wife during the American Civil War, the aerial triumphs of Amelia Earhart, the life of Jack London, the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, John the Baptist, the poet Vachel Lindsay and even the 1973 standoff between members of The American Indian Movement and federal agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation.